Bill de Blasio

New York City Mayor

Bill de Blasio appears in the following:

Mayor de Blasio Defends NYPD's New Use of Force Guidelines

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Mayor de Blasio talks about the NYPD's new use of force guidelines and other current events.

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Mayor de Blasio Says to Prepare, Whether Joaquin Hits or Not

Friday, October 02, 2015

As Hurricane Joaquin appears to be veering away from the city, Mayor de Blasio spoke with us about preparing for the storms expected to affect coastal areas this weekend. 

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Mayor de Blasio Says Pope Francis 'Raises the Bar'

Friday, September 25, 2015

Mayor de Blasio spoke with WNYC this morning about the significance of Pope Francis' message for New York City. The mayor will spend much of today with the pope.


Back to School With Mayor de Blasio

Friday, September 18, 2015

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio talks about the start of the school year, his vision to increase the amount of computer science classes, and the "sad reality" of school segregation.

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Mayor de Blasio: 'We're Never Going Back to the Bad Old Days'

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

We spoke with the mayor about the city’s new emergency measure to provide rental assistance to people facing eviction, and other efforts to reduce homelessness.

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Mayor de Blasio: Keeping Poor Neighborhoods Poor Is Unacceptable

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

In a wide-ranging interview, Mayor de Blasio addresses the double-edged sword of gentrification, what's next with Uber, and his fondness for Louis C.K.

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Mayor de Blasio on the Uptick in Summer Shootings

Friday, June 05, 2015

Heading into his second summer as mayor, Bill de Blasio joined us to discuss the NYPD's response to recent gang violence and how his administration plans to increase affordable housing.

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De Blasio on Teacher Deal: "There is Mutual Understanding”

Friday, May 02, 2014

Bill de Blasio says that the new teacher contract will "deepen the relationship between parents and teachers." On the Brian Lehrer Show, the mayor said he was convinced the deal would be ratified, but remained "broad on purpose" when pressed for details about how municipal worker health care plans would change.

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De Blasio on Education: "We Need a Fundamental Reset"

Monday, March 24, 2014

On the Brian Lehrer Show, Mayor de Blasio admitted that he "didn't explain the criteria" for his charter school co-location decisions clearly enough. And while he has placed a moratorium on co-locations, the mayor insisted that he believes charter schools still have a place in New York City. But "charters are supposed to be uplifting [to] the entire system," said the mayor.

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De Blasio: It's All About Inequality

Monday, February 03, 2014

The mayor also copped to dropping Staten Island Chuck during a Groundhog Day ceremony. "That is a fiesty groundhog," he says.

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Candidate de Blasio on Housing and Transportation

Thursday, October 24, 2013

New York City Public Advocate and Democratic candidate for mayor, Bill de Blasio, talks about housing and transportation issues.

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Candidate de Blasio

Friday, September 27, 2013

In his first WNYC interview since winning the Democratic nomination for mayor, New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio speaks with Brian Lehrer about his tax proposals, what he thinks Michael Bloomberg got right, and how much power a mayor actually has to address economic inequality.

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Meet the Candidates: Call Bill de Blasio

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Our last round of candidate interviews before the mayoral primary continues. New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio discusses his rise in the polls, his policy proposals, and his final-week campaign strategy.

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Candidate de Blasio

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

New York City Public Advocate and mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio discusses his action to save Long Island College Hospital in Brooklyn—as well as news about NYCHA and other issues related to his bid to be mayor.

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Candidate de Blasio

Monday, June 10, 2013

Our series of interviews with the major candidates for mayor continues. Today, NYC public advocate Bill de Blasio discusses his campaign for the Democratic nomination.

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Bill de Blasio on Housing, Stop-and-Frisk

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Bill de Blasio New York City Public Advocate and candidate for mayor, reacts to Mayor Bloomberg's speech in defense of the NYPD and talks about his plan for affordable housing and other campaign issues.

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Bill de Blasio on Paid Sick Leave Deal

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

The New York City Council came to an agreement on a paid sick leave policy which is expected to pass with a veto-proof majority. Public Advocate and candidate for mayor Bill de Blasio reacts to the deal. 

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De Blasio for Mayor: It's Official

Monday, January 28, 2013

Bill de Blasio, NYC Public Advocate, talks about Sunday's announcement that he will be running for Mayor.

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Finding Answers

Thursday, November 01, 2012

We're collecting questions and answers about problems and solutions to post-Sandy problems.  Guests include NYC Public Advocate Bill De Blasio and Patricia Smith, first deputy commissioner of NYC's Human Resources Administration

See "Your Post-Sandy Questions, Answered" at WNYC News.

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Public Advocate Bill de Blasio

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

New York City Public Advocate, Bill de Blasio discusses his proposal to use pension funds to create local jobs as well as his potential candidacy for mayor.

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