Jody Avirgan

The Brian Lehrer Show

Jody Avirgan appears in the following:

A Year of Snowden

Friday, June 06, 2014

On the one-year anniversary of Edward Snowden’s NSA leaks, Brooke reflects on the man who set off a global debate about surveillance and the right to privacy, and whose personal saga ...


The Best Two-Minute Explanation of the Connection Between Neighborhood and Poverty We've Ever Heard

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

"When you begin to understand and begin to look at black people as part of broader communities... many of the things that appear mysterious to us are not mysterious at all" says Ta-Ne...
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Those Little Orange Discs on Top of Street Lights? They're Photo Cells

Monday, June 02, 2014

They're photo cells. Mystery solved.

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Got a City Mystery? We're Here to Solve It

Friday, May 09, 2014

Our area is full of little mysteries. Why continue to let them bug you when you could have WNYC find out the answer! On the Brian Lehrer Show blog, we've explained the rules about turning left in New York City, the laws around bodega cats, and why alternate side parking is always "in effect."

Now we want to know what other mystery you want us to explain. Tell us what thing about the city - or anywhere in the NYC area - has always baffled you. It can be a particular behavior, an element of our infrastructure, a law...anything you've always wondered about.

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Go Ahead, Peep Into That Construction Site (With Your Photos!)

Friday, May 09, 2014

Thanks to a new law, all construction sites must now have a "viewing panel" that lets you peek in and see what's going on. We explain the law, and round up our favorite photos you too...
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Inside the World of Bodega Cats

Monday, March 31, 2014

WNYC is running a vote to find NYC's best bodega cat -- with the next round of voting starting today. Brian Lehrer Show producer Jody Avirgan discusses the laws around bodega cats, whether they are properly cared for, and what makes them so darn cute. They are illegal according to NYC Health Code Article 81, Section 25, but many owners are willing to risk the fine because cats are the most effective way to deter rodents -- and the fine for animals and the fine for mice are just about the same amount. Some vets, however, are concerned that bodega cats don't get proper care. In 35 years of practice, Ted Weiner of Gotham Animal clinic tells WNYC he's never seen a bodega owner bring in a cat for treatment.

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Bodega Cat Bracket: Your Photos

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

A tournament of champions for our city’s feline guardians of the processed food shelves.

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Your Formula for When You've Become a New Yorker: Our Favorites

Monday, March 03, 2014

It's a favorite parlor game question: When do you get to call yourself a New Yorker? After coming up with our own formula, we took to Twitter and Facebook and asked you to provide your own. Here are our favorites.

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Our Favorite #NotYourStockWoman Photos

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

On the Brian Lehrer Show, we spoke with Jessica Bennett of Lean In about their efforts to update "stock photos" of women. We asked you to submit photos that represent modern women of all types, using the hashtag #NotYourStockWoman. Below are some of our favorites. Be sure to check out the full range of fantastic photos on Instagram and Twitter. And keep them coming - we'll update as we get more!

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Brian Lehrer Weekend

Saturday, February 01, 2014

Christie Transparency (First) | Conflicted Football Fans (Starts at 20:25) | Remembering Pete Seeger (Starts at 39:00)

We're trying something new on the Brian Lehrer Show -- three of our favorite segments from the week, edited together to listen to on the weekend, in case you missed them. If you don't subscribe to the Brian Lehrer Show on iTunes, you can do that here.


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Be the Coolest at Your Super Bowl Party with Census Stats on Denver and Seattle

Friday, January 31, 2014

From population to median household size, the Brian Lehrer Show compares Denver and Seattle census data -- and takes calls about the food, music, weather and more in each city.

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Your Guide to Turning Left When There's a Median

Thursday, January 23, 2014

It's a classic driving conundrum: When turning left off a street with a wide median, can you continue to drive after you've turned, even if your new light is red? "Gridlock" Sam Schwartz explains.

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So Why Are Meter Rules Always "In Effect"? Some Answers.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

It's a snow day mantra, uttered by newscasters, printed in the papers, and tweeted by the DOT. Alternate side parking is suspended, but the meters remain "in effect." But why? We investigate.

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A Running List of What We Know the NSA Can Do. So Far.

Friday, January 17, 2014

The Brian Lehrer Show has been keeping a list of elaborate tricks the NSA can use to monitor communications and data around the world, revealed in the documents leaked by Edward Snowd...
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Best of 2013: The Year's Best Pictures (That Are Sitting On Your Phone)

Thursday, December 19, 2013

It could be yours. Send us the most amazing picture you took on your phone in 2013 and we might put you on the air.

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Oh Christmas Fees! How Much Did You Pay For Your Tree?

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Is the tree guy around the corner selling for half the price you paid? Tell us how much you shelled out, and whether you feel you got a fair price. And if you're still shopping - chec...
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Election Night Special Coverage Hosted by Brian Lehrer

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Brian Lehrer hosts a politics special with all the results, speeches, and analysis of what comes next for the region and the country.

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Look at All These Happy Voters: A #VoterSelfie Gallery

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

On election day, we asked you to snap a photo of yourself doing your civic duty: Waiting in line, exiting the voting booth, or proudly wearing your "I Voted" sticker. It's our #VoterSelfie project. 

WNYC's Election Day Survey

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

On election day, WNYC wants you to help tell the story of how voting is going. Take our 3-minute survey to report any issues you've experienced.

#30issueschat: Education

Monday, September 23, 2013

Throughout the Brian Lehrer Show's election series "30 Issues in 30 Days," we're hosting a Twitter chat every Friday afternoon at 2pm to discuss the key issues for New York City and New Jersey's election. On Friday, September 20th, we hosted a #30IssuesChat around education - the topic for the first week of 30 Issues (9/23-9/27). Below, some highlights. Track the full hashtag conversation here. And join us this Friday at 2pm on Twitter for another #30IssuesChat.

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