NJ Budget; Sandy and the Netherlands; Sen. Murphy

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Thursday, February 28, 2013

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has presented his budget. New Jersey Senate Republican Leader Thomas Kean Jr. and Gordon MacInnes, President of New Jersey Policy Perspective, react to the Governor’s proposals – including the expansion of Medicaid in the state. Then, a NY1 reporting trip to the Netherlands found lessons for storm mitigation for this area after Sandy. Plus: our series on fashion continues with a look at sustainability; U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.); leadership coach Dennis Kimbro tells the stories of black millionaires; and where do you draw the line with taboo foods?

Why Chris Christie Is Taking Obamacare Funds

Though he claims to be "no fan" of the Affordable Care Act, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie announced this week that the state will accept the bill's expanded Medicaid coverage provision. New Jersey Senate Republican Leader Thomas Kean Jr. and Gordon MacInnes, president of New Jersey Policy Perspective, discuss the decision and what it means for the Garden State's residents and budget.


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Lessons From The Netherlands Post-Sandy

NY1's Juan Manuel Benitez and Josh Robin talk about their travels to the Netherlands in search of lessons about storm mitigation for our region post-Sandy. Their special is called "Fighting the Tide" and the Spanish-language series is "Contra viento y marea"

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David Dinkins on Mayoral Elections

David Dinkins, former mayor of New York City and professor in the Practice of Public Affairs at Columbia University, talks about his own campaign for mayor and looks ahead to November.

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New to Senate: Chris Murphy

Chris Murphy, newly elected U.S. Senator from Connecticut (D), talks about his new office, committee assignments, and priorities for his first term as senator.


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What Spike Lee and Richard Parsons Know

Dennis Kimbro, leadership coach and the author of The Wealth Choice: Success Secrets of Black Millionaires, talks to Brian Lehrer about the stories of successful African Americans.

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Open Phones: Food Taboos and What You'd Eat

The horse meat scandal in Europe has us thinking about food taboos. Rachel Sanders, associate food editor at Buzzfeed, joins us to take your calls on where you draw the line when it comes to food.  Offal? Insects? Transfats?  Is there a line you won't cross when it comes to food?  Call us at 212-433-WNYC, 212-433-9692.


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