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Today's Highlights | January 24, 2013

Friday, January 24, 2014

Other Highlights From Today's Show: Governor Jerry Brown has declared a drought emergency for the state of California. What does this mean for cities like San Diego?...Our Movie Date team reviews this week's big release and gives their top picks for this year’s Sundance Film Festival ...The World Economic Forum will devote all of today to panels and talks on the threat of climate change. Is this a sign of things to come?

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Why Washington Drives Mayors Crazy

Friday, January 24, 2014

Close to 300 of the nation's mayors have been meeting in Washington this week. They've found networking with their peers to be a lot more productive than trying to lobby Congress.

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Former Va. Gov. Bob McDonnell, Wife Plead Not Guilty

Friday, January 24, 2014

Both were released on their own recognizance and ordered not to leave the country. The McDonnells are facing corruption charges stemming from gifts they received from a political donor.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Are Political Favors Getting a Bad Name?

Friday, January 24, 2014

In New Jersey, Chris Christie and his staff face allegations that they punished their political opponents by causing traffic jams. In New York City, new City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito is rewarding her allies with plum jobs. So what counts as effective carrot-and-stick politics, and what's crosses the line? Brigid Harrison, of Montclair State and David Plotz, editor of Slate, discuss.

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The Takeaway

The Clinton Machine Gears Up for 2016

Friday, January 24, 2014

Hillary Clinton has yet to declare her candidacy for the 2016 presidential race, but the Clinton machine is well-oiled and ready for action. Amy Chozick, reporter for Takeaway partner The New York Times, is the author of "Planet Hillary," the cover story in this week's New York Times Magazine. She explains how the Clinton campaign machine is gearing up for 2016.

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President Boehner? Not If That Rules Out Wine And Cigarettes

Friday, January 24, 2014

The House speaker used a rare appearance on late-night TV to joke about why he won't be running for the White House, and to make some more serious predictions about this year's elections.

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Slate Political Gabfest

The Political Gabfest: The "Would You Like a Ride in My Ferrari?" Edition

Friday, January 24, 2014

Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson, and Emily Bazelon. This week: David Remnick's Obama profile, Netflix's Romney documentary, and the McDonells' political scandal.

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Gabfest Radio

The Unretouched Edition

Friday, January 24, 2014

On the Culture Gabfest, panelists dissect the controversy over Woody Allen, whose receipt of the Golden Globes lifetime achievement award unearthed allegations of sexual abuse from his past, as well as pick the "5 best punctuation marks in literature" and talk about the retouched Vogue cover featuring Girls creator Lena Dunham. 

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The Takeaway

The Clinton Machine Gears Up for 2016 | Video Game Music Gains Recognition | Who Really Gets to Do What They Love?

Friday, January 24, 2014

'Planet Hillary': The Clinton Machine Gears Up for 2016 | How California's Cities Are Coping With Drought Conditions | Sundance Preview & This Week's Movies Reviews | World Economic Forum Takes Up Climate Change | Ludomusicology: The Study of Video Game Music Gains Recognition | Who Really Gets to Do What ...

The Brian Lehrer Show

An Hour With David Remnick

Friday, January 24, 2014

David Remnick, editor of The New Yorker, talks about his recent Obama profile, his upcoming work with NBC at the Sochi Olympics, and more. Plus an "Ask the Editor" call-in.

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On The Media

Banning The Other N-Word?

Friday, January 24, 2014

The Israeli Knesset has given preliminary approval to a bill that would criminalize use of the word Nazi, and Nazi symbols, except in certain educational or artistic contexts. Violators could face fines as high as twenty-nine thousand dollars, and up to six months in jail. Backers of the bill seek to prevent disrespect of the Holocaust that results when Nazis are invoked casually, whether in political invective or adolescent insults. Brooke talks with linguistic anthropologist Paja Faudree about this legislative attempt to control the use of language.

The Bees - Winter Rose

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WNYC News

Under Christie, Business Booms for Port Authority's Chief

Thursday, January 23, 2014

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Lobbying and bond work at the law firm of David Samson, a Christie intimate he named to lead the Port Authority, have skyrocketed over the four years of the Christie administration.

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Conservative Writer D'Souza Indicted On Campaign Fraud Charges

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Author and filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza, a vocal critic of President Obama, is accused of making illegal contributions in a 2012 Senate race. Authorities say he also made false statements about the contributions.

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Latest 'Rising Stars' Highlight GOP's Outreach To Women

Thursday, January 23, 2014

As if to underscore GOP efforts at outreach to women voters, a breakout session of the Republican National Committee's latest "rising stars" at the group's winter meeting Thursday in Washington, D.C., entirely comprised young women.

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WNYC News

Christie Carries On Despite 'The Crisis'

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Chris Christie is still in crisis mode. But what's an embattled governor to do? Keep on working.

Christie spoke to a group of elementary school students in Camden Thursday, and then told reporters and some community members what his plan is for his second term.

"The next four years is ...

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Virginia Gay Marriage Shift Generates Sharp Response

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Less than two weeks after taking office, Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring announced he won't defend the state's ban on same-sex marriage. Critics contend he's ignoring the will of a majority of state voters who passed the ban in 2006.

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Where Is The Line Between Political Scandal And Corruption?

Thursday, January 23, 2014

What happens when state politicians get caught in hot water? Tell Me More looks at the scandals involving former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, and Texas state Senator Wendy Davis.

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The Takeaway

NC Leads the Way in Cutting Aid for the Jobless

Thursday, January 23, 2014

At the end of last year as the federal government allowed long-term unemployment benefits to expire for 1.3 million Americans, and North Carolina led the way in also reducing benefits. Paul Tine is a North Carolina state representative that voted for the unemployment cuts. Jaslyn Roberts is the career center director for Charlotte Works, a job training organization. Together they explain how things have changed in the state since benefits have been cut.

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The Takeaway

Syria's Peace Talks: A Complicated Patchwork

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Central to the Syrian peace talks is the question of how the international community should deal with President Bashar al-Assad, particularly as the evidence of war crimes continues to mount. Bente Scheller, author of "The Wisdom of Syria's Waiting Game: Foreign Policy Under the Assads," puts these talks into historical context. Marine Olivesi, a freelance reporter for PRI's The World, explores why the Free Syrian Army is no longer fighting with just Bashar al-Assad.

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