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A Play for Our Times: Pia Wilson's Turning the Glass Around

Rachel Mason | Posted 01.03.2015 | Arts
Rachel Mason

A remarkable new play, Turning the Glass Around, by Pia Wilson, fearlessly plunges into the ever-morphing conversation about immigration, race and class. Turning the Glass Around evokes images of Death of A Salesman.

Thank You for Your Service, But It's Time to Go Justice Ginsburg

Jeanne Zaino | Posted 08.27.2014 | Politics
Jeanne Zaino

If either Ginsburg or Breyer resign this summer we can expect a contentious, drawn out, and divisive confirmation battle. But that is nothing like we are bound to see if they wait until after November when odds are the Republicans will take the Senate.

Why Is New York Mayor Bill de Blasio Acting Like a Climate Change-Denying Republican?

Matthew Chapman | Posted 07.27.2014 | New York
Matthew Chapman

Last week, seven people were arrested for protesting the building of a massive garbage transfer site in a flood zone in Yorkville. The garbage site is being built in the very heart of an entirely residential district opposite 1,000 units of public housing and next to an athletic field used by 34,000 city kids.

NPR Reporter Chana Joffe-Walt Gets Disability Wrong

Lennard Davis | Posted 05.29.2013 | Media
Lennard Davis

Ms. Joffe-Walt, who is neither an economist nor a specialist on disability, is making a claim that in an economics class would be red penciled with the corrective -- "be very cautious when trying to provide simplistic explanations for data you've brought together."

LISTEN: Teaching Your Children Bravery | The Brian Lehrer Show | Posted 08.27.2012 | Healthy Living

Donna Pincus, director of the Child and Adolescent Fear and Anxiety Treatment Program at Boston University and the author of "Growing Up Brave: Expert...

Battle of the Budget Bulge: Living Within Our Means?

Omer Rosen | Posted 06.19.2011 | Politics
Omer Rosen

We are told to live within our monetary means, yet, rather than being told to also live within our environmental means, we are encouraged to live outside of them -- as if there is an outside to this planet.

Watch: Demos and The Ayn Rand Center Debate "Government: What Is Its Proper Role?"

Miles Rapoport | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles Rapoport

After the 2008 financial crisis and its aftermath a great political divide emerged among many Americans reexamining the direction of our country.

Businesses Deny the Facts on Paid Sick Days

John Petro | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
John Petro

A bill guaranteeing every worker in New York City the right to earn paid sick leave is currently being held up because of opposition from the 5 Boro Chamber Alliance.

Kindle Controversy: eBooks in Transition

Giles Slade | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Giles Slade

According to the publishing industry, 50% of all books will be sold in eFormat by 2013. People want to know about the changes that are taking place, but don't know where to begin.

We've Got Civil Rights; Now, We Just Need Civil Eats

Kerry Trueman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kerry Trueman

Yes, habits must change, but in order to accomplish that, you've got to give consumers true freedom of choice.

30 Issues In 30 Days: Nominate An Issue for the Brian Lehrer Program

Amanda Michel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Amanda Michel

OffTheBus is collaborating with Brian Lehrer and WNYC Radio on their "30 Issues In 30 Days." Here's a brief project intro from none other than the hos...

Personal Democracy Forum: Blogging The Thin Nerdy Line

Mayhill Fowler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mayhill Fowler

I'm speaking on a panel titled "Reinventing Political Media." Not surprisingly, few of the media being "reinvented" show up for what sounds like a dousing of Chinese Cultural Revolution-style re-education.