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WNYC News

Meet Christie's $650-an-Hour Man

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

WNYC

Randy Mastro will "fight you to the end," and you certainly don't want to "meet Randy down a dark alley." And that's just what the man leading Gov. Christie's internal review of Bridgegate wants you to know.

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Morning Edition

Holder Speaks Out On Snowden, Drone Policy, Softening Sentences

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

In an interview, Eric Holder says he's open to talking with Edward Snowden about terms of surrender. The attorney general is unhappy with the vote to block a nominee to a top Justice Department post.

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The Takeaway

Another Cold War? Russia Can't Afford It | Music Identity from SXSW to Seattle | J. Craig Venter on Living Well to the Age of 150

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

How Does a Plane Go Missing? | Another Cold War? Russia Can't Afford It | Florida Race Offers Swing State Insights | Inside the Paralympics: The Biathlon | From SXSW to Seattle: Music and Music Identity Across America | J. Craig Venter on Living Well to the Age of 150

New Jersey News

Christie Zens Out At Spring Training Before Big Bridgegate Week

Monday, March 10, 2014

To ready himself for a huge week in the Bridgegate crisis, Gov. Chris Christie took his two sons on a secret trip to Florida to zen out on some New York Mets spring training baseball.

Dressed casually, Christie hung out with team captain David Wright in the clubhouse. He looked ...

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The Takeaway

'House of Cards' Story Mirrors Real D.C. Vote

Monday, March 10, 2014

The battle between Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Claire McCaskill over a military sexual assault bill sounds eerily familiar if you've been keeping up with Season Two of "House of Cards." 

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Gas Exports Debate Makes Better Domestic Politics Than Geopolitics

Monday, March 10, 2014

Not everyone agrees that more U.S. natural gas exports would be an effective lever against Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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4 Reasons The Pew Millennials Report Should Worry Democrats, Too

Monday, March 10, 2014

A new survey of Americans aged 18 to 32 includes some troubling news for the GOP. But the findings also suggest that few millennials see big differences between the two major parties.

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WNYC News

Prosecutor Opens Second Inquiry into Christie Ally

Monday, March 10, 2014

WNYC

Gov. Christie and Gov. Cuomo are standing by David Samson, but now federal prosecutors are looking into his mix of Port Authority leadership and private business.

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All Things Considered

Hedge Fund Turns To Lobbying To Back Up Its Billion-Dollar Bet

Monday, March 10, 2014

Hedge fund manager Bill Ackman first invested against Herbalife, then lobbied politicians to go after the company. Eric Lipton of The New York Times reported on the story, and he has more details.

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WNYC News

De Blasio Inches Towards Pre-K Compromise

Monday, March 10, 2014

WNYC

Says 'Alternative' Would Be OK, As Long As It Gets The Job Done

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The Takeaway

Can Overwhelmed Immigration Courts Be Fixed?

Monday, March 10, 2014

It's estimated there is a backlog of more than 350,000 immigration cases nationwide, and the number of deportations is set to top two million under President Obama. Immigration judges say change is necessary.

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Governors' Races Offer Promise For Democrats

Monday, March 10, 2014

Republicans scored big gains in the states in 2010, but that's left them with few opportunities this fall. And there are several blue state GOP governors who are now in trouble.

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Political Rhetoric, From Energizing To Outrageous

Monday, March 10, 2014

The recent Conservative Political Action Conference featured a stream of political zingers. Two former presidential speechwriters weigh in on the rhetoric there and in other political news last week.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Ukrainian Crisis Update

Monday, March 10, 2014

Gideon Rose, editor of Foreign Affairs magazine and author of the book How Wars End: Why We Always Fight the Last Battle, discusses the latest on the crisis in Ukraine, particularly on the different votes and decisions about the future of Crimea, and takes your calls on how and why borders should change.

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The Takeaway

The Trial That Unleashed Child Abuse Hysteria

Monday, March 10, 2014

The Retro Report documentary team looked back at a courtroom drama that dragged on for years, and produced a climate of mistrust between parents and preschool teachers during the mid-1980s. During the McMartin Preschool trial of the 1980s, the staff of a California preschool was accused of sexually abusing young children in horrific satanic rituals. The accusations set off wide-spread panic among parents in Manhattan Beach, California. Barbara Dury, contributing producer for Retro Report, looks back on the case.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Local News Round Up: Carriages, Pre-K Funding, TLC

Monday, March 10, 2014

Brigid Bergin, City hall and politics reporter at WNYC, and Ken Lovett, Albany bureau chief for The Daily News, round up the local city news - from universal pre-k and the charter school debate to the mayor's relationship with Governor Cuomo and other news out of Albany.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Monday Morning Politics; Neil deGrasse Tyson; Judy Chicago on Arts Education

Monday, March 10, 2014

Charter schools and funding universal pre-k are just two of the issues where Mayor de Blasio and Governor Cuomo diverge. Ken Lovett of the Daily News and WNYC’s Brigid Bergin round up local political news, including the ongoing clashes between the mayor and governor. Plus: astrophysicist and author Neil deGrasse Tyson on his new show “Cosmos,” a reboot of the show originally hosted by Carl Sagan; the latest on the crisis in Ukraine; and the artist, teacher and author Judy Chicago talks about her own education in the arts, and offers critiques of arts education today.

The Takeaway

Ben & Jerry Take on Citizens United

Monday, March 10, 2014

Four years ago the U.S. Supreme Court made a blockbuster decision in the case of Citizens United, which dramatically changed the way political campaigns are funded. With the midterm election season about to get underway, The Takeaway speaks with the founders of the ice cream company Ben & Jerry’s—Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield—about money and politics in the post-Citizens United era and their campaign to reverse the Citizens United decision.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Questioning the Safety of Plastics; the Perils of Approaching 50; Shifting Demographics; Galadrielle Allman Remembers Her Father

Monday, March 10, 2014

For the last few years we’ve been told to steer clear of plastics that contain the chemical Bisphenol A. On today’s show: we’ll tell you why you should be concerned about BPA-free plastics as well. Annabelle Gurwitch on the perils and pitfalls that come with approaching 50. We’ll take a look at how changes in our economy, family structure, gender norms, technology, and religious affiliations are creating major demographic shifts in our country. Galadrielle Allman talks about how the death of her father Duane when she was just 2 years old, shaped her life.

The Leonard Lopate Show

Demographic Shifts and the Future of America

Monday, March 10, 2014

America is undergoing a major demographic overhaul. Major generation gaps have opened up in our political and social values, our economic well-being, our family structure, our racial and ethnic identity, our gender norms, our religious affiliation, and our technology use. Paul Taylor presents a portrait of where we are as a nation and where we’re headed—toward a future marked by the most striking social, racial, and economic shifts the country has seen in a century. His book The Next America draws on the Pew Research Center’s extensive archive of public opinion surveys and demographic data.

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