Anna Sale

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The New York Times Podcast Club Talks Death, Sex & Money's Student Loan Secrets

Monday, July 24, 2017

In its first-ever live meetup, the podcast club talks about an episode of WNYC Studios' Death, Sex and Money with host Anna Sale and more. 

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Watch: Death, Sex & Money with Kevin Bacon

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Host Anna Sale sits down for an intimate conversation with the Golden Globe-winning actor in this live podcast taping from WNYC Studios. 


One Doesn't Have To Be The Loneliest Number

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

More Americans are living alone than ever before, probably because it can be bliss. The Takeaway looks at the most satisfying, calming, and freeing things about living alone.

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How One Family Copes With Incarceration

Friday, December 19, 2014

 Anna Sale and Lawrence's wife, Ronnine Bartley, talk about the struggle to keep the family together when one parent is incarcerated. 

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The Family Secrets of the AIDS Epidemic

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Whitney Joiner's father died of AIDS in 1992. In the 20 years since, she's been trying to uncover family secrets about her father's past. 

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What We Talk About When We Talk About Love...and Money

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Dealing with money in relationships is often stressful. For the new episode out today, Anna Sale, host of WNYC's podcast Death Sex & Moneytalked to several couples trying to balance their checkbooks with their love life -- from a couple that thought they had money all figured out until they had a daughter and one partner stayed home; to an engaged couple that broke it off after they couldn't agree to the terms of a pre-nup.

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Finding Good Advice in Strange Places

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

The tradition of writing to a wise person for advice is alive and well. And if you're a political reporter—or if you're dating one—the person you might find yourself writing to for ro...

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Powerful People: Edward Snowden, Idina Menzel, Shakespeare and Kevin Spacey

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Anna Sale fills in for Leonard Lopate. On today’s show: Vanity Fair’s Sarah Ellison talks about interviewing former NSA contractor Edward Snowden and why he says he leaked thousands of secret documents. Idina Menzel, director Michael Greif, and lyricist Brian Yorkey talk about the new Broadway musical “If/Then.” James Shapiro explains how William Shakespeare has influenced American literature. And Kevin Spacey, artistic director of London’s Old Vic, talks about the Bridge Project and traveling across three continents to perform “Richard III.”

Strong Convictions: Unshakable Faith and Covering Poverty

Monday, April 21, 2014

Anna Sale fills in for Leonard Lopate. On today’s show: Journalist Will Storr discusses tracking down climate change skeptics, devout creationists, and Holocaust deniers for his book, The Unpersuadables. Our Strapped series continues with a look at how the media reports on poverty and why the issue remains largely under-covered. Tony Dokoupil tells how his father went from small-time pot dealer to smuggling multiple tons of marijuana in the 1980s, exploding his life in the process.

What Influences Us: Gandhi, Stress, and Empathy

Friday, April 18, 2014

Anna Sale fills in for Leonard. On today’s show: Ramachandra Guha talks about the first volume of his biography of Mohandas Gandhi, about Gandhi’s years in London and colonial South Africa. Brigid Schulte looks at why so many of us are overwhelmed by work and life. Robert Sitton discusses the life and work of Iris Barry, who founded the film department at MoMA and was its first curator. And our latest Please Explain is all about empathy.

This Week in Politics: Could Staten Island Go Democrat?

Saturday, November 02, 2013


Staten Island has traditionally been a Republican stronghold.  Joe Lhota campaigned there Friday with the former Mayor, Rudy Giuliani.  But with Bill de Blasio looking at historic margins, there's a possibility all five boroughs might vote for the Democrat.  Plus — more on who's giving to Bill de Blasio, and how his campaign is getting less and less transparent.


This Week in Politics: From Warbucks to Megabucks

Saturday, October 26, 2013


Bill de Blasio is starting to reel in some serious money — behind closed doors. Hillary Clinton is holding a public campaign event in Virginia, but in New York, the press was barred. With a 40 percent gap in the polls, much of the city is beginning to think seriously about what Bill de Blasio will do as Mayor.  And Joe Lhota still can't stop stepping on his own message.  WNYC's Andrea Bernstein, Anna Sale, and Brigid Bergin break it all down. 


The Lede: Rosy Pension Forecast, Gloomy Jobs Report

Friday, June 03, 2011

Today's jobs report. (

Ugh:"Employment in local government continued to decline over the month (-28,000). Local government has lost 446,000 jobs since an employment peak in September 2008." (Bureau of Labor Statistics)

'We don't yet have a deal.':But there may be a tentative agreement on ethics reform announced today in Albany. (Associated Press)

Liu Dismisses Need for More Pension Reforms:"The entire document is the functional equivalent of whistling a happy tune past the graveyard," says Bloomberg spox. (NY Post)

Bloomberg Blasts Security Funding Cuts:"We already bear too much of the costs for protecting the city, and these proposed cuts would be a severe blow to our counter-terrorism efforts." (NY Daily News)

After 15 Years in Court:Ruling that church services can't be based in school buildings. (WNYC)

Alternatives to Teacher Layoffs in NYC?:"Mr. Walcott’s meandering answer amounted, in the end, to a resounding, 'No.'" (NY Times)

Weighing Cuomo and Constituents on Gay Marriage Vote:"I agree with his sense that this is an equality issue, that if you look at it simply from that, but I have a constituency that doesn't look at it simply as an equality issue." (Albany Times Union)

Weiner's Future:"all the video, all the newspaper pictures, the cartoons—he's become a joke. And that's the worst thing that can happen to you in politics." (Wall Street Journal)

Weiner Constituents:"After Brett Favre, I thought nobody could be that dumb.” (NY Times)
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The Lede: Some Stories Not About Weiner

Thursday, June 02, 2011

Today's front page. (

NY Voters' Views: Support for same-sex marriage higher than ever, compromise mutes support for property tax cap, but still at 60 percent. (Quinnipiac)

Cuomo Drops Secure Communities: “There are concerns about the implementation of the program as well as its impact on families, immigrant communities and law enforcement in New York." (NY Times)

Reaction:"I have people in my district who were afraid to jay walk because they were afraid of being picked up and having their fingerprints sent to the federal government and being deported for a minor infraction." (Wall Street Journal)

Christie's Copter, Christie's Image:"Many parents may like to helicopter to their kids' game, but they can't." (Bloomberg)
Construction Contract Under Scrutiny:"The state disqualified a nonunion contractor that submitted the lowest bid but wouldn't accept the union-friendly terms of the state's agreement." (Wall Street Journal)

.....And, if we really must do this.....

Another perspective on Weiner tweet:"As her mother, I'm really upset." (NY Post)

Twitter's Advice to Capitol Hill:"Sharp yesterday reminded Congress members of some common-sense steps such as using a "strong password" of at least 10 characters, including numbers and symbols." (NY Post)

The Interactive Timeline:he said what? (Salon)

My Name's Weiner Too:"as someone who went through the vast majority of high school without publicly crying, I want you to know something, Anthony: it gets better." (Vanity Fair)
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The Lede: Cuomo's Love, Palin's Pizza, Christie's Copter

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Yes, this happened:"We both encouraged each other to stay in the debate." (

In appreciation:"The funny thing is, the unconventional atmosphere of this bus tour, with its official lack of access and official lack of purpose, has yielded some interesting unscripted moments." (Slate)

In disgust:"surreal misses the larger and scarier point of seeing these two together with the press breathlessly waiting for any comment they might deign to share, It misses the point that we have become such a debased culture here at the tail end of a 50-year Age-of-Television epoch that we are now treating reality TV show hosts as serious presidential candidates." (Baltimore Sun)

And today:"We'll highlight the beauty of legal immigrants' work ethic and love of freedom while visiting Ellis Island & Statute of Liberty today." (Twitter)

They Really Like Him!: 61 percent of New York voters like Andrew Cuomo's policies, 61 percent like him personally, 52 percent think he's accessible enough to the media. (Quinnipiac)

Rent Regs Push:"The clock is being run out." (NY Daily News)

Schneiderman's Fracking Fight:"The federal government has an obligation to undertake the necessary studies, and as I made clear last month, this office will compel it to do so." (Elmira Star-Gazette)

Union Rally:"this afternoon at the Capitol to call on the Legislature to pass a same-sex marriage bill." (Associated Press)

State Helicopter: how Christie got to his son's baseball game. (NY Times)

Also on Christie's Schedule: a meeting with Iowa donors about 2012. (

Jesse Jackson in New Jersey:"You have the votes. You must not let the governor break your spirit." (Cherry Hill Courier Post)

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Christie Pivots on Climate Change, Pulls NJ out of Cap-and-Trade

Thursday, May 26, 2011

After announcing last year that he was “skeptical” about whether global warming is linked to human activity, Christie today said “climate change is real and it’s impacting our state.” He’s done some reading and had some talks, and though “I’m certainly not a scientist”, he now says “it’s time to defer to the experts.”

Under pressure from the Koch brothers-funded Americans for Prosperity and other conservative groups to pull out of a greenhouse gas limiting program, Christie gave a speech today full of talk about how New Jersey will lead in environmental measures -- oh and he is pulling New Jersey out of the northeast’s cap-and-trade program, the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (a “gimmicky program that hasn’t worked”). For New Jersey's own good.

While a poll released today by the NRDC indicates that more New Jersey voters want the program than don’t, the move may say more about Christie’s 2012 aspirations than the will of the people of New Jersey.

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The Lede: Bragging Rights, Budget Alternatives, Bad Apples

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Liz Krueger: No Bad Apples. (YNN/Capitol Tonight)

NY26 Stakes:"it's about bragging rights. That's what special elections have become." (Buffalo News)

Corwin's End-of-Campaign Considerations:“I probably would have addressed the Medicare message coming out of my opponent quicker." (NY Times)

One Voter Not Turning Out:"because she lives in a village just outside the borders of New York’s 26th Congressional district, Ms. Hochul cannot vote in her own election." (NY Times)

Is Hochul Just a Better Candidate?: “She’s in the upper echelon of candidates we’ve worked with.” (Washington Post)

No:The 3 NY26 candidates declined live chats with voters. (Buffalo News)

The New CityTime:"in the last six months we've wrestled it down, taken out the main vendor and some of the subcontractors, re-tooled the process and brought it in-house." (Wall Street Journal)

Albany Evaluates Teacher Evaluations:"If we don't do anything, the system has a chance of collapsing." (Albany Times Union)

Pivotal Decision in New Jersey:"The court could order billions of dollars more in schools spending during Mr. Christie's term, pinching spending in other areas." (NY Times)

Ultimate Fighting: passes the Senate. (NY Daily News)

Sheldon's Version of Property Tax Levy Cap:"the Assembly plan loosens the cap, carving out an exception for a portion of future growth in public-employee pension costs." (Wall Street Journal)

Maloney's ERA Pitch:"What is different now is the onslaught against women, the efforts to roll back rights we thought we had." (NY Daily News)

Ticket-Fixing in DUI Case:"The defense claims that she is not credible because of her ticket-fixing." (NY Times)

Alternatives to City Budget Cuts:“There is a tremendous amount of waste regarding outside consultants across city agencies.” (NY Times)

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Cuomo: 'On Issue of Marriage Equality, NY Has Fallen Behind'

Monday, May 23, 2011

"This is a matter of fairness and equality. It is not question of religion or culture , but a question of legal rights and government policy," Cuomo said in the video messages released this morning. He urged New Yorkers to "contact your state legislators and urge them to vote yes on marriage equality."

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The Lede: GOTV and Pre-Return Spin in NY26

Monday, May 23, 2011

Pre-Announcement Announcement: From Tim Pawlenty. (Youtube)

ICYMI: "The governor's record wasn't one of passing austerity budgets, wasn't one of major reforms in the context of government," says Minnesota Republican on Pawlenty's legacy (WNYC)

Mitch Daniels Says Nope:"This year was his big shot." (Indianapolis Star)

GOTV in NY26:"at a campaign stop in North Tonawanda, Hochul went through the math that she hopes will add up to victory Tuesday." (Buffalo News)

Pre-Returns Spin:"A Hochul victory would be 'a major upheaval.'" (Bloomberg)

Jane Corwin's Feet:"The Republican’s feet have blistered as she’s stepped up her campaigning in the homestretch of an unexpectedly competitive special House race." (Politico)

Cuomo:Support Hochul for NY26. (Youtube)

Will NY26 Survive Redistricting?: “My guess is no.” (WNYC)

Fox News and Media Matters:"Brock was willing to pay $86,000 for the privilege of having lunch with Murdoch, Murdoch was willing to pay that much in order not to have lunch with Brock." (NY Mag)

Same-Sex Marriage:"Mr. Cuomo has elevated his engagement amid concerns among advocates that their political momentum has slipped in recent days." (Wall Street Journal)

Republican Lawmaker at Pride Dinner:"Alesi was mentioned a couple of times from the stage, and with about 700 people there, there was a good deal of buzz about it." (NY Post)

Cuomo's 'Dangerous Game':"Andrew Cuomo did all he could to steer the electorate into voting against school budgets" (Albany Times Union)

New Corruption Approach:"Mr. DiNapoli has also agreed to employ a little-known provision of state law to refer any findings from joint investigations to Mr. Schneiderman for criminal prosecution." (NY Times)

Budget Threatens Affordable Housing Goal:"the city has already needed to shift the mix of new units and "preserved" units to make its 165,000 total work." (Wall Street Journal)

No Smoking in City Parks:"The ban is meant to be primarily self-enforcing." (NY Times)

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The Lede: Davis Blames Parties, Bloomberg Blames Albany

Friday, May 20, 2011

Jack Davis' New Ad in NY26:"basically "Death of a Salesman" rewritten by Lou Dobbs." (Twitter)

Jack Davis:""You think I care about the parties?" says Davis. "I've left both of the parties. They've left me." (Slate)

Why to Watch NY26:“Open seats should be more vulnerable to national tides because of the absence of incumbents — and they are.” (MSNBC)

Rubio Endorses Corwin:"Rubio’s voice will be heard on about 60,000 automated phone calls on her behalf across the district." (Buffalo News)

Silver on Lower Manhattan Firehouses:"I think it's inappropriate to use them as a negotiating pawn each year." (NY Daily News)

Bloomberg:"They're the ones that cut all our money...any layoffs we have, just turn to Albany." (Twitter)

Property Tax Deal-making:"I think there is very good to excellent chance that we'll see a real enactment of a property tax cap in June." (Wall Street Journal)

CUNY Credit Transfers:"the plan collides with the university’s defining effort during that same period: raising admission and academic standards at its 11 four-year senior colleges." (New York Times)

Christie's Proposed Medicaid Changes:"a parent with two children would be ineligible, depending on certain factors, if the annual household income was more than roughly $4,650 to $5,375." (Wall Street Journal)

Palin:"I think my problem is that I do have the fire in my belly." (NY Daily News)

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