The New York Times Reporter Steve Eder shares the findings from his investigation into claims against Donald Trump’s business school, Trump University. We hear from Newark Teachers Union President John Abeigon about the threat of lead in New Jersey schools’ water. Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams tells us why he thinks New York should lift the ban on professional mixed martial arts fighting. And actor and 80s heartthrob Andrew McCarthy of the “Brat Pack” joins us to discuss his career in beloved movies like “St. Elmo’s Fire” and “Pretty In Pink” and his role in ABC’s new drama, “The Family.”
Back in 2004, Donald Trump founded Trump University, which offered online classes in business topics ranging from real estate to asset management. Since then, the university has been accused of being an illegally operated enterprise that defrauded its students. We are joined by The New York Times Reporter Steve Eder to discuss his findings from the paper’s investigations into Trump U.
New York is the only state with a ban on professional MMA, mixed martial arts, fighting, which is why you’d be hard-pressed to catch a bout in Madison Square Garden or Barclays Center. But that might change in the coming weeks. The New York State Assembly is expected to change its stance on it. We speak to Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams to hear why he thinks this popular sport should be legalized in New York.
We speak to former U.S. Senator Special Envoy for Middle East Peace George Mitchell who led the St. Patrick’s Day Parade as Grand Marshal, talk to Luke Waters about his journey from undocumented Irish immigrant to leading NYPD detective and learn about New York City’s connection to the Easter Rebellion from New York Senior Editor Terry Golway.
George Mitchell has served as a U.S. Senator, U.S. Special Envoy for Middle East Peace and the chairman of the Northern Ireland Peace Talks and now he’ll lead the St. Patrick’s Day Parade as Grand Marshal. Mitchell joins us to discuss his latest role and talk about the current discord in Washington D.C.
When Luke Waters was in his 20s, he traveled from Ireland to the U.S. and remained in the country after his visa expired. He worked as a bartender before joining the NYPD where he would spend two decades rising up the ranks to become a leading homicide detective. Now retired, Waters joins us to talk about his career and experience as an undocumented Irish immigrant in his new book.
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.