Great Debates

« previous episode | next episode »

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Gubernatorial candidates Zephyr Teachout, who is running against Andrew Cuomo in the Democratic primary, and Republican Rob Astorino debate each other. Plus: more on US policy toward ISIS in Iraq and Syria; and a guide to dealing with pregnancy and parenting while working. 

Defining ISIS

The terror group ISIS continues to claim more regional territory and grow in ambitions -- as well as erode the traditional religious, cultural, and ethnic lines within Iraq and Syria.

Comments [19]

Gays Will March in the St. Patrick's Day Parade

Parade organizers announced yesterday that a gay group will march in this year's St. Patrick's day parade.Why this decision, this year?

Comments [8]

Teachout vs. Astorino

With little prospect to debate Gov. Cuomo, Zephyr Teachout, a challenger in next week’s Democratic primary, and Republican Rob Astorino, debated each other in our studio. 

Comments [83]

Pregnancy & Parenting While Working

Dina Bakst and Phoebe Taubman join to discuss their guide for dealing with legal rights around pregnancy and parenting and working.

Comments [4]

John Oliver

The Time John Oliver Hung Out with Us During the Writers' Strike

Before John Oliver had writers, he was one. In this installment of Throwback Thursday: Oliver's chat with Brian from 2007 about the Writers Guild of America strike and what was at stake.


Get the WNYC Morning Brief in your inbox.
We'll send you our top 5 stories every day, plus breaking news and weather.