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Silver Alerts: When Seniors Go Missing

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:03:04 -0400

Over-65's are the fastest growing segment of NYC's population and the number of "silver alerts" issued when a senior suffering from dementia goes missing are on the rise. Jim O’Grady, WNYC features reporter, reports on one case and at the systems in place to help them find home in his new story.

Silver Alerts: When Seniors Go Missing


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Brian Lehrer Weekend: Senator Elizabeth Warren, Author Arundhati Roy, Amtrak's CEO on 'The Summer of Hell'

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:00:00 -0400

In case you missed them, hear three of our favorite segments from the week:

Senator Elizabeth Warren (First) | Author Arundhati Roy (Starts 20:32) | Amtrak's CEO on 'Summer of Hell' (Starts 48:30)

Brian Lehrer Weekend: Senator Elizabeth Warren, Author Arundhati Roy, Amtrak's CEO on 'The Summer of Hell'


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TRussia Daily: Mueller Separates Fact from Fake News

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 12:48:05 -0400

 David Von Drehle, Time editor-at-large, discusses the latest news from the Trump-Russia investigations and his latest profile on the investigation’s special prosecutor, Robert Mueller.

Plus WNYC’s business and culture editor Charlie Hermanlooks at how Watergate history can inform today’s investigations into President Trump and his campaign.

 

TRussia Daily: Mueller Separates Fact from Fake News


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Senate Healthcare Bill Makes Major Cuts to Medicaid

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:50:09 -0400

The Senate healthcare bill, which was released Thursday, promised to revamp the health bill passed by the House last month, making it more agreeable to democrats and most recently, to the president. However, the new bill keeps much of the old bill's key components, like making deep cuts to Medicaid and eliminating Obamacare's mandate. The bill also comes does come with some notable differences like offering more financial assistance to some lower-income people.

Mary Agnes Carey, partnerships editor and senior correspondent at Kaiser Health News, and Liz Benjamin,host of Capital Tonight on Spectrum News talk about what’s inside the new health care bill and who it serves.

 

Senate Healthcare Bill Makes Major Cuts to Medicaid


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SCOTUS Decisions Come Down

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:45:59 -0400

Elie Mystal, editor-at-large of Above the Law and legal editor for WNYC's podcast More Perfect, on the latest Supreme Court decisions and previews what is to come on Monday.

  • Event: See Elie Mystal live in the Greene Space with with Radiolab and More Perfect host Jad Abumrad, Monday July 10th at 7:00 PM. BUY TICKETS HERE
SCOTUS Decisions Come Down


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Health Care; SCOTUS; Silver Alerts; TRussia Daily

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0400

  • Mary Agnes Carey, partnerships editor and senior correspondent at Kaiser Health News, and Liz Benjamin,host of Capital Tonight on Spectrum News talk about what’s inside the new health care bill and who it serves.
  • Elie Mystal, editor-at-large of Above the Law and legal editor for WNYC's podcast More Perfect, on the latest Supreme Court decisions.
  • Jim O’Grady, WNYC features reporter, explains: Over-65's are the fastest growing segment of NYC's population and the number of "silver alerts" issued when a senior suffering from dementia goes missing are on the rise. 
  • David Von Drehle, Time editor-at-large, discusses the latest news from the Trump-Russia investigations and his latest profile on the investigation’s special prosecutor, Robert Mueller.

 




Fascinated by Boredom

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 12:22:58 -0400

Mary Mann, freelance writer and the author of Yawn: Adventures in Boredom shares what she learned from her research into why she was bored even when busy at work (as a researcher).

Fascinated by Boredom


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Senate Reveals New Draft Of Health Care Bill

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 12:11:36 -0400

The Senate unveiled a new draft of the healthcare bill Thursday, which aims to make deep cuts to Medicaid and end Obamacare's individual mandate.  Politico health editor Adriel Bettelheim and WNYC Congress reporter John O'Connor explain what we know so far, as reporters speed-read the newly released bill.

Senate Reveals New Draft Of Health Care Bill


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It's Supreme Court Decision Time

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 12:07:11 -0400

Elie Mystal, editor-at-large of Above the Law and legal editor for WNYC's podcast More Perfect, dissects the latest and future Supreme Court decisions, including cases on trademark law, civil liberties and partisan gerrymandering.

  • Event: See Elie Mystal live in the Greene Space with with Radiolab and More Perfect host Jad Abumrad, Monday July 10th at 7:00 PM. BUY TICKETS HERE
It's Supreme Court Decision Time


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TRussia Daily: Russia Hacked Election Systems In 21 States

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:35:09 -0400

On Wednesday, in two separate, simultaneous hearings in front of the House and Senate intelligence committees, U.S intelligence and cybersecruity officials testified about alleged Russian meddling in last year’s elections. Byron Tau, who covers congress for The Wall Street Journal, talks about what we learned from the hearings, including new information that Russia hacked election-related systems in 21 states  and details on the federal government's non-alarmist response. 

TRussia Daily: Russia Hacked Election Systems In 21 States


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#AskTheMayor: Mayoral Control, MTA, Closing Rikers

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:29:36 -0400

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio takes calls from listeners on issues of mayoral control of, stalled transit, and the city's plan to close Rikers Island. 

#AskTheMayor: Mayoral Control, MTA, Closing Rikers


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Senate Reveals Health Care Bill; Ask The Mayor; TRussia Daily; SCOTUS Season; History of Boredom

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0400

  • Bill de Blasio, mayor of New York City, takes calls from listeners and discusses this week in NYC.
  • Byron Tau, who covers congress for The Wall Street Journal, on the latest TRussia news. 
  • The Senate unveiled a new draft of the healthcare bill Thursday, which aims to make deep cuts to Medicaid and end Obamacare's individual mandate. Politico health editor Adriel Bettelheim and WNYC Congress reporter John O'Connor explain what we know so far, as reporters speed-read the newly released bill.
  • Elie Mystal, editor-at-large of Above the Law and legal editor for WNYC's podcast More Perfect, dissects the latest and future Supreme Court decisions, including cases on trademark law, civil liberties and partisan gerrymandering.
  • Mary Mann, freelance writer and the author of Yawn: Adventures in Boredom shares what she learned from her research into why she was bored even when busy at work (as a researcher)



Senate Secrets and Special Election

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 12:19:35 -0400

Last night, veteran Republican officeholder Karen Handel won in Georgia's special House election, despite a flood of Democratic money backing her opponent, Jon Ossoff. The Republican win caps off the four special elections for House seats vacated by Republicans who were chosen for President Donald Trump's Cabinet. Democrats didn’t manage to gain a single seat.  

Katrina vanden Heuvel, The Nation magazine Editor and Publisher, discusses the latest in anxieties for the Democrats, including the secret Senate Republican healthcare bill and the loss of four special elections. 

 

 

Senate Secrets and Special Election


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Christian Retreat

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 12:02:17 -0400

Even with Mike Pence as Vice President, Rod Dreher, senior editor at The American Conservative and the author of The Benedict Option: A Strategy for Christians in a Post-Christian Nation, says Christians have lost the culture wars and need to follow the lead of the medieval Benedict and retreat.

Christian Retreat


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TRussia Daily: What's Manafort Got to Do With It?

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:03:50 -0400

Political reporters at The Washington Post Rosalind Helderman and Tom Hamburger, discuss the latest in the Trump-Russia investigations, including the recent questions surrounding the business dealings of  former Trump campaign manager, Paul Manafort, and President Trump's new attack-dog lawyer, Jay Sekulow.

TRussia Daily: What's Manafort Got to Do With It?


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At Close of Albany's Legislative Session Mayoral Control Remains Uncertain

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 10:54:39 -0400

On the last day of Albany's legislative session, Ben Max, executive editor of Gotham Gazette, talks about the status of the city’s top priorities. Some of the bills coming out of the session put more cameras in school zones to help reduce speeding, and raise the minimum marriage age from 14 to 17. However, bigger ticket items, like mayoral control of New York City public schools, ethics reform and additional funding for the MTA, remain stalled. 

At Close of Albany's Legislative Session Mayoral Control Remains Uncertain


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Albany Adjourned ; Stealthcare; TRussia Daily; Christian Retreat

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0400

  • Ben Max, executive editor of Gotham Gazette, talks about the status of the city’s top priorities in Albany before the state legislature gavels to a close this week.
  • Political reporters at The Washington Post Rosalind Helderman and Tom Hamburger, discuss the latest in the Trump-Russia investigations, including the recent questions surrounding the business dealings of  former Trump campaign manager, Paul Manafort, and President Trump's new attack-dog lawyer, Jay Sekulow.
  • Katrina vanden Heuvel, talks about the latest on the secret Senate Republican healthcare bill and the implications of the Georgia special election.
  • Rod Dreher, senior editor at The American Conservative and the author of The Benedict Option: A Strategy for Christians in a Post-Christian Nation, says Christians have lost the culture wars and need to follow the lead of the medieval Benedict: retreat and say a prayer. 



TRussia Daily: Kushner Speaks and Watergate Parallels

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 15:59:32 -0400

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Elizabeth Holtzman, former U.S. congressmember from New York who served on the House Judiciary Committee that voted to impeach Richard Nixon, explains the parallels between Watergate and TRussia. 

TRussia Daily: Kushner Speaks and Watergate Parallels


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Putting Out The Reichstag Fire

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 15:56:56 -0400

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Masha Gessen, Russian and American journalist and the author of The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin , explains why resisting Donald Trump means challenging the 9/11 trajectory, and America’s “perpetual state of emergency.” 

 

 

Putting Out The Reichstag Fire


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American Exceptionalism Leads To Polarization

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 15:55:41 -0400

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Mugambi Jouet, Stanford law school fellow, former appellate public defender in Manhattan, judicial clerk at the U.N. war crimes tribunal for Yugoslavia, and assistant clinical law instructor at Sciences Po in Paris, and the author of Exceptional America: What Divides Americans from the World and from Each Other, offers his "de Tocqueville" take on American politics and policy.

American Exceptionalism Leads To Polarization


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Running for Office 101

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 15:49:14 -0400

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Since the 2016 election, there's been a surge in interest in running for office from people who were never involved before. Truscha Quatrone, executive director of Emerge NJAmanda Litman, co-founder of Run For Something (and Hillary Clinton's former email director for the 2016 presidential campaign), and co-founder of Higher HeightsKimberly Peeler-Allen, talk about how their organizations help advise and train people to take the leap to run, and the nuts and bolts of running a campaign. 

Running for Office 101


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TRussia Daily; Masha Gessen; How to Run for Office; American Exceptionalism and Divides

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0400

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  • Elizabeth Holtzman, former U.S. congressmember from New York who served on the House Judiciary Committee that voted to impeach Richard Nixon, explains the parallels between Watergate and TRussia. 
  • Masha Gessen,  the author of several books on Russia, including The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin, talks about how those who wish to resist Donald Trump must confront the legacy of Bush and Obama first.
  • Truscha Quatrone, executive director of Emerge NJAmanda Litman, co-founder of Run For Something (and Hillary Clinton's former email director for the 2016 presidential campaign),  and co-founder of Higher HeightsKimberly Peeler-Allen, talk about how their organizations help advise and train people to take the leap to run.
  • Mugambi Jouet, Stanford law school fellow, former appellate public defender in Manhattan, judicial clerk at the U.N. war crimes tribunal for Yugoslavia in The Hague, and assistant clinical law instructor at Sciences Po in Paris, and the author of Exceptional America: What Divides Americans from the World and from Each Other, offers his "de Tocqueville" take on American politics and policy.



Amazon Plus Whole Foods Equals Walmart

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 13:45:15 -0400

Last week Amazon announced it had agreed to buy upscale grocer Whole Foods for $13.4 billion. Amazon reporter at Bloomberg Spencer Soper and food reporter for Bloomberg Business Craig Giammona talk about what the deal means for both e-commerce and grocery shopping.

Amazon Plus Whole Foods Equals Walmart


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Arundhati Roy's New Novel

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:44:29 -0400

Arundhati Roy talks about publishing her first novel in twenty years, The Ministry of Utmost Happiness, which sprawls across India from Delhi to Kashmir and through war and peace.  Arundhati Roy won the Booker Prize for the novel, The God of Small Things , which was published in 1997.

Arundhati Roy's New Novel


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TRussia Daily: Trump Is And Is Not Under Investigation

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:24:09 -0400

Michael Isikoff, chief investigative correspondent at Yahoo News, brings the latest on the investigations into the Trump campaign and Russia, including news that President's Trump's lawyer insisted the President is not under investigation, despite the President tweeting "I am being investigated" this week.

 

TRussia Daily: Trump Is And Is Not Under Investigation


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Do Sanctions Work?

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0400

Last week President Trump announced he would not lift sanctions on Cuba, rolling back   parts of former President Barack Obama’s historic opening to Havana. In the same week the U.S. Senate approved a new round of sanctions on Russia in response to the nation’s interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, as well as their involvement in Syria.

Carla Robbins, adjunct senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, talks about how sanctions are used by Washington a foreign policy weapon and political resistance. 

Do Sanctions Work?


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TRussia Daily; Amazon Buys Whole Foods; Trump Sanctions Cuba; Arundhati Roy

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0400

Coming up on today's show:

  • Michael Isikoff, chief investigative correspondent at Yahoo News, talks about the latest on the investigations into the Trump campaign and Russia.
  • Amazon is buying Whole Foods for $13.7 billion. Craig Giamonna, food reporter for Bloomberg Business, and Spencer Soper, e-commerce reporter for Bloomberg, talk about what it means for both e-commerce and grocery shopping.
  • Arundhati Roy, the author of the Booker Prize-winning novel The God of Small Things and the nonfiction books The Algebra of Infinite Justice, Listening to Grasshoppers, Broken Republic, and Capitalism: A Ghost Story, talks about her new novel, The Ministry of Utmost Happiness, a love story set across the Indian subcontinent — from Delhi to the mountains and valleys of Kashmir.
  • Carla Robbins, adjunct senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) and runs the master of international affairs at the Marx School at Baruch College, discusses the announcement that President Trump will not lift sanctions on Cuba while Congress demanded more sanctions on Russia.



#AskTheMayor: Trump-Appointed HUD Advisor, Citi Bike Rider Death, Opioid Crisis in NYC

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 13:10:44 -0400

Bill de Blasio, mayor of New York City, takes calls from listeners and discusses this week in NYC, including President Trump's appointment of former event planner, Lynne Patton, as senior advisor and director of Public Engagement for the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the recent death of a Citi bike rider, the first death related to the bike sharing program that boasts a ridership of 43 million so far.

#AskTheMayor: Trump-Appointed HUD Advisor, Citi Bike Rider Death, Opioid Crisis in NYC


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Amtrak's CEO on the 'Summer of Hell'

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 12:03:32 -0400

Wick Moorman, President and CEO of Amtrak, discusses Amtrak's repair plans for tracks in Penn Station, which will cause massive service disruptions this summer.

Amtrak's CEO on the 'Summer of Hell'


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TRussia Daily: Follow the Money

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 11:34:15 -0400

Josh Dawsey, White House reporter with Politico, formerly a NYC City Hall reporter with the Wall Street Journal, and Andrea Bernstein, senior editor for politics and policy for WNYC News, talk about the latest on the Russia investigations, including what we know about Jared Kushner's financial ties to Russia and why President Trump and Vice President Pence have chosen to lawyer up.

TRussia Daily: Follow the Money


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Nationalism as a Symptom, Not a Cause

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 11:31:16 -0400

Edward Luce, Financial Times' Washington columnist, previously a speech writer for the treasury secretary in the Clinton administration and author of The Retreat of Western Liberalism (Atlantic Monthly Press, 2017), argues that since the end of the Cold War, Western democracies have forgotten why they retreated from nationalism in the first place.

Nationalism as a Symptom, Not a Cause


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The GOP Wants to Leash Little CFPB Watchdog

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 11:09:21 -0400

Elizabeth Warren, United States Senator (D-MA) and the author of This Fight Is Our Fight: The Battle to Save America's Middle Class (Metropolitan Books, 2017), talks about her new book, which looks at the decline of the middle class and how Democrats can work to shrink inequality, plus the news from Washington.

The GOP Wants to Leash Little CFPB Watchdog


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Brian Lehrer Weekend: Life in Black and Blue, The 'Other Box' Project, Commuters' Summer of Hell

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 02:00:00 -0400

In case you missed them, hear three of our favorite segments from the week:

Life in Black and Blue (First) | The 'Other Box' Project (Starts 24:14) | Commuters' Summer of Hell (Starts 55:24)

If you don't subscribe to the Brian Lehrer Show on iTunes, you can do that here.

Brian Lehrer Weekend: Life in Black and Blue, The 'Other Box' Project, Commuters' Summer of Hell


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#AskTheMayor; Senator Warren's Vision; Amtrak's Explainer on the 'Summer of Hell'; TRussia Daily: Follow the Money; Nationalism as a Symptom

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0400

Coming up on today's show:

  • Bill de Blasio, mayor of New York City, takes calls from listeners and discusses this week in NYC.
  • Elizabeth Warren, United States Senator (D-MA) and the author of This Fight Is Our Fight: The Battle to Save America's Middle Class (Metropolitan Books, 2017), talks about her new book, which looks at the decline of the middle class and how Democrats can work to shrink inequality, plus the news from Washington.
  • Edward Luce, Financial Times' Washington columnist, worked as speech writer for the treasury secretary in the Clinton administration, and author of The Retreat of Western Liberalism (Atlantic Monthly Press, 2017), argues that since the end of the Cold War, Western democracies have forgotten why they retreated from nationalism in the first place.
  • Josh Dawsey, White House reporter with Politico, formerly a NYC City Hall reporter with the Wall Street Journal, and Andrea Bernstein, senior editor for politics and policy for WNYC News, talk about the latest on the Russia investigations, including what we know about Jared Kushner's financial ties to Russia and why President Trump and Vice President Pence have chosen to lawyer up.
  • Wick Moorman, President and CEO or Amtrak, discusses Amtrak's repair plans for tracks in Penn Station that will cause massive service disruptions.



TRussia Daily: Special Counsel Investigates Trump for Possible Obstruction

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 13:10:37 -0400

Emmarie Huetteman, congressional reporter for The New York Times, discusses the recent news that special counsel is looking into President Trump's actions as a potential attempt to obstruct justice and talks about the reactions to Wednesday’s shooting at a congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia.

TRussia Daily: Special Counsel Investigates Trump for Possible Obstruction


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Chief Brown's Story of Being Black and Blue

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 12:04:57 -0400

David O. Brown, now-retired Dallas police chief and the author (with Michelle Burford) of Called to Rise: A Life in Faithful Service to the Community That Made Me (Ballantine Books, 2017), shares his own compelling life story, culminating in the national attention over the shooting of 5 Dallas police officers by a sniper and his commitment to community-oriented law enforcement.

Chief Brown's Story of Being Black and Blue


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Senate Urged to Rebrand 'Mean' Health Care Bill

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 11:44:45 -0400

This week, President Trump called the House passed health care bill a mean bill and urged Senators come up with something more generous. Sarah Kliff, senior policy correspondent at Vox who covers healthcare, talks about the President’s about-face and whether the Senate bill will differ from the House version, which would kick 23 million people off the insurance rolls over a decade.

Senate Urged to Rebrand 'Mean' Health Care Bill


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Commuters Prepare for Summer of Hell

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 11:44:05 -0400

The "summer of hell" for Penn Station commuters is a few weeks away and NJ Transit and the LIRR have released more details on how they plan to manage the track work at Penn Station. Larry Higgs, commuting reporter for NJ Advance Media for NJ.com, and Danielle Furfaro, transit reporter for the New York Post, report on the plans and commuters share how they plan to deal.

Commuters Prepare for Summer of Hell


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TRussia Daily: Sessions' Testimony Postgame Continues; Re-branding 'Mean' Health Care Bill; Commuters' Summer of Hell; Chief Brown's Story

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0400

Coming up on today's show:

  • Emmarie Huetteman, congressional reporter for The New York Times, discusses the continuing coverage of AG Jeff Sessions’ testimony and talks about the reactions to Wednesday’s shooting at a congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia.
  • This week, President Trump called the House passed health care bill a mean bill and urged Senators come up with something more generous. Sarah Kliff, senior policy correspondent @voxdotcom and covers healthcare, talks about the President’s about-face and whether the Senate bill will differ from the House version, which would kick 23 million people off the insurance rolls over a decade.
  • The "summer of hell" for Penn Station commuters is a few weeks away, and NJ Transit and the LIRR have released more details on how they plan to manage the track work at Penn Station. Larry Higgs, commuting reporter for NJ Advance Media for NJ.com, and Danielle Furfaro, transit reporter for the New York Post,  report on the plans and commuters tell us how they plan to deal.
  • David O. Brown, now-retired Dallas police chief and the author (with Michelle Burford) of Called to Rise: A Life in Faithful Service to the Community That Made Me (Ballantine Books, 2017), shares his own compelling life story, culminating in the national attention over the shooting of 5 Dallas police officers by a sniper and his commitment to community-oriented law enforcement.



Five Steps to Resist President Trump's 'Shock Politics'

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 13:36:51 -0400

Naomi Klein, syndicated columnist for The Nation, senior correspondent for The Intercept and the author of author of Shock Doctrine, No Logo and No Is Not Enough: Resisting Trump's Shock Politics and Winning the World We Need (Haymarket Books, 2017), offers her analysis of the political moment and where progressives go from here.

Check out Klein's five step plan in the video below:

Five Steps to Resist President Trump's 'Shock Politics'


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TRussia Daily: The Sessions Testimony Postgame

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0400

David Corn, Washington bureau chief of Mother Jones and MSNBC analyst, recaps Attorney General Jeff Sessions's testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee, what Sessions said — and especially what he didn't say.

TRussia Daily: The Sessions Testimony Postgame


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What The Cosby Trial Reveals About Drug-Facilitated Sexual Assault

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0400

Jane Manning, former prosecutor who now serves as director of advocacy of the New York City chapter of the National Organization for Women, focusing on their new initiative to combat drug-facilitated sexual assault, talks about working with victims of drug-facilitated sexual assault cases and how the most frequent obstacle is the problem of difficult-to-trace drugs, which lead to negative toxicology results even when the victim really was drugged.

What The Cosby Trial Reveals About Drug-Facilitated Sexual Assault


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TRussia Daily: Sessions Testimony Postgame; Drug-Facilitated Sexual Assault Cases Remain Difficult To Prove; Naomi Klein Resisting Trump

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0400

Coming up on today's show:

  • David Corn, Washington bureau chief of Mother Jones and MSNBC analyst, recaps Attorney General Jeff Sessions' testimony before the Senate Intelligence.
  • Jane Manning,  former prosecutor who now serves as director of advocacy of the New York City chapter of the National Organization for Women, focusing on their new initiative to combat drug-facilitated sexual assault, talks about working with victims of drug-facilitated sexual assault cases and how the most frequent obstacle is the problem of difficult-to-trace drugs, which lead to negative toxicology results even when the victim really was drugged.
  • Naomi Klein, syndicated columnist for The Nation, senior correspondent for The Intercept and the author of author of Shock Doctrine, No Logo and No Is Not Enough: Resisting Trump's Shock Politics and Winning the World We Need (Haymarket Books, 2017), offers her analysis of the political moment and where progressives go from here.



TRussia Daily: Previewing the AG's Testimony and New Emoluments Suit

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 14:57:04 -0400

Michael Waldman, president of the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law and the author of The Fight to Vote  (Simon & Schuster, 2016), previews Attorney General Jeff Sessions's public testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee about Russian meddling, and talks about a new lawsuit filed by the state of Maryland and Washington, D.C., that alleges President Trump has "flagrantly" violated the emoluments clause.

TRussia Daily: Previewing the AG's Testimony and New Emoluments Suit


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Upper Middle Class Privilege

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 12:33:45 -0400

Richard V. Reeves, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and the author of Dream Hoarders: How the American Upper Middle Class Is Leaving Everyone Else in the Dust, Why That Is a Problem, and What to Do About It  (Brookings Institution Press, 2017), talks about upper middle class privilege. 

Upper Middle Class Privilege


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Is Western Democracy Over?

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 12:22:48 -0400

Bill Emmott, former editor in chief of The Economist and the author of The Fate of the West: The Battle to Save the World's Most Successful Political Idea (The Economist, 2017), argues Western democracies have failed to fulfill their promises.

 

Is Western Democracy Over?


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The Elected Office Ceiling

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 11:51:57 -0400

Women in the United States hold fewer than one in every four elected offices. When it comes to electing women, we rank below China, Iraq and Afghanistan. Amanda Ripley, Emerson Collective senior fellow and the author of The Smartest Kids in the World, talks about her Politico report on why women are still underrepresented in political office.

The Elected Office Ceiling


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TRussia Daily: AG Testimony; The Vote Ceiling; Upper Middle Class Privilege; Is Western Democracy Over?

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0400

Coming up on today's show:

  • Michael Waldman, president of the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law and the author of The Fight to Vote (Simon & Schuster, 2016), previews Attorney General Jeff Sessions's public testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee about Russian meddling, and talks about a new lawsuit filed by the state of Maryland and Washington, D.C., that alleges President Trump has violated the emoluments clause.
  • Amanda Ripley, Emerson Collective senior fellow and the author of The Smartest Kids in the World: And How They Got That Way (Simon & Schuster, 2014), talks about her POLITICO report on why women are still underrepresented in political office.
  • Richard V. Reeves, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and the author of Dream Hoarders: How the American Upper Middle Class Is Leaving Everyone Else in the Dust, Why That Is a Problem, and What to Do About It (Brookings Institution Press, 2017), discusses his book about how the American Upper Middle Class lives in denial of their privilege.
  • Bill Emmott, former editor in chief of The Economist and the author of The Fate of the West: The Battle to Save the World's Most Successful Political Idea (The Economist, 2017), argues Western democracies have failed to fulfill their promises.



New Jersey Voters Block by Block

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 14:57:02 -0400

Nancy Solomon, managing editor of New Jersey Public Radio, introduces her project with New Jersey voters, block by block, leading up to November's gubernatorial election.

New Jersey Voters Block by Block


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NYC Transit Union Supports de Blasio's Plan for BQX

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 12:01:43 -0400

John Samuelsen, president of Transport Workers Union Local 100, explains his support of the Brooklyn-Queens Connector, and not just because it will create more union jobs.

"It’s also about the sparking of economic growth that comes with transit expansion," said Samuelsen.

  

NYC Transit Union Supports de Blasio's Plan for BQX


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