Anthony Weiner; Syria; Possible Polling Problems; NYPD

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Friday, August 30, 2013

Mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner. Mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner. (Stephen Nessen/WNYC)

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Anthony Weiner, former US Congressman and now Democratic candidate in the mayoral primary, answers listener questions about his proposals for the future of the city. Plus, Greg David of Crain’s New York Business warns listeners not to read too much into mayoral polling; Murray Weiss of DNAinfo reviews recent developments with the NYPD; the latest on the ongoing crisis in Syria and how the US might get involved; and what we know about public opinion on the conflict.

What's Next in Syria?

Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations and author of Foreign Policy Begins at Home: The Case for Putting America's House in Order, talks about how the international community should respond to the ongoing crisis in Syria.

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Poll Readers Beware

Greg David, director of the Business and Economic Reporting Program at CUNY Journalism School, contributor to Crain's New York Business and author of Modern New York: The Life and Economics of a City (Palgrave Macmillan, April 2012), says the results of pre-election polls for local races need to be taken with a grain of salt. He also explains their spotty track records in predicting results.

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NYPD News Round-up

Murray Weiss, columnist and Criminal Justice Editor at DNAinfo, talks about the confusion surrounding a new law passed by the City Council. Some officers and police unions think it will make individual cops liable in court in discrimination suits. Plus, he'll discuss how murder rates are still low despite the sharp drop in stop and frisk implementation; and the future of the force as retirement looms for many cops who joined 20 years ago.


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Meet the Candidates: Call Anthony Weiner

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.

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Public Opinion on Syria

Dante Chinni, director of the American Communities project, a collaboration including The Wall Street Journal, PBS NewsHour, and WNYC radio that studies politics, socio-economics, and culture in a time of change, discusses his analysis of U.S. public opinion on involvement in Syria.

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Celebrating West Indian Day

This Monday is the annual West Indian Day parade in Brooklyn. What are you looking forward to? What does your Caribbean heritage mean to you?

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