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The Eights | 2008

Sat, 2018-06-16 09:00

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 2008.

The End of the Bush Era (First) | How the 2008 Financial Crisis Divided America (@ 42:30) | Obama's Presidential Run (1:19:48) | The Rise of Liberal Media (1:54:10)

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Brian Lehrer Weekend: Speaker Johnson; Civic Engagement; Transgender Men

Fri, 2018-06-15 14:48

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

Council Speaker Johnson Talks City Budget  (First) | Civic Engagement (Starts at 22:13) | Transgender Men (Starts at 44:06)

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The Eights | The Rise of Liberal Media in 2008

Fri, 2018-06-15 14:31

Eric Deggans, TV critic at NPR and author of Race-Baiter: How the Media Wields Dangerous Words to Divide a Nation, discuss the rise of partisan media and social media in 2008 and how it contributed to the modern Culture Wars. Celeste Headlee is a public radio host and the author of We Need to Talk: How to Have Conversations That Matter (Harper Wave, 2017.

Why So Many Jobs Are Useless

Fri, 2018-06-15 14:03

David Graeber, professor of anthropology at the London School of Economics and author of Debt and of Bullshit Jobs: A Theory, follows up his viral essay about how many of us work at jobs that seem useless, what purpose they serve and what it would take to change them.

Ask the Mayor, The Eights: Rise of Liberal Media, & 'Bullshit Jobs',

Fri, 2018-06-15 12:00
    Bill de Blasio, Mayor of New York City, takes calls from listeners and discusses this week in NYC.
    Eric Deggans, TV critic at NPR and author of Race-Baiter :How the Media Wields Dangerous Words to Divide a Nation, discuss the rise of partisan media and social media in 2008 and how it contributed to the modern Culture Wars and Celeste Headlee is host of the daily news show "On Second Thought" on Georgia Public Broadcasting and former co-host of The Takeaway. Her new book is We Need to Talk: How to Have Conversations That Matter 
    David Graeber, professor of anthropology at the London School of Economics and author of Debt and Bullshit Jobs: A Theory, follows up on his viral essay about how many of us work at jobs that seem useless, what purpose they serve and what it would take to change them.

FBI's Handling of Clinton Email Probe Comes to Light

Fri, 2018-06-15 11:35

Julie Hirschfeld Davis, White House correspondent for the New York Times, discusses the latest in national politics including the new inspector general investigation into the Justice Department's handling of the Clinton email probe, the federal policy to separate children from parents illegally crossing the U.S. border and an attempt by moderate Congressional Republicans to pass an immigration bill.  

#AskTheMayor: fairer high school admissions, NYCHA gaming safety inspections

Fri, 2018-06-15 11:10

Bill de Blasio, Mayor of New York City, answers questions about the fairness of the admissions tests for the city's elite high schools and comments on his son Dante's editorial in New York Daily News, a citywide ban on plastic bags, the and the federal fine for NYCHA's gaming of HUD safety inspections.

Forget "Leaning," Change It

Thu, 2018-06-14 12:21

Helena Morrissey, British investment banking executive, made a dame in the Queen's Birthday Honors 2017 for improving diversity in financial services and the author of A Good Time to be a Girl: Don't Lean In, argues we need to move beyond diversity initiatives to changing the values that underpin success and leadership.

Council Speaker Johnson Talks City Budget

Thu, 2018-06-14 12:02

Corey Johnson, Speaker of the New York City Council -- representing District 3 covering Hell’s Kitchen, Chelsea, the West Village, and parts of Flatiron, SoHo and the Upper West Sidetalks about the City Council's, responsds to Mayor de Blasio's executive budget and other city news.

Southern Baptists' #Metoo Moment, Speak to Speaker, The Eights: 2008 and Obama, & Leadership beyond Diversity

Thu, 2018-06-14 12:00
    Corey Johnson, Speaker of the New York City Council -- representing District 3  covering Hell’s Kitchen, Chelsea, the West Village, and parts of Flatiron, SoHo and the Upper West Sidetalks about the City Council's, responsds to Mayor de Blasio's executive budget and other city news.
    Donna Brazile, former chair of Democratic National Committee and author of Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-ins and Breakdowns That Put Donald Trump in the White House, discusses the 2008 presidential campaign of President Barack Obama and its impact on today's Culture Wars.
    Helena Morrissey, British investment banking executive, made a dame in the Queen's Birthday Honors 2017 for improving diversity in financial services and the author of A Good Time to be a Girl: Don't Lean In, argues we need to move beyond diversity initiatives to changing the values that underpin success and leadership.

 

 

The Eights | Obama's Presidential Run in 2008

Thu, 2018-06-14 11:43

Donna Brazile, former chair of Democratic National Committee and author of Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-ins and Breakdowns That Put Donald Trump in the White House, discusses the 2008 presidential campaign of President Barack Obama and its impact on today's Culture Wars.

Southern Baptist Convention Riled by #MeToo & Politics

Thu, 2018-06-14 11:00

Julie Zauzmer covers religion, faith and spirituality for the Washington Post. She reports from the Southern Baptist Convention which voted this week for resolutions strongly condemning abuse while also affirming the traditional roles of women in the church. Vice President Mike Pence also addressed attendees on Wednesday.

Getting Through to Boys

Wed, 2018-06-13 12:45

Adam Cox, clinical psychologist and the author of Cracking the Boy Code: How to Understand and Talk with Boys, offers practical advice for communicating with boys.

The Eights | How the 2008 Financial Crisis Divided America

Wed, 2018-06-13 12:45

Tanzina Vega, new host of The Takeaway, and Adam Davidson, New Yorker staff writer and co-founder of NPR's Planet Money, discuss how the Great Recession of 2008 exacerbated the cultural divides in the United States and contributed to today's Culture Wars.

Wednesday Morning Politics, Civic Participation, The Eights: 2008's Financial Crisis, Boy Talk

Wed, 2018-06-13 12:00
    Susan Page, Washington bureau chief of USA TODAY, discusses the latest in national political news.
    Ahead of this year’s midterm elections, WNYC and Gothamist are surveying listeners and readers to find out what kind of civic engagement our listeners already participate in, and what the hurdles are to doing more. Mark Winston Griffith, executive director of the Brooklyn Movement Center, gives some suggestions for how people can get involved in their communities.
    Tanzina Vega, new host of The Takeaway, and Adam Davidson, New Yorker staff writer and co-founder of NPR's Planet Money, discuss how the Great Recession of 2008 exacerbated the cultural divides in the United States and contributed to today's Culture Wars.
    Adam Cox, clinical psychologist and the author of Cracking the Boy Code: How to Understand and Talk with Boys (New Society Publishers, 2018), offers practical advice for communicating with boys.

 

Responsible Citizens

Wed, 2018-06-13 11:17

Ahead of this year’s midterm elections, WNYC and Gothamist are surveying listeners and readers to find out what kind of civic engagement our listeners already participate in, and what the hurdles are to doing more. Mark Winston Griffith, executive director of the Brooklyn Movement Center, gives some suggestions for how people can get involved in their communities.

7 Big News Stories in National Politics

Wed, 2018-06-13 10:52

Susan Page is the Washington bureau chief of USA TODAY. She takes calls on seven big news stories out of Washington today.

Unbounded By Gender

Tue, 2018-06-12 12:20

Arlene Stein, professor of sociology at Rutgers University, director of the Institute for Research on Women and the author of Unbound: Transgender Men and the Remaking of Identity (Pantheon, 2018), and Ben Shepherd, who shared his story for Unbound, talks about the issues transgender men face.

North Korea Summit, NYPD's Gang Tactics, The Eights: 2008, Unbounded Gender Identity

Tue, 2018-06-12 12:00
    David Kang professor of international relations, business, and East Asian  languages and cultures and director of the Korean Studies  Institute and the Center for International Studies at the University of Southern California and the author of American Grand Strategy and East Asian Security in the Twenty-First Century (Cambridge University Press).
    Anthony Posada, supervising attorney in The Legal Aid Society's Community Justice Unit, and Taylonn Murphy, an anti-violence activist, consultant and the founder of the Tayshana "Chicken" Murphy foundation, argue that NYPD's current anti-gang strategies harm communities and that a public health approach to gang violence is more effective, in advance of Wednesday’s City Council hearing on the subject.
    John Podhoretz editor of Commentary, columnist at New York Post and contributing editor of the Weekly Standard discusses the impact of the George W. Bush presidency on the current Culture Wars Arlene Stein professor of sociology at Rutgers University, director of the  Institute for Research on Women and the author of Unbound: Transgender Men and the Remaking of Identity (Pantheon, 2018) and Ben Shepherd whose story as a transgender man is featured in the book. 

The Eights | 2008 and the End of the Bush Era

Tue, 2018-06-12 11:52

John Podhoretz, editor of Commentary, columnist at The New York Post and contributing editor of The Weekly Standard, joins the show for this installment of The Eights: A Brief History of the American Culture Wars. For the decade ending in 2008, Podhoretz examines the impact of the George W. Bush presidency on the current Culture Wars. 

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