Over the weekend a storm dropped about two feet of snow across the region, shut down travel and killed at least 29 people in its path across the Eastern Seaboard. Political analyst and Newsday columnist Ellis Henican joins us to review New York City’s response.
The New York City Department of Consumer Affairs reports women are paying more for products than those aimed at men. Commissioner Julie Menin explains the price discrepancy and what you can do when you think you’re being overcharged.
Snow is on its way to the tri-state area this weekend, and officials say there’s a chance it could be a doozy. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio issued a hazardous travel warning and the National Weather Service posted a blizzard watch for the region. We sit down with meteorologist George Wright to get the full forecast.
Mayor Bill de Blasio is calling for changes to the carriage industry and wants fewer horses on the job. Councilwoman Helen Rosenthal discusses the online lodging service Airbnb and explains why she claims it’s driving up rents in the city. We mark 73 years since the debut of “Casablanca” with actress Ingrid Bergman’s daughter, Pia Lindström.
Mayor Bill de Blasio is calling for changes to the carriage industry and wants fewer horses on the job. We’ll have a breakdown of his proposal and explain the next steps.
NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer tells us about his report on the city’s homeless shelters. Johnathan Lovitz of the Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce discusses equality in business. We discuss the State Comptroller’s list of municipalities experiencing fiscal stress. In our on-going American Graduate series,we learn about Common Core standards and a growing number of students who are opting out.
New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer joins us to talk about a new report from his office that discovered conditions in some of the city’s shelters are so bad that many homeless New Yorkers would rather sleep on the streets.
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.