This year marks the centennial of the Easter Rebellion, an uprising in Dublin that led to the establishment of the Republic of Ireland, and by extension, a new Irish identity. Surprisingly, much of the philosophical and financial support for this movement originated in New York. Politico New York Senior Editor Terry Golway joins us to talk about this little-known connection in history.
We talk to community activist, filmmaker and public speaker Brendan Fay about the long struggle for the LGBT community to be included in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Michael Waldman, author of “The Fight to Vote,” joins us to talk about his book on the history of every American’s right to be heard at the ballot box. MetroFocus Host Jenna Flanagan takes us to Poughkeepsie to meet a group of residents who are pushing back against their local utility company’s alleged illegal collection practices. We speak with the filmmakers behind a new documentary that showcases the fight to save Jamaica Bay.
Michael Waldman, author of “The Fight to Vote,” joins us to talk about his book on the history of every American’s right to be heard at the ballot box. We discuss how voting rights have changed over history and the impact these developments will have on the 2016 presidential election.
Washington Post Columnist E.J. Dionne Jr. shares his critique of the GOP from his new book “Why The Right Went Wrong.” New York Times Columnist Frank Bruni discusses the stressful of waiting for college acceptance letters and whether picking the right school is as important as we think it is. Former late night TV host Dick Cavett, remembers iconic guests on his show, including actress Bette Davis, actor Marlon Brando and artist Salvador Dali.
With all the presidential hopefuls vying for the Republican nomination this year, it’s easy to be confused by the candidates’ policies and opinions. Luckily for you, Washington Post columnist and author of “Why The Right Went Wrong” E.J. Dionne, Jr. joins us to dissect the Republican Party’s message and traces the birth, development and failures of the conservative movement during the Reagan and Bush administrations.
Columbia University Research Climate Scientist Dr. Radley Horton explains how climate change and rising sea levels could put New York City at risk. MetroFocus Contributor and New Jersey Capitol Report Co-Anchor Steve Adubato explains the Garden State lawmakers’ push to expand the state’s casino industry beyond Atlantic City casinos. We learn about an Upstate New York organization exploring alternative treatments for mental illness. We get a sneak peek of a new exhibit at historic Gracie Mansion that celebrates New York City’s diverse past.
Atlantic City casinos continue to suffer, but Garden State legislators want approval to move the casino industry in to Northern New Jersey. MetroFocus Contributor and New Jersey Capitol Report Co-Anchor, Steve Adubato joins us to provide perspective on the issue.
Gracie Mansion has been the home for New York City’s Mayors since 1942. Mayor Bill de Blasio set out to create “Windows on the City” an exhibit that would capture the diversity of our history. We get a sneak peek of the installation inside Gracie Mansion, one of the oldest and most historic houses in the state.
“Looks like the seven levels of hell.” That’s how New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo described Penn Station at a transportation event Tuesday. We look at his $3 billion plan to revitalize it. We’ve seen Donald Trump the GOP candidate, but who is Donald Trump the businessman? We take a look at the man that started the empire before he ever set foot on the campaign trail with reporter for Bloomberg News in New York, Max Abelson. In our on-going American Graduate series, we take a look at a program that allows students to train in the STEM industry at no cost. Former First Lady Nancy Reagan, died this past Sunday and in the time since, she has been remembered by both former Presidents and First Ladies alike. We take a look at what Nancy Reagan’s New York City looked like during the time she spent here.