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.
Reforming the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey after the Bridgegate Scandal. New Jersey Capitol Report Anchor Steve Adubato breaks down what’s needed to overhaul this institution that affects every one of us.
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.
This Sunday marks 52 years since Lee Harvey Oswald shot and killed President John F. Kennedy. A report back then found Oswald acted alone, but a recent poll shows many Americans aren’t convinced. We discuss the conspiracy with Gerald Posner, author of the 1993 best-seller “Case Closed: Lee Harvey Oswald and the Assassination of JFK.”
After JFK’s assassination, we look at the legacy of the man who succeeded him: Lyndon B. Johnson. A cornerstone of his legacy was to the Great Society he founded to finally create real upward mobility for all Americans. But after 50 years the question remains: was the Great Society a great success?
A new video released by ISIS threatens an attack on New York City. In a statement, NYPD said there is “no current or specific threat” but it will “remain at a heightened state of vigilance.” We hear comments from presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and we have insight from former Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik and former Asst. Sec of State for Public Affairs P.J. Crowley.
Former Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik, who held the post at the time of 9/11, explains the weight of a new video threat from ISIS against New York City.