Democratic candidate Bill Thompson, the nominee in 2009 and former city comptroller, talks to host Rafael Pi Roman about some of the key issues in the campaign, including stop and frisk, transportation, and taxes.
Interviews in Brownsville confirm what the polls say: Bill de Blasio is the candidate of the moment. But with delicate issues like race at play, voters wanted to know more before committing to him.
The next edition of MetroFocus features mayoral candidate Bill Thompson, a review of the Five Borough Ballot reporting project, New Jersey’s micro-grid study, an upcoming documentary about Billie Jean King, and the Central Park BioBlitz
This week: a look behind the jobs numbers that perplex economists, an interview with Republican mayoral candidate Joe Lhota, how nature can protect us from natural disasters, and the story of self-taught artist GC Myers
Unemployment, mayoral candidate Joe Lhota, natural coastline protection, self-taught artist GC Myers
Rafael Pi Roman interviews Jamie S. Rubin, the New York State Director of President Obama’s Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force.
Democratic mayoral candidate Christine Quinn talks to MetroFocus’ Rafael Pi Roman about her plans to reduce pension and healthcare costs, setting herself apart from Mayor Bloomberg, and being NYC’s first openly gay mayor.