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New York City Council Speaker Announces $300,000 Gun Buyback Program

Sunday, July 28, 2013

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The NYPD and City Council have each allocated $150,000 for a city-wide gun buyback program.

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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

Middle East Peace; Christine Quinn; MTA May Add Service

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Secretary of State John Kerry traveled to the Middle East in an attempt to revive peace talks. Aaron David Miller of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars analyzes the current news out of the region. Then: mayoral hopeful and current City Council Speaker Christine Quinn. Plus: the MTA may add back service it cut back in 2010; and Patricia Churchland, professor emerita of philosophy at the University of California, San Diego and author of Touching a Nerve: The Self as Brain, explains her theory that the self is derived entirely from the brain – not from a soul.

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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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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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New York City Gets .NYC Domain Name

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Web addresses ending in .nyc will be available for New Yorkers and New York-based businesses once the proposal is approved later this year, Mayor Bloomberg and City Council speaker Christine Quinn announced Tuesday.

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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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Labor's Allegiance Split in NYC Mayoral Race

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Council Speaker Christine Quinn picked up the endorsement Tuesday of 32BJ, a big regional union that represents cleaning workers, doormen and security guards.

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Stranger Than Fiction: Quinn Memoir Fails To Sell

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Christine Quinn's new memoir With Patience and Fortitude sold only about 100 hardback copies in its first week, according to Nielsen BookScan. Quinn is City Council Speaker, and she's running for Mayor. So the book's poor performance is a bit of a head-scratcher for the publishing and political worlds.

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De Blasio, Quinn Spar at Mayoral Debate Over Kelly

Thursday, June 20, 2013

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The seven Democrats running for mayor of New York City traded barbs at a debate televised on Wednesday with Public Advocate Bill de Blasio and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn engaging in some of the harshest exchanges.

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TWIP: Christie-crats Take NJ, Records Rock NYC

Saturday, June 15, 2013

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Democrats are lining up for a primary battle in the U.S. Senate race in New Jersey. Meanwhile, Governor Chris Christie is "slow jamming" the news with late night talk show host Jimmy Fallon, and scooping up support for his reelection from unlikely sources: Democrats dubbed "Christie-crats."

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Candidate Christine Quinn

Friday, June 14, 2013

City Council speaker, Christine Quinn, talks about her campaign for mayor.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Syria; Cory Booker; Christine Quinn; New Taxis; Innovative Cities

Friday, June 14, 2013

What comes next now that the chemical weapons "red line" has been crossed in Syria. Also: Newark Mayor Cory Booker makes his case for the open senate seat in New Jersey. Plus: City Council Speaker Christine Quinn talks about her campaign to be the next mayor of New York City; author and architect William McDonough explains what it means to upcycle; Transportation Nation reporter Kate Hinds answers basic questions on the new outer-borough taxis rolling out later this summer; and Bruce Katz, founder of the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program and author of a new book, discusses how cities are on the forefront of civic innovation. 

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Quinn Pushes for Post-Sandy Reforms

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn is parting from the mayor on a key area of disaster-preparedness: whether the city should maintain a registry of frail and homebound residents to help contact them in case of hurricanes or other emergencies.

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With Newcomers Scarce, Thompson Backed by Black Political Establishment

Monday, June 03, 2013

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Democratic mayoral candidate Bill Thompson got a nod from two powerful members of the city’s African American political establishment on Monday – but absent from the event were members of the newer generation of leadership.

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Quinn Reveals Struggles With Alcoholism, Bulimia

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

City Council Speaker and mayoral candidate Christine Quinn says she has struggled with bulimia and alcoholism.

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Lessons from San Francisco as Paid Sick Leave Bill Passes NYC

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

The City Council passed a landmark paid sick leave bill on Wednesday. The bill, which would require five paid sick days a year, would affect 300,000 New Yorkers and apply to businesses with 20 or more employees starting April 1, 2014.

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Bloomberg Defends Legacy with Final Budget

Thursday, May 02, 2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg's budget functioned as a rebuttal to the candidates running to replace him.

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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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The Brian Lehrer Show

Open Phones: Should You Have To Be 21 to Buy Cigarettes?

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and health commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley have proposed raising the minimum age for tobacco purchases from 18 to 21. The idea is that people become regular smokers between the ages of 18 and 21, so making it harder for younger people to purchase tobacco would prevent them from becoming addicts.

Listeners: Do you agree? Should the age to legally purchase tobacco be raised from 18 to 21? 212-433-WNYC.

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