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The Brian Lehrer Show

Sen. Blumenthal: Syria, Plum Island, and Other News of the Day

Thursday, August 29, 2013

As the US weighs options for intervention in Syria, Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) discusses his position and what comes next. Plus: his legislation to create an advisory committee to focus on tick-borne diseases, and the conflict over the future of Plum Island -- the island off the coast of Suffolk County that was home to the federal government's animal disease center.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Fast Food Strike; Lyme Disease; Plum Island; Candidate John Liu

Thursday, August 29, 2013

The fast food worker movement is growing. Marc Doussard, professor at the University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign and author of the new book Degraded Work: The Struggle at the Bottom of the Labor Market, and Michael A. Fletcher, national economics reporter, The Washington Post, discuss the demands and implications of this labor movement. Plus: U.S. Senator from Connecticut, Richard Blumenthal, discusses furthering research on tick-borne diseases as well as the future of Plum Island; and mayoral candidate John Liu takes your calls.

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Federal Budget Hints at Delay of Move for Plum Island Lab

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

The Obama administration has put the brakes on a plan to build a new lab that studies contagious animal diseases, a decision that has pitted disappointed Kansans hopeful about growth against New Yorkers fighting to keep about 200 jobs at a Cold War-era facility on a tiny island.

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