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25 May 2019

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    Brian Lehrer Weekend: Anita Hill's Courage and PEN America; Buying Influence is a Bipartisan Issue with Sen. Shleldon Whitehouse; The SAT's New Adversity Score;

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

    Anita Hill's Courage and PEN America (First) | Buying Influence is a Bipartisan Issue with Sen. Shleldon Whitehouse (Starts at 31:34) | The SAT's New Adversity Score (Starts at 1:21:10)

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  • Posted on 24 May 2019

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    The History of Memorial Day

    Kenneth C. Davis, author of the "Don't Know Much About History" series and In the Shadow of Liberty: The Hidden History of Slavery, Four Presidents, and Five Black Lives (reprint, Square Fish, 2019), talks about the origins of Memorial Day.

    Happy Memorial Day! and visit Davis' website.


  • Posted on 24 May 2019

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    #AsktheMayor; Trump and Deutsche Bank; Foster Youth Stories; The History of Memorial Day

    Coming up on today's show:

    • Bill de Blasio, New York City Mayor, takes calls from listeners and discusses this week in NYC.
    • Andrea Bernstein, senior editor for politics and policy and host of the Trump, Inc. podcast at WNYC , explores the long relationship between President Trump and his longtime lender, Deutsche Bank.
    • Virginia Vitzthum, editor of Represent, a national magazine by and for youth in foster care, talks about the stories shared in the magazine and the awards for Youth in Foster Care. Pauline Gordon, former award winner who works in social services with foster children and Demetria Mack, award winner headed to Howard University this fall, also join the conversation.
    • Kenneth C. Davis, author of the "Don't Know Much About History" series and In the Shadow of Liberty: The Hidden History of Slavery, Four Presidents, and Five Black Lives (reprint, Square Fish, 2019), talks about the origins of Memorial Day.

  • Posted on 24 May 2019

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    Foster Youth Stories

    Virginia Vitzthum, editor of Represent, a national magazine by and for youth in foster care, talks about the stories shared in the magazine and the awards for Youth in Foster Care. Pauline Gordonformer award winner who works in social services with foster children and Demetria Mack, award winner headed to Howard University this fall, also join the conversation.


  • Posted on 24 May 2019

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    #AsktheMayor: Eric Garner; Taxi Medallions; Affordable Housing; Libraries

    Bill de Blasio, New York City Mayor , takes calls from listeners and discusses this week in NYC. We discuss: Eric Garner, Taxi Medallions Affordable Housing: Homelessness; Libraries; Campaign Trip Security Payments


  • Posted on 24 May 2019

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