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Friday, April 01, 2011

ibyan rebels wait at a checkpoint in Brega, 240 kms (150 miles) south of Benghazi, on March 30, 2011 (Aris Messinis/Getty)

Congresswoman Nan Hayworth (R-NY19) talks about the budget standoff in Congress as Democrats and Republicans attempt to reach a deal. Plus: what it would mean for the U.S. to supply weapons to Libyan rebels; the development of a democratic government in Egypt; and the question of inequality and the American system. 

Budget Battles

I’m going to vote for the bill that we in the House Republican Conference determine to be the best bill we can bring forward for the American people. It really is that simple. This is not about a number that is in the press today.

Republican Congresswoman Nan Hayworth (NY-19) on the Brian Lehrer Show

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The Web of Weapons

Robert Haddick, managing editor of Small Wars Journal, provides a look at supplying weapons to Libyan rebels, the US's history of arming insurgencies and where Gadhafi has gotten his weapons.

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Whistleblower Project Results

What we found out, was the hold was placed because of a secret request from the Republican House leadership.

Brooke Gladstone, host and managing editor of WNYC’s On the Media on the Brian Lehrer Show

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How Much Change in Egypt?

Esraa Abdel Fattah, an Egyptian human rights activist and co-founder of the April 6th youth movement, is joined by Neil Hicks, international policy advisor for Human Rights First, to talk about the recent developments in Egypt.

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American Inequality, Part 2

For me, the issue is less whether the top one percent are doing well, but why we can't help the broad middle do better. I think we can. It starts with an improved education system, one with much more support for training for individuals between jobs, and it starts with a system that's less biased against saving and investment that could lead to more capital and higher productivity.

Glenn Hubbard, dean of the Columbia Business School, offering a different take on the question of wealth inquality on The Brian Lehrer Show

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Open Phones: New Bike Tunnel ;-)

On April 1(!) listeners weigh in on the proposal to transform the Holland Tunnel into a bike-only tunnel to be re-named the Charles Schumer Tunnel.

Listeners: What do you think about this bike lane expansion project?

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