Brian Lehrer Weekend: US History Pop Quiz, Latest...07/02/15
Three of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them. American History Pop Quiz(First) | Latest City Budget with Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito(Starts at 32:50) | Stephen Fry(Starts at 1:06:24) If you don't subscribe to the Brian...
Tom Brokaw's 'Lucky Life'
Tom Brokaw,former NBC Nightly News anchor, now NBC News special correspondent and author ofA Lucky Life Interrupted: A Memoir of Hope (Random House, 2015),was diagnosed with cancer in 2013, which inspired him to keep journals on theexperience. This...
Inside Saudi Arabia
Robert Jordan, aformer ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Diplomat in Residence and adjunct professor of political science in the John G. Tower Center for Political Studies at Southern Methodist Universityin Dallas, and author of Desert Diplomat: Inside...
American History Pop Quiz
Kenneth C. Davis,author of the "Don't Know Much About" series,quizzes listeners on their knowledge of American history.
The New City Budget
City Council SpeakerMelissa Mark-Viveritotalks about the just-passed FY 2016 city budget, as well as recent criminal justice reformlegislation. 1yr after Garner's death, @MMViverito says we should decriminalize low-level offenses + rec marijuana....
Liberal Supreme Court Justices Coordinate for Key Victories
Adam Liptak,Supreme Court reporterat The New York Times and author ofTo Have and Uphold: The Supreme Court and the Battle for Same-Sex Marriage (Amazon Digital Services, 2014), discusses how bloc voting by liberal justices in a conservative Supreme...
A Bit of Stephen Fry
Stephen Fry, theBritish actor known for his roles in "Blackadder", "Jeeves Wooster", and more, as well as a producer, director, writer, and recent memoirist ofMore Fool Me: A Memoir (The Overlook Press, 2015),looks back on the ups and downs of his...
What Changes Have You Seen in Neighborhood Policing?
It’s been almost a year since Eric Garner’s death brought low-level crimes and broken windows policing under scrutiny. What changes in policing have you noticed in your neighborhood? What changes have you seen in general? What gives you hope? What...
FBI Examines Prison Security After Escape
Brian Mann,Adirondack Bureau Chief for North Country Public Radio, discusses the last days of the almost three-week manhunt for two escaped prisoners from the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, which ended with one escapee dead and the other...
Chris Christie: GOP Top Brash
The Star-Ledger's Editorial Page EditorTom Moran,who has covered Christie for nearly 14 years, argues while the presidential candidate has provenhe has raw political talent, he has a history of lying. Plus: Christie's recently veto on state taxpayer...
Puerto Rico's "Unpayable" Debt
The governor of Puerto Rico says the commonwealth's $70+ billion in debtis"unpayable," but it can't declare bankruptcy and restructure the debt without Congressional action. Bronx Borough PresidentRuben Diaz, Jr. talks about what he and his...
In Rare Moment of Unburdening, de Blasio Accuses Cuomo of...
Mayor Bill de Blasio unleashed a string of frustrations toward Governor Cuomo in an interview yesterday, accusing Cuomoof acting out of "revenge" and political pettiness rather than in the best interests of his constituents. NY1 Noticias reporter and...
Christie Tells It Like It Is, Enters Presidential Race
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is "telling it like it is"this morning with a big announcement -he'sentering the presidential race.Matt Katz, New Jersey Public Radio reporter and the creator of The ChristieTracker,reports live fromLivingston High...
Taking Down the Flag
Jelani Cobb,associate professor of history and the director of the Africana Studies Institute at the University of Connecticut and a contributor to The New Yorker, and Jonathan Martin, aNew York Times national political correspondent, talk about the...
What Now for Ramapo Schools?
With no action by Albany on the East Ramapo school board issue, New York State Senator David Carlucci(D-Rockland/Westchester) talks about whathappens now. Need a memory jog?Here's our last check-in onthe embattled school district. English language...
Iran Deadline Approaching
David Sanger,chief Washington correspondent for The New York Times and author ofConfront and Conceal: Obama's Secret Wars and Surprising Use of American Power (Broadway Books, June 2012), talks about the questions that remainas we close in...
The Latest ISIS Attacks
Rukmini Callimachi,a foreign correspondent for The New York Times covering Islamic extremism, including Al Qaeda and the Islamic State,gives an update and analysis of the latest ISIS attacks.
The next installation in our School of Life philosophical self-help seriesapplies "best practices" from neuroscience and psychotherapy to help us gain mastery over our subconscious processes, through exercises and explanations. Philippa Perry,...
SCOTUS Wraps Up a Historic Term
From voting in favor of subsidies in the Affordable Care Act to legalizing same-sex marriage, it's been a historic term for the Supreme Court. As the session wraps up, New York Times Magazine staff writer and Slate Political Gabfest panelistEmily...
President Obama's Big Week and Eulogy Reactions
John Dickerson, the host ofhost of CBS' "Face the Nation" and a political columnist for Slate, discusses the recent groundbreaking victories President Obama enjoyed -- the Supreme Court Decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act and the Senate's...
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