Meet Mishy Harman, Israel's Ira Glass04/24/15
When Mishy Harman, Yochai Maital,Ro’ee Gilron, and Shai Satrancreated the Hebew-language podcastSipur Israeli. It wasinspired byThis American Life, the public-radio show two of them had grown to love while living in the United States.Sipur Israeli was...
The End of the Comcast-Time Warner Deal
John Biggs, senior editor of TechCrunch, explains the reasons for the collapseof the Comcast-Time Warner deal. "I don’t think you can find a more despised company out there. NY dodged a bullet here." -@johnbiggs on Comcast's collapsed deal with TWC. —...
The Wedding Reporter
Ellen McCarthy,award-winning feature writer for The Washington Post, who haswritten extensively about weddings and relationships, and author ofThe Real Thing: Lessons on Love and Life From a Wedding Reporter's Notebook (Random House, 2015),shares the...
NJ Teacher's Union Shuts Down Talks with Christie
Tom Moran talks about Governor Chris Christie's brief courtship with the New JerseyEducation Association, and the governor's comment yesterdaythat the union and its legislative supporters are "suing themselves" to fix the issue surrounding pension...
The Presidential Apology
Edward-Isaac Dovere, Senior White House reporterfor Politico,delves into President Obama's apology for the deaths of two al-Qaeda hostages - including an American - due to a US drone strike and how it compares to past presidential apologies....
The Dr. Oz Dilemma: Influence and Unorthodox Opinions
WNYC's senior producer for health reportingMary Harrisdiscusses the dilemma facing Dr. Mehmet Oz, an influential physician who featuresproducts on his daytime television show that aren’t always scientifically sound, which has spurred a group of...
Inside Yankees Baseball
Jim Kaat,theformer Yankees pitcher and broadcaster, a color commentator for MLB Network Showcase and the author of the new book If These Walls Could Talk: Stories From the New York Yankees Dugout, Locker Room and Press Room(Triumph Books, 2015),...
The Science Behind Our 'Quest for Cool'
CoauthorsSteven Quartz,professor of philosophy and cognitive science and principal investigator at the Social Cognitive Neuroscience Lab at the California Institute of Technology, andAnette Asp,political scientist andneuromarketing expert, talk about...
When Strangers Police Moms
A mother leaves her child in the car for a few minutes while she runs into a store. Whenshe gets back outside, a stranger has called the cops, she's arrested and her life is upended. Writer Kim Brookswrote an essay about this happening to her, andthen...
Big Changes For the Summons Process
The city has already reformed parts of the summons process, making it easier for peopleto remember court dates and publicly posting demographic data on summons. Rory Lancman, City Councilman(Queens 24th),explains why he's working on two proposals that...
The New 'One New York' Plan
Anthony Shorris,NYC’s first deputy mayor, and Nilda Mesa, director of the office of sustainability, talk about the city’s sustainability plan, including not only “dramatic reductions in carbon emissions and waste, but also lifting 800,000 New Yorkers...
The Concrete and the Jungle
It's Earth Day. Butfor those of us who live in cities it’s almost impossible to see the earth, the soil -- and forget about grass (the square on the side walk doesn't count!). No matter what season it is the cement stays gray. So we want to know—how...
The Sunny Side of the News
The ability to find the bright side inany situation could come in handy as White House press secretary. Dana Perino, former George W.Bush press secretary, now Fox News contributor and co-host of The Five, shares hertips for life and career in her new...
Mixed Martial Arts and Human Civilization
As a college English teacher, Jonathan Gottschall, a research fellow in the English Department at Washington Jefferson College and the author of The Storytelling Animal and The Professor in the Cage: Why Men Fight and Why We Like to Watch(Penguin...
Michael Eric Dyson on the 'Ghost' of Fellow Intellectual...
Michael Eric Dyson, Georgetown professor of sociology, author, New York Times contributing opinion writer and MSNBC political analyst, discusses his essay in The New Republic on the intellectual demiseof his former close friend Cornel West, who he...
An Arab Spring For Women
Mona Eltahawy, theEgyptian American writer and activist and the author of Headscarves and Hymens: Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual Revolution(Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015),argues for full equal rights for women in the Middle East. →EVENT: Mona...
The 'Moral Vocabulary' of Millennials
Younger listeners: did your parents raise you to succeed -- financially or in your career -- or did they emphasize asense of morality? And did they give you a moral vocabulary? Plus, David Brooks said on our show yesterdaythat while he thought young...
Uncovering Abuses in Abu Dhabi
Daniel Nardello, theCEO of Nardello Co.,investigated labor practices for New York University at the school's Abu Dhabi campus. He shares what he learned about how workers were treated.
ISIS and Migrant Smugglers Exploit Lawless Libya
Frederic Wehrey, asenior associate in the Middle East program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and Jon Gambrell, the Middle East desk editor at The Associated Press,discuss how a failed state in Libya has made way for smugglers to...
How to Sell Marijuana (Where It's Legal)
Christian Hageseth,founder of Green Man Cannabis and the author ofBig Weed: An Entrepreneur's High-Stakes Adventures in the Budding Legal Marijuana Business(Palgrave Macmillan Trade, 2015),shares what he has learned about the legal marijuana business.
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