Bill de Blasio; NJ Higher Ed; Robert Reich; Mo Rocca

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Friday, September 27, 2013

Bill de Blasio, New York City Public Advocate and Democratic candidate for mayor, talks about his mayoral campaign and takes your calls. Plus: we hear from listeners coping with a power outage on the Metro-North New Haven line; Robert Reich, labor secretary in the Clinton administration, talks about his new documentary about inequality; and the history and track record of international intervention. Then, 30 Issues in 30 Days continues this Education Week with a look at higher education in New Jersey. Plus: Mo Rocca on cooking with grandmothers.

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Candidate de Blasio

In his first WNYC interview since winning the Democratic nomination for mayor, New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio speaks with Brian Lehrer about his tax proposals, what he thinks Michael Bloomberg got right, and how much power a mayor actually has to address economic inequality.

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Open Phones: Metro North New Haven Line Commuters

If you're one of the 125,000 people who rely on the Metro North New Haven line, do you have a good workaround to getting to the city now that a power failure has snarled your commute? And is this SNAFU changing your mind about living in the suburbs in the first place? Or is it changing the way you think about whether you actually need to be physically at work at all? Call us: 212-433-9692.

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Robert Reich's Inequality For All

Robert Reich, Secretary of Labor in the Clinton administration and professor of Public Policy at UC Berkeley, is featured in Jacob Kornbluth’s new documentary "Inequality for All" out September 27th. They discuss the uneven gains and losses in the U.S. economy over the last 30 years.

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30 Issues: Garden State Higher Ed

It's Education Week on the Brian Lehrer Show's election series "30 Issues in 30 Days." See the full 30 Issues schedule and archive here.

We follow up on a few topics in New Jersey education we didn't get to earlier this week with John Mooney of Chris Christie's higher education record, the controversial mergers and acquisitions at Rutgers, and the Barbara Buono charge that tuition at Rutgers has increased 10% under Christie.

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Open Phones: Exit Sandman

Mariano Rivera pitched his last game as a Yankee last night, walking off the mound with tears in his eyes. We take your tributes to Mo. Call 212-433-9692 or post here.

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History of Intervention

Gary Bass, politics and international affairs professor at Princeton University and author of the new book The Blood Telegram: Nixon, Kissinger, and a Forgotten Genocide, discusses this history and the track record of international intervention.

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Mo Rocca Cooking with Grandmothers

Mo Rocca, comedian and "CBS Sunday Morning" correspondent, talks about the second season of his Cooking Channel show “My Grandmother's Ravioli” and what he's learning in and out of kitchens from grandmothers and grandfathers.

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