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Dawn Quixote? Buono Challenges Christie

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

WNYC

New Jersey Public Radio's Terri Langford reports the State Senator could use a new hand to play in her struggle to take on Governor Chris Christie.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Bradley Manning Trial; Library Advocacy; NJ Primaries

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

The Espionage Act is at the heart of the Bradley Manning trial, which started this week, and the Justice Department investigations into media leaks. Fred Kaplan of Slate and Steve Coll of The New Yorker talk about the connections. Plus: library advocates on their work; it’s primary day in New Jersey; researchers look into the effects of Sandy; and Stephen Dubner of Freakonomics on tipping.

New Jersey News

Atlantic City Faces Tough Times

Monday, June 03, 2013

WNYC

Seven months after Sandy, tourism officials in Atlantic City are doing their best to dispel lingering misperceptions about damage to the city’s boardwalk.  They’re gearing up for what they hope will be a busy summer season, and they’re hopeful that by re-branding the city as more than just a gambling mecca, they might be able to turn around the six-year drop in tourist revenue.

 

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Transportation Nation

Christie Faces Climate Change Protest

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

WNYC

New Jerseyans protesting Chris Christie's climate change policies greeted the Governor as he appeared with President Barack Obama at the Asbury Park Convention Center Monday.

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New Jersey News

Healy Success His Own Demise

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

WNYC

Mayor Jeremiah Healy attracted newcomers to Jersey City, and that just might have been his downfall.

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New Jersey News

Sandy's 'Forgotten Child' Struggles to Recover

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

WNYC

Most of the attention on Sandy’s impact has focused on coastal areas, but several inland towns were also devastated, including the small, Bergen County borough of Moonachie.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Washington News; NJ Transit During Sandy; Mammograms; Evil Men

Monday, May 13, 2013

Buzzfeed's Ben Smith discusses the latest news out of Washington. Plus: WNYC's Transportation Nation team discusses New Jersey Transit's performance during Sandy; a new vision for Madison Square Garden and Penn Station; an explanation of the different kinds of mammograms; war crimes and the evil men who perpetrate them; and How to Be a Grown A$$ Woman with Jezebel's Lindy West.

WNYC News

From Marijuana to the Medicine Cabinet: A Boy Who Couldn't Stop

Friday, May 10, 2013

WNYC

Jake’s life started out just right. He lived in a nice house on a nice block of the sophisticated New Jersey town of Montclair. His dad worked for the NFL, his mom a couple days a week in finance.  As long as Jake and his older brother did well, their parents weren’t overly concerned about a little partying here or there. Until Jake started to turn into someone they didn’t know.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Middle Aged Suicide Rates; NJ Good Samaritan Overdose Law; NYC Water History; College Bubble

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

The suicide rates for middle-aged people have spiked. Paula Clayton, medical director for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention explains. Plus: Tom Moran of the Star-Ledger discusses the new Good Samaritan drug overdose law and the politics behind it; the political history of New York City's water supply; and the college cost bubble.

Radiolab

First Cicadas Sighted in NJ!

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

WNYC

Cicadas have been spotted crawling out of the ground, butt-first, in Short Hills, N.J. Take a look at some photos, and if cicadas are emerging near you, let us know on our quick cicada-spotting form (we'll send your data to bug scientists who are tracking the emergence).

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Sandy Six Month Later; Syria; Sequestration Backlash

Monday, April 29, 2013

Sandy hit six months ago today. We'll check in on how rebuilding is going for coastal communities in New York and New Jersey. Plus: Slate's Fred Kaplan on the decision President Obama faces on what to do about the civil war in Syria; the backlash over the consequences of the sequestration cuts; and author Susan Jacoby on the The Last Men on Top.

The Brian Lehrer Show

New Jersey News Round-Up

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Nancy Solomon, managing editor at New Jersey Public Radio, talks about recent New Jersey news, from campaign finance reform to the race for Governor, and bridge overhauls to new rules for fertilizers.

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New Jersey News

Christie Defends Private Lottery Contract

Thursday, April 18, 2013

WNYC

New Jersey's Democratic Congressional delegation has asked Attorney General Eric Holder to review a Christie Administration deal to have a private firm run the state lottery.

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New Jersey News

Gun Debate Comes to Jersey

Monday, April 15, 2013

WNYC

Both New York and Connecticut have already passed bills in response  to the Newtown shootings. Now Trenton is set to take action even though it already has the strictest gun laws in the country.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Gov. McGreevey 's "Fall to Grace"

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Since leaving the seat as Governor of New Jersey, Jim McGreevey is studying to become an Episcopal priest and volunteers ministering to women in jail. Filmmaker Alexandra Pelosi followed McGreevey as he reinvented himself in her new HBO film “Fall to Grace.”

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Prop 8 Arguments; Disability on the Rise; Gov. McGreevey

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments on California's Prop 8 same sex marriage ban yesterday. Hear audio of the justices and analysis. Plus: Planet Money's Chana Jaffe-Walt talks about why so many are on federal disability; reforming urban school systems; and Governor Jim McGreevey on the documentary about his reinvention.

The Brian Lehrer Show

NYPD Oversight Plan; Education in NJ; Veterans for Hire

Thursday, March 21, 2013

A proposal in the New York City Council would create an Inspector General to oversee New York Police Department action. Councilmembers Brad Lander and Jumaane Williams, architects of the bill, talk about the oversight proposal and what chance it has of becoming law. Plus: Nancy Solomon of NJPR and John Mooney of NJSpotlight.com discuss highlights from Brian’s education panel discussion in New Jersey; an update on gun control measures in Senate; the “Ask a Bioethicist” series continues with a look at neuro-enhancement; and a discussion for veterans on how to nail a civilian interview and use skills to your advantage.

WNYC News

AC Workers Feel Post Sandy Housing Crunch

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

WNYC

Atlantic City's casinos were mostly spared during Sandy, but the workers are struggling to find affordable housing there. A rental housing shortage extends far beyond the Jersey shore.

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New Jersey News

Sandy Charities Track Record a Mixed Bag

Friday, March 15, 2013

WNYC

The tracking of charities is spotty and there's no way to know exactly how much has been donated. But at least half of the donations surveyed has yet to reach storm victims.

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New Jersey News

Christie Comment Alienates Host

Thursday, March 14, 2013

WNYC

The African American pastor who hosted Governor Chris Christie's town hall this week has asked the Governor to apologize for his comments about Democratic Assembly Speaker Shelia Oliver.

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