Lautenberg Death; Bill Thompson; Israel's Deputy Defense Minister; Judge Kaye

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Monday, June 03, 2013

New Jersey Senator Frank Lautenberg died this morning at the age of 89. We discuss his legacy, and who Chris Christie may appoint to replace him. Plus, lawmakers are debating the rates for government subsidized student loans. Wall Street Journal reporter Elizabeth Williamson discusses. Plus: Mayoral candidate Bill Thompson; Israeli Deputy Defense Minister Danny Danon; the former chief judge of New York state Judith Kaye; and youth sports where everyone wins.

Politics Roundup: Lautenberg Death, IRS, Medicare Funding, DC's "Gilded Age"

New Jersey Public Radio's Nancy Solomon discusses the breaking news that NJ Senator Frank Lautenberg died this morning at the age of 89. Plus, Elizabeth Williamson, Wall Street Journal reporter, discusses the latest news from Washington including the ongoing probe into IRS targeting of conservative groups; new estimates of Medicare's long-term funding; the debate over student loan rates; and her reporting on how Washington, DC's local economy is thriving despite the sequester.

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Candidate Bill Thompson

Bill Thompson, former NYC Comptroller and one of the  Democrats running for mayor, discusses the latest news from the mayor's race.

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A View from Israel

Danny Danon, Israeli deputy defense minister (Likud) and the author of Israel: The Will to Prevail (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012), talks about Israeli politics and developments in the Middle East.

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NJ Senator Frank Lautenberg Dies at 89

NJ Senator Frank Lautenberg died this morning at the age of 89. The Senate's longest-serving member -- and last remaining WWII veteran -- reportedly died of complications from pneumonia. Chris Christie will appoint a replacement for the Democratic representative. Brigid Harrison of Montclair State and Congressman Bill Pascrell discuss Lautenberg's life and political legacy. Post your eulogies to Frank Lautenberg below, and discuss who you think Chris Christie should appoint to replace him.

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School Discipline and Crime

Judith Kaye, former chief judge of the State of New York, discusses the findings of the blue-ribbon task force on education and justice in New York City's public schools.

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Every Kid Wins

Jeff Ourvan, author of How to Coach Youth Baseball So Every Kid Wins, discusses his guidelines for making the game a constructive and fun experience for all players.

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