What did Mario Cuomo accomplish and set in motion during his three terms as New York governor? On The Gist, we examine a fascinating figure in American politics through the lens of a single Time Magazine luncheon from 1992. Slate’s Jacob Weisberg and NPR’s Adam Davidson explain how Cuomo's policies hold up all these years later. Weisberg profiled the liberal icon in a 1994 article for New York Magazine, “Remembering Mario Cuomo’s First 4,000 Days in Office.” For the Spiel, the price of a barrel of oil.
At the very end of this show, we debut a new They Might Be Giants song, as part of their Dial-a-Song reboot, as we will be doing every Monday this year. You can find videos for the song on the band’s website.
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