Filmmaker Renee Tajima-Peña joins us to look back at a horrifying American moment when during the ’60s and ’70s, thousands of women were sterilized against their will in public hospitals and clinics.
Mayor Bill de Blasio is calling for changes to the carriage industry and wants fewer horses on the job. Councilwoman Helen Rosenthal discusses the online lodging service Airbnb and explains why she claims it’s driving up rents in the city. We mark 73 years since the debut of “Casablanca” with actress Ingrid Bergman’s daughter, Pia Lindström.
We’re joined by award-winning journalist and filmmaker Jose Antonio Vargas, who previously spoke with New York Times Magazine about his struggles growing up as an undocumented immigrant.
New York NOW’s Matt Ryan explains several of the initiatives Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced in his annual reports on policy and the budget.
We get an update on Long Island’s pollution problem, hear the latest on a City Council proposal that would impact the fate of the city’s historic sites and learn about actress and activist Anna Deavere Smith’s efforts to end the school-to-prison pipeline. Plus, we go inside a Brooklyn school that’s using a unique program to prepare students for careers in science.