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30 Issues In 30 Days 2013

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30 Issues: Can Bikes, Cars & Pedestrians Share?

Friday, November 01, 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.

Is peace possible between cyclists, drivers and pedestrians on the streets of New York? Sam Schwartz (aka Gridlock Sam at the Daily News), former NYC Traffic Commissioner and president and CEO of the traffic planning and engineering firm Sam Schwartz Engineering DPC, talks about the candidates' visions for fitting more cyclists onto crowded streets and his own proposal for promoting better cyclist behavior.

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30 Issues in 30 Days: The State of the MTA

Wednesday, October 30, 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.

Transportation Nation's Andrea Bernstein and Jim O'Grady discuss the MTA's capital projects, planned fare increases and what the next mayor can, and can't, do about it.

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30 Issues in 30 Days: Taxi!

Tuesday, October 29, 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.

How will hailing a cab change under the next mayor? Capital New York reporter Dana Rubinstein talks about the issues of medallion and livery cabs, owners' vs. drivers' concerns, Manhattan vs. "outer boroughs" and what the next mayor will do.

 

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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: Density and Sustainable Development

Wednesday, October 23, 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.

Charles Bagli, New York Times reporter and author of Other People's Money: Inside the Housing Crisis and the Demise of the Greatest Real Estate Deal Ever Made, discusses how the next mayor would approach development and building infrastructure to account for more density.

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30 Issues: Building NY's Tech Sector

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

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

Jack Hidary, technology executive running for mayor as an independent, talks about what the next mayor could do to promote growth in the tech industry.

Then, Manoush Zomorodi, host and managing editor of WNYC's New Tech City, talks about how the tech sector fuels job creation.

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30 Issues: Job Creation and Congress

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

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

David Leonhardt, Washington D.C Bureau Chief for the New York Times and author of the e-book Here's the Deal (Byliner Inc. 2013), talks about how the two candidates in the NJ Senate race, Cory Booker and Steve Lonegan, would approach job creation - and what it says about both parties' approach to jobs on the federal level.

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30 Issues: Creating Jobs with Upward Mobility

Monday, October 14, 2013

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

President and Chief Executive Officer of the Community Service Society of New York (CSS), David Jones, talks about what the mayoral candidates have proposed to expand job opportunities, and which policy fixes would work best.

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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: Funding for the Arts

Friday, October 11, 2013

It’s Grab-Bag Week on the Brian Lehrer Show’s election series “30 issues in 30 Days.” See the full 30 Issues schedule and archive here.

New York City Cultural Affairs Commissioner, Kate Levin, talks about the Bloomberg administration's support for NYC's artists and arts organizations as listeners call in to make the case to the next mayor.

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30 Issues in 30 Days: The State of the Safety Net

Wednesday, October 09, 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.

Andrew White, director of the Center for New York City Affairs at the New School, discusses the challenge facing the social safety net, both nationally and locally.

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30 Issues: Neighborhood Hospitals

Tuesday, October 08, 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.

The closing of hospitals throughout New York City has been a contentious issue in the mayor's race so far, and will be a challenge for whoever the next mayor is. Fred Mogul, Healthcare and Medicine Reporter at WNYC and The New York Times's Anemona Hartocollis discuss the Lhota and de Blasio positions and the future of health care in New York City.

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30 Issues: Jersey Senate Candidate's Vision for Government

Monday, October 07, 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.

In their debate over the weekend, New Jersey US Senate candidates Cory Booker and Steve Lonegan offered strikingly different visions for the size and role of the federal government.  Mike Kelly, columnist at The Record, analyzes the highlights.

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30 Issues: Disaster Preparedness and Response

Friday, October 04, 2013

It’s Public Safety Week on the Brian Lehrer Show’s election series “30 issues in 30 Days.” See the full 30 Issues schedule and archive here.

30 Issues Public Safety Week wraps up with a look at disaster response and the next mayor with Irwin Redlener, director of the National Center for Disaster Preparedness at Columbia School of Public Health.

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30 Issues: Brooklyn DA Nominee Ken Thompson on Prosecuting Crime

Thursday, October 03, 2013

It’s Public Safety Week on the Brian Lehrer Show’s election series “30 issues in 30 Days.” See the full 30 Issues schedule and archive here.

What's the role of a DA in a changing New York City? Ken Thompson, Democratic nominee (and presumptive winner) for Brooklyn District Attorney, discusses his vision for the office and the challenges for prosecuting criminals that the next mayor, NYPD commissioner, and justice system will face.

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30 Issues: Anti-Terror

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

It’s Public Safety Week on the Brian Lehrer Show’s election series “30 issues in 30 Days.” See the full 30 Issues schedule and archive here.

Richard Aborn, head of the Citizens Crime Commission, discusses the future of anti-terror efforts in NYC under the next mayor and NYPD commissioner.

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30 Issues: The Future of Marijuana Laws in NYC

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

It’s Public Safety Week on the Brian Lehrer Show’s election series “30 issues in 30 Days.” See the full 30 Issues schedule and archive here.

Both Joe Lhota and Bill de Blasio have indicated that they would decriminalize certain types of marijuana usage and try to reform the way New York City treats marijuana arrests. Gabriel Sayegh, New York Director of the Drug Policy Alliance, discuss their proposals and the future of drug policy under the next mayor and police commissioner.

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30 Issues: Policing at the Community Level

Monday, September 30, 2013

It’s Public Safety Week on the Brian Lehrer Show’s election series “30 issues in 30 Days.” See the full 30 Issues schedule and archive here.

Bill de Blasio says he will "end the 'Stop and Frisk' era," while Joe Lhota vows to continue many of the policing tactics developed under Bloomberg and Ray Kelly. Eric Adams, NY State Senator, former NYPD captain and candidate for Brooklyn Borough President, and Pastor Gilford Monrose of Mt. Zion Church of God (7th Day), discuss the challenges of community policing, and what the next mayor can do to curb gun violence while also improving relations with the NYPD.

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30 Issues: Garden State Higher Ed

Friday, September 27, 2013

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

We follow up on a few topics in New Jersey education we didn't get to earlier this week with John Mooney of njspotlight.com: Chris Christie's higher education record, the controversial mergers and acquisitions at Rutgers, and the Barbara Buono charge that tuition at Rutgers has increased 10% under Christie.

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