Memos from the Mastro report that cleared Gov. Christie of any wrongdoing in the Bridgegate scandal were just released. Matt Katz, reporter for NJPR, explains what the documents tell us about how the investigation was conducted, the skyrocketing cost to taxpayers and what was left out of the report.
On Monday, a car bomb detonated during rush hour and killed at least 75, and many blamed Boko Haram, the Nigerian-based Islamic terrorist group. The organization was also likely behind the abduction of more than 100 school girls.
Tensions in Eastern Ukraine have escalated, and some are saying the nation is on the brink of civil war. Andriy Kulykov, Public Radio Ukraine correspondent, fills us in on the escalating violence, and Ukraine’s options for suppressing rebellion.
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Even though the documents read like a defense of Gov. Chris Christie, the newly-released interviews include some revealing quotes.
Our Pick Three this week comes from Stephen Levin, New York City Council member for the 33rd district – which includes some of the hipsteriest parts of New York: Williamsburg, Greenpoint, Dumbo, Brooklyn Heights and part of Bed-Stuy. We talk with the bass player-turned-politician about some of his favorite new music.
The escalating tensions in Eastern Ukraine are being called Russian incitement by the West and a crackdown on free speech by the Russians. Can anyone stop this unrest or is Ukraine already essentially lost?
In Louisiana, serious controversy has arisen over a proposed bill to declare an official state book. That book? It's the King James Bible. Last Thursday, by an 8 to 5 margin, the bill passed committee with bipartisan support.
On the one-year anniversary of the Boston bombing, he talks about the city's response and how the tragic event affected his leadership.
A year ago today, no one knew what was about to happen, and for each runner, they knew it would be a momentous day. It was a momentous day for the whole city of Boston, the nation and the world of course.
Letitia James talks about her first 100 days as public advocate. Plus: an investigation into potential abuses of justice in 50 cases in Brooklyn; why the “do as I say, not what I do” approach isn’t the best way to teach kids good morals; and “do we need to be touching right now?!” and other NYC etiquette questions answered.
Jami Floyd is in for Brian Lehrer today. Floyd is a legal contributor to Al Jazeera and an attorney.
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