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The Brian Lehrer Show

DC Shuts Down; Obamacare Opens Up; Public Advocate Runoff

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Dr. Nirav Shah, the New York State Health Commissioner, answers your questions about the health insurance exchanges, which go live today. Plus: Susan Page of USA Today on the DC shutdown; Paul Danahar, former Middle East bureau chief for the BBC, talks about regional politics; and Ellen Futter, president of the American Museum of Natural History, talks about the museum’s new teacher training program. And we take your calls on today’s Public Advocate run-off as part of an Informal, Unofficial, Thoroughly Unscientific Exit Poll.

WNYC News

In Public Advocate Runoff, Candidates Battle To Get Out the Vote

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Just 20 percent of registered voters cast their ballots in the primary earlier this month, and turnout for the runoff in the public advocate's race Oct. 1 is expected to be even lower. So the candidates are focusing their efforts on getting voters on their side and out the door.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

What will decide the German election?

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

What will decide the German election?

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WNYC News

Hotly-Fought Race for Low-Profile Job

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

It’s been a heated race for public advocate, who’s next in line to succeed the mayor if he or she is unable to serve. But with mayoral hopefuls also battling it out in a tight contest, it’s been hard for the candidates to get traction.  

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The Brian Lehrer Show

50 Years After the March; Candidates for Manhattan Boro President

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

It was 50 years ago today that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave his speech at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Professor Peniel Joseph of Tufts University’s Center for Race and Democracy talks about the anniversary and the continued discussion about civil rights. Then, the four candidates in the primary race for Manhattan Borough President (Robert Jackson, Jessica Lapin, Julie Menin, and Gale Brewer) make their case to voters.

The Takeaway

The RNC Versus CNN and NBC

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

The Republican National Committee voted unanimously last Friday to pull their partnership with CNN and NBC due to the networks' planned films focusing on Hillary Rodham Clinton. Kathleen Hall Jamieson explains the decision, and how it could affect the upcoming presidential election. Jamieson is the Director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania.

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New Jersey News

Booker Wins Democratic Nod for NJ Senator

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

A rising star in the Democratic Party and a Republican former mayor won their parties' primaries on Tuesday to set up a campaign of political and stylistic contrasts as they seek to fill the final 15 months of the term of the late U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg.

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WNYC News

Thompson, Quinn Launch New TV Ads

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Former comptroller and Democratic mayoral candidate Bill Thompson's first round of TV ads hit the airwaves Tuesday, as did a second ad from Council Speaker Christine Quinn.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Open Phones: Did You Sign the Spitzer Petition?

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Eliot Spitzer gave himself only a few days to get 3,750 people to sign the petition to get him on the ballot in the New York City Comptroller race. Were you approached by a Spitzer supporter and asked to sign the petition? Did you do it? Call us up and tell us about your interaction and how you made your decision about whether to sign. 212-433-9692

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The Takeaway

Election Results Hint at New World For Iran

Monday, June 17, 2013

Change could be coming to Iran. Reform candidate Hassan Rouhani has won more than 50% of the vote in the Iranian presidential election to replace Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. It was a surprise result, but is it a rebuke—or even a challenge—to religious authorities who hold the real power in Iran? Reza Marashi, research director at the National Iranian American Council, weighs in on the victory of this reformist candidate.

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WNYC News

Reporter’s Notebook: Election Conference Makes NY Look Old School

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

WNYC

At Columbia University this week, elections experts from around the country gathered to discuss the latest techniques in voting -- early voting, online registration -- the kinds of things that make elections more modern and efficient. But in New York, officials are talking about precisely the opposite. They're talking about bringing back the old lever machines.

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WNYC News

Jersey City Mayor in Tough Election Fight

Monday, May 13, 2013

WNYC

Four years ago, Jersey City Mayor Jeremiah Healy's political aides and allies were caught up in a massive federal corruption sting. Tomorrow, voters will go to the polls in Jersey City, but, the race is as much about the changes happening in Jersey City as it is about corruption.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

A turning point for Pakistan?

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

A turning point for Pakistan?

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The Takeaway

String of Attacks in Pakistan Leading up to Election

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

With elections coming up this Saturday in Pakistan, the country has been rocked this week with blasts aimed at disrupting the electoral process. Yesterday, a bomb attack targeted an Islamist Party candidate in northwest Pakistan. He survived but five others were killed and many wounded. Monday saw the deadliest attacks in the run up to the elections when a suicide bomber targeted an election rally killing 25.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

John Liu's Former Associates Convicted

Friday, May 03, 2013

Two of NYC Comptroller John Liu's former campaign associates have been convicted of an illegal straw donor scheme to raise campaign funds for Liu's mayoral bid. WNYC reporter Brigid Bergin was in the courtroom throughout the two week trial. She discusses the convictions and what it means for John Liu's chances to become the next mayor of New York. 

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New Jersey News

Why 41 Districts Want to Keep Separate April School Board Elections

Monday, April 15, 2013

WNYC

Only 41 New Jersey districts will hold school board elections Tuesday now that most -- 501 districts -- have chosen to move their elections to November

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

The most important Italian election for 30 years?

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

The most important Italian election for 30 years?

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The Takeaway

Giving Thanks: Our Takeaway

Thursday, November 22, 2012

With residents of the Northeast still dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy and Americans everywhere trying to move on from yet another bitter and divisive election, host John Hockenberry shares his Thanksgiving reflections on inequality. 

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The Takeaway

Election Season Was a Comedy Gold Mine for SNL Writer Seth Meyers

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Seth Meyers is Saturday Night Live's head writer and host of the show's Weekend Update segment. He explores the comedy behind the 2012 presidential election, and explains why Sarah Palin was a once-in-a-lifetime comedy gold mine.

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On The Media

A Mormon Reporter on the Romney Bus

Friday, November 16, 2012

Buzzfeed reporter McKay Coppins followed Mitt Romney during the 2012 presidential election. Like Romney, Coppins is a practicing Mormon, although he never actually told anyone in the Romney family that he shared their faith. Brooke talks to Coppins about how his faith and his reporting intersected, and why the Romney campaign saw his religion as a liability. 

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