Photo credit: @julesdwit.
A not-for-profit media organization supported by people like you.
Michael Grimm, newly elected Congressman from NY-13, which includes Staten Island and parts of Brooklyn, talks about his win over incumbent Michael McMahon.
@Mike from Tribeca re: "'Peaceful handover of power'? Good gravy, Brian, what are you going on about?"
try listening to the BBC from 9am to 10am on WNYC. or, go to their website.
re Grimm's response to the question about Bloomberg's propsal to disallow soda purchases with food stamps: The Mayor's proposal has nothing to do with personal freedom and everything to do with the proper use of taxpayer-derived funds to purchase nutritionally advantageous food. Food stamps can't be used to buy alcohol or tobacco, either. But food stamp recipients are perfectly free to buy these items -- with their own money. Brian allowed Grimm's fuzzy thinking to morph into another opportunity to re-state the Tea-Party "get the Government off our backs" mantra.C'mon Brian ... don't let these weasly responses go unchalleged.
Does Michael Grimm's experience owning a health-food restaurant or his opposition to gov't. spending put him in favor of cutting subsidies to farms that use pesticides? Or to concentrated animal feeding operations?
brian- good job...maybe you could ask him some more questions about his health food opinions? i thought this was NPR....that was like a moron writer from New York Magazine wrote those questions. does he like "sex in the city"?sorry pal, but that was a horrible interview.
Who is 'demonizing entrepreneurs?'
How is the gov't keeping people from choosing what they want to eat?
C'mon Brian, ask some critical questions, please.
"Peaceful handover of power"? Good gravy, Brian, what are you going on about?
Why doesn't Brian Lehrer ask Grimm for some specifics?
If he wants smaller government, what would he cut?
If the US is hostile to business, as he says, then how would he make it less so?
What happened to journalists asking pressing questions?
Make America more business friendly, as opposed to corporate friendly?
Brian -- Ask Grimm the questions posed above by Michael O'Brien. I;m very intetrested in his response
When's he going to talk about his district?
would he cut farm welfare?
lemme guess....mr.grimm will side w/ bloomberg and the rest of the republicans?this is one of the few places in nyc with a beautiful waterfront...beaches, marinas etc.. this is a classic case of "can't you put this somewhere else? why there?
does mr.grimm's district include the area in bensonhurst where the DOS wants to build a waste treatment facility? and if so, is mr.grimm aware of the munitions recently found in gravesend bay that would make dredging the bay extremely hazardous?
What specifically do you plan to do for Staten Island? You've lived in the district for all of four months; you've never been involved in any local civic or community organizations; and your campaign was based on national agenda issues. What local issues concern you, and how do you plan to contribute?
And, do you ever plan to divulge the names of your "successful" businesses. All I've heard is the "restaurant in Manhattan" and the "biofuel company in Texas". We, the voters of Staten Island, would like to know.
Email addresses are required but never displayed.
Brian Lehrer leads the conversation about what matters most now in local and national politics, our own communities and our lives.
Subscribe on iTunes
WNYC 93.9 FM and AM 820 are New York's flagship public radio
stations, broadcasting the finest programs from NPR and PRI, as well as a wide range of award-winning local
programming. WNYC is a division of
New York Public Radio.