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April 05, 2017 at 5:28 am

RIKERS: THE END GAME Violence against inmates at Riker’s Island notorious jail have increased despite recent reforms.  Mayor de Blasio has now promised to shut down the facility in 10 years, but is that too long a time?  Councilwoman Vanessa Gibson is here with reaction.   #STANDWITHTHIRTEEN Hundreds of people rallied at City Hall to fight the proposed Federal budget […]

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April 04, 2017 at 5:28 am

First, lawmakers, artists, and other New Yorkers protest President Trump’s plan to cut federal funding for the arts, culture, and libraries. Next, Governor Cuomo calls for an emergency extension to avoid a shutdown. Then, Co-Founder of Autism Speaks, Bob Wright is here to tell us about autism. Finally, families, teachers and first responders takes us back to that frightful day […]

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April 01, 2017 at 5:28 am

We look at the proposals on the table for NY State’s annual budget. Will they pass or fail? Lawmakers will rally outside City Hall to protest President Trump’s cuts to the arts. A film “Is America in Retreat?” exposes the consequences of America retreating from the world. PBS gives us an in-depth look at a man who transformed the art […]

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