Nominee Joe Lhota; Affordable Higher Education; What's Underneath NYC

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Thursday, September 12, 2013

Republican mayoral primary winner Joe Lhota discusses his campaign going forward and what we can expect in the lead-up to the general election. Plus: A new book collects the brightest ideas for reforming higher education with affordability in mind; and a look at the extensive infrastructure underneath New York City.

Crisis in Syria

Stephen Cohen, professor emeritus of Russian studies at NYU and Princeton and contributing editor to the Nation and author of Soviet Fates and Lost Alternatives: From Stalinism to the New Cold War and Paul Danahar, BBC's North America bureau chief and former Middle East bureau chief from 2010-2013, and author of the forthcoming book The New Middle East:The World After the Arab Spring discuss the crisis in Syria, potential international intervention, and the dynamics in the region.


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Open Phones: What News Did We Miss?

Over the last week, we’ve done lots of coverage of the mayoral election and the Syria conflict. But we know that while the news cycle churned, the world still turned – and we didn’t get to discuss a lot of important and interesting stories. So what did we miss. Stories from your industry, important stories that haven't gotten enough attention, overseas developments that Americans need to know about, weird news... Call 212-433-9692 or post here to tell us and your fellow listeners what interesting news we missed.

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Joe Lhota: You Can Call me J-Lho

2013 Republican mayoral nominee, former deputy mayor, and former MTA chairman, Joe Lhota joins us to discuss his plans moving forward in the mayoral race.


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Bill Thompson's Options

On primary night, Bill Thompson vowed to "count every vote" before conceding that Bill de Blasio has over 40 percent of the vote. Do you think Thompson should keep pushing for a full count and possibly create a run-off for the Democratic candidate, or should he step aside with de Blasio holding just over the threshold for a win? 212-433-9692, 212-433-WNYC. As your calls are coming in, WNYC's Anna Sale talks about her reporting on the pressure that Bill Thompson is facing to drop out of the race. 

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Making College Accessible and Affordable

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Underneath New York

Vanity Fair international correspondent, William Langewiesche, talks about his exploration of New York's underground infrastructure in the latest issue of Vanity Fair.

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