Thursday, October 31, 2013
By Sarah Gonzalez : Reporter, WNYC/NJPR
Gov. Chris Christie hasn't held a press conference in six weeks. His second-in-command, Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno, hasn't had one in five months. Her campaign refuses to let her sit down for an interview and yet she could soon become the most powerful person in New Jersey.
Wednesday, September 04, 2013
By Robert Lewis : Reporter, WNYC News
Bill de Blasio is steadily gaining in the polls among the Democratic field of candidates vying to become the next New York mayor. But this week's Quinnipiac poll showing him leading at 43 percent also found nearly a quarter of likely voters saying they could very well change their minds by the Sept. 10 primary.
Thursday, August 29, 2013
The fast food worker movement is growing. Marc Doussard, professor at the University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign and author of the new book Degraded Work: The Struggle at the Bottom of the Labor Market, and Michael A. Fletcher, national economics reporter, The Washington Post, discuss the demands and implications of this labor movement. Plus: U.S. Senator from Connecticut, Richard Blumenthal, discusses furthering research on tick-borne diseases as well as the future of Plum Island; and mayoral candidate John Liu takes your calls.
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
By Mirela Iverac : Reporter, WNYC News
In a recent debate Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes and Ken Thompson, a well-known private attorney, traded barbs and accusations ranging from annihilating opponents to representing corrupt politicians.
Friday, August 23, 2013
By Beth Fertig
In 2002, mayoral candidate Bill Thompson was president of the BOE, and powerful players in the education world, including the teachers union, say they're supporting him now largely because of the political savvy he demonstrated
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
By Ilya Marritz
Scott Stringer isn't spending his August the way he'd imagined -- gliding to victory in the Comptroller's race. His staff doesn't get to take vacations. What seemed like a race he could win at a gentle jog has become a sprint as Stringer rushes to raise funds and pack in campaigning after a much more famous opponent - Eliot Spitzer - upended the race.