Episode
February 01, 2016 at 1:03 am

Littering, excessive noise and public consumption of alcohol. According to the “broken windows” policing policy that NYPD adheres to, addressing small infractions like these will help reduce crime overall. But New York City Councilwoman Vanessa Gibson disagrees and is pushing a series of bills aimed at reforming a system that disproportionately affects poor and minority communities. A difference in wealth can mean a difference in health. In East Harlem, life expectancy is nine years fewer than the wealthier Upper West Side region. Illumination Fund’s Laurie Tisch, Unilever’s Alfie Vivian and Gabrielle Fialkoff from the mayor’s office introduce us to a new city initiative aimed at promoting health and wellness in the city’s most underserved communities. With one of our local governors vying to be the next President, we sit down with Matt Katz to discuss New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and his road on the Presidential campaign trail. Oliva Wilde. Brad Paisley. Sanjay Gupta. We talk to them all on the red carpet at Save The Children’s annual gala that supports early childhood health and education.

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January 28, 2016 at 6:24 pm

New York real estate heir and subject of the HBO documentary “The Jinx” Robert Durst is currently sitting in a jail cell facing federal gun charges in Louisiana while awaiting a murder trial in California, and he could be West Coast-bound soon. CNN reports Durst is expected to plead guilty in New Orleans next month to unlawful possession of a […]

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January 28, 2016 at 6:24 pm

News organizations and social media are buzzing over Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s decision to skip Thursday’s debate on Fox News. The New York real estate mogul is leading the pack in the race and a front runner’s absence on stage is unprecedented, especially considering the Iowa caucus is right around the corner on February 1. Much stock is put into […]

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