City & State TV: Piero Fassino, Mayor of Turin, Italy

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;   City & State: In 2006, Turin hosted the Winter Olympics. Was it worth it for your city to hold the games?  Piero Fassino: For one century, Torino [Turin in Italian] was an industrial and manufacturing city, a real factory town. In the last 15 years the profile of the city changed. We continue to be an industrial city, but at the same time we are, today, an important center of excellence in research, investigation, innovation [and] technology. We… [More]

City & State TV: Geraldo Rivera

Written by Morgan Pehme on . Posted in Features, Interviews, Profiles

  For generations, Geraldo Rivera has been one of the most recognizable television journalists and talk show hosts in America. The host of the show Geraldo at Large and a regular contributor to the Fox News Channel, recently Rivera’s radio program on WABC shifted to a locally focused format centering on the New York area. City & State Editor Morgan Pehme spoke with the Peabody-award winning journalist about Bill de Blasio, the rise of Latino political power, the DREAM Act,… [More]

The Love Issue

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“We are all born for love. It is the principal of existence, and its only end,” observed the late Prime Minister of England Benjamin Disraeli. With that sentiment in mind, City & State is taking a break this issue from our usual focus on power and policy to concentrate on something more important: love. And what better way to focus on this subject than to try to help forge romantic bonds between those for whom we have the utmost affection:… [More]

The Days of “Honest Graft”

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Writer and scholar Terry Golway is the director of the Kean University Center for History, Politics and Policy in Union, N.J. He served on the editorial board and as a columnist for The New York Times, and was a longtime editor and journalist for The New York Observer. The author of books on FDR, JFK and John Cardinal O’Connor, he delivers his newest work, Machine Made: Tammany Hall and the Creation of Modern American Politics, on March 3. City &… [More]

Albany Power 100 List

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“Being powerful is like being a lady,” mused the late Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. “If you have to tell people you are, you aren’t.” In Albany, as in every political arena, bluster is often mistaken for true power. Of course, even the perception that one has influence can yield genuine authority, but more often that not, those with true power in government are not the grandstanders but those who work dutifully, quietly and shrewdly behind the scenes to achieve their… [More]