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Albany vs. NYC; West Virginia Water; Dirty Wars; Michael Mulgrew

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Monday, February 17, 2014

Mayor de Blasio and Governor Cuomo at press conference in Albany (Matt Ryan/WMHT)

Today's show guest-hosted by WNYC's Anna Sale. More about Anna here.

Upstate and city lawmakers are at odds over funding for universal pre-K and other budget issues. Liz Benjamin, host of “Capital Tonight” and columnist for Capital New York, discusses the latest conflicts. Then: An environmental reporter from West Virginia explains the continuing saga of contaminated water in the state. Plus: Our Oscar-nominated documentary series wraps up with the Jeremy Scahill and Richard Rowley, the filmmakers behind “Dirty Wars;” how younger Americans use social media and how marketers are trying to reach them and United Federation of Teachers President Michael Mulgrew.  

Albany vs NYC, Round Infinity

Liz Benjamin, host of Capital Tonight on Time Warner Cable News and Capital New York columnist, discusses the latest about Governor Cuomo, upstate lawmakers, and Mayor de Blasio and their fight over funding pre-K and other budget matters.

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The West Virginia Spill

Ken Ward Jr., writer for the Charleston Gazette on environmental issues, discusses another spill that is contaminating water in West Virginia. He explains how little we know about the chemicals and how a lack of oversight is complicating the problems.

 

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Behind the Oscar Docs: Dirty Wars

Today we wrap up our annual series on Oscar nominated documentaries. We spoke with the filmmakers behind all five films over the past week: The Square (Wednesday); 20 Feet from Stardom (Thursday); An Act of Killing (Friday); Dirty Wars (Monday).

Jeremy Scahill and Richard Rowley talk about their new documentary Dirty Wars. Scahill, who is an investigative journalist (and editor with the new project The Intercept), is a writer for the documentary, based on his book Dirty Wars: The World Is a Battlefield. Rowley is director, cinematographer, and editor for the film. Scahill and Rowley discuss their expose of the War on Terror.

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What Does Generation Like Want?

Douglass Rushkoff is an author and media thinker, and host of the new "Frontline" piece "Generation Like." In this new documentary, Rushkoff explores how young Americans use the social web, and how corporations and marketers are trying to reach them.

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Mulgrew on Teacher Contracts, Charter Schools and More

Michael Mulgrew, president of the United Federation of Teachers, gives an update on the UFT's positions on teacher contract negotiations, charter schools and weather-related school closings.

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Warm Memories To Fight The Cold

A call-in segment with your descriptions of a warm day (remember those?) on this chilly Monday. Tell us about a really warm memory. Remember that feeling of taking your shoes off and walking barefoot on fresh green grass? Remember how it smells on the beach, that mixture of sunscreen and salty air? Tell us what a grill sounds like on the 4th of July. Let’s remember a warmer time. 212-433-WNYC. 212-433-9692. Describe what it feels, sounds and smells like when it's actually hot out.

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