Governor David A. Paterson

Governor David A. Paterson appears in the following:

Former Gov. Paterson Talks Gov. Cuomo's Resignation

Thursday, August 12, 2021

Former Governor David Paterson discusses Gov. Cuomo's resignation through the lens of his many years in New York State politics.

David Dinkins' Life & Legacy

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Remembering the late mayor and his legacy with close friends.

The Greene Space

Freakonomics Radio Presents: 'Tell Me Something I Don't Know'

Monday, October 6, 2014

7:00 PM

Mon, Oct. 6 | Join Freakonomics Radio as it launches a live game show. With guests Malcolm Gladwell and former New York Governor David Paterson.

Governor Paterson on Saturday's Eric Garner March

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Former governor David Paterson jumps into the fray following the death of Eric Garner by marching in a planned protest Saturday in Staten Island.

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Remembering the Harlem Riot of 1964

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

50 years ago, riots in Harlem and Bed-Stuy spread throughout the country. Listeners join former New York Governor David Paterson and historian Peniel Joseph to discuss the riots and their legacy.

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Can Albany Be Reformed?

Thursday, April 11, 2013

There were more developments this week in the bribery and corruption probe that brought down State Senator Malcolm Smith and City Councilman Dan Halloran. And this most recent scandal is just the latest in a line of arrests, resignations, and revelations about New York politicians. Former Governor David Paterson discusses the culture of corruption in New York, and efforts to change it.

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New York Gov. David Paterson on the Proposed Islamic Center in Manhattan

Friday, August 20, 2010

The 9th anniversary of the September 11 attacks is coming up next month – and Ground Zero is once again a center of religious controversy. The current flashpoint is a planned $100 million Islamic cultural center and mosque, scheduled to be built by private investors two blocks from the World Trade Center site. Last week, President Obama weighed in, saying Muslims have the right to build the religious center; many Republicans have sharply criticized the plans.

Amidst the controversy New York’s Governor David Paterson, has said moving the proposed 'Park 51 Center' to a location away from Ground Zero would be “magic moment” for him.

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Governor Paterson: Government Shutdown Looming?

Thursday, June 10, 2010

New York Governor David Paterson talks about the lack of a state budget and whether a shutdown of the state government is a real possibility.

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Governor Paterson on the Late Budget

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

New York State has submitted the budget on time only six times since 1975, and this year is no exception. Governor David Paterson discusses the fiscal crisis; a new report from the state comptroller that indicates the budget problems may be much worse than officially reported; and other pressing matters.

Do you have a question for Governor Paterson? Post it below!

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Governor David Paterson on the Financial Crunch

Thursday, December 10, 2009

New York's financial health continues to worsen, and Governor David Paterson has delayed payments to counties, schools, local governments and non-profit service providers until things improve. He discusses the current fiscal crisis and his plans for recovery.

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The Future of Government Services

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Governor David Paterson has delayed many payments for services until the state’s financial health improves. He discusses his plans to bring New York back from the brink. Then, Congressman Anthony Weiner explains what the latest health care plan has in store. Plus: the expected gay marriage vote in New Jersey; ...

Governor Paterson Presses On

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

The most recent NY State budget produced by Governor David Paterson includes massive cuts that he argues are necessary to close the budget gap and move the state forward. He discusses his proposals and how they will affect New Yorkers.

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Paterson Presses On

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

New York State Governor David Paterson is trying to close a $3 billion dollar budget shortfall. He explains how he plans on making it happen amidst the dysfunction in Albany. Plus, New York Congressman Anthony Weiner on his fight to include a public option in the health care bill; Suketu ...

The Governor Weighs In

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Governor of the State of New York, David Paterson, talks about the turmoil in the senate and New York’s economy.

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Crunch Time

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Governor Paterson insists he’s not taking sides in the face-off between Democrats and Republicans in Albany. He reacts to the shake up in the State Senate and what we can expect to see accomplished in the waning days of this legislative session. He’ll also lay out his economic development strategy ...

Stimulating New York

Thursday, February 26, 2009

David Paterson, Governor of New York, talks about New York's portion of the federal stimulus bill and the latest on the state budget. New Yorkers: What project in your neighborhood could use stimulus dollars? Comment below!

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Empire State Forecast

Thursday, February 26, 2009

The federal stimulus money is on its way to New York. Gov. David Paterson (D-NY) talks about how he’ll spend it. Plus, Jonah Lehrer on the intersection between behavioral economics and neuroscience; and DJ Kool Herc and the West Indian origins of hip hop.

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Gov. Paterson fighting to keep New York solvent in face of Wall St. struggles

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Wall Street's woes have been well reported and as the White House looks to cap executive salaries and denounces bonuses, the nation has been keeping an eye on New York's financial cen...


Saving AIG

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

David Paterson, Governor of the State of New York, talks about the deal struck to rescue AIG from bankruptcy.

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You Built It

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

New York State Governor David Paterson talks about the deal to rescue insurance giant AIG from bankruptcy. New York State Assemblyman Richard Brodsky says the new Yankees Stadium was built with a lot of public money—without a lot of public benefit. And: writer/philosopher Bernard-Henri Levy on why he thinks the ...