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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

John Liu captured the Democratic nomination for New York City Comptroller, but still faces opposition on the November ballot from Republican Joe Mendola and Rent is Too High’s Salim Ejaz. 30 Issues in 30 Days continues with back-to-back interviews with all three candidates. Plus, highlights and analysis from the mayoral debate; and an American crime reporter in Japan.


Salim Ejaz, Comptroller John Liu and Joe Mendola

Mayoral Debate Recap

Daily News reporter Adam Lisberg and Juan Manuel Benitez, reporter for NY1 Noticias and host of Pura Política, recap the Mayoral debate.

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Senator Snowe

Dana Milbank, a Washington Post columnist who writes the “Washington Sketch,” talks about Maine Senator Olympia Snowe, the sole Republican on the Finance Committee to vote in favor of the Health Care Reform bill.

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Tokyo Vice

Jake Adelstein, former reporter for the Yomiuri Shinbun, Japan's largest newspaper, and author of Tokyo Vice: An American Reporter on the Police Beat in Japan, discusses his new book.

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30 Issues Day 18: Taxation and the Comptroller's Office

30 Issues in 30 Days continues with interviews with the candidates for New York City comptroller: Joe Mendola, the Republican candidate, Salim Ejaz, of the Rent is Too High Party and then John Liu, the Democratic candidate, talk about NYC tax policy and the job of comptroller.

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Bonus Bonanza

Wall Street Journal reporter Aaron Lucchetti reports that U.S. banks and securities firms are on track to pay record bonuses this year.

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Endangered Delis

Freelance writer and food lover David Sax looks for “authentic” delis in his new book Save the Deli: In Search of Perfect Pastrami, Crusty Rye, and the Heart of Jewish Delicatessen.

Event: Launch Event/Talk/Q&A/Signing at Ben’s Kosher Delicatessen on October 19th, 7:30 PM, 209 W. 38th Street, Manhattan. ...

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