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WNYC News

A Tale of Two 911 Reports

Friday, February 06, 2015

The city's 911 emergency call system is facing scrutiny once again, and there are dueling sets of facts. But two reports agree: the system desperately needs fixing.

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WNYC News

Bloomberg's Signature Anti-Poverty Program to Be Expanded by de Blasio

Friday, January 30, 2015

WNYC
The mayor plans to continue the work of the Young Men's Initiative to ensure it meets goals set by President Obama.

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Soundcheck

What's Ahead For NYC Arts Under Mayor De Blasio

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Bill De Blasio was sworn in as the 109th mayor of New York City last week. Among those wondering what this new mayor’s tenure will bring is the New York arts community – a group that, in general, did pretty well under former mayor Michael Bloomberg. We talk with Wall Street Journal arts reporter Jennifer Maloney about the capital spending projects that define Bloomberg's arts legacy -- and about what could be ahead for New York arts institutions, big and small.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Bloomberg's Legacy on Climate Change

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Katherine Bagley and Maria Gallucci of Inside CLimate News talk about their new e-book “Bloomberg’s Hidden Legacy,” about how Mayor Bloomberg’s climate change policies are one of the positive legacies of his administration.

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WNYC News

Flu Vaccine Now Required for Preschool, Daycare Kids

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

WNYC

The New York City Board of Health passed a mandate Wednesday requiring children who attend preschool or day care to receive the flu vaccine.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

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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The Brian Lehrer Show

Michael Flowers: On Data in the Bloomberg Era

Friday, October 11, 2013

The use of data about New York City has expanded under the Bloomberg administration. We know more about pedestrian traffic, recycling, 311 calls, tree plantings, elementary school testing, and more from the numbers collected.

Director of Analytics for Mayor Michael Bloomberg's Office of Policy and Strategic Planning, Michael Flowers, explains what metrics tell us about how NYC runs now and will run in the future. The Guggenheim houses his event tonight at 6:30 pm

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New Tech City

NYC Gets 'LEED for Broadband' and More Free Public WiFi

Monday, September 30, 2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced two initiatives Monday he said will keep New York City's tech sector on an upward trajectory for years to come. 

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New Tech City

NYC Tech: Who’s Your Daddy?

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Mayor Bloomberg likes to take credit for transforming New York City into the second biggest technology economy in the country. Does he deserve it? 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Bloomberg's Plan: Storm Surge Barriers

Friday, May 31, 2013

Our discussion of the impending hurricane season continues when NY1 political reporter Josh Robin breaks down his reporting on the Mayor's expected proposals for protection from future storm surges. These proposals include removable steel panels up to 12 feet in height along flood-prone waterfront areas. Also, WNYC editor and reporter Matthew Schuerman discusses his reporting on plans developed 50 years ago to build hurricane walls in NYC.

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WNYC News

City: Evacuation Rate During Sandy Dangerously Low

Friday, May 03, 2013

Only a third of New York City residents in the most vulnerable coastal areas of the city evacuated before Sandy, according to a survey released Friday.

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WNYC News

Major Threat Looms for City's Fiscal Health: IBO

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

WNYC

The city’s independent budget analysts warned on Wednesday that the fiscal health of the city faces a serious threat: all the city's municipal labor unions are working with expired contracts.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Widening the Gun Debate

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Congress continues to debate gun legislation, and Mayor Bloomberg is launching a huge ad campaign around the issue. New York Times columnist Joe Nocera wants to look beyond background checks and capacity limits. He's keeping track of daily gun violence and asks, "Why can't we childproof guns?"

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WNYC News

Q&A | How the City Decides to Raze Sandy-Damaged Homes

Monday, November 19, 2012

WNYC

The city says some of the homes most damaged by Sandy are going to have to be bulldozed, but there's a lot of confusion over whose home and where.

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