Senate Exit Poll; Tech in the City; Open Phones: Open Phones

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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

A man protesting the government shutdown outside the Capitol building in Washington, DC (coolrevolution/flickr)

John Dickerson, chief political correspondent for Slate, gives updates on the fluid situation in Washington. Then, the 30 Issues in 30 Days election series continues with a look at the tech industry from independent mayoral candidate Jack Hidary and New Tech City host Manoush Zomorodi. Plus: your calls on today's NJ Senate special election; Ian Buruma on the significance of 1945; your suggestions on open phones segments; and how do you encourage girls to be self-confident?

The Latest on the Shutdown

John Dickerson, chief political correspondent for Slate, discusses the latest on the fight in Washington over the government shutdown and raising the debt ceiling. NPR Congressional correspondent Tamara Keith also checks in from Washington, and WNYC's Business and Economics Editor, Charlie Herman, explains what the political uncertainty means for the markets.


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Open Phones: NJ Senate Exit Poll

Today is election day in New Jersey for the special election to fill the late Frank Lautenberg's seat. New Jersey voters: we're taking your calls for a special election edition of our informal, unofficial, thoroughly unscientific exit poll.


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30 Issues: Building NY's Tech Sector

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

Jack Hidary, technology executive running for mayor as an independent, talks about what the next mayor could do to promote growth in the tech industry.

Then, Manoush Zomorodi, host and managing editor of WNYC's New Tech City, talks about how the tech sector fuels job creation.

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Open Phones: Open Phones

We're opening up the phones now for your calls on possible future open phones segments. From time to time, we invite listeners to call in and be the guest for these kinds of segments. Now it's your turn. We're taking your suggestions now, and we'll pick one open phones idea to do on the program tomorrow.

So what's your pitch for an open phones topic? Tell us at 212-433-WNYC or 212-433-9692.

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The Lessons of 1945

Ian Buruma, author and professor of human rights and journalism at Bard College, looks at how Europe and Asia rebuilt after the war's devastation to people, infrastructure and institutions in his new book Year Zero: A History of 1945 (Penguin Press, 2013).

→Ian Baruma will talk about Year Zero with Martin Amis tomorrow at NYPL.  


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Open Phones: Self-Esteem for Girls

Parents and teachers: How do you empower young girls in your life? What do you say? What do you do? Call and let us know: 212-433-WNYC, 212-433-9692.

Perhaps you've seen the posters in the subway from the New York City Girls campaign, aimed at boosting girls' self-esteem. How do you tackle the issue at home?

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