Fiscal Crisis Resolution; Sharpe James; Schools Chancellor Walcott; Wendell Berry

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Thursday, October 17, 2013

U.S. Capitol Building. (J Main/Shutterstock)

Hear the latest from Washington on a resolution to the fiscal crisis and government shutdown from the National Review's Robert Costa and NY Congressman Hakeem Jeffries. Plus: former Newark Mayor Sharpe James; poet and environmentalist Wendell Berry; NYC Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott on teacher evaluations; and the listener suggested "Open Phones" segment.

The Deal in DC

Hakeem Jeffries, U.S. Representative (D-NY8) from Brooklyn, talks about the late-night legislating that reopened the federal government this morning and avoided default on the government's debt.


Robert Costa, National Review's Washington editor, updates the latest on the shutdown/debt ceiling in Congress.


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Former Newark Mayor Sharpe James

Sharpe James, former 5-term mayor of Newark and author of the new book Political Prisoner (Nutany Publishing, 2013), discusses his book, his career and NJ politics.


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Chancellor Walcott on Teacher Evals

Dennis Walcott, New York City Schools Chancellor, and David Weiner, NYC Department of Education deputy chancellor for Talent, Labor and Innovation, discuss the new teacher evaluation program and answers listeners' questions.


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Wendell Berry

Wendell Berry, poet, environmentalist, activist, and farmer, is in town to receive the Roosevelt Institute's Freedom Medal.  He discusses his life on the land and how it connects the issues that matter to him -- from the Farm Bill to climate change and coal mining.  



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30 Issues: Tax Incentives and Competition for Jobs

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

Gordon MacInnes, president of New Jersey Policy Perspective, and Greg David, director of the Business and Economic Reporting Program at CUNY Journalism School and contributor to Crain's New York Business, discuss the impact of tax incentives and regional competition for jobs.


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Open Phones: Elections You Can't Vote In

What do you have to say about elections in which you actually have no voice? Do New Yorkers have thoughts about NJ elections? And vice versa? Are you a New Yorker obsessed with Chris Christie? Or are you from Long Island, but want to vote for NYC mayor?

Give us a call 212-433-9692 or post below.

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