Mike Kelly

Mike Kelly appears in the following:

American Fugitives in Cuba

Friday, October 09, 2015

Mike Kelly of the Bergen Record talks about notorious American fugitives now living in Cuba under political asylum for their revolutionary activities in the U.S. during the 1970s.

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Pope Francis Addresses Congress

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Pope Francis will be the first pope to address Congress, and we'll carry his live speech on the air. Reactions and analysis follow.

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North Jersey Rolls the Dice on Casinos

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

As its casinos continue to shutter, South Jersey and North Jersey politicians disagree on what should happen in Atlantic City.

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Charges Imminent Against Sen. Menendez

Monday, March 09, 2015

The Justice Department is getting ready to file federal corruption charges against U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez. The Bergen Record's Mike Kelly explains.

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A Suicide Bombing

Friday, October 10, 2014

A look at terrorism through the lens of the 1996 suicide bombing in Israel in which two American students were among those killed.

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Bridgegate Unfolds

Friday, January 10, 2014

Mike Kelly, columnist at The Bergen Record, and New Jersey Public Radio's Matt Katz and Nancy Solomon discuss the latest in the George Washington Bridge closure scandal one day after Gov. Chris Christie's public apology.

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30 Issues: Jersey Senate Candidate's Vision for Government

Monday, October 07, 2013

The Brian Lehrer Show's election series 30 Issues in 30 Days continues this week with a series of conversations about a variety of topics. See the full 30 Issues schedule and archive here.

In their debate over the weekend, New Jersey US Senate candidates Cory Booker and Steve Lonegan offered strikingly different visions for the size and role of the federal government.  Mike Kelly, columnist at The Record, analyzes the highlights.

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New New Jersey Senator

Friday, June 07, 2013

Mike Kelly, columnist at The Record of New Jersey, talks about the appointment of  N.J. Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa to serve as U.S. Senator until October's special election to fill Sen. Lautenberg's seat.

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Christie's Choice; and New Jersey Primary Day

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Mike Kelly, columnist at The Record of New Jersey, talks about a contentious State Senate race in today's primary, plus what Governor Christie's options are for an empty Senate seat.

→ Update: Christie has announced a special election for October, and will appoint an interim senator soon. More from the WNYC newsroom.

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Gov. Christie at the Reagan Library

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Mike Kelly, columnist at The Record of New Jersey, talks about NJ Gov. Chris Christie's speech last night at the Reagan Library. 

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Tri-State Roundup

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Azi Paybarah, politics reporter for the New York Observer, discusses Governor Cuomo and New York State political dealmaking. Then, John Dankosky, news director at WNPR and host of Where We Live, discusses whether unions and Governor Malloy will be able to agree on a budget. Then, Mike Kelly, columnist at The Record of New Jersey, discusses how the NJN transfer to WNET was allowed by the legislature--and the politics of it.                         

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State of New Jersey '11

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Mike Kelly, columnist at New Jersey's The Record, runs down Chris Christie's State of the State speech in New Jersey. 

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Voting Around: Regional Round-Up

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Lawrence Levy, executive director of the National Center for Suburban Studies at Hofstra University talks about the Long Island races, and Mike Kelly, columnist at The Record of New Jersey, is watching four key races in New Jersey.  Then Brian Mann, reporter and Adirondack bureau chief for North Country Public Radio reports from the New York State perspective, and John Dankowsky, news director at WNPR and host of Where We Live, discusses Connecticut.   

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Your Anecdotal Census: Bergen County

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Mike Kelly, a longtime columnist at The Record of New Jersey, joins the conversation on Bergen County's anecdotal census. He is the author of Color Lines: The Troubled Dreams of Racial Harmony in an American Town. Then, Bergen County Executive Dennis McNerney talks about the policy implications of the changing population, and what the census means for Bergen County.  And Jason Kim, Borough Councilman of Palisades Park and lecturer at Bronx Community College, discusses the Korean American population of Bergen County.

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Underreported: The Prosecution of a Right Wing Radio Host Turned FBI Informant

Thursday, December 03, 2009

For years Hal Turner hosted a right-wing internet radio show from northern New Jersey that catered to white supremacists and neo-Nazis. For most of that time Turner also received thousands of dollars from the FBI for acting as an informant who spied on the same groups he was broadcasting to. ...

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Hal Turner Case

Monday, November 30, 2009

Mike Kelly, columnist at The Record, talks about the case against right-wing blogger and radio host Hal Turner and the FBI connection.

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NJ Election Preview

Monday, November 02, 2009

Campaign season comes to a close as New Jersey's next governor gets elected (or re-elected) tomorrow. Brigid Harrison, professor of political science and law at Montclair State University, and Mike Kelly, columnist at The Record, give us a preview of what to expect.

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At Ground Zero

Friday, September 11, 2009

Mike Kelly, columnist at The Record, and Matthew Schuerman, WNYC reporter, provide live updates while on the scene of the ceremony at Ground Zero and discuss the progress of development at that site.

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Service and 9/11

Friday, September 11, 2009

The Brian Lehrer Show marks September 11th with live coverage of the ceremony at ground zero with WNYC reporter Matthew Schuerman and The Record columnist Mike Kelly. And the National 9/11 Memorial Museum wants your help with the permanent collection. Plus, it’s the first annual National Day of Service and ...

Qaddafi in Englewood

Friday, August 28, 2009

Mike Kelly, columnist at The Record of New Jersey, talks about the uproar over the Libyan leader's plans to pitch his tent in Englewood, NJ when he visits the U.N. next month. Plus, Congressman Steve Rothman (D-NJ 9th) talks about his efforts to prevent Qaddafi's stay in ...

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