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Leniency for Snowden?; Clyde Haberman; Spiderman

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Friday, January 03, 2014

A portrait of Edward Snowden declaring him a 'hero' is seen during a protest against government surveillance on October 26, 2013 in Washington, DC. A portrait of Edward Snowden declaring him a 'hero' is seen during a protest against government surveillance on October 26, 2013 in Washington, DC. (MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty)

From editorial boards to members of Congress, some are calling for leniency for NSA leaker Edward Snowden. Amy Davidson of The New Yorker talks about the attitudes toward the whistle-blower. Plus: what the changes to Medicaid and Medicare mean for you; Clyde Haberman on over 30 years at The New York Times; and the saga of Spiderman on Broadway.

Expanding Medicaid, But Limited Care Options

As millions of people get healthcare coverage through the Medicaid expansion, will there be enough doctors to go around? WNYC reporters Jessica Gould and Fred Mogul discuss this change through the Affordable Care Act, as well as the news today (reported in Science) that when Medicaid expanded in Oregon, emergency room use went up -- not down.

Doctors: do you accept Medicare/Medicaid? Why or why not? And patients: are you finding doctors that do accept Medicare/Medicaid? Call in and tell us at 212-433-9692, or leave your comment below. 

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Snow Storm Update

WNYC reporters and listeners report on the snow removal in the area, and how local government is managing in the five boroughs, Long Island, and New Jersey.  What's your snow story?  Call us at (212)433-9692, that's (212)433-WNYC.

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Exit Interview: Clyde Haberman and His "B-List" NYC Issues

After 37 years, Clyde Haberman is leaving The New York Times. He talks to Brian about his career as a reporter and columnist, and some of the lesser issues that still matter and help define life in the city, from noise to walkability.

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Amnesty for Snowden?

Calls to give Edward Snowden whistleblower protections are growing, including from editorials in The New York Times and The Guardian. Amy Davidson, author of The New Yorker's "Close Read" blog, talks about the options for Snowden.

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Spider-Man Goes Dark

As the musical production plagued by injuries and lawsuits over creative control closes on Broadway, Glen Berger, playwright, co-writer of "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark," and the author of Song of Spider-Man: The Inside Story of the Most Controversial Musical in Broadway History (Simon & Schuster, 2013), looks back on where the creative process went wrong and listeners share their stories of spectacular failure, and rebounding.

 

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