°F The heat continues, with highs expected to hit the lower 90s. Hear what this means for four very different New Yorkers.

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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.

Listen to the whole interview here


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 ...


Re-Thinking Reentry: Improving Parole

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Angela Jimenez (left), director of Downstate Operations, New York State Division of Parole, and Yvonne Oliver, a parole officer at the Harlem Parole Reentry Court, visit The Brian Lehrer Show to talk about the work of parole officers and the challenges faced by former ...


Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Food Stamps But Were Afraid To Ask

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Brian Lehrer speaks with Michael Paone, community organizer and anti-hunger activist, and Joel Berg (on the phone), executive director of New York City Coalition Against Hunger about the increase in food stamp enrollment in the midst of the economic crisis.


Cityscapes: What is Public Space?

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

The New Yorker's architecture critic Paul Goldberger is joined by landscape Architect Michael Van Valkenburgh to discuss the role of public space in the crowded city with guest-host Amy Eddings on the Brian Lehrer Show.


Shelter Or Pedigreed?

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

The Obamas opted for a Portuguese water dog. Stacy Alldredge, New York City dog trainer and owner of Who's Walking Who, talks about the pros and cons of shelter vs. purebred dogs as pets.


Step On A Crack, Break Your Mother's Back?

Monday, April 06, 2009

In America, three out of four people say they believe in the possibility of ghosts, psychics, telepathy or some measure of the supernatural. Why? Bruce Hood tells Brian Lehrer that it's a product of the brain that creates the mind.


Inside Guantanamo

Friday, April 03, 2009

"Jane Smith," a former Army sergeant and guard, talks about working with detainees at a maximum security detention camp in Guantanamo.

Her experience--and those of other guards, as well as the detainees--is chronicled in the upcoming documentary Explorer: Inside Guantanamo.

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Defense and Security in Pakistan

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Brian Lehrer spoke with Ikram Sehgal, managing editor of Defence Journal, Pakistan's leading monthly magazine focused on defense and security issues.


Oscar Goes Under the Knife

Friday, March 27, 2009

Pet owners, like everyone else, are being squeezed in this down economy and looking for ways to save. In Bushwick, Brooklyn recently, about 25 cats and dogs lined up for low-cost vet care. The mobile clinic, run by The ASPCA, charges $75 to spay or neuter a pet and the same services are free if you are on public assistance.

Oscar and his owner Caesar wait to take advantage of low-cost spay/neuter services in Bushwick, Brooklyn.

Pit bulls make up a disproportionate number of dogs that enter the shelter system in the city. Joel Lopez of the ASPCA says he started drooling when he saw the two pit bulls come to get spayed.


At Least Someone is Getting Free Health Care in this City

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Fee spay/neuter clinics for the city's stray cats
Every New Yorker has seen them slinking through a fence into a construction site or dashing down an alley. Feral cats. There are tens of thousands of them living on the streets of the city, the offspring of lost or abandoned ...


Paterson's First Year

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

WNYC reporters Elaine Rivera, Cindy Rodriguez, and Matthew Schuerman join Brian Lehrer to discuss David Paterson's first year as New York's Governor and how his administration has affected New York City.