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De Blasio Visits the Talking Transition Tent -- Names Transition Team

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

WNYC reporter Brigid Bergin was there when Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio visited the Talking Transition tent on Canal Street to talk about his own mayorality's transition. Sort of.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

New City Council

Thursday, November 07, 2013

Colby Hamilton, City Hall reporter at DNAinfo, talks about how the City Council will change in January and who might be the next speaker.

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New Jersey News

New NJ Min Wage Hikes: Good for Workers; Bad for the Economy?

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

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Gov. Chris Christie won re-election by about 60 percent. Voters simultaneously approved an economic measure he vehemently opposed by about the same margin. It will raise the state's hourly minimum wage by one dollar to $8.25.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

New Jersey, Virginia, and Bipartisan America

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

As Republican Chris Christie cruised to re-election in Blue New Jersey, Democrat Terry McCauliffe squeaked out a victory in less-and-less-Red Virginia. Glenn Thrush, White House reporter for Politico, and Nancy Solomon, managing editor of New Jersey Public Radio, discuss the two races and what it says about the GOP, the changing American electorate, and the 2016 presidential race. Plus: a check-in with WAMU's Northern Virginia reporter Michael Pope.

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The Takeaway

Detroit's New Mayor Inherits Host of Problems

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

With its list of lengthy problems, people are wondering: Who would want to be the mayor of Detroit? The city's dwindling population elected Mike Duggan, a former hospital executive known for rehabilitating troubled institutions. Quinn Klinefelter, reporter for WDET in Detroit, discusses his city's new mayor, and the long list of problems the city's new leader will inherit.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Transition Day One

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

What now for Bill de Blasio? Ester Fuchs, professor of international and public affairs and political science at Columbia University and former adviser to Mayor Bloomberg, and Andrea Bernstein, metro editor at WNYC News, discuss what comes next for New York City's newest mayor.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

De Blasio Time Capsule: How Will NYC Be Different in 2017?

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Bill de Blasio is New York City's next mayor. Now, make your bold predictions for our 2013 time capsule: How will New York City be different in four years? Post your specific predictions here and we'll bury it on the internet, not be touched until we open it back up in 2017...

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The Takeaway

Church, State & the Supreme Court | What's a Social Network Worth? | The Woman Without A Memory, And What She Says About All of Us

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

What Elections in New Jersey & Virginia Say About National Politics | Analyzing Ballot Measure Votes Around the Country | Church, State & the Supreme Court | Detroit's New Mayor Inherits Host of Problems | Chrysler Revs Up to File IPO | What's a Social Network Worth? | The Woman Without ...

WNYC News

De Blasio's Long, and Lucky, Campaign

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Bill de Blasio wins this campaign with a mandate and near-unanimous praise for his skills as a political operator. He was right that voters were hungry for something different from Bloomberg, and he gave them a consistent message of change. But after a rough start to his campaign, de Blasio also benefitted from a few lucky breaks.

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WNYC News

Scanners Stumble at Dozens of NYC Polling Sites

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Voters have reported problems at more than 40 different sites around New York City, mostly from malfunctioning scanning machines and confusing directions given by poll workers.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Informal, Unofficial, Thoroughly Unscientific Exit Poll: Down-Ballot Voting

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Besides voting for Mayor or Governor, how did you vote in other contests or on the ballot initiatives?

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Top 5 Ballot Questions in Other States

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Across the country, voters are weighing in on 31 ballot questions. Jake Grovum, staff writer at Pew's Stateline, talks about significant initiatives on the ballots in Colorado, Washington and Texas.  In Colorado, voters decide whether to levy taxes on newly legal marijuana sales and whether to increase taxes to fund education.  Water rights are on the ballot in Texas and GMO-labelling in Washington.

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The Takeaway

Virginia Governor's Race: A GOP Referendum?

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Once a Republican stronghold, the state of Virginia might be straying from its roots. Thanks to rapidly changing demographics and a strident GOP candidate, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe leads Republican Ken Cuccinelli by seven points. Daniel Palazzolo, professor of political science at the University of Richmond, examines what the implications could be if McAuliffe wins.

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WNYC News

Election Night Special Coverage Hosted by Brian Lehrer

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Brian Lehrer hosts a politics special with all the results, speeches, and analysis of what comes next for the region and the country.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Informal, Unofficial, Thoroughly Unscientific Exit Poll: Enthusiasm Gauge

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

If the polls are correct, there's not much suspense in either the NYC mayor's or NJ governor's races, but how enthusiastic is your support? Call 212-433-9692, post in the comments, and be sure to fill out WNYC's voter survey below to help us tell the story of election day. And don't forget, regardless of how you voted, be sure to send us your #VoterSelfie.

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WNYC News

WNYC's Election Day Survey

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

On election day, WNYC wants you to help tell the story of how voting is going. Take our 3-minute survey to report any issues you've experienced.

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Look at All These Happy Voters: A #VoterSelfie Gallery

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

On election day, we asked you to snap a photo of yourself doing your civic duty: Waiting in line, exiting the voting booth, or proudly wearing your "I Voted" sticker. It's our #VoterSelfie project. 

WNYC News

Christie, Buono Hit the Campaign Trail For One More Day

Monday, November 04, 2013

For weeks, the Chris Christie campaign has played to big crowds, while Democratic challenger Barbara Buono struggles to get her message out. But Christie's handlers have limited his press time in the run-up to the election. Matt Katz — who has covered Christie for the past three years for The Philadelphia Inquirer and who will be joining the staff of New Jersey Public Radio next week — has some theories about why.

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WNYC News

Lhota Dancing in Harlem

Monday, November 04, 2013

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Republican mayoral candidate Joe Lhota walked back and forth greeting voters on W. 125th Street in Harlem Monday, hoping to sway some last-minute supporters.

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WNYC News

With Casino Question Before Voters, What Tale Does Aqueduct Have to Tell?

Monday, November 04, 2013

If New York voters approve the casino ballot initiative, what kind of revenue might it generate? And what impact could there be on local businesses?

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