February 06, 2019 at 5:30 am

For many states, the decriminalization of pot is bringing promises of tax windfalls and potential tourism. But, one former New York Times reporter is going against the grain, taking a deeper look at the mental and medical dangers of the drug. What’s the state of Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation into allegations of Russian collusion? And, has the media been fair and accurate in its coverage of Donald Trump’s presidency? Veteran journalist Jonathan Alter is here with his analysis. Fortune and luck lie ahead as we ring in the Year of the Pig. Millions around the world will be celebrating the start of the Chinese Lunar New Year. We’ll join the celebration with a decidedly New York twist.

Aired on February 5, 2019.


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