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30 Issues: Density and Sustainable Development

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

It's Housing and Urban Development Week on the Brian Lehrer Show's election series "30 issues in 30 Days." See the full 30 Issues schedule and archive here.

Charles Bagli, New York Times reporter and author of Other People's Money: Inside the Housing Crisis and the Demise of the Greatest Real Estate Deal Ever Made, discusses how the next mayor would approach development and building infrastructure to account for more density.

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Quinn Has Most Cash in Case of Runoff

Monday, September 09, 2013


As the primary campaign winds down, Democratic mayoral candidate Christine Quinn has about eight times as much money remaining in her primary campaign account compared to front-runner Bill de Blasio, and even more compared to rival Democrat Bill Thompson.

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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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Candidate Bill Thompson

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Bill Thompson, former NYC Comptroller and one of the Democrats running for mayor, discusses the latest news from the mayor's race.

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UFT Endorses Bill Thompson

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Yesterday the New York City teacher's union endorsed Democrat Bill Thompson for mayor. Michael Mulgrew, president of the United Federation of Teachers in New York, talks about the endorsement, how education issues will figure into the mayoral race, and the Bloomberg education legacy.

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Jeffrey Toobin; 2013 Mayoral Race; NYC Library Awards

Monday, May 20, 2013

Jeffrey Toobin of The New Yorker talks about the federal stop and frisk trial and the legal issues raised by the case here in New York City, as well as other national legal news. Then, WNYC’s Brigid Bergin talks about the latest in the mayoral race, including Anthony Weiner’s status. Plus: the launch of the nomination process for the “NYC Neighborhood Library Awards”; and a life featured on today’s New York Times obit page.

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Looking for a Progressive Mayoral Candidate

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

For such a lefty city, why does New York keep electing center-right mayors? Jarrett Murphy, editor in chief of City Limits magazine, talks about his piece for The Nation on the search for a progressive candidate in the NYC mayoral election, and the city's history of voting the other way.

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Comptroller Liu's People's Budget

Friday, April 19, 2013

John LiuNew York City Comptroller and mayoral candidate discusses his People's Budget and his run to be the next Mayor of New York.

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Erick Salgado: Candidate for Mayor

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Erick Salgado, reverend who established Bensonhurst's first Hispanic church, founder of a radio ministry known as “Radio Cantico” Nuevo Inc., (New Song Radio), and now candidate for the Democratic nomination for mayor, discusses his work and his candidacy.

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Bill Thompson on City Politics

Monday, April 08, 2013

Bill Thompson, former NYC Comptroller, 2013 Democratic candidate for Mayor, discusses the latest news from City Hall, including the paid sick leave deal and his mayoral campaign.

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How Corrupt is New York?

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Dick Dadey, executive director of Citizens Union, and Susan Lerner, executive director of Common Cause New York, discuss whether or not the recent mayoral race bribery scandal can be seen as an indictment of state politics on the whole, and what measures could yield greater transparency within the political process.


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Bill de Blasio on Paid Sick Leave Deal

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

The New York City Council came to an agreement on a paid sick leave policy which is expected to pass with a veto-proof majority. Public Advocate and candidate for mayor Bill de Blasio reacts to the deal. 

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Mayoral Candidates Talk Public Safety Post-Bloomberg

Wednesday, March 20, 2013


When it comes to public safety, the 2013 mayoral candidates seem to agree on one thing: add more police officers. Beyond that, the candidates differ — to varying degrees — on who those officers would report to, where they would be deployed and what policies they would follow.