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27 May 2018

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    The Eights | 1978

    The Brian Lehrer Show, in conjunction with The Harris Poll, looks at the history of the American Culture Wars in our lifetimes, as seen through years that end with the number 8.  Catch up on this week's archival audio and conversations with listeners and experts to explore how Americans saw themselves and each other in 1978:

    The Rise of Modern Feminism (First) | The Environment (Starts at 32:45) | Culture Wars  (Starts at 1:03:10) | Music and Media  (Starts at 1:29:50) |  The Rise of the Religious Right (Starts at 2:00:25) 

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  • Posted on 25 May 2018

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    Brian Lehrer Weekend: Transit, Inside The Times, Parkland Activists

    Three of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them.

    NYC Transit's Big Plans (First) | The President and The Times (Starts at 11:52) | Students, Survivors, Activists (Starts at 25:15)

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  • Posted on 25 May 2018

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    Coming of Age in Syria

    Marwan Hisham, a Syrian freelance journalist who since 2014 has covered Syria, Iraq, and Turkey, and Molly Crabapple, artist and writer, contributing editor for Vice, talk about their new book, Brothers of the Gun: A Memoir of the Syrian War (One World, 2018). A riveting lens of century's bloodiest conflict, the memoir follows the lives of three young men displaced by war as they try to find their way back home. 

    →EVENT: Molly and Marwan have an exhibit of the artwork in Brothers of the Gun on display at Brooklyn Public Library through June 30th. 


  • Posted on 25 May 2018

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    Ask the Mayor; NJ News; Rise of Religious Right; Growing Up in Syria

    On today's show:

    • Bill de Blasio, Mayor of New York City, discusses updates in the Harvey Weinstein case, addresses the Agents of the City emails, and takes calls from listeners on a homeless shelter issue, street vendor permits and the Rockaway Beach closure. 
    • Nancy Solomon, managing editor of New Jersey Public Radio, discusses the news from New Jersey;
    • Historian Jon Meacham, discusses the rise of the religious right which came into the political sphere when Evangelical Christians began to protest the right to abortion in 1978;
    • Marwan Hisham, a Syrian freelance journalist who since 2014 has covered Syria, Iraq, and Turkey, and artist and writer Molly Crabapple, contributing editor for Vice, talk about their new book, Brothers of the Gun: A Memoir of the Syrian War (One World, 2018).

     


  • Posted on 25 May 2018

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    Ask the Mayor: Weinstein, Agents of the City, Rockaway Beach

    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio takes discusses this week in NYC, including his thoughts on the latest in the Harvey Weinstein investigation by the Manhattan District Attorney, his thoughts on the city's tabloid press, and takes calls on the closure of Rockaway Beach, an issue with a homeless shelter for a Girl Scout and a delay on a street vendor permit in Queens.

    “This is a triumph for the #MeToo movement” — @NYCMayor re: #Weinstein arrest & charge. via @BrianLehrer

    — Azi (@Azi) May 25, 2018


    “I regret the whole thing,” Mayor says of the #AgentsoftheCity. “We won’t do it anymore” — no longer having those conversations on email.

    — Grace Rauh (@gracerauh) May 25, 2018

     

    "I think there is a problem with mainstream media," @NYCMayor tells @BrianLehrer

    — Brigid Bergin (@brigidbergin) May 25, 2018

    in response to this question, @NYCMayor says: "We just couldn't secure that stretch of beach the way we need to." #AsktheMayor https://t.co/vsHZL0VKbO

    — Brian Lehrer Show (@BrianLehrer) May 25, 2018


  • Posted on 25 May 2018

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