The Day Before Primary Day; Rep. Israel on Syria; Gramsci in The Bronx

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Monday, September 09, 2013

It’s T-1 until the primary in New York City. WNYC’s Anna Sale and Azi Paybarah of Capital New York preview the mayoral primary and other city-wide races, and discuss how political groups are trying to influence the outcomes. Then, as the debate over intervention in Syria continues, PBS’ Hari Sreenivasan talks about impending votes in Congress; Rep. Steve Israel, discusses his views. Plus: a discussion about a public art installation in The Bronx.

Tomorrow Is Primary Day: Are You Ready?

After a long primary season, (registered) New Yorkers hit the polls tomorrow to choose the Democratic and Republican nominees for Mayor -- or at least who will be in the runoff. Azi Paybarah of Capital New York and WNYC's Anna Sale discuss the last-minute push by the campaigns, and what to watch for as the results come in tomorrow.

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Rep. Steve Israel on Syria

This week, Congress returns from recess and is faced with a vote on Syrian intervention. Rep. Steve Israel (D-NY-3) explains why he's urging a yes vote on a Syria strike, and how President Obama is planning to do the same.

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Monday Morning Politics: Syria Next Steps

Hari Sreenivasan, host of the new program PBS NewsHour Weekend, which launched this past weekend, talks about the impending vote on intervention in Syria, Congress's first week back from recess, and his new show.

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#NYC2013: Other Race Roundup

It's not just mayoral races on the ballot tomorrow - from Comptroller to Brooklyn DA to City Council contests, there are lots of decisions to be made. Celeste Katz Daily Politics reporter for the Daily News helps round up the other contests, and takes your calls. If you want to tout a local race you've got your eye on, call 212-433-9692 or post here!

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Open Phones: Did You Choose Between Public and Private School?

We're opening up the phones for parents who had to decide this year (or in recent years) between public and private school. What did you consider? If your family could afford private school and you decided on a public school education for your child, tell us why? And if private school was right for you, how did you make that decision? Call in: 212-433-9692.

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Gramsci in The Bronx

Swiss artist Thomas Hirschhorn is joined by Yasmil Raymond, Dia Art Foundation curator, and Erik Farmer, Forest Houses Resident Association president, to talk about his public art installation, The Gramsci Monument, constructed by residents in the courtyard of NYCHA’s Forest Houses in the South Bronx.

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