Hoboken Mayor; They Might Be Giants; Oscars Recap

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Monday, February 25, 2013

Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer talks about how to protect the city from future disasters similar to Superstorm Sandy. Plus: Steven Dennis from Roll Call on the latest from Washington; They Might Be Giants on their 30-year music career; and a review of who won big at the Academy Awards.

Monday Morning Politics: Sequester Week

The automatic spending cuts known as the sequester kick in at the end of this week -- and the chances of a deal to avert them seem slim. Steven Dennis, White House correspondent for Roll Call, discusses the last-minute bargaining, the effects of the cuts, and the emerging blame-game in Washington.

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Oscar Recap: The Good, The Bad and The Quite Bad

Dana Stevens, film critic and co-host of Slate's Culture Gabfest, and Alan Sepinwall, TV critic for HitFix, talk with Brian Lehrer about last night's Academy Awards.

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Protecting Hoboken

Will walling in Hoboken prevent the next Sandy? Dawn Zimmer, mayor of Hoboken, discusses her ideas for protecting the city against future storms, including building two walls to protect from flooding.

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They Might Be Giants Navigate the Music Biz

John Flansburgh, John Linnell, and Marty Beller of They Might Be Giants discuss the band's new album and how it's managed to stay viable in the modern music industry.

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It's Idiomatic

Christine Ammer, author of more than three dozen reference books, including The American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms, Second Edition, gets to the heart of American English idiomatic phrases, including and/or idiomatic phrases like "hue and cry" and "by hook or crook."

Tomorrow's Assignment: Use as many idiomatic phrases as you can in the space of a 100-word paragraph.    


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They Might Be Giants Play the Brian Lehrer Theme Live!

The band They Might Be Giants visited the studio, and played our theme live - a Brian Lehrer Show first! Listen to the full interview with TMBG here. (By the way, here's the original version of the theme from Marden Hill)

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