Jeffrey Toobin; 2013 Mayoral Race; NYC Library Awards

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Monday, May 20, 2013

Jeffrey Toobin of The New Yorker talks about the federal stop and frisk trial and the legal issues raised by the case here in New York City, as well as other national legal news. Then, WNYC’s Brigid Bergin talks about the latest in the mayoral race, including Anthony Weiner’s status. Plus: the launch of the nomination process for the “NYC Neighborhood Library Awards”; and a life featured on today’s New York Times obit page.

Law and Politics

Jeffrey Toobin, staff writer for The New Yorker, CNN legal analyst, and author of (soon in paperback) The Oath: the Obama White House and the Supreme Court (Anchor, 2013) talks about the stop-and-frisk lawsuit, the IRS vs. 501(c)(4)'s, Eric Holder on the hot seat, and other national legal news.

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On The Path to City Hall

Brigid Bergin, WNYC reporter, talks about the latest in the mayoral race, including campaign finance and talks of whether Anthony Weiner might become an official candidate. Also, Andrew Wolf, contributing editor for The New York Sun, and Editor and Publisher of the Bronx Press Review and Riverdale Review newspapers in Bronx County, talks about his piece urging Anthony Weiner to run and his view that Weiner will add energy to the Democratic ticket for mayor.

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What Makes Your Library Special? Nominate it Now!

The "NYC Neighborhood Library Awards" nomination process gets underway with Charles H. Revson foundation president Julie Sandorf and chairman Reynold Levy. Today through July 1, New Yorkers can share why their NYC branch library should win awards as The Brian Lehrer Show explores the issues facing public libraries today with a range of guests.


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Yahoo! For Tumblr

Yahoo agreed to purchase the blogging site Tumblr for $1.1 billion. Sam Biddle, blogger for Valleywag, explains the site and the purchase. Do you use Tumblr?

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Obituary of the Day: William Fine

New York Times obituaries editor Bill McDonald joins us every day during the drive to discuss one life featured in the obit page. Today: journalist and publisher William M. Fine, who helped shape New York's drug laws.


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