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Suspected Christmas Night Shooter of two Newark Teens Arrested

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

WNYC

Newark, N.J. is ending 2013 with more than a hundred murders — the most the city has seen since 2006.

In a five-day period around the holidays, three teens were shot and killed.

 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Local Race Check-In

Monday, July 29, 2013

Over the weekend, mayoral candidate Bill Thompson gave a fiery speech about "Stop and Frisk" policy, comparing it to George Zimmerman's actions in the shooting of Trayvon Martin. Anthony Weiner spoke with the Staten Island Advance about his sexting scandal, and Christine Quinn appeared on Meet the Press. We check in on the local races with Ruby Cramerbuzzfeed reporter covering Weiner, Spitzer and other local candidates, and Azi Paybarah, political reporter from Capital New York.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The State of the Race(s)

Friday, July 19, 2013

The election season is heating up, with new polls showing strong support for Anthony Weiner and Eliot Spitzer in the mayoral and comptroller's race, respectively. Azi Paybarah, political reporter for Capital New York, and Kate Taylor of the New York Times discuss the state of the races, and the recent Times poll on Mayor Bloomberg's legacy.

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Schoolbook

Former Chancellor Says Mayoral Hopefuls Lack "Courage"

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Former New York City Schools Chancellor Joel Klein said he doesn't see a lot of courage among the candidates vying to replace Mayor Michael Bloomberg, according to a speech he is scheduled to deliver Tuesday in Washington, D.C.

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Schoolbook

Teachers Union Backs Thompson for Mayor

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Bill Thompson, the former head of the Board of Education and son of a public school teacher, won the endorsement of the teachers union in the race for mayor. Union leaders said they were not looking to play it safe this election cycle.

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Schoolbook

Union Calls on Next Mayor to Put Less Emphasis on Test Scores

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Critics of Mayor Bloomberg's education policies are calling on the next mayor to put less reliance on standardized test scores. Five Democratic candidates have expressed support for the plan, which comes out less than a week ahead of when the teachers' union plans to endorse a candidate.

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Schoolbook

Candidates Answer to Cobble Hill Parents

Friday, May 03, 2013

WNYC

Four democratic candidates for mayor, all with overlapping views on the New York City school system, took questions from parents at P.S. 29 Thursday night. The forum, moderated by Diane Ravitch, was a chance for candidates and parents alike to voice their frustration toward the current administration's policies.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Big Business Presents NYC Jobs Blueprint

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Mitch Rudin, Chief Executive Officer and President of US commercial operations at Brookfield Properties Corporation, and Kathryn Wylde, President and CEO of the Partnership for New York City, discuss the NYC Jobs Blueprint they've put forth, outlining their recommendations for economic growth for the next mayor.

 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

How Green Will the Next Mayor Be?

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Brian hosted a mayoral "forum" on conservation issues last night. We play highlights with Marcia Bystryn, Executive Director of the League of Conservation Voters.

 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Boston Marathon Bombing; David Graeber; Food Police

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

The latest info on the bombing at the Boston marathon yesterday. What we know, how you can help, and what the lessons are for New York City and national security. Plus: anthropologist and activist David Graeber discusses his new book called The Democracy Project: a History, a Crisis, a Movement; and why the industrialization of food production is a good thing according to food economist Jayson Lusk.

The Brian Lehrer Show

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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The Brian Lehrer Show

Budget News; Candidate Thompson; Two Thinking Modes; End of Power

Monday, April 08, 2013

Nobel Prize-winning psychologist Daniel Kahneman explains the different advantages to the human brain's two processing modes, which he explored in his book Thinking, Fast and Slow. Plus: Democratic mayoral candidate Bill Thompson; The Washington Post's Ezra Klein talks about the latest budget news, including President Obama's proposed cuts to social programs; and a new book questions the strength of those in power.

WNYC News

Corruption Arrests Turns Spotlight on GOP Nominating Process

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

The arrest of six people for conspiring to sell a spot on the GOP ballot for mayor is focusing new attention on the Republican nominating process. 

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WNYC News

Corruption Charges Mean Tough Questions for GOP Hopefuls

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

WNYC

The arrest of State Senator Malcolm Smith, City Councilman Daniel Halloran and two Republican party leaders on corruption charges was the elephant in the room at a GOP mayoral candidate forum Tuesday night.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Is it Sexist to Talk about Quinn's Temper?

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Azi Paybarah, Capitol New York reporter, and David Chen, City Hall bureau chief for the New York Times, discuss the latest in the Mayor's race, and the fallout from Chen's piece on Christine Quinn's temper.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

DOMA in Court; Mayoral Race Update; Value of Cooperation

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Yesterday the Supreme Court shifted its focus from Proposition 8 to the Defense of Marriage Act. Slate's Emily Bazelon provides analysis of the arguments for and against its constitutionality and takes your calls on the week's proceedings and the future of same-sex marriage. Plus: David Chen of the New York Times discusses his piece on Christine Quinn as part of a reporters' roundtable on the latest mayoral race news; the value of cooperation as a skill; and why women in their 20s feel conflicted about sexual freedom.

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Meet the Candidates: Jersey City Mayor's Race

Monday, March 25, 2013

Jerramiah Healy, Mayor of Jersey City, and Steven Fulop, Ward E Councilman, discuss their campaign for mayor of Jersey City.

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WNYC News

Allies No More? Bloomberg and Quinn Split on NYPD Issues

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Is a rift opening up between Mayor Michael Bloomberg and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn? The two have worked closely but are disagreeing sharply over council legislation that would create an independent monitor for the New York Police Department. It’s one of a number of issues that are showing a rift between the mayor and the woman who hopes to replace him.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

State of Mayoral Race; New Pope; Relaxed TSA; Pi Day

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Candidates continue to emerge in the 2013 mayoral race. Azi Paybarah of Capital New York and WNYC's Anna Sale analyze the current field of hopefuls. Plus: Bob Garfield of On The Media explains why some businesses prosper by eschewing social media; the significance of the first Jesuit pope; the future of South Street Seaport; the TSA's new, relaxed stance on small knives; and your calls about Pi(e) Day.

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What We Learned at the GOP Mayoral Debate

Thursday, March 07, 2013

Greg David, director of the Business & Economics Reporting Program at CUNY Journalism School, contributor to Crain's New York Business, and author of Modern New York: The Life and Economics of a City, discusses the forum he hosted for Republican mayoral hopefuls.

 

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