As we prepare to remember the civil rights leader 50 years after his murder, Harlem’s historic Apollo Theater teams up with WNYC to illuminate our nation’s progress and missteps in the fight for equal rights. WNYC’S own Brian Lehrer, host of “The Brian Lehrer Show,” joins us with more. Aired on January 9, 2018.
Despite the freezing cold temperatures, dozens of straphangers stripped down for the annual “no pants subway ride.” We have the backstory. Aired on January 8, 2018.
New York’s cash bail system sends thousands to jail simply because they cannot afford to pay. These individuals spend weeks, months and in extreme cases, years waiting for a “speedy” trial. Now human rights activist Kerry Kennedy brings the weight of her father’s legacy to the fight, as she calls for bail reform in 2018. She joins us to share the […]
Bitter cold and no heat is a reality for thousands of people living in New York City Housing Authority apartments in the most extreme weather we’ve had so far this winter. It’s a new scandal for the already embattled agency. City Comptroller Scott Stringer is here with details and next steps. Aired on January 8, 2018.
Guns and Christianity. For some in America, the two are inextricably linked. Yet is it possible to be pro-gun and pro-life? Filmmaker Abigail Disney explored the issue in ”The Armor of Light,” which earned her the News and Documentary Emmy for “Outstanding Social Issue Documentary.” She’s here to share her insights. Aired on January 5, 2018.
Addictions and devastation! An outraged pastor delivers a sobering message: while opioids may be a national crisis, for black America, crack is still a curse that kills! Pastor Michael Walrond is here with a view from the pulpit. For almost 30 years, the Robin Hood Foundation has made a profound impact on our city’s homeless, hungry, and poor. Now, Wes […]
Addictions and devastation! An outraged pastor delivers a sobering message: while opioids may be a national crisis, for black America, crack is still a curse that kills! Pastor Michael Walrond is here with a view from the pulpit. Aired on September 26, 2017 & January 3, 2018.
It’s a new year and there is a lot of news beyond the frigid temperatures. Yesterday, Mayor Bill de Blasio began his second term as Mayor of New York City. What’s on his to-do list and can he get it done? Also, on the eve of Governor Cuomo’s State of the State address, we’ll preview what to expect, as we […]
Celebrating 100 years of a women’s right to vote in New York State. Meryl Streep lends her voice to “We Rise,” a documentary exclusively showing at the Center for Women’s History at the New-York Historical Society. We have the details. Aired on January 2, 2018.