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Candidate Thompson Chimes In With NY Transpo Plan

Monday, August 19, 2013

WNYC

Like his fellow Democratic mayoral candidates, Bill Thompson says he has a plan to improve transportation in New York City.

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WNYC News

Outside The Carlos Danger Zone: 7 Things You May Have Missed This Week

Friday, July 26, 2013

WNYC took a look at seven stories you may have missed this week during Weiner Watch 2013 (part II). 

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WNYC News

CFB Announces NYC Debate Schedule

Thursday, June 13, 2013

The New York City Campaign Finance Board has announced a debate schedule for citywide races.

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WNYC News

Independent Expenditures To Influence Local Elections

Friday, May 31, 2013

WNYC

While it's a relatively new phenomenon for local elections, in the last presidential race groups with names like Restore our Future and Priorities USA Action spent hundreds of millions of dollars influence its outcome. But now a developer-related group is vowing to spend $10 million to influence local City Council races.

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WNYC News

Anthony Weiner: I'm In Race for Mayor

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

WNYC

Anthony Weiner's run for a renaissance is officially on.

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WNYC News

Jersey City Mayor in Tough Election Fight

Monday, May 13, 2013

WNYC

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.

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New Tech City

#StartupCity: Venture Capitalist Fred Wilson's Advice for NYC's Next Mayor

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

The godfather of Silicon Alley explains what the next mayor needs to do to grow New York City's tech economy. Fred Wilson wants more STEM education, less regulation and upgrades to broadband and Wi-Fi. 

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Schoolbook

Teachers Union Looking Forward to a "Friend" in Mayor's Office

Thursday, April 25, 2013

A series reported by Gotham Schools and the Hechinger Report offers context and analysis of the United Federation of Teachers, as its leaders face their own re-election prospects and the race for a new mayor. Hear our interview with one of the editors of the series.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Rutgers Update; Support for Sick Friends; Hillary Last Week

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Rutgers officials have announced that the school will be reviewing tapes of team practice sessions looking for other incidents of coaching abuse. Hear about the latest developments in the athletics scandal. Plus: reading into Hillary Clinton’s speeches looking for 2016; Reverend Erick Salgado on his bid to be the Democratic candidate for mayor; Letty Cottin Pogrebin talks about her new book about how to be a good friend to a friend who is ill, and what her experience with breast cancer taught her; and a new study on the evolution of the Philadelphia accent.

The Brian Lehrer Show

NYPD Oversight Plan; Education in NJ; Veterans for Hire

Thursday, March 21, 2013

A proposal in the New York City Council would create an Inspector General to oversee New York Police Department action. Councilmembers Brad Lander and Jumaane Williams, architects of the bill, talk about the oversight proposal and what chance it has of becoming law. Plus: Nancy Solomon of NJPR and John Mooney of NJSpotlight.com discuss highlights from Brian’s education panel discussion in New Jersey; an update on gun control measures in Senate; the “Ask a Bioethicist” series continues with a look at neuro-enhancement; and a discussion for veterans on how to nail a civilian interview and use skills to your advantage.

The Brian Lehrer Show

Meet the Candidates: Adolfo Carrion

Monday, March 11, 2013

Adolfo Carrion, Jr. , former Bronx Borough President and Obama administration alum, former Bronx Borough President and Obama administration alum, now running for NYC mayor with the Independence Party endorsement, talks about his party switch and campaign for mayor.

 

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WNYC News

With a Tweet, Quinn Launches Mayoral Run

Sunday, March 10, 2013

It's been a candidacy months, if not years, in the making, and with a tweet, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn threw her hat in the ring for mayor Sunday morning.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Meet the Candidates: Sal Albanese

Friday, March 08, 2013

Sal Albanese, former teacher, city council member and Democratic mayoral hopeful, talks about his campaign, including his plans for transit.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Finding Fossil Fuels; Work/Life Tech Balance; Washington

Friday, March 08, 2013

The push toward alternative sources of energy has been complicated by new discoveries of fossil fuels all over the world. Vince Beiser of Pacific Standard talks about oil and gas. Then, Sal Albanese on his bid to be the Democratic candidate for mayor of New York City; Joe Peta, a former Wall Street trader, talks about using his kills for sports betting. Plus: your calls on technology and the work-life balance, what you use and how you use it; and the parents whose incredible story of finding their son on the subway was featured in The New York Times tell their story, and we hear more incredible stories about families from listeners.

WNYC News

Lhota Defends Giuliani from 'Jerk' Comment

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

WNYC

Republican mayoral candidate Joseph Lhota embraced his former boss, Mayor Rudy Giuliani, at a Republican-only mayoral debate hosted by Crain’s New York Business on Wednesday after moderator and columnist Greg David called 2001-era Giuliani a “jerk.”

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Low-Income New Yorkers and the 2013 Mayoral Race

Monday, March 04, 2013

Nancy Rankin, vice president for Policy, Research and Advocacy at the Community Service Society of New York, talks about the findings of an annual study on the concerns of low-income New Yorkers, and what it tells us during this election year.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Sequester; Poverty in New York; LIPA; Solo Twin

Friday, March 01, 2013

Slate's Fred Kaplan discusses why the sequester is worse for the military than you might think. Plus: Whether LIPA should be public or private; Verizon coverage post-Sandy; poverty and the Mayor's race; sustainable fashion; and the story of an identical twin lost.

The Brian Lehrer Show

Candidate Joe Lhota

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Joseph Lhota, former MTA chairman and chief executive officer, talks to Brian Lehrer about running to be the Republican candidate for New York City mayor.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Chuck Hagel Vote; Candidate Bill Thompson; Gun Control; Chris Anderson

Friday, February 15, 2013

Hear the latest on the Hagel confirmation. Plus: former NYC Comptroller Bill Thompson on his mayoral candidacy; where gun control meets free speech; working as an ER doctor in Newark; and former Wired editor Chris Anderson on his new drone company and why he's sourcing in Mexico.

WNYC News

Mayor Bloomberg Statement on Ed Koch

Friday, February 01, 2013

"His spirit will live on not only here at City Hall, and not only on the bridge the bears his name, but all across the five boroughs."

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