January 08, 2019 at 5:30 am

Many people and businesses no longer use cash to buy and sell items, but for the 25% of New Yorkers who are “underbanked,” is this a form of bias against the poor? As the push for recreational marijuana legalization gets the Governor’s nod, a powerful group of New York officials are vehemently opposed to the plan. Find out why. On a day when the Supreme Court Justice missed her first oral arguments in 25 years, public television airs a special conversation with the Justice. We have your preview.  Now an American citizen, an Iraqi poet on Saddam Hussein’s enemies list reflects on what it means to create art, a new life, and a new identity.

Aired on January 7, 2019.


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