Tech and the Health Exchange; Rockland County; Found in Translation

« previous episode | next episode »

Friday, October 18, 2013 Website

Ezra Klein of The Washington Post and Andrew Rasiej of Personal Democracy Media, talk about the technological problems that have plagued the launch of the online healthcare exchanges. Then, our 30 Issues in 30 Days election series continues with a look at the Rockland County executive race. Plus: Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Mirta Ojito talks about the 2008 murder of an Ecuadorian immigrant in Patchogue; and a panel translates your phrases into Igbo, French, and Cantonese as part of the Walls and Bridges Festival.

Update on Obamacare

Andrew Rasiej, founder of Personal Democracy Media, which focuses on the intersection of technology and politics, and Ezra Klein, columnist at The Washington Post and MSNBC contributor, explain why the tech-savvy Obama administration encountered difficulties launching the online healthcare exchanges.

Comments [66]

30 Issues: Rockland County Executive Race

30 Issues in 30 Days goes beyond the horse-race to look at the issues that matter in this Fall's elections. See the full schedule and archive here.

Laura Incalcaterra, Journal News reporter, talks about the candidates running to replace Scott Vanderhoef as Rockland County executive.


Comments [8]

Debating Native Advertising

James Del, Ad Director at Gawker Media, and Bob Garfield, co-host of On The Media, debate the merits and pitfalls of native advertising in a preview of their discussion of the topic tomorrow at WFMU's Radiovision festival.

Comments [11]

Open Phones: Where Would You Move?

If you were going to leave where you live, where would you go? Do you live in a tiny apartment but are you longing for a big house? Do you want to try life on the West Coast? Are you tired of winter? 

Give us a call and tell us where you would move. 212-433-9692 or post below. 

Comments [35]

Immigration and a Murder in Patchogue

Mirta Ojito, Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper reporter, teacher at Columbia University's Journalism School and the author of Hunting Season: Immigration and Murder in an All-American Town, looks at immigration and small town America through the story of the '08 murder of an Ecuadoran immigrant in Patchogue by a group of teenagers.

→ Mirta Ojito will be speaking at Hofstra University on October 23rd at 6:30PM.

Comments [6]

Foreign Language Hopscotch

An edited version of this conversation was included as part of a best-of show on December 24. The segment originally aired on October 18. That audio is posted here.

The Walls and Bridges Festival brings together different cultures and insights. We talk to the festival’s program director Cédric DurouxHoover Chung, New York Correspondent for "Night on Earth" for BFM 89.9 in Kuala Lumpur, and novelist Emmanuel Iduma about language and the bringing together of different cultures and insights at the Walls and Bridges Festival.


Comments [11]

Get the WNYC Morning Brief in your inbox.
We'll send you our top 5 stories every day, plus breaking news and weather.