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Wayne Barrett

Wayne Barrett appears in the following:

From the Bronx to Queens, Deals Defined Quinn's Council Leadership

Friday, August 30, 2013

WNYC

Investigative reporter Wayne Barrett, in the second part of his report on mayoral candidate Christine Quinn, describes the City Council speaker as "an insider’s insider" who has cut deals with New York City's most powerful politicians in ways that may illuminate the kind of mayor she would be.

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Tangled Dealings Link Quinn, Lopez and His Brooklyn Machine

Thursday, August 29, 2013

WNYC

As leader of the City Council, Christine Quinn has dispensed powerful posts and directed extensive funding to the political operation led by Vito Lopez, the Brooklyn Democrat with a long history of scandal, investigative journalist Wayne Barrett reports.

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Strange Ties in Bill Thompson's Brooklyn Backyard

Thursday, July 25, 2013

WNYC

Thompson’s paid ties to Kurron – during a period when he was planning a second run for the mayor’s office after his near-victory over Michael Bloomberg in 2009 – raise important questions about his attentiveness to detail, his judgment and his choice of associates.

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Corruption Arrests Turns Spotlight on GOP Nominating Process

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

The arrest of six people for conspiring to sell a spot on the GOP ballot for mayor is focusing new attention on the Republican nominating process. 

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The Legacy of Gov. Hugh Carey

Monday, August 08, 2011

Wayne Barrett, Newsweek/Daily Beast contributor and a fellow at The Nation Institute, talks about how the liberal Democrat governor rescued New York from the brink of financial collapse in the 1970s.

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Wayne Barrett Leaves the Voice

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Legendary columnist and muckraker Wayne Barrett announced yesterday that he's leaving the Village Voice after 32 years. He discusses his career in investigative journalism and what's next for him as well as New York.

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Cuomo's Cabinet

Friday, November 19, 2010

Wayne Barrett, senior editor at the Village Voice, talks about who Governor-elect Andrew Cuomo is surrounding himself with as he prepares to take office, and other local news.

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30 Issues: The Government's Role in Home Ownership

Monday, September 27, 2010

The sub-prime mortgage crisis and the ensuing debate over the proper role of government in promoting home ownership raise questions about the involvement Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Cuomo may have had, as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development under President Clinton, in getting the bubble going.  Dean Baker, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, Wayne Barrett, senior editor at The Village Voice, and Peter Wallison, Arthur F. Burns Fellow in Financial Policy Studies at the American Enterprise Institute, look at various aspects of the issue.

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New York Politics: Rangel, Ford, Paterson

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Senior editor at the Village Voice, Wayne Barrett, talks about Charles Rangel's stepping down as chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee; the shifting field of candidates for the New York's Senate seat; and the continuing shake up in Albany.

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Muddling Through

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Legislators in Washington are trying to move big bills through Congress. NPR’s national political correspondent Mara Liasson discusses the latest from the capital. Plus, Village Voice senior editor Wayne Barrett handicaps the race for the U.S. Senate seat in New York; NYC transportation commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan; director of the Oscar ...

The Governor's Future

Friday, February 26, 2010

Democratic officials are telling The Associated Press that Gov. David Paterson is not seeking election. Wayne Barrett, senior editor at the Village Voice, says Governor Paterson should step down. Then Bill Perkins, New York State Senator (D-30th, Harlem), offers his perspective.

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Laying Down Roots

Friday, February 26, 2010

The Village Voice's Wayne Barrett is among the growing number calling for Governor Paterson to step down. He explains why. Also today: Henry Louis Gates, Jr. on tracing the family histories of notable Americans, from Stephen Colbert to Yo-Yo Ma. And Jackie Calmes offers analysis of yesterday’s bipartisan health care ...

20 Year News Quiz

Friday, November 27, 2009

A 20-year news quiz looks at some of the biggest stories that Brian has covered - or missed while on vacation - since 1989. Guest quizmasters include WNYC President Laura Walker; Chicago Tribune columnist Clarence Page; actress Rosie Perez; Wayne Barrett of the Village Voice; author Sarah Vowell; Brian's long-lost ...

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30 Issues Day 30: Term Limits

Friday, October 30, 2009

Democratic Mayoral candidate Bill Thompson has made term limits a central issue in the mayoral election. Oliver Koppell, NYC council member (D-11), and Wayne Barrett, senior editor at the Village Voice and veteran political reporter, discuss the term limits issue and if it will play a role in the ...

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20 Year News Quiz

Friday, September 25, 2009

A 20-year news quiz looks at some of the biggest stories that Brian has covered - or missed while on vacation - since 1989. Guest quizmasters include WNYC President Laura Walker; Chicago Tribune columnist Clarence Page; actress Rosie Perez; Wayne Barrett of the Village Voice; author Sarah Vowell; Brian's long-lost ...

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A Silver Lining

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Wayne Barrett, senior editor at the Village Voice, talks about State Assembly Speaker Shelly Silver's connections to the appointment of Jonathan Lippman as Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals.

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New York's New Senator

Friday, January 23, 2009

Later on today, Governor Paterson is expected to appoint Congresswoman Kirsten Gillibrand to fill Hillary Clinton's senate seat. Wayne Barrett, a senior editor at the Village Voice, and Irene Jay Liu, a political writer at the Times Union and a blogger for

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Giuliani's Real Estate

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

The New York Times' Marc Santora and Village Voice senior editor Wayne Barrett comment on former mayor Rudy Giuliani's recent foray into the world of real estate - and what it may mean for a potential gubernatorial bid.

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Goodbye Joe

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

In a surprise announcement, Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno announced that he won't seek reelection. We get reaction from Wayne Barrett of the Village Voice, Karen DeWitt, Capitol Bureau Chief for New York State Public Radio, and Frank Padavan, NY State Senator (R-11th District).

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The Role of the GOP in Michigan and Florida

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Wayne Barrett, senior editor at the Village Voice, tells us how he sees the GOP determining the fate of the delegates in Michigan and Florida at the Democratic National Convention.

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