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December 09, 2016 at 5:33 am

After the recent deaths of children supervised by the NYC Administration for Children’s Services, we sit down for an EXCLUSIVE interview with New York Public Advocate Letitia James to discuss why A.C.S. is failing NYC’s children and what must be done to fix the problem.

Then, there are 8 million people in New York and over 2 million rats in Manhattan. Can we get the problem under control & are feral cats the answer to our vermin problem?

Next, John Lennon was murdered on this day in 1980. Yet, his legacy lives beyond his music and humanitarianism. Tonight, the inside story of Lennon’s legal victory that forever changed our country.

Finally, a new documentary “Hugs and Knishes” explores the rich history of Jewish food and its cultural impact across all of America.

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December 08, 2016 at 6:28 am

Time magazine picks Donald Trump as its Person of the Year. But is it a win or a wash for our new commander in chief, as the magazine calls him the “President of the ‘Divided States of America?’” Time joins us to discuss. Food pantries in Brooklyn and Staten Island are going bare, leaving those in need hungry for the […]

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December 07, 2016 at 6:25 pm

Lidia Bastianich joins us to discuss her “Holiday for Heroes” PBS special. What’s on the menu, and who’s attending the celebratory feast aboard the USS George Washington? “Lidia Celebrates America” premieres on Sunday, December 18th at 4:30pm on Thirteen. Find more veteran resources.    

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December 03, 2016 at 6:58 am

Amy Goodman celebrates 20 years of award-winning journalism with her upcoming national tour. She also speaks about her recent arrest at a Dakota Pipeline protest.

Next, George Mitchell shares his advice for the Trump administration abroad. Specifically, how might we negotiate peace between Israel and Pakistan?

Finally, This Sunday, an unlikely mix of world leaders, royalty, and Hollywood actors meet in Havana, Cuba for Fidel Castro’s funeral. Who’s on the guest list?

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