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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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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.

    Dr. Irwin Redlener: Can Joe Biden Defeat COVID-19?

    Dr. Irwin Redlener: Can Joe Biden Defeat COVID-19?

    In the 100th conversation of "You Decide," Errol discussed whether Joe Biden's policies and the ongoing vaccine rollout will have an impact on the pandemic with Dr. Irwin Redlener, who is the founding director of the National Center for Disaster Preparedness at Columbia University's Earth Institute and a public health analyst for MSNBC.

    As the death toll surpasses 400,000 and the U.S. marks one year since the first positive case, Redlener explained what the year ahead will look like, and he talked about the anti-vaccine movement.

    He also discussed his efforts to help provide health care to underserved children and the state of child homelessness.

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    Do you have any thoughts or questions for Errol? Weigh in on Twitter with the hashtag #NY1YouDecide, or give us a call at 212-379-3440 and leave a message.

    • 40 min
    Douglas Brinkley: A Presidential Historian Reflects on Donald Trump’s Legacy

    Douglas Brinkley: A Presidential Historian Reflects on Donald Trump’s Legacy

    Presidential historian Douglas Brinkley joined Errol Louis to discuss the deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol and analyze whether the riots and subsequent calls to remove President Trump from office will define his legacy. He also weighed in on the future of the Republican Party and looked ahead to Joe Biden’s inauguration.
    And he discussed his prolific career, including being the literary executor of journalist Hunter S. Thompson’s estate and his work with the New York Historical Society.
    Join the conversation, weigh in on Twitter using the hashtag #NY1YouDecide or give us a call at 212-379-3440 and leave a message.
    JOIN THE CONVERSATION
    Do you have any thoughts or questions for Errol? Weigh in on twitter with the hashtag #NY1YouDecide or give us a call at 212-379-3440 and leave a message.

    • 40 min
    Matthew Yglesias: Can Universal Basic Income Solve the City’s Economic Challenges?

    Matthew Yglesias: Can Universal Basic Income Solve the City’s Economic Challenges?

    Journalist Matthew Yglesias, a Vox co-founder and editor of the newsletter Slow Boring, joined Errol Louis to discuss different ideas to help solve New York City’s budget hole and economic crisis. That includes potential mayoral candidate Andrew Yang’s idea of universal basic income, the debate over raising taxes on wealthy New Yorkers and the fight over development projects. He also talked about his decision to launch his own newsletter on Substack and weighed in on the future of media and journalism, as local news continues to take hits all over the nation.
    Join the conversation, weigh in on Twitter using the hashtag #NY1YouDecide or give us a call at 212-379-3440 and leave a message. And let Errol know what priorities you want the next mayor of New York City to focus on and whether any of the current candidates appeal to you. Send an email to YourStoryNY1@charter.com

    • 53 min
    Errol’s Message to New York

    Errol’s Message to New York

    In the final “You Decide” episode of the year, Errol looks ahead to the 2021 campaign for New York City mayor. With the Democratic primary six months away, he explains what he thinks the candidates should be focusing on and he shares some of your thoughts on the race so far.
    Check out Errol’s interviews with the mayoral contenders on “Inside City Hall”: https://www.ny1.com/nyc/all-boroughs/politics/inside-city-hall
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    Let Errol know what priorities you want the next mayor of New York City to focus on and whether any of the current candidates appeal to you. Weigh in on Twitter using the hashtag #NY1YouDecide, give us a call at 212-379-3440 and leave a message, or send an email to YourStoryNY1@charter.com.

    • 6 min
    What’s Next for NYC: Richard Ravitch Explains How the City Can Survive a Historic Crisis

    What’s Next for NYC: Richard Ravitch Explains How the City Can Survive a Historic Crisis

    Former Lieutenant Governor and MTA Chairman Richard Ravitch joined Errol Louis to weigh in on New York’s fiscal crisis and the rise in New Yorkers leaving the five boroughs. He discussed what actions the city should be taking and had some advice for the incoming Biden administration to help struggling states. And he talked about his experience as MTA chairman and the crisis the agency is facing due to the pandemic.
    He also discussed the race for mayor and shared his thoughts on current field of candidates.
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    Do you have any thoughts or questions for Errol? Weigh in on twitter with the hashtag #NY1YouDecide or give us a call at 212-379-3440 and leave a message.

    • 38 min
    Luis Miranda Jr.: A Political Life, from Puerto Rico to New York

    Luis Miranda Jr.: A Political Life, from Puerto Rico to New York

    Luis Miranda joined Errol Louis to discuss his journey from Puerto Rico to New York and how he got his start as a political consultant. Miranda reflected on his days working in Mayor Ed Koch’s administration and with David Dinkins.

    He also talked about his attempts to get more diverse candidates elected to office and increase the Latinx vote, and he weighed in on the changing landscape of the Democratic Party.

    And he discussed efforts to help Puerto Rico recover after Hurricane Maria, including an ambitious goal to bring his son's award-winning production of “Hamilton” to the island.

    His life is the subject of a new documentary, “Siempre, Luis,” which is available now on HBO Max: https://www.hbo.com/documentaries/siempre-luis

    JOIN THE CONVERSATION

    Do you have any thoughts or questions for Errol? Weigh in on Twitter with the hashtag #NY1YouDecide or give us a call at 212-379-3440 and leave a message.

    And let Errol know what priorities you want the next mayor of New York City to focus on and whether any of the current candidates appeal to you. Send an email to YourStoryNY1@charter.com

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
100 Ratings

100 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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