Welcome to It's A Free Country's The Mix, where we take some of the notable clips and other voices found on WNYC this week and mix 'em up. Here's what we've got on tap. Voices are in blue, connections are bold, links to explore.
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When Carl Paladino bought out several minutes of airtime in the Buffalo area this week, he said he was going to focus on the issues. But he began with an explanation of his confrontation with reporter Fred Dicker last week, a moment that was still causing waves around the political community. Andrew Cuomo spent the week attempting to re-focus the discussion, though he is trying to capture some of the Paladino anger as well... The NY governor's race isn't the only one causing sparks - Linda McMahon and Richard Blumenthal went after each other, mixing the political and the personal, in their first debate for CT governor. And while Paladino, Cuomo, McMahon, and Blumenthal are trying hard to enter politics, it was a former governor, Eliot Spitzer, who relaunched his career alongside Kathleen Parker on CNN this week. It was a big week for CNN - as Spitzer was coming in, Rick Sanchez was on his way out for comments he made about Jews and the media. Changing careers - usually not by choice - seemed to be the theme of the week, as former state Comptroller (does that mean you "take comptroll"?) Alan Hevesi pled guilty in a Manhattan coutroom this week. Our own Azi Paybarah was in the building. Speaking of Azi, check out his mix below of the comptroller's debate.
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