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Just in time for Passover, Roger Horowitz, food historian, director of the Center for the History of Business, Technology, and Society at the Hagley Museum and Library in Delaware and the author of Kosher USA: How Coke Became Kosher and Other Tales of Mo
A few of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them. Tubman on the $20 (First) | Liang’s Downgraded Conviction (Starts at 32:16) | Sharon Olds’ Poetry (Starts at 50:18) If you don't subscribe to the Brian Lehrer Show on iTunes, you can
Laura Bates, founder of the Everyday Sexism Project and the author of Everyday Sexism (A Thomas Dunne Book for St. Martin's Griffin, 2016), started gathering women's stories of the daily encounters that left them feeling diminished by sexism. Four years
How would your taxes change under a Trump presidency? Tony Nitti, partner at WithumSmith and Brown and a contributor to Forbes.com, focusing on tax policy, court decisions and planning opportunities, walks us through the tax plans of each of the presiden
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio talks about the new housing plan for East New York and other city news. When asked about the investigations into the Board of Elections and the recent suspension of a chief clerk, the Mayor expressed his frustration and
It's Earth Day! We're checking in on New York City's climate resiliency plans. Eddie Bautista, executive director of the New York City Environmental Justice Alliance and former director of the Mayor’s Office of City Legislative Affairs, said Mayor de Bla
New York City is wilder than you think. As spring gets underway, WNYC's Alec Hamilton, an associate producer for Morning Edition and the host and producer of Hypothesis, wants to know what's growing, chirping, or buzzing outside YOUR window. Urban ecolog
"Read my lips: no new taxes." Those words were spoken by then presidential candidate George H. W. Bush at the 1988 Republican National Convention. Our #30Issues in 30 Weeks election series continues. This week we ask: who should pay how much in taxes? An
Sharon Olds, award-winning poet who teaches in the Graduate Creative Writing Program at New York University and author of Stag's Leap: Poems (Knopf, 2012), offers an assignment and insight into writing poetry. Advice for young poets: Take your vitamins.
Peter Willcox, environmental activist and Greenpeace captain and author of Greenpeace Captain: My Adventures in Protecting the Future of Our Planet (Thomas Dunne Books, 2016), talks about his work with Greenpeace, including attacks by the French military