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The Brian Lehrer Show

Horse Carriages and the Mayor's Race

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Kate Taylor, New York Times City Hall reporter, discusses last night's mayoral forum on animal rights and why whether to ban horse carriages has become an issue in the Mayor's race.

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Lhota Praises Bloomberg Policing, Thinks Sandy Response Fell Short

Thursday, May 02, 2013

"It was maybe the best speech I've ever heard a mayor of New York give," says former MTA chairman and mayoral candidate Joe Lhota, on Mike Bloomberg's claim that an NYPD Inspector General would hamper policing and counter-terrorism efforts. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Bush v. Gore 13 Years Later; Who Smokes Pot; Joe Lhota

Thursday, May 02, 2013

Retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor has said that perhaps the high court should not have taken up Bush v. Gore. Hear what her comments tell us about the 5-4 decision, public opinion, and potential future cases. Then, a May series on marijuana legalization kicks off with Mark Kleiman, who is advising Washington state on their legalization efforts. He’ll discuss the demographics of who smokes marijuana. Plus: Former MTA chairman Joseph Lhota talks about his bid to be the Republican candidate for mayor, and his policies for stop-and-frisk, emergency preparedness and the environment; and a conversation about rationing and consumption.

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Bill de Blasio on Housing, Stop-and-Frisk

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Bill de Blasio New York City Public Advocate and candidate for mayor, reacts to Mayor Bloomberg's speech in defense of the NYPD and talks about his plan for affordable housing and other campaign issues.

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WNYC News

Prosecution Scores a Victory in Liu Associate Trial

Monday, April 29, 2013

The government got a boost Monday in its corruption trial against two associates of Comptroller John Liu. The judge appears likely to allow the jury to consider whether former campaign treasurer Jenny Hou is guilty of “conscious avoidance.”

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Teachers Union Looking Forward to a "Friend" in Mayor's Office

Thursday, April 25, 2013

A series reported by Gotham Schools and the Hechinger Report offers context and analysis of the United Federation of Teachers, as its leaders face their own re-election prospects and the race for a new mayor. Hear our interview with one of the editors of the series.

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At NY1 Debate, Mayoral Field Tap Dances Around Bloomberg's Crime Legacy

Thursday, April 25, 2013

None of the candidates on stage wanted to distance themselves from the city's current historically low murder rates, so they focused on the ways they would change the city's style of policing. There was general agreement that police overuse stop-and-frisk, but they differed on who should lead the police and how much outside oversight is necessary.

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Prosecutors in Liu Corruption Trial Turn to Ex-Treasurer

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

The corruption trial of a former aide and a donor to comptroller and Democratic mayoral hopeful John Liu continued Wednesday, with court action focusing on former Liu treasurer Jenny Hou.

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At Corruption Appearance, Politicians Greeted by Supporters

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Queens State Senator Malcolm Smith shook hands with well-wishers and entered a courtroom packed with supporters on Tuesday. He was being arraigned for allegedly trying to rig the mayoral election — but the only remnant of the initial outrage over the alleged corruption was a thin line of protesters outside court.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Comptroller Liu's People's Budget

Friday, April 19, 2013

John LiuNew York City Comptroller and mayoral candidate discusses his People's Budget and his run to be the next Mayor of New York.

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Is 15% Good News For Anthony Weiner?

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

A new Marist poll released today shows former Congressman Anthony Weiner (who resigned in the wake of a Twitter sex scandal) trails only to Christine Quinn.

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WNYC News

Are Attacks on Quinn Having An Effect?

Saturday, April 13, 2013

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This week in politics, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn came under fire from animal rights activists and some union members, and her poll numbers ticked down. Former Congressman Anthony Weiner emerged to tell all -- and perhaps run for Mayor. And John Liu got a chilly reception from business leaders, a week before two of his former campaign staffers go on trial for illegal fundraising.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Debating Housing Policy

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Yesterday afternoon, Brian hosted a forum (or was it the latest episode of "So You Think You Can Mayor?") at NYU's Furman Center to discuss the future of NYC housing policy. Hear excerpts and analysis from the Furman Center's Vicki Been, who teaches housing policy and law.

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Weiner Weighing Run for NYC Mayor

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner, who resigned over a sexting scandal in 2011, says he's weighing a run for New York City mayor this year.

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Help Rename the Mayoral "Forum"

Monday, April 08, 2013

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Bill Thompson on City Politics

Monday, April 08, 2013

Bill Thompson, former NYC Comptroller, 2013 Democratic candidate for Mayor, discusses the latest news from City Hall, including the paid sick leave deal and his mayoral campaign.

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WNYC News

Long Before His Arrest, Smith's History Held Clues

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Two forces have swirled around Queens State Senator Malcolm Smith throughout his career: power and scandal. And they appeared long before his arrest for allegedly trying to bribe his way into this year's mayoral race

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Liu Announces Mayoral Run Amid Crowds of Supporters

Sunday, March 17, 2013

City Comptroller John Liu announced he is joining the crowded field of Democratic mayoral hopefuls in a chaotic scene at City Hall on Sunday. Hundreds of supporters crammed in to stand behind him as he announced, and others were moved to overflow areas, which forced Liu to deliver his speech twice.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Azi and Anna Assess the Mayoral Field

Thursday, March 14, 2013

The election season is heating up, with a full slate of Democrats and Republicans trying to raise as much cash as possible in advance of the primaries. WNYC reporter Anna Sale and Azi Paybarah, political reporter for Capital New York, talk about the latest developments. Plus: What the recent unrest in East Flatbush around the shooting of Kimani Gray says about the state of community relations and the Bloomberg policing legacy. WNYC's Stephen Nessen joins briefly from East Flatbush to describe the community's reactions. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Meet the Candidates: Adolfo Carrion

Monday, March 11, 2013

Adolfo Carrion, Jr. , former Bronx Borough President and Obama administration alum, former Bronx Borough President and Obama administration alum, now running for NYC mayor with the Independence Party endorsement, talks about his party switch and campaign for mayor.

 

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