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    • 4.6 • 39 Ratings

Podcast by WCNY

    Union blames cozy health care contracting for high medical bills

    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.

    • 11 min
    Lawmakers pave the way to covert NYC hotels into affordable housing

    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.

    • 12 min
    Subverting the school-to-prison pipeline in New York

    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.

    • 13 min
    New York on precipice of decriminalizing syringe possession after years of advocacy

    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.

    • 13 min
    Who's in and who's out at the MTA

    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.

    • 13 min
    Epidemiologist questions Cuomo's threshold for return to normalcy

    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.

    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
39 Ratings

39 Ratings

CrazyLady2016 ,

Fresh Air for state politics

A curious host with great guests about relevant state government issues.

The Power Broker ,

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.

BethanyBump ,

Great interview style

Enjoy host David Lombardo’s approach to his interviews. This is a lively listen.

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