Mayor 2013: Candidate Interviews
Interviews with likely candidates for New York's mayoral nominations. For interviews with candidates in other races click here.
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Friday, September 06, 2013
Our final round of mayoral primary candidate interviews concludes with City Council Speaker Christine Quinn. She discusses her strategy over the next four days, her policy proposals, and takes your calls. If you have a questions for Christine Quinn, call 212-433-9692 or post here.
Wednesday, September 04, 2013
Our last round of candidate interviews before the mayoral primary continues. Bill Thompson discusses his policy proposals, his final-week campaign strategy, and takes listener calls. Got a question for candidate Thompson? Call 212-433-9692.
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.
Friday, August 30, 2013
Our final round of interviews with the Democratic primary candidates in the 2013 mayor's race continues. Anthony Weiner, former NY Congressman, discusses the latest in the campaign and takes your calls about his plans for New York City.
Thursday, August 29, 2013
Our series of interviews with candidates for New York City mayor continues. Today: Comptroller John Liu discusses the latest news from the campaign trail and takes voters' calls.
Friday, August 23, 2013
Joseph Lhota, former deputy mayor, MTA chairman and candidate for the 2013 Republican mayoral nomination, discusses his bid for mayor and takes listener calls as we continue our interviews with the candidates.
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Bill Thompson, former NYC Comptroller and one of the Democrats running for mayor, discusses the latest news from the mayor's race.
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
City Council speaker Christine Quinn talks about her campaign for mayor. She weighs in on whether Mayor Bloomberg made us richer--a question we're asking all week.
Monday, July 22, 2013
The Brian Lehrer Show continues its series of interviews with candidates for New York City. Today: Comptroller John Liu discusses the latest news from the campaign trail.
Thursday, July 18, 2013
Our series of interviews with candidates for New York City mayor continues. Jack Hidary, technology executive running as an independent, talks about his bid and his policies proposals.
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.
Wednesday, July 03, 2013
Former NY Congressman and candidate for the Democratic mayoral nomination Anthony Weiner discusses his candidacy, and the key issues on the campaign trail from the calls for an NYPD Inspector General to his call to make all city contracts public.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Our series of interviews with candidates for Mayor continues. Sal Albanese, former teacher, city council member and Democratic mayoral hopeful, discusses the campaign and his policy agenda.
Monday, June 17, 2013
Our series of interviews with candidates for New York City mayor continues. Today: Comptroller John Liu discusses the latest news from the campaign trail.
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.
Friday, February 15, 2013
Bill Thompson, former NYC Comptroller and the 2009 Democratic candidate for mayor, talks to Brian Lehrer about why he's running again and his plan for New York City.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Joseph Lhota, former MTA chairman and chief executive officer, talks to Brian Lehrer about running to be the Republican candidate for New York City mayor.
Monday, February 18, 2013
Friday, March 08, 2013
Sal Albanese, former teacher, city council member and Democratic mayoral hopeful, talks about his campaign, including his plans for transit.
Monday, April 08, 2013
Bill Thompson, former NYC Comptroller, 2013 Democratic candidate for Mayor, discusses the latest news from City Hall, including the paid sick leave deal and his mayoral campaign.
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.
Tuesday, April 09, 2013
Erick Salgado, reverend who established Bensonhurst's first Hispanic church, founder of a radio ministry known as “Radio Cantico” Nuevo Inc., (New Song Radio), and now candidate for the Democratic nomination for mayor, discusses his work and his candidacy.
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.
Thursday, May 02, 2013
"It was maybe the best speech I've ever heard a mayor of New York give," says former MTA chairman and mayoral candidate Joe Lhota, on Mike Bloomberg's claim that an NYPD Inspector General would hamper policing and counter-terrorism efforts.
Monday, January 07, 2013
John Liu, New York City Comptroller, appears on The Brian Lehrer Show to discuss his recent State of the City address and new proposals for the coming year.
Monday, March 11, 2013
Adolfo Carrion, Jr. , former Bronx Borough President and Obama administration alum, former Bronx Borough President and Obama administration alum, now running for NYC mayor with the Independence Party endorsement, talks about his party switch and campaign for mayor.
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Friday, February 01, 2013
George McDonald, founder and president of the Doe Fund and candidate for Republican nomination for mayor, talks about his candidacy.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
John Catsimatidis, CEO of Gristedes Foods, talks about his now-official run for the Republican nomination for NYC Mayor.
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Former congressman Anthony Weiner talks to Brian Lehrer in his first live interview since announcing his bid for New York City mayor. Weiner discusses the "apologizing" he'll have to do to voters after resigning amid a sexting scandal, his vision for single-payer health care in New York City, the "venemous" bike lanes debate, and more. Listen to full audio and read highlights now.
Friday, May 10, 2013
Our second round of interviews with candidates for New York City mayor continues. John Catsimatidis, CEO of Red Apple Group and Gristedes Foods, talks about his run for the Republican nomination.