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Radio Rookies

Join our Live Chat on Policing and Make your own Message to the NEW Mayor

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

WNYC

The day after the Mayoral election, teens from around the city will sign on here for a live chat about relations between young people and the police. Afterward, participants will share their viewpoints by recording their own Message to the Mayor. 

 

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WNYC News

Today In Politics: De Blasio and Lhota Face Off in Second Debate

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

WNYC

Democrat Bill de Blasio and Republican Joe Lhota will participate in their second mayoral debate tonight.

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Radio Rookies

Digital Waves Festival Live Chats

Thursday, October 17, 2013

WNYC

On Friday night at the 2013 Digital Waves Festival Newshive, participants will join three simultaneous online live chats to discuss issues they're interested in reporting on with seasoned, youth radio producers.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Open Phones: What Will You Miss about Mayor Bloomberg?

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Mayor Bloomberg has been running the city for a long time. What do you like about the mayor and his vision for New York City? Call in and say what will you miss in post-Bloomberg NYC.

 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Republican for Mayor: Joe Lhota

Monday, October 07, 2013

Former deputy mayor and MTA chairman Joe Lhota, 2013 Republican mayoral nominee, talks about his campaign, his policy agenda, and takes listeners' calls.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

30 Issues: Funding Pre-K

Thursday, September 26, 2013

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

NYC Mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio says he will tax the wealthy to pay for expanded pre-K; Joe Lhota opposes the idea. Geoffrey Decker, staff reporter at GothamSchools.org, examines both proposals and the research around the impact of pre-K on education and poverty.

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WNYC News

Thompson Says All 'Votes Should Be Counted'

Thursday, September 12, 2013

UPDATE: Democratic mayoral primary runner-up Bill Thompson emerged from a closed-door meeting Thursday night not prepared to concede the race.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Joe Lhota: You Can Call me J-Lho

Thursday, September 12, 2013

2013 Republican mayoral nominee, former deputy mayor, and former MTA chairman, Joe Lhota joins us to discuss his plans moving forward in the mayoral race.

 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Informal, Unofficial, Thoroughly Unscientific Exit Poll: NYC Primary Elections

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

It's primary election day -- call in to share your voting story in our informal, unofficial, thoroughly unscientific exit poll. Are you a first-time voter? When did you make your decision? What drove you to the polls today? Call 212-433-9692 or post here. 

→ Election Day Resources: Last-Minute Guide to Voting | Your #VoterSelfies and Election Survey| Track Results

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New Sounds

Pre-empted

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Pre-empted by special coverage of the New York City mayoral primary election.

 

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Soundcheck

Remix The Mayor: Listener Challenge

Monday, September 09, 2013

WNYC

The race for the New York City’s next mayor is heating up -- and we have the voices of mayors past ready for your remix.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Meet the Candidates: Call Christine Quinn

Friday, September 06, 2013

Our final round of mayoral primary candidate interviews concludes with City Council Speaker Christine Quinn. She discusses her strategy over the next four days, her policy proposals, and takes your calls. If you have a questions for Christine Quinn, call 212-433-9692 or post here.

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WNYC News

Watch and Listen: Democratic Mayoral Debate

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Download audio and watch video of the final official debate of the 2013 primary season between the candidates for the Democratic nomination for mayor. Audio courtesy of NBC News.

The Brian Lehrer Show

Meet the Candidates: Call John Liu

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Our series of interviews with candidates for New York City mayor continues. Today: Comptroller John Liu discusses the latest news from the campaign trail and takes voters' calls.

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WNYC News

Audio: GOP Mayoral Primary Debate

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Stream and download audio of the first GOP mayoral primary debate between Joe Lhota, John Catsimatidis, and George McDonald, with post-debate analysis from WNYC's Amy Eddings and Andrea Bernstein. Audio courtesy of CBS2 News. You can also watch the debate online here.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Joe Lhota; Syrian Chemical Warfare; Pre-K Education; Dual Citizenship

Friday, August 23, 2013

Former MTA chairman and Republican mayoral hopeful Joe Lhota discusses his campaign and takes your calls about the race. Plus: Karen DeYoung of The Washington Post explains what the latest claims of chemical attacks on Syrian activists means for U.S. policy; how dual citizenship works in the U.S., and why someone (like Texas Sen. Ted Cruz) might renounce their ties to a country; and the future of universal pre-K education in NYC.

The Brian Lehrer Show

Democratic Debate Recap; Illegal Dog Breeds; MLK 50 Years Later; Constitutional Dress

Thursday, August 22, 2013

David Chen of the New York Times provides analysis of last night's Democratic mayoral debate, and takes your calls on whether or not the candidates said anything that changed how you plan to vote. Plus: Historian Taylor Branch traces history of the civil rights movement over the 50 years since the March on Washington; how laws restrict the way we dress; the White House takes a stance on legislation targeting dog breeds such as the pit bull; and calls on your favorite public art.

The Brian Lehrer Show

Recapping the Raucous Mayoral Debate

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Seven mayoral candidates stood on stage last night at the first official Democratic primary debate, but most of the focus was on criticizing front-runner Bill de Blasio. David Chen of the New York Times helps play highlights from the often heated 90-minute exchange, and discusses what we learned about the candidates less than a month before primary day. Listeners: What'd you make of the debate? Did it help you make up your mind, or change your mind? Call 212-433-9692 or post below.

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WNYC News

Playback: Mayoral Democratic Debate and Chat

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

→ Update: The debate is over, thanks for listening and chatting. Find full audio above, and links to video and the chat replay below. Brian Lehrer will be recapping the debate and taking your calls at 10am Thursday. WNYC's Anna Sale offers her recap here.

WNYC's Brian Lehrer is asking questions at the first 2013 Campaign Finance Board mayoral debate, featuring the candidates for the Democratic nomination. Watch below, or listen online on WNYC and wnyc.org. Also join a live chat with reporters from CFB partners. Be sure to check out the Reddit "AMA" with Brian and Errol Louis of NY1 where they previewed the debate and talked about the election season.

The Brian Lehrer Show

Previewing Tonight's Big Mayoral Debate

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Brian is a panelist for tonight's debate -- the first official CFB debate between the Democratic candidates for mayor. Errol Louis of NY1, moderator for the debate, and Brian's fellow panelists Juan Manuel Benitez of NY1Noticias and NY1 reporter Grace Rauh discuss what to expect.

WNYC will air the debate live tonight, have live video and a live chat, plus debate bingo! All the information you need is here.

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