HOST INTRO: Tech company Amazon broke up with Long Island City on Valentine’s Day. But some New Yorkers, including Governor Andrew Cuomo, are still trying to salvage the relationship. For the past two weeks, Cuomo has been calling Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to try to woo back HQ2, the New York Times […]
HOST INTRO: New York City’s election for public advocate is Tuesday. It’s happening now because Tish James, who used to hold the seat of city watchdog, just started as the state’s attorney general. But since it’s an off-season special election, it’s nonpartisan. That means even when candidates identify as Democrats or Republicans, those parties […]
HOST INTRO: The political fallout of Amazon pulling out of Long Island City is making its way to a local election. As Ali Swenson reports, two lawmakers in Queens are using it to stand out in a crowded race. SWENSON 1: City Council Member Eric Ulrich is in a hurry. ((SOUND: Bustle outside Fox News. […]
Bill O’Reilly. Harvey Weinstein. Matt Lauer. President Trump. Stories of sexual harassment are everywhere. New York City is addressing the issue head-on with a new set of laws that will affect every public and private business in the city. Wendy Rhodes begins our story with a street side poll. “Yes, I’ve suffered sexual harassment at […]
HOST INTRO: Last week marked 100 days since President Trump’s decision to move the Israeli embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The embassy will open on May 14th to coincide with the 70th anniversary of Israel’s founding. The move is greeted with enthusiasm by the Israeli government, hostility from Palestinians. And caused a rift among […]
Dalton: I’m Meg Dalton. You’re listening to Uptown Radio. Long-Higgins: And I’m Hannah Long-Higgins. Donald Trump is spending the rainy weekend at his golf club in New Jersey after a big day yesterday. Republicans in the House narrowly passed a health care bill that would replace Obamacare. DALTON: And in the evening the […]
Since Donald Trump was elected President, frustrated voters have been calling their representatives to protest everything from travel bans to cabinet nominations. But learning how to make those calls can be tricky. Kamila Kudelska takes a closer look at what it’s like to make the call.
Two weeks from Tuesday, New York City voters will have their chance to weigh in on The Presidential Primary. But that’s not the only race coming to a head in New York on April 19th. It’s also a special election to fill the seat of former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver. Silver was once one of the most powerful politicians in Albany, but he was convicted last November on seven counts of corruption. Reporter Stephan Bisaha went to the Lower East Side to see how Silver’s influence is being felt in the race to replace him.
This presidential election season, Islam has become polarizing issue. And many Muslims say they’re tired of their religion being treated like a platform talking point—like guns, or taxes. In New York, and around the country, Muslims are mobilizing politically—using their votes in increasing numbers to speak for themselves. Erin Golackson has more.
Every year around this time, tens of thousands of New York teenagers enter the lottery. And no, I’m not talking about Powerball. Instead, it’s the Summer Youth Employment Program. Applications for the city-funded internship program opened this week. And if this year’s lottery is like the last, over half the young adults who apply won’t get in. Now though, a growing chorus of advocates and city officials are working to change that. Adrian Ma has the details.
The Justice Department will soon press corruption charges against New Jersey senator Robert Menendez. The case centers on the financial relationship between Menendez and a Florida ophthalmologist. That’s happening less than a month months after Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was indicted for corruption. Fordham Law School hosted a conference today to address how corruption affects American politics, and suggested a few answers.