May 17, 2018 at 5:30 am

Mayor de Blasio and the NYPD will reform policies on marijuana enforcement in the city. New York City’s Public Advocate Letitia James joins us to share her take on the legalization debate. Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez joins us to discuss the cutting edge “Justice 2020” initiative, which intends to keep Brooklyn safe and strengthen community trust in the criminal justice system through legal reform. Last night, Chris Lehane, Airbnb’s head of global policy and communications, told us why the company believes its program is a boon to New Yorkers. Tonight New York City’s Comptroller Scott Stringer tells us why he disagrees. As the royal wedding quickly approaches, we’ll be celebrating the forthcoming nuptials of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, with a decidedly New York twist.

Aired on May 16, 2018.


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