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.
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.
Executive Director of the New Renaissance Basketball Association, or “The Rens,” Andy Borman explains how he’s leading young athletes to use the color orange to help end gun violence.
We get an update on Long Island’s pollution problem, hear the latest on a City Council proposal that would impact the fate of the city’s historic sites and learn about actress and activist Anna Deavere Smith’s efforts to end the school-to-prison pipeline. Plus, we go inside a Brooklyn school that’s using a unique program to prepare students for careers in science.
We go inside a Brooklyn high school that’s using a unique program to prepare students for the growing field of STEM: science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
As part of “Chasing The Dream,” the multi-platform public media initiative on poverty and opportunity in America, we’re joined by politician-turned-activist Christine Quinn to hear how she’s working to give homeless women and children a new start.