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This Could Be The Year Iowa Sends Its First Woman To Congress

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Iowa and Mississippi share a dubious distinction: They're the only two states that have never sent a woman to Congress or elected one as governor.

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5 Things To Watch In Tuesday's Primaries

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Primaries in Indiana, North Carolina and Ohio serve as the kickoff for an intense two-month stretch of elections. Did we mention former American Idol star Clay Aiken is on the ballot?

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Transportation Nation

The Incredible Sinking Port Authority

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

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The Port Authority used to get things done, like massive bridges and futuristic airports. So how did a bi-state agency with an $8 billion budget become an emblem of political meddling and dysfunction — and how can a guy named Wally Edge help fix it?

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Morning Edition

GOP Softens Its Edge In An Attempt To Appeal To Women

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

The GOP knows it has a problem with women. But is it tone or issues? And what can Republicans do to woo more women without alienating their he-man base?

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Your Guide to Tenants' Rights

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Do you know how to negotiate a new lease with your landlord? What to do when your apartment is in need of repairs, or your neighbors are violating noise ordinances? Housing expert Jaron Benjamin answers your practical questions, part of the Brian Lehrer Show's two-hour "family meeting" on all things rent-related.

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The Takeaway

A Young Ukrainian Returns Home to Be Drafted | The Unlikely Campaign to Save a 9/11 Revenge Killer | The Boom Business of Helping the Blacklisted

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

The Boom Business of Helping the Blacklisted | Fighting For the Future, A Young Ukrainian Returns Home to Be Drafted | 37 Soldiers in DRC Cleared on Rape Charges | Meet the Politician Running for Congress in Two States | An Up-Close Look at Three Senate Primary Races | The ...

The Brian Lehrer Show

How Dense Can We Get?

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

The Mayor's plan for affordable housing includes increased density. What do you think it would mean for your neighborhood? What kind of community benefits would be needed to make it work? How does this compare with your vision of the city's future? Call in and tell us what you think about increasing density. 212-433-WNYC…

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The Takeaway

Meet the Man Running for Congress in Two States

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Allan Levene is running in multiple Congressional elections—he's hoping he might get the shot to represent the people of Hawaii's 1st Congressional District, or those of Georgia's 11th Congressional District.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Deputy Mayor Glen on the Affordable Housing Plan

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio has released a plan to build or preserve 200,000 units of affordable housing. Alicia Glen, deputy mayor for housing and economic development, talks about the approach and how density is part of the mayor's vision for affordability in the city.

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The Takeaway

The Booming Business of Helping the Blacklisted

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

British lawyer Maya Lester has been getting calls from Russians that have been sanctioned over the Ukraine crises. She's made a successful career helping Iranian, Syrians and others get off blacklists for two decades.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Family Meeting: Rent

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Navigating the city’s rental market requires pluck, luck and money. Lots and lots of money. Today’s show is devoted entirely to a family meeting about rent. First, give and get advice on rent-related dilemmas. Then: everything you’ve ever wanted to know about your rights as a tenant (like when can you withhold rent from your landlord?). Plus: Alicia Glen, the deputy mayor for housing and economic development, on the mayor’s affordable housing plan; how you feel about the home you rent; and your thoughts on how (new) tall buildings affect the character of your ‘hood. 

All Things Considered

Best Way To Get Women To Run For Office? Ask Repeatedly

Monday, May 05, 2014

Recruiters for political parties say it's hard to get women to run for office. They're happy to join a campaign and raise money for others, but put themselves forward? That's a tougher proposition.

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More Health Insurance Equals Fewer Deaths In Massachusetts

Monday, May 05, 2014

The state's death rate declined in the four years after Massachusetts passed a law requiring health insurance. The state's minority residents posted the biggest gains in life expectancy.

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All Things Considered

The Intra-Party Landscape, Seen From The Edge Of Primary Season

Monday, May 05, 2014

Three states go to the polls Tuesday, starting what will be an eight-week stretch of primaries in the U.S. For a look at the intra-party political landscape, NPR's Charlie Mahtesian has this overview.

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New Jersey News

What Won't You Find In Bridgegate Documents? Christie's Emails and Texts

Monday, May 05, 2014

Just one email.

The internal review of the office of Gov. Chris Christie in the wake of the Bridgegate and Sandy funding scandals yielded 4,612 pages —that included summaries of interviews with 75 people, plus dozens of emails and text messages from top Christie staffers. But the only shred of ...

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Where Are The Missing Nigerian Schoolgirls?

Monday, May 05, 2014

More than 275 Nigerian school girls were abducted by the Islamist group Boko Haram on April 15. Adam Nossiter, West and Central Africa Bureau Chief for The New York Times, talks about what's known about the mass kidnapping and the search for the girls.

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The Energy Behind Repealing Obamacare May Be Ebbing

Monday, May 05, 2014

Republicans may not be as focused on Affordable Care Act repeal as before, but that doesn't mean the law has turned the corner in terms of public support.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Icky Truth Behind the White House Correspondents Dinner

Monday, May 05, 2014

During the White House Correspondents Dinner, On The Media host Bob Garfield and New York Times reporter Mark Leibovich held a "Media Ethics Colloquy" in the same hotel. No one showed up. They discuss why the annual dinner makes them worry about the state of the U.S. media.

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The Takeaway

Today's Highlights | May 5, 2014

Monday, May 05, 2014

Also on Today's Show: After Heartbleed, the tech industry is coming together to fund a group to maintain OpenSSL...The U.S. Highway Trust Fund needs about $302 billion in order to give states the money to fix crumbling roads and bridges.

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What Would it Take for the U.S. Military to Use Force Again?

Monday, May 05, 2014

The U.S. spends more on its military than any other country in the world, yet President Obama seems reluctant to interfere in conflict zones around the world–from Ukraine and Syria to the Central African Republic and Venezuela.

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