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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Despite losing the Republican primary, Rick Lazio could have stayed in the race for governor on the Conservative Party line.  What does his decision to remove his name from the ballot mean for the remaining candidates?  Plus: How big an issue is Carl Paladino’s character in the campaign?   Education announcements; sharing as a business model; and who is really running NYC?

Lazio Exits the Gubernatorial Race

Azi Paybarah, WNYC reporter, talks about Rick Lazio's decision not to run for governor and the future of the conservative party.  Then Rick Lazio himself calls in to talk about why he is abdicating the Conservative Party line.

→ What do you think of Lazio's bowing out? Comment at It's A Free Country!

Krugman on Election Season

Paul Krugman, New York Times op-ed columnist, talks about the midterm elections and responds to New Gingrich's comments about him on a recent Brian Lehrer Show.

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NYC Powers That Be

Chris Smith, political columnist for New York Magazine, takes a look at who is really running NYC — inside and outside of City Hall.

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30 Issues In 30 Days: Paladino's Character

Michael Barbaro, New York Times reporter, profiles Republican nominee for New York governor Carl Paladino and likely voters weigh in on whether his personality is a dealbreaker or the reason he's the ideal man to fix Albany.

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Calls for School Reform

Yesterday, Mayor Bloomberg said he'll end tenure as-we-know-it and President Obama said he supports a longer school year.  Michael Mulgrew, president of the United Federation of Teachers, and Beth Fertig, WNYC's education reporter, react to these calls for reform and other recent proposals. 

What do you think of a longer school year?

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Doing More With Less

Lisa Gansky, author of The Mesh:  Why the Future of Business is Sharing, discusses the new wave of commerce and how it can improve the planet.

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