Dec. 1 marks World AIDS Day, a day we can unite in the worldwide fight against HIV and AIDS. In the U.S., an estimated 1.2 million people are living with HIV or AIDS and nearly 10 percent of them call New York City home. This is a testament to advances in medicine, but one problem still persists: the stigma. We speak with activist Mark Milano, who is fighting back with information.
Former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was ruled guilty on multiple charges of corruption, the New York Times reported. According to the paper, Silver was convicted on seven charges of honest services fraud, extortion and money laundering. The times reported: “In the Silver trial, the government built a case that he had orchestrated two schemes through which he […]
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo took a big step announcing his plans to enact anti-discrimination protections for transgender New Yorkers. But what does that really mean for the community? We speak with transgender rights leader and Empire State Pride Agenda Foundation Board of Directors Co-Chair Melissa Sklarz. Also, We sit down with Laurie Dhue, one of the brightest starts in cable news who suffered from a years-long battle with alcoholism. She shares the story of her road to recovery and how she’s helping others do the same. It’s a decision no aging parent of an adult disabled person wants to face: When will the day come where I can no longer take care of my child? A new Independent Lens documentary offers a heartbreaking and intimate look at a family at a crossroads.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo took a big step announcing his plans to enact anti-discrimination protections for transgendered New Yorkers. But what does that really mean for the community? We speak with transgender rights leader and Empire State Pride Agenda Foundation Board of Directors Co-Chair Melissa Sklarz.
Two of the most powerful officials in NY state are on trial facing federal corruption charges and we’re breaking down the details. Reforming the Port Authority of NY and NJ after the “Bridgegate” scandal. Sexual assault is riding in the city by more than 5 percent since last year, but in India, the ratio is staggering: a rape occurs every 22 minutes. A new documentary highlights the problem.
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.