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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

A clothing donation drop-off bin in Bed-Stuyvesant. Many of these bins are run by companies that actually re-sell the items, rather than donate them to charity. (Jody Avirgan/WNYC)

Ed Mullins, president of the Sergeants Benevolent Association, is not supporting the mayor’s bid to host the Democratic National Convention in 2016 because of what he calls a return to the “bad old days of high crime.” Plus: Fusion’s Felix Salmon worries giving to the ALS Association…you know, through the Ice Bucket Challenge…isn’t the most effective place to donate your money; a look at the current climate of hyper-partisanship; meet the candidates running for the state senate seat that now-Brooklyn borough president Eric Adams used to hold; and stories from women who have left a stable job for something better – a move women make much less often than men.

Is New York Safe For The DNC? NYPD Sergeants Union Says No

Ed Mullins of the Sergeants Benevolent Association says the mayor’s policies could take the city back “to the bad old days.” And, he added, Al Sharpton isn’t helping.

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Political Extremes

John Avlon discusses today's political climate of hyper-partisanship.

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Is This The Best Way To Give To Charities?

The Ice Bucket Challenge is on its way to raising $100 million for the ALS Association, but a one-off donation to a disease-specific organization may not be your most effective move.

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Meet the Candidates from Brooklyn Running for a State Senate Seat

Rubain Dorancy and Jesse Hamilton are both vying to fill Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams' old State Senate seat, and they joined us for back-to-back interviews. 

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Women Changing Workplaces

A look at the challenges facing women who are switching jobs. 

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