NJ News; Marriage, Money and Class; Affordable Housing

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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Matt Katz, a staff writer for the Philadelphia Inquirer, gives an update on the latest news out of New Jersey, including the special senate election, the recent decision on dunes and the marriage equality lawsuit. Plus: WNYC reporter Cindy Rodriguez discusses her story on the lack of affordable housing and the increasing rent burden under the Bloomberg administration; and a discussion of how money and class factor into decisions about marriage. 

New Jersey News

It's time to catch up on the latest news from the Garden State. Philadelphia Inquirer staff writer Matt Katz talks about the the special election to fill New Jersey's senate seat, Christie's re-election bid, the decision to rebuild dunes along the shore, and the marriage equality lawsuit.

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Housing Less Affordable Under Bloomberg

WNYC reporter, Cindy Rodriguez, discusses her reporting which found that the rent burden has become greater during the Bloomberg years. 


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Hear This: What does Marriage Say about Money and Class?

In the latest installment of this week's series on marriage, Paul Taylor, executive vice president of Pew Research Center, talks about what we can learn about the state of marriage by looking at who gets hitched, particularly when it comes to money and class.


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Open Phones: Did You Sign the Spitzer Petition?

Eliot Spitzer gave himself only a few days to get 3,750 people to sign the petition to get him on the ballot in the New York City Comptroller race. Were you approached by a Spitzer supporter and asked to sign the petition? Did you do it? Call us up and tell us about your interaction and how you made your decision about whether to sign. 212-433-9692

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Open Phones: Single Parent Support Group

Single parents: Give advice or ask for advice about parenting on your own. If you have a question for another single parent, call 212-433-9692. We'll pair you up and have you discusses the challenges and triumphs of raising a kid solo.

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The Explanatarium

We're opening the phones for you to explain something to your fellow WNYC listeners. Do you just "get" something most other people find complicated? Have you done the research and figured things out? If you think you can explain something complicated or often misunderstood - in 60 seconds or less - call in.

Maybe you know exactly what the Citizens United ruling does and want to explain it to everyone. Maybe you really get what 2001: A Space Odyssey is about, and can break it down in under a minute. Did you once have a teacher brilliantly definite solipsism, or describe exactly why the dinosaurs went extinct?

If you can explain something - anything - clearly and simply, call 212-433-9692 or post below. No heavy opinion, no political rants, just compelling information and succinct clarification.

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