In our on-going series featuring WCNY’s “Connect:NY,” we learn about the Common Core standards and a growing movement of students who are opting out of tests in New York State.
We’re joined by award-winning journalist and filmmaker Jose Antonio Vargas, who previously spoke with New York Times Magazine about his struggles growing up as an undocumented immigrant.
We celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with his eldest son Martin Luther King III as he reflects on his father’s legacy.
Ex-mayor Bloomberg’s Health Commissioner Dr. Tom Farley discusses the role of the government in public health. Kevin Powell (a familiar face to those who watched MTV’s “Real World”) shares his lifelong struggle to overcome a legacy of poverty. And Executive Director of the New Renaissance Basketball Association Andy Borman explains how orange patches on kids’ sports jerseys fight gun violence.
As Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan to put sodium warnings on restaurant menus faces a court challenge, we hear from former Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Health Commissioner Dr. Tom Farley on the role of the government in public health.
As part of “Chasing The Dream, the multi-platform public media initiative on poverty and opportunity in America, we hear from Kevin Powell (a familiar face to those who watched MTV’s “Real World”) about his lifelong struggle to overcome a legacy of poverty, violence and self-loathing.
After New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo laid out his agenda for this upcoming year, which includes ethics reform and tackling homelessness, we discuss the highlights and the Republican Party’s repsonse with a roundtable of guests. Join us for a recap from New York NOW’s Matty Ryan and hear analysis from NY1’s Errol Louis, and two of our State Senators.
New York NOW’s Matt Ryan explains several of the initiatives Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced in his annual reports on policy and the budget.