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.

Somos Live Podcast Launch featuring state Comptroller Tom DiNapoli

City & State Opinion Editor Nick Powell and Editor-at-Large Gerson Borrero give their take on the latest political issues. C&S reporter Sarina Trangle delivers commentary on IDNYC. State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli joins us for an interview about the Puerto Rican debt crisis and fiscal issues in New York. Nick and Gerson share some political gossip in our “Bochinche and Buzz” segment.