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What happens when three New York reporters sit in a (small) room and talk politics? Join host Zack Fink and the NY1 political team each week for a conversation where no topic is off-limits and everything is on the record.​

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What happens when three New York reporters sit in a (small) room and talk politics? Join host Zack Fink and the NY1 political team each week for a conversation where no topic is off-limits and everything is on the record.​

    Why Gov. Cuomo Is Accused of Sexual Harassment

    Why Gov. Cuomo Is Accused of Sexual Harassment

    Following weeks of renewed criticism over his policies regarding nursing homes during the pandemic, Gov. Andrew Cuomo is facing sexual harassment allegations by a former aide.

    NY1’s Zack Fink, Juan Manuel Benítez, and Courtney Gross explain how these accusations fit into the narrative that has recently emerged of a governor who often uses bullying and intimidation as a political tactic.

    They also comment on the way the mayoral candidates are reacting to the multiple controversies involving Cuomo. Some of them are calling for investigations and even impeachment.

    We want to hear from you, especially what you think about the governor’s leadership during the pandemic:

    Twitter: #NY1OffTopic or @ZackFinkNews, @JuanMaBenitez, and @Courtneycgross

    Leave a message: 212-379-3440

    Email: yourstoryny1@charter.com

    For more information: www.ny1.com/offtopic

    For more information on the new coronavirus, head to www.ny1.com/coronavirus

    • 29 min
    A Guide to the Cuomo Nursing Home Scandal

    A Guide to the Cuomo Nursing Home Scandal

    In a new chapter to a nursing home controversy that has dogged his administration, Gov. Cuomo went after Queens Assemblyman Ron Kim, one of the most outspoken critics of Cuomo for his handling of the pandemic in facilities for the elderly.

    NY1’s Zack Fink, Juan Manuel Benítez, and Courtney Gross explain how the scandal reached this boiling point, and what this could mean for the governor’s political brand.

    They also discuss the latest in the race for mayor, including who’s leading in popularity and who’s pulling ahead in the fundraising race.

    We want to hear from you, especially what you think about Cuomo’s nursing home policies over the last year:

    Twitter: #NY1OffTopic or @ZackFinkNews, @JuanMaBenitez, and @Courtneycgross

    Leave a message: 212-379-3440

    Email: yourstoryny1@charter.com

    For more information: www.ny1.com/offtopic

    For more information on the new coronavirus, head to www.ny1.com/coronavirus

    • 33 min
    What You Need to Know About the COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout in NYC

    What You Need to Know About the COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout in NYC

    It’s Vaccine Education Week on NY1, so we’re bringing you a very special episode in which political reporters Zack Fink, Juan Manuel Benítez, and Courtney Gross discuss New York’s COVID-19 vaccination program with the chairman of the City Council Committee on Health, Mark Levine, who’s been closely following the rollout in the five boroughs.

    The three hosts also comment on the immunization plans some of the mayoral candidates are putting forward.

    Escucha aquí un podcast especial en español en el que la presentadora de Spectrum News, Ybeth Bruzual conversa con el Dr. Faisal Fakih, un neumólogo con décadas de experiencia. El doctor Fakih habla sobre los mitos de la vacuna COVID y sobre lo que los inmigrantes indocumentados deben saber sobre el proceso de vacunación: https://www.ny1.com/nyc/all-boroughs/news/2021/02/09/5-mitos-sobre-la-vacuna-covid-19-desmentidos-por-un-m-dico

    Learn more about the vaccine and the fight for herd immunity on the latest edition of “Exploring Your Health” at yourhealthexplored.com

    We want to hear from you, especially what you think about the city’s vaccination campaign so far:

    Twitter: #NY1OffTopic or @ZackFinkNews, @Courtneycgross, and @JuanMaBenitez

    Leave a message: 212-379-3440

    Email: yourstoryny1@charter.com

    For more information: ny1.com/offtopic

    For more information on the new coronavirus, head to ny1.com/coronavirus

    • 29 min
    Why Gov. Cuomo's Pandemic Management Is Now Under Fire

    Why Gov. Cuomo's Pandemic Management Is Now Under Fire

    Gov. Cuomo is facing scrutiny on multiple fronts over his handling of the pandemic. NY1's Zack Fink, Juan Manuel Benítez, and Courtney Gross discuss the fallout from the state attorney general's report accusing him of undercounting COVID-19 deaths in nursing homes.

    They also comment on the latest in the mayoral race, including the news that Andrew Yang has tested positive for coronavirus after hitting the streets much more often that most of his rivals.

    We want to hear from you, especially what you think about this year's busy campaign season:

    Twitter: #NY1OffTopic or @ZackFinkNews, @JuanMaBenitez, and @Courtneycgross

    Leave a message: 212-379-3440

    Email: yourstoryny1@charter.com

    For more information: www.ny1.com/offtopic

    For more information on the new coronavirus, head to www.ny1.com/coronavirus

    • 31 min
    Who’s to Blame for New York’s Vaccination Mess?

    Who’s to Blame for New York’s Vaccination Mess?

    The city’s COVID-19 vaccine program is not running smoothly. The vaccine supply is quickly dwindling and, as always, Governor Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio are singing different tunes, causing a great deal of disharmony. NY1’s Zack Fink, Juan Manuel Benítez and Courtney Gross explain what has gone wrong with the rollout and also comment on President Biden’s attempts to increase distribution.
    They also play an excerpt from an exclusive investigation into the discrimination homeless New Yorkers often face when they look for permanent housing through the city’s voucher program.
    We want to hear from you, especially what you think about the mayoral race so far:
    Twitter: @ZackFinkNews @courtneycgross @JuanMaBenitez or #NY1OffTopic
    Leave a message: 212-379-3440
    Email: yourstoryny1@charter.com
    ABOUT THE SHOW
    What happens when three New York reporters sit in a (small) room and talk politics? Join host Zack Fink and the NY1 political team each week for a conversation where no topic is off limits and everything is on the record.

    • 33 min
    What the Biden Presidency Means for New York's Recovery

    What the Biden Presidency Means for New York's Recovery

    Joe Biden's inauguration marks a new beginning not only for the nation, but also for New York. NY1's Zack Fink, Juan Manuel Benitez, and Courtney Gross analyze how the city could benefit from the new balance of power in Washington, where a Brooklynite is now Senate Majority Leader.

    They also react to the news that Mayoral Candidate Andrew Yang has been forced to quarantine after one of his aides tested positive for COVID-19.

    We want to hear from you, especially what you think about the mayoral race so far:

    Twitter: #NY1OffTopic or @ZackFinkNews, @JuanMaBenitez, and @Courtneycgross

    Leave a message: 212-379-3440

    Email: yourstoryny1@charter.com

    For more information: www.ny1.com/offtopic

    For more information on the new coronavirus, head to www.ny1.com/coronavirus

    • 33 min

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