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Fall Culture Preview: Music

4 hours 25 min ago

John Schaefer, WNYC host of New Sounds and Soundcheck, talks about some music to look out for.

How Do You Build Affordable Housing?

4 hours 50 min ago

Michelle de la Uz, executive director of Fifth Avenue Committee and commissioner on the New York City planning commission, talks about how her organization seeks to address the affordable housing crisis as a non-profit developer and Jessica Gould, WNYC reporter, provides context through her reporting on the affordable housing industry in New York in the latest installment of our People's Guide To Power: Real Estate Edition series.

And we also want to know: How do you afford New York? Despite the high cost, somehow we’re all living in this city. So we're creating a scrapbook to help us better understand how New Yorkers make it happen. Join the project, and tell us the story of your apartment.

A Year in Space

4 hours 52 min ago

Scott Kelly, former military fighter pilot and test pilot, an engineer, a retired NASA astronaut, a retired U.S. Navy captain and the author of Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery (Knopf, 2017), talks about the record-setting year he spent aboard the International Space Station and reflects on his life.You can meet Scott Kelly in person on October 17 here:

Barnes & Noble, Fifth Avenue Store Book Signing555 5th Ave (b/t 44th and 45th), New York, NY1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.Note: Those in line must purchase at least one book

Words Bookstore Event at the West Orange High School Auditorium51 Conforti Ave., West Orange, NJ 07057:30 p.m.Scott Kelly in-conversation with John Schwartz, Science reporter for the New York Times 

Updates on Trussia and More

5 hours 55 min ago

Ari Melber, host of The Beat with Ari Melber on MSNBC, chief legal correspondent for MSNBC, NBC legal analyst, and lawyer, talks about the latest national political news, especially stories related to Russia's meddling in the 2016 election.

Tales of Redemption

6 hours 5 min ago

Senator McCain criticized the "half-baked, spurious nationalism" of Trumpism in a speech yesterday. Listeners call in to share how they (or someone close to them) have taken a stand for what they believe in as they edge closer to the end of their lives.

National Politics With Ari Melber; A Year in Space; How a Non-Profit Developer Builds Affordable Housing; Fall Culture Preview: Music

16 hours 40 min ago

Coming up on today's show:

    Ari Melber, Host of The Beat with Ari Melber on MSNBC, chief legal correspondent for MSNBC, NBC legal analyst, lawyer, talks about the latest national political news, especially stories related to Russia's meddling in the 2016 election. Michelle de la Uz, executive director of Fifth Avenue Committee and commissioner on the New York City Planning Commission, talks about how her organization seeks to address the affordable housing crisis as a non-profit developer and Jessica Gould, WNYC reporter, provides context through her reporting on the affordable housing industry in New York in the latest installment of our People's Guide To Power: Real Estate Edition series. Scott Kelly, former military fighter pilot and test pilot, an engineer, a retired astronaut, a retired U.S. Navy captain and the author of Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery (Knopf, 2017) talks about the record-setting year he spent aboard the International Space Station and reflects on his life. John Schaefer, WNYC host of New Sounds and Soundcheck, talks about some music to look out for.

Should New York Hold a Convention to Amend the State Constitution?

Mon, 2017-10-16 12:09

Intelligence Squared-U.S. visits The Brian Lehrer Show with an Oxford-style debate on the decision facing New York voters in November. Listen and vote for the most persuasive team.

The proposition is to hold a constitutional convention to "fix" the state constitution.

Arguing in favor:  Gerald Benjamin, associate vice president for regional engagement and director of the Center for Research, Regional Education and Outreach (CRREO) at SUNY New Paltz and an editor of New York's Broken Constitution: The Governance Crisis and the Path to Renewed Greatness, and New York State Senator Liz Krueger (D, WF-Manhattan, 28th district)

Arguing against: Adriene Holder, attorney-in-charge of the civil practice of The Legal Aid Society, and Henry Garrido, executive director of District Council 37, the municipal employees' union.

 

The Affordable Housing Developers' View of the NYC's Housing Conundrum

Mon, 2017-10-16 11:15

Jolie Milstein, president and CEO of the New York State Association for Affordable Housing (NYSAFAH), and WNYC reporter Jessica Gould talk about the affordable housing industry from the developers' perspective, and how the industry operates in New York City.

Monday Morning Politics

Mon, 2017-10-16 10:37

Phillip Bump, national correspondent for The Washington Post, and Clare Malone, senior political writer for FiveThirtyEight.com, discuss the latest political news.

Monday Morning Politics; Affordable Housing Developers on NYC's Housing Conundrum; Debate: Should New York Hold a Convention to Amend the State Constitution

Mon, 2017-10-16 00:00

Coming up on today's show:

    New York Times White House correspondent Maggie Haberman and Clare Malone, senior political writer for FiveThirtyEight.com, discuss the latest political news. Jolie Milstein, president and CEO of the New York State Association for Affordable Housing (NYSAFAH), and WNYC reporter Jessica Gould talk about the affordable housing industry from the developers' perspective, and how the industry operates in New York City. Intelligence Squared-U.S. visits The Brian Lehrer Show with an Oxford-style debate on the decision facing New York voters in November, whether to hold a constitutional convention to "fix" the state constitution.  Listen and vote for the most persuasive team.Arguing in favor:  Gerald Benjamin, associate vice president for regional engagement and director of the Center for Research, Regional Education and Outreach (CRREO) at SUNY New Paltz and an editor of New York's Broken Constitution: The Governance Crisis and the Path to Renewed Greatness, and New York State Senator Liz Krueger (D, WF-Manhattan, 28th district).Arguing against: Adriene Holder, attorney-in-charge of the civil practice of The Legal Aid Society, and Henry Garrido, executive director of District Council 37, the municipal employees' union.

Brian Lehrer Weekend: George Yancy on Race, Latinx American Identify, NYC's Sartorial Memoirs

Fri, 2017-10-13 13:00

In case you missed them, hear three of our favorite segments from the week:

George Yancy on Race (First) | Latinx American Identify (Starts 23:46) | NYC's Sartorial Memoirs (Starts 41:10)

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Did Cy Vance Get it Right?

Fri, 2017-10-13 12:01

Bennett Gershman, professor of law at the Elizabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University, former prosecutor with Manhattan D.A.'s office, Special State prosecutor with the New York State Anti-Corruption office and author of the treatise "Prosecutorial Misconduct" and whether the charges should have been dropped by the District Attorney's office.

UPDATE: The Communications Director for the Manhattan District Attorney's office has responded to Professor Gershman's op-ed in The Daily Beast after the segment aired and has tweeted the information below.

This story is factually and legally inaccurate and that was brought to @thedailybeast editor's attention 18 hours ago. pic.twitter.com/RnWKCEEaXq

— Joan Vollero (@JoanVollero) October 13, 2017

The Spinning Ball

Fri, 2017-10-13 11:42

Poet, performer, actor, activist and arts educator Marc Bamuthi Joseph discusses his upcoming performance at BAM, "/peh-LO-tah/," exploring the links between dance and soccer, and looks at the way the "beautiful game" is a source of both joy and exploitation - plus comments on current social issues in professional sports. 

Housing Affordability and Mayor de Blasio

Fri, 2017-10-13 11:42

NYC deputy mayor for housing and economic development Alicia Glen discusses the de Blasio administration’s accomplishments and policies in creating affordable housing.

After Harvey Weinstein

Fri, 2017-10-13 10:46

Jill Filipovic, an attorney and feminist and the author of The H-Spot: The Feminist Pursuit of Happiness, takes calls from women who are experiencing some sexual harassment at work, and asks whether they are thinking about their situation any differently in light of this week’s news.

After Harvey Weinstein; Housing Affordability and Mayor de Blasio; The Spinning Ball

Fri, 2017-10-13 00:00

Coming up in today's show:

    Jill Filipovic, an attorney and feminist and the author of The H-Spot: The Feminist Pursuit of Happiness, takes calls from women who are experiencing some sexual harassment at work, and asks whether they are thinking about their situation any differently in light of this week’s news.

    NYC deputy mayor for housing and economic development Alicia Glen discusses the De Blasio administration’s accomplishments and policies in creating affordable housing.

    Poet, performer, actor, activist and arts educator Marc Bamuthi Joseph discusses his upcoming performance at BAM, "/peh-LO-tah/," exploring the links between dance and soccer, and looks at the way the "beautiful game" is a source of both joy and exploitation - plus comments on current social issues in professional sports.

Thirty Four Ways to Talk about Race

Thu, 2017-10-12 14:35

Dr. George Yancy, Emory University philosophy professor and the author of On Race: 34 Conversations in a Time of Crisis (Oxford University Press, 2017), talks about a series of interviews he conducted with prominent thinkers about the meaning and effects of race, collected in a new book.

Mayor Dinkins on Affordable Housing

Thu, 2017-10-12 11:48

David Dinkins, former mayor of New York City, professor in the practice of public affairs at Columbia University, and Barbara Fife, deputy mayor for planning and development in in the Dinkins administration, discuss the administration’s accomplishments and policies in creating affordable housing.

And we also want to know: How do you afford New York? Despite the high cost, somehow we’re all living in this city. So we're creating a scrapbook to help us better understand how New Yorkers make it happen. Join the project, and tell us the story of your apartment.

Confederate Flags Near You

Thu, 2017-10-12 10:30

Arun Venugopal discusses his latest reporting on why some New Yorkers choose to fly the Confederate flag.

‘Unrelenting Devastation’ from California Wildfires

Thu, 2017-10-12 10:00

Julie Johnson, cannabis reporter at The Press Democrat in Sonoma County, CA, reports on the wildfires in California that her newspaper says are causing "unrelenting devastation," and Philip Bump, Washington Post correspondent, update us on wildfires in Northern California and talk about how climate change is exacerbating the fires.

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