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  • Joining us is Vanessa Fontaine, the mother of autistic teenager Avonte Oquendo, who disappeared from his Queens school.
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  • This week, Diana Williams has an exclusive interview with New York City's new Police Commissioner, William Bratton.
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  • U.S. Senator from Connecticut Chris Murphy joins us to discuss the events in Ukraine and its southern peninsula, Crimea.
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  • This week we'll hear from both side of the emotional debate over the future of charter schools in New York City.
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  • This week, we discuss New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's one one one interview with political reporter Dave Evans.
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  • Former NYPD commissioner Bernard Kerik, now a convicted felon himself, is calling for changes to the criminal justice system.
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  • This week, we discuss New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's vows to end horse-drawn carriages and decrease pedestrian deaths.
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  • This week we discuss New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's budget plan, including the issue of funding for pre-kindergarten.
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  • This week, we focus on the biggest sports event in the country: the Super Bowl, set for Feb. 2 at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey.
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  • Her name is not yet well known, but last week Melissa Mark-Viverito took over one of the city's highest profile jobs: City Council Speaker.
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  • Harlem Democrat Charles Rangel joins us to discuss his decision to run for a 23rd term in Congress at the age of 83.
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  • Up Close: Part 1
  • Diana Williams speaks to Timothy Cardinal Dolan on "Up Close" for Sunday, December 15th.
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  • There's technology out there to prevent this kind of accident. Some rail systems have it, but Metro-North does not.
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  • While the federal government tries to salvage its health insurance exchange web site, New York and other state run sites are working well.
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  • 21 states have raised the minimum wage above the rate set by Congress, and New Jersey voters joined the list recently.
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  • After 12 years under Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the passing of the torch to Bill de Blasio is now underway at City Hall.
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  • On next month's ballot, voters will be asked to decide whether the state constitution should allow full casino gambling in New York State.
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  • Diana Williams and her guests (FILL IN)
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  • Diana Williams talks with Les Bernal, with the group Stop Predatory Gambling, and Republican State Sen. John Bonacic, chairman of the Standing Committee on Racing, Gambling and Wagering
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  • Diana Williams talks with Executive Director of New York City's Board of Elections Michael Ryan about what we can expect at the polls.
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  • Diana Williams talks with Justice Jonathan Lippman, chief judge of New York's Court of Appeals.
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  • This week, a closer look at the violent confrontation between a group of motorcyclists and an SUV on the West Side Highway.
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  • Bill Ritter discusses the 69th annual Columbus Day Parade with Frank Fusaro, the president of Columbus Citizens Foundation.
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  • Bill Ritter discusses the attack by a group of motorcyclists on an SUV driver with David Schwartz, a former prosecutor with the Brooklyn District Attorney's office.
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  • Bill Ritter discusses the attack by a group of motorcyclists on an SUV driver with City Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez, and Democratic council nominee Mark Levine.
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  • This week, a conversation with the Democratic nominee in the race for New York City mayor: Public Advocate Bill de Blasio.
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  • Diana Williams discusses the race for New York City mayor with three prominent political journalists.
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  • Diana Williams talks with the Democratic nominee in the race for New York City mayor, Bill de Blasio.
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  • Diana Williams talks with the Democratic nominee in the race for New York City mayor, Bill de Blasio.
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  • Diana Williams and guest Joe Lhota, the Republican candidate for New York City mayor
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  • Diana Williams and guest Joe Lhota, the Republican candidate for New York City mayor
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  • Diana Williams and guest Joe Lhota, the Republican candidate for New York City mayor
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  • Vowing to unify the city, former deputy mayor and MTA chief Joe Lhota last week clinched the Republican nomination in the race for New York City mayor.
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  • After months of handshaking, debates and name calling, candidates for mayor leave it all up to the voters to decide.
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  • Diana Williams talks with Michael Ryan, the executive director for New York City's Board of Elections, about the voting machines used in this week's primaries.
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  • Diana Williams talks with Ben Max, who created a web site called DecideNYC.com, where you can get a quick review of issues and candidates in citywide contests, as well as all 51 council races.
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  • Diana Williams talks with former NYC Public Advocate and former mayoral candidate Mark Green about this week's primary elections.
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  • Diana Williams talks with Mike Palladino, long-time head of the police detectives union, about the stop and frisk issue.
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  • Diana Williams talks with two community activists who took on the police and mayor on the stop and frisk issue: Djibril Toure, a member of Communities United for Police Reform, and Andrea Ritchie, an attorney and co-director of Streetwise and Safe.
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  • Diana Williams talks with Ken Thompson, who is challenging incumbent Charles Hynes for the primary nomination for Brooklyn District Attorney.
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  • This week, a look at changes coming to the NYPD after the city council overrode mayoral vetoes on bills involving stop and frisk.
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  • Diana Williams talks with the four candidates for Manhattan Borough President
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  • On this week's edition of Up Close, we talk to the candidates in the hotly contested race for Manhattan Borough President.
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  • Diana Williams talks with the four candidates for Manhattan Borough President
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  • Diana Williams talks to the candidates for public advocate in New York City
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  • Diana Williams talks to the candidates for public advocate in New York City
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  • Diana Williams talks to the candidates for public advocate in New York City
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  • It's a major citywide position in New York City. Four democrats are vying for the job of the city's next public advocate.
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  • Diana Williams talks with New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman about his investigation into unspent Sandy relief money.
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  • Diana Williams talks with Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer about his race against Eliot Spitzer for New York City Comptroller.
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