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.

    Terry Golway: Was La Guardia our greatest mayor?

    Terry Golway: Was La Guardia our greatest mayor?

    Fighting for the rights of immigrants and the impoverished during the Great Depression, Fiorello La Guardia was considered “America’s mayor” by millions of New Yorkers during his 12 years in office. In a new book about La Guardia, journalist and historian Terry Golway looks at the many political lessons to be learned from the former mayor’s leadership — and how they can be applied today.
    Golway joined NY1’s Errol Louis to talk about La Guardia’s legacy and discussed his post-mayoral life, the funny story of how an airport opened in his name and how La Guardia would be perceived in today’s political climate. 
    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 Beschloss: What’s at stake in 2024?

    Michael Beschloss: What’s at stake in 2024?

    There are a little over nine months until the 60th presidential election in November. As the primaries wrap up, it remains clear that it will be a rematch between President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump.
    Michael Beschloss is an American historian specializing in the United States presidency and is the author of nine books on the topic. He joined NY1's Errol Louis for an interview hosted by Temple Emanuel in Great Neck. They discussed what we can expect from the candidates over the next nine months as the race heats up. They also touched on Trump’s recent remarks regarding NATO, the current dialogue around the age of both candidates and the difficulties in how the media will go about covering the election. They also took questions from members of the congregation.
    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.

    • 57 min
    Dr. Uché Blackstock: Tackling racism in our health care system

    Dr. Uché Blackstock: Tackling racism in our health care system

    Racism often ensures that Black Americans get worse results than other groups when they visit the doctor or an emergency room. It not only affects patients: only 2% of physicians in the U.S. are Black women. Dr. Uché Blackstock is trying to level the playing field. A New York-based physician, Blackstock is the author of “Legacy: A Black Physician Reckons with Racism In Medicine,” which addresses the deep inequities in the American health care system.
    Dr. Blackstock joined NY1’s Errol Louis to discuss her efforts as well as her childhood in Crown Heights as the daughter of a physician, and the potential ramifications of shuttering the SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn. 
    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.

    • 29 min
    Allan Lichtman: The best forecaster of presidential elections for 40 years 

    Allan Lichtman: The best forecaster of presidential elections for 40 years 

    With the presidential race already underway, NY1’s Errol Louis decided to have a candid conversation with Allan Lichtman, an acclaimed historian who has devised a successful system that has — with one exception — correctly predicted the winner of the last ten presidential elections.
    Lichtman discussed his 13-point checklist for presidential campaigns and where we currently stand in the race.
    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.

    • 28 min
    Scott Stringer: Is New York City ready for his second act?

    Scott Stringer: Is New York City ready for his second act?

    Scott Stringer spent three decades in New York politics before badly losing in the Democratic primary for mayor in 2021. But a few weeks ago, with Mayor Eric Adams facing low poll numbers, the former city comptroller announced he was exploring another run for mayor. 
    Stringer joined NY1’s Errol Louis for a candid conversation about sexual harassment allegations he faced in 2021 that badly damaged his campaign. They also talked about his upbringing in the world of politics and why he believes he could do a better job than Adams. Finally, they discussed the Adams administration’s struggles with housing, cuts to the city’s pre-K and 3-K programs, and the migrant crisis. 
    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.

    • 29 min
    State of the City: Mayor Adams' big midterm exam

    State of the City: Mayor Adams' big midterm exam

    Halfway through his term in office, Mayor Eric Adams delivered his annual State of the City address, detailing proposals covering everything from the ongoing migrant crisis to public safety to housing and the economy. He also said Health Commissioner Dr. Ashwin Vasan has declared social media a public health threat.
    Joining NY1’s Errol Louis to talk about where things stand in the Adams administration is Nicole Gelinas, a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, a contributing editor of City Journal, and a columnist at the New York Post. Additionally, they discuss the details of the city’s emergency hotel contracts to shelter migrant families.  
    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.

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
149 Ratings

149 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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