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Joe Lhota's Storm-Tossed Year at the MTA

Friday, October 11, 2013

WNYC

Joe Lhota, the Republican candidate for mayor, spent 2012 running the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority, the country's largest transportation system. How'd he do? And what kind of leadership style did he bring to the job?

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Day Before Primary Day; Rep. Israel on Syria; Gramsci in The Bronx

Monday, September 09, 2013

It’s T-1 until the primary. WNYC’s Anna Sale and Azi Paybarah of Capital New York preview the mayoral primary and other city-wide races, and discuss how political groups are trying to influence the outcomes. Then, as the debate over intervention in Syria continues, PBS’ Hari Sreenivasan talks about impending votes in Congress; Rep. Steve Israel, discusses his views. Plus: a discussion about a public art installation in The Bronx.

Schoolbook

Thompson Supporters Cite His Savviness as Board of Ed President

Friday, August 23, 2013

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

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WNYC News

NYC Democrats Vie for Voters in Televised Debate

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

With three weeks to go until Election Day, the Democratic candidates for New York City mayor squared off in their second-to-last debate televised live from Town Hall.

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WNYC News

The Democratic Mayoral Candidates on Stop-and-Frisk and Healthcare

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

With less than three weeks until the primary, the Democratic candidates for mayor are sharpening their attacks on one another. Since two issues, stop-and-frisk and health care, have taken center stage, we've compiled background on where the candidates' stand.

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WNYC News

Joe Lhota Is Running To Be "The Man" In NYC

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

WNYC

"Be a man!" That's what Joe Lhota barked at an MTA board member at a public meeting last September, back when Lhota was reaching the end of his one-year tenure as authority chairman. Lhota later (sort of) apologized for the outburst, blaming it on his Bronx upbringing. But before that, he seemed to view it as his prerogative as an executive — that is, as the guy in the room who tells everyone else how things are going to be.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Democratic Mayoral Debate; Booker vs. Lonegan; Outsmart Your Mind

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Democrats running for mayor of New York City debated last night and Bill Ritter, the moderator and Eyewitness News co-anchor recaps and analyzes the debate, including each candidate’s take on this week’s major stop-and-frisk decision. Plus: the results are in for New Jersey’s primary race for the late Senator Lautenberg’s seat; the Ft. Hood trial; Washington Post Chief Correspondent Dan Balz on the 2012 presidential election and its implications for the future; and David McRaney, a journalist and self-described “psychology nerd” on how to outsmart yourself.

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WNYC News

Thompson, Quinn Launch New TV Ads

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Former comptroller and Democratic mayoral candidate Bill Thompson's first round of TV ads hit the airwaves Tuesday, as did a second ad from Council Speaker Christine Quinn.

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Schoolbook

Mayoral Candidates Support More Arts Funding for Schools

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Fourteen candidates for New York City mayor took turns fielding questions from WNYC hosts Leonard Lopate and Kurt Andersen on Tuesday night about how to support the arts during a tough fiscal climate.

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WNYC News

Weiner Says No Timetable for Hiring New Campaign Manager

Monday, July 29, 2013

Mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner isn't giving a timetable for when or if he plans to replace the campaign manager who quit over the weekend — but he remained defiant about continuing on in the race.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Real Mayoral Issues; The American Dream; Smells Like Summer

Friday, July 26, 2013

While the mayoral race has turned into a tabloid circus, there are still real issues at hand. New York Times City Hall Bureau Chief David Chen joins us to discuss the non-Weiner issues in the campaign. Plus: the decline of the American Dream; a mother’s memoir on living with her mom and her teenage daughter; and Beau Friedlander on his Harper’s article "A Brief History of Scents," as well as the worst smells of the summer.

The Brian Lehrer Show

Does the Anthony Weiner Admission Change Your Vote?

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Yesterday, after reports that another woman had claimed to have had an intimate online relationship with him, mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner held a press conference with his wife and admitted his indiscretions extended beyond his 2011 resignation from Congress. Today, the Brian Lehrer Show took your phone calls with reactions to the news. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

NYC Mayoral Race; How To Be Brave; Five Pillars Continued

Friday, July 19, 2013

Azi Paybarah of Capital New York and Kate Taylor from the New York Times update us on the latest in the mayoral race, including who is raising the most money, and where it’s coming from. Plus: active architecture; Five Pillars of Islam week continues with a call-in for anyone who has gone on a religious pilgrimage in honor of the Hajj; Mark Binelli on Detroit's bankruptcy filing; Polly Morland, an author and documentary filmmaker, on her search for bravery; and a call-in to find out just what you’ll wait on – or in – a long line for. 

The Brian Lehrer Show

Anthony Weiner; Women in AA; Open Phones on Egyptian Protests

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Anthony Weiner is here to discuss the latest in his campaign to be the Democratic nominee for mayor. Plus: Patricia Williams, Columbia University Law School professor and columnist for The Nation magazine updates us on the George Zimmerman trial that is underway in Florida; violent offenders and vulnerable women mix at Alcoholics Anonymous meetings; and we open the phones to Egyptian-Americans to hear thoughts on the anti-Morsi protests and the ultimatum he was given by the army.

Schoolbook

Weiner Calls for Less Testing, Supports Space Sharing with Charters

Thursday, May 23, 2013

In his first broadcast interview since joining the mayor's race, Anthony Weiner outlines his emerging education agenda. The newly-minted Democratic candidate tells WNYC that Mayor Bloomberg made a few "crucial mistakes." but overall made progress with the city schools.

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Schoolbook

Teachers Doing Their Homework Before Union Endorsement

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

City teachers are considering the candidates before their union makes an endorsement in the mayoral race next month. At a delegates meeting, several said they hope the union backs someone who strongly supports labor, and gives teachers more respect than they feel they get from the current administration.

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Schoolbook

Thompson Proposes Mid-Course Correction to Bloomberg's School Policies

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

WNYC

Former Comptroller Bill Thompson, one of the Democrats running for mayor, said mayoral control could be in jeopardy when it comes up for renewal if there are not "tweaks" made to Mayor Bloomberg's education reforms.

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Schoolbook

Mayoral Candidates Promise Teachers a New Direction

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Six of the candidates running for mayor addressed hundreds of teachers at a union-organized forum on Saturday. They all criticized aspects of Mayor Bloomberg's record, and said they would give more respect to teachers and families.

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