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The Brian Lehrer Show

Fiscal Crisis Resolution; Sharpe James; Schools Chancellor Walcott; Wendell Berry

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Hear the latest from Washington on a resolution to the fiscal crisis and government shutdown from the National Review's Robert Costa and NY Congressman Hakeem Jeffries. Plus: former Newark Mayor Sharpe James; poet and environmentalist Wendell Berry; NYC Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott on teacher evaluations; and the listener suggested "Open Phones" segment.

WNYC News

In Debate Buono Comes Back Stronger but Christie Still Leads

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

WNYC

New Jersey state senator Barbara Buono might be lagging behind Governor Chris Christie in the polls but she didn't back down from him Tuesday night during the candidate's second and last debate.

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WNYC News

Booker, Lonegan Make Final Pitch to NJ Voters

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

WNYC

It's the last day of campaigning for the two candidates in New Jersey's special Senate election.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Cory Booker; Human Evolution; Neologisms; Shutdown Latest

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Newark mayor and Democratic candidate for U.S. Senator from New Jersey Cory Booker discusses his campaign ahead of Wednesday's election. Plus: Harvard evolutionary biologist Daniel Lieberman on his new book The Story of the Human Body: Evolution, Health, and Disease; new neologisms with New York Times culture writer Liesl Schillinger; and the latest on the government shutdown and talks over raising the debt ceiling with Buzzfeed's Kate Nocera.

The Brian Lehrer Show

Steve Lonegan: Republican Candidate for Senate

Friday, October 11, 2013

Steve Lonegan, Republican candidate for Senate in New Jersey and former mayor of Bogota, talks about the race and what he would bring to the Senate if elected.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Debt Ceiling Update; Bloomberg and His Data; U.S. Senate Candidate Lonegan; and Arts Funding

Friday, October 11, 2013

Hear the latest on the fight over whether to at least temporarily raise the debt ceiling--and whether we're any closer to ending the government shutdown with NPR reporter Tamara Keith. Plus: the expansion of data analytics during the Bloomberg years; Republican candidate for U.S. Senate from New Jersey Steve Lonegan; and a conversation about arts funding under the next mayor of New York.

New Jersey News

$58 Million Spent On Lobbying NJ Lawmakers

Monday, October 07, 2013

NJ Spotlight

More than $58 million was spent last year by lobbyists on New Jersey lawmakers. Topping the list is the utility PSE&G.

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New Jersey News

More Than 3,000 Furloughed at NJ Military Base

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

New Jersey Public Radio

The military’s Maguire-Dix-Lakehurst base near the heart of the Jersey shore employs about 6,700 civilians. More than half were furloughed this week following the federal government's shutdown.

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New Jersey News

Poll: NJ Residents Are Positive About Affordable Care Act

Monday, September 30, 2013

WNYC

The day before the nation's uninsured begin enrolling in Obamacare, a new poll shows New Jerseyans are slightly more positive than the rest of the nation about the Affordable Care Act.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Bill de Blasio; NJ Higher Ed; Robert Reich; Mo Rocca

Friday, September 27, 2013

Bill de Blasio, New York City Public Advocate and Democratic candidate for mayor, talks about his mayoral campaign and takes listener’s calls. Plus: we take calls from listeners coping with a power outage on the Metro-North New Haven line; Robert Reich, labor secretary in the Clinton administration, talks about his new documentary about inequality; and the history and track record of international intervention. Then, 30 Issues in 30 Days continues this Education Week with a look at higher education in New Jersey. Plus: Mo Rocca on cooking with grandmothers.

→ Today at 2pm: Twitter #30IssuesChat on crime, stop/frisk, policing and more. Follow @BrianLehrer

The Brian Lehrer Show

Jersey City Gets Paid Sick Leave

Thursday, September 26, 2013

The Jersey City legislature has passed a paid sick leave bill and Mayor Steven Fulop is prepared to sign it. Mayor Fulup discusses when it will kick in and who it will affect. 

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WNYC News

Affordable Care Act Less Affordable In New Jersey

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

WNYC

The affordable care act will be more "affordable" in New York than in New Jersey.

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New Jersey News

New Jersey's Bargain-Basement Obamacare Campaign

Monday, September 23, 2013

WNYC

In New York, there's a slick ad campaign bombarding the airwaves, instructing the uninsured how to sign up for Obamacare beginning Oct. 1.

But In New Jersey, outreach is happening in a much less coordinated way, relying more on the networking ability of people like Enroll America's Tatiana Castrillon

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WNYC News

Supporters of NJ Tax Say Recycling Down When Fund Altered

Thursday, September 05, 2013

WNYC

Nearly 30 years ago, New Jersey was one of the first states in the nation to require its residents to recycle. But today, New Jersey recycles less than it did in the 1990s. Why? Some blame the little-known recycling fund, one of Gov. Chris Christie's go-to accounts when it comes to shoring up the state budget.

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WNYC News

Governor Christie Says He Will Likely Approve Revised Version of a Medical Marijuana Bill

Friday, August 16, 2013

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said he wants changes to a bill that would make medical marijuana more accessible to chronically ill children in the state. He sent the bill back to the New Jersey legislature with recommendations.

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Transportation Nation

Ten Months After Sandy, 'Black Water' Cleansed, Hoboken Terminal Bathrooms Are Back

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

When Sandy flooded the historic Hoboken Terminal, among the casualties were the indoor restrooms. Ever since, passengers have had to use port-a-johns outside the terminal. But the wait for a permanent bathroom is over.

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New Jersey News

House Jacker a Booming Business at Shore

Friday, June 28, 2013

WHYY

As the Jersey shore tries to rebuild stronger to withstand future storms, there is a growing demand for companies that know how to raise a house. These companies are referred to as "house jackers" and they're doing a booming business in the Garden State.

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Transportation Nation

NYC's Port Authority Bus Terminal Could Get Replaced

Thursday, June 27, 2013

WNYC

UPDATED 4:15 p.m. The world's busiest bus facility, the Port Authority Bus Terminal in NYC, could face a major overhaul or even a replacement. 

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WNYC News

How Tony Soprano Paved the Way for Chris Christie

Thursday, June 27, 2013

WNYC

James Gandolfini and Tony Soprano were both Jersey boys. And the qualities the late actor injected into his best-known character might have prepared New Jerseyans for Chris Christie as governor.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Phone Records and Online Data Collection; NJ Senate Appointee; NYC Parks

Friday, June 07, 2013

We follow the news from Washington DC on reports that the government has been collecting online data and the National Security Agency has been collecting Verizon call information. Plus: the news from New Jersey on Governor Christie’s pick for the empty US Senate seat; New York City Parks Commissioner Veronica White on the state of the city’s parks; Todd Abramson of Maxwell’s on the closing of the legendary music venue in Hoboken; and new jobs numbers and what it means for our area.