December 11, 2015 at 2:31 pm

A jury Friday found former Sen. Dean Skelos and his son Adam guilty of corruption in a federal trial. They were convicted on all eight charges of extortion, bribery and conspiracy. The verdict comes just less than two weeks after the former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was found guilty in his own corruption trial. Immediately following the verdict, Manhattan U.S. […]

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December 10, 2015 at 6:26 pm

In light of yet another mass shooting, on Saturday The New York Times published a front page editorial — its first in 95 years — on the need to end the gun epidemic in America. The New York Times columnist Nick Kristof joins us to discuss the gun violence we face in the U.S. and the steps he argues we must take the reduce it.

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December 04, 2015 at 7:09 pm

We examine what the corruption conviction of former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver means for Albany politics. We talk to the original lyricist of “Fiddler On The Roof,” Sheldon Harnick about the show’s fifth revival coming later this month. And we speak with journalist Gay Talese about what’s been called the greatest celebrity profile ever written: “Frank Sinatra Has a Cold.”

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