An Indecent Healthcare Plan?Podcast
October 10, 2017 at 8:48 pm

Recently Manhattan Assemblymen Richard Gottfried told us about his single payer bill, the New York Health Act. Now Bill Hammond, director of the Empire Center for Public Policy, a non-partisan, non-profit, independent think tank, joins host Jenna Flanagan to share his skepticism of the single payer plan. Hammond explains his concerns about the projected expense of the single payer bill […]

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Defeating Breast Cancer with HumorPodcast
October 05, 2017 at 4:49 pm

Actress and comedian Caitlin Brodnick joins host Jenna Flanagan to discuss her new book “Dangerous Boobies: Breaking Up with My Time-Bomb Breasts” and her experience having a preventative double mastectomy at 28-years-old. Brodnick describes learning that she had the BRCA-1 genetic mutation, the two years she spent in denial before undergoing her mastectomy, and the levity she craved on her […]

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Something You Don’t Know About “Freakonomics Radio”Podcast
October 03, 2017 at 5:49 pm

Stephen Dubner, co-creator of “Freakonomics Radio,” one of the most popular and long running podcasts, joins host Jenna Flanagan to talk about talk about the podcast, his new podcast/gameshow “Tell Me Something I Don’t Know” and more. Dubner details the process of co-authoring Freakonomics and Super Freakonomics with Steven Levitt, the genesis of the podcast and the freedom of the […]

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Toshi Salvino: NYC’s Living DollPodcast
September 28, 2017 at 5:33 pm

Toshi Salvino, a Brooklyn-based Instagram star known for her anime inspired, goth/fairy aesthetic, joins host Jenna Flanagan to talk about her life as a living art doll in New York City. Salvino talks about fairies, the spiritual experience of applying makeup, self-reflection and drawing inspiration from the Harajuku Japanese subculture.

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A Decent Healthcare Plan?Podcast
September 27, 2017 at 6:27 pm

In this episode, Manhattan Assemblyman Richard Gottfried joins host Jenna Flanagan to discuss his New York Health Act and his multiple attempts to pass single payer healthcare in New York. Assemblyman Gottfried talks about New Yorker’s rights to accessible healthcare and working toward a more equitable option as the nation’s insurance crisis deepens. MetroFocus airs 7 nights a week on […]

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Talking Television w/ Jon Gabrus & Lauren LapkusPodcast
September 21, 2017 at 3:18 pm

In this episode, Lauren Lapkus, best known for her role in Netflix’s “Orange is the New Black,” and Jon Gabrus, a comedian known for podcasts like, “Comedy Bang Bang!,” join host Jenna Flanagan to talk about their new podcast “Raised by TV,” which recently premiered at the Now Hear This podcast festival in New York. Lapkus and Gabrus discuss the […]

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Closing the Education GapPodcast
September 19, 2017 at 7:01 pm

In this episode, Eva Moskowitz, founder and CEO of the New York City based Success Academy Charter Schools, joins host Jenna Flanagan to discuss education inequity. Moskowitz, who is also author of “The Education of Eva Moskowitz,” which chronicles her campaign to reform public education, talks about leveling the playing field, charter school horror stories, the role of parent choice […]

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Comedy in Politics? – “Lovett or Leave It”Podcast
September 14, 2017 at 6:04 pm

In this episode, Jon Lovett, host of “Lovett or Leave It” and co-host of “Pod Save America,” joins host Jenna Flanagan to discuss politics through the lens of comedy. Lovett, who was also the former speech writer for President Obama, sheds light on taking audiences to inconceivable, often uncomfortable places, surrounding political conversations.

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Schumer’s D.C. RevolutionPodcast
September 12, 2017 at 5:40 pm

In this episode, following President Trump’s decision to raise the federal debt ceiling, Ellis Henican, a columnist for Metro, joins host Jenna Flanagan for an analysis of how New York’s Senator Chuck Schumer successfully convinced President Trump to side with Democrats on the subject. Henican will expound on the media reaction, implications of Hurricane Harvey and Irma relief efforts, where […]

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Back to SchoolPodcast
September 07, 2017 at 5:09 pm

In this episode, as kids across the country head back into the classrooms, Jeff Colton, New York City reporter for City and State, joins host Jenna Flanagan for an analysis of the politics of education. Colton will discuss the influence of Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia and Regents Chancellor Betty Rosa, the growth of charter schools in New York and Governor […]

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Primary DayPodcast
September 05, 2017 at 5:43 pm

In this episode, Nick Powell, Opinion and Features editor at City and State, joins host Jenna Flanagan to discuss primary elections in New York. The election enthusiasts discuss the Brooklyn DA race, City Council races for District 21 in Queens and District 18 in the Bronx, low voter turnout for primary elections and more. Credits: HOST/EXECUTIVE PRODUCER JENNA FLANAGAN EXECUTIVE […]

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Women in PoliticsPodcast
August 31, 2017 at 4:40 pm

In this episode, New York City Councilwoman Helen Rosenthal joins host Jenna Flanagan to discuss women in politics. As we continue to consider candidates to support at all levels of government, there is a clear trend that politics is still a boys club. Councilwoman Rosenthal will discuss what’s keeping women off the ballot, why this continues to happen and how […]

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