Juan Manuel Benitez

Juan Manuel Benitez appears in the following:

Recapping Bill de Blasio's First State of the City Speech

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

In his first State of the City speech yesterday, Bill de Blasio reprised his "Tale of Two Cities" theme, while pushing for new plans to raise the minimum wage, issue new ID cards (including to undocumented immigrants), and more. WNYC's Brigid Bergin and Capital New York reporter Sally Goldenberg break down the politics and policy of the speech, and then Juan Manuel Benitez, NY1 Noticias reporter and host of Pura Politica, discusses Mayor de Blasio's new ID program.

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The Bratton Appointment and the Inequality Agenda

Thursday, December 05, 2013

Mayor-Elect Bill de Blasio has appointed former Giuliani NYPD commissioner Bill Bratton to once again lead New York's police department. In a statement, de Blasio said that "Bill Bratton is a proven crime-fighter" who rejects "the false choice between keeping New Yorkers safe and protecting their civil rights. This is an Administration that will do both." Bratton added that "Mayor-Elect de Blasio’s priorities are my priorities."

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Today In Politics: Five More Days

Thursday, September 05, 2013

With just five more days to go before the city's primary elections, the candidates competing to be New York City's next mayor and comptroller are working overtime to make their case with the voters.


Previewing Tonight's Big Mayoral Debate

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Brian is a panelist for tonight's debate -- the first official CFB debate between the Democratic candidates for mayor. Errol Louis of NY1, moderator for the debate, and Brian's fellow panelists Juan Manuel Benitez of NY1Noticias and NY1 reporter Grace Rauh discuss what to expect.

WNYC will air the debate live tonight, have live video and a live chat, plus debate bingo! All the information you need is here.

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NYC Debate Season is Here

Monday, August 12, 2013

WNYC is one of the official sponsors for the Campaign Finance Board debates. Brian Lehrer previews the Comptroller, Public Advocate, and Mayoral debates -- all happening over the next two weeks -- with his co-moderator Errol Louis of NY1. Plus: all the info you need to get ready for the debates, and how you can suggest a question.

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Lessons From The Netherlands Post-Sandy

Thursday, February 28, 2013

NY1's Juan Manuel Benitez and Josh Robin talk about their travels to the Netherlands in search of lessons about storm mitigation for our region post-Sandy. Their special is called "Fighting the Tide" and the Spanish-language series is "Contra viento y marea"

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Bullhorn: Juan Manuel Benitez Asks For GOP - Press 1 Only?

Monday, September 20, 2010

"We speak English here!" is often the answer I get at Republican or Tea Party gatherings whenever I skim the crowd looking for a Spanish speaker that can produce a soundbite for my television story. I wonder if they are the same people who cringe when an automated machine tells them to "press one for English, para español, oprima el dos."


Talking Politics: NYS Primary Preview

Monday, September 13, 2010

Juan Manuel Benitez, reporter for NY1 Noticias and host of Pura Política, and Edward-Isaac Dovere, editor of City Hall, a website and monthly publication focused on New York politics and policy, discuss the key races in tomorrow's primary.

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Mayoral Debate Recap

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Daily News reporter Adam Lisberg and Juan Manuel Benitez, reporter for NY1 Noticias and host of Pura Política, recap the Mayoral debate.

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Primary Day Roundtable

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

David Chen, reporter for the New York Times, Liz Benjamin, political reporter for the Daily News and Juan Manuel Benitez, Reporter for NY1 Noticias and Host of Pura Política, discuss the Democratic Primary elections.

Plus, an informal, unofficial, thoroughly unscientific exit poll. Tell us how you voted and ...

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