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Friday, October 26, 2018
Are you traveling out of your district (or out of state) for "Get Out the Vote" activities, helping a candidate you can't even vote for? WNYC wants to hear about it.
Friday, October 12, 2018
Friday, October 12th, is the deadline for New Yorkers to register to vote in time to participate in the November midterm elections. Listen to this reminder from the WNYC Archives.
Tuesday, October 09, 2018
The Campaign Workers Guild, an independent union formed earlier this year, is bringing candidates to the negotiating table to agree on better working conditions for organizers.
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
On National Voter Registration Day, the New York City Campaign Finance Board led efforts to get more people registered to vote in the November midterms by the Oct. 12 deadline.
Friday, September 21, 2018
Newly elected county committee members are getting schooled on local politics in New York City. One lesson: the old guard may not be so thrilled by the new energy and attention.
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Every assembly district in New York is represented by party district leaders: one male and one female. The reason can be traced back to Eleanor Roosevelt and the League of Women Voters.
Wednesday, September 05, 2018
There's much at stake in September's New York state primary and November's midterm elections. WNYC is here to bring you stories about grassroots activism and to answer your questions.
Monday, September 03, 2018
Incarcerated people at several New York prisons are involved in the strike.
Friday, August 31, 2018
At a candidate forum moderated by former City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Latina candidates for office discussed the barriers they face.
Thursday, August 23, 2018
She rides her bicycle every single day, multiple times a day. And she never wears a helmet. Hear from one bike commuter who says the emphasis on helmets is missing the point.
Thursday, August 16, 2018
The city is looking into the Orthodox Jewish private schools, which critics say don't provide enough secular education to meet state standards.
Thursday, August 16, 2018
Whether driven by optimism or anxiety, people are raising a glass at Caveat, a bar on the Lower East Side that's hosting educational talks in the run-up to the midterm elections.
Thursday, August 09, 2018
With all eyes on the Democratic primary battle, Republican Marc Molinaro made his first visit to New York City as a gubernatorial candidate this week — a town hall on Staten Island.
Thursday, August 02, 2018
A conversation was sparked on Twitter by a WNYC journalist, asking other journos to consider including "What's your preferred pronoun?" in their regular roster of interview questions.
Wednesday, August 01, 2018
We asked listeners if they've ever secretly recorded audio of a conversation with someone without their consent (it's legal in New York and New Jersey). Here are some of your responses.
Thursday, July 26, 2018
A Forbes opinion writer suggested that Amazon should replace public libraries. Library-goers hit back in the most civil way imaginable: with fact-based attacks on Twitter.
Monday, July 23, 2018
Some New Yorkers say they're seeing more fireflies than usual this summer. WNYC set out to find an explanation.
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
WNYC's Shumita Basu knows next-to-nothing about baseball. Luckily, her colleague Brian Lehrer has been watching from the stands since he was a kid. Let Lehrer get you hooked.
Monday, July 16, 2018
When you go to the gym, you're there to work out. But it's also a community, and people have different expectations for the types of interactions they welcome with fellow gym-goers.
Thursday, July 12, 2018
New York was the first state in the country to pass a law explicitly protecting the right to breastfeed in public. But laws aside, some new parents still hit barriers when nursing.