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The Brian Lehrer Show

Federal Aid to the Tri-State Region

Friday, November 16, 2012

WNYC reporter Anna Sale discusses the kind of aid the region is requesting -- and the precedence for post-emergency rebuilding aid from the federal government.

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WNYC News

FBI Discovered Evidence Of David Petraeus' Affair

Saturday, November 10, 2012

The FBI notified Petraeus that it was aware of his relationship with author Paula Broadwell after the two exchanged hundreds or thousands of emails.

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It's A Free Blog

Opinion: During a Crisis, People Look to the Government

Monday, October 29, 2012

As Hurricane Sandy barrels towards the East Coast, many of us are preparing as best we can for the unknown.  And right now,  there are very few of us who are wishing that government would just get out of the way.

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On Being

Sen. Pete Domenici and Alice Rivlin — Political Bridge People

Thursday, October 25, 2012

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On Being

[Unedited] Pete Domenici and Alice Rivlin with Krista Tippett

Thursday, October 25, 2012

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WNYC News

Sen. George McGovern Dies

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Sen. George McGovern lost the 1972 presidential bid to Richard Nixon yet inspired a new generation of voters with his candidacy and opposition to the Vietnam War. A family spokesman told the AP McGovern died Sunday at a hospice in Sioux Falls, S.D., surrounded by family and friends. He was 90.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Backstory: Privacy in the Digital Age

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Verizon Wireless recently came under fire when it was revealed the company has begun selling information about its customers—including users’ geographical locations, app usage, and web browsing activities—to third parties. Last month the ACLU released documents showing a massive increase in electronic surveillance by the government. For this week's Backstory, CNET’s Declan McCullagh gives an update on digital privacy, explaining who is pushing the boundaries of what can be done with our personal data, and what some activists are trying to do about it.

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WNYC News

Sen. Arlen Specter Dies At 82

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Arlen Specter, the outspoken senator who started out Republican, switched to Democrat and stayed moderate throughout, has died, the AP reports. He was 82.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

30 Issues Follow-Up: How Big Is Government?

Friday, October 12, 2012

All this week, 30 Issues in 30 Days looked at Big Government, from environment to housing to the military. Bu just how big is Big Government anyway? Michael Ettlinger, vice president for economics at the Center for American Progress, discusses the size of government and the share of various spending programs.

→ Below: The CNN Budget Poll and Various Budget Charts Referenced on Air | Interactive Chart from CAP

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WNYC News

The Post Office Will Miss Another Multi-Billion Dollar Payment

Friday, September 28, 2012

The U.S. Postal Service will default on a payment of $5.1 billion this Sunday, linked to a Congressional requirement to pre-fund benefits. The Postmaster General says without the demand, the Service would be closer to profitability.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Fine Print

Friday, September 21, 2012

David Cay Johnston explains the ways corporations hide sneaky stipulations in contract, often with government permission. In The Fine Print: How Big Companies Use "Plain English" to Rob You Blind, he deciphers the jargon used in things like utility bills that cost you money, and he points out what’s missing—all the contractually binding clauses that companies hide but still enforce. Johnston shares solutions you can use to fight back against these devious practices.

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Transportation Nation

BREAKING: NYC Traffic Deaths Rising

Thursday, September 20, 2012

(UPDATED WITH NYC DOT RESPONSE) The number of traffic fatalities in New York City is up 23 percent.

The Mayor's Management Report says there were 291 traffic fatalities between July 2011 and June 2012. The previous year, there were 236 traffic deaths.

Of the 291 people killed in ...

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Ayn Rand and Big Government

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Yaron Brook, executive director of The Ayn Rand Institute and a co-author of Free Market Revolution: How Ayn Rand’s Ideas Can End Big Government, discusses the impact of Ayn Rand on current politics - including the leaked Mitt Romney "47%" tapes - and the role of free market solutions in the current economy.

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WNYC News

Striking Chicago Teachers And City Still 'Miles Apart' On Contract

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

The union president says the two sides have made incremental progress but no deal was in sight as teachers continued to man the picket lines.

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WNYC News

Government To Sell Controlling Interest In Bailed-Out AIG

Monday, September 10, 2012

The government will reduce its stake in the insurance giant to less than 50 percent for the first time since the 2008 bailout.

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WNYC News

Chicago Teachers On Strike, Affecting 350,000 Students

Monday, September 10, 2012

Teachers from the nation's third-largest school district have gone on strike despite an offer of a 16 percent pay raise over four years.

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WNYC News

States' Rights And DOMA Clash On A Shifting Battlefield

Sunday, September 09, 2012

The debate over states' rights versus federal power is as old as our country, but this time the subject of controversy is relatively new. As Americans' views on homosexuality change, more states are stepping up to challenge the federal definition of marriage.

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WNYC News

Thursday Night, Obama Will Know The Biggest Secret In The U.S. Economy

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

How many jobs did the nation gain (or lose) last month?

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WNYC News

Four More Beers? Well, Here Are Two From The White House

Saturday, September 01, 2012

Belly up, folks, the White House is pouring out its homebrew secrets. On its website Saturday, the White House released two recipes for the homemade beer President Obama's been talking up for months.

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WNYC News

Deal Struck To Avoid Possibility Of Government Shutdown In October

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Republican and Democratic leaders have agreed on a plan to fund the government for the first six months of fiscal 2013. Still left to debate: whether to extend the so-called Bush tax cuts and looming, deep automatic cuts in some spending.

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