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New York City 2013 Election Season Quiz

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

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.

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30 Issues in 30 Days: Traffic Jams

Monday, October 28, 2013

It's Transportation Week on the Brian Lehrer Show's election series "30 issues in 30 Days." See the full 30 Issues schedule and archive here.

Robert Sinclair Jr., manager of media relations at AAA New York, kicks off "transportation week" with a discussion of how the city needs to balance the preferences of drivers over cyclists and pedestrians.

Then, Rachel Weinberger, director of research and policy strategy for Nelson\Nygaard, a transportation consulting firm, talks about the issues facing and the tools available to the next mayor in managing NYC's roads.  She served as advisor on PlaNYC and is the co-editor ofAuto Motives: Understanding Car Use Behaviors (Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2011).

 

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30 Issues: Private Money for Public Good

Friday, October 25, 2013

It's Housing and Urban Development Week on the Brian Lehrer Show's election series "30 issues in 30 Days." See the full 30 Issues schedule and archive here.

Vicki Been, director of the Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy at NYU, and Steven Spinola, president of the Real Estate Board of New York, discuss to what extent the city government should rely on private money for public amenities like affordable housing, more parks, and open space.

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30 Issues: Housing for the Middle Class

Thursday, October 24, 2013

It's Housing and Urban Development Week on the Brian Lehrer Show's election series "30 issues in 30 Days." See the full 30 Issues schedule and archive here.

Ben Dulchin, executive director of ANHD, discusses the ways the mayoral candidates promise to support housing for the middle class.

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30 Issues: Low-Income Housing

Monday, October 21, 2013

It's Housing and Urban Development Week on the Brian Lehrer Show's election series "30 issues in 30 Days." See the full 30 Issues schedule and archive here.

Ralph da Costa Nunez, President and CEO of the Institute for Children, Poverty, and Homelessness, discusses the low-income housing policies of the NYC mayoral candidates.

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Jobs Week Kicks Off; DC Update; Teachers Call In; Asian Food Politics; Accused Rabbis

Monday, October 14, 2013

"Jobs Week" starts in the 30 Issues in 30 Days series with David Jones of CSS on the candidates' proposals and teachers call in on the school holiday to share their class size ideal and whether too few students is as bad as too many. Plus, New York Times columnist Joe Nocera on the latest from Washington, Bill Ayers revisits the 2008 election, Asian American food politics, and more on the story about the local ultra-Orthodox rabbis accused of kidnapping and torture to gain divorces for the women who hired them.

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30 Issues: Budget Battles

Thursday, October 10, 2013

The Brian Lehrer Show's election series 30 Issues in 30 Days continues this week with a series of conversations about a variety of topics. See the full 30 Issues schedule and archive here.

What issues will top the next NYC mayor’s budget agenda? James Parrot, Deputy Director and Chief Economist at the Fiscal Policy Institute, and Nicole Gelinas, contributing editor of the Manhattan Institute's City Journal, discuss budget issues – including union contracts – that the next mayor will face.

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Candidate de Blasio

Friday, September 27, 2013

In his first WNYC interview since winning the Democratic nomination for mayor, New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio speaks with Brian Lehrer about his tax proposals, what he thinks Michael Bloomberg got right, and how much power a mayor actually has to address economic inequality.

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Adolfo Carrion, Jr.: Independent Candidate for Mayor

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Adolfo Carrion, Jr., former Bronx Borough President, discusses his campaign on the Independence Party ticket. 

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What's Joe Lhota's Path?

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Now that we know the matchup for November's mayoral election, can Republican Joe Lhota actually win in deep blue New York City - particularly when Bill de Blasio made such a successful appeal to a variety of identity groups? Reihan Salam, senior fellow at R Street, contributor to The National Review and CNN, discusses what he and fellow New York Republicans want to see from Lhota. And New York Times urban affairs correspondent Sam Roberts breaks down the demographic challenges Lhota faces -- plus the types of Democrats he'll have to win over.

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Primary Day Review

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Republican Joe Lhota will be in the general election for mayor. On the Democratic side, things are a little tricker, as Bill de Blasio stands at 40.15% of the vote with about 98% of precincts reporting. Bill Thompson has vowed to "count every vote" before conceding a runoff. Anna Sale, WNYC politics reporter, and Brigid Bergin, WNYC reporter, talk about the long night of big election results, and what comes next.

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Primary Election Day Analysis

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Ester Fuchs, professor of international and public affairs and political science at the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) at Columbia University and former advisor to Mayor Bloomberg, and Christina Greer, assistant professor of political science at Fordham University (Lincoln Center) and author of Black Ethnics: Race, Immigration, and the Pursuit of the American Dream, discuss the results of yesterday's mayoral primaries, other city-wide races, and what voting bloc turnout says about candidates and issues.

 

 

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WNYC News

Bloomberg Remarks Overshadow Democrats' Final Sprint

Sunday, September 08, 2013

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In a published interview Mayor Michael Bloomberg gave to New York Magazine, he called de Blasio's campaign "class-warfare" and "racist," praised Quinn for "seven and a half years of keeping legislation that never should have made it to the floor," and called on more Russian billionaires to move to the city.

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WNYC News

De Blasio’s Atlantic Yards Support Helped Old Ally

Thursday, September 05, 2013

Bill de Blasio’s support for Atlantic Yards in 2006 was a tricky political move: many voters in his brownstone Brooklyn district opposed the huge skyscrapers that Atlantic Yards would bring nearby. But the group that had crafted the affordable housing deal for the project had played a key role in the Democrat's first race for City Council.

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WNYC News

De Blasio Has Momentum But Many Still Undecided

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

WNYC

Bill de Blasio is steadily gaining in the polls among the Democratic field of candidates vying to become the next New York mayor. But this week's Quinnipiac poll showing him leading at 43 percent also found nearly a quarter of likely voters saying they could very well change their minds by the Sept. 10 primary.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Meet the Candidates: Call Bill Thompson

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Our last round of candidate interviews before the mayoral primary continues. Bill Thompson discusses his policy proposals, his final-week campaign strategy, and takes listener calls. Got a question for candidate Thompson? Call 212-433-9692.

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Meet the Candidates: Call Bill de Blasio

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Our last round of candidate interviews before the mayoral primary continues. New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio discusses his rise in the polls, his policy proposals, and his final-week campaign strategy.

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One Week Until NYC Primary

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

It's one week until primary day, and tonight is the last debate among the Democratic hopefuls for mayor. Kate Taylor of The New York Times and WNYC political reporter Brigid Bergin, discuss the latest developments, and how candidates are making the final push.

Note: WNYC will air tonight's debate at 8pm, and have audio available online tomorrow morning.

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Meet the Candidates: Call Anthony Weiner

Friday, August 30, 2013

Our final round of interviews with the Democratic primary candidates in the 2013 mayor's race continues. Anthony Weiner, former NY Congressman, discusses the latest in the campaign and takes your calls about his plans for New York City.

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Poll Readers Beware

Friday, August 30, 2013

Greg David, director of the Business and Economic Reporting Program at CUNY Journalism School, contributor to Crain's New York Business and author of Modern New York: The Life and Economics of a City (Palgrave Macmillan, April 2012), says the results of pre-election polls for local races need to be taken with a grain of salt. He also explains their spotty track records in predicting results.

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