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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.

The Takeaway

What $12 Million In Anti-Gun Advertising Really Gets You

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

What sort of political change will $12 million in gun-control advertising actually buy you? New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who's financing a series of ads, will soon find out. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

NJ Alimony Reform; Nocera on Guns; Food and Family; Ask a Bioethicist

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

As New Jersey legislators weigh an end to permanent spousal support, Laura Morgan of Family Law Consulting explains the role of alimony in modern divorce -- and takes your calls on whether or not it's time for reform. Plus: Joe Nocera on Mayor Bloomberg's new ad campaign pushing for gun control; March's "Ask a Bioethicist" series concludes with a look at neuroscience and bad behavior; and a new book of essays explores the connection between food and family.

WNYC News

Cuomo Might Relax Part of New Gun Law

Thursday, March 21, 2013

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When Governor Andrew Cuomo and his staff huddled with lawmakers earlier this year to craft the toughest gun control law in the country, he wanted to limit the capacity of magazines from 10 bullets down to five.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Senate Scales Back Gun Control

Thursday, March 21, 2013

The assault weapons ban will not be one of the measures in a Senate gun control bill to be introduced next month. Jennifer Steinhauer, New York Times reporter, explains why and tells us what's left in the Senate's proposals.

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WNYC News

Blumenthal: Gun Control Fight a Marathon, Not a Sprint

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

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A federal ban on assault weapons is not in the cards. The provision has been pulled from a gun control bill that Democratic leaders in the U.S. Senate plan to bring to a vote next month. Majority Leader Harry Reid said he doesn’t have the votes to pass the provision, which would instead be included as an amendment.

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WNYC News

New Gun Law's Magazine Limit Could Change

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

The governor and legislative leaders are talking about amendments to the state’s new gun control laws. The Assembly Speaker raised the possibility that a ban on 10 bullet magazines might be reversed, but Governor Cuomo said that’s not the case.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Healthcare Workers in Support of NY's New Gun Laws

Monday, March 18, 2013

George Gresham, president of 1199SEIU, United Healthcare Workers East, talks about this week’s rally in support of Gov. Cuomo's NY SAFE Act gun laws, plus efforts to prevent the closure of Long Island College Hospital.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Sen. Gillibrand: Gun Trafficking, Sequester, and More

Thursday, March 07, 2013

New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D) talks about her proposed legislation to combat gun trafficking and other issues.

 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Gun Guys: A Road Trip

Thursday, March 07, 2013

Dan Baum, author of Gun Guys: A Road Trip, talks about what his road trip into middle America taught him about the country's gun culture. 

Event: On-stage conversation, Q&A and book-signing with Dan Baum at NYU's Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute today at 6:30 PM. More info here.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Registering Gun Criminals

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. talks about his State of the Bronx speech, including a proposal to create a registry of criminals who use guns, like that for sex offenders.

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WNYC News

Amendment to NY's Gun Law Under Discussion

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Senate Republicans have pressed for changes to the state’s strictest-in-the-nation gun control laws which were approved on January 14. They’d like to amend the law to once again allow for 10 bullets per magazine, as opposed to the 7-bullet limit under the new law.

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WNYC News

Thousands Join Anti-Gun Control Rally

Thursday, February 28, 2013

A rally against New York’s newly enacted gun control laws drew one of the largest crowds to the State Capitol in recent decades.

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WNYC News

Bloomberg PAC Notches Up Victory Against NRA in Windy City

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

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While Mayor Bloomberg's days at City Hall may dwindling, it will be a long time before his deep pockets run dry. That means he has billions to support causes - and candidates that share his positions.

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The Takeaway

A Year Later, Community Awaits Justice in Travyon Martin Shooting

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

One year ago on the evening of February 26, 2012, 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was shot and killed by George Zimmerman, who claims that he acted in self-defense. A judge announced earlier this month that jury selection in Zimmerman's murder trial will begin on June 10, 2013. WLRN reporter Phil Latzman has been following the case from Florida.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

PBS Investigates: After Newtown

Friday, February 22, 2013

Hari Sreenivasan, digital correspondent for PBS Newshour, and director of digital partnerships, talks about the PBS project "After Newtown," airing this week.

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WNYC News

Can Lessons on Gun Control be Gleaned from the Military?

Friday, February 08, 2013

Speaking to soldiers about firearms, no matter what their individual views are on gun control, one thing becomes clear: they take them seriously.

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The Takeaway

Over 1,600 Gun-Related Deaths Since Newtown

Thursday, February 07, 2013

Shootings happen every day in America, but most are never covered by the national media. Now Slate is attempting to collect data on every person killed by a firearm. They've recorded more than 1,600 deaths in just the few weeks since the Newtown shooting.

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WNYC News

Portrait of a Gun Manufacturing Town

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

When New York passed a wave of new gun-control laws in January, it outlawed a type of assault rifle made just over an hour's drive from the state capital.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Opposing NY's New Gun Laws

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Thomas King, president of the New York State Rifle & Pistol Association, the official NRA-affiliated State Association in New York, talks about the group's response to Gov. Cuomo's new gun laws, NY-SAFE, including filing a notice of legal claim against it.

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