Streams

Politics, Pigs, and Partyism

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Governor Chris Christie is sitting on an animal welfare bill that would please New Jersey voters but could ruffle feathers in Iowa. NJ Advance Media reporter Matt Arco discusses whether his presidential ambitions outweigh his constituents' wishes. Plus: workplace discrimination based on political views; Stanley Fish on the meaning of academic freedom; and books that change the way you think.

Read More

Our Climate Deal with China

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jingping announced a climate agreement this morning. We'll hear how each country is planning to curb carbon emissions. 
Read More

Comments [7]

The Paternity-Leave Stigma

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Women who take extended maternity leave after the birth of a child often see lower pay and fewer promotions down the line. Turns out, the same is true for dads who take paternity leave.
Read More

Comments [11]

From the 2014 Midterms to 2016

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

How was election money spent in the 2014 midterms? Plus, looking ahead to 2016.
Read More

Comments [12]

DOC NYC Does New York

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

DOC NYC, the largest documentary festival in America, premieres tomorrow. DOC NYC's Thom Powers and directors Ben Niles and Chris Moukarbel discuss the showcase of films this year.
Read More

Comments [4]

A Deal With China; Dark Money; Documentaries; and Dads

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The DOC NYC film festival opens tomorrow. Artistic director Thom Powers, and two directors with films in the festival – Ben Niles of “Some Kind of Spark” and Chris Moukarbel of “Banksy Does New York” – discuss the festival and the documentaries in it. Plus: the paternity leave penalty; “dark” money in the 2014 midterms and the New Yorker’s Ryan Lizza looks ahead to 2016 presidential contenders; and the science of trust and what it says about building social unity.

Read More

Social Trust as the Glue That Binds Us

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Trust is heavily dependent on a sense of community, but it can also be ingrained as an instinct. Ulrich Boser explains how we build trust - and how the government could benefit.
Read More

Comments [10]

Dr. Craig Spencer is Now Ebola-Free

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Dr. Craig Spencer, the doctor who contracted Ebola after working with Doctors Without Borders in Guinea, is now Ebola-free and will be released from Bellevue Hospital today. 
Read More

Comments [3]

John McCain with Veterans Stories

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

U.S. Senator John McCain shares the stories of 13 soldiers who fought in America's wars, from 1776 through the Iraq War.
Read More

Comments [31]

A Ticket, Not An Arrest, For Marijuana Possession

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

A new policy for marijuana possession up to 25 grams will touch the lives of many New Yorkers. Call in with your responses, questions, and reactions to the new NYPD order.
Read More

Comments [8]

The Man Behind Jon Stewart's "Rosewater"

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Maziar Bahari talks about his arrest as a spy in Iran and "Rosewater," the book and movie directed by Jon Stewart.
Read More

Comments [4]

Talking with Vets About the Age of Drones

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

On this Veteran's Day, we're thinking about how war has changed in the era of drones. So we're asking vets: are soldiers being trained to de-humanize the enemy? 
Read More

Comments [16]

Sen. John McCain; “Rosewater;” Religion and Violence

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Jon Stewart has a new film, “Rosewater,” about an Iranian-born journalist who was arrested as a spy after he was interviewed in Iran for “The Daily Show.” The Newsweek journalist, Maziar Bahari, tells his story. Plus: Sen. John McCain shares the stories of 13 veterans who fought in America’s wars; the NYPD's new marijuana policy; and author Karen Armstrong explores whether religion is responsible for violence or peace.

Read More

Karen Armstrong on Religion and Violence

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Religion: responsible for violence or peace? Karen Armstrong discusses the question in her book Fields of Blood: Religion and the History of Violence.
Read More

Comments [27]

Behold the Fulton Center Oculus

Monday, November 10, 2014

The transit hub in lower Manhattan is open to commuters today, and it features an atrium that brings light down into the station. The MTA Arts & Design director tells us how it works. 
Read More

Comments [8]

Slow Down, New York

Monday, November 10, 2014

Polly Trottenberg, NYC Department of Transportation commissioner and former US DOT official, discusses the city's new 25 mile-per-hour default speed limit and how it fits into the mayor's Vision Zero plan.

Read More

Comments [55]

How To Pay for New Jersey's Roads?

Monday, November 10, 2014

John Wisniewski, New Jersey State Assemblyman (D-19), talks about his proposal for a hike in the gas tax to pay for repairs on the state's roads, rails and bridges. The increase would be by at least 25 cents a gallon, which would raise an estimated $1.25 billion a year in revenues, or $292 per motorist.

Read More

Comments [28]

National Political Round-Up

Monday, November 10, 2014

Jonathan ChaitNew York Magazine columnist, rounds up the post-midterms national political news, plus the Supreme Court's decision to weigh in on ACA subsidies.

Read More

Comments [41]

Art Underground; MLB Inclusion; and 25 MPH

Monday, November 10, 2014

Being gay and out in Major League Baseball is still not accepted by everybody. Former outfielder Billy Bean is out to change that, with a new book telling his story and his new role as the MLB’s first “Ambassador for Inclusion.” Plus: NYC Department of Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg takes stock of the new 25 mile-per-hour speed limit that went into effect in the city last week; a look at some of the best art featured underground in the subways; and a roundup of the weekend’s political news.

Read More

Being Gay in Major League Baseball

Monday, November 10, 2014

Billy Bean, former outfielder for the Detroit Tigers, L.A. Dodgers and San Diego Padres, and now Major League Baseball's first "Ambassador for Inclusion" and the author (with Chris Bull) of Going the Other Way: An Intimate Memoir of Life In and Out of Major League Baseball (The Experiment Publishing, 2014), talks about his career in baseball and his new role working with major and minor league teams on training against homophobia.

Read More

Comments [6]