The Slant – New York City’s Housing Balancing Act

Z-Q-A, M-I-H, F-A-R… There are a lot of acronyms being thrown around with Mayor Bill de Blasio’s housing plan. Daily News Investigative reporter Greg Smith joins us to cut through it all and explain what’s at stake over New York City’s affordable housing. And City & State Editor-at-large Gerson Borerro has been party-hopping this weekend in Albany – he tells us about how de Blasio crashed a party in order to upstage a potential rival, in this week’s bochinche and buzz.

The Slant – Special – Sex Work and the City

City & State Columnist Alexis Grenell is joined by journalist Melissa Gira Grant and Kate D’Adamo of the Sex Workers Project to talk about how sex work is discussed in New York – and why aggressive prosecution of traffickers might not be the answer.

The Slant – A Bronx Tale

Mayor de Blasio heads to the Bronx and delivers a sleepy state of the city speech with some ambitious policy proposals. So what should we make of mayor de Blasio’s speech? We break down the details. Plus as the presidential primary season rages on, what will be the impact of the national election on New York State? And in our Bochinche and Buzz segment, find out what the former chief of staff to then-Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver had to say in an encounter with Gerson Borrero.

The Slant – JCOPE’s Judging Journalists

This week – how will new regulations from JCOPE impact journalists’ ability to communicate with political consultants? Daily News Columnist Harry Siegel and former Daily News Columnist Bill Hammond are with us to discuss. And why is the New York City Council asking for a pay raise even higher than an advisory board recommended? Also, Gerson Borrero makes his triumphant return to the studio to give us an exclusive report about a new member of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s cabinet in Bochinche and Buzz.
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The Slant – Money and Politics 101

How will Mayor de Blasio’s political and financial interests impact this year’s city budget and what’s behind the rumors of a Michael Bloomberg run for president? Columbia University professor of political science and former special adviser to Mayor Bloomberg for governance and strategic planning Ester Fuchs is with us to discuss. And what forces are at play in the “Boogie Down Bronx” as de Blasio gets ready to deliver his State of the City address in that borough? Gerson Borrero gives us the bochinche and buzz.

The Slant – Horses and Subways and Uber, oh my!

We discuss the Uber debate, New York City’s horse carriage debacle, and Governor Cuomo’s plans for transportation and infrastructure in the state with columnist and author Nicole Gelinas. Plus Gerson Borrero joins us for some bochinche and buzz about Assemblyman Charles Barron, who interrupted Governor Cuomo’s State of the State address.

The Slant – Looking at the 2016 Landscape in Albany

State Senator Liz Krueger, Slant editor Nick Powell, and columnist Alexis Grenell look at what’s ahead in government and politics during 2016, from ethics to paid family leave to the electoral landscape.

Slant – The Rumble in Central New York

Former State Senator Cecilia Tkaczyk, columnist Alexis Grenell, and opinion editor Nick Powell discuss the recent controversy between Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney and Syracuse mayor Stephanie Miner.  Also, predictions about what 2016 might mean for New York’s most prominent elected officials.

Special – The Skelos Hits The Fan

City & State Opinion Editor Nick Powell, Editorial Director Michael Johnson and Columnist Alexis Grenell discuss the arrest of former state Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos, its impact on control of the state Senate and the 2016 elections, and what it means for the future of US Attorney Preet Bharara’s career.

Special: John Lindsay staffers discuss mayor’s legacy

It has been 50 years since John Lindsay was first elected mayor of New York City. He was a charismatic figure who served at a difficult time. Former staffers Betsy Gotbaum, Sid Davidoff and Gordon J. Davis sat down with City & State Editorial Director Michael Johnson to discuss his legacy.