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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
By Angela Delli Santi : Associated Press
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.
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
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.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
By Brigid Bergin : Reporter
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.
Monday, May 13, 2013
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.
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.
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.
Monday, April 15, 2013
By Sarah Gonzalez : Reporter, WNYC/NJPR
Only 41 New Jersey districts will hold school board elections Tuesday now that most -- 501 districts -- have chosen to move their elections to November
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.
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.
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.