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WNYC News

The Bronx's Weight Problem

Thursday, June 05, 2014

The Bronx always had a lot of food. It just wasn't good food.

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WNYC News

One Hospital Tells Bronx's Sick: You Call Us, We’ll Call You

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Emergency rooms are expensive, and by the time people get there, things are likely pretty bad. That's why one hospital in the Bronx is trying a new tack — calling patients to coordinate their care.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Leniency for Snowden?; Clyde Haberman; Spiderman

Friday, January 03, 2014

From editorial boards to members of Congress, some are calling for leniency for NSA leaker Edward Snowden. Amy Davidson of The New Yorker talks about the attitudes toward the whistle blower. Plus: what the changes to Medicaid and Medicare mean for you; Clyde Haberman on over 30 years at The New York Times; and the saga of Spiderman on Broadway.

The Brian Lehrer Show

DC Shuts Down; Obamacare Opens Up; Public Advocate Runoff

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Dr. Nirav Shah, the New York State Health Commissioner, answers your questions about the health insurance exchanges, which go live today. Plus: Susan Page of USA Today on the DC shutdown; Paul Danahar, former Middle East bureau chief for the BBC, talks about regional politics; and Ellen Futter, president of the American Museum of Natural History, talks about the museum’s new teacher training program. And we take your calls on today’s Public Advocate run-off as part of an Informal, Unofficial, Thoroughly Unscientific Exit Poll.

The Takeaway

Congress Fails to Agree & Forces Government Shutdown | ACA Debate: A Skeptic & Supporter Talk Healthcare Reform | A Tough Teacher Who Hit the Right Notes

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Congress Fails to Agree & Forces Government Shutdown | Furloughed Government Worker Speaks on Shutdown | Health Insurance Companies Weigh in on Obamacare | Boko Haram Violence Plagues West African Nations | A Tough Teacher Who Hit the Right Notes | ACA Debate: A Skeptic & Supporter Talk Healthcare Reform

The Brian Lehrer Show

News on the Affordable Healthcare Act

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

The Obama administration announced a delay in the provision requiring larger businesses to cover their employees under Obamacare, but many other parts of the plan are moving forward. Kate Nocera, BuzzFeed reporter, talks about the latest on the healthcare reform package, and her reporting on the Freelancers Union position.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Monday Morning Politics: Back from Break

Monday, July 08, 2013

Representatives return to Congress today after a long holiday weekend with plenty on their agenda. Wall Street Journal reporter Elizabeth Williamson discusses the latest news from DC -- from U.S. policy in Egypt to immigration reform and more.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Politics Roundup; Cameras in Courtrooms; Black American Issues

Monday, July 08, 2013

Elizabeth Williamson, a Washington-based Wall Street Journal reporter, joins us to round up the news of the long weekend, including immigration and health-care reform. Plus: how cameras in courtrooms affect the judicial process; and Christina Greer, assistant professor of political science at Fordham University, on the political issues that unite and divide black Americans – both those born here and those from abroad. 

WNYC News

Explainer: 5 Ways Obamacare Changes Could Affect You

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

WNYC

The Obama Administration announced a delay of a key requirement of the Affordable Care Act  - which has further confused uninsured Americans looking for coverage.  How does this affect you? We answer 5 key questions.

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The Takeaway

Senator Gillibrand on Sexual Assault in the Military, Implementing the Affordable Care Act, Responses: Your Most Difficult Boss

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Sexual Assault in the Military: Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s Proposals for Change | Obama Administration Tries to Juggle Multiple Crises | Oregon Leading the Way on Implementation of Affordable Care Act | Implementing the Affordable Care Act in Massachusetts | Revisiting the Tailhook Sexual Assault Scandal

The Brian Lehrer Show

Continuing the Conversation on Mental Health

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Sarah Steverman, director of state policy for Mental Health America, addresses the major issues of mental health policy today, and explores options for improvement.

→ More: Yesterday's Segment on Mental Health | Crowdsourcing Mental Health Policy

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Crowdsourcing a Mental Health Policy

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

We asked for your thoughts about how we should change the way we deal with mental illness in this country. Here's some of the highlights of what you told us.

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Opinion: Why Tort Reform Won't Solve the Healthcare Cost Crisis

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

It’s a terrific plan, except for the fact that it’s a terrible plan.

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The Takeaway

Republicans Attempt to Turn SCOTUS Decision to Their Advantage

Monday, July 02, 2012


The GOP has shifted their hopes for ending Obamacare from the Supreme Court’s ruling to the November election. 
And over the weekend, Republicans sought to turn the Supreme Court’s ruling to their advantage … pushing the idea that the individual mandate is an tax increase on the middle class. 
Meanwhile, Republican State Governors are looking to stall any efforts to implement the affordable care act in their own states. 
Joining us is Politico White House Reporter Reid Epstein. 
Also on the line is Takeaway Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich.

The GOP has shifted their hopes for turning back Obama's health care law from the Supreme Court’s ruling to the November election. And over the weekend, Republicans sought to turn the Supreme Court’s ruling to their advantage by pushing the idea that the individual mandate is a tax increase on the middle class. 

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The Takeaway

A Pediatrician's Perspective on the Healthcare Ruling

Friday, June 29, 2012

We’ve discussed the ins and outs of politics and policy as they pertain to the Affordable Care Act. But how does the ruling translate into change in the doctor’s office? And what will doctors be watching for in the months ahead?

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The Takeaway

In the Wake of Yesterday's Decision, Republicans Discuss Their Next Steps

Friday, June 29, 2012

Republicans got to work immediately deciding how yesterday’s decision on the Affordable Care Act should inform their game plan going forward. A year and a half ago, House Republicans passed a bill to repeal the healthcare law. Those Republicans met again yesterday to plan out their next steps in the months ahead.

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The Takeaway

The Affordable Care Act: What's at Stake

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

In the coming days, we'll soon know whether the Supreme Court will hand down their decision on President Obama's Affordable Care Act. Tom Daschle explains how the Court's decision will affect you.

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