Bill de Blasio

New York City Mayor

Bill de Blasio appears in the following:

#AskTheMayor About Affordable Health Care Act Vote, Ponte's Getaways and Fair Fares

Friday, May 05, 2017

New York City mayor Bill de Blasio discusses Thursday's vote to pass the Republican Affordable Health Care Act, Joe Ponte's getaway repayment and affordable MTA fares.


#AskTheMayor: Correction Commissioner Scandal, Protecting Immigrants, Gangs of NYC

Friday, April 28, 2017

New York City mayor Bill de Blasio discusses the scandal surrounding his Correction Commissioner, protecting immigrants in the Trump era and MS13 gang of New York.

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#AskTheMayor About Public Safety and Public Health

Friday, April 21, 2017

Mayor Bill de Blasio discusses this week in NYC, including public safety issues at Penn Station and plans to increase the price of cigarettes.

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#AskTheMayor: Outpost on Staten Island

Friday, April 14, 2017

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio joins from his outpost in Staten Island after spending a week working from the borough.


#AskTheMayor: Siting Issues of Jails and Homeless Shelters, Commercial Rent Tax and Anti-Terror Protocol

Friday, April 07, 2017

We ask Mayor Bill de Blasio about where the City will place new homeless shelters and jails, if he will consider a commercial rent tax break, and NYC's anti-terror protocol.

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#AskTheMayor: Closure of Rikers, ICE 'Propaganda' and NYC's Sacred Stores

Friday, March 31, 2017

Mayor de Blasio takes calls from New Yorkers about the proposal to close Rikers Island, the spread of propaganda about sanctuary cities, and Tony Danza's cheese shop.

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#AskTheMayor: Quality of Life in NYC

Friday, March 24, 2017

Mayor Bill de Blasio takes calls from New Yorkers about his new efforts to increase the quality of life issues in the City.

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#AskTheMayor: Hyper-Local Housing for the Homeless

Friday, March 10, 2017

Mayor Bill de Blasio takes calls from New Yorkers about his new effort to house the homeless in their own neighborhoods.

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#AskTheMayor: Social Media Edition

Friday, March 03, 2017

Listeners tweet their questions for Mayor Bill de Blasio on this week in New York City.


#AskTheMayor: Rising Housing Costs Amid Stagnant Wages and NYC's Immigration Raids

Friday, February 17, 2017

New York City's mayor, Bill de Blasio, joins to discuss this week in the City, including plans to overcome the homelessness crisis and the deportation raids.


#AskTheMayor: On Sanctuary for Low-Level Offenders

Friday, February 10, 2017

Mayor Bill de Blasio joins to discuss the latest in NYC news, including snow day mechanics, providing sanctuary for undocumented low-level offenders, and what sparked his "Seattle envy."


#AskTheMayor: NYPD Pay Raise, Mental Health Roadmap, Single-Payer Health Plan

Friday, February 03, 2017

Mayor Bill de Blasio discusses recent pay raise for the police department, new initiative to help New Yorkers with mental health issues, and what he thinks about a universal health plan.

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#AskTheMayor: Staten Island Edition

Friday, January 27, 2017

Mayor de Blasio takes calls from Staten Islanders and responds to President Trump's executive order threatening to pull funding from "sanctuary cities" like New York.

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#AskTheMayor: What Will NYC Look Like With President Trump?

Friday, January 20, 2017

Mayor de Blasio discusses his meeting with Donald Trump, what mayors across the country are saying about the incoming president, and whether Trump will spend much time in New York.

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#AskTheMayor: Getting New Yorkers Health Insurance, Security Post-Berlin Attack and More

Friday, December 23, 2016

Mayor Bill de Blasio joins to discuss a new initiative to sign up New Yorkers for Obamacare, the City's security efforts post-Berlin holiday market attack and more.


#AskTheMayor: Tough Conversations on ACS Failure, Inquiries Into Fund-Raising and Hate Crimes

Friday, December 16, 2016

Mayor Bill de Blasio tackles the tough conversations regarding the Administration for Children's Services failure in the Zymere Perkins case, inquiries into his fund-raising and more.


#AskTheMayor: What 4 Years of President Trump Could Cost New York

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Mayor Bill de Blasio discusses the reimbursement he's asking Congress for to cover security expenses for Trump, and how New Yorkers should respond to perceived hate crimes.

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#AskTheMayor: The Future of NYC Under a Trump Presidency

Friday, November 18, 2016

Mayor de Blasio discusses the post-election climate in New York City, his recent meeting with President-elect Donald Trump, and his own mayoral run for 2017.

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#AskTheMayor: New York City Prepares for the Election

Friday, November 04, 2016

New York City mayor Bill de Blasio joins to talk about an increase of police presence for this weekend's marathon and election day, and takes questions from our audience.


The Brian Lehrer Show Live with Mayor Bill de Blasio, Joy Reid and Marina Abramović.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Watch as Brian talks with Mayor Bill de Blasio, MSNBC's Joy Reid and performance artist Marina Abramović.