Jody Avirgan

The Brian Lehrer Show

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Video: New Yorkers and the Recession

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Check out this great video from the WNYC News Blog. Oates Ritthichai went out and spoke with New Yorkers both about the toll the recession is taking, but also the ways in which they are maintaining normalcy in their day-to-day expenses.

This is something we see in the YUEI posts: ...

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Shapes and Sizes

Monday, March 16, 2009

We recently received a call to our Uncommon Economic Indicators hotline (that's 1-800-543-2543 if you haven't already added it to your cell phone's speed dial) about a listener's shampoo bottle. Take a listen:

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BL Show Teams With Fred Mogul To Investigate Insurance Costs

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

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One of the underlying goals of the Brian Lehrer Show's Uncommon Economic Indicators project is not just to gather interesting stories, ...


Small Business Indicators: Insurance Costs

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

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One of the underlying goals of our Uncommon Economic Indicators project is not just to gather interesting stories, but to try and notice patterns, connect listeners, and possibly ...

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State of the City's Blogosphere

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Bloggers, Facebookers and Twitterers are assessing the state of the New York blogosphere.

Some say their balance sheets are are suffering. But panelist Nicholas Carlson of points to the web site as an example of how new media can prosper. He says ...


Wisdom of the Cloud?

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Today on the Brian Lehrer Show, we'll be speaking with Michael Newman from Slate about an interesting project they just wrapped up: using an online collaborative writing tool, they had readers create their dream Obama inauguration speech. You can read the final results here. And here's a 'word cloud' ...


The BL Show Prepares

Monday, January 19, 2009

Just a quick post from the Brian Lehrer Show camp on how our preparations for Inauguration day are coming along. We're working tirelessly, as part of WNYC's entire station effort, to bring you a great day (and really, four days) of coverage around the Obama Inauguration.

It all starts decidedly low-tech...

It all starts decidedly low-tech...

On the one hand, this Tuesday stands as the end bracket to our exhaustive (and exhausting!) election coverage. So we're taking this opportunity to look back, at least around the office, at where we've been: from early buzz about an all-NY contest; our 7pm-3am Super Tuesday coverage; visits to both Denver and St. Paul for the conventions; and culminating in an election night where much of NYC (but not all) was literally dancing in the streets. Of course, Tuesday also marks the beginning of a new journalistic endeavor - a new administration with new personalities, story lines, and interesting conversations to have.


"No Pants" Brigade Rides Again

Sunday, January 11, 2009

It's not easy to shock New Yorkers, especially subway riders. But the group Improv Everywhere has been trying for the past seven years, with its "No Pants" Subway ride. Saturday afternoon, more than 15-hundred people participated. In small groups, stop after stop, they trickled onto ...


One Last Ride Down Memory Lane

Monday, September 22, 2008

Last night, for one trip and one trip only to Yankee Stadium, New York City Transit gave some lucky fans a chance to ride on fully restored 1920s subway cars - replete with ceiling fans and woven seats just like the ones running way back ...