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RAMPA Podcast is dedicated to english speaking listeners and it is information service about Politics, New York, Poland and Polonia in USA. Rampa Podcast is part of Radio RAMPA network in New York.

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RAMPA Podcast is dedicated to english speaking listeners and it is information service about Politics, New York, Poland and Polonia in USA. Rampa Podcast is part of Radio RAMPA network in New York.

    How immigration law and international relations may be altered by coronavirus

    How immigration law and international relations may be altered by coronavirus

    How immigration law and international relations may be altered by coronavirus pandemic?

    This is the topic of discussion with RAMPA News guests:

    Michael J. Wildes - Mayor of Englewood, NJ. A Managing Partner at Wildes & Weinberg Law Office, a former federal prosecutor with the United States Attorney’s Office in Brooklyn. Some of Michael Wildes recent clients include First Lady Melania Trump.

    dr Sabina Klimek - Assistant Professor Warsaw School of Economics and vicepresident of the Polish American Chamber of Commerce, North-East 

    Karolina Dehnhard, Esq. - Managing Director of International Transaction Group at Lindabury McCormick and President of the Polish American Chamber of Commerce, North-East.

    • 24 min
    NYC Councilman Holden on essential businesses, prisoners release from Rikers and homeless shelter in Glendale

    NYC Councilman Holden on essential businesses, prisoners release from Rikers and homeless shelter in Glendale

    Rampa News guest is councilman Robert Holden, who talks about current coronavirus situation in New York City. 

    New Yorkers will face new reality starting evening night, and Councilman is ready to help out with clarifying some of the directives.

    Councilman addresses the following topics: city response to coronavirus - which businesses are considered essential? How will the new order "to pause" be enforced in the city?
    Schools are closed and remote learning is in effect - what the food aide is available to NYC students? Where can we get tested in NYC? Local issue: Glendale homeless shelter already operation?

    • 15 min
    Councilman Robert Holden on census, elections, crime, homelessness, transportation and education in NYC

    Councilman Robert Holden on census, elections, crime, homelessness, transportation and education in NYC

    Rampa News guest is Robert Holden, New York City Councilman representing District 30, including Maspeth, Ridgewood, Glendale, Middle Village, Woodhaven and Woodside.
    In conversation with Monika Adamski, Robert Holden sums up year 2019, and talks about plans for 2020.
    We start off with a proposed redesign of the bus network in Queens and what community input can be. Councilman also confirms, there is a study to be conducted about possible subway line connecting Bay Ridge with Astoria, through Middle Village.
    Councilman gives and update on the grade fraud investigations, as well as criminal justice reform.
    The next topic is homeless situation – Councilman talks about the best scenarios on how to help the homeless, and he also evaluates Mayor Bill de Blasio’s actions in this topic.
    2020 is a census year. Councilman explains why everybody should participate, and what are the risks if we choose not to. Also, 2020 is an election year, and councilman encourages to vote – he also presents his stance on non-citizens, holding NY Driver’s Licenses voting.

    • 30 min
    Assemblyman Joseph Lentol on criminal reform, protecting tenants laws and changes coming in 2020 - Rampa News

    Assemblyman Joseph Lentol on criminal reform, protecting tenants laws and changes coming in 2020 - Rampa News

    Radio RAMPA visited US Ambassador to Poland Georgette Mosbacher in her residence in Warsaw. The interview took place on November 13, exactly a week after the Visa Waiver Program for Poland was announced, and two days after it started being effective.
    Ambassador Mosbacher talks about the backstage of the decision on including Poland into the Visa Waiver Program – our country was waiting for that moment for over two decades. How did it happen so quickly? What steps had to be made? How the date of November 11 was chosen?
    Ambassador Mosbacher also talks about her memories associated with Poles, about Polish-American alliance and what’s next in her agenda. She describes her cooperation with Polish government: Monika Adamski, the editor in chief of Radio RAMPA, asks Madam Ambassador if there is anything that troubles her in Poland and if there is anything in Poland, that she would want to see at home? Ambassador describes Poland as a strong NATO leader in the Eastern flank, and appreciates what Poland has achieved for the last 30 years.
    Ambassador is also asked how does she respond to the situation in the United States – how in her opinion President Donald Trump deals with the impeachment proceedings?
    At the end, Ambassador talks about her values, what keeps her in line when it comes to dealing with difficult people and situations and her most memorable “NO” moments.

    • 26 min
    Consul General Maciej Golubiewski saying goodbye to New York - Rampa News

    Consul General Maciej Golubiewski saying goodbye to New York - Rampa News

    After three years of being a Consul General of Poland in New York, Maciej Golubiewski is leaving for Brussels, Europe, where he will be a chief of cabinet of Janusz Wojciechowski, Commissioner of Agriculture in the European Union Commission.
    In an interview, recorded on his last full day in New York, Mr. Golubiewski sums up his three years in office, talking about the most memorable events as well as the most challenging issues he faced.
    Mr. Golubiewski also talks about the upcoming changes at the Polish Consulate in New York.

    • 24 min
    Daniel Kurzyna – first Polish-American to serve as a chief of staff at NYC council’s office

    Daniel Kurzyna – first Polish-American to serve as a chief of staff at NYC council’s office

    Rampa News guest is Daniel Kurzyna, chief of staff of New York City Councilman Robert Holden. Daniel is the first Polish-American to hold such a high position in the New York City council. In conversation with Monika Adamski of Radio RAMPA, Daniel speaks about the beginning of his political career and what made him fall in love with politics. Daniel talks about his experience with helping his constituents and also, shares his proudest moments. Daniel also advises how can you get involved in local politics and what does it take to become a chief of staff in New York City Council.

    • 14 min

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