March 14, 2018 at 5:30 am

Joseph Percoco, former aide to Governor Cuomo, has been found guilty of three felonies in his federal corruption trial. In a mixed verdict, he was acquitted of three of the six counts against him. Stay tuned for more on this developing story. Are supervised injection sites for drug users the solution to New York’s opioid overdose epidemic?  The controversial approach would allow addicts to inject drugs under the supervision of a doctor or nurse who can administer an overdose antidote if necessary. Kassandra Frederique, New York State director of the Drug Policy Alliance is here to explain.Why is child homelessness on the rise in New York City? As part of “Chasing the Dream: Poverty and Opportunity in America,” the multi-platform public media initiative exploring poverty, income equality, and opportunity, Irwin Redlener, MD, author of “What the Dreams of Children Mean for Twenty-First-Century America,” joins us to discuss the factors contributing to this problem. Brooklyn Borough President, Eric Adams will hold a gun control rally to coincide with the national school walkout planned by students demanding gun control.  He’s here with a purpose and a preview. He’s here with a preview of the protest and to explain why he is standing in solidarity with students, parents and teachers to end this violence.

Aired on March 13, 2018.


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