Anthony Shorris; Reasons to Love NY; NYS Senate

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Monday, December 16, 2013

Anthony Shorris (John Moore/Getty)

Anthony Shorris, who has been named as first deputy mayor for Bill de Blasio, discusses the mayor-elect’s transition process and priorities for the new administration. Plus: Molly Ball of The Atlantic talks about the latest news out of Washington; Jeff Klein of the New York State Senate talks about legislative goals; and Reasons to Love New York, from New York magazine.

Shorris: Forces Aligning to Address CIty's Inequality

With a strong progressive caucus in the City Council and a Cuomo administration vowing to collaborate with new Mayor Bill de Blasio, first deputy Anthony Shorris says there is "a unique alignment" to address inequality in New York City.

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DC Has A Budget. Everyone Gets Along Now, Right?

This week, the Senate is expected to take up the budget deal that passed the House last week with bipartisan support. Molly Ball, political reporter for The Atlantic, discusses the latest news out of Washington, whether this new budget agreement signals a new era for collaboration in DC, and what to make of John Boehner's willingness to call out conservative groups.

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Jeff Klein on Albany Power-Sharing

Jeff Klein, president pro tem and leader of the Independent Democratic Conference in the NYS Senate (D, WF -34th, Bronx/Westchester), talks about leading the faction of Democrats keeping Republicans in control of the Senate and their 2014 legislative agenda.


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After Mandela

South Africa has seen explosive growth for both its economy and political life since Nelson Mandela's release from prison and the end of apartheid -- but there's continued (and worsening) inequality between black and white South Africans. Marcus Mabry, The New York Times editor at large and former Newsweek Johannesburg correspondent, looks at South Africa without Mandela, and the role of the so-called "born free" generation.

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Jersey City Guns Initiative

Steve Fulop, Mayor of Jersey City, discusses how the city is changing its approach to holding gun manufacturers accountable for gun violence.

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What's Your Reason to Love NYC?

Subway performers. Citi Bike. Rats in retreat. Great drinking water. What are your nominations for #RTLNY?

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