Episode
January 15, 2016 at 6:29 pm

Ex-mayor Bloomberg’s Health Commissioner Dr. Tom Farley discusses the role of the government in public health. Kevin Powell (a familiar face to those who watched MTV’s “Real World”) shares his lifelong struggle to overcome a legacy of poverty. And Executive Director of the New Renaissance Basketball Association Andy Borman explains how orange patches on kids’ sports jerseys fight gun violence.

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January 15, 2016 at 9:40 am

After New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo laid out his agenda for this upcoming year, which includes ethics reform and tackling homelessness, we discuss the highlights and the Republican Party’s repsonse with a roundtable of guests. Join us for a recap from New York NOW’s Matty Ryan and hear analysis from NY1’s Errol Louis, and two of our State Senators.

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January 12, 2016 at 8:26 am

We discuss Sean Penn’s Rolling Stone interview with Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman. Plus, NYU’s Michael Waldman, former speech writer for President Bill Clinton, tells us what to expect from President Barack Obama’s final State of the Union address. And we’re joined by politician-turned-activist Christine Quinn, who helps homeless woman and children get a new start.

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January 11, 2016 at 6:28 pm

Rolling Stone made waves when it published an interview conducted by actor Sean Penn with drug kingpin Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán Loera. The two secretly met at Guzmán’s Mexican hideaway just months before his recent recapture. The interview and the magazine’s decision to publish it have raised questions and prompted criticism. We discuss both with broadcast journalist Lynn Sherr.

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