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When the 1 Percent Leaves Town

When the super-wealthy leave the state, where does their tax revenue end up? In the case of hedge fund manager David Tepper, his move from New Jersey to Florida last month will cost the state hundreds of millions of dollars. Robert Frank, CNBC wealth rep


 2016-05-03  33m

Investigations into Former Cuomo Aide and de Blasio

Ken Lovett, Albany bureau chief for The Daily News, talked the investigations into the governor's Buffalo Billion program and Mayor de Blasio's fund-raising for the 2014 state senate races. Lovett explained what he knows about Joseph Percoco, a former to


 2016-05-03  20m

Speaking on Behalf of NYC Tech

Julie Samuels, Executive Director of Tech:NYC, the new-established official advocacy group of New York City's tech sector, discusses the city's newly formed technology advocacy group, Tech:NYC. Samuel's said the main goal of Tech:NYC is to ensure that Ne


 2016-05-02  15m

Restoring Social Mobility

F.H. Buckley, George Mason School of Law professor and author of The Way Back: Restoring the Promise of America (Encounter Books, 2016), argues the U.S. can borrow from socialism to restore social mobility through capitalism. When comparing Canada and Am


 2016-05-02  20m

The Problem with Naïve Cynicism

Rebecca Solnit, author and contributing editor at Harper's magazine, talks about her new article, "The Habits of Highly Cynical People," and how naïve cynicism among Americans has led to complacency in lieu of activism. One form of this cynicism, Solnit


 2016-05-02  16m

The Line on Campaign Fundraising

A panel discusses the ongoing investigation into Mayor de Blasio's fundraising and the extent to which his fundraising tactics and/or the investigation represent a departure from standard practice serving the public interest. Susan Lerner: executive dire


 2016-05-02  28m

This Isn’t Normal: The Case Against Accepting Trump

Donald Trump's success has made this election cycle interesting, to say the least. Jonathan Chait, New York Magazine columnist, and Jamelle Bouie, senior political correspondent for Slate, talk about why they call it "unprecedented." Bouie thinks it's im


 2016-05-02  28m

30 Issues | Week 3 Recap: What America Gets Wrong (and Right) About Healthcare

We're Launching a Newsletter! Sign up for our election series newsletter! Once a week, you'll get a recap of our #30Issues segments straight to your inbox, with exclusive content and Brian's insights into that week's topic. Plus, there'll be ways for you


 2016-04-29  58m

Less Stuff, More Life

In their new documentary, Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things, bestselling authors Joshua Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus, also known as The Minimalists, explore the many flavors of minimalism by taking the audience inside the lives of minim


 2016-04-29  34m

Brian Lehrer Weekend: Andrew Solomon on the Importance of Travel, Tamir Rice’s Family Lawyer, Tracy K. Smith’s Poems

A few of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them. Andrew Solomon on the Importance of Travel (First) | Tamir Rice’s Family Lawyer (Starts at 36:28) | Tracy K. Smith’s Poems (Starts at 56:54) If you don't subscribe to the Brian Lehrer


 2016-04-29  1h10m