January 03, 2018 at 5:30 am

It’s a new year and there is a lot of news beyond the frigid temperatures. Yesterday, Mayor Bill de Blasio began his second term as Mayor of New York City. What’s on his to-do list and can he get it done? Also, on the eve of Governor Cuomo’s State of the State address, we’ll preview what to expect, as we examine the proposals he’s already released for the coming year. Executive Editor and Publisher of City Limits, Jarrett Murphy, gives us some insight into the local politics of the New Year from Manhattan to Albany. There’s controversy swirling in the race for city council speaker. Tomorrow’s vote is expected to name Corey Johnson to the position. But, his selection would not come without fire. We’ll take you inside the fight for the city’s future with City & State reporter, Jeff Coltin. Celebrating 100 years of a women’s right to vote in New York State. Meryl Streep lends her voice to “We Rise,” a documentary exclusively showing at the Center for Women’s History at the New-York Historical Society. We have the details.

Aired on January 2, 2017.


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