The Brian Lehrer Show's election series "30 Issues in 30 Days" looks at the key issues in the New York City mayoral and New Jersey governor's races. This year, we've grouped the conversations into focused weeks - see the (tentative) schedule below. Audio posted once a segment has taken place.
Also, join us every Friday for a #30IssuesChat on Twitter. At 2pm every Friday until election day, we'll discuss the issues that matter and use the conversation to set our 30 Issues segments the following week.
Education Week | September 23-27
- #30IssuesChat: Education
- Monday: Diane Ravitch on Testing, Charters, and Privatization
- Tuesday: Parental Involvement
- Wednesday: New Jersey Education Issues
- Thursday: The Pre-K Debate
- Friday: New Jersey's Higher Education Future
Public Safety Week | September 30-October 4
- Wednesday: Anti-Terror After Bloomberg and Kelly
- Thursday: Ken Thompson on the Role of the Brooklyn DA
- Friday: Disaster Preparedness and the Next Mayor
Grab-Bag Week | October 7-11
A number of misc. issues that don't fit into a particular week but are nevertheless key to the elections.
- Monday: Booker vs. Lonegan and Their Vision for Government
- Tuesday: New York City's Neighborhood Hospitals
- Wednesday: The State of the Safety Net
- Thursday: The Next New York Budget
- Friday: The Arts and Arts Funding Post-Bloomberg
Jobs Week | October 14-18
- Monday: Creating Jobs for Upward Mobility
- Tuesday: Jobs and the Next NJ Senator
- Wednesday: Silicon Apple: NY's Tech Sector
- Thursday: Tax Incentives for Growth
- Friday: Spotlight on the Rockland County Executive Race
Housing and Urban Development Week | October 21-25
- Monday: Low-Income Housing
- Tuesday: New Jersey Property Taxes
- Wednesday: Density and Affordability
- Thursday: Housing for the Middle Class
- Friday: Private Money for Public Projects
Transportation Week | October 28-November 1
- Monday: The Future of Driving in NYC
- Tuesday: Taxis: Outer Borough and "Of Tomorrow"
- Wednesday: The State of the MTA
- Thursday: New Jersey Tolls, Roads, and Transit
- Friday: Can Bikes, Cars & Pedestrians Share?
Tuesday, November 5th is Election Day!