On The Ballot

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Monday, October 18, 2010

Carl Paladino and Andrew Cuomo aren’t the only ones running for governor in New York. All five of the minor party candidates discuss their runs for the governor’s seat.  Plus: the argument for why Democrats need moderates to win this November; WNYC’s Beth Fertig and reporters on their collaborative “Big Fix” education project; and author Karen Armstrong on “nothing.”

30 Issues: Independents

Jon Cowan, president of Third Way, says the Democrats need moderates to win in November.

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Fixing Schools

WNYC education reporter Beth Fertig, and Maura Walz and Anna Phillips, reporters with, talk about the new WNYC/GothamSchools "Big Fix" project.

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Nothing Doing

Karen Armstrong, author of A History of God, previews her talk about "nothing" at the Rubin Museum of Art tonight, and other spiritual matters.

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The Gubernatorial Race: Minor-Party Candidates State Their Case

Election polling focuses heavily on Democratic and Republican candidates — but there are other options on the ballot. Minor-party candidates Charles Barron of the Freedom Party, Kristin Davis of the Anti-Prohibition PartyHowie Hawkins of the Green PartyJimmy McMillan of The Rent is Too Damn High Party, and Warren Redlich of the Libertarian Party discuss their platforms and their campaigns.

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Open Phones: Your Fox-Cablevision Blackout Solutions

Fox and Cablevision are fighting over retransmission rights causing subscribers to miss Fox programming including local sports games. Brian Stelter, media reporter for the New York Times, explains why Fox and Cablevision are fighting, why you can't watch programming that you pay for, and how to watch Fox programming in the meantime. 

Listeners: Call us up and tell us how you've been watching Fox during this dispute. What are your Fox-Cablevision blackout solutions?

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