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At Inaugural, Christie Ignores Scandal

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Canons fired outside under a heavy snow, and Chris Christie was sworn in to a second term as governor of New Jersey at the Trenton War Memorial even as scandal continued to consume his administration and throw his once-bright political future into question.

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Sen. Vitter Will Run For Governor In Louisiana

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

The Republican senator confirmed the news Tuesday. He survived a 2007 prostitution scandal to easily win re-election to the Senate three years later. If he fails in his bid to become governor, he could still keep his Senate seat and decide later whether to seek re-election to that post in 2016.

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Against Backdrop of Investigations, Christie Sounds Bipartisan Note in Second Inaugural

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Chris Christie was sworn in for a second term as New Jersey's governor, but the festive atmosphere was tempered by investigations into politically-motivated traffic tie-ups and the allocation of Sandy relief funds. Christie did not address the controversies in his remarks. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Black Americans and Immigration

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Bertha Lewis, president of The Black Institute, discusses tomorrow night's town hall forum to launch "The G Project" which seeks to engage black Americans on the issue of immigration reform. NYC's new First Lady Chirlane McCray is expected to participate at the forum and share her own family's immigration story.

What about you? The Black Institute estimates there are 60 million black Americans who themselves or whose parents or grandparents immigrated to the U.S.  Find out more and take the survey for "The G Project."

→EVENT: All Races All Faces Immigration Forum, January 22, 6:00 p.m., Christian Cultural Center, 12020 Flatlands Ave., Brooklyn (pdf)

 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Jonathan Chait on Obama, Christie, the GOP and More

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Jonathan Chait, daily columnist at New York Magazine, rounds up the current national political news, including Chris Christie's growing problems and the current state of Obamacare.

 

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The Takeaway

Transcript: Bill & Melinda Gates on The Takeaway

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

TRANSCRIPT: In their annual letter and in this interview with Takeaway Host John Hockenberry, Bill and Melinda Gates examine three particular myths: That poor countries are doomed to stay poor, that foreign aid is wasteful, and that saving lives leads to overpopulation. Here you will find a full transcript of their interview, along with the audio clip.

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Bill and Melinda Gates on the Myths of Poverty

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Since launching their foundation in 2000, Bill and Melinda Gates have granted nearly $30 billion to organizations and individuals working to eradicate poverty. In an interview on Tuesday with Takeaway host John Hockenberry, the couple talk about why poor countries aren't doomed to stay poor.

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Bill & Melinda Gates: Myths Blocking Progress for the Poor | Drama Continues for Christie Camp | Money Addiction: How Much Is Enough?

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Syrian Peace Talks on the Brink of Collapse | Drama Continues for Christie Camp | Ukraine Falls Deeper into Crisis | The Sun's Unusually Calm. Here's What it Means for Climate Change | Money Addiction: How Much Is Enough? | Bill & Melinda Gates: Myths Blocking Progress for the Poor

The Takeaway

Money Addiction: How Much Is Enough?

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Wealth can be a tool for investment, for development and even for change. But wealth can also be an end in itself—becoming an addiction. That was the case for Sam Polk, a former hedge fund manager. In his last year on Wall Street, Polk earned a $3.6 million bonus. He felt it wasn't enough. Today, Polk explores why Americans love and possibly have an addiction to money.

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WNYC News

First Lady Chirlane McCray Taps Sharpton Protégé

Monday, January 20, 2014

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While it's not clear yet what her agenda will be as New York City's first lady, Chirlane McCray perhaps has given a clue in her first staff appointment. She named Rachel Noerdlinger of Al Sharpton's National Action Network as her chief of staff.

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NJ 'Storm Czar' Refutes Claim Hoboken was Shortchanged

Monday, January 20, 2014

The top official overseeing New Jersey’s Sandy recovery stepped into the media spotlight for the first time to deny Hoboken was shortchanged.

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The Takeaway

Looking Back at Motown's Civil Rights Recordings

Monday, January 20, 2014

Motown has become an American institution. But Motown also had a spoken-word label called Black Forum, which was set up in 1970. Two years after he was assassinated, the label released a speech by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Television and radio broadcaster, Alvin Hall recently completed a half hour story on the Black Forum label for the BBC. He shares what he learned and describes why Motown got involved in civil rights recordings.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Local Politics Round-Up: De Blasio's First Big Moves

Monday, January 20, 2014

Azi Paybarah, political reporter for Capital New York, discusses headlines in the local news and checks in on two major campaign promises made by Mayor Bill de Blasio: paid sick leave, and keeping the doors of Brooklyn hospitals open.

 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Monday Morning Politics: NSA Changes; Christie's Troubles

Monday, January 20, 2014

Karen Tumulty, national political correspondent for The Washington Post, rounds up the latest political news, from the federal budget to Obama's NSA speech, to the national impact of Chris Christie's growing scandals.

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N.J. Lt. Gov. Denies Strong-Arming Mayor Over Sandy Relief Funds

Monday, January 20, 2014

Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno calls the accusation by Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer "false" and "illogical." The latest flap comes as Gov. Chris Christie's administration is embroiled in a scandal over the politically motivated closure of bridge lanes.

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WNYC News

New Jersey Lt. Gov. Denies Using Sandy Aid as Pawn

Monday, January 20, 2014

New Jersey Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno denied allegations made by the mayor of Hoboken that the administration of Gov. Chris Christie used federal funds designated for Sandy relief to push for approval of a real estate project in her town.

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The Takeaway

Today's Highlights | January 20, 2014

Monday, January 20, 2014

Also On Today's Show: The Seattle Seahawks denied the San Francisco 49ers a return trip to the Super Bowl. William Rhoden, sports columnist for our partner The New York Times, provides a look at what’s in store for the Seahawks and the Denver Broncos as they head to the Super Bowl. In a divided Congress and an election year, lawmakers are practically sprinting for the exits, with several announcing their plans to retire. Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich explains what the departures could mean for 2014.

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Communities Fight Mississippi's Diabetes Crisis

Monday, January 20, 2014

Diabetes is quickly on the raise in Mississippi, with potentially a third of the population suffering with the disease by 2030. For the underfunded and under-resourced, the state of Mississippi is now looking toward community leaders to make health changes for residents at the local level. Dr. Michael Minor, the reverend at the Oak Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Hernado, MS, explains how his congregation is fighting obesity and diabetes.

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The Washington Report

Iran's Cooperation With U.N. Inspectors and President Obama's Plan For The NSA

Monday, January 20, 2014

Kerry Nolan speaks with the New York Times' David Sanger about Iran's cooperation with U.N. nuclear inspectors and whether that means economic sanctions will be lifted; and Sanger takes a look at Friday's speech by President Obama, in which he lays out a plan for future intelligence gathering.

The Takeaway

A Defense of Russia's Vladimir Putin | Communities Step Up to Fight Mississippi Diabetes Crisis | Looking Back at Motown's Civil Rights Recordings

Monday, January 20, 2014

A Defense of Russia's Vladimir Putin | Shunning Retirement for Start-Ups | A Look at What's Ahead for The Seahawks & Broncos | Communities Step Up to Fight Mississippi Diabetes Crisis | 2014 Midterms See Shake Up as Lawmakers Exit | Looking Back at Motown's Civil Rights Recordings