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Monday, October 26, 2009

First there were rock star chefs, then rock star mixologists – now it’s time to "meat" the new class of hip butchers. And, it’s one week and one day to election day - Bill Thompson discusses his home stretch strategy. And: the week-long series on inductees into the City Lore People’s Hall of Fame kicks off with DJ Rekha, who is fusing Hip Hop with Punjabi and Jamaican to make "basement bhangra."

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DJ Rekha and Bill Thompson

30 Issues Day 26: Bill Thompson on Education

It's one week and one day to the mayoral election, and education continues to be one of the key issues. Democratic candidate and former city school's chief Bill Thompson discusses his education record and proposals.

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30 Issues Day 26 (pt. 2): The Bloomberg Education Record

The Mayor has touted education as one of his main accomplishments. Chris Cerf, the former deputy chancellor at the DOE, discusses the Bloomberg record.

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The Cult of the Butcher

Tom Mylan, butcher and operator of the forthcoming butcher shop The Meat Hook, and Marissa Guggiana, president of Sonoma Direct Meats, an editor at /Meatpaper, and author of the forthcoming book The Butcher Book, talk about the sudden interest in the regional butcher and nose-to-tail eating.

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Open Phones: Remembering Soupy Sales

Legendary TV comic Soupy Sales died last week at age 83. What are your soupy stories? Post your favorite memories, odes, and jokes below!

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National Swine Flu Emergency

Andrew Garret from the Mailman School at Columbia University's National Center for Disaster Preparedness, explains what a 'national emergency' designation means.

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Paid Sick Leave

New York City Council member Gail Brewer (D-Upper West Side) introduces a bill that would ensure workers at least five days of paid sick leave per year.

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People's Hall of Fame: DJ Rekha

Five notable New Yorkers are inductees into the City Lore 2009 People's Hall of Fame. They join us as part of a week-long series. Today:

Rekha Malhotra, better known as DJ Rekha, creator of the monthly NYC tradition of Basement Bhangra, talks about ...

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WNYC Vote 2009: Final Mayoral Debate Live-Chat with Brian and Andrea

Note: The chat is over, but you can read it by pressing "replay" below. Thanks to all for participating.

7pm Tuesday: During the final Mayoral debate between Mike Bloomberg and Bill Thompson on Tuesday, October 27th, join Brian Lehrer and Andrea Bernstein for a live chat. You can watch ...

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