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NY1’s Errol Louis has been interviewing powerful politicians and cultural icons for years, but it’s when the TV cameras are turned off that things really get interesting. From career highlights, to personal moments, to stories that have never been told, join Errol each week for intimate conversations with the people who are shaping the future of New York and beyond. Listen to "You Decide with Errol Louis" every Wednesday, wherever you listen to podcasts.

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    • 4.7 • 127 Ratings

NY1’s Errol Louis has been interviewing powerful politicians and cultural icons for years, but it’s when the TV cameras are turned off that things really get interesting. From career highlights, to personal moments, to stories that have never been told, join Errol each week for intimate conversations with the people who are shaping the future of New York and beyond. Listen to "You Decide with Errol Louis" every Wednesday, wherever you listen to podcasts.

    Craig Newmark: Craigslist founder fights to protect democracy

    Craig Newmark: Craigslist founder fights to protect democracy

    Craig Newmark founded Craigslist in San Francisco in 1995. It was an immediate sensation, and has become one of the busiest digital marketplaces in the world, currently covering 70 countries. His attention however, has most recently turned to protecting the future of democracy, focusing most specifically on the organized disinformation programs that are designed to confuse and divide the public.
    Newmark sat down with Errol Louis for a discussion about how the ongoing threat to democracy is incredibly serious. So serious that he has put up $250 million of his own money to help defend against it. The conversation also touched on what we as individuals can do to get involved, the power of TikTok and the uncertain future of journalism. And as a recent transplant to New York City, Newmark also commented on the importance of supporting institutions like CUNY and the 92nd Street Y, New York.
    Join the conversation, weigh in on Twitter using the hashtag #NY1YouDecide or give us a call at 212-379-3440 and leave a message. Or send an email to YourStoryNY1@charter.com

    • 26 min
    Darren Walker: Philanthropy and the push for systemic change

    Darren Walker: Philanthropy and the push for systemic change

    Darren Walker knows philanthropy. After a lengthy tenure at the Rockefeller Foundation, he is currently the president of the Ford Foundation. Walker is actively working on fighting urban poverty on a national level, while examining the root causes of it.
    He sat down with Errol Louis for a discussion about his career thus far and what he still hopes to accomplish. Along the way, they talked about how the outcomes of our criminal justice system are completely predictable, and how he still maintains a belief in the “goodness” of American people.
    They also touched on his time as commander of France’s Order of Arts and Letters, and a recent piece he wrote about respecting the rules of civil discourse.
    Join the conversation, weigh in on Twitter using the hashtag #NY1YouDecide or give us a call at 212-379-3440 and leave a message. Or send an email to YourStoryNY1@charter.com

    • 27 min
    Carolyn Maloney: Reflecting on a trailblazing career from City Council to Congress

    Carolyn Maloney: Reflecting on a trailblazing career from City Council to Congress

    Rep. Carolyn Maloney lost a highly competitive primary in the 12th Congressional District to her colleague and friend Rep. Jerry Nadler, ending a thirty year run on Capitol Hill. But she’s not dwelling on that. Maloney sat down with Errol Louis to discuss her storied multiple decade career, which includes a series of firsts for women in politics starting in her time at the City Council.
    She also talked about how she helped create the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act and the Credit Cardholders’ Bill of Rights, which protects consumers from high fees and unfair practices.
    And as chair of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, she discussed her priorities for her last couple of months in office, such as leading an investigation into former President Donald Trump’s financial records.
    Join the conversation, weigh in on Twitter using the hashtag #NY1YouDecide or give us a call at 212-379-3440 and leave a message. Or send an email to YourStoryNY1@charter.com

    • 26 min
    Brad Lander: Hurricane Ida one year later

    Brad Lander: Hurricane Ida one year later

    As the city marks the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Ida and more than 100 families remain displaced, city Comptroller Brad Lander joined Errol to discuss the push to legalize basement apartments in the five boroughs and explain why the city denied thousands of property damage claims.
    He also shared what he saw during a recent visit to Rikers Island and reacted to Mayor Eric Adams’ remarks questioning the plan to close the notorious jail complex. And from the city’s employment levels to rising rent prices, he weighed in on the state of the city’s economy.
    Join the conversation, weigh in on Twitter using the hashtag #NY1YouDecide or give us a call at 212-379-3440 and leave a message. Or send an email to YourStoryNY1@charter.com

    • 34 min
    Ben Max: Why Nadler toppled Maloney

    Ben Max: Why Nadler toppled Maloney

    After a competitive election cycle, Jerry Nadler overwhelmingly defeated Carolyn Maloney, ending her three-decade career in Congress. Errol analyzed the results of primary night with Ben Max of Gotham Gazette. They discussed what led to Nadler’s victory in the hard-fought matchup. And in the 10th Congressional District, they talked about Dan Goldman’s lead and projected win, as the city Board of Elections prepares to count absentee ballots.
    They also weighed in on the results of the state Senate races, in which incumbents largely held onto their seats.
    Join the conversation, weigh in on Twitter using the hashtag #NY1YouDecide or give us a call at 212-379-3440 and leave a message. Or send an email to YourStoryNY1@charter.com
    ABOUT THE SHOW
    NY1’s Errol Louis has been interviewing powerful politicians and cultural icons for years, but it’s when the TV cameras are turned off that things really get interesting. From career highlights, to personal moments, to stories that have never been told, join Errol each week for intimate conversations with the people who are shaping the future of New York and beyond. Listen to "You Decide with Errol Louis" every Wednesday, wherever you listen to podcasts.
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    Brigid Bergin: Candidates for Congress spar in NY1 debate

    Brigid Bergin: Candidates for Congress spar in NY1 debate

    This week, six of the leading Democratic candidates for New York's 10th Congressional District squared off in a primary debate, co-hosted by Spectrum News NY1 and WNYC-Gothamist.
    Moderators Errol Louis and Brigid Bergin of WNYC weighed in on the highlights of the showdown, including the moments candidates attacked each other on issues of personal investments and differing policy views.
    Errol and Brigid shared their thoughts and insights, including what they thought about the candidates’ answers to a question about former Mayor Bill de Blasio.
    And if you missed any part, you can listen to the entire debate immediately after their discussion.
    Join the conversation, weigh in on Twitter using the hashtag #NY1YouDecide or give us a call at 212-379-3440 and leave a message. Or send an email to YourStoryNY1@charter.com

    • 2 hr 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
127 Ratings

127 Ratings

formerly happy user111 ,

Errol is a fantastic interviewer

He presses people in an extremely fair way, but he presses. He creates full preambles to his questions for exceptional context, which makes it difficult for his subjects to dodge.

RossEscambiaCounty ,

Loved the Dickens deep dive

Very interesting history of early 1990 nyc politics. I’d love to hear more pieces like that over different moments in the cities history. The show is great overall as well.

Daveindiego ,

This guy doesn’t understand how Democracy works

This guy apparently doesn’t think New York voters are capable of making their own choices. Sorry, I can’t support and waste my time listening to a clown who doesn’t seem to understand how democracy works.

Hard pass.

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