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Meet the Man Tasked With Solving Affordable Housing

Friday, February 07, 2014

WNYC

Asserting that his administration will take an "entirely different approach" to city planning, Mayor Bill de Blasio named Carl Weisbrod as New York City Planning Commissioner.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Mayor de Blasio's First Snowstorm

Monday, January 06, 2014

Ben Max, editor of Decide NYC, discusses the latest in New York politics, including the de Blasio transition and the NYC council speaker's race.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Bill de Blasio Day One

Thursday, January 02, 2014

Bill de Blasio is the new mayor of New York City, Errol Louis of NY1 and the new New York Times Bureau Chief Michael Grynbaum discuss the de Blasio agenda, and recap the inauguration for those of you who were a little too hung over to hear it. And Howard Wolfson, former deputy mayor for Mayor Bloomberg, talks about how yesterday's speeches referred to the previous administration's record and defends the Bloomberg record. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Bill de Blasio Day One; Harper's Index; Albany Democrats; More...

Thursday, January 02, 2014

Bill de Blasio vowed to march towards his progressive vision for New York City during yesterday's inauguration. Now that he's in power, what's his day one agenda? And how is he preparing for his first snowstorm? New York Times City Hall bureau chief Michael Grynbaum and NY1's Errol Louis discuss. Plus: a tour through this month's Harper's Index of surprising stats and figures; and Andrea Stewart-Cousins discusses the Albany Democrat's agenda in 2014.

WNYC News

Bill de Blasio Inauguration: "March Toward a Fairer, More Just, More Progressive Place" (Transcript, Audio, Video)

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

After taking the oath of office, Mayor Bill de Blasio vowed to lead New York on a "march toward a fairer, more just, more progressive place." Read his full remarks, and watch video of the entire ceremony, including speeches from Letitia James and Scott Stringer.

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WNYC News

2014: What's In, What's Out for City Politics

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

WNYC

There's more changing than who's at the helm of City Hall. Here are five things on the 2014 in / out list.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Bloomberg Retrospective and Live Inauguration Coverage

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

It's the first day of 2014, and the first day of the Bill de Blasio administration. Live coverage of the inauguration ceremony begins at 11am with Andrea Bernstein and Brigid Bergin of the WNYC newsroom, writer Suketu Mehta, and Columbia Public Policy professor Ester Fuchs. But first, we re-air our special: "Three Questions About Mike Bloomberg." We ask Did Bloomberg Make You Healthier? Did Bloomberg Leave You Behind? and Did Bloomberg Secure Our Future?

The Brian Lehrer Show

Mayor Bill de Blasio: Live Inauguration Coverage

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

With an oath administered by former President Bill Clinton, Bill de Blasio took office as New York City's next mayor. WNYC and Brian Lehrer bring you live coverage, analysis, and online reaction live from City Hall.

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WNYC News

De Blasio Appoints Flurry of Progressives

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

WNYC

Last-minute picks include those with deep government experience—including from the Obama Administration.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Next DOE

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Beth Fertig, contributing editor for education at WNYC and Schoolbook.org, talks about the appointment of Carmen Fariña as De Blasio's schools chancellor, and takes calls from parents and teachers.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

New Schools Chancellor; NYE Transit; State of the Drug War

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Carmen Fariña is coming out of retirement to be the next schools chancellor of New York City. WNYC’s Beth Fertig talks about Fariña’s career in public schools, and takes calls from parents and teachers on their experiences with her in schools. Plus: the state of the drug war in Honduras and elsewhere in the hemisphere; Cristian Salazar of Gotham Gazette explains how to apply to service on your community board – and what community boards do; an inside look at training for serving the rich; and your tips for getting around on New Years Eve.

Schoolbook

De Blasio Names Trusted Advisor to Lead Schools

Monday, December 30, 2013

A former teacher, principal and administrator under Bloomberg has been named to the top job in New York City's school system. As chancellor, Carmen Fariña promises to allow educators and parents more say in their local schools.

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Schoolbook

New Schools Chancellor Brings Applause—and Some Concerns

Monday, December 30, 2013

Educators cheered the appointment of one of their own as head of the New York City school system — even if some raised concerns that Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina may roll back some of the reforms championed by the previous administration.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Schools Chancellor Pick; Newest New Yorkers; 2013 Best Cell Phone Photos; National and Local Year-End News

Monday, December 30, 2013

On the day when Mayor Bloomberg signs his last bills into law, Bill de Blasio is expected to name Carmen Fariña as next schools chancellor. WNYC's Brigid Bergin has the latest. Plus: Fatima Shama, commissioner of the Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs, and Joseph Salvo, director of the population division at the New York City Planning Department, discuss the newest New Yorkers and other immigration trends. Plus: Ben Smith of Buzzfeed discusses the year's end national news; WNYC's Brigid Bergin talks about last days of the Bloomberg administration and looks ahead to a de Blasio administration; and Olivier Laurent, associate editor at British Journal of Photography and editor at FLTR, talks about his favorite of your best cell phone photos of 2013.

WNYC News

Alicia Glen Tapped to Lead City's Housing and Economic Development

Monday, December 23, 2013

WNYC

Glen could face more challenges than her predecessor - she'll be expected to play the carrot and stick game, without the carrots. De Blasio has said he will end corporate subsides and tax breaks that by his tally cost the city $250 million a year.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Christmas To You; Changing Wages; Politics Here and There

Monday, December 23, 2013

Over 90 percent of Americans celebrate Christmas. We’ll hear about the different ways you and your family celebrate the Yuletide holiday. Plus: WNYC’s Charlie Herman on the difference between the living wage, the prevailing wage, and the minimum wage – and what’s changing. And we’ll hear political updates from Washington with Susan Page of USA Today, and Azi Paybarah of Capital NY on the local mayoral transition.

→ Photo Project: The Best Picture of 2013 (That's Sitting on Your Cell Phone) | Deadline Wednesday!

WNYC News

Gladys Carrión to Lead Administration for Chidren's Services

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio has chosen Gladys Carrión, a state official known for her juvenile justice reform efforts, to lead the city's Administration for Children's Services.

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WNYC News

This Week in Politics: Veteran Progressives

Saturday, December 21, 2013

WNYC

Mayor Michael Bloomberg just can't say goodbye—Bill de Blasio posits that it is government veterans who are best poised to make change—and Beth Fertig sketches out who the next schools chancellor might be. Andrea Bernstein, Brigid Bergin and Beth Fertig break down This Week in Politics.

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WNYC News

Greenland Group Initial Atlantic Yards Contribution: $200M

Friday, December 20, 2013

WNYC

Additional information has been released about the pending joint venture between Atlantic Yards developer Forest City Enterprises and Shanghai-based Greenland Group and the development at Atlantic Yards.

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WNYC News

The Woman Behind the de Blasio Transition

Friday, December 20, 2013

WNYC

Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio’s administration is taking shape. Behind the scenes, the daughter of a Brooklyn preacher, a mother of two who beat back cancer, is helping build the next administration.

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