FROM Anna Sale
Death, Sex, and Money Death, sex and money: They’re the things we all obsess over, but are often too shy or polite to talk about. A new podcast from WNYC -- appropriately titled Death, Sex & Money -- drags them out into the light. It’s a series of interviews with regular people and celebrities alike about the big questions of life and love.
NY State Senator Accused of Trying to Bribe His Way into Mayor's Race Michael Bloomberg's three terms as Mayor of New York have been free of major corruption, but a new federal bribery case suggests that machine politics may be alive and well. Democratic State Senator Malcolm Smith probably had no chance of becoming mayor -- especially as a Republican. But that's the scenario he tried to act out, admitting it would cost him "a pretty penny." Unfortunately for Smith, his admission was recorded by the FBI , as we hear from Anna Sale, politics reporter for public radio station WNYC .
House Passes $9.7 Billion in Hurricane Sandy Relief On Capitol Hill today, the House passed legislation that would provide nearly $10 billion to cover insurance claims filed by individuals whose homes were damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Sandy. Anna Sale is politics reporter at public radio station WNYC in New York.
Who's to blame for the opioid crisis? Some of the lawyers who took on Big Tobacco are now going after Big Pharma. It’s all about the deadly epidemic of opioid use. Are the drug companies to blame? What about the users? Later, on today’s Talking Point: making sense of Britain’s upset election.
Venezuela spirals into economic and political chaos Venezuela, a country whose potential for prosperity is unmatched, finds itself on the verge of civil war. What sustains the repressive government? With time running out, guest host León Krauze looks at what the international community can do to pull the country from the edge of collapse.
What happens when America retreats from the world? Is President Trump taking his "America First" agenda to extremes, withdrawing the country from the international stage on trade and climate change, distancing America from its traditional allies across the Atlantic and even threatening to physically isolate the country through the building of a wall along its southern border? León Krauze guest hosts.
Human Rights in the era of Donald Trump President Trump’s UN Ambassador, Nikki Haley, said today the US might pull out of the United Nations’ Human Rights Council. Serious violators of human rights are members of the Council itself–and a US resignation could make things worse. Later on today’s show, now that he’s into his second term, comedian turned US Senator Al Franken is telling jokes again.