The I’m Working From Home Gabfest
Listen to Slate's show about life after the sequester, the Supreme Court’s review of the Voting Rights Act, and Yahoo's ban on working from home.
Posted Friday, March 1, 2013, at 3:03 PM
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Live simulcast at New York Gabfest—New York, March 21 at 92Y. Tickets for the main stage are sold out, but you can still attend a live simulcast at 92Y. Participate in the audience Q&A; meet John, Emily, and David after the show; and attend Emily’s book signing. Tickets and additional information available here.
On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest, John Dickerson, Emily Bazelon, and David Plotz discuss the sequester deadline's arrival, the Supreme Court challenge to the Voting Rights Act, and Yahoo's decision to ban working at home.
Here are some of the links and references mentioned during this week's show:
- Sticks and Stones is now available for purchase. Emily’s website has more info and a full list of Emily's upcoming appearances.
- Emily hosted a Reddit AMA before taping—she answered questions about bullying, law, and the Gabfest.
- Absolutely everything you need to know about the sequester in Wonkblog’s updated FAQ.
- Fred Kaplan thinks the mainstream discussion is missing the nuttiness of what’s about to happen to the Pentagon’s budget.
- Matt Yglesias argues that while sequestration isn’t optimal budget policy, it does beat some of the alternatives.
- Emily reported on the Supreme Court’s hearing of a challenge to Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act.
- Farhad Manjoo says that working from home is a win-win for employees and employers. But Katie Roiphe argues that telecommuting has only added to the challenge of finding work-life balance. Tell us what you think on our Facebook page.
John chatters about the survival of a group of World War II prisoners of war in a makeshift boat.
David chatters about a photo tour of a massive White House renovation.
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Podcast production by Mike Vuolo. Links compiled by Jeff Friedrich.
Emily Bazelon is a Slate senior editor and writes about law, family, and kids. Her forthcoming book, Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Empathy and Character. Find her at email@example.com or on Facebook or Twitter.
John Dickerson is Slate's chief political correspondent and author of On Her Trail. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Read his series on the presidency and his series on risk. Follow him on Twitter.
David Plotz is the Editor of Slate. He's the author of The Genius Factory: The Curious History of the Nobel Prize Sperm Bank and Good Book. He appears on Slate's Political Gabfest.