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Weiner on Wheels: From "Ripping out F*ing Bike Lanes" to 'Expand Citi Bike to Five Boroughs'

Monday, August 05, 2013

WNYC

NYC Mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner wants to expand Citi Bike to all five boroughs, according to a new list of policy proposals issued by his campaign.  He also wants to require landlords to offer bike parking. 

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The Takeaway

Ambivalence Among Iranian Voters Ahead of Elections

Friday, June 14, 2013

Four years ago this week, Iranians took to the streets of Tehran in protest of the presidential elections. This year, the mood and sounds of the city are very different. Reza Marashi is Research Director at the National Iranian American Council. He explains whether there is any real choice in this election. Reese Erlich, correspondent for GlobalPost is in Tehran, gives an update on the situation there.

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WNYC News

This Week in Politics: Yikes! FIVE elections between now and November

Friday, June 07, 2013

WNYC

With the addition of two special elections in New Jersey, and a likely October run-off in the New York City Democratic primary, we're looking at five -- count 'em five! election days in New York and New Jersey.  Find out how Chris Christie shows a sign of weakness, and why Weiner "disgusts" one Democratic leader. Plus, lever machines make a comeback, and so does the "old" Anthony Weiner.

Andrea Bernstein, Anna Sale, Brigid Bergin, and Nancy Solomon break down this week in politics.

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On The Media

Iran's Pre-Election Media

Friday, June 07, 2013

Next week, Iran is holding its first presidential election since the one in 2009 that sparked the protests in the street known as the Green Revolution. The Iranian government is hoping to avoid a repeat of what it saw in 2009, in part by restricting the free flow of information in the country. Bob speaks to Golnaz Esfandiari, a senior correspondent for Radio Free Europe and editor of the Persian Letters blog, about what the Iranian media landscape is looking like in the run up to the election.

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The Takeaway

Latino Voter Turnout Smaller Than Expected in 2012

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

In the 2012 election, one of the most competitive voting blocks didn't show up to the polls in the numbers that analysts expected: Latinos. According to new analysis of voting numbers from the Pew Hispanic Center, just 48% of eligible Hispanic voters turned out to vote in 2012, a slight drop from the percentage that came out in 2008. What does this mean for Latinos, for the country, and for the 2016 election? Mark Lopez is associate director of the Pew Hispanic Center and co-author of the report "Inside the 2012 Latino Electorate."

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The Takeaway

Historic Election Marks Transition in Pakistan

Monday, May 13, 2013

This weekend saw historic elections in Pakistan. Despite the violence in the run-up to the elections, which saw regular bomb blasts and the kidnapping of the son of a former Prime Minister, Saturday's vote marked the first time the country has transitioned from one democratically elected government to another. Arif Rafiq, the writer behind the Pakistan Policy Blog and president of Vizier Consulting, LLC, describes what kind of coalition might emerge from this vote.

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WNYC News

NY Assembly Speaker, Attorney General Press for Early Voting

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

The state’s Attorney General and Assembly Speaker have proposed an early voting system for New York that they say can improve voter participation and democracy. Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman teamed up to press for New York to join 32 other states and allow early voting. 

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The Takeaway

Could Texas Go Blue?

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Now that Texan demographics are changing, many are starting to wonder if the Lone Star State is headed back to blue. For the first time, big Democratic donors are starting to pour money into Texas in anticipation of it becoming a battleground state as early as the 2016 presidential election. One such donor is Steve Mostyn, a Texas trial lawyer and one of Barack Obama’s biggest financial supporters in 2012. 

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Gabfest Radio

Gabfest Radio: The "Weiner Redux" Edition

Saturday, April 13, 2013

On this week’s episode of Gabfest Radio from Slate and WNYC, Political Gabfest panelists Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss the Senate deal on background checks that could help a gun bill move forward, and Anthony Weiner’s strategic steps toward political rehabilitation and a possible run for New York City mayor.  

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Dr. Mamphela Ramphele on South African Politics

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Dr. Mamphela Ramphele, co-founder of South Africa’s Black Consciousness Movement with Steve Biko and founder of the first rural primary care clinic while banished by the Apartheid regime, eventually became the first black woman Vice Chancellor of a South African University, Managing Director of the World Bank, and successful businesswoman. She discusses the increasing anguish in South Africa over the failure of the ANC as a governing party to deliver on the promises of the liberation movement. Dr. Ramphele has announced her intentions to contest the next elections, portending a major realignment of South African politics. She's the author of Conversations with My Sons and Daughters.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Azi and Anna Assess the Mayoral Field

Thursday, March 14, 2013

The election season is heating up, with a full slate of Democrats and Republicans trying to raise as much cash as possible in advance of the primaries. WNYC reporter Anna Sale and Azi Paybarah, political reporter for Capital New York, talk about the latest developments. Plus: What the recent unrest in East Flatbush around the shooting of Kimani Gray says about the state of community relations and the Bloomberg policing legacy. WNYC's Stephen Nessen joins briefly from East Flatbush to describe the community's reactions. 

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Instability rules in Italy

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Instability rules in Italy

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WNYC News

NY Ranks Among Worst in Nation at Running Elections: Study

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

WNYC

When it comes to running elections, New York State ranks among the worst in the nation according to a new report released Tuesday from the Pew Charitable Trusts in partnership with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Schoolbook

Student Leaders Offer Presidential Candidates Words of Wisdom

Monday, November 05, 2012

Campaigning. Compromising. Figuring out how to represent the people. Student leaders talk about what it means to be a part of student government at their schools, including one overarching rule that could serve the nation's politicians: Don't make any promises you can't keep.

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Slate Political Gabfest

Slate: The God Intended This Gabfest to Happen Gabfest

Friday, October 26, 2012

Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Ployz, Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson and special guest William Saletan. This week: The Campaign 2012 homestretch, the Republicans' continuing "rape" problem and the Castle Doctrine.

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On The Media

This Is Your Brain on Politics

Friday, October 12, 2012

We may think we know all about how we make decisions, but when it comes to political choices, they can hinge on a number of factors that we rarely notice. Brooke speaks with political psychologists and scientists to get to the bottom of why we make the choices we do at election time.

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WNYC News

Wonkfest Or Slugfest? Anticipation Mounts Ahead Of Biden Vs. Ryan

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Vice presidential debates are often quickly forgotten, but tonight's matchup — featuring what one pundit calls "probably two of the most substantive vice presidential candidates we've ever had" — will likely be widely watched. Both men are steeped in policy but offer big contrasts in styles.

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WNYC News

Chavez's Fate Lies in Venezuela's Divided Barrios

Saturday, October 06, 2012

The last time he ran for re-election, President Hugo Chavez won comfortably in Petare, one of Latin America's biggest slums with nearly half a million people. This time around, as Venezuelans vote Sunday, he may not.

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WNYC News

Don't Confuse Us With Facts: Why Debates Are All About Style

Thursday, October 04, 2012

The verdict is in, and Mitt Romney has been declared the winner in last night's debate. Was it a case of style over substance?

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WNYC News

New Service Aims To Make Voting Easy

Monday, September 24, 2012

A new online service wants to make voting as easy as renting a movie on Netflix. 

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