Anthony Weiner for mayor

July 11, 2013

Anthony Weiner was an inspiration for my getting involved in public service.  As a member of Congress, he was the leading advocate for the middle class and those striving to make it there.  Winning the vote of his former constituents in last year’s congressional primary was one of my life’s proudest moments, in no small part because of the vigor with which he represented them:  he’d unquestionably set a high bar for earning their support.  His joining the 2013 New York City mayoral race was a game changer for me, and my role has changed from detached moderator to proud supporter of his campaign.  I’m confident he’s the best candidate to become the city’s next mayor.  I hope you’ll join me in doing all I can to make that a reality.

Anthony Weiner, Ray Cameron, and myself discussing Anthony’s plans as mayor in Queens Village.

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.