Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Former governor of New Mexico Bill Richardson and Emmy Award-winning Daily Show writer Kevin Bleyer discuss the world of high-stakes negotiation. How to Sweet Talk a Shark talks about Richardson’s successes and failures in some of the world’s least friendly places, including face-to-face negotiations with Fidel Castro, Saddam Hussein, the Taliban, and two generations of North Korean leadership.
Thursday, March 14, 2013
By Karen DeWitt : NYS Public Radio/WXXI
State lawmakers are hurrying toward getting a budget agreement in place, with a stepped up schedule of conference committees and meetings with Governor Cuomo.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Legislators continue to discuss whether they will take on gun control legislation in the wake of the Newtown, CT shooting. Plus, John Boehner's "Plan B" (did you miss Plan A?) to avert the "fiscal cliff" has kicked off a round of proposals and counter-proposals. Todd Zwillich, Washington correspondent for The Takeaway, discusses the news from Washington.
Friday, December 14, 2012
If Washington can’t reach a compromise over the debt ceiling by mid-February or early-March, things are going to look an awful lot like they did in 2011 when the country was on the brink of default. The Takeaway's Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich explains.
Wednesday, December 05, 2012
Monday, October 31, 2011
The NBA remains stuck in a lockout this morning as negotiations between players and owners have failed to produce a new collective bargaining agreement. Tomorrow is scheduled be the first day of the 66th season, but instead the stadiums will remain closed and fans will stay at home. It’s a big disappointment for fans, but for many people, their livelihoods are on the line too.
Thursday, October 20, 2011
The State Department has announced that the United States will resume nuclear talks with North Korea next week for the first time since 2005. The talks are welcomed by Kim Jong-il, who even hinted at the possibility of resuming six-party talks to end his country’s nuclear program. Separate negotiations currently taking place in Bangkok will also touch on the remains of American soldiers still missing in action from the Korean War. Almost 8,000 men are still missing from that conflict, and the remains of nearly 5,500 are thought to be in North Korea.
Monday, August 01, 2011
David Weigel, who covers politics and policy for Slate magazine, Reihan Salam, columnist for The Daily and blogger for National Review Online, and Karen Tumulty, national political correspondent for The Washington Post, discuss the deal on the debt ceiling and deficit.
Friday, July 22, 2011
By Alec Hamilton : Assistant Producer, WNYC News
— Alex Colvin, associate professor of Labor Relations and Conflict Resolution at Cornell University, on The Brian Lehrer Show.
Friday, July 22, 2011
Alex Colvin, associate professor of Labor Relations and Conflict Resolution at Cornell University, discusses the art and science of negotiating in light of Washington's debt ceiling talks, recent state worker deals and the NFL and NBA lockouts.
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Tuesday, July 05, 2011
NFL owners and players resume negotiations in New York today in a bid to settle the longest work stoppage in the history of the league. Negotiators made some progress last week in Minneapolis, but talks still hinge on both sides agreeing exactly how to share revenue from the nine billion dollar business.
Thursday, June 23, 2011
WNYC senior reporter, Bob Hennelly, the Wall Street Journal's Lisa Fleisher, and Ester Fuchs, professor of international and public affairs and political science at Columbia University and former advisor to Mayor Bloomberg, discuss the labor deals in New York and New Jersey and what they mean for working people.
Thursday, June 09, 2011
A fight brews between developers and their workers. Could we see strikes at construction projects this summer?
Monday, April 04, 2011
President Barack Obama announced his plans to run for reelection in a web video early Monday. Meanwhile, Friday is the deadline for Congress to negotiate a federal budget deal for 2011; and the budget for 2012 still needs to be settled. Todd Zwillich, Takeaway Washington correspondent has the latest from the Capitol.
Thursday, March 31, 2011
Today, as the Tea Party Patriots rally outside the Capitol Building, lawmakers might actually be close to a compromise on the federal budget. Members of the Senate Appropriations Committee met with their House counterparts last night to see if they could strike a deal to avoid a government shutdown. But the compromise in question would include $33 billion in cuts — $28 billion less than the budget Republicans passed in the House. How will the Tea Party react to a deal with Democrats? What are the implications for Speaker of the House John Boehner?