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March 26, 2016 at 5:00 am

Forced out of their homes and onto the street for a crime they didn’t commit. It’s a new trend, based on an old law. We’ve got the story. New York is on the verge of becoming the last state in the country to legalize professional mixed martial arts. Earlier this week, members of the state assembly voted overwhelmingly in favor of bringing the sport back to the Empire State after a 20-year hiatus. But not everyone is backing MMA. We sit down with Assemblywoman Deborah Glick to discuss her opposition to one of the country’s fastest-growing sports. It’s spring time and that means it’s time for the New York International Auto Show at the Jacob Javits Center. It’s America’s most-attended auto show and kicks off today. We’re joined by automotive expert Mike Caudill for help navigating this year’s offerings of hybrids, muscle cars and futuristic concepts.

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March 25, 2016 at 6:26 pm

New York is on the verge of becoming the last state in the country to legalize professional mixed martial arts. Earlier this week, members of the state assembly voted overwhelmingly in favor of bringing the sport back to the Empire State after a 20-year hiatus. But not everyone is backing MMA. We sit down with Assemblywoman Deborah Glick to discuss her opposition to one of the country’s fastest-growing sports.

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March 25, 2016 at 5:00 am

In light of the Brussels attacks, former director of New York homeland security Michael Balboni joins us to discuss what the global community is getting right, and more importantly getting wrong, when it comes to gaining and sharing critical intelligence. New York Magazine Columnist Frank Rich joins us to discuss how presidential candidate Donald Trump is disrupting the Republican Party’s status quo. Peggy Noonan has been heralded for her thoughtful choice of words, especially as the voice behind President Ronald Reagan’s speech following the 1986 Challenger disaster. As part of our on-going “Listening In” series, we eavesdrop on her conversation with former Florida congressman-turned-talk show host Joe Scarborough to get a peek into Noonan’s mind. Trying to get tickets to Bruce Springsteen’s “The River Tour” stop at Madison Square Garden this month? Sorry to dash your dreams but the show is officially sold out. How is it possible for the 35-year-old “River” album to sell out such a venue? To help us answer that we’re joined by Peter Ames Carlin, the author of the New York Times best-seller “Bruce,” the first biography in 25 years to be written with the musician’s full cooperation.

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March 24, 2016 at 6:26 pm

Peggy Noonan has been heralded for her thoughtful choice of words, especially as the voice behind President Ronald Reagan’s speech following the 1986 Challenger disaster. As part of our on-going “Listening In” series, we eavesdrop on her conversation with former Florida congressman-turned-talk show host Joe Scarborough to get a peek into Noonan’s mind.

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March 24, 2016 at 5:00 am

In the Belgian capitol of Brussels on Tuesday, three bombs detonated at the city’s airport and metro station, killing dozens of people and injuring more than 100 others. The city was put on lock down as authorities searched for those behind the terror attacks. Here in New York City, the police department was put on high alert and increased its officer presence at transit hubs around the city. To help us sort out the details, we’re joined by former director of the Central Intelligence Agency Ambassador R. James Woolsey. We sit down with Manhattan Republican Party Chairwoman Adele Malpass and New York State Democratic Party Executive Director Basil Smilke to discuss the state of the election and how the candidates are faring. Who’s ahead? Who’s lagging? And who will win those coveted delegate votes? We’ll break down the most recent polls, dissect GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump’s relationship with the media and discuss how the attacks in Brussels could shift the candidates’ focus to national security. Andre Hatchett spent nearly 25 years in prison for a murder he did not commit. His 1991 conviction was based on an unreliable witness, a bad defense team and critical evidence that the prosecution never disclosed to the defense. More than two decades later he was finally exonerated of all charges and his conviction was reversed with the help of The Innocence Project, a national organization dedicated to freeing the wrongly convicted. The organization’s Co-Director Barry Scheck joins us to explain how Hatchett’s new legal counsel worked with the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Conviction Integrity Unit to expose the loopholes in his case and highlight how disturbingly easy it was to convict an innocent person in this country.

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