Taking Comptrol

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Friday, November 06, 2009

New Yorker’s didn’t just elect the mayor on Tuesday night, but also the key office holders who will have to work with the Bloomberg administration. John Liu, the new Comptroller, discusses his plans to get the city’s finances in order. And, what the Joe Bruno trial says about the way Albany works; and musical improv live in studio.


Comptroller John Liu

Albany on Trial

From the Albany Bureau at the New York Times, reporter Nicholas Confessore discusses what the Joe Bruno trial says about how business is conducted in Albany.

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New York City's Comptroller: John Liu

The first Asian-American elected to city-wide office, John Liu, New York City comptroller-elect, explains what he plans to accomplish in the next four years.

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Timely Musical

Three members of the improvisational musical comedy group The Made-Up Musical Tara Copeland, Michael Martin, and Frank Spitznagel, demonstrate the art of "improv musicals."

Call for Ideas! Suggest a song title, pulled from the headlines, for the instant musical.

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Communities Affected by Fort Hood

Details continue to emerge about the shooting at Fort Hood. Two communities have been affected in particular: military families and Muslim-Americans. We try to find common ground. Tom Tarantino, legislative associate at the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) and an Army Captain who returned from Iraq in ...

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All-American Runner

Mebrahtom Keflezighi was the first American in 27 years to win the New York City Marathon. Cameron Stracher, the publisher of the New York Law School Law Review and author of a forthcoming book about the American running boom in the 1970's and 1980's, discusses why he thinks American running ...

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Yankees Win, the Japanese Way?

The ticker tape parade for the Bronx Bombers is today, and the star of the show is World Series MVP Hideki Matsui, who exemplifies a particular brand of baseball that's different from the rest of his team. WNYC’s own baseball fanatic (and softball team co-captain) Rex Doane with Andrew Jenks, ...

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