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.
"Tough on crime" rhetoric sees a revival at Sessions' DOJ The pendulum swings between treatment-focused approaches to drug abuse and tough law enforcement. Now, after years of Obama-era "reforms," President Trump’s Attorney General, Jeff Sessions wants local police freed from federal restrictions to fight another "war on drugs."
Does 'hire American' mean fire a foreigner? US companies are allowed to hire employees from other countries with highly developed skills that can't be found here. President Trump says it's being abused as a way to find cheap foreign labor. We hear about the benefits—and the risks—of changing the H-1B program.
Why Don't Facts Matter? "Fake News" may have a long history, but social media and 21st Century politics have brought it front and center. One reason for its appeal and its power is the tendency of so many people to cling to their beliefs — even when confronted with contradictory evidence. Today, another look at the Emotional States of America.
Nuclear crisis on the Korean Peninsula slowly coming to a head North Korea did not conduct a nuclear test this weekend, but it did show apparent progress in developing a missile that that could strike the United States. The Trump Administration says it has lost its "strategic patience." We hear what that might -- or might not -- mean for North Korea, China and the prospects for diplomacy.