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The Takeaway

Think Our Voting System is Color Blind? Think Again.

Friday, February 27, 2015

A new study from researchers at Harvard suggests that racial bias still plays a big role in the voting system.

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Features

What Listeners Loved This Week

Friday, October 24, 2014

WNYC
A lesbian cartoonist is a MacArthur Genius. Registered non-voters should really vote. Ira Glass & Co. might solve a murder mystery. Here's a playlist of the week's top stories.

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WNYC News

NYC Quashes Rent Freeze Pushed by de Blasio

Monday, June 23, 2014

WNYC

Mayor de Blasio's push for a rent freeze on regulated apartments was rejected yesterday, frustrating tenants across the city.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

The fallout from the European elections

Monday, May 26, 2014

The fallout from the European elections

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Vote For The Best Albums Of 2013

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

What were your top 10 albums of the year? Vote for the best of 2013 in All Songs Considered's listener survey.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Fate of the Military Sexual Assault Bill

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

The Military Sexual Assault Bill is expected to be up for a divisive Senate vote this week. Darren Samuelsohn, senior policy reporter for POLITICO, discusses the bill sponsored by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand.

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WNYC News

How To: Register to Vote in NYC

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

WNYC

Deadline Alert! Friday, October 11 is the last day to register to vote in the November 5 general election. Friday is also the deadline if you want to change your party affiliation for the 2014 state and federal primary elections. You must be affiliated with a party to vote in that party's primary election. Here's everything you need to know about registering to vote in New York City.

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The Takeaway

DOJ Sues North Carolina Over New Voting Law

Friday, October 04, 2013

This week, the United States Department of Justice sued North Carolina over the state's restrictive new voting law. Among other things, the law requires voters to use special government IDs, cuts back on early voting, and eliminates same day voter registration. Michael Tomsic is a reporter for WFAE in Charlotte, North Carolina and Kareem Crayton is a professor of law at the University of North Carolina law school.

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WNYC News

We Asked, You Answered: #VoterSelfies

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

You helped us tell the story of Tuesday's primary election, starting with your experience at the polls.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

City Council Races to Watch

Thursday, September 05, 2013

"Down ballot," things are pretty interesting for next Tuesday's primary elections. Ben Max, editor of DecideNYC.com, discusses some of the most interesting city council races, and take your calls to tout your race. Want to make the case for why your local race is of interest? Call 212-433-9692.

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WNYC News

Voter Selfies Are The Best Selfies

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Get your vote on, and take a photo while you're at it.

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WNYC News

The Ways of Albany: Deals Behind Closed Doors, Votes in the Dark of Night

Thursday, March 28, 2013

The New York State Senate finished up voting on the state budget in a middle-of-the-night session that ended at 4:30 AM Wednesday. It's part of a long standing Albany tradition of closed door negotiations and overnight voting on budgets and other issues.

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It's A Free Blog

Opinion: The Progressive's Guide to Do More than Vote

Friday, October 26, 2012

Voting is one step - but not the only step. Whether you have 5 minutes, 5 days, 5 dollars or every hour between now and November 6th, you can do more than vote. Here's how.

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Soundcheck

Vote For Your Musician In Chief Candidates

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Over the past few weeks, Soundcheck has been asking who should be the Musician In Chief. Now it's your turn to rock the vote in this online poll to select the final four candidates. This round is open from Tuesday, Oct. 23 until Friday, Oct. 26.

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The Takeaway

Advocacy Group Fights Voter Suppression

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

As election day nears there are almost always reports of voter suppression and intimidation. The tactics vary from election to election, making them difficult to predict or counteract. But that’s exactly what Eric Marshall, manager of legal mobilization for Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law works to do.

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Transportation Nation

Where The (Potential) Voters Are: Subway Edition

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Registering to vote in New York's Union Square subway station (photo by Andrea Bernstein)

Looking to register more voters in New York City? Take out your MetroCard.

That's what a coalition of nonprofits did on Tuesday as part of National Voter Registration Day. The groups set up tables in subway stations across the city. "Times Square has always been the site with the most new registrants," said NVRD New York State coordinator Kristina Andreotta in a statement, "and we don’t expect anything less from Tuesday."

Fun fact: according to MTA statistics, the average weekday ridership at the city's five busiest subway stations (Times Square, Grand Central Terminal, Herald Square, 34th Street/Penn Station and Union Square) totals about 653,000 people. That's more than the populations of either Wyoming or Vermont, but the NYC subway doesn't get a Congressional district.

(photo by Andrea Bernstein)

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The Takeaway

Should Voting Be Mandatory?

Thursday, July 26, 2012

It's no secret that voter turnout in America is low, hovering around 50 percent. But Norman Ornstein is trying to change that. He's a columnist for Roll Call and wrote “The U.S. should require all citizens to vote” for The Atlantic.

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The Takeaway

Two Prominent Russians to Challenge Putin

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

A week after allegations of election fraud sent thousands of Russians into the streets chanting "Russia without Putin," two prominent men have stepped forward to challenge Prime Minister Vladimir Putin in next year's presidential election. Mikhail Prokhorov, a billionaire oligarch best known to Americans as the owner of the New Jersey Nets, and Alexsei Kudrin, a former finance minister who was fired after publicly clashing with President Dmirti Medvedev, have both announced their candidacies. Prokhorov, who said the decision to run was the most serious of his life, said he would offer his political platform in coming weeks.

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The Takeaway

Obama Continues to Push Infrastructure Bill

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

The Senate is set to vote on a new part of President Obama's $447 billion jobs bill which includes funding for programs to help build roads, bridges and other public works programs. The bill is likely to fail, but that has not stopped the president from continuing to campaign for its passage. Andrea Bernstein, director of the Transportation Nation project and senior correspondent for WNYC, looks at why President Obama continues to push for infrastructure despite it looking like a losing cause.

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The Takeaway

South Carolina's Anti-Voter Fraud Law Stirs Controversy

Monday, September 12, 2011

Ahead of the 2012 presidential election, a fight is brewing on voter identification laws. At stake is the question of whether the problem is serious enough to threaten the results of the elections. South Carolina took an extra step to combat voter fraud in May, when Governor Nikki Haley signed a bill into law which requires voters to show government-issued photo identification. Supporters of the move say that this will curb the potential for voter impersonation. But critics say that this would disenfranchise the thousands of registered South Carolinian voters who do not have a driver’s license or other photo identification, and that voter fraud is not a major problem. Six other states have now adopted similar measures.

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