Bill de Blasio

New York City Mayor

Bill de Blasio appears in the following:

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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Finding Answers

Thursday, November 01, 2012

We're collecting questions and answers about problems and solutions to post-Sandy problems.  Guests include NYC Public Advocate Bill De Blasio and Patricia Smith, first deputy commissioner of NYC's Human Resources Administration

See "Your Post-Sandy Questions, Answered" at WNYC News.

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Public Advocate Bill de Blasio

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

New York City Public Advocate, Bill de Blasio discusses his proposal to use pension funds to create local jobs as well as his potential candidacy for mayor.

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Food Stamps Panel

Monday, November 21, 2011

As Thanksgiving week starts, the Brian Lehrer Show convenes a panel to talk about hunger and food stamps in NYC with Robert Doar, administrator and commissioner of the New York City Human Resources Administration and Department of Social Services; New York City Public Advocate, Bill de Blasio and Triada Stampas, director of government relations and public education at the Food Bank For New York City.

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After Marchella

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

NYC Public Advocate Bill de Blasio talks about the joint report his office and the Administration for Children's Services prepared following the death of Marchella Pierce.

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Wall of Shame

Friday, September 03, 2010

Bill de Blasio, NYC Public Advocate, discusses his latest initiative to expose the city's worst landlords. 

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Weighing In on NYC's Budget

Friday, June 25, 2010

Edward-Isaac Dovere, editor of City Hall, a monthly publication focused on New York politics and policy, goes through the details of the handshake deal on the city budget and NYC Public Advocate Bill de Blasio weighs in.

Read WNYC reporter Bob Hennelly's take on the city budget.

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Public Advocate Bill de Blasio on Member Item Transparency

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

NYC Public Advocate Bill de Blasio wants the City Council to post all their requests for "member items" to his office's Open Government NYC website.  Andrew Rasiej, founder of Personal Democracy Forum, joins him to talk about the web's role in making government more transparent.

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State of the City Reaction

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Mayor Bloomberg's state of the city address focused on NYC's economy and streamlining the city's budget. Bill de Blasio, New York City Public Advocate, offers his reactions.

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Pay to Play

Thursday, January 21, 2010

The Mayor has delivered his state of the city address and pledged to streamline New York’s budget. Public Advocate Bill de Blasio reacts. Then, parks commissioner Adrian Benepe on the new Van Cortland Park conservatory and how his department is preparing for the Spring season amidst a budget crunch. Plus: ...

Losing Section 8 Vouchers

Friday, December 18, 2009

City officials announced yesterday that, due to budget cuts and rising demand, no more Section 8 housing vouchers were available and they would revoke about 3000 that have not been fully utilized. Bill de Blasio, Brooklyn City Councilman and Public Advocate-elect, objects to the New York City Housing Authority decision.

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Bloomberg: Looking Back, Looking Ahead

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Joyce Purnick, long-time New York Times political writer and the author of Mike Bloomberg: Money, Power, Politics, talks about New York City races. Then, Bill de Blasio was elected Public Advocate last night - he discusses how he plans to work with the Bloomberg administration.

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Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Former New Jersey Governor Christie Todd Whitman talks about what will change with a Republican governor in the Garden State. Joyce Purnick and others offer analysis of the surprisingly close mayoral race. Public Advocate-elect Bill De Blasio explains how he'll handle the office. Plus, young voters and the future of ...

30 Issues Day 29: Crime & Policing

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Democratic candidate for Public Advocate Bill de Blasio discusses the state of crime and law enforcement in NYC and explains his proposal to reform the City’s Civilian Complaint Review Board.

Then, Heather MacDonald, a John M. Olin fellow at the Manhattan Institute and a contributing editor ...

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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Many baby boomers are closely watching their retirement accounts. Stephen Gandel’s cover story for this week’s Time argues that we should abolish the 401(k) entirely. Plus, Roger Ferguson, CEO of TIAA-CREF, offers his take. Then: The case for fewer troops in Afghanistan; Comptroller candidate Bill de Blasio on crime and ...

The Public Advocate Race: Bill de Blasio

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Starting today Brian Lehrer is interviewing the candidates running for Public Advocate. Today, Democrat Bill de Blasio, talks about his qualifications and stances on the important issues.

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Voice of the People

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

The Democratic primary for Public Advocate is two weeks from today, and it's shaping up to be one of the most wide open races of this election season. Each day this week the candidates will make their case, Up today: Brooklyn Councilman Bill de Blasio. Also: the latest data on ...

Hook, Line and Sinker

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Red Hook, from Google Maps Ikea is opening its large new store in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Red Hook. We discuss the anticipated impact, as well as other community issues in one of New York City's fastest-changing 'hoods, ...

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Electronic Recycling Gets Political

Thursday, February 21, 2008

The New York City Council recently passed a new electronic recycling bill. Mayor Bloomberg called it "illegal" and threatened to veto or simply ignore the bill if it becomes law. Councilmember Bill de Blasio (District 39 - D), co-sponsor of the bill, and Robert Lang, director of Waste Provention, Reuse, ...

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Waste and Recycling

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Bill de Blasio, Member of City Council (D-39th District-Park Slope, Kensington, Windsor Terrace, Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, Borough Park and Boerum Hill), wants to ban styrofoam lunch trays in public schools. And school teachers, students and custodians call in to talk about recycling in schools.

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