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Christie’s Future; Sleep for Infants and Parents; The Palisades View

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Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Governor Christie’s political future is uncertain since Bridgegate. The New Yorker’s Ryan Lizza discusses Christie’s political development and how the scandal is affecting his plans for the future. Plus: possible reforms to the evidence-sharing system in New York; parents of infants and young children talk about their sleep issues; and former New Jersey Governor Christine Todd Whitman explains why she thinks plans for the new LG headquarters along the Palisades should be re-designed.

Making and Unmaking Chris Christie

Ryan Lizza, Washington correspondent for The New Yorker magazine, looks at Chris Christie's development as a politician and how his political future is being challenged by Bridgegate.

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A Thumb on the Scales of Justice in NYS?

Kate Pastor, freelance journalist and former editor-in-chief of The Riverdale Press, talks about New York's stringent evidence-sharing rules (tougher than those in Texas!) and efforts to require prosecutors to be more forthcoming with material that could aid criminal defendants.

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Parents Battle (Mostly Each Other) on Sleep

Should you let them cry it out  or do the exhausted snuggle up? Listeners share their baby sleep solutions and conundrums.

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The Palisades View

Tech giant LG has announced it plans to build a new (very tall) headquarters in a scenic part of New Jersey. The rest of the story involves jobs, nuclear power and Bette Midler.

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Talking About How Much You Make

President Obama has signed an executive order prohibiting government contractors from punishing workers who discuss or compare their salaries. The idea is to promote equal pay by promoting transparency. Have you ever discussed your salary with a co-worker? How did it go and what did you learn? If you were surprised, did you do anything about it? Call in and tell us about what happened when you talked about how much you make. 212-433-WNYC 212-433-9692 

Update: The Senate's Paycheck Fairness Act which would have imposed the same requirement on private employers was blocked by Republicans today. 

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