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System of Systems

Adam Lehrer and Will Samson

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"You are an old man who thinks in terms of nations and peoples. There are no nations. There are no peoples. There are no Russians. There are no Arabs. There are no Third Worlds. There is no West. There is only one holistic system of systems, one vast and immane, interwoven, interacting, multivariate, multinational dominion of dollars. Petrodollars, electro- dollars, multi-dollars, Reichsmarks, rins, rubles, pounds, and shekels. It is the international system of currency which determines the ...
 
Design Matters by Debbie Millman features interviews with designers, artists and cultural leaders, including Lawrence Weiner, Barbara Kruger, Malcolm Gladwell, Eric Kandel, Stefan Sagmeister, John Maeda, Jonathan Hoefler and Tobias Frere-Jones, Michael Arad, Milton Glaser, Massimo Vignelli, Paula Scher, Steven Heller, Jonah Lehrer, among others. In 2011, Design Matters received the People’s Design Award from the prestigious Cooper-Hewitt National Design Awards. Subscribe to Design Matters fo ...
 
Brian Lehrer, of WNYC Radio's Brian Lehrer Show, also hosts an hour-long weekly television show on CUNY-TV. In addition to highlighting new academic research with the power to transform society and policy in a regular segment called, "Public Intellectual," Brian interviews experts on a wide variety of topics including: the digital age and how it’s transforming our world; new social and political trends and current events in New York City and beyond; entrepreneurs of change; grassroots enviro ...
 
Welcome to the official podcast of Keystroke Blog, hosted by Em Lehrer. You will hear about current reads, books to look forward to, authors and bloggers to check out, and much more. Tune in on Wednesdays for new episodes!
 
The United States of Anxiety is a show about the unfinished business of our history, and its grip on our future. Each week, host Kai Wright invites listeners to gather for intimate conversations and deeply reported stories about the choices we’ve made as a society -- and the new choices we can imagine now. We’re learning from our past, meeting our neighbors, and sharing the joy (and the work!) of living in a plural society. Our inbox is also open for your voice memos—send them to anxiety@wny ...
 
See the key events from the tumultuous past 12 years in the New York City public school system. We begin when Mayor Michael Bloomberg won mayoral control from the state in 2002 and included the highs and the lows until the recent past. New schools, shuttered schools, charter schools. New tests, new contracts, more money, money lost. Anything you want to add? Share it in the comments section below.
 
The Mash-Up Americans is your guide to the hyphen-America world we all live in. Amy S. Choi and Rebecca Lehrer talk culture, identity, race and what makes us who we are. Get to know yourself, America. We are celebrating and challenging the raucous, colorful, complicated country we live in by asking all the important, awkward questions: What does it mean to be an immigrant in America? What cultural baggage do we bring to sex and relationships? Why is Korean skincare so popular? When does some ...
 
Medical Humanities is a leading international journal that reflects the whole field of medical humanities. Medical Humanities aims to encourage a high academic standard for this evolving and developing subject and to enhance professional and public discussion. It features original articles relevant to the delivery of healthcare, the formulation of public health policy, the experience of being ill and of caring for those who are ill, as well as case conferences, educational case studies, book ...
 
What the hell is Super Tuesday and where does it come from? Why does Iowa vote first? What’s a caucus? Who gets to be a delegate? How to Vote in America is a weekly micro podcast that tries to make sense of our crazy democracy and what seems like a never-ending 2020 election process. In this podcast, we take small bites at big issues to help you understand something most people should, but probably don’t: voting. Hosted by The Takeaway’s Politics Host Amy Walter. WNYC Studios is a listener-s ...
 
ALL OF IT is a show about culture and its consumers. ALL OF IT is a show about culture and context. ALL OF IT is a show about culture and the culture. Our aim is to engage the thinkers, doers, makers, and creators, about the what and why of their work. People make the culture and we hope, need, and want the WNYC community to be a part of our show. As we build a community around ALL OF IT, we know that every guest and listener has an opinion. We won’t always agree, but our varied perspectives ...
 
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When the Supreme Court released its opinion limiting the power of the EPA this morning, we were in the midst of speaking with a prominent environmentalist. On today's show, Bill McKibben, environmental activist, founder of Third Act and author of many books, most recently, The Flag, the Cross, and the Station Wagon: A Graying American Looks Back at…
 
The House select committee investigating the January 6, 2021 Capitol insurrection is holding its sixth day of public hearings today, focusing on new evidence and testimony from Cassidy Hutchinson, a former aide to Mark Meadows. WNYC's own Brian Lehrer joins us to preview the hearing and discuss what revelations might be found.…
 
As voting comes to a close in the New York State primary elections, we gather on the air to talk about the potential nominees, and what this election cycle means for politics in the Empire State. Brian Lehrer hosts a conversation with Jenna Flanagan, host of MetroFocus from the WNET Group; and Brigid Bergin, WNYC/Gothamist's politics and City Hall …
 
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul won the Democratic primary for governor Tuesday, becoming the first woman to ever win a major-party gubernatorial nomination in the Empire State, the Associated Press projected. The AP called the race for Hochul at 9:26 p.m. Hochul, of Buffalo, easily warded off challenges from fellow Democrats Tom Suozzi – a Long Island …
 
Between gun violence, the Supreme Court overturning Roe v Wade, bigotry and other reasons, some Americans say they want to move abroad. Laura Begley Bloom, travel expert and senior contributor at Forbes and Jessica Drucker, consultant who helps LGBTQ folks move abroad and the author of How To Move Abroad And Why It’s The Best Thing You’ll Do (indep…
 
Alok Vaid-Menon is a gender non-conforming writer and performer who grew up in Texas to Indian immigrant parents. They use their creativity and platform to explore themes of gender, race, trauma and belonging, advocating and bringing visibility to the trans community. We speak with Alok about their work and advocacy, and what they learned from thei…
 
The 4th of July weekend is nearly here. While many of us are making plans involving cookouts, beaches and fireworks, some New Yorkers are getting ready to spend their weekend in a very different way. Violence interrupters work to try to stop crime before it happens, bringing a public health approach to street violence. And while the 4th of July wee…
 
The late artist Robert Colescott (1925–2009) is most known for his 1970s satirical renditions of famous paintings to demonstrate the absence and lack of recognition of black people in art and cultural history. Today, The New Museum presents a new retrospective of the artist's work, called, Art and Race Matters: The Career of Robert Colescott, which…
 
The late artist Robert Colescott (1925–2009) is most known for his 1970s satirical renditions of famous paintings to demonstrate the absence and lack of recognition of black people in art and cultural history. Today, The New Museum presents a new retrospective of the artist's work, called, Art and Race Matters: The Career of Robert Colescott, which…
 
Starting tomorrow, the Brooklyn Museum will display a new exhibition, Virgil Abloh: Figures of Speech, on the life and influence of the late designer Virgil Abloh, who died of cancer at the age of 41 in 2021. Anne Pasternak, director of the Brooklyn Museum, joins us to talk about how the show was put together, what the initial conversations about t…
 
Starting tomorrow, the Brooklyn Museum will display a new exhibition, Virgil Abloh: Figures of Speech, on the life and influence of the late designer Virgil Abloh, who died of cancer at the age of 41 in 2021. Anne Pasternak, director of the Brooklyn Museum, joins us to talk about how the show was put together, what the initial conversations about t…
 
Author Tom Perrotta returns with the much-anticipated sequel to his acclaimed novel, Election. In Tracy Flick Can't Win, Tracy has become an assistant principal at a public high school in New Jersey. When the role of principal suddenly opens up, Tracy thinks her hard work will automatically qualify her for a promotion... but she finds herself campa…
 
Author Tom Perrotta returns with the much-anticipated sequel to his acclaimed novel, Election. In Tracy Flick Can't Win, Tracy has become an assistant principal at a public high school in New Jersey. When the role of principal suddenly opens up, Tracy thinks her hard work will automatically qualify her for a promotion... but she finds herself campa…
 
There are over 1000 different kinds of fungi in the five boroughs of New York City. To learn more about the science of fungi, how to spot them around the city, and the best methods to cooking with different mushrooms, we're joined by Sigrid Jakob and Tom Bigelow, members of the New York Mycological Society, an organization created by New Yorkers pa…
 
Randall Poster is a Grammy-winning music supervisor for film, whose recent work includes "Don't Worry Darling," "No Time to Die," "The French Dispatch," and "Summer of Soul." His current project, For the Birds, is a 5-part series of original recordings inspired by birdsong, featuring contributions from some illustrious names; Mark Ronson, Elvis Cos…
 
Bill McKibben, environmental activist, founder of Third Act and author of many books, most recently, The Flag, the Cross, and the Station Wagon: A Graying American Looks Back at His Suburban Boyhood and Wonders What the Hell Happened (Henry Holt and Co., 2022), joins to talk about the news from Europe, where the E.U. reached a deal to phase out fos…
 
A bill to regulate New Jersey’s growing temp worker industry passed the state Senate and Assembly on Wednesday and is now headed to Gov. Phil Murphy’s desk. The measure will improve working conditions for the state’s nearly 130,000 temp workers who fuel about a quarter of New Jersey’s warehouse labor. Last year, Gothamist reported on the largely un…
 
On this episode, we talk to horror author Lucas Mangum about 1988's Evil Dead Trap, a movie that is equal parts giallo slasher, urban exploration, and gory monster movie. We talk eye stabbing, unsettling music, and a new definition of sleaze that posits the idea that a truly sleazy movie/book has an innocence to it. The truly creepy shit doesn't kn…
 
Walk down the streets of New York City, and it might feel like most people have moved on from the pandemic. But COVID-19 isn’t finished with us. Even though the most recent surge has peaked, cases remain high. The virus is still infecting 3,000 city residents per day — a level that hasn’t really budged for two weeks. This plateau is mirrored in the…
 
The series ends with a final test for the Jaguars at the city championship. After the final point has been scored, members of the team try to assess their success. And what about the success of the merger? Students and coaches look at how the integration played out across John Jay’s athletics program, and ask: was it all worth it? “Keeping Score” i…
 
The MTA says its congestion pricing program is back on track after federal officials delayed approval of a routine environmental assessment for months. This spring, after MTA officials submitted documents to the Federal Highway Administration they were taken aback when the feds replied with more than 400 follow up questions about the environmental …
 
Monica Martin is a singer and songwriter based in Los Angeles. Before that, she was based in Madison, Wisconsin, where she was part of the indie rock band Phox. She’s been a featured guest vocalist on songs by James Blake and Vulfpeck. In this episode, Monica breaks down her song “Go Easy, Kid,” along with the tracks’s producer, Khushi. She talks a…
 
In yesterday's Jan. 6 hearing, we heard vivid testimony from a former aide to Trump's chief of staff that detailed his behavior before, and during, the Capitol riot. On today's show, Michael Kranish, national political investigative reporter for The Washington Post, co-author of Trump Revealed: An American Journey of Ambition, Ego, Money, and Power…
 
Michael Kranish, national political investigative reporter for The Washington Post, co-author of Trump Revealed: An American Journey of Ambition, Ego, Money, and Power (Scribner, 2016), joins to recap Tuesday's January 6th hearing, in which Cassidy Hutchinson, then-principal assistant to White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, testified about what…
 
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