Amy Pearl

Amy Pearl appears in the following:

Walking Your Dog in NYC

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

You like dogs. You like New York. Why not merge the two together? Nadia Zonis, New York editor of UrbanHound and author of City Walks with Dogs: New York, talks about city adventures for dog lovers.



Gems Girls Tell Their Stories

Monday, July 27, 2009


It's good to have rules!

Your body is a temple




Hygienist Monona Rossol on Swimming Pools

Friday, July 17, 2009

According to the Centers for Disease Control, bacterial, viral, and parasitic organisms found in recreational water in the United States sicken thousands of people every year, and even result in deaths. Leonard Lopate speaks with chemist and industrial hygienist Monona Rossol about the protozoa, ...


How $20 a Gallon Gas Will Save Pittsburgh

Thursday, July 09, 2009

How high do gas prices have to go before local produce becomes competitive with apples imported from New Zeland? Christopher Steiner, senior staff reporter at Forbes Magazine and the author of $20 PER GALLON: How the Inevitable Rise in the Price of Gasoline Will ...


The Future of Journalism: Free?

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Chris Anderson, editor of "Wired" magazine and author of FREE: The Future of a Radical Price, talks with Brian Lehrer about how the value of information and services is not always best tied to price. He envisions a future for journalism where paid employees ...


Did the Mortgage Crisis Kill the American Dream?

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Alyssa Katz, journalist, professor of journalism at NYU and the author of Our Lot: How Real Estate Came to Own Us talks to Brian Lehrer about real estate mania and the mortgage crisis.

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Down Around Midnight: A Plane Crash Survivor's Memoir

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Robert Sabbag survived the crash of Air New England flight 248, which went down on Cape Cod on June 17, 1979. He discusses what happened that night and the lasting emotional repercussions of the ...


President Barack Obama's Speech from Cairo, Egypt

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Cairo, Egypt

(As prepared for delivery; not a transcript.)

I am honored to be in the timeless city of Cairo, and to be hosted by two remarkable institutions. For over a thousand years, Al-Azhar has stood as a beacon of Islamic learning, and for over a century, Cairo University has been a source of Egypt’s advancement. Together, you represent the harmony between tradition and progress. I am grateful for your hospitality, and the hospitality of the people of Egypt. I am also proud to carry with me the goodwill of the American people, and a greeting of peace from Muslim communities in my country: assalaamu alaykum.

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Doug Rushkoff on the Ownership Society

Monday, June 01, 2009

Media thinker Doug Rushkoff discusses his new book Life Inc.: How the World Became a Corporation and How to Take It Back on the Brian Lehrer Show.


Technical Difficulties... Please Stand By!

Friday, May 29, 2009

After something triggered the emergency power shutdown at WNYC's Varick Street studios, WNYC's local broadcast went off the air and was replaced by a feed from National Public Radio. Host Richard Hake then began broadcasting at NPR's New York City studios.

We are currently live on AM 820 and ...

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If Brian Lehrer is Spock and Leonard Lopate is McCoy, Who is Brooke Gladstone?

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Brian Lehrer and Brooke Gladstone discuss the new Star Trek movie and ask listeners what Star Trek means to them.

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Parks Commish to Public: Get Out(side)!

Monday, May 11, 2009

NYC Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe talks about why Prospect Park is the perfect place for a Woodstock reunion concert, camping in the city parks (even for people who have place to sleep usually), canoeing on the Gowanus and more.

To listen to the complete ...


Main Street NYC on The Brian Lehrer Show

Thursday, May 07, 2009

The Main Streets project is spending a year looking closely at six blocks around the region. Karen Frillmann, Brigid Bergin, and Elaine Rivera discuss the goals of the project, what they've learned so far, and ...



Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Wednesday Martin, author of Stepmonster: A New Look at Why Real Stepmothers Think, Feel, and Act the Way We Do, talks about the challenges, myths, and realities of being a stepmother with Brian Lehrer.


The Brian Lehrer Show Live from the Greene Space

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

The Brian Lehrer Show came to you live from the Greene Space on Tuesday May 5, 2009.

Economic Blues
Paul Krugman, Nobel Prize-winning economist, New York Times op-ed columnist, blogger, and the author of The Return of Depression Economics and the Crisis of 2008



Cherry Blossoms, Poetry and Mortality

Thursday, April 30, 2009

On a recent sunny Sunday, WNYC visited the Brooklyn Botanic Garden where visitors lounged on the grass in the shade of the flowering cherry trees planted in the Cherry Esplanade. As National Poetry Month wraps up, we asked a few people to read from a ...


Loveliest of Trees, the Cherry Now....

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

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On a sunny Sunday at the tail-end of National Poetry Month, WNYC visited the Brooklyn Botanic Garden where people lounged on the grass in the shade of the 76 flowering cherry trees planted in the Cherry Esplanade. To celebrate the season, we asked a few people to read ...

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The End of the Shuttle Program?

Monday, April 27, 2009

Miles OBrien, freelance space reporter and former CNN chief science/technology/environment correspondent, talks with Brian Lehrer about the void in leadership at NASA and what it means for the shuttle program.

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Bike Share in NYC? Transportation Alternatives Says "Oui"

Friday, April 24, 2009

Cities around the world are trying it. Paul Steely White, executive director of Transportation Alternatives, talks with Brian Lehrer about the possibility of introducing a bike-sharing program in New York City.

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Russell Simmons on Reducing the Carbon Footprints

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Record promoter and mogul Russell Simmons has been a part of some of the biggest acts in hip-hop, including The Beastie Boys and Run DMC. But his latest passion is reducing the carbon footprints of America's college campuses. To meet that goal he's running ...