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Bay Ridge, Brooklyn's own hyper-local progressive podcast!
Join us as we interview local progressive activists and politicians, analyze neighborhood politics and policy proposals, and keep you up-to-date on one of Brooklyn's fastest-growing progressive hotspots.

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    • Politics
    • 4.6 • 19 Ratings

Bay Ridge, Brooklyn's own hyper-local progressive podcast!
Join us as we interview local progressive activists and politicians, analyze neighborhood politics and policy proposals, and keep you up-to-date on one of Brooklyn's fastest-growing progressive hotspots.

    Resign Malliotakis

    Resign Malliotakis

    Our long-awaited episode digging into Nicole Malliotakis's legislative history... such that it is. We'll go over her voting record before digging into a very unusual bill that leads us on a journey back to the 1970s. We'll unravel a web of land-grabs, NIMBYism, political backstabbing, racism, and legal maneuvers to keep Staten Island segregated. And how, aware or not, Nicole's only legislative achievement has its roots in Staten Island's long history of oppression and exclusion.

    • 54 min
    Reforming Our NYPD

    Reforming Our NYPD

    We are joined by Bay Ridge resident and former NYPD officer Mike DeCillis to discuss how we can meaningfully reform a broken police force, and transition it into a police service that keeps us safe without violating our civil rights. From training to culture, we'll explore key flaws that Mike has witnessed firsthand, and figure out how to reform *our* NYPD.

    • 45 min
    Happy Holidays!

    Happy Holidays!

    Whether it is giving some money, to volunteering, to simply going out and enjoying what the neighborhood has to offer, there are many ways to give back this holiday season. Here are a few of them.

    • 12 min
    School's Out

    School's Out

    The school year has been a total mess. So lets figure out how we can do better, and what we should have done different.In today's episode, we're joined by our Senior Education Correspondent Erik Shell. We'll dig into why we should have kept school closed during the pandemic, and how poor leadership and systemic inequality led to a botched hybrid-learning system. We'll debunk Educational Policy arguments made by the CDC, and explore how New York's school system has historically handled pandemics in the past.Finally, we'll look at some major policy initiatives we can undertake to ensure something like this doesn't happen again.----
    Check out the show notes for background info and bonus materialBe sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for more news and analysis!

    • 37 min
    Racist Monuments In Bay Ridge

    Racist Monuments In Bay Ridge

    An episode over two years in the making! Join Dan and our guest John Hagan, a local social studies teacher, as we analyze our local racist monuments. Yes, Bay Ridge is host to multiple Confederate monuments. How did they get here? Why are they still up? And why should we tear them down? Find out!
    We'll expose a never-before-discovered history involving the United Daughters of the Confederacy, greedy Rectors, and a  Lost Cause mythology. Along the way we'll talk about cool Union Generals, Thurgood Marshall's connection to Bay Ridge, and why Robert E Lee disliked living in Brooklyn. As we go, John will connect our local happenings to a broader context of Reconstruction, resurgent racism, and Jim Crow.
    By the end of the show, you'll be equipped to tear apart any argument for keeping these racist monuments standing!
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    Check out the show notes for background info and bonus materialBe sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for more news and analysis!
     

    • 44 min
    Voting In A Pandemic

    Voting In A Pandemic

    It's seems like longer, but it's been four years since the 2016 elections. And now more than ever, our vote matters in the upcoming election. But frustratingly, it seems like things are getting in the way of an easy, simple election day. From Postal Service shenanigans to COVID-19, never before has our electoral process been more fraught. So today on the show, we're going to do a quick guide on how to vote in a pandemic.
    We'll let you know the key deadlines for this years election, and some of the ways you can make your voice heard in addition to going to the polls on election day. We'll cover Absentee Ballots, how to mail them, and some of the common ways people mess them up. We'll also go over Early Voting, which is a great way to avoid the crowds but still get your vote counted on Election Day itself.----
    Check out the show notes for background info and bonus materialBe sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for more news and analysis!
     

    • 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

Hlk209 ,

I feel lucky to have Radio Free Bay Ridge as a resource!

Well-made, insightful, access to candidates and politicians, and it's all about my very own neighborhood!? So glad I discovered this podcast and hope it continues a long time. Local politics are the most important place to engage that many people don't. So glad to have a resource like this to get more informed on issues that directly affect me and how I can make an impact at the grassroots level.

Alec Bings ,

Hyper-local Progressivism

We've needed something like this forever. I love the idea of local news and analysis, but even more interesting is getting introduced to our neighborhood activists and organizers. Community building FTW!

TheIllustriousMallory ,

Great job! Good info, with great insight

This is a great new podcast that really delves into local issues and gives specific consideration and thoughtful discussion to hyper-local issues that wouldn't ordinarily get a lot of press or commentary. Keep up the good work, folks!

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