Mayor de Blasio; Governor Christie's Second Term; Bloomberg Future

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Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Bill de Blasio and his family on election night Nov. 5 2013. Bill de Blasio and his family on election night Nov. 5 2013. (Stephen Nessen/WNYC)

Bill de Blasio will be New York's next mayor and Governor Christie keeps his post. We'll pore over their victory speeches and take your calls. Plus: why is Mayor Bloomberg getting involved in public health in Mexico? 

Transition Day One

What now for Bill de Blasio? Ester Fuchs, professor of international and public affairs and political science at Columbia University and former adviser to Mayor Bloomberg, and Andrea Bernstein, metro editor at WNYC News, discuss what comes next for New York City's newest mayor.

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New Jersey, Virginia, and Bipartisan America

As Republican Chris Christie cruised to re-election in Blue New Jersey, Democrat Terry McCauliffe squeaked out a victory in less-and-less-Red Virginia. Glenn Thrush, White House reporter for Politico, and Nancy Solomon, managing editor of New Jersey Public Radio, discuss the two races and what it says about the GOP, the changing American electorate, and the 2016 presidential race. Plus: a check-in with WAMU's Northern Virginia reporter Michael Pope.

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New York City 2013 Election Season Quiz

How closely were you paying attention this election season? It's our New York City 2013 Election Season Quiz! We’ve got a clear winner in the race for New York City mayor, after a primary season where there was a new front runner every week (at least it certainly felt that way). Let’s remember the highlights and talk about how we got here. Anna Sale serves as quiz-master, call 212-433-9692 at 11:25 if you want to play.


Bloomberg and the Mexican Soda Tax

Mexico has just passed a soda and junk food tax to help fight obesity. Mayor Bloomberg's foundation has given $10 million over three years to finance anti-obesity advertising campaigns and research at Mexico's National Institute of Public Health. Elisabeth Malkin, New York Times correspondent in Mexico City, explains what's been called "the Bloomberg tax" in Mexico and what it says about his goals abroad.

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Bill de Blasio on election night, Nov. 5,  2013

De Blasio Time Capsule: How Will NYC Be Different?

Bill de Blasio is New York City's next mayor. Now, make your bold predictions for our 2013 time capsule: How will New York City be different in four years? Post your specific predictions here and we'll bury it on the internet, not be touched until we open it back up in 2017...

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