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The Brian Lehrer Show

Is it Sexist to Talk about Quinn's Temper?

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Azi Paybarah, Capitol New York reporter, and David Chen, City Hall bureau chief for the New York Times, discuss the latest in the Mayor's race, and the fallout from Chen's piece on Christine Quinn's temper.

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Schoolbook

Tweed to Absorb Much of Lost Aid

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott said he's planning next year's budget without $250 million in state education aid, money the city lost when it failed to reach an agreement on teacher evaluations, despite a legal challenge to the loss of funds.

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Schoolbook

Walcott: City Has No Role to Play in Ending Bus Strike

Friday, February 08, 2013

At a hearing on the cost of transporting students to school, City Council members pleaded with Chancellor Dennis Walcott to do what he could to to end the school bus strike. Thousands of students have been without yellow bus service since the strike began on Jan. 16. He stuck to the city's position that there is nothing it can do to resolve the standoff.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Latest in the Redistricting Battle

Monday, February 04, 2013

Since the most recent City Council redistricting proposal, negotiations have been taking place to further adjust the balance of power among New York City communities. In advance of Wednesday's public hearing, several experts weigh in on NYC's changing demographics and how redistricting will affect city council elections.

→ Hearing: This Wednesday, February 6th | New York Law School 6pm | More Information

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Schoolbook

City Council Urges Mayor to End School Bus Strike

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Elected officials called for an end to the school bus strike while negotiators work to resolve the dispute. City Hall said no. Meanwhile, attendance among District 75 students dropped again, to about 70 percent, compared to a citywide rate of 89 percent.

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WNYC News

Bloomberg Officials Say City's Response to Sandy Took 'Some Time'

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

In a tacit acknowledgment that it took too long to get emergency supplies to neighborhoods that were hard-hit by Sandy, Bloomberg administration officials said they are taking a close look at its disaster preparedness plans.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Paid Sick Leave Meets Flu Season

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

City Councilmember Gale Brewer discusses her ongoing efforts to pass paid sick leave legislation in New York City.

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WNYC News

Morning Headlines | Selected by the WNYC News Hub

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

WNYC's morning news producers bring you a rundown of today's must-read stories.

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WNYC News

City Council Introduces Legislation to Better Prepare City for Storms

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

The New York City Council announced a package of legislation on Tuesday that seeks to improve the city’s infrastructure in the aftermath of Sandy, as well as better prepare the city for future storms.

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WNYC News

City’s Election Performance Comes Under Scrutiny

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

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Almost one month after an election day fraught with long lines, error, and confusion, the City Council began working to improve voting conditions in the Big Apple. The City Board of Elections' performance came under fire from elected representatives and advocacy groups during a City Council hearing on Wednesday.

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WNYC News

Council Passes Bill to Crackdown on Pedicab Rates

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

The City Council is set to approve a bill on Tuesday that would force pedicabs to let riders know the cost of a trip upfront.

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WNYC News

Council Set to Vote on Redistricting Map

Monday, November 19, 2012

The City Council is set to vote on a revised plan for redistricting that could change who will represent some neighborhoods in the city for at least the next decade.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Sandy Community Check-Ins

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

 

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WNYC News

Stop and Frisk Comes Under Fire at Public Hearing

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

More than 300 New Yorkers showed up to express their feelings on the controversial police tactic of stop-and-frisk at a City Council Civil Rights Committee hearing Tuesday night.

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WNYC News

City Council to Recruit Volunteers to Escort Women Past Protesters

Friday, October 19, 2012

The City Council is starting a new volunteer drive aimed at recruiting people to help escort women to abortion clinics, past protestors.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

City Council Proposal on Stop and Frisk

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Jumaane Williams, New York City councilmember (D-45) representing Flatbush, East Flatbush, Flatlands, and Canarsie in Brooklyn, explains the proposals in the City Council to change the stop and frisk procedures for the NYPD, and an audio recording of a stop in Harlem.

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WNYC News

WIll Tougher Penalites Curb the Uptick of Rape in the City?

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

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A spike in sexual assaults — including a rash of high profile cases — has state and local lawmakers calling for harsher penalties against sex offenders and increased support for victims.

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WNYC News

CUNY to Get City, State Funds for Repairs

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

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Money long tied up in Albany will finally be distributed to CUNY for much needed infrastructure repairs.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Building NYC's New Districts

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

The process is underway to redraw the New York City Council district map. Carl Hum, Executive Director of the NYC Districting Commission, discusses the every-ten-year process and how the public can provide input into the changes.

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WNYC News

Map | City Council Prepares for Redistricting

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

The New York City Districting Commission unveiled its first draft of how City Council districts may be redrawn for next year’s election.

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