In the race for the still undecided Republican presidential nomination, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has seen his numbers rise to the point that he no longer has to sit at the kids’ table, according to Matt Katz in his chat with Dave Heller. StateImpact Pennsylvania’s Susan Phillips reports on the climate change talks taking place in Paris and how Philadelphia plans to deal with the trend. New Jersey residents are calling on the Board of Public Utilities to turn their eyes towards Verizon’s inconsistent service, as Joe Hernandez explains. Seventeen years on and film snobs are still bitter about “Shakespeare in Love” taking home the Oscar for Best Picture over “Saving Private Ryan.” Having seen the play “Equivocation” at the Arden Theatre Company, WHYY theater blogger Howard Shapiro remains unimpressed with the attempts to translate the Bard’s life into its own drama. Dave Heller sits down for his weekly discussion with Franklin Institute Chief Astronomer Derrick Pitts, this time to determine NASA’s fate in the event of President Obama’s successor being unsupportive of the agency.