Bill de Blasio Q&A with Mike Scala

June 26, 2013

This was taken at a Southeast Queens Host Committee reception with New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, who is running for mayor, earlier this month.

John Liu Q&A with Mike Scala

May 24, 2013

The candidates to become New York City’s next mayor continue to attend community receptions featuring Q&A sessions moderated by Mike Scala.  In this clip, Comptroller John Liu answers the question everyone wants answered.

Additional clips from these Q&As can be heard at

The #GreaterGood show, hosted by Mike Scala and Sheba Abrahaim, provides extensive coverage of the 2013 New York City mayoral race, including the candidates’ full speeches and Q&As.  New episodes premiere on Thursdays at 8 PM Eastern, replaying every night, at (TBJ Radio).

The show can also be heard on your mobile device via the Bronx Journal Radio station on the TuneIn app.

Bill Thompson Q&A with Mike Scala

May 8, 2013

New York City mayoral candidate Bill Thompson was the guest at a Southeast Queens Host Commttee reception in Laurelton, Queens on May 6, 2013. This is a sample from the Q&A session moderated by Mike Scala.

It will air in its entirety on Bronx Journal Radio. More of these with other candidates will follow.

What’s the best compliment you’ve had recently?

September 3, 2011

I was told the Democratic Party needed my “youth, activism, clarity of vision, and ability to actually fight and make an argument.”

Ask me anything.

What’s the best love declaration ever done?

July 19, 2011

Whatever it was, it was without words.

Ask me anything.

Old school or New School? Who, what’s better?

June 30, 2011

That depends on what’s considered “old school” these days. I remember being in a pool hall a few years ago and some kid protested, “What is this, old school night?!” when Big Pun came on. To me, old school was always 1980s and earlier. Now, I think many would consider Jay-Z and Nas — the prototypical “new school” rappers — old school. That makes me feel old. Regardless, I think the best period for Hip Hop was the 1990s.

Ask me anything.

What artists would you like to work with?

June 26, 2011

Doing a song with DJ Premier has always been on my bucket list. In fact, when I do that song, I’m going to call it “Bucket List.”

Ask me anything.