Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Friday, August 08, 2014
By Annmarie Fertoli : Associate Producer at WNYC
Recent New York veterans are weighing in on President Barack Obama’s decision to launch air strikes on Islamic extremists in Iraq, and provide humanitarian aid to tens of thousands of inhabitants of the country who fled to remote mountains in the north, where they are now trapped.
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Tuesday, April 29, 2014
On Monday, President Obama announced new sanctions against Russian politicians and companies close to President Vladimir Putin. But if Putin has the Russian people in his pocket, he may not need the rich as badly as the West thinks.
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Also, the ultimate Game of Thrones nerd makes an interactive map, and a light show in the sky.
Friday, February 07, 2014
The Culture Gabfest panelists discuss the tragic and untimely death of Philip Seymour Hoffman. Next, the gabbers welcome Grammy-winner Rosanne Cash to discuss her latest album The River & the Thread, her unyielding fascination with the Mississippi Delta, and how she writes her songs.
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Promising a "year of action," President Obama lambasted Congress for conducting itself in a way that "prevents us from carrying out even the most basic functions of our democracy." He promised executive action on minimum wage legislation, climate change, and new pension programs. Read a full transcript of his State of the Union here.
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
"I would imagine you'll hear more about opportunity than inequality," says Neera Tanden of the Center for American Progress about tonight's State of the Union. She breaks down what President Obama may call for, including executive action on the minimum wage and carbon emissions. Plus, a surprise call from Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
Friday, January 24, 2014
On the Culture Gabfest, panelists dissect the controversy over Woody Allen, whose receipt of the Golden Globes lifetime achievement award unearthed allegations of sexual abuse from his past, as well as pick the "5 best punctuation marks in literature" and talk about the retouched Vogue cover featuring Girls creator Lena Dunham.
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Robert Gates, former CIA chief and Secretary of Defense under Bush and Obama, discusses his new book Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary At Work. Here: seven things we learned from Gates, from Hillary Clinton's "surprising" hawkishness to whether the Obama administration is being too aggressive in going after leakers.
Friday, December 27, 2013
Have I peaked? It might seem like a depressing question, but Todd May, a professor of philosophy at Clemson University, believes it’s a worthy one. What is there to do when we think we’ve reached our zenith? May makes the case for reflecting on our peak.
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
President Obama addressed the nation Tuesday night about the United States' possible intervention in Syria. Obama asked that the Congressional vote to authorize intervention be postponed while Secretary of State John Kerry pursues diplomatic talks about Russia's proposal for Syria's chemical weapons to be put under international control. Read the transcript and watch the video here.
Saturday, September 07, 2013
On this week’s episode of Gabfest Radio from Slate and WNYC, Political Gabfest panelists Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss the significance of President Obama’s surprise decision to seek congressional approval for a military mission in Syria. They also discuss the gun and pot laws provoking new fights about federalism.
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
President Obama hosted the Let Freedom Ring ceremony today at the National Mall in Washington, D.C., to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. delivering his historic "I Have a Dream" speech. Watch the video.
Friday, August 09, 2013
President Obama holds a formal press conference today where he is expected to address chilly tensions in Russia after a cancelled summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin over his decision to grant temporary asylum to Edward Snowden, who leaked sensitive NSA information.