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The Brian Lehrer Show

Trans Fat Ban?; Bullying and Bonding; Ask an Astronaut

Friday, November 08, 2013

The FDA is moving ahead in the process to ban trans fats across the country. Marion Nestle of NYU talks about New York City’s ban on trans fats and what a national rule might mean for your food. Then: details from the latest “Unheard Third” report from the Community Service Society shows what New Yorkers want from the next mayor. Plus: a deep look at bullying, the NFL, and male bonding with Josh Levin and Emily Bazelon of Slate. And your calls and questions for “Ask an Astronaut Anything” with Col. Chris Hadfield, author of “An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth.”

The Brian Lehrer Show

Mayor de Blasio; Governor Christie's Second Term; Bloomberg Future

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Bill de Blasio will be New York's next mayor and Governor Christie keeps his post. We'll pore over their victory speeches and take your calls. Plus: why is Mayor Bloomberg getting involved in public health in Mexico?

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Mayor Bloomberg's Lunch With President Obama

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

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Mayor Bloomberg regularly sends out a public schedule listing events for the upcoming day. But in a review of the mayor's full 2012 daily calendar obtained through a Freedom of Information Law request, one of the most interesting events was kept under wraps.

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Bills To Curb NYPD Head To Full Council

Monday, June 24, 2013

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The City Council voted Monday to bring two bills aimed at increasing oversight of the NYPD to a full floor vote later this week. The "motion to discharge" is a rare procedural move that allows a bill sponsor along with other Council members to bypass the committee process.

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Mayor, Kelly Clash With Council Over Bills to Curb Stop and Frisk

Monday, June 24, 2013

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A coalition of City Council members is pushing for a vote on two bills that would create greater oversight of the NYPD as part of a curbing of stop and frisk, despite strong opposition from the Bloomberg administration.

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Muted Response to Trial of Bin Laden’s Son-in-Law

Friday, March 08, 2013

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With a muted response, New Yorkers greeted the trial of Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, a senior al-Qaeda leader and the son-in-law of Osama bin Laden, who pleaded not guilty Friday in federal court in Manhattan.

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Mayor Bloomberg Scores Win in Chicago Congressional Primary

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Mayor Bloomberg was on a bit of a victory lap after his political action committee, Independence USA, helped Illinois politician Robin Kelly, a gun control advocate, win a hotly contested Democratic congressional primary. 

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First Four-Months FY 2013: High Unemployment, Still Safest Big City

Friday, February 22, 2013

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New York City is still the safest big city in the country, but it continues to face challenges with unemployment and homeless. Those are among the highlights in the Preliminary Mayor's Management Report released on Friday.

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Unapologetic Bloomberg Talks Legacy, and Big Plans

Thursday, February 14, 2013

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In his final State of the City address Thursday, Mayor Michael Bloomberg took the long view. He spoke boldly of his administration’s accomplishments after 11 years in City Hall, and added a warning to any who would stand in his way.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Getting Up

Friday, December 07, 2012

The Brooklyn neighborhood of Red Hook suffered major flooding after Sandy. Three members of the community from different areas of the Red Hook talk about recovery and what they expect from the next storm. Plus: the latest on the cease-fire in Gaza and what it means economically; a look at what the next emerging markets might be, going beyond the Brazil-Russia-India-China format known as BRIC; and your calls on your fantasy mayoral candidates for New York City.

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City Readies $500M Outlay for Schools and Hospitals Damaged by Sandy

Monday, November 12, 2012

New York City is poised to spend half a billion dollars to repair public schools and hospitals damaged by the storm known as Sandy, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Monday.

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Grading the Mayor: How Bloomberg Handled Sandy

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Sandy was a natural disaster extreme in scope, and numerous people — from President Barack Obama to firefighters, police officers, nurses, subway workers and volunteers — were part of the New York region's storm response. But no single figure played a more central role than did Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

He doesn't control the transit system, or the purse strings at the Federal Emergency Management Agency. But he worked with the people who do. So we asked five New Yorkers to grade Bloomberg on his performance.

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WNYC News

Livery Plan, And Billions in Budget Funding, Remain in Limbo

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

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The city isn’t planning to appeal a temporary injunction against the city's 5 Borough Taxi Plan — even though Mayor Michael Bloomberg called the decision “worrisome.” 

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The Mayor’s Drinking Problem—and Ours

Friday, June 01, 2012

The joke-writers can take the rest of the week off; Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s decision to crack down on the sale of oversized sweetened drinks has spawned enough one-liners to fill a week of late-night comedy.

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Trump Tapped to Run Bronx Golf Course

Monday, January 09, 2012

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Mayor Michael Bloomberg is defending the terms of a 20 year city deal with Donald Trump to operate a golf course at Ferry Point in the Bronx.

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Bloomberg Stands By Homeless Policy, Denies Rift With Quinn

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

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Mayor Michael Bloomberg defended the city's new homeless policy in the face of a threatened lawsuit by the City Council.

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City Council to Sue Over New Homeless Policy

Monday, November 28, 2011

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The City Council authorized a lawsuit on Tuesday in an attempt to block the Bloomberg administration's new homeless policy.

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School Bus Drivers Still on the Job for Now

Monday, November 21, 2011

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The Union representing the city's school bus drivers said it has no immediate plans to strike. Amalgamated Transit Local 1181’s President Michael Cordiello said the union doesn't want to walk out but “has been forced to keep its options open due to the city's cost cutting measures.”

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Marathon Gives Boost to Businesses on Race Route

Friday, November 04, 2011

The New York City marathon that winds through all five boroughs on Sunday is one of the biggest moneymaking events of the year for the city and its businesses, according to Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

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FDNY Removes Fire Hazards From Zuccotti Park

Friday, October 28, 2011

Mayor Michael Bloomberg said dozens of firefighters went to Zuccotti Park Friday morning to remove fire hazards from the anti-Wall Street encampment in Lower Manhattan.

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