WQXR's The Washington Report

Monday, August 19, 2013


Marc Garber  talks with New York Times Chief Washington correspondent David Sanger about the dire situation In Egypt, the Edward Snowden situation, and what's on the President's agenda as he returns from vacation. 


Obama's Fed Pick Quandary: What Does It Mean For His Legacy?

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Both Janet Yellen and Lawrence Summers have awe-inspiring credentials. So Obama's decision seems to come down to whose understanding of the economy most closely matches his own, and which candidate is likeliest to have people looking back years from now saying: "That was an inspired pick."


What The Manning Verdict Says About Edward Snowden's Future

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Army Pfc. Bradley Manning was acquitted of the most serious charge he faced. So what's the message for America's fugitive leaker? Both cases explore the line between whistle-blowers and traitors, but experts say there are vast differences.


WQXR's The Washington Report

Monday, July 29, 2013


Eddie Robinson talks with New York Times Chief Washington correspondent David Sanger about why the US government will not formally determine whether ousted Egypt President Mohammed Morsi was removed from power in a military coup. We'll also discuss the latest in the Israeli-Palestinian peace talks in Washington.


More Cancellations for James Levine

Friday, May 06, 2011

Conductor James Levine is pulling out of the Metropolitan Opera's Japan tour, and the Tanglewood Festival in Massachusetts this summer. The Met has announced that he'll spend the summer recuperating from back pain, on the advice of his doctors.


Japan Nuclear Situation Upgraded to 7

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Japan has raised the level of the disaster at its nuclear power plant to a 7. Although that's the same level as the Chernobyl disaster, according to The Associated Press Japanese officials say Fukushima has leaked a tenth of the radiation released at Chernobyl.


Laurent Gbagbo Arrested in Ivory Coast

Monday, April 11, 2011

Laurent Gbagbo, the former president of Ivory Coast, has been arrested, after authorities forced their way into the bunker where he's secluded himself for the past several days and apprehended him on Monday.


Japan Quake Aftermath: Full Coverage

Friday, March 25, 2011

Following the 9.0 magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami in Japan, the country is now racing to prevent a nuclear disaster at a major nuclear power plant. Read WNYC's Full Coverage here.


Obama Demands End to Violence in Libya

Friday, March 18, 2011

Speaking from the White House on Friday, President Barack Obama said Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi has "launched a military campaign against his own people."


Military Commissions to Resume at Guantanamo

Monday, March 07, 2011

President Barack Obama — who promised to close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay — has now signed an executive order to allow military commissions to resume there.


Government, Opposition Forces Clash in Libya

Friday, March 04, 2011

Supporters and opponents of longtime Libyan President Moammar Gadhafi continue to fight for control over the country's major cities, as international pressure calling for Gadhafi's resignation mount.

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Obama Signs Funding Bill

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

President Barack Obama has signed a bill that continues funding for the federal government for the next two weeks, until March 18.


Clinton Condemns Violence in Libya

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is condemning the actions of Libyan President Moammar Gadhafi and his security forces, as the international community ramps up pressure on his government.


Bahrain Clamps Down on Protests in Manama

Friday, February 18, 2011

Bahrain has taken its strongest action yet to clamp down on continuing protests in the country.


Protests Erupt in Libya, Continue in Region

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

As protests continue to spread in the Middle East, new reports from Libya indicate the beginnings of an uprising in that country.


Protests Spread in Iran, Bahrain, and Yemen

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Demonstrations are sprouting up in the Middle East, on the heels of recent uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia. Protestors are taking their message to the streets in Iran and Bahrain, among others this week.


Jazz Pianist George Shearing Dies at 91

Monday, February 14, 2011

Jazz pianist George Shearing, whose hits included "Lullaby of Birdland" and "September in the Rain," has died of heart failure in Manhattan. He was 91, according to The Associated Press.

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Obama Proposes Domestic Spending Freeze

Monday, February 14, 2011

President Barack Obama has introduced his budget proposal, touting investments in ideas that will "out-build and out-innovate and out-educate, as well as out-hustle" the rest of the world. He delivered his budget plans at a middle school in Baltimore on Monday.


Obama Pledges Support, Confidence in Egypt

Friday, February 11, 2011

The resignation of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is sparking celebration among Egyptians worldwide. Hundreds of thousands chanted and cheered in Cairo's main square following Friday's announcement.


Demonstrations in Egypt Enter a Third Week

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Thousands of protestors continued to crowd Cairo during the third week of protests in Egypt, refusing to cease their demonstrations until President Hosni Mubarak resigns. Thousands are also striking, ramping up their demonstrations against the government.