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A Plea for the Garner Grand Jury Records

Friday, January 30, 2015

New York City Public Advocate Letitia James will go to court next week to argue that the minutes from the Eric Garner grand jury case should be released. She reports on how it went.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

What It Takes: To Be A Cop, To Live Alone, To Buy A Home

Friday, January 30, 2015

We'll look at some sample questions from the NYPD's candidate exam and talk about what it tests for. Plus: Sandra Tsing Loh on living alone; Public Advocate Leticia James; and more. 

The Brian Lehrer Show

Holding New York's Worst Landlords - And More - Accountable

Monday, October 13, 2014

Letitia James reviews her list of New York City's worst landlords and how to hold them accountable.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Checking in with the Public Advocate

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Letitia James, New York City Public Advocate, discusses her first 100 days in office. She sees the deal to save LICH as her biggest accomplishment thus far.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Tish James: This Isn't About Charters, It's About Co-Location

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Though she insists that she "believes in school choice," New York City Public Advocate Letitia James is pushing a lawsuit to block the co-location of 36 charter schools approved by Mayor de Blasio.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Frat Bans Pledging; Aging Infrastructure; Public Advocate on Charter Schools

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Sigma Alpha Epsilon, a major fraternity, has announced that it will ban pledging. We’ll hear why and what it means for Greek life in area campuses. Plus: New York City Public Advocate Letitia James explains why she has brought a lawsuit against the co-location of charter schools with existing district schools. Then, Ami Ayalon, former commander of the Israeli Navy, talks about why he supports a two-state solution; the findings of a Center for an Urban Future report on aging infrastructure in our area; and how a student’s GPA compares to their SAT score when applying to college.

WNYC News

Tish James to be First African-American Woman to Hold Citywide Office

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Council member Letitia James has won the runoff for public advocate, beating State Senator Daniel Squadron.

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MAP: What a Light Turnout Looks Like

 

 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

One Day Until Public Advocate Election Day

Monday, September 30, 2013

Tomorrow is voting day in the runoff election between Tish James and Daniel Squadron for the Democratic Public Advocate nomination. We play a few highlights from the recent debate and discuss some of the key issues that separate the two candidates.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Fact-Checking a Heated Public Advocate Debate

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Last night's runoff debate for the Democratic Public Advocate nomination was testy and full of both personal and policy-oriented attacks -- from ties to Bloomberg to questions about contributions from developers and affordable housing at the Brooklyn Bridge Park project. Ben Max of DecideNYC and Zack Fink of NY1 News fact-check the claims and discuss what comes next for Tish James and Daniel Squadron.

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WNYC News

One Week Before Runoff, Public Advocate Candidates Debate

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

There's a runoff election next Tuesday for Public Advocate, who's next in line if the mayor can't serve. In a televised debate, the two Democratic candidates were fighting hard — both to get out the vote, and against each other.

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WNYC News

Replay: Public Advocate Runoff Debate

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

→ Update: Debate is over, but find full audio of the debate above, and WNYC reporter Jessica Gould's recap of the debate below. Brian Lehrer will have analysis on his show Wednesday at 10:30am.

On Tuesday, September 24th at 7pm, Letitia James and Daniel Squadron face off in the Democratic Comptroller primary runoff debate. We'll have live-stream video of the debate below, as well as reaction from reporters and analysts from around the city. It all starts at 7pm!

WNYC News

Public Advocate Candidates Bring Anti-Bloomberg Message to Campaign Trail

Sunday, September 22, 2013

The election to decide the number two job in city government is a little more than a week away, and both candidates seem to be betting that an anti-Bloomberg message will resonate with voters.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Meet the Candidates: NYC Public Advocate

Monday, August 26, 2013

Daniel Squadron, NYS Senator, Reshma Saujani, former Deputy Public Advocate, Cathy Guerriero, Staten Islander who teaches at Columbia Teachers College and NYU Steinhardt School of Education, and Letitia James, Brooklyn City Council Member, make their case for NYC Public Advocate.

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WNYC News

Public Advocate Candidates Talk Ethics, Integrity in Debate

Sunday, August 25, 2013

The public advocate is known as the city’s watchdog. And the four leading Democratic candidates spent much of a debate Sunday questioning whether their opponents have enough integrity for the job.

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WNYC News

Democratic Candidates for Public Advocate Face Off in First Debate

Thursday, August 15, 2013

The five Democratic candidates running to become the next public advocate — known as the city's watchdog — faced off in a debate at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

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WNYC News

Playback: Public Advocate Debate

Thursday, August 15, 2013

WNYC's Brian Lehrer co-moderates the first of the official 2013 public advocate debates, featuring Democratic candidates for November's election.

→ Update: The debate is over, but you can revisit the commentary in the chat window below. Full audio of the debate is above, and a link to video on the NY1 site below.

The Brian Lehrer Show

NYC Debate Season is Here

Monday, August 12, 2013

WNYC is one of the official sponsors for the Campaign Finance Board debates. Brian Lehrer previews the Comptroller, Public Advocate, and Mayoral debates -- all happening over the next two weeks -- with his co-moderator Errol Louis of NY1. Plus: all the info you need to get ready for the debates, and how you can suggest a question.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

NYC Debates; Stop-Frisk Ruling; NJ Candidates: Booker, Holt, Oliver, Pallone

Monday, August 12, 2013

→ Live Stream and Chat Tonight: Comptroller Debate at 7pm

A judge has ruled this morning that NYC's stop-and-frisk policy is unconstitutional. We discuss the ruling and the recommended changes. Plus: New York City political debate season has arrived. NY1’s Errol Louis previews the upcoming Comptroller and Public Advocate debates. And the primary for New Jersey’s Senate seat is Tuesday, so today all the Democratic candidates will make their case to voters, starting with Cory Booker, then Rush Holt, Sheila Oliver and Frank Pallone.

WNYC News

CFB Announces NYC Debate Schedule

Thursday, June 13, 2013

The New York City Campaign Finance Board has announced a debate schedule for citywide races.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

De Blasio for Mayor: It's Official

Monday, January 28, 2013

Bill de Blasio, NYC Public Advocate, talks about Sunday's announcement that he will be running for Mayor.

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