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Your Honor(s): Mayor de Blasio, Justice Stevens and Breadwinners

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Friday, May 02, 2014

Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens has six specific ideas for Constitutional amendments. He explains how they would solve debates over gun control, campaign finance and other divisive issues. Plus: Mayor Bill de Blasio; the upcoming mayoral election in Newark; rules for women breadwinners to live by; and social and political context for the current Ai Weiwei exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum. 

Your Guide to the Newark Mayoral Race

Two Democrats are campaigning to be the next mayor of Newark. Sarah Gonzalez, reporter for New Jersey Public Radio and Clement Price, Professor of History at Rutgers University and City Historian of Newark talk about the issues in the race between Ras Baraka, a municipal councilman, and Shavar Jeffries, a professor at Seton Hall University. The election is on May 13th.

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De Blasio on Teacher Deal: "There is Mutual Understanding”

Bill de Blasio says that the new teacher contract will "deepen the relationship between parents and teachers." On the Brian Lehrer Show, the mayor said he was convinced the deal would be ratified, but remained "broad on purpose" when pressed for details about how municipal worker health care plans would change.

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Keeping Househusbands Happy

When wives earn more, infidelity is more likely and divorce rates are higher. Here's some tips to make it work.

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Justice Stevens' Six New Amendments

The retired Supreme Court justice thinks we need to make some changes to the Constitution. Big ones.

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Context and An Exhibit: Ai Weiwei at the Brooklyn Museum

An exhibit of Ai Weiwei's work is up at the Brooklyn Museum. Deborah Solomon, art critic for WNYC, talks about the show, "According to What?" and the artist's work. Evan Osnos, staff writer for The New Yorker, and author of Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China, talks about the artist's message and politics in China.

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Brian Lehrer Live

Brian Lehrer Weekend

Three of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them.

A Piketty Explainer (First) | Cheerleading and Girls Sports Injuries (Starts at 19:45) | Pulitzer Poet Vijay Seshadri (Starts at 32:03)

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