The Brian Lehrer Show

The Brian Lehrer Show

Episodes

  • A Family Meeting on Retirement: Plans, History and Money

    Aug 31, 2014 | 112 min
    The Brian Lehrer Show is not live today, so we won't be taking any calls. As always, you can join the conversation online through our comments section (links below), on Facebook, or on Twitter through @BrianLehrer. We'll be back live tomorrow! Do you have a retirement plan? Today's show may help. It's a two-hour "family meeting" about whether you crave or dread retirement, and some advice for how you can actually afford it. Plus, a cultural history of the idea of retirement, which has meant many different things in different times and cultures.
  • Jules Feiffer Goes Noir

    Aug 28, 2014 | 23 min
    Bronx-born Obie, Oscar, and Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist and playwright and the author/illustrator of Kill My Mother: A Graphic Novel (Liveright, 2014), Jules Feiffer, talks about his new work and looks back on his career. His new children's book is Rupert Can Dance (Macmillan, 2014).
  • Are Tickets Always Cheaper on Orbitz?

    Aug 28, 2014 | 16 min
    Over a decade ago, American Airlines was a co-creator of Orbitz. This week, the airline has pulled its flights from the Online Travel Agent (OTA) during a contract dispute. Charisse Jones, who covers the travel industry for USA Today, talks about why airlines are trying to wrestle power back from OTAs, and what it all means for consumers. Five Things We Learned About Buying Airline Tickets: 1. This dispute is about the fees the airline pays Orbitz for every flight booked. American Airlines says Orbitz is charging too much. 2. Sometimes these aggregator sites are more expensive than buying directly from an airline. Some OTAs do charge an extra fee – so check and see that buying from an airlin...
  • African Elephants Could Be Extinct In 100 Years

    Aug 28, 2014 | 22 min
    100,000 African elephants were killed between 2010 and 2012 -- a number fueled by the rising demand for ivory in China. If nothing changes, African elephants could be extinct in 100 years. Dr. Iain Douglas-Hamilton, founder and CEO of Save the Elephants, talks about the crisis and what's being done to stop poaching.
  • Jules Feiffer Goes Noir

    Aug 28, 2014 | 22 min
    Bronx-born Obie, Oscar, and Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist and playwright and the author/illustrator of Kill My Mother: A Graphic Novel (Liveright, 2014), Jules Feiffer, talks about his new work and looks back on his career. His new children's book is Rupert Can Dance (Macmillan, 2014).

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