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Breaking Down Gov. Cuomo's Budget Proposal

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 15:35:56 -0500

Facing a $4.4B deficit, Governor Cuomo presented his budget plan this week. Karen DeWitt, Capitol bureau chief for New York State Public Radio and Fred Mogul, WNYC Albany reporter, offer analysis.

Breaking Down Gov. Cuomo's Budget Proposal

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New Changes Are Coming to Your News Feed

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 10:58:11 -0500

Kurt Wagner, senior editor, social media, for Recode, explains the changes Facebook is making to its news feed plus how these changes will affect what users see, why the company is doing this and whether the fake news stories that popped up during the 2016 election have anything to do with this. You can also read his story about why these changes are unique on Recode.


Ask the Mayor: Tackling the Cold, Heat Outage in NYCHA, Congestion Pricing

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Ask the Mayor; The New York State Democrats' 2018 Legislative Priorities; Sessions to Roll Back Marijuana Legalization; Pushing for Impeachment

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0500

Coming up on today's show:

  • Bill de Blasio, mayor of New York City , takes calls from listeners and discusses this week in NYC.
  • Maria McFarland Sánchez-Moreno, executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance, talks about Jeff Sessions decision to rescind Obama-era guidance by the Department of Justice allowing states to implement their own marijuana laws with limited federal interference.

  • As the new legislative session begins in Albany, Andrea Stewart-Cousins, New York State Senate Minority Leader (D-35), reacts to the governor's State of the State address and talks about a package of bills to combat sexual harassment, a potential re-unification deal with the IDC and more legislative priorities.

  • Tom Steyer, billionaire hedge fund manager and Democratic party donor and activist, talks about his online petition effort (at 4 million+ signatures) calling for the impeachment of President Trump and the pushback from some other Democrats.

Firm Behind Russia Dossier Calls for Release of Its Testimony

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 15:06:46 -0500

David Corn, Washington bureau chief of Mother Jones and MSNBC analyst, talks about recent reporting that the Trump Russia investigation was triggered by a tip from U.S. allies, not the Christopher Steele dossier.

Firm Behind Russia Dossier Calls for Release of Its Testimony

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