Government Shutdown

The Brian Lehrer Show

Senate Exit Poll; Tech in the City; Open Phones: Open Phones

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

John Dickerson, chief political correspondent for Slate, gives updates on the fluid situation in Washington. Then, the 30 Issues in 30 Days election series continues with a look at the tech industry from independent mayoral candidate Jack Hidary and New Tech City host Manoush Zomorodi. Plus: your calls on today's NJ Senate special election; Ian Buruma on the significance of 1945; your suggestions on open phones segments; and how do you encourage girls to be self-confident?

The Washington Report

Government Shutdown's Impact on Global Markets; and NSA Chief Defends Agency

Monday, October 14, 2013

Eddie Robinson talks with New York Times Chief Washington Correspondent David Sanger about the ongoing government shutdown and its impact on global markets. They also discuss the head of the NSA's attempt to defend his agency's surveillance programs amid criticism from America's allies.


Lady Liberty is Open Again

Sunday, October 13, 2013

The Statue of Liberty is open again after a deal between New York and federal officials to keep it running during the government shutdown.


The Brian Lehrer Show

Government Shutdown Day 10

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Peter Coy, economics editor for Bloomberg Businessweek, discusses the latest on negotiations to temporarily fund the government and avoid default, Janet Yellen's nomination for chair of the Federal Reserve, and how the shutdown is affecting government services for veterans and programs like Head Start. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

AirBnB and the NY AG; SCOTUS; History of Government in Crisis

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

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The New York Attorney General has subpoenaed information about AirBnB hosts, according to the company. WNYC’s Charlie Herman explains what’s known about the request for information, and what it says about the company’s legal battles in New York City. Then, Mark Tushnet of Harvard previews the new Supreme Court term. Plus: we’ll hear about a decision from the Dominican Republic to strip citizenship from those born in the country to Haitian parents; an architecture professor explains humanism and the discipline; and a deep dive into the history of our government in crisis with Princeton University professor Julian Zelizer.

On The Media

Compromise in a Polarized Political World

Friday, October 04, 2013

Political scientist Brendan Nyhan says the roots of the shutdown aren’t so much in a failure of leadership from John Boehner or Harry Reid or President Obama. Rather, he tells Bob, all three men are at the mercy of an increasingly polarized political landscape that makes compromise extremely difficult.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

American Jews; Mayors in a Disaster; Mob Boss; Shutdown Day 4

Friday, October 04, 2013

A new study from Pew found that American Jews have less identification to the religion than to the culture. Jane Eisner, editor of The Jewish Daily Forward, explains. Plus: Dave Weigel of Slate talks about the latest on the government shutdown as we take your calls on how it’s affecting your work or personal life. Then, Irwin Redlener of the National Center for Disaster Preparedness, talks about how the next mayor could handle disasters; investigative reporters Tom Robbins and Jerry Capeci talk about their new book on the mob; and a discussion of what it’s like to communicate illness.

On The Media

False Equivalency Around the Government Shutdown

Friday, October 04, 2013

With the federal government grinding to a halt this week, the specter of false equivalency rose up around the media landscape. The Atlantic’s James Fallows talked to Brooke about his quest to have the media stop over-prizing ‘objectivity’ and start communicating reality.

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New Jersey News

More Than 3,000 Furloughed at NJ Military Base

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

New Jersey Public Radio

The military’s Maguire-Dix-Lakehurst base near the heart of the Jersey shore employs about 6,700 civilians. More than half were furloughed this week following the federal government's shutdown.


The Washington Report

Washington braces for potential shutdown; Outlook for Iran nuclear negotiations

Monday, September 30, 2013

Eddie Robinson talks with New York Times Chief Washington Correspondent David Sanger about the possibility of the U.S. government's first shutdown in nearly two decades as well as a preview of what to look for as a diplomatic push restarts Iran nuclear negotiations.

The Takeaway

This Week’s Agenda: Unemployment, the Debt Ceiling, and Political Progress?

Monday, July 04, 2011

It’s Monday morning and that means it’s time to check out what’s on the AGENDA for the week ahead. We’re joined by Todd Zwillich, Washington Correspondent for The Takeaway. And Callie Crossley, host of the Callie Crossley Show at WGBH Boston.

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