Two of the most powerful officials in New York State, Assemblyman Sheldon Silver and Sen. Dean Skelos, are on trial facing federal corruption charges. We invited Political Anchor of NY1 News and Director of Urban Reporting at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism Errol Louis to join us to talk about what exactly is going on in Albany.
The new Independent Lens documentary “India’s Daughter” looks at one of the most horrific cases of rape in the country and we’re talking about the issue with the woman who made the film.
Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson tells us how illegal guns make their way to NYC and how he’s stemming the flow. Plus, 52 years after Lee Harvey Oswald killed President John F. Kennedy, we take a look at the conspiracies that are still swirling. And after JFK came LBJ. We discuss Lyndon B. Johnson’s policies to end poverty and whether it really worked.
Law enforcement officials say 90 percent of the firearms seized in connection with New York City crimes come by way of what’s called the Iron Pipeline from Virginia, Georgia, Florida and other states linked by the Interstate 95. Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson tells us how he’s aiming to dismantle the operation.
In an address at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton lays out her plan to defeat ISIS.
What do the attacks on Paris mean for our safety in the metropolitan area? We check in with Michael Balboni, a former homeland security adviser to New York. Brookings Institution military Islamism scholar Will McCants and the city’s former top cop Bernie Kerik.
How can we stay safe after the deadly attacks on Paris and threats of a similar act in the U.S.? We get insight on what America should do to protect itself in the wake of this tragedy from Michael Balboni, a former homeland security adviser to New York.
What does ISIS’s actions in Paris say about fanaticism, the terrorists’ new tactics and their latest recruits? To answer those questions, we speak with Will McCants, scholar of military Islamism at the Brookings Institution.