Now that one of Governor Cuomo’s former top aides has been found guilty of corruption, we explore the dark underbelly of Albany politics and the impact of the verdict on the Governor’s reputation and future political ambitions. Jennifer Rodgers, executive director of the Center for the Advancement of Public Integrity at Columbia Law School and former federal prosecutor, joins us […]
Joseph Percoco, former aide to Governor Cuomo, has been found guilty of three felonies in his federal corruption trial. In a mixed verdict, he was acquitted of three of the six counts against him. Stay tuned for more on this developing story. Are supervised injection sites for drug users the solution to New York’s opioid overdose epidemic? The controversial approach would […]
Brooklyn Borough President, Eric Adams will hold a gun control rally to coincide with the national school walkout planned by students demanding gun control. He’s here with a purpose and a preview. He’s here with a preview of the protest and to explain why he is standing in solidarity with students, parents and teachers to end this violence. Aired on March […]
Why is child homelessness on the rise in New York City? As part of “Chasing the Dream: Poverty and Opportunity in America,” the multi-platform public media initiative exploring poverty, income equality, and opportunity, Irwin Redlener, MD, author of “What the Dreams of Children Mean for Twenty-First-Century America,” joins us to discuss the factors contributing to this problem. Chasing the Dream: […]
Are supervised injection sites for drug users the solution to New York’s opioid overdose epidemic? The controversial approach would allow addicts to inject drugs under the supervision of a doctor or nurse who can administer an overdose antidote if necessary. Kassandra Frederique, New York State director of the Drug Policy Alliance is here to explain. Aired on March 13, 2018.
We’ll kick off the week with the latest local headlines. A helicopter crash in the East River killed five people, but the pilot walked away safely. The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating what caused the crash and we have the latest on this developing story. Former Nassau County Executive, Ed Mangano, was once one of the most powerful people […]
A change at the helm of New York City schools is underway. Richard Carranza may not have been Mayor Bill de Blasio’s first choice to succeed Carmen Fariña as chancellor, but his challenges are just as great. Randi Weingarten, the president of the American Federation of Teachers, is here with a reaction. Aired on March 12, 2018.
In 2012, Hurricane Sandy’s storm surge flooded the Canarsie Tunnel under the East River, causing severe damage. The MTA will need to shut down the L train between Manhattan and Brooklyn for a projected 15 months beginning in April 2019 to make critical repairs. But how are the half a million L train commuters going to cope? A floating bridge […]
Former Nassau County Executive, Ed Mangano, was once one of the most powerful people on Long Island. Now the jury selection begins as he faces federal corruption charges. Does Governor Cuomo’s friendship with embattled former aide Joe Percoco show a weakness in judgment? Plus, the Governor’s reaction to a potential high profile rival for his job, former Sex and the […]