Ronnie M. Eldridge, articulate, outspoken, and passionate member of the New York City Council from 1989 to 2001, hosts this series which covers the issues and institutions, the people and politics of New York City.
Heath Brown: Lobbying the New President
Preparing for the transition of an elected president can begin in May, long before the election and inauguration. Teams of friends, lobbyists government experts plan, in secret - personnel, policy, organization. Heath Brown discusses money & transparency
Helen Rosenthal: New York City Councilmember, District 6
Helen Rosenthal, City Council, describes why her time in office has lived up to her expectations: integrated schools in District 6, district aid based on need, competent leaders; yet, "transactions"-'do for me and I'll do for you' still part of politics
Julie C. Suk: We the Women: The Unstoppable Mothers of the Equal Rights Amendment
REMEMBER THE LADIES, wrote Abigail Adams to John, in 1776, opening Julie Suk's book, "We the Women: The Unstoppable Mothers of the Equal Rights Amendment." But he didn't! CUNY Professor Suk describes the women who for 100 years fought for ERA's passage.
Jennifer Hercman: Adaptive Design & Not-for-Profts
Adaptive Design's craftspeople and designers create equipment aiding physically impaired children and adults to better function in their daily lives. Jennifer Hercman and board member Ronnie Eldridge discuss the challenges to a modest not-for-profit group
Luke Hayes: Campaign Manager for Jamaal Bowman
Luke Hayes, campaign manager for Jamaal Bowman's successful primary campaign, discusses organizing a campaign, familiarizing the public with a candidate, volunteers, raising funds, endorsements, getting a candidate's message out to the voter and more.
Domestic Violence Survivors Justice Act, An Important Reform
A collaboration of remarkable women: activists, lawyers, students, policy makers, formerly incarcerated women discuss the impact of the Domestic Violence Survivors Justice Act and domestic violence on the sentencing of women in prison.