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March 09, 2016 at 5:00 am

Under a new drug initiative, drug users could inject heroin while supervised by a nurse. President of the New American Leaders Project Sayu Bhojwani joins us to discuss diversity in the legislature. Dawn Ennis, editor of The Advocate, talks about her interview with Caitlyn Jenner. And we celebrate 50 years of the Harlem School of the Arts.

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March 08, 2016 at 6:28 pm

Studies by the New American Leaders Project show only 14 percent of state legislators identify as African-American, Asia- American, Latino or Native American, despite those groups making up nearly 40 percent of the U.S. population. Sayu Bhojwani, the group’s founder and president and former New York City Commissioner of Immigrant Affairs, joins us to discuss how her organization hopes change mindsets and train diverse leaders for tomorrow.

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March 08, 2016 at 6:27 pm

When Dawn Ennis, the first out transgender editor of New York’s The Advocate newspaper, secured an interview with LGBT activist Caitlyn Jenner, she was excited to be among the first transgender journalists to interview the former Olympian. But when Jenner told Ennis which presidential candidate had her vote, Ennis and the rest of the LGBT community were taken aback. Ennis shares details of the interview and its fall out tonight.

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March 05, 2016 at 9:00 am

Compared to this time last year, transit crime is up 25 percent and assault is up by 14 percent. In this year alone, there have been 15 slashings in the subway. Curtis Sliwa, an American anti-crime activist and founder and CEO of Guardian Angels, joins us to comment on why the group is back in the subways for the first time in more than 20 years. Managing Editor of “New York NOW” Matt Ryan joins us to give us a round-up of the biggest topics coming out of Albany. The final season of Downton Abbey is currently airing on PBS. As the show counts down to the final episode, we look back with senior culture editor and writer for The Daily Beast Tim Teeman. He explains why Downton and the Grantham family captured the hearts of so many viewers. The stretch of 8th Street between Third Avenue and Avenue A is known as St. Marks Place, which has served as the backdrop to music videos and artworks throughout the decades. Ada Calhoun, author of ‘St. Marks is Dead,’ examines the history of this iconic area and why its days–as it is–may be numbered.

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