Same-Sex Marriage in New Jersey; Low-Income Housing; Barbara Buono

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Monday, October 21, 2013

Same-sex couples are being granted marriage licenses today in New Jersey for the first time. Michael Premo of New Jersey United for Marriage discusses the news and the gay marriage strategy going forward. Plus: Democratic nominee for governor of New Jersey Barbara Buono; 30 Issues in 30 Days is all about housing and development this week; and the long history of instant communication.

Same-Sex Marriage In New Jersey

At midnight last night, New Jersey began issuing same-sex marriage licenses. And this morning, the Christie administration officially announced that it would not appeal the Supreme Court's ruling. Michael Premo, campaign manager for New Jersey United For Marriage, discusses the news and what comes next.

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The Next Budget Battle

Last week the U.S. government narrowly avoided a default that could have badly damaged its credit rating and the global economy. Former Congressman Bill Frenzel (R-MN), now with the Brookings Institution, discusses what comes next as Washington readies to do it all over again.

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30 Issues: Low-Income Housing

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

Ralph da Costa Nunez, President and CEO of the Institute for Children, Poverty, and Homelessness, discusses the low-income housing policies of the NYC mayoral candidates.

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Candidate for NJ Governor: Barbara Buono

Barbara Buono, New Jersey State Senator and Democratic candidate for Governor, talks about her race against Governor Christie in the Garden State, and her platforms in the state.

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Social Media, Pre-Internet

Tom Standage, digital editor at the Economist, author of A History of the World in 6 Glasses and Writing on the Wall: Social Media - The First 2,000 Years (Bloomsbury USA, 2013), finds that papyrus rolls and Twitter have a lot in common as he traces the history of instant communication from ancient times to today.

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Can the Visual Artists Rights Act Save 5Pointz?

A group of artists from the graffiti collective is suing the owners of the building from being demolished on the grounds that they retain rights to their work.

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