Political Power List; Tech in Education; Super Bowl Profits

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Thursday, January 30, 2014

Mayor de Blasio and Governor Cuomo at press conference in Albany (Matt Ryan/WMHT)

City & State will release a new Power 100 list, listing the most powerful figures on the New York City political scene. Editor-in-Chief Morgan Pehme will explain the rankings. Then: the latest on the now-controversial Hoboken development deal. Plus: a new book argues that technology will save education; and we ask local business owners to tell us if Super Bowl week has been an economic boon…or a bust. 

NYC's Political Top 100

Who's on your list of NYC's top political players? Morgan Pehme, editor-in-chief of City & State, talks about the 2014 edition of the "Power 100" and how the change in administration has shifted the NYC power scene. Plus: What you need to know about Staten Island Congressman Michael Grimm, from his short temper to the long list of allegations about his campaign finance dealings.


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Hoboken, Sandy, Rockefeller & Christie

The Christie administration is under federal investigation for linking Hoboken Sandy funds to a Rockefeller Group redevelopment deal. New York Times reporters, Charles Bagli and Patrick McGeehan, talk about new emails and trace the history of the deal and the conflicting accounts by Mayor Zimmer and the Christie administration.

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If You're Mocking the South's Snow, Are You a Jerk?

Cities like Atlanta and Birmingham ground to a halt this week as freak snow and ice storms caused traffic jams, power outages, and mass disruption. Why did the South cope so poorly, and should Northerners who are mocking the response think twice? Brian Lehrer Show listeners from the South chime in with some context.

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How Tech Will Save Education

Glenn Reynolds, law professor at the University of Tennessee, founder of the Instapundit blog, and author of  The New School: How the Information Age Will Save American Education from Itself (Encounter Books, 2014) argues the internet will allow students to bypass education bureaucracies and get low-cost, high quality educations.


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Is the Super Bowl Helping Your Business?

A call-in segment for local business owners: Is Super Bowl week the windfall you expected? And what do you have planned for this weekend? Call in to report on how the influx of NFL fans is affecting your bottom line. And then, plug away -- if you've got a Super Bowl event planned, or have some other sort of Super Bowl related special going on, let us know. We'll compile a database for fellow WNYC fans.

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