WNYC's Brian Lehrer, with Eliot Spitzer, Greg David of Crain's, and Jesse LaGreca of #occupywallstreet, to Host Panel On Economic Issues Tues, Nov 1 10am-Noon in The Greene Space


WNYC’S The Brian Lehrer Show to Present a Panel on Issues Raised by Occupy Wall Street in a Special Live Show from The Greene Space 

Panelists include ELIOT SPITZER, Crain’s New York Business’s GREG DAVID, and #occupywallstreet Activist JESSE LAGRECA

Tuesday, November 1, 10am-noon

Tickets on Sale Now / Also Available as a Live Video Webcast at www.thegreenespace.org

(New York, NY – October 26, 2011) - On Tuesday, November 1, WNYC's The Brian Lehrer Show will convene a panel of political analysts to go beyond the day-to-day happenings at Zuccotti Park to discuss the larger issues raised by the Occupy Wall Street movement.

The show will take place from 10am - noon in front of a live audience at The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space, air live on WNYC 93.9 FM and AM 820, and be available as a live video webcast at www.thegreenespace.org.

From 10-11am, former New York State Governor ELIOT SPITZER, Crain’s New York Business contributor GREG DAVID, and JESSE LAGRECA of #occupywallstreet and the Daily Kos will join Lehrer to discuss topics including trends in income inequality, regulation of the banking industry, current unemployment rates, and the contributions made by investment banking to the economic life of New York City and the nation, among others. Additional guests will be announced.

From 11am-noon, the show will host the non-partisan Campaign Finance Board’s Voter Assistance Advisory Committee’s brainstorm session on how to turn around the city's low voter turnout. Panelists will include representatives from get-the-vote-out groups and political strategists. Audience members, listeners, tweeters and Facebook fans will be encouraged to participate in the discussion.


WHAT:           WNYC’s The Brian Lehrer Show Presents a Special Live Program on Occupy Wall Street and New York City's Low Voter Turnout
WHEN:            Tuesday, November 1, 10am-noon 
WHO:              ELIOT SPITZER, Former NYS Governor who as State Attorney General was dubbed "The Sheriff of Wall Street"
GREG DAVID, Contributor to Crain’s New York Business and Director of Business Reporting at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
JESSE LAGRECA, #occupywallstreet and blogger for Daily Kos
WHERE:        The Greene Space at WNYC, 44 Charlton Street at Varick Street
TICKETS:       $15, available at www.thegreenespace.org 
Live Video Webcast:    www.thegreenespace.org 

New York Public Radio is New York's premier public radio franchise, comprising WNYC, WQXR, and The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space, as well as www.wnyc.org, www.wqxr.org and www.thegreenespace.org.  As America's most listened-to AM/FM news and talk public radio stations, reaching 1.1 million listeners every week, WNYC extends New York City's cultural riches to the entire country on-air and online, and presents the best national offerings from networks National Public Radio, Public Radio International, American Public Media, and the British Broadcasting Company. WNYC 93.9 FM broadcasts a wide range of daily news, talk, cultural and music programming, while WNYC AM 820 maintains a stronger focus on breaking news and international news reporting. Classical 105.9 WQXR is New York City's sole 24-hour classical music station, presenting new and landmark classical recordings as well as live concerts from the Metropolitan Opera, the New York Philharmonic, among other New York City venues, immersing listeners in the city's rich musical life. In addition to its audio content, WNYC and WQXR produce content for live, radio and web audiences from The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space, the station's street-level multipurpose, multiplatform broadcast studio and performance space. For more information about New York Public Radio, visit www.nypublicradio.org.


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