The Brian Lehrer Show's election series 30 Issues in 30 Days continues this week with a series of conversations about a variety of topics. See the full 30 Issues schedule and archive here.
In their debate over the weekend, New Jersey US Senate candidates Cory Booker and Steve Lonegan offered strikingly different visions for the size and role of the federal government. Mike Kelly, columnist at The Record, analyzes the highlights.
→ Update: Christie has announced a special election for October, and will appoint an interim senator soon. More from the WNYC newsroom.
Azi Paybarah, politics reporter for the New York Observer, discusses Governor Cuomo and New York State political dealmaking. Then, John Dankosky, news director at WNPR and host of Where We Live, discusses whether unions and Governor Malloy will be able to agree on a budget. Then, Mike Kelly, columnist at The Record of New Jersey, discusses how the NJN transfer to WNET was allowed by the legislature--and the politics of it.
Lawrence Levy, executive director of the National Center for Suburban Studies at Hofstra University talks about the Long Island races, and Mike Kelly, columnist at The Record of New Jersey, is watching four key races in New Jersey. Then Brian Mann, reporter and Adirondack bureau chief for North Country Public Radio reports from the New York State perspective, and John Dankowsky, news director at WNPR and host of Where We Live, discusses Connecticut.
Mike Kelly, a longtime columnist at The Record of New Jersey, joins the conversation on Bergen County's anecdotal census. He is the author of Color Lines: The Troubled Dreams of Racial Harmony in an American Town. Then, Bergen County Executive Dennis McNerney talks about the policy implications of the changing population, and what the census means for Bergen County. And Jason Kim, Borough Councilman of Palisades Park and lecturer at Bronx Community College, discusses the Korean American population of Bergen County.