September 25, 2018 at 5:30 am

Could Michael Bloomberg be running for president in 2020? What toll did the Percoco verdict take on New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo? Mayor Bill de Blasio is being sued for holding up the release of fare evasion data in the subway. We have City and State’s list of political winners and losers as we head into the week. If you ride the subway, you’ve likely witnessed someone jumping the turnstile to beat the fare. But, are police primarily prosecuting minorities for this crime? A new report says yes. As PBS’ The Great American Read rages on, we head over to a Manhattan literary landmark to grab a seat where giants of the genre once held court, but not their tongues. A podcast from WNYC Studios explores one of rap music’s most promising young stars, and the blood disease that cut his life short.

Aired on September 24, 2018.


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