The Brian Lehrer Show

Newsmakers meet New Yorkers as host Brian Lehrer and his guests take on the issues dominating conversation in New York and around the world. This daily program from WNYC Studios cuts through the usual talk radio punditry and brings a smart, humane approach to the day's events and what matters most in local and national politics, our own communities and our lives. WNYC Studios is a listener-supported producer of other leading podcasts including Radiolab, On the Media, Snap Judgment, Death, Sex & Money, Nancy, Here’s the Thing with Alec Baldwin and many others. © WNYC Studios


What Was Your Down-to-the-Wire College Decision?

College-bound high school seniors had to make their final college decisions this past weekend.

High school seniors talk about their "close call" decisions about which college to attend in the fall, or whether they've decided to take a gap year.

@BrianLehrer there's no time like the year between HS and college to do a #gapyear. Life gets in the way, not possible again til retirement!

— Davin Sweeney (@davinsweeney) May 3, 2016

@BrianLehrer to previous caller's sister: I went to Hampshire after 3 "gap" years and my experience was more fruitful than some peers

— Strawberita Dreams (@grownupusername) May 3, 2016

@BrianLehrer who pays for a gap year? It seems exclusive to a certain group, unless it's a gap year to earn $

— nicole (@newsbynicole) May 3, 2016

@BrianLehrer kids should take a gap year and work in the food (or service) industry for a while. Nothing prepares or humbles a person more.

— mihow (@mihow) May 3, 2016

@BrianLehrer Gap years are well organized in the UK, not just backpacking around Europe!!

— MTM (@MTM130) May 3, 2016

@BrianLehrer no but my nephew spent 6 mts in India working for a charity and then 6 mts at an ironmongers!

— MTM (@MTM130) May 3, 2016

@BrianLehrer Then back to St Andrews for a degree in physics but he had a chance to see the real world

— MTM (@MTM130) May 3, 2016

@BrianLehrer hope this trend takes off. as a newly poor parent, I'm thrilled to have another year to make money.

— Julie Raimondi (@JulieRaimondi) May 3, 2016


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