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Brian Lehrer Weekend: Gay Talese; Nobel Peace Prize Winner Leymah Gbowee; Anne Lamott

Three of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them. Gay Talese Wishes the Verrazano a Happy 50th (First) | The Liberian Nobel Prize Winner Leymah Gbowee (Starts at 19:50) | Author Anne Lamott (Starts at 34:25) If you don't subscribe to the Brian Lehrer Show on iTunes, you can do that here.

November 21, 2014 | 59 min

Stop "Man-Spreading" and Take Off Your Backpack

The MTA announced a new campaign to launch in January aimed at getting people not to take up other people's space on the trains by sitting with splayed legs ("man-spreading") or wearing backpacks. WNYC's Kate Hinds joins to talk about the announcements and to take your calls on the other subway etiquette problems the campaign should include.  THE @...

November 21, 2014 | 15 min

Fixing Our Broken Immigration System in NYC

President Obama addressed the nation last night with the details of his executive action plan for immigration, which includes granting legal status to millions of undocumented immigrants. Juan Manuel Benítez, NY1 Noticias Reporter and host of Pura Politica, and Allan Wernick, professor of law at Baruch College and director of CUNY Citizenship Now! ...

November 21, 2014 | 27 min

Navy Yard and Other City Economic News

NYC plans to expand the Brooklyn Navy Yard to add manufacturing capacity (and jobs). Alicia Glen, deputy mayor for housing and economic development, talks about that and other economic development developments.

November 21, 2014 | 20 min

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