It has been more than 275 days since Governor Cuomo’s last press conference at the state capitol. It is a dearth of public appearances in Albany that has even the capitol press corps perplexed. Albany Times Union state editor Casey Seiler, NY1 statehouse reporter Zack Fink and City & State capitol reporter Ashley Hupfl join Slant editor Nick Powell at the LCA Pressroom in Albany for a bonus podcast to discuss what to make of all this.
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This is a special presentation of our new podcast series entitled Hitting the Books, where we aim to look at how government policies are impacting education. In this first edition we speak with two educators about the Common Core standards — Mark Anderson, a Middle School special education teacher from the Bronx and Lisa DiGaudio, a high school principal from Brooklyn — to get their perspective.
This podcast is sponsored by High Achievement New York
President Obama’s in Cuba, Cuomo’s already been to Cuba, and de Blasio’s back from Somos weekend in Albany – City & State editor at large Gerson Borrero and Editoral director Michael Johnson are here to talk about what it all means. Plus, we’ve got some behind-the-scenes bochinche that the 2017 race for city council speaker is already heating up. I’m slant editor Nick Powell, and this is the Slant podcast.
Editor of the Gotham Gazette Ben Max, Politico New York senior political reporter Azi Paybarah and Politico New York City Hall reporter Gloria Pazmino join City & State columnist Alexis Grenell to debate Women’s History Month. What is its value? What is the role of men in promoting equality for women? The panel discusses these questions and more. Plus Gerson Borrero and Nick Powell have the latest bochinche and buzz.
A former New York senator, a Brooklyn-bred democratic socialist and a Manhattan real estate mogul – the Empire State is playing a big role in this year’s presidential election. New York Democratic Party chair Basil Smikle and Iona College political scientist Jeanne Zaino join us to discuss how New Yorkers might vote and what the state means for the 2016 election. And City & State Editor-at-large Gerson Borerro says the congressional race in Harlem is heating up so much it may head to court.
New York City is in the throes of a homeless crisis. But how did we get here? Daily News editorial board member and columnist Alyssa Katz and NY1 political director Bob Hardt join us to decipher who and what’s to blame for the increase in homelessness and explain how the Cuomo/de Blasio feud plays in.
And City & State Editor-at-large Gerson Borerro says Latinos aren’t feeling the love in the movies OR on a certain cable news station. We have the latest in Bochinche and Buzz.
There’s a groundswell developing over the closing of Rikers Island prison. We’ve brought in two experts on the issue to discuss what’s ahead. New York Civil Liberties Union Executive Director Donna Leiberman and Neil Barsky, founder and chairman of the Marshall Project sit down with us.
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.
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.
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.