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.

You Decide with Errol Loui‪s‬ Spectrum News NY1

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    • 4.6 • 101 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.

    The Race for Mayor: Kathryn Garcia on Picking Up Trash, Life in Brooklyn, and Her Plans for New York

    The Race for Mayor: Kathryn Garcia on Picking Up Trash, Life in Brooklyn, and Her Plans for New York

    As the race for mayor heats up ahead of the June Democratic primary, candidate Kathryn Garcia joined Errol to talk about her Brooklyn childhood, her time as the sanitation commissioner and her experience running the New York City Housing Authority. She also laid out her vision for the city and discussed her plans for reforming the NYPD.
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    • 43 min
    Bill McKibben: Can Biden’s Climate Policies Save the Planet?

    Bill McKibben: Can Biden’s Climate Policies Save the Planet?

    In his first weeks of office, President Biden signed a slew of executive actions aimed at reversing policies Donald Trump had enacted. In addition to pledging to rejoin the Paris climate accord, the Biden administration has also made moves to reduce the country’s dependency on the oil industry. Bill McKibben, an environmentalist and founder of 350.org, joined Errol to talk about the fight against climate change, the push to move towards renewable energy and whether there’s any hope for the next generation.
     
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    • 30 min
    Heather McGhee: The High Cost of Racism for America

    Heather McGhee: The High Cost of Racism for America

    What would society look like if racism was taken out of politics and policy making?
    Heather McGhee, the former president of the think tank Demos, toured the country in search of answers and wrote about her experience in a new book, “The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together.”
    She joined Errol to discuss her findings that racism ultimately hurts everyone economically, not just those who are being discriminated against. She explained that government investments in social programs would ultimately benefit both Black and white Americans and that racism is at the heart of why there is no universal health care or a proper education system. And she shared a vision of a path forward for Americans to cross the social divide to benefit everyone.
     
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    • 40 min
    Dr. Uché Blackstock: How to Tackle Racial Disparities in Vaccinations

    Dr. Uché Blackstock: How to Tackle Racial Disparities in Vaccinations

    As part of Vaccine Education Week on NY1, Errol discussed the glaring racial gap in the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines in New York and across the country, with Dr. Uché Blackstock, who is an emergency medicine physician based in Brooklyn and a Yahoo News medical contributor. Dr. Blackstock explained what the Biden administration should be doing to address the racial disparities and discussed the need to improve overall access to the vaccines.
    She also shared what she tells patients who are hesitant about taking the shot and explained the differences between all the vaccines and their effectiveness against the new strains of coronavirus. And as New York City prepares to resume indoor dining, she talked about whether or not people should be eating at restaurants indoors.
    Escucha aquí un podcast especial en español en el que la presentadora de Spectrum News, Ybeth Bruzual conversa con el Dr. Faisal Fakih, un neumólogo con décadas de experiencia. El doctor Fakih habla sobre los mitos de la vacuna COVID y sobre lo que los inmigrantes indocumentados deben saber sobre el proceso de vacunación.
     
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    • 33 min
    Jonathan Capehart: A Changing Tide in Washington

    Jonathan Capehart: A Changing Tide in Washington

    Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capehart is the anchor of the new MSNBC show “The Sunday Show with Jonathan Capehart” and was just named a PBS NewsHour regular contributor. Capehart, who’s covered Washington politics for years, joined Errol to talk about the change of culture in D.C. since Joe Biden was sworn in. And he previewed the upcoming impeachment trial and analyzed the fallout after the Capitol attack.
    He also discussed his career, including his days at “The New York Daily News,” where he was on the editorial board with Errol.
     
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    • 41 min
    Josh Dawsey: The Republican Party Looks for a Future Beyond Donald Trump

    Josh Dawsey: The Republican Party Looks for a Future Beyond Donald Trump

    With the Donald Trump presidency officially over and an impeachment trial set to begin, the Republican Party is at odds about its future. Will Trumpism continue to dominate the GOP?
    The Washington Post’s Josh Dawsey joined Errol to talk about his experience covering the Trump presidency for the past four years, weigh in on the future of the Republican Party and the shifting demographics in traditionally red states.
    He also about his path from growing up in a small town in South Carolina to covering City Hall and Mayor de Blasio in New York City.
     
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    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
101 Ratings

101 Ratings

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.

DL-UDC ,

My Louis Trip

This is my first podcast journey and I’m glad I did it with someone I’ve learned to highly regard. We didn’t start off as friends when he wrote about me in 1999 when I won a political party seat in Harlem, but longevity has its place. Interestingly enough, I got to work with Stewart-Cousins in Yonkers in the mid1990s when I served as the President/CEO of the REAPS Community Land Trust and she served at Yonkers City Hall.

D giggy ,

Great Podcast Great Journalism

One of the greatest journalist of all time. I have been with Errol since he was on AM radio, my whole family enjoys his journalism.

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