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Bill de Blasio

New York City Mayor

Bill de Blasio appears in the following:

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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Food Stamps Panel

Monday, November 21, 2011

As Thanksgiving week starts, the Brian Lehrer Show convenes a panel to talk about hunger and food stamps in NYC with Robert Doar, administrator and commissioner of the New York City Human Resources Administration and Department of Social Services; New York City Public Advocate, Bill de Blasio and Triada Stampas, director of government relations and public education at the Food Bank For New York City.

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After Marchella

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

NYC Public Advocate Bill de Blasio talks about the joint report his office and the Administration for Children's Services prepared following the death of Marchella Pierce.

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Wall of Shame

Friday, September 03, 2010

Bill de Blasio, NYC Public Advocate, discusses his latest initiative to expose the city's worst landlords. 

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Weighing In on NYC's Budget

Friday, June 25, 2010

Edward-Isaac Dovere, editor of City Hall, a monthly publication focused on New York politics and policy, goes through the details of the handshake deal on the city budget and NYC Public Advocate Bill de Blasio weighs in.

Read WNYC reporter Bob Hennelly's take on the city budget.

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Public Advocate Bill de Blasio on Member Item Transparency

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

NYC Public Advocate Bill de Blasio wants the City Council to post all their requests for "member items" to his office's Open Government NYC website.  Andrew Rasiej, founder of Personal Democracy Forum, joins him to talk about the web's role in making government more transparent.

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State of the City Reaction

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Mayor Bloomberg's state of the city address focused on NYC's economy and streamlining the city's budget. Bill de Blasio, New York City Public Advocate, offers his reactions.

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Pay to Play

Thursday, January 21, 2010

The Mayor has delivered his state of the city address and pledged to streamline New York’s budget. Public Advocate Bill de Blasio reacts. Then, parks commissioner Adrian Benepe on the new Van Cortland Park conservatory and how his department is preparing for the Spring season amidst a budget crunch. Plus: ...