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Gabfest Radio

The Prince George Alexander Louis Carlos Danger Edition (Plus, OITNB)

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Another year, another Anthony Weiner sexting scandal. The Gabfest panelists discuss the life and times of Carlos Danger, the perils of being a corporate lawyer, the new Netflix original series Orange is the New Black, the new documentary The Act of Killing, and some baby that was born on the British Isles. 

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WNYC News

Outside The Carlos Danger Zone: 7 Things You May Have Missed This Week

Friday, July 26, 2013

WNYC took a look at seven stories you may have missed this week during Weiner Watch 2013 (part II). 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Real (Non-Weiner) Mayoral Race Issues

Friday, July 26, 2013

Usually at this point in a mayoral election, the focus is on local issues, grassroots advocacy, and coalition building. This is not your usual mayoral election. David Chen, City Hall bureau chief for The New York Times, discusses the issues central to the mayoral race that have been overshadowed by Anthony Weiner's texting saga. Listeners: What non-sexting issue is getting crowded out? Interest groups, this is your moment. Call 212-433-9692 and tell us what we'd usually be talking about in a "normal" election year.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Real Mayoral Issues; The American Dream; Smells Like Summer

Friday, July 26, 2013

While the mayoral race has turned into a tabloid circus, there are still real issues at hand. New York Times City Hall Bureau Chief David Chen joins us to discuss the non-Weiner issues in the campaign. Plus: the decline of the American Dream; a mother’s memoir on living with her mom and her teenage daughter; and Beau Friedlander on his Harper’s article "A Brief History of Scents," as well as the worst smells of the summer.

On The Media

Dirty Laundering

Friday, July 26, 2013

This week, the gossip website The Dirty posted screenshots of explicit chats between an anonymous woman and New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner. Even though the legitimacy of the screenshots could not be confirmed, other news outlets ran the information, and within hours Buzzfeed had identified and named the woman in the chats. Brooke talks to McKay Coppins, Buzzfeed's political editor, about reporting, transparency, and veracity.

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WNYC News

The Dirty, Buzzfeed, and the Changing Media Landscape

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Two days ago, chances are nobody had ever heard of The Dirty. But now the website is in all major headlines as the place where the latest X-rated pictures involving Anthony Weiner surfaced. Another website, Buzzfeed, also published a piece on the woman who allegedly received the pictures from Weiner. The fact that two online publications are at the center of this story is raising questions about credibility and the evolution of media.

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WNYC News

Weiner Slips in Poll as Unfavorability Peaks

Thursday, July 25, 2013

The survey also found Weiner’s unfavorability is at its highest levels of the campaign season, and that’s helping Council Speaker Christine Quinn. She is now the frontrunner among Democratic voters, up nine points over Weiner, who still leads Bill Thompson and Bill de Blasio. The poll’s margin of error is 4.2 percent.

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WNYC News

Why Huma, Hillary Stand By Their Men

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Perhaps the most remarkable part of Anthony Weiner's news conference Tuesday — where he admitted that he continued sexting, even after he resigned from Congress — was the moment his wife, Huma Abedin, stepped up to the podium to defend her husband and to explain her own actions.

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WNYC News

Campaign Playbook for Weiner's Opponents: Stay Out of the Way

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

“There’s no reason to run negative ads on Weiner. There’s no reason to waste your breath attacking Weiner. There’s no shortage of radio, TV and print reporters who are doing it already.” — consultant Bradley Tusk, who ran Bloomberg’s 2009 campaign and is informally advising Christine Quinn this year.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Does the Anthony Weiner Admission Change Your Vote?

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Yesterday, after reports that another woman had claimed to have had an intimate online relationship with him, mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner held a press conference with his wife and admitted his indiscretions extended beyond his 2011 resignation from Congress. Today, the Brian Lehrer Show took your phone calls with reactions to the news. 

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WNYC News

Weiner Says He'll Stay in Mayoral Race, Despite New Allegations

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

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Mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner says he's putting his past behind him and moving forward in the mayoral race, despite new allegations that have come to light about continued explicit, online correspondence that took place after his resignation from Congress in 2011.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Open Phones: Spitzer and Weiner Lead Among Black Voters

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

A call-in for black voters on the news from a new poll that shows both Eliot Spitzer and Anthony Weiner lead among African-Americans. Give us a call at 212-433-9692. 

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WNYC News

Weiner, Spitzer Lead in City Races: Poll

Monday, July 15, 2013

Former Congressman Anthony Weiner topped the poll of Democratic mayoral candidates — and Eliot Spitzer is leading the race for comptroller.

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WNYC News

This Week in Politics: Spitzer Circus, NJ Dune Decision

Saturday, July 13, 2013

The race for city comptroller got a lot more interesting this week, and together Eliot Spitzer and Anthony Weiner sucked up all the oxygen in city politics. Meanwhile, in New Jersey, the New Jersey Supreme Court handed Gov. Chris Christie mixed rulings on his vision for development in the Garden State. 

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WNYC News

Have Disgraced Candidates Turned NYC Into a Laughingstock?

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

With ex-politicians Anthony Weiner, Eliot Spitzer and Vito Lopez all eyeing spots on the ballot this fall, New York Times columnist Gail Collins wonders whether politics in New York City has become a punchline to the rest of the country.

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WNYC News

Key Question in NYC 2013: What Can Voters Forgive?

Monday, July 08, 2013

Former Governor Eliot Spitzer announced his intentions to run for city comptroller with a plea for forgiveness from voters. But he's not alone.

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The Takeaway

Spitzer Looks for Comeback With Run for NYC Comptroller

Monday, July 08, 2013

In New York, a once-disgraced politician is trying to be the next comeback kid. Last night, former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer announced his candidacy for New York City Comptroller. Governor Spitzer discussed his candidacy on our co-producer WNYC's program, The Brian Lehrer Show, earlier today. Brian Lehrer joins us to discuss these candidates looking for a comeback.

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WNYC News

Candidates Seek Voters Despite Summer Sun

Monday, July 08, 2013

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While voters look for ways to keep cool, candidates in races around the region are trying to pick up some steam.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Anthony Weiner; Women in AA; Open Phones on Egyptian Protests

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Anthony Weiner is here to discuss the latest in his campaign to be the Democratic nominee for mayor. Plus: Patricia Williams, Columbia University Law School professor and columnist for The Nation magazine updates us on the George Zimmerman trial that is underway in Florida; violent offenders and vulnerable women mix at Alcoholics Anonymous meetings; and we open the phones to Egyptian-Americans to hear thoughts on the anti-Morsi protests and the ultimatum he was given by the army.

Schoolbook

Former Chancellor Says Mayoral Hopefuls Lack "Courage"

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Former New York City Schools Chancellor Joel Klein said he doesn't see a lot of courage among the candidates vying to replace Mayor Michael Bloomberg, according to a speech he is scheduled to deliver Tuesday in Washington, D.C.

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