The Nominees Are

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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Primary results are in, the parties have their candidates and now the focus shifts to November and the general election.  WNYC’s Bob Hennelly and Azi Paybarah go through the winners and losers and Nate Silver from the New York Times and Melinda Henneberger of Politics Daily look at the national picture.

Primary Results: the New York State View

WNYC reporters Azi Paybarah and Bob Hennelly discuss the state election returns.

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Changes for New Jersey Public Workers

Lisa Fleisher, statehouse bureau reporter for the Star-Ledger, talks about Governor Christie's proposed changes to pensions and benefits for the state's public workers.

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Will $75K Make You Happy?

Robert Frank, wealth reporter for the Wall Street Journal and author of Richistantalks about a recent study that says our happiness increases as we make more money, until we hit a happy plateau at $75,000.

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And the Nominees are…

Nate Silver, blogger for the New York TimesFive Thirty Eight blog, and Melinda Henneberger, founder and editor-in-chief of Politics Daily, discuss the results of primaries across the country.

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Voting Issues

Edward-Isaac Dovere, editor of City Hall, a website and monthly publication focused on New York politics and policy, talks about the problems some voters experienced yesterday at the polls and addresses criticism of the Board of Elections.

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Jets Blue

Barbara Barker, Newsday sportswriter and columnist, offers her take on the treatment of reporter Ines Sainz by some Jets players.

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