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City Talk with Doug Muzzio

Praise, Criticism From City Public Advocate Betsy Gotbaum

March 21, 2007 | City Talk with Doug Muzzio

Why do we need a public advocate? To find out what citizens need and make sure they get it, says Betsy Gotbaum, who was elected to that New York City office and views her role as overseeing the operations of the city. Gotbaum asks a number of questions she says that no one has answered. First subject: the proposed third reorganization of the city schools. If the second reorganization was so successful, she says, why do we need a third try? Gotbaum also talks about what she would do differently if she were mayor.
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An Author in search of Three Men

December 1, 2006 | City Talk with Doug Muzzio

Author and former State Senator Seymour Lachman discusses his book, “Three Men in a Room: The Inside Story of Power and Betrayal in an American Statehouse” (co-written with Robert Polner of Newsday) in which he examines the legislative dysfunction in Albany and argues for reforms. Lachman also offers up some advice for Governor-elect Eliot Spitzer.

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A Review of the Midterm Elections

November 30, 2006 | City Talk with Doug Muzzio

A post election special with political commentator and consultant Ed Rollins and Bill Cunningham, former communications director for Mayor Michael Bloomberg, now managing director of Dan Klores Communications. They review why top White House strategists didn’t heed the strong anti-Republican headwinds and lost control of Congress.

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Ann Kirschner, Dean of the William E. Macaulay Honors College

October 24, 2006 | City Talk with Doug Muzzio

Ann Kirschner, Dean of the William E. Macaulay Honors College of the City University of New York discusses her varied professional path, including a stint as at the National Football League where, as head of new media, she founded NFL.COM. Also about her book ” Sala’s Gift: My Mother’s Holocaust Story” which was published in November to critical acclaim.

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Cesare, Bruto e Altri Segreti

October 24, 2006 | City Talk with Doug Muzzio

In his latest book, “Buried Caesars and Other Secrets of Italian American Writing”, Robert Viscusi has unearthed the Italian American experience through literature. And how, for better or for worse, Italian Americans will forever be haunted by the Mafia myth.

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