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The Roundtable
9:00 am
Mon July 7, 2014

7/7/14 Panel

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Newsman Ray Graf and Political Consultant, Libby Post.

Topics include:
Bloomberg on Gun Control
Midterms
Romney?
Voter Age Discrimination
NSA Report

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Thu April 17, 2014

4/17/14 Panel

    Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Publisher Emeritus of The Daily Freeman, Ira Fusfeld, and Associate Editor of The Times Union, Mike Spain.

Topics include:
Ukraine
Citizen Bloomberg vs. NRA
NY Lawmakers push for higher minimum wage for chain employees
Deportations dramatically down over last 5 years
TU Stories
Union Hockey Celebration

New York News
8:47 am
Thu January 2, 2014

NYC Mayor De Blasio Takes Formal Oath At City Hall

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New York's new mayor, Bill de Blasio, has taken the oath of office at a City Hall ceremony.

He was formally sworn in Wednesday by former President Bill Clinton as the city's 109th mayor.

De Blasio is the first Democrat to occupy City Hall in more than two decades and vows to pursue a sweeping liberal agenda for the nation's largest city.

He officially took over as mayor after a ceremony in his Brooklyn home minutes after midnight.

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New York News
6:06 am
Wed January 1, 2014

Bill De Blasio Sworn In As 109th Mayor Of NYC.

Bill de Blasio has been sworn in as the 109th mayor of New York City.

He is the first Democrat to occupy City Hall in more than two decades and vows to pursue a sweeping liberal agenda for the nation's largest city.

He took the oath of office in a small ceremony in his Brooklyn home Wednesday, minutes after midnight.

The 52-year-old de Blasio was joined by his wife and their two teenage children. The oath was delivered by state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.

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WAMC News
7:45 am
Mon December 30, 2013

Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary

WAMC political observer Dr. Alan Chartock talks about what Billy Joel tickets have to do with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's campaign fundraising and New York City mayor-elect Bill de Blasio gearing up to take over for Michael Bloomberg. 

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New York News
8:23 am
Thu December 26, 2013

NY Charter Schools Worry About Mayor-Elect's Plans

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Operators of New York City's charter schools worry that changes promised by Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio could reverse 12 years of growth enjoyed under Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

De Blasio pledges to charge rent to "well-resourced" charter schools and has called for a moratorium on allowing new charters to share buildings with traditional schools. That would reverse a Bloomberg policy that helped the charters grow from 17 to 183 during his time in office.

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New York News
6:43 am
Tue November 19, 2013

NYC To Ban Tobacco Sales To Anyone Under Age 21

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New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is set to sign a bill banning the sale of tobacco products to anyone under age 21.

The legislation expected to get the mayor's signature today would make New York the first large city or state in the country to prohibit sales to young adults.

City health officials hope that raising the legal purchase age from 18 to 21 will lead to a big decline in smoking rates in a critical age group.

A majority of smokers get addicted to cigarettes before age 21.

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New York News
6:16 am
Wed November 6, 2013

De Blasio Elected NY Mayor In Landslide

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Bill de Blasio is the first Democrat elected mayor of New York City in a generation.

And he will rise to power hoping his landslide victory will grant him a mandate to push forward an ambitious liberal legislative agenda and tackle a looming fiscal crisis.

He was trouncing Republican rival Joe Lhota by nearly 50 percentage points in incomplete, unofficial returns on Tuesday.

He now will go to Albany claiming a mandate for a tax hike on the wealthy to fund universal pre-kindergarten.

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New York News
6:20 am
Tue October 29, 2013

More Federal Sandy Aid Coming To NY, NYC

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A second round of federal Sandy recovery aid is coming to New York City and New York state.

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan announced the funding on Monday.

Today is the anniversary of the superstorm.

Donovan said New York state will be getting nearly $2.1 billion. New York City will get over $1.3 billion in Community Development Block Grants.

That's in addition to federal money that was allocated earlier this year.

Donovan was joined by Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Sen. Charles Schumer, and Reps. Nydia Velazquez and Jerrold Nadler.

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New York News
8:57 am
Tue September 10, 2013

NYC Mayoral Hopefuls Try To Get To Expected Runoff

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New York City's wild and grueling mayoral primary campaign is in its last hours as voters finally head to the polls.

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