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30 Issues in 30 Days: Traffic Jams

Monday, October 28, 2013

It's Transportation Week on the Brian Lehrer Show's election series "30 issues in 30 Days." See the full 30 Issues schedule and archive here.

Robert Sinclair Jr., manager of media relations at AAA New York, kicks off "transportation week" with a discussion of how the city needs to balance the preferences of drivers over cyclists and pedestrians.

Then, Rachel Weinberger, director of research and policy strategy for Nelson\Nygaard, a transportation consulting firm, talks about the issues facing and the tools available to the next mayor in managing NYC's roads.  She served as advisor on PlaNYC and is the co-editor ofAuto Motives: Understanding Car Use Behaviors (Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2011).

 

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30 Issues: Low-Income Housing

Monday, October 21, 2013

It's Housing and Urban Development Week on the Brian Lehrer Show's election series "30 issues in 30 Days." See the full 30 Issues schedule and archive here.

Ralph da Costa Nunez, President and CEO of the Institute for Children, Poverty, and Homelessness, discusses the low-income housing policies of the NYC mayoral candidates.

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30 Issues: Tax Incentives and Competition for Jobs

Thursday, October 17, 2013

It's Jobs Week in the Brian Lehrer Show's "30 Issues in 30 Days" election series. See the full schedule and archive of shows here.

Gordon MacInnes, president of New Jersey Policy Perspective, and Greg David, director of the Business and Economic Reporting Program at CUNY Journalism School and contributor to Crain's New York Business, discuss the impact of tax incentives and regional competition for jobs.

 

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30 Issues Data: Gun Laws

Thursday, October 25, 2012

As part of the Brian Lehrer Show's 30 Issues in 30 Days series, the WNYC Data News team is designing interactive visualizations, tools and graphics to illuminate the data behind the issues. Join the full conversation on gun traffic and gun rights.

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30 Issues Data: Gay Marriage Laws

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

As part of the Brian Lehrer Show's 30 Issues in 30 Days series, the WNYC Data News team is designing interactive visualizations, tools and graphics to illuminate the data behind the issues. Join the full conversation on same-sex marriage and other gay rights issues.

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Longform on the Issues: Race, Gender and Society

Sunday, October 21, 2012

WNYC asked Longform to pick great stories as background reading for our 30 Issues in 30 Days series. These are stories that help illuminate and humanize the important issues this election year. Part Five of 30 Issues looks at "social issues" -- from abortion to gay marriage, race, guns, and gender. See all the guides here.

For daily picks of new and classic nonfiction, check out Longform or follow @longform on Twitter. Have an iPad? Download Longform’s app to read the latest picks.

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Longform On The Issues: Big Government

Monday, October 08, 2012

WNYC asked Longform to pick great stories as background reading for our 30 Issues in 30 Days series. These are stories that help illuminate and humanize the important issues this election year. Part Four of 30 Issues looks at the role of government in housing, energy, health, and military funding and policy. See all the guides here.

For daily picks of new and classic nonfiction, check out Longform or follow @longform on Twitter. Have an iPad? Download Longform’s app to read the latest picks.

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Running on, or from, Healthcare

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

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I'm not saying it is a perfect bill, but it is a landmark bill. It will do for most of America what medicare did for those over 65. It changes the entire view of health care in America. It used to be that if you were over 65, you, on average, got inferior health care. After 1965, the elderly could count on good health care.

- Rush Holt, member of Congress from New Jersey's 12th District on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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Debating Immigration in the New York Election

Monday, October 04, 2010

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There is no such things as too many immigrants. This is a country of immigrants. the question is illegal immigration. That's what we oppose. Not immigration. Of course not.

-Randy Altschuler, Republican and Conservative Party nominee for Congress from New York's 1st District, on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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30 Issues in 30 Days: Getting Housing Finance Right

Monday, September 27, 2010

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"If we decide that the government should remain in housing finance, we are going to run into exactly the same problem, some crisis in the future, because government's involvement creates moral hazard."

-Peter Wallison Arthur F. Burns Fellow in Financial Policy Studies at the American Enterprise Institute

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30 Issues in 30 Days: Does a Tax on the Wealthy Mean a Tax on Small Business?

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

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We've been at recessionary levels basically since September 2008 and having a real hard time for small businesses to dig their way out of a really tough economic stretch. And so I think any kind of increase in taxes is going to be a disincentive for investment, especially in the current environment.

-Bill Rys, tax counsel for the National Federation of Independent Business on The Brian Lehrer Show

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30 Issues in 30 Days: The Schedule

Monday, September 20, 2010

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30 Issues in 30 Days: Nominate an Issue

Monday, September 20, 2010

The Brian Lehrer Show and It's a Free Country are about to launch their election series 30 Issues in 30 Days. Each day between now and the mid-term election, we'll be going beyond the horse race and talking about the issues that matter. What do you want to hear discussed? It can be national or local; related to Senate, Congress or other important races.

Callers into the Brian Lehrer Show have helped us start the list. T. Howard in Queens said it's time to focus on the real backbone of American economy: oil policy. Christopher in Armonk suggested linking school funding to income taxes instead of property taxes. Ruth in Westchester wants to talk about repealing the Second Amendment in the wake of Supreme Court rulings that have restricted local gun control measures. And small business owner Joseph in Massapequa had questions about how new tax rates and the health insurance overhaul could affect his bottom line. 

What do you want to know about this election season? Leave a comment below to nominate your issue and any other suggestions for the series here, and stay tuned!

 

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