Wednesday, October 16, 2013
The uncertainty on Capitol Hill seems to be over—for now at least. Democratic and Republican Senate leaders have reportedly reached an agreement on a deal to reopen the government and avert a debt ceiling breach. With us to discuss the latest developments in the nation's capital is Takeaway Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich.
Thursday, October 10, 2013
Thursday, October 03, 2013
Congressman Scott Garrett, Republican of New Jersey, explains his position on the government shutdown and how the Affordable Care Act should be tied to negotiations in Washington. Then, Harvard law professor Randall Kennedy examines the legal landscape of affirmative action; Ken Thompson talks about how he would re-shape the Brooklyn District Attorney’s office if elected; and Israeli deputy defense minister Danny Danon talks about Middle East politics, including relations with Iran. Plus: how to save New York’s Village Halloween Parade.
Friday, September 20, 2013
Monday, September 09, 2013
It’s T-1 until the primary. WNYC’s Anna Sale and Azi Paybarah of Capital New York preview the mayoral primary and other city-wide races, and discuss how political groups are trying to influence the outcomes. Then, as the debate over intervention in Syria continues, PBS’ Hari Sreenivasan talks about impending votes in Congress; Rep. Steve Israel, discusses his views. Plus: a discussion about a public art installation in The Bronx.
Friday, September 06, 2013
In his new book This Town: Two Parties and a Funeral—plus plenty of valet parking!—in America's Gilded Capital, Mark Leibovich provides a panoramic view of the ugly behavior Washington elites—journalists, politicians, and lobbyists—engage in. Bob talks to Leibovich about all the sordid details of "This Town."
Thursday, August 22, 2013
Monday, August 19, 2013
The RNC is shutting out CNN and NBC from the 2016 Republican debates over the network's plans to air programming focused on likely candidate Hillary Clinton. Meanwhile, in New York, the mayor's race rolls along, with a major debate (co-sponsored by WNYC) scheduled for this Wednesday. Ben Smith, Editor-in-Chief of Buzzfeed, discusses the latest news.
Friday, August 09, 2013
Thursday, August 08, 2013
Thursday, July 25, 2013
Yesterday, President Obama gave his first address, in what will be a series of major speeches centering on the economy. Takeaway Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich translates the president's speech for us, including plans, intended audience, and the future of the sequester.
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
By Derek Wang : KUOW
Earlier this year, a bridge in Washington collapsed after it was struck by an oversize load. Unusual -- but possibly inevitable: it turns out there are more than 200 bridges in the state that could collapse if a key part fails.
Monday, July 15, 2013
Mark Leibovich, chief national correspondent for The New York Times Magazine, discusses Washington, D.C.’s “media industrial complex.” This Town: Two Parties and a Funeral-Plus, Plenty of Valet Parking!-in America's Gilded Capital uncovers how Big Ticket Washington Funerals like Tim Russert’s become the social events of the year for journalists and politicians.
Friday, June 14, 2013
His book Twilight of the Elites looks at how the public's loss of trust in the federal government, corporate America, and the media has led to a crisis that threatens to engulf not just politics but our day-to-day lives.
Monday, June 03, 2013
In Washington, lawmakers are debating the rates for government subsidized student loans. Wall Street Journal reporter Elizabeth Williamson discusses. Plus: Mayoral candidate Bill Thompson; Israeli Deputy Defense Minister Danny Danon; the former chief judge of New York state Judith Kaye; and youth sports where everyone wins.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The White House is on the defensive this week. Hear about the latest on the various controversies in Washington. Plus: Supreme Court watcher Marcia Coyle on her new book The Roberts Court; John Gray, author of Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus, and his co-author Barbara Annis of the new book on gender-based misunderstandings in the workplace; and New York Times obituaries editor Bill McDonald on the obituary of the day.
Monday, May 13, 2013
Last Friday was not the calmest day at the White House, as reporters and Republican lawmakers continued to press on the details of the Benghazi embassy attack. Plus, revelations that the IRS was targeting conservative groups. Ben Smith, Buzzfeed editor in chief, talks about the latest from Washington.
Monday, May 13, 2013
Buzzfeed's Ben Smith discusses the latest news out of Washington. Plus: WNYC's Transportation Nation team discusses New Jersey Transit's performance during Sandy; a new vision for Madison Square Garden and Penn Station; an explanation of the different kinds of mammograms; war crimes and the evil men who perpetrate them; and How to Be a Grown A$$ Woman with Jezebel's Lindy West.