Joe Lhota; Lonegan v. Booker; Women in Leadership; Early Decision

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Monday, October 07, 2013

Republican nominee for mayor of New York City Joe Lhota discusses his campaign. Plus: analysis of the weekend's debate between U.S. Senate candidates from New Jersey Steve Lonegan and Cory Booker; former candidate for Public Advocate and founder of Girls Who Code, Reshma Saujani, discusses her new book on leadership; and a conversation about early college admission.

Republican for Mayor: Joe Lhota

Former deputy mayor and MTA chairman Joe Lhota, 2013 Republican mayoral nominee, talks about his campaign, his policy agenda, and takes listeners' calls.

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30 Issues: Jersey Senate Candidate's Vision for Government

The Brian Lehrer Show's election series 30 Issues in 30 Days continues this week with a series of conversations about a variety of topics. See the full 30 Issues schedule and archive here.

In their debate over the weekend, New Jersey US Senate candidates Cory Booker and Steve Lonegan offered strikingly different visions for the size and role of the federal government.  Mike Kelly, columnist at The Record, analyzes the highlights.

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Shutdown: One Week In

The government shutdown in Washington continues as Republicans and Democrats continue to say they won't change their position on negotiating around the budget and debt ceiling issues. On ABC "This Week" House Speaker John Boehner also said that "we're not going to pass a clean debt limit increase," insisting that budget changes be made before a debt ceiling vote. Molly Ball, politics writer for The Atlantic, talks about the latest developments and where we go from here.

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Why Women Should Jump the Line

Drawing on her own life, Reshma Saujani, founder of Girls Who Code, former banker, NYC deputy public advocate, and the author of Women Who Don't Wait in Line: Break the Mold, Lead the Way (New Harvest, 2013) urges young women to "jump the line" and follow a new model for leadership.


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Early Decision

With the early decision college application deadline approaching, Jacques Steinberg, author of The Gatekeepers (Penguin Books, 2003), and VP of, offers advice for getting that acceptance letter.

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