Podcast by WCNY
Union blames cozy health care contracting for high medical bills
June 14, 2021 - After adding up their health plan costs, 32BJ Health Fund Director Sarah Rothstein decided her members could save money by avoiding one high-priced hospital and is leading a legislative push to potential bring healthcare costs down.
Lawmakers pave the way to covert NYC hotels into affordable housing
June 14, 2021 - Gateway Housing President Ted Houghton breaks down a campaign by state lawmakers to invest $100 million into transforming Manhattan hotels into residences for the homeless and housing insecure.
Subverting the school-to-prison pipeline in New York
June 14, 2021 - Lisa Freeman, director of special litigation for the juvenile rights practice at the Legal Aid Society, discusses legislation that made its way through the Capitol - and one bill that didn't - designed to end the school-to-prison pipeline.
New York on precipice of decriminalizing syringe possession after years of advocacy
June 14, 2021 - Proponents of harm reduction are applauding state lawmakers for passing legislation that would decriminalize possession of syringes, but they say more needs to be done to combat the war on drugs, including the creation of safe consumption sites for illicit drugs and eventually decriminalize all drugs.
Who's in and who's out at the MTA
June 11, 2021 - New York Daily News transit report Clayton Guse helps us make sense of the leadership changes at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
Epidemiologist questions Cuomo's threshold for return to normalcy
June 11, 2021 - Dr. Denis Nash, executive director of the CUNY Institute for Implementation Science in Population Health, weighs in on Gov. Andrew Cuomo's plan to dramatically scale back pandemic restrictions once 70 percent of New York adults have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Fresh Air for state politics
A curious host with great guests about relevant state government issues.
Must listen for state government fans
This is a great way to keep up with what’s happening in Albany and get to know the players guiding state government.
Great interview style
Enjoy host David Lombardo’s approach to his interviews. This is a lively listen.