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Mayor Eric Adams appoints former teacher to kill rats


Good morning. I'm Michel Martin. You might want to put down your breakfast sandwich for a minute because we're going to be talking rats here - New York City rats.


JESSICA TISCH: The rats don't run this city. We do.

MARTIN: But the rats kind of do. So the city has appointed its first rat czar. New York City Mayor Eric Adams gave Kathleen Corradi, a former school teacher, the job. Formerly, she's the director of rodent migration. She'll try to curb the growing critter population. But Adams got straight to the point.


ERIC ADAMS: We're going to kill rats.

MARTIN: It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

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