Bill de Blasio

WAMC News
7:45 am
Wed July 16, 2014

Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's possible run for president, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo raising money for his campaign, and Bill de Blasio's vacation plans that might upset some railroad workers.

New York News
6:20 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

Pre-K Expansion To Be Low In September

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is a major proponent of universal pre-kindergarten.
Credit Office of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio

Fewer than 20 percent of school districts outside of New York City have expressed interest in expanding their pre-kindergarten programs. Critics say the number falls far short of the goals of a program billed in the state budget as universal pre-K.

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WAMC News
7:37 am
Tue May 20, 2014

Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the WAMC Locked Box, Bill de Blasio slamming the coverage of his wife, and the VA's Eric Shinseki.

New York News
12:10 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

Conference Focuses On Future Storm Prep

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo gathered local leaders from around the state Wednesday in Albany to talk about reaction to past storms, and to plan for the next ones.

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Vox Pop
12:30 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

Vox Pop : Open Forum on 3/11/14 : Charter Schools

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Last week, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced he would revoke the city's offer of free classrooms in public schools for three charter schools. Enraged parents filed a historic lawsuit against the city yesterday, re-igniting a firestorm debate over charter schools.

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The Roundtable
9:00 am
Wed March 5, 2014

3/5/14 Panel

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, newsman Ray Graf and University at Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao.

Ukraine
License Program
Cuomo V. De Blasio
Murder Trial

New York News
6:10 pm
Tue March 4, 2014

Mayor, Governor Speak at Dueling Rallies in Albany

Governor Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio spoke at dueling rallies on education at the State Capitol that highlighted the two politicians’ differences over education issues.   

A rally to promote New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan for universal pre kindergarten  had been planned for weeks. The mayor spoke to around 1500 union members, urging them to put the pressure on state lawmakers to approve in the state budget the mayor’s plan to provide the classes for thousands of four year olds starting in September.

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New York News
3:15 pm
Tue March 4, 2014

De Blasio Speaks At Ed Rally In Albany

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio addressed an education rally Tuesday at the state capitol in Albany.

WAMC News
7:52 am
Tue March 4, 2014

Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary

WAMC political observer Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the growing crisis in Ukraine and why New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is making a trip to Albany today.

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New York News
5:46 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

Pre-K Could Become Upstate-Downstate Split

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo seems to have gained the upper hand and some new allies in his policy skirmish with New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio over how to fund pre-kindergarten, as the fight threatens to turn into an upstate downstate split.

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