The Politics of It All

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Monday, April 30, 2012

Student loans have become the next hot political issue. Washington Post correspondent, Karen Tumulty, and the Wall Street Journal’s, Josh Mitchell, discuss how the issue is becoming politicized. Plus: the state of New York City’s housing and neighborhoods; E.U. Ambassador Joao Vale de Almeida on the financial crisis in Europe; and why Apple is so successful.

Student Loans, Congressional Dinner and 2012 Politics

Karen Tumulty, national political correspondent for The Washington Post, and Josh Mitchell, correspondent for The Wall Street Journal, talk about how student loans have become a big political issue, and the weekend's news.

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The State of New York City's Housing and Neighborhoods

Vicki Been, director of the Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy at NYU, discusses the center's tenth annual State of New York City’s Housing and Neighborhoods report, including findings on diversity, foreclosure rates and property tax distribution.

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E.U. Ambassador

João Vale de Almeida, E.U. ambassador to the U.S., talks about the financial crisis in Europe, as well as the overall E.U./U.S. relationship.

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He Put the "i" in iPod

Ken Segall, former creative director for NeXT and Apple, discusses his new book Insanely Simple: The Obsession That Drives Apple's Success.

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Open Phones: Are You Taking Part in the General Strike?

Tomorrow organizers of the Occupy movement are calling for "the first truly nationwide General Strike in U.S. history." Are you planning to participate? What do you think of the efforts? Post your thoughts or give us a call 212-433-9692

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Listen: E.U. Ambassador João Vale de Almeida on Whether War is Inevitable

João Vale de Almeida, the European Union Ambassador to the United States, recently visited the WNYC studio. While he was here, he answered the question at the heart of the End of War series: Is war inevitable?


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