100 episodes

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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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.

    Marisa Holmes: Demonstrating history

    Marisa Holmes: Demonstrating history

    Protesting is American as apple pie; it’s right there in the First Amendment. Regardless of what side of the aisle they are on, many Americans at some point in their lives have taken to the streets. Most recently, pro-Palestinian student protesters set up encampments at colleges across the country in a bid to get their universities to divest from companies with ties to Israel.
    One person who knows a great deal about demonstrations and encampments is Marisa Holmes. Holmes is an author, organizer and professor at Rutgers University and Fordham University and was one of the core organizers of the Occupy Wall Street movement. She joined NY1’s Errol Louis to discuss the history of protests globally, the pro-Palestinian occupations, why she thinks traditional demands no longer work, and how these movements can exercise autonomy. 
    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.

    • 41 min
    Jackie Bray: Preventing a storm of mass shootings

    Jackie Bray: Preventing a storm of mass shootings

    Two years after a racially motivated mass shooting killed 10 Black people at a supermarket in Buffalo, Errol spoke with Jackie Bray, the first female commissioner of the State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services.
    Bray joined NY1’s Errol Louis to discuss a new task force that was created to prevent mass shootings by leveraging public health tools and targeting the hate and radicalization of perpetrators. They also discussed the impact propaganda has in driving people toward dangerous ideologies, her early days in public service, and her concerns over this year’s hurricane season.
    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.

    • 31 min
    Michael Waldman: 6 to 3 - How the Supreme Court is dividing America

    Michael Waldman: 6 to 3 - How the Supreme Court is dividing America

    From overturning the constitutional right to abortion to loosening long-standing gun laws, the Supreme Court ended one of its most historic and tumultuous terms in 2022. Breaking it all down is legal scholar Michael Waldman, author of “The Supermajority: How the Supreme Court Divided America.”
    Waldman recently joined NY1’s Errol Louis at Temple Emanuel of Great Neck to discuss his book and the high court’s current term. They also talked about how the Supreme Court plays an extraordinary and unusual role in the lives of millions of Americans.
    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.

    • 46 min
    ‘Gridlock’ Sam Schwartz: 50 years in the making, congestion pricing is fast approaching

    ‘Gridlock’ Sam Schwartz: 50 years in the making, congestion pricing is fast approaching

    More than 50 years ago, an early form of congestion pricing almost came to New York City when Mayor John Lindsay attempted to charge drivers for crossing the East River bridges into Manhattan. While Lindsay’s push died in court, one of his chief planners, Sam Schwartz, has been stuck in city traffic ever since. 
    “Gridlock Sam” is a former New York City traffic commissioner who has studied driving behavior almost his entire adult life. With the June 30 launch of congestion pricing fast approaching, Schwartz joined NY1’s Errol Louis to talk about the complicated history of traffic in New York City. They also discussed the origins of the term gridlock, support for bike lanes, recent safety issues plaguing McGuinness Boulevard in Brooklyn and the future of apps like Waze.  
    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.

    • 39 min
    Live from N.Y.: The life, legacy and near-presidential candidacy of Mario Cuomo

    Live from N.Y.: The life, legacy and near-presidential candidacy of Mario Cuomo

    Building on the success of NY1’s documentary about the career of Mario Cuomo, NY1 and Hunter College’s Roosevelt House held an in-depth discussion about the former governor that was moderated by Errol Louis. Errol’s panelists were Mary Ann Crotty, Cuomo’s former director of state operations; Harold Holzer, a former top aide to Cuomo who now serves as Roosevelt House’s director; and renowned journalist Denis Hamill. 
    The special live taping of the panel on May 14 was held at Roosevelt House — Hunter College’s Public Policy Institute and the former Manhattan home of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt.
    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.

    • 39 min
    Dan Barry: The genius of Jimmy Breslin

    Dan Barry: The genius of Jimmy Breslin

    Few people have had more of an impact on modern journalism than Jimmy Breslin. Breslin was a Pulitzer Prize Award-winning New York journalist and author who rose to fame in the 1960s, with columns that attracted millions of readers. Breslin displayed an unrivaled mastery at deadline journalism, whether he was covering John Lennon’s murder, the assassination of Malcolm X or the man who dug John F. Kennedy’s grave. His influential style has resonated long after his six-decade career came to an end and continues to this day.
    One person who was influenced by Breslin’s writing is New York Times columnist Dan Barry. Barry is the editor of a brand new anthology of Breslin’s best work, titled “Jimmy Breslin: Essential Works.” Barry joined NY1’s Errol Louis to discuss their shared love of Breslin’s columns, as well as how he changed journalism. They also discussed the way he wrote about the people who rarely made the headlines. Finally, they touched on the current state of the New York Times, where he continues to work.
    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.

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
152 Ratings

152 Ratings

mrb-qns ,

Cuomo series a must listen

A thoughtful and probing look at a giant of New York. The theme: the difference between politics and governing. For the first time I felt I heard Mario Cuomo, and thanks to the brilliant Errol Lewis, we understand why he was ultimately never interested in national politics. He did what he loved and cared about, making New York the best place in the world. Thank you for this holiday gift.

ClubShelter ,

Great interview! 👍🏾

Loved that interview with Curtis Sliwa. He’s been there, done that, life long New Yauka who knows what he’s talking about……..(meh….. maybe 70/30 😂).

JJ_Lemieux ,

Errol = Taylor Wentz = 😂

So desperate:)))

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