Gavin Newsom on Citizenville

Monday, February 11, 2013

Former San Francisco mayor and California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom talking with Brian Lehrer in WNYC Studio 2

Gavin Newsom former mayor of San Francisco, current Lt. Gov. of California discusses his book  Citizenville: How to Take the Town Square Digital and Reinvent Government


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I'm not quite sure what hours the caller wants for his library. These are the posted hours for the Rego Park Library:

Rego Park, NY 11374
91-41 63 Drive
(718) 459-5140

Mon 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tue 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Wed 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Thu 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Fri 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sat & Sun Closed

They are somewhat different than the hours at my branch:

Brooklyn Heights Library
280 Cadman Plaza West at Tillary St.
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Mon 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tue 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wed 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thu 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Fri 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sat 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sun closed

All the Public Library hours for Queens can be found here:

All the Public Library hours for Brooklyn can be found here:

Maybe you can schedule a segment, with the appropriate officials and officers and everyday library users, to discuss the differences in scheduling between and among branches?

Feb. 11 2013 12:43 PM
robertla from NYC


Q: "do you think illegal immigration has had the effect of lowering wages for workers, especially lower income workers:


A: "many studies and reports have celebrated the positive economic of immigration".

Newsome didn't answer the question. I can't help but think of Meg Whitman, trying to hide her undocumented, off-the-books an example of the policy, that Newsome was trying to doublespeak around.

Glad I got to hear that......

Feb. 11 2013 11:24 AM
Jf from Clarity

If libraries were invented today the swat teams would be busting down the doors and arresting librarians for copywrite infringment, same with radio.

Feb. 11 2013 11:13 AM
Nicholas from Jersey City


Exactly! What "Todd" doesn't understand is that his company is moving to Texas so that they can pay him less money. I love how these folks complain about the high cost of living in places like SF and NYC, but they NEVER complain about the high salaries they can earn by living in these places.

And lets understand what's it like to live in Texas. There is no state income tax but there are high property taxes and you pay for everything. The only thing the state provides is all those highways. Free concerts and cultural events like we have here in NYC don't exist in Texas.

Feb. 11 2013 11:08 AM

Whatever you do, NEVER say "Thomas Friedman".

Unless of course, you're collecting examples of diminished logic.

Feb. 11 2013 11:03 AM
Cathy from Queens

I'm with fuva. The only real way to equality and democratization is action - physical action. Anyone can get behind a keyboard and screen and state an ideology. But it takes self-determination to make things actually change.

Feb. 11 2013 11:02 AM
Joe from nearby

@caller Todd-

Adios, and take your sourpuss 'tude with you. Have fun watching the tumbleweeds blow across the dry desert of Texas. You'll be missing the magic of the big apple in no time.

Don't let the door hit ya where the good Lord split ya, lol!

Feb. 11 2013 10:57 AM
EJ from Bk

I'm sorry but your guest is a prime example of a sell out. He argues that twitter is a great democratizing force of equalizing. WRONG. One cannot ignor the fact that the tech boom has made everything irrelevant! This is why Corporations like twitter drown out voices through top tweets and sponsored tweets. Because freedom as sold by gov. Newsom is a LIE for his private gain!

Feb. 11 2013 10:57 AM

Highest minimum wage highest rents and cost of living

Feb. 11 2013 10:53 AM
Emmanuel from Bk

I'm sorry to say but the basic premise of your guest moral argument is WRONG. To make everything equal, or flat as he puts makes everything irrelevant. He cites twitter as the great equalizing technology, but twitter itself only displays top tweets, sponsored tweets thereby privatizing democratic voice even more than before all this !

Feb. 11 2013 10:51 AM
fuva from harlemworld

More brick and mortar forums (foras?) need to be institutionalized at the local congressional district level. For every important civic development, there should be an independent, non-partisan, accessible forum to assist citizens in demystifying and grasping the nuance. Online forums alone are insufficient. People learn in different ways and shared, in-person inquiry seems more conducive to civic ACTION.

Feb. 11 2013 10:51 AM
Brian from BK

The wrath of Thomas Friedman.

Feb. 11 2013 10:50 AM


Feb. 11 2013 10:50 AM

He is saying nothing...calmly, so it sounds like he is saying something. Great job!

Feb. 11 2013 10:49 AM
john from office

So Angry Birds is a model for governing??

What happens if the lights go out??

Feb. 11 2013 10:48 AM

we need less government sir

Feb. 11 2013 10:48 AM
John A

Is he on the side of making Internet access be a public utility? I have seen now two books advocating such.

Feb. 11 2013 10:47 AM
Bob from Brooklyn

Does Newsome see the support for Christopher Dorner as a symptom of this disconnect?

Feb. 11 2013 10:47 AM
Steve from New York

I hope that in light of the Sandy Hook massacre and Lawrence Wright's new book, you will ask Mr. Newsome about his anti-psychiatry, pro-Scientology stance.

Feb. 11 2013 10:44 AM

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