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New York City’s favorite morning anchor pulls back the curtain on the biggest stories around the five boroughs – the impactful, fascinating, and extraordinary headlines reported each week by Spectrum News NY1. Through intimate conversations with the newsroom’s expert journalists, Pat Kiernan illuminates what matters to resident New Yorkers and New Yorkers at heart.

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New York City’s favorite morning anchor pulls back the curtain on the biggest stories around the five boroughs – the impactful, fascinating, and extraordinary headlines reported each week by Spectrum News NY1. Through intimate conversations with the newsroom’s expert journalists, Pat Kiernan illuminates what matters to resident New Yorkers and New Yorkers at heart.

    What the future workplace means for New York City

    What the future workplace means for New York City

    The return to the office will never be the same. Remote work has given many employees a flexibility they never imagined. But what does that mean for the office? And what about all of the industries that will rely on a Monday through Friday, 9-to-5? Even those essential workers will be impacted by the way New York City adapts to the offices of the future. Pat Kiernan speaks with advisor Rishad Tobaccowala and NY1 Reporter Shannan Ferry about how the workplace will affect the New York City of tomorrow.
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    • 29 min
    Where New York stands on climate resiliency

    Where New York stands on climate resiliency

    The summer storms in New York City showed how the five boroughs could be impacted by extreme weather in the future. While city officials want to learn how to better adapt, some question whether the efforts are enough. Pat Kiernan speaks with NY1 Digital Reporter Ari Ephraim Feldman about resiliency efforts in the face of climate change.
     
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    • 29 min
    How school will be different this year

    How school will be different this year

    One million of the city's public school students returned to the classroom this week. And this year, remote learning isn't an option. City officials are assuring parents they've implemented the protocols necessary to keep kids safe, without mandating a vaccine for students. Pat Kiernan speaks with NY1 Education Reporter Jillian Jorgensen about how this school year is modified for the COVID-19 era.
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    • 26 min
    The priorities and potential for NY’s first woman governor

    The priorities and potential for NY’s first woman governor

    Last week, Gov. Kathy Hochul was officially sworn into office, making her the first woman to lead out of Albany. The former lieutenant governor has her priorities to tackle as she begins her term, while she also tries to distance herself from the tarnished Cuomo administration. Pat Kiernan speaks with NY1 Political Director Bob Hardt about this historic move and whether she'll be able to keep the legacy of her former boss at an arm's length.
     
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    • 22 min
    When and how will tourism bounce back in NYC?

    When and how will tourism bounce back in NYC?

    While locals may grumble at tourists, New York City’s finances depend heavily on the money spent by visitors to the five boroughs each year. Although 2019 saw a record number of visitors, the pandemic brought it down to a fraction of that. Pat Kiernan speaks with NY1 Digital Reporter Anna Lucente Sterling, who visited several of the city’s hotels and spoke with industry experts about what needs to happen to get tourism to fully bounce back.
     
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    • 21 min
    Subway stations flooded with rain. Is NYC ready for extreme weather?

    Subway stations flooded with rain. Is NYC ready for extreme weather?

    We all saw the videos: Commuters wading through waist-high water in a subway station. Buckets of water pouring down stairs on another platform.

    For years, the city's transit system has been pummeled by extreme weather. But with more extreme weather in our future, is the city doing enough to protect its infrastructure? Pat Kiernan sits down with his colleagues to discuss.

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    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
84 Ratings

84 Ratings

Jonas450 ,

Great local podcast

Pat is a NY legend. Such a good podcast. Don’t tune out since you might miss out!

CA2387 ,

Great local reporting

Pat Kiernan may be the last impartial reporter left out there! He reports a story without a slant and this concise podcast is a great way to keep up with the latest local news issues. Highly recommend!

SarahNYClifer ,

Perfect!

My workday literally starts with turning on NY1 while I’m still in bed. The dog and I can then get up and start our day. And this podcast is just more good Pat Kiernan/NYC content. (Love hearing about the beginnings of theater - and the Knicks! returning slowly to normal!💙)

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