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The Brian Lehrer Show

Gun Bill Defeat

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Yesterday, the senate voted down a plan to expand background checks on firearm sales, as well as several other amendments gun control advocates said would help prevent gun violence. Glenn Thrush, Senior White House Reporter for POLITICO, discusses the vote, President Obama's impassioned reaction to the defeat, and what comes next.

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The Takeaway

Background Check Bill Fails, Why Houston is Number One, The First Publicly-Traded Individual

Thursday, April 18, 2013

How Security Video Helped Authorities Identify Possible Boston Marathon Bombing Suspect | From Spectator to Witness | Why the Background Check Bill Failed | 100,000 Volunteer Proofreaders and a Whole Lot of Books | The Digital Public Library of America Launches, Providing Online Access to All Kinds of Media | Why Houston is Number One | Oregon Man Becomes the First Publicly-Traded Individual

The Brian Lehrer Show

Immigration (Coming Together?) and Gun Control (Falling Apart?)

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

The "gang of eight" has unveiled its immigration reform plan and is hopeful that it can pass. Meanwhile, the bi-partisan gun control compromise may not get the required votes to pass. Bloomberg congressional reporter Heidi Przybyla, discusses the latest from DC.

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The Takeaway

Senate Will Debate Gun Control Proposal

Friday, April 12, 2013

The Senate overcame the threat of a filibuster to begin a debate on gun control yesterday, but the future of this legislation is uncertain. Tom Diaz, policy analyst for the Violence Policy Center and the author of "The Last Gun," explores the possibilities for the future of gun control in Congress.

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The Takeaway

North Korean Threats, History of the Negro League, Gun Control Debate

Friday, April 12, 2013

New Movie Releases: "The Place Beyond the Pines" and "42" | On the Ground in South Korea | Senate Will Debate Gun Control Proposal | Navigating Portland's Food Culture with Nine-Year-Olds | Jackie Robinson, and the End of Negro League Baseball | The Art and Science of the Public Comeback

On The Media

Why We Might be Telling the Wrong Stories in the Gun Debate

Friday, April 12, 2013

As the Senate debates gun control for the first time in decades, we’re awash in stories we might never have heard but for Newtown. Brooke speaks with New York Times op-ed writer Joe Nocera, who's tracking gun violence daily on his blog The Gun Report. And Bob speaks with reporter Sheryl Gay Stolberg about why we're stuck with anecdotes instead of data in the gun discussion.

 

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The Takeaway

Special: Can We Talk About Guns?

Thursday, April 11, 2013

In a special episode of The Takeaway, host John Hockenberry will aim to get to the root of America's inability to openly discuss firearms by talking to those who most need to join this conversation: gun owners and enthusiasts themselves.

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The Takeaway

Gun Owners React to Senate's New Proposals

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Today Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid will hold the first procedural vote on major gun control legislation since 1993. Compromise seems to be in the air, as Senators Pat Toomey and Joe Manchin indicated in a joint press conference yesterday.

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WNYC News

Newtown Families Lobby Lawmakers as Vote Nears

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

As the Senate prepares to vote on a gun control measure, relatives of victims of the Connecticut school shooting have been in the nation's capitol making a personal plea.

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The Washington Report

Obama Shoots for Policy Trifecta

Monday, April 08, 2013

A tax and budget deal, an immigration reform deal and restrictions on gun sales. All three   eluded him during his first term, but in the next few weeks, President Obama will try and get movement on all three.  In this week on The Washington Report, David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent for The New York Times, talks to Nolan discusses if this policy trifecta will happen.

WNYC News

Connecticut Legislature Passes Gun Control Bill

Thursday, April 04, 2013

Following a total of more than 13 hours of respectful and at times somber debate, the Connecticut House of Representatives and State Senate voted in favor of the 139-page bill crafted by leaders from both major parties in the Democratic-controlled General Assembly.

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The Takeaway

Even Those Closest to Newtown Are Unsure About Gun Control

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

What do the people closest to the emotional center of the gun debate think of the proposed gun control regulations currently being considered in Connecticut? You might be surprised.

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The Takeaway

A Gun Manufacturer's Take on Tougher Gun Laws

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

On Monday, lawmakers in Connecticut announced plans to overhaul the state's gun laws. Several gun manufacturers have their homes in Connecticut. If the new proposed gun legislation passes, how will it affect their businesses?

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Guns at Home and Around the World

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Connecticut now has a strong gun control bill to match New York's. Paul Barrett, editor at Bloomberg and author of Glock: The Rise of America's Gun, joins us as we compare and discuss the NRA's school safety proposal and other gun news, including yesterday's U.N. arms trade treaty that Republican senators oppose.

 

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The Takeaway

Gun Manufacturers on Gun Control, Inventing Jobs, the Forgotten Presidents

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

A Gun Manufacturer's Take on Tougher Gun Laws | Inventing a Job: Advice from a Doer to a Dreamer | Remembering the Country's Forgotten Presidents

WNYC News

Conn. Lawmakers Announce Agreement on Gun Control

Monday, April 01, 2013

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Connecticut lawmakers have reached an agreement on a gun control proposal almost four months after a school shooting in Newtown left 20 kids and six educators dead.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Monday Morning Politics: Guns and Immigration

Monday, April 01, 2013

A "gang of eight" senators says it is close to a blueprint for immigration reform. Jackie Calmes, New York Times White House correspondent, discusses the latest on immigration, President Obama's renewed push for gun legislation, and all the latest news from Washington.

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WNYC News

Connecticut Lawmakers Close to Vote on Gun Control

Monday, April 01, 2013

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Connecticut lawmakers are poised to vote this week on a gun control bill almost four months after the deadly shooting rampage at an elementary school in Newtown.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

NY Budget 2013; "Common Good;" Cicadas!

Monday, April 01, 2013

For the third year, Governor Cuomo and the state legislature passed a budget under deadline. Casey Seiler of the Albany Times-Union talks about the winners and losers in the 2013 budget, and who spent the most money lobbying in Albany last year. Plus: Jackie Calmes of the New York Times on the latest push for gun control and immigration reform; Christian activist Jim Wallis explains why the concept of "common good" should matter in politics today; and a new WNYC community project aims to predict the arrival of this year's cicadas.

The Washington Report

How Serious is the Bluster from North Korea?

Monday, April 01, 2013

In the 60 years since the end of the Korean war, it’s hard to remember a time when the United States seemed more on edge about North Korea. The U.S. has sent B-2 stealth bombers over the peninsula in recent days and Kim Jong Un, the North's young leader, has threatened the destruction of American cities. This week on The Washington Report, David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent for The New York Times, talks to Kerry Nolan discusses the ratcheting up of tensions on the Korean peninsula.