Tuesday, December 31, 2013
By Sarah Gonzalez : Reporter, WNYC/NJPR
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.
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 Cramer, buzzfeed reporter covering Weiner, Spitzer and other local candidates, and Azi Paybarah, political reporter from Capital New York.
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.
Tuesday, July 02, 2013
By Beth Fertig
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.
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
By Beth Fertig
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.
Thursday, June 13, 2013
By Yasmeen Khan
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.
Friday, May 03, 2013
By Yasmeen Khan
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.
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.
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.
Tuesday, April 09, 2013
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.
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.
Tuesday, April 02, 2013
By Robert Lewis : Reporter, WNYC News
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thursday, March 07, 2013