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March, 2017

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Today on Brooklyn Paper Radio: Where have you gone, Obamacare?

Podcast: In two action-packed segments of Brooklyn Paper Radio, a former Brooklyn Paper reporter says Obamacared saved her — and her husband’s — life. And now she faces thousands of dollars in medical bills if Donaly Trump’s new healthcare plan becomes law. That, plus historian and academic Joe Dorinson on Jackie Robinson, Joe DiMaggio, and a new baseball exhibit at the Brooklyn Historical Society. Comments (2)
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This storm’s a bust! So listen to Rep. Nydia Velazquez rip into racist Rep. Steve King on Brooklyn Paper Radio!

Podcast: On today’s show, Brooklyn Rep. Nydia Velazquez condems her immigrant-hating colleague Rep. Steve King! Comments (12)
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Pulitzer and Polk winner Alec MacGillis joins Gersh and Vince!

Podcast: In what can only be called a coup, the boys landed MacGillis and had a spirited discussion about all things Trump, and the importance of The Brooklyn Paper and the people who work there. Comment
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Katie Goodman breaks down — with laughter — on BPR

Podcast: In a bonus edition of Brooklyn Paper Radio, the boys sat down in-studio with Brooklyn comedian and musician Katie Goodman, whose new album “Halfway Closer to Dead” features such instant classics as “Nazis Get All the P----.” “Boobs Look Funny When You’re Having Sex,” and the seminal “Give Me a Man Over Forty,” a clear reference to single-and-dating behemoth Gersh Kuntzman. Comments (1)

February, 2017

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Who ya gonna call? BPR talks with TrumpBusting Coucilman Brad Lander

Podcast: A Park Slope lawmaker had a stirring and eloquent rebuke to Americans who support Donald Trump’s mass deportations of low-level or even non-criminal aliens over the past few days: Open your heart. Comments (5)
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Jonathan Safran Foer talks divorce, 9-11, and his new book

Podcast: The author of “Here I Am” joined Vince and Gersh in studio for the latest and greatest episode of BPR! Comments (1)
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Trumpbusters: Nadler takes on The Donald on BPR!

Podcast: Rep. Jerry Nadler (D–Bay Ridge) spent most of Saturday at John F. Kennedy Airport fighting the President’s executive order barring refugees from entering the country, and a portion of Tuesday talking to us about it. Comments (5)

January, 2017

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Pledge of a grievance! Beep says all community board meetings should begin with a hand over the heart

Podcast: In a surprise appearance on Brooklyn Paper Radio, the beep said he will send a letter reminding community board members that they can say the pledge before a meeting, but he won’t demand that they do. Comments (3)

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John O’Hara on his vindication thanks to The Brooklyn Paper

Podcast: Former felon John O’Hara tells Vince and Gersh how The Brooklyn Paper helped clear his name 20 years after he was found guilty voter fraud. That, plus Life in a Blender’s Don Rauf discusses exactly “What Happened to Smith.” Comment
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Brooklyn Paper Radio today: Driverless cars and jokes about Trump!

Podcast: Cars are killing machines — we all know that! — but do driverless cars need to be? No, says the city’s leading transportation activist. Comment