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2013 Mayoral Race

The Brian Lehrer Show

Universal Pre-K's Campaign Moment

Friday, August 23, 2013

Funding universal pre-K is a popular proposal among the candidates vying for the Democratic nomination for Mayor. Geoffrey Decker, staff reporter at GothamSchools.org, talks about what's preventing its implementation now and how the candidates plan to fund it.

 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Meet the Candidates: Call Candidate Lhota

Friday, August 23, 2013

Joseph Lhota, former deputy mayor, MTA chairman and candidate for the 2013 Republican mayoral nomination, discusses his bid for mayor and takes listener calls as we continue our interviews with the candidates.

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Meet the Candidates: Candidate Catsimatidis

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

John Catsimatidis, CEO of Red Apple Group and Gristedes Foods, in his second-round interview about his bid for the Republican mayoral nomination.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Mayoral Campaign Ads; Egypt Latest; Left-Brain/Right-Brain

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

With the primary three weeks away, voters are seeing more and more campaign ads and flyers from the mayoral contenders. We take your calls on how the candidates' messages are impacting your decision. Plus: Time's Bobby Ghosh on Egypt; City Council Member Brad Lander on unequal treatment of affordable housing tenants in luxury buildings; a new study debunks the idea of left-brain and right-brain behavior; and the words and phrases that the Chinese government blocks on the social media site Weibo.

→ Reminder: Reddit AMA with Errol Louis at 2pm Today! Will be live at this link a little before 2.

The Brian Lehrer Show

Monday Morning Politics: Ben Smith

Monday, August 19, 2013

The RNC is shutting out CNN and NBC from the 2016 Republican debates over the network's plans to air programming focused on likely candidate Hillary Clinton. Meanwhile, in New York, the mayor's race rolls along, with a major debate (co-sponsored by WNYC) scheduled for this Wednesday. Ben Smith, Editor-in-Chief of Buzzfeed, discusses the latest news.

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WNYC News

On the Mayoral Trail It's A Family Affair

Friday, August 16, 2013

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In a tight mayoral field, each candidate tries to gain that edge to propel them into the September 10th primary. That often means deploying surrogates like Bill de Blasio's Caribbean American wife, Christine Quinn's Irish American father or Anthony Weiner's Jewish mother. They know the candidates policies, but, more importantly, can vouch for the candidates personally.

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Democratic Mayoral Debate Recap

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

After months of mayoral "forums" last night saw the first major television debate between the Democratic candidates for mayor. Bill Ritter, Eyewitness News co-anchor, and Mariela Salgado, reporter for Noticias 41 Univision -- who both helped moderate last night's debate -- recap the highlights, from attacks on Speaker Quinn's economic policy to Bloomberg's education record.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Who Votes, Who Doesn't, and How You Can Change That

Thursday, August 08, 2013

There's a big deadline coming up: August 16th is the last day to register to vote in this Fall's primary. We discuss various ways to increase turnout, and how you can get registered to vote.

  • In a first-ever on-air experiment, Brian Lehrer Show producer Jody Avirgan helps one of our listeners, Dylan Fareed, register to vote in NYC. All of the tools and info you need to register can be found on our guide here.
  • Anna Sale, WNYC politics reporter, talks about her reporting and mapping of voter rates - not just turnout - in NYC, and what various groups are doing to reach non-voters. See the map below. Listen to Anna's piece here.
  • And New Tech City host Manoush Zomorodi discusses how the city and other groups are using technology and mobile apps to register voters and get out the vote. Help out with New Tech City's hackathon survey.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Mayor 2013: Campaign Finance

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Brigid Bergin, WNYC politics reporter, talks about the Campaign Finance Board's decision to prohibit John Liu from receiving public matching funds for his mayoral campaign.

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Local Race Check-In

Monday, July 29, 2013

Over the weekend, mayoral candidate Bill Thompson gave a fiery speech about "Stop and Frisk" policy, comparing it to George Zimmerman's actions in the shooting of Trayvon Martin. Anthony Weiner spoke with the Staten Island Advance about his sexting scandal, and Christine Quinn appeared on Meet the Press. We check in on the local races with Ruby Cramerbuzzfeed reporter covering Weiner, Spitzer and other local candidates, and Azi Paybarah, political reporter from Capital New York.

Azi Paybarah, political reporter for Capital New York , 
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The Brian Lehrer Show

Open Phones: Women Voters and the Mayoral Race

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

As a woman voter, is your vote Christine Quinn's to lose?  How much value do you place on having a woman in charge at City Hall versus other factors when deciding which candidate to support?  Call us at 212-433-9692, 212-433-WNYC, or comment here.

 

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Schoolbook

Lhota Applauds Bloomberg's School Reforms

Thursday, June 20, 2013

The day after the city's teacher's union endorsed Democrat Bill Thompson for mayor, Republican mayoral candidate Joe Lhota presented himself as the choice for voters skeptical of the union.

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NYC Teachers' Union Poised to Endorse Candidate for Mayor

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

The city's largest labor union is slated to make an endorsement in the mayoral race on Wednesday, after members of the United Federation of Teachers meet to consider the Democratic candidates who have been seeking the UFT stamp of approval.

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Candidate Christine Quinn

Friday, June 14, 2013

City Council speaker, Christine Quinn, talks about her campaign for mayor.

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WNYC News

Bored By the Mayoral Debate? Check Out These Ideas.

Friday, June 14, 2013

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It's summer and the mayoral candidates have gotten into a bit of a rut. The Center for an Urban Future and NYU's Wagner School of Public Service want to mix up the debate, and they looked outside New York to do it.

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Candidate de Blasio

Monday, June 10, 2013

Our series of interviews with the major candidates for mayor continues. Today, NYC public advocate Bill de Blasio discusses his campaign for the Democratic nomination.

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Schoolbook

Mayoral Hopefuls Ditch Kids at Youth Debate

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Several youth groups organized a forum for the mayoral candidates that focused on issues of concern to young New Yorkers. Six out of 10 candidates showed up but not for long. After the second question, the panel had dwindled to two and students felt dissed.

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Weiner Tacks Right in Education Debate

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Anthony Weiner appeared in his first debate since joining the race for mayor last week. The topic was education and the former congressman staked out a position slightly to the right of his fellow Democrats.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Anthony Weiner: Candidate for Mayor

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Former congressman Anthony Weiner talks to Brian Lehrer in his first live interview since announcing his bid for New York City mayor. Weiner discusses the "apologizing" he'll have to do to voters after resigning amid a sexting scandal, his vision for single-payer health care in New York City, the "venemous" bike lanes debate, and more. Listen to full audio and read highlights now.

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Candidate Catsimatidis

Friday, May 10, 2013

Our second round of interviews with candidates for New York City mayor continues. John Catsimatidis, CEO of Red Apple Group and Gristedes Foods, talks about his run for the Republican nomination.

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