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"Be done for the national police in support of them to allow them to get a real grip on security and to take back these parts of the capital that the gangs have been dominating. The Haitian prime minister is requesting a specialized armed force to assist local police encountering gangs that have blocked access to the island's main fuel terminal, causing shortages. This is NPR news. This is WNYC in New York four minutes after 6 o'clock, good morning. I'm David first. Mostly sunny today, high of 57, it's 47° now in Central Park. On the subway is G trains are running with delays in both directions, broad street bound J trains are delayed as well. Early voting starts tomorrow across New York State, WNYC's David Cruz has more. New Yorkers will cast ballots for governor congressional and legislative seats and other statewide offices, one of the more hotly contested races is the 11th congressional district covering Staten Island in parts of Brooklyn. There representative Nicole maglia takas faces a challenge from Democrat max rose, who lost Somalia in 2020. If you're in New York City, you'll find four questions on your ballot. One of them asked if the state can issue bonds for climate resiliency projects. The early voting period runs through November 6th, election day is Tuesday, November 8th. To see where and when you can vote, go to find my poll site dot NYC. Absentee ballots can be dropped off at any early voting site or mail as long as they are postmarked, no later than election day, November 8th. The absentee ballot processing ground to a halt in at least 18 New York counties yesterday, Republican commissioners refused to join their democratic counterparts to inspect and prepare ballots for counting. They were following guidance issued by a Republican attorney representing the state Republican and conservative parties in a lawsuit. The commissioners eventually backed down after they received a letter from the state attorney general warning them that they were violating a court order to resume the canvas process. Local elections boards are scheduled to canvas and scan ballots today. The parties in the lawsuit will be back in court next Tuesday. Mayor Adams has appointed Laura kavanagh as commissioner of New York City's fire department. She is the first woman to officially head to 157 year old organization. Kavanaugh has served as acting commissioner since February. She says she hopes to move the agency forward while retaining its core values. Change is what has made this department in this city continually stronger. It is why we are the best. Kavanaugh came to the FDI in 2014 after stints on political campaigns for former mayor Bill de Blasio and former president Barack Obama. She has worked to increase diversity within the agency, helping to lead the most diverse recruitment campaign for firefighters in the cities history. It's 47° now going up to 57 today, with mostly sunny skies, tonight, a low

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04:12 min | 10 months ago

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"Set up shelters There are fears of further significant and widespread damage to homes more floods and land light landslides are expected The first American troops have arrived in Poland as part of a deployment ordered by President Biden to bolster NATO forces as tensions with Russia remain high The soldiers landed at Joseph near Poland's border with Ukraine The BBC's correspondent in Warsaw Adam Easton says the actual numbers reflect political solidarity rather than military strength 1700 is not many compared to the 100,000 Russian troops that have massed on the border with Ukraine But it is significant politically because it increases by more than one third the number of U.S. troops that are already in Poland and if you compare it to 2014 when Russia annexed Crimea president Obama at that time was thinking of sending about 100 troops to Poland So 1700 is a significant upgrade on that And it certainly one that's being welcomed by Poland The Peruvian authorities have authorized the Spanish oil giant rap soul to resume operations at its refinery near the capital Lima for the next ten days our America's editor Leonardo Rocha reports La pia refinery was shot three weeks ago after more than 10,000 barrels of crude that was being unloaded from a tanker leaked into the sea Its closure led to shortages in many petrol stations and problems of planes to be refueled at Lima's international airport Wraps also the spill was caused by strong waves generated by the explosion of a volcano in Tonga across the Pacific Ocean The Peruvian government declared an environmental emergency and accused the Spanish company of neglect Four of its top executives had been banned from leaving the country while prosecutors investigate the incident This is the latest world news from the BBC And in New York this is WNYC good afternoon on my own Levinson Ten people were injured this morning after a fire broke out in an apartment building in The Bronx Firefighters say it started on the third floor of a 6 story building and spread to two additional floors One firefighter was among the injured 7 people were taken to a hospital and none of the injuries were life threatening Officials are still investigating the cause of the fire and last month a malfunctioning space heater sparked a fire in a high rise apartment building in The Bronx and that fire killed 17 people The New York State attorney general letitia James announced that officers involved in the tasing death of a bipolar queens man won't be charged in his death WNYC's David Cruz has more In a 27 page report released by James office NYPD officers were justified in tasing George zapan inside his mother's home in June 2020 This was because they were tempting to subdue him during a struggle Zapan has died a short time later George von valach is the attorney for Japan to his family blamed the lack of training for what happened Their findings and their ultimate decision will do absolutely nothing to promote change in the way the police handle calls involving mentally ill people The family has filed a wrongful death suit against the NYPD A winter art show arts fair will return in person after the variant force its delay The show was initially set to run last December and now we'll run from April 1st through the tenth according to the fairs organizers It will be held at 6 60 Madison Avenue the site of the old flagship site of Barney's New York The fair sells fine art and antiques and benefits east side house a community based organization that serves The Bronx and northern Manhattan Clear skies expected for tonight with the loaf around 16 and sunny on Sunday with a 133 Hello welcome to NewsHour from the BBC World Service coming to you live from London I'm Julian Marshall In a moment the danger that journalists.

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01:31 min | 11 months ago

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"Losing the first two sets Nadal now has one more Grand Slam title to his name than Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic This is NPR This is WNYC in New York I'm David first The snowstorm has moved on but we still have to deal with frigid conditions WNYC's David Cruz reports on what New Yorkers can expect over the next few days Temperatures will remain well below freezing today and it will feel much colder due to the wind The wind shouldn't cause any damage as the storm moves away the wind will at least lighten up but that breeze will still be noticeable That meteorologist Garrett our Giannis New York State director of operations Catherine Garcia is warning residents to avoid alternate heating sources You should never be using an unattended space heater or using a gas stove to try and heat your home She recommends you call three one one if you live in New York City or your local county government for information on the nearest warming shelter And yes that breeze will be noticeable when it's 16° outside As we were hearing in just a few minutes ago the national weather service says ice lip recorded more than 24 inches of snowfall yesterday That's the highest total in our area New Jersey transit bus service resumes full service today customers may still experience delays detours and cancellations due to residual impacts from the storm and should continue to allow for extra travel time After interviewing 6 candidates the Giants announced that Brian debel will become the 20th head coach in franchise history Table spent the.

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06:00 min | 11 months ago

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"Fast tracking new legislative and congressional district maps WNYC's David Cruz reports The democratic leaders of the Senate and the assembly say legislators need to vote on the new maps as soon as possible since the process to get on the ballot begins in just a few weeks Still a coalition of community groups say New Yorkers should be able to offer input on the maps before they are finalized Elizabeth who Yang's with APA voices redistricting task force The community should have an opportunity to weigh in And the irony of the situation is redistricting is supposed to encourage civic engagement The state legislature took over redistricting after rejecting two versions of maps drafted by the independent commission that was initially charged with the process Congresswomen Carolyn maloney and nidia Velasquez joined community members in north Brooklyn yesterday to stand against the potential expansion of natural gas production in the area National grid is seeking a permit that would allow it to process more liquid natural gas at the green point energy center which sits alongside newtown creek Elijah phi is a long lifelong resident of the nearby Cooper park houses and his vice president of the council that represents the thousands of tenants living in the Nietzsche development He called upon governor Kathy hochul to intervene with national grids application for two new vaporizers Please let's not have this vaporizer installed a thousand yards away from my community We need to breathe clean air The state is expected to rule on the permit by February 7th Today you're going to see cloudy skies with intermittent flurries the storm will get underway in earnest near midnight with increasing winds and gusts of up to 45 miles an hour Right now as I said cloudy in New York City 31° This is WNYC at 8 O 7 Support for NPR comes from Capital One offering their new class of premium travel card venture X Capital One What's in your wallet Details at Capital One dot com On the next all of it we'll have a listening party with a creative mind behind Hades town Singer songwriter anais Mitchell has a new album out and she'll be our guest And we'll check out some of our favorite conversations this month machat about tackling climate change through film with director Adam McKay to a whimsical discussion with actor Bill Murray I'm Alison Stewart join me for all of it weekdays at noon On WNYC This is morning edition from NPR news I'm Rachel Martin And I'm Steve inskeep The Winter Olympics begin one week from today in Beijing It's a stage for the athletes and a showcase for China Beijing is ready All the venues stadiums facilities in perfect condition Jin gong China's ambassador to the United States says his government is ready to stage the spectacle amid the pandemic 2000 athletes from around 90 countries are arriving a big closed loop as well in place to protect all the stakeholders in the bubble We met at chin's residents here in Washington D.C. He took questions in his first one on one interview since arriving last summer Ambassador Chan is in his 50s a former aide to China's president who was around for the last Beijing Olympics in 2008 How is China's place in the world different if at all than it was in 2008 Well China is on the going great transformation Economically and the socially Poverty is dropped he says and China's role in the world has grown This is also a time of tension President Biden's administration is so far left in place former president Trump's tariffs on Chinese goods U.S. diplomats are boycotting the games And since the 2008 games the U.S. rivalry with China has intensified I asked about surveys showing global opinions of China changing A few survey of these 17 countries found there's a headline that I wrote down here Large majorities say China does not respect the personal freedoms of its people And more and more people around the world believe that Why do you think that opinion has changed Well it's a one sided observation If you ask if people have freedom human rights you need to ask the people of their country itself According to Harvard university Kennedy school support rate of Chinese people who were the Chinese government This is a survey done by Harvard that you haven't Independently It's 91% If there's such overwhelming support for the government some people who are concerned about China would ask why is there a need for such widespread facial recognition software Internet censorship and other means to limit speech and effectively control the people Well that's a misunderstanding Actually Chinese people can have a wide access to informations on the Internet Information but if there's a controversial topic it disappears from the Internet Well I think that we regulate Internet In a notable example the Chinese tennis star on social media accused a high official of sexual assault The accusation vanished The ambassador maintains the government does hear complaints through other channels The U.S. diplomatic boycott of the games is grounded in another issue what the U.S. calls the ongoing genocide of Uighurs a mostly Muslim group in western China We discussed that with ambassador Chen I want to mention.

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01:37 min | 11 months ago

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"Details about the shooting on Friday night What do we know about what happened there So the officers were responding to a 9-1-1 call from a mother who was concerned about her adult son This was at her apartment in a 135th street in your Linux avenue on Friday evening After the officers arrived police say 47 year old Lesean McNeil opened fire with a stolen 9 millimeter handgun that was registered in Baltimore a third officer on the scene fired at McNeill the wounded officers and shooter were all taken to Harlem hospital Here's police commissioner kishon soil during the initial briefing on Friday night really making it clear the toll this is all having on her new department I am struggling to find the words to express the tragedy we are enduring We're mourning And we're angry The NYPD New York City all of us Now keep in mind Michael two other police officers were shot in the line of duty last week and earlier that same evening mayor Adams was attending a visual in The Bronx for an 11 month old baby who was shot in the face When incidents such as this happened can have a ripple effect as we know across a neighborhood and across the city What was the response in the neighborhood this weekend That's absolutely true Michael These things never happen in a vacuum My colleague David Cruz was on the ground in Harlem On Friday night he spoke with Ricky Wallace who said he moved to the neighborhood about 6 years ago This is what he says is the problem It ain't.

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02:22 min | 11 months ago

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"His day one agenda giving parents more control over public schools and lowering taxes My fellow virginians it's day one Let's get to work The Yankees got to work by signing several executive orders One giving parents the right to decide if their children wear masks in schools and another banning critical race theory which Democrats say is not taught in Virginia schools For NPR news I'm Michael Pope in Richmond And repeating our top story there's an apparent hostage situation at a synagogue outside Dallas You're listening to NPR news This is WNYC in New York I'm Lance lucky Police say a woman was pushed to her death in front of a subway train this morning at the time square station police have an adult male in custody whom they have not identified They say he turned himself into police and has a criminal record and a history of mental illness The victim was described as a 40 year old Asian woman Police say the suspect had approached another woman who was not Asian minutes before the fatal attack and are not yet describing the killing as a hate crime they say formal charges are pending At a press conference an hour ago at the site of the incident mayor Adams said his administration has an effective plan in place to address crime in the subways including how to deal with people experiencing mental illness We often look at a case like this and we don't really acknowledge how many lives we save because we executed that plan He said the plan announced about a week ago to boost subway policing and outreach to homeless people will be modified as needed to ensure people are safe in the subway system An 11 alarm fire that started last night at a Passaic New Jersey industrial complex housing a chemical plant has been contained following an hour's long response WNYC's David Cruz spoke with the mayor Mayor Hector Laura says more than 200 firefighters from nearby companies across the state help out of the blaze at the Qualcomm chemical plant which could be seen for miles He said the fire was mostly concentrated at the side of the 200,000 ft² complex the manufacturers furniture the building was empty and ultimately collapsed The fire did not reach the main chemical plant however parts of the plant were impacted So far only one firefighter was reported injured There were no mandatory evacuations but residents in the area were told to keep their windows closed Environmental officials are on.

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02:27 min | 1 year ago

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"It's morning addition on WNYC on Michael hill This week we're giving you breakdowns of the state battle proposals you're being asked to vote on in this election Today we cap our discussion with WNYC and gothamist editor David Cruz with a look at balla proposals to and 5 David thanks once again for coming on Sure My pleasure So walk us through battle proposal number two It seems straightforward a guarantee for a clean environment but it's not exactly straightforward right What's this all about So this proposal is positive Who doesn't want clean air and water right But the proposal gets tricky because the language is vague which is often the case with ballot questions And so standards for clean air and water are projects intended to generate clean air and water may end up being decided by the courts And this is especially true if a municipality for example wants to overhaul its sewer system And environmental group can say the proposal doesn't go far enough to provide clean air and water and can take municipal officials to court halting the project So ballot proposal number two in a way gives the court's great power in deciding which environmental projects can proceed and which can be stopped And speaking of the courts the last proposal on the ballot would change the New York City court system How Ballot proposal 5 would change the rule allowing the New York City civil court system to start hearing small claims cases in which a plaintiff seeks damages of upwards of $50,000 under the current rules you have to file small claims case above $25,000 in States Supreme Court So by changing this rule it fixes a backlog the state's Supreme Court is experiencing while also increasing the chances of small claims case can be heard sooner In all 5 proposals are on the ballot certainly way more than usual What did this happen So whenever state lawmakers look to update the state constitution it requires New Yorkers to have a say through a referendum vote Now this is a final step to a long process which begins when a lawmaker introduces a bill to change parts of the constitution Those bills have to be approved by the state legislature in two consecutive sessions and then be on the ballot Once a law is in the constitution it is nearly impossible to repeal An important move in many ways vote yes or no on these 5 questions on the flip side of that's important David thanks for guiding us all week long on this You got it David Cruz is an editor for WNYC and gothamist You.

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04:58 min | 1 year ago

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"It's morning edition on WNYC on Michael hill Early voting is underway in New York City and for those of you who haven't voted in person yet you should know 5 state referendum proposals appear on the flip side of the ballot They include questions about changing the redistricting process voting and the civil court system as well as a cleaner environment if these proposals pass they take effect January 1st Now as you know ballot proposals are often complicated It's hard to figure out whether to vote yes or no without some preparation So this week we have WNYC and Gotham is editor David Cruz here to give us some guidance Hi David Hi Mike Tell me this Today we're focusing on just ballot proposal number one It seems to be the most complicated and largely involved redistricting is that right That's correct It's a lot to digest but here's the gist The sections on redistricting ask voters to say yes or no to making it easier for lawmakers to reshape legislative and congressional lines in the redistricting process This was specifically benefit Democrats because they're the dominant party in the state legislature currently And they're attempting to take redistricting by the horns and away from the independent redistricting commission Now this is the ten member panel that's currently charged with drawing the lines that avoid favoring one political party over another So one measure ask whether the state legislature can get the commissions redrawn maps earlier for review And if voters agree candidates in newly drawn districts have extra time to collect required signatures to get on the June primary ballot New Yorkers approved the redistricting commission 7 years ago isn't there concern that Bala proposal number one would dilute the spirit of bipartisanship that was intended Yes that's correct Right now because Democrats control the state legislature at least one Republican appointee from the Senate and assembly has to sign off on these redistricting maps before state lawmakers can vote on them So another measure undervalued proposal number one asked New Yorkers to sign off on a less bureaucratic process where any Republican appointee can vote in favor of these maps And another measure under the proposal involves updating an existing rule where the commission's co executive directors have to be chosen by Republican and democratic appointees respectively So ten years from now the co executive directors can come from the same party but some good government groups including the league of women voters view this proposal as eliminating the bipartisan spirit that was expected of the commission But another good government group common cause he's a differently They want voters to approve this in awe of ballot proposal number one because it would lead to professional map makers on the redistricting commission and truly make it nonpartisan at least they believe it would And also the current setup shuts out independence So this provision would at least allow commissioners to appoint an independent And yet another measure undervalued proposal one makes it easy for these redistricting maps to be approved through what's called a simple majority What are the implications there So because Democrats control the state assembly and Senate at least two thirds of lawmakers have to approve redistricting maps This is called the supermajority but ballot proposal number one asked New Yorkers to allow just a simple majority to approve the maps regardless of whether one party dominates each house But a simple majority is not defined in the proposed amendment For the purposes of the redistricting process underway now this would mean Democrats won't really need the Republicans to approve the maps So opponents specifically Republicans fear this will open the door for state Democrats to draw their own maps to suit their party Now this indirectly reduces the voices of New Yorkers represented by a Republican lawmaker And this can also spot trouble for Democrats ten years from now should Republicans regain the majority So the dominant party can continue to ram through redistricting maps as they have in the past And that proposal one includes still other measures that appear to be administrative in nature You had written about all of this in detail at gothamist dot com but the key thing for voters to know about valor proposal one it's a yes or no vote on all of it Right even though you the voter have at least 7 measures to consider under this first ballot proposal you have to choose either one yes or no at the end of it So it can get complicated if you approve one measure say speeding up the timeline for the redistricting process but not like the measure on instituting a simple majority vote And New Yorkers can opt to skip this ballot proposal or any others altogether That's doubly NYC's David Cruz be sure to come back tomorrow to hear the ballot proposals three and four which we promise are way less complicated David thanks for the explanations here Thank you And.

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04:46 min | 1 year ago

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"The flip side of the ballot They include questions about changing the redistricting process voting and the civil court system as well as a cleaner environment If these proposals pass they take effect January 1st Now as you know ballot proposals are often complicated It's hard to figure out whether to vote yes or no without some preparation So this week we have WNYC and Gotham is editor David Cruz here to give us some guidance Hi David Hi Mike Tell me this Today we're focusing on just ballot proposal number one It seems to be the most complicated and largely involved redistricting is that right That's correct It's a lot to digest but here's the gist The sections on redistricting ask voters to say yes or no to making it easier for lawmakers to reshape legislative and congressional lines in the redistricting process This was specifically benefit Democrats because they're the dominant party in the state legislature currently and they're attempting to take redistricting by the horns and away from the independent redistricting commission Now this is the ten member panel that's currently charged with drawing the lines that avoid favoring one political party over another So one measure asks whether the state legislature can get the commissions redrawn maps earlier for review And if voters agree candidates in newly drawn districts have extra time to collect required signatures to get on the June primary ballot New Yorkers approved the redistricting commission 7 years ago isn't there concern that Bala proposal number one would dilute the spirit of bipartisanship that was intended Yes that's correct Right now because Democrats control the state legislature at least one Republican appointee from the Senate and assembly has to sign off on these redistricting maps before state lawmakers can vote on them So another measure undervalued proposal number one ask New Yorkers to sign off on a less bureaucratic process where any Republican appointee can vote in favor of these maps And another measure under the proposal involves updating an existing rule where the commission's co executive directors have to be chosen by Republican and democratic appointees respectively So ten years from now the co executive directors can come from the same party but some good government groups including the league of women voters view this proposal as eliminating the bipartisan spirit that was expected of the commission But another good government group common cause he's a differently They want voters to approve this in awe of ballot proposal number one because it would lead to professional map makers on the redistricting commission and truly make it nonpartisan at least they believe it would And also the current setup shuts out independence So this provision would at least allow commissioners to appoint an independent And yet another measure undervalued proposal one makes it easier for these redistricting maps to be approved through what's called a simple majority What are the implications there So because Democrats control the state assembly and Senate at least two thirds of lawmakers have to approve redistricting maps This is called the super majority but ballot proposal number one asked New Yorkers to allow just a simple majority to approve the maps regardless of whether one party dominates each house but a simple majority is not defined in the proposed amendment For the purposes of the redistricting process underway now this would mean Democrats won't really need the Republicans to approve the maps So opponents specifically Republicans fear this will open the door for state Democrats to draw their own maps to suit their party Now this indirectly reduces the voices of New Yorkers represented by a Republican lawmaker and this can also spell trouble for Democrats ten years from now should Republicans regain the majority So the dominant party can continue to ram through redistricting maps as they have in the past And that proposal one includes still other measures that appear to be administrative in nature You've written about all of this in detail at gothamist dot com but the key thing for voters to know about Bala proposal one it's a yes or no vote on all of it Right even though you the voter have at least 7 measures to consider under this first ballad proposal you have to choose either one yes or no at the end of it So it can get complicated if you approve one measure say speeding up the timeline for the redistricting process but not like the measure on instituting a simple majority vote And New Yorkers can opt to skip this ballot proposal or any others altogether That's doubly NYC's David Cruz be sure to come back tomorrow to hear about Bala proposals three and four which we promise are way less complicated David thanks for the explanations here.

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03:28 min | 1 year ago

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"Planning to vote by absentee ballot you need to act fast to get that request in WNYC's senior political correspondent Bridget Berg joins us now to kick off our weekly check ins ahead of election day Good morning Bridget Good morning David Now when we were three weeks out from the primary election back in June I remember a flurry of activity with candidates criss-crossing the city but we are not seeing that same level of activity now Why not Well it's a little bit depending on where you are in the city It's true that we're not seeing candidates operating quite at the same level of octane as we did in the spring Of course you know in New York where Democrats outnumber Republicans by a factor of 7 to one It's not surprising that the high energy was in the primary For the general election mayoral contest that means we're going to see a head to head match up between Republican courtesy law He's going to take on Democrat Eric Adams of course the current Burke and borough president Now they've both been out there on the campaign trail to some extent Adams was rallying with supporters just last week He's at a street naming over the weekend He's going to be at an urban garden today He's really kicking off this phase of the campaign And sleeve best known of course is the head of the volunteer security force the guardian angels has really tried to take on atoms on the issue of public safety but as the Republican running in such a deeply democratic city his candidacy has been struggling to break through We're going to have two chances to hear sliwa and Adams go head to head and debates later this month on October 20th and 26th will of course bring you the details of that But people should get ready for the upcoming election Well as I mentioned it's not just the mayor's race on the ballot There are several other offices up for grabs but also 5 ballot questions What can you tell us about those valid issues Well David as you might imagine we could spend a lot of time talking about each of these initiatives They're all constitutional amendments One is related to the redistricting process Another about guaranteeing the right to a clean environment two of them are about voting issues one would allow for same day voter registration and another would secure the right to no excuse absentee ballots And the final one is related to New York's civil court There's a lot to digest here And we're definitely going to be talking more about them in the weeks ahead But if you want to start studying up now I would urge you to go to our website gothamist dot com My colleague David Cruz wrote a great explainer that breaks them down go check that out now and then tune in as we talk about them in the days and weeks ahead Again you can check that out at gothamist dot com Who can vote in this upcoming election Are there any restrictions like in the primary So no this election is open to any registered voter regardless of political party but unfortunately if you miss that registration deadline you're out of luck It was on Friday so that window has closed All right that's close But let's talk about how to vote We have early voting election day and absentee ballots That's right So early voting runs October 23rd through the 31st Then there's election day on November 2nd Now if you plan to vote by absentee ballot really pay attention to this The legislature moved up the date you need to apply for your.

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03:29 min | 1 year ago

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"Need to act fast to get that request in WNYC's senior political correspondent brigid Berg enjoys us now to kick off our weekly check ins ahead of election day Good morning Bridget Good morning David Now when we were three weeks out from the primary election back in June I remember a flurry of activity with candidates Cris crossing the city but we are not seeing that same level of activity now Why not Well it's a little bit depending on where you are in the city It's true that we're not seeing candidates operating quite at the same level of octane as we did in the spring Of course you know in New York where Democrats outnumber Republicans by a factor of 7 to one It's not surprising that the high energy was in the primary For the general election mayoral contest that means we're going to see a head to head match up between Republican courtesy law He's going to take on Democrat Eric Adams of course the current Burke and borough president Now they've both been out there on the campaign trail to some extent Adams was rallying with supporters just last week He was at a street naming over the weekend He's going to be at an urban garden today He's really kicking off this phase of the campaign And sleeve best known of course is the head of the volunteer security force the guardian angels has really tried to take on atoms on the issue of public safety but as the Republican running in such a deeply democratic city his candidacy has been struggling to break through We're going to have two chances to hear sliwa and Adams go head to head in debates later this month on October 20th and 26th will of course bring you the details of that But people should get ready for the upcoming election Well as I mentioned it's not just the mayor's race on the ballot There are several other offices up for grabs but also 5 ballot questions What can you tell us about those invalid issues Well David as you might imagine we could spend a lot of time talking about each of these initiatives They're all constitutional amendments One is related to the redistricting process Another about guaranteeing the right to a clean environment two of them are about voting issues one would allow for same day voter registration and another would secure the right to no excuse absentee ballots And the final one is related to New York's civil court There's a lot to digest here And we're definitely going to be talking more about them in the weeks ahead but if you want to start studying up now I would urge you to go to our website gothamist dot com My colleague David Cruz wrote a great explainer that breaks them down go check that out now and then tune in as we talk about them in the days and weeks ahead Again you can check that out at gothamist dot com Who can vote in this upcoming election Are there any restrictions like in the primary So no this election is open to any registered voter regardless of political party but unfortunately if you miss that registration deadline you're out of luck It was on Friday so that window has closed All right that's close But let's talk about how to vote We have early voting election day and absentee ballots That's right So early voting runs October 23rd through the 31st Then there's election day on November 2nd Now if you plan to vote by absentee ballot really pay attention to this The legislature moved up the date you need to apply for your.

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02:11 min | 1 year ago

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"Are phasing out the controversial gifted and talented program The Department of Education will eliminate the admissions task for four year olds those students now enrolled will remain in the program that will be the last cohort moving forward teachers will get training to identify students who they believe need an accelerated course of learning those students will remain in their classrooms but from third grade on will be offered extra specialized teaching As for the race from Mary enters its final stretch the city campaign finance board has released more public funds for the candidates but WNYC's David Cruz says there was an unexpected twist Democratic mineral nominee Eric Adams declined to take any taxpayer funds in the campaign finance board's latest release a spokesman for Adam says the campaign has enough contributions and it doesn't need to spend any more taxpayer money Adams has over $7 million in available cash courteously while the Republican nominee for mayor secured nearly $700,000 in this latest round He now has about $1.8 million ready to spend A spokesman for sleez says his campaign is being powered by people instead of lobbyists About 250,000 residents in New Jersey are starting their 6th week under a boil water advisory after the remnants of Ida contaminated their water supply WNYC's car and Ye reports Residents in Patterson and the neighboring communities of Passaic Clifton and Woodland park have had to boil their tap water since September 2nd Officials at the Passaic valley water commission which runs the treatment plant say stormwater runoff from Ida's flooding gushed into the open reservoir that holds already treated drinking water Commissioner ruby cotton says residents have been able to pick up free bottled water at various sites We're almost at the end of the road Just have a little bit more patient with us 'cause we're almost there Workers have another 1000 hydrants to flush to get the dirty water out of the distribution system Cotton says the work should be done by next week Join me next Tuesday night as safe drinking water in the garden state could be one of the issues we ask governor Phil Murphy and challenger Jack to the rally about in the gubernatorial debate that's Tuesday night 8 or 93.9.

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05:39 min | 1 year ago

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"I'm Michael Hill, Dominican, New Yorkers continue to make inroads in local politics. The most recent example is Oswald Feliz, who won a City Council seat in the Bronx recently. He's part of a second wave the next generation of Dominican leaders who reflect the growing clout of this community. W NY sees David Cruz joins us now, David. Good morning. Good morning set the scene for us. David. How big is the Dominican population? The Dominican Community in New York City? Sure, So the first big wave of people from the Dominican Republic started arriving in New York around the mid 19 sixties, and the numbers have been growing ever since. Ah, we now have more than 700,000 Dominicans living in New York City. That's just about over 8% of the population. And we're looking at a key tipping point because Dominicans have surpassed Puerto Rican is there now the largest Hispanic community in the city. And their center of Power is in the Bronx, where Dominicans make up 41% of the Hispanic population exceeding Puerto Rican. I spoke with political science Professor John Mollenkopf from CUNY. Here's what he has to say. Dominicans air pretty darn substantial share of the potential voters now and you know, that's why you're seeing so many Dominican words and candidates in these Bronx. Council races. At the moment, he's making an important distinction between residents who convert now and potential voters. While the Dominican population is growing. The number of them who are eligible to vote still lags behind Puerto Rican is for the moment. I see. Some of them are not yet citizens of the United States and can vote Are you hearing about efforts to change that? Yes, Definitely. That effort is underway. A key group is Dominican owes us a a nonprofit group in the Bronx. And they were active in getting out the vote in 2016 and 2020 during the presidential elections, and they're doing a lot right now. It's make people more aware of the local city elections and how ranked choice voting will work. But all that comes after helping people through the process of becoming U. S citizens report from 2014 said Only about 20% of eligible voters of Dominican descent were registered, and that's a long time ago in politics, but shows you that there's work to do any question runs too many Connell's USA and he says they enroll about 50 people a month in their citizenship programs. And the signed up about roughly 65,000 Dominican New Yorkers to vote so far. So being a large population of the Dominican community in New York City. We know there are a lot of the medications especially applied to become US citizens. And they're doing this because they want a vote. Seems like this community. David is organized in energized. Is that right? Definitely. I spoke Tohno SP hot. He's the first Dominican elected to Congress. He won the scene 2016, which was a real sea change in New York City politics. It marked the rise of Dominican power and waning influence of African Americans in that part of the city parts of the Bronx in Harlem, which make up the 13th congressional district. And he's been a key player in building the Dominican political machine s. Oh yes, eyes. That's the short answer to your question on DCAA Council member police said the same thing. It's partly just Culture in the Dominican Republic. Many are still following politics there, and it's also because people like SPR and GM Elin Ours, who was a council member several years ago have been building a political base and bringing people along for the last 20 to 30 years. You've mentioned Feliz is part of the next generation of Dominican elected officials. Who else should we know about Another elected official, Amanda Septimus, She's a new member of the State Assembly just started in January, and she be Carmen Royal, who held the sea for almost two decades. 70 more recently told me that civic engagement is part of the Dominican culture where you stand up. For what's right and aren't afraid to challenge systems On then there is the possibility of an upset in the 11th City Council district in the Bronx, where Meena Laura, who is Dominican, came second against council member Eric Dinner waits in the recent special election, which went to dinner with they will be squaring off again in the June 22nd primary, so that's one to watch. And then we have the race for the 14th Council district, where every candidate of virtually every candidate on the ballot is Dominican. So you can expect to see another Dominican member of the City Council come January next year. The growing political power of Dominicans in New York City with WN y sees David Cruz. Thank you, David. Thanks for more than 2021 elections, you could go to gothamist dot com and the tab elections 2021 to read the latest on this election season. Marketplace Morning report is next and in about 10 minutes is to BBC news Hour or 93.9 FM, and we can check him with London to hear what they're working on. London Good morning. Good morning. W N Y C I'm Razia Iqbal On today's news hour. A Metro train has plunged onto a busy road in Mexico City after an overpass collapsed, leaving several dead and many injured. Will speak to President Biden's chief medical advisor, Dr Anthony Fauci. BBC News Hour Coming up at nine on 93.9 FM W N Y C Tuesday. May the.

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New York City lawmaker will not seek a second term

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New York City lawmaker will not seek a second term

"Lawmaker, one of a few moderate Democrats in the New York City Council says he won't run for a second term anymore. W one of my CDs David Cruz, has more Council member Mark Joan. I blamed a political climate that isn't favorable to centrist Democrats like himself is the main reason for declining to run again. He represented district that includes City Island, Pelham Bay and Throgs Neck. And although Democrats dominate the district, patches of it remain conservative. Jonah represented the Bronx in the New York State Assembly before winning the council seat in 2017. Several scandals were linked to him over the years, including one where he earmarked $130,000 in city council funds for an unregistered nonprofit tied to him. His departure will likely clear path to victory for Marjorie Villa squad is a community organizer and district leader in the Bronx.

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04:46 min | 1 year ago

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"NPR news. I'm Giles Snyder. The second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump is over, though a hefty 57 vote majority voted guilty. That still felt in votes short of the two thirds majority needed to convict NPR's Nina Totenberg reports on the aftermath. It was a day of twists and turns the final one coming after the vote, when Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell, who voted not guilty, delivered the most scorching condemnation of Trump of the day. Trump, he said hit incited the terrorist mob that attacked the capital. Bloodied police tried to hunt down the speaker of the house and chanted about murdering the vice president. I did this Because they've been fed. Wild. Falsehoods. The most powerful man on earth. But McConnell said he voted against conviction because, in his view, the constitution was not meant to apply to a president who's already left office. Nina Totenberg, NPR NEWS Washington and a statement President Biden issued last, 19 noted McConnell's criticism of Trump And highlighted the bipartisan nature of the vote to convict. A spokesman for the Biden White House resigned last night, a day after it was revealed that he subjected to reporter to a sexist rant The White House had initially suspended TJ Duck Low is NPR's David Folkenflik reports. The episode promised to test the Biden administration's promises of comedy End of Respect for the press. Duck loaded, lashed out at political reporter Tara Palmeri when she inquired about his relationship with the reporter for another news site, Axios. Relationship had been disclosed to the couple's bosses, but not the public. Douglas said he destroyed Palmeri and added a vulgar and misogynistic diatribe. Douglas suspension was met with criticism from the media. His resignation included an abject apology, calling his behavior abhorrent, Disrespectful and intolerable. David Folkenflik NPR news overseas. Now Germany has put temporary controls in place on parts of its border and attempt to restrict the spread of new variants of the Corona virus of BBC's Damian McGinnis Reports. The new German border controls mean that only certain groups will be able to cross into Germany from the Czech Republic and parts of Austria. Trade links will continue and German citizens returning home or certain key workers will still be allowed to enter. But even they will have to show a recent negative Corona virus test. The movie's controversial at the start of the pandemic. Germany re imposed border controls for three months which harm trader made life difficult for local communities. Berlin promise not to impose border restrictions again, but that was before the new Corona virus variants. BBC's Damian McGinnis reporting there from Berlin to New Zealand, now the country's largest city, has been ordered into a three day coronavirus lockdown following the discovery of three unexplained cases. The lockdown, the first to New Zealand in six months. This is NPR news. This is W. N. Y. C in New York. I'm Lance Lucky. The city deployed 500 additional officers across the subway system after four homeless people were stabbed this weekend, two of them fatally. Gothamist reporter David Cruz has more The stabbings occurred within a 24 span along the A line to wear at the 181st Street station in Manhattan, one at the Mod Avenue Beach, 22nd Street Station and Far Rockaway, Queens, and the last one that the 273 station in Inwood. The victims are all believed to be homeless, according to the NYPD. Police believe one person is behind three of the four stabbings. The incidents come amid an increase in violent attacks against empty workers and straphangers. Sarah Feinberg, the head of New York City Transit, says she welcomes the new officers, adding that the city should do more to help the mentally ill. The Daily News is reporting that police have a suspect who is believed to be homeless in custody. The newspaper cites sources saying police recovered the knife believed to have been used in the attacks, and the suspect was taken into custody with dried blood on his clothes. Group of Queer Divorced musicians, many with New York ties are celebrating Valentine's Day today with an online performance of original songs about isolation community and getting into and out of state sanctioned intimacy. Ethan Philbrick is the composer and creator behind the band, the gay divorces, he says the project has been therapeutic, especially for a community where many fought for marriage equality. For queers who got married who, like believe in the institution of marriage, like who aren't just getting married for, like a bureaucratic reason. But who really have an investment and marriage? Yeah, There's this sense of like, this is a right we fought for. How could I fail at it? Gay divorces will perform live this afternoon via Zil..

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04:36 min | 1 year ago

"david cruz" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"I'm Cordova Coleman. The House will consider expelling Georgia Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene from her committees. Today she has backed racist conspiracy theories said some deadly school shootings never happened and supported calls with a violent killing of Democratic leaders. House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy condemned greens remarks and said she has denounced those views to him and to others. She came inside our conference and announce them as well. She said She was wrong. She has reached out in other ways and forms and nothing that she said has been based upon Since she's been a member of Congress, A Green has not publicly renounced her remarks. Separately, Republicans in the House have overwhelmingly voted to keep Wyoming congresswoman Liz Cheney in a GOP leadership position. She had faced opposition from some colleagues After pushing for former President Trump's impeachment, the social media company parlor is fired its CEO NPR's Bobby Allen, reports. The former head of the conservative friendly site says he was forced out over a disagreement about free speech. After parlors role in amplifying the insurrection on the Capitol chief Executive John Mates devised a plan parlor is known for extreme free speech, but made was ready for some hard rules this lead to a fight with major conservative donor Rebecca Mercer, the co founder of parlor, Here's mates, get rid of domestic terrorists. Groups that incite violence, but not ideologically ban Anyone when I presented my plan to Rebecca Mercer and one of the other reps. She? They were silent, So I took that his disagreement. This came just days before mates expected parlor to come back online For weeks. The site has been nonfunctional after Amazon refused to provide Web hosting service is over parlors, failure to moderate violent content. Bobby Allen NPR NEWS SAN Francisco Prosecutors in Kenosha, Wisconsin, are seeking a new arrest warrant for Kyle Rittenhouse, alleging he's violated the terms of his release. Wisconsin Public Radio's Corinne has reports written House is charged with killing two people and wounding a third during protests in Kenosha last summer. Prosecutors say they sent a hearing notice two written houses Illinois home, but it was returned. They later they're in the teaching world moved in mid December, violating the rules of his bail agreement. Written houses. Attorney says the family moved to a safe house because they've received death threats. Written House's case has become a national flashpoint. He was released on bail in November after his $2 million bond was paid by what prosecutors call Dubious Internet fundraising campaign. Some have condemned the 18 year old for killing two men and injuring a third during a black Lives matter rally following the shooting of Jacob Blake. Others, including Donald Trump, have rallied behind him. For NPR news. This is Corinne Has you're listening to NPR news? And this is W N. Y. C in New York, four minutes after six o'clock. Good morning. I'm David first going up to 38 degrees today. It's 32 now in Central Park alternate side parking is suspended through Saturday Force No operations parking meters still in effect. About two thirds of New York City Council seats are up for grabs this year. W one Way sees David Cruz reports campaigning is underway, including by one political action group, It's looking to back up incoming leaders. The law firm Cosign. O'Connor is based in Philadelphia and has a lobbying office in New York. It holds regular meetings with City Council members now would still need $13,000 to several council members, including Justin Brandon, Keith Powers and Raphael Salamanca Junior who are all poised to retain their seats for another term and have expressed interest in being council speaker. The firm says his donations are small and separate statements. All three council members insisted they are not influenced by money. New Jersey won't be following New York's lead in allowing restaurant workers to get the cove in 19 vaccine W. On my sees Cameron, he reports. That's despite plans to expand into our dining to 35% capacity. Governor Phil Murphy says on Lee Restaurant workers with pre existing health conditions are eligible for the vaccine, and he hasn't said when the rest of the states more than 300,000 food Service employees will be able to get in line. Moncler State University epidemiologist Stephanie Silveira says If the state is loosening indoor dining restrictions, it also needs to protect workers risking their lives so others can enjoy and endure meal. We have to recognize that those individuals are not disposable..

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08:02 min | 2 years ago

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"Everything from City Council seats to mayor are up for grabs. Also all five borough president seats. Four of them are open because the current officeholders have reached their term limit. And the fifth one in Queens has a brand new incumbent facing challengers. The thing is, it's hard to explain what a borough president actually does, and that's why we have W When my sees David Cruise with us this morning. Good morning gave it good morning. So a quick overview here. There once was a time when the borough president had real power in city politics, but not so much anymore. David. What happened? So New York City was incorporated in 18 98 and this consolidated all five boroughs and each borough president then joined the board investment in 1901 and their jurisdiction included deciding Land use decisions, municipal contracts, franchises and utility rates. That's quite a bit of power. And while the mayor, controller and City Council president each had two votes, and the broad president on Lee had one vote, they were in the room where the decisions were being made. But all that changed in the 19 eighties. Is that right? Right? Theo U. S. Supreme Court considered the board of estimate to be unconstitutional since it founded violated the 14th amendment and believed it took away power from voters. The decision led to changes in the city charter and by 1990 Borough president were not among the leaders in the back room, making all sorts of decisions and really putting it all on the mayor and the New York City Council. This all happened 30 years ago, And here we see Borough presidents still part of city government. What influence do Borough presidents have at this point? Is this a ceremonial role? Is this like the Queen of England? How does this work? Well, I would say they have some power, but not a whole lot. Really Every borough president, I've spoken to say that the power really resides in how you make of it. And so you know, Borough President Sergeant Service, an intermediary between local and centralized news to the government and the greatest asset abroad. President has is what got them elected to the office in the first place, and that's charm. And if they are a people person, and they have the capacity to get things done by attracting those with power to help them get what they want. And I've seen that with now outgoing Bronx Borough president Ruben Diaz Jr. Who managed to convince Governor Cuomo to pay more attention to the borough, which he did. You could see that in the investments that the state had poured into the Bronx in the way of $1 billion to fix this Sheridan Expressway as one major example. But of course, there are limits to their charm. While borough presidents do have a bully pulpit, they can't outright stop land use projects from moving ahead since their recommendations on projects. Are purely advisory. So we saw that with Gale Brewer, the Manhattan borough president, who opposed the building of four mega towers along the East River. The decision to move forward with that project was left to the City Council member. Okay, David so well that charm and those people skills come in handy during ranked choice voting. How are the races going? So far? So the borough president races they're just beginning with a few scheduled forums taking place and the tenor has been largely cordial. In the Bronx, For instance, candidates took part in a forum where things came across this pleasant, with some of the candidates agreeing politely. With other candidates on issues lending the appearance of month slinging will be over. That doesn't mean there weren't some passive aggressive moments by some of the candidates in the way the frame their questions during the question and answer session, so it will be interesting to see who had Here's to the new way of politicking under ranked choice voting and who doesn't Okay. W When my sees David Cruz. Thanks for joining us, Thank you. And for a full explainer on what a borough president does and who is running in each of the five races, go to gothamist dot com. It's morning edition from NPR News. I'm Steve Inskeep, and I'm the wheel King. Good morning, President Biden signed three executive orders on immigration last night. One of them creates a task force to try and re unify migrant Children and their parents, who were separated by the Trump administration's zero tolerance policy. We're gonna work done do the moral and national shame. The previous administration that literally not figuratively rip Children from the arms of their families, their mothers and fathers of the border. With no plan. Not much. Whoever to reunify. The Children were still Custody on dear parents. But Biden's orders will not undo all of Trump's immigration policies. For example, he has ordered a review of the remain in Mexico program that forces migrants to wait in Mexico while their asylum cases are decided in court. So does this go far enough? Linda Rivas is executive director of the Los America's Immigrant advocacy Center in El Paso. Michelle Bernie is senior director of the Women's Refugee Commission in Washington. D C. Good morning to you both. Good morning. Michelle. I know that you saw the trauma experienced by families who'd been separated by officials at the border. What do you think about the prospects of this task force? Well, you know, First of all, I think it's a huge sea change that we now have a president that recognizes this trauma and recognizes our responsibility as a nation in inflicting that trauma, and that is a really critical first step. And not only that he's gone further to say that, you know he's going to actually do something about it. So we really look forward to the task force getting started and Starting the process and and hopefully completing it of not only finding all of these families and all of these parents, but actually reunifying them and providing them with help in in healing, And in doing so, you know, hopefully getting to a point where Not only are the families all reunified and in a better place will never be able to completely address the harm that we've caused them, but also help us all. Hell is a nation on Dover come. Some of the You know horrors that we were part of as a country. I think that that respond. Taking responsibility is a really critical critical step towards healing and change. Linda When he signed these orders last night, Biden said something very direct, he said, I'm not making new law. I'm eliminating bad policy. He seems to be telegraphing that in order for him to do the law part he is going to need Congress and that has been the holdup for decades. Yes, absolutely. And there's very promising language in these executive orders that will hopefully get us to the next step, and we're happy to see He's really cruel policies, you know, be began to be reversed. We're very anxious for what comes next. We're anxious for that next action. What's the source of the anxiety? What are you concerned about? Definitely. So what we have, you know, we're representing people who are right now living it on the Mexican side of the border. Some have been waiting for almost two years for a resolution to their case in while they wait. They are suffering. You know, we represent. Unfortunately, victims of rape, assault, kidnapping, some with sick Children who have no access to medical care. Until while we really appreciate this language in this, this pushed towards transforming a system to be more humane. You know, the reality on the ground is there's a lot of desperation and people do not. You know, they don't know how much longer they can be patient. Which is the message that we have to give them. Let's talk about some of that desperation. Michelle some years back When Joe Biden was vice president, he traveled to Central America..

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06:42 min | 2 years ago

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"Hand out a mask. But you know that those folks didn't necessarily get when they technically non clinical. There's also like you know what 9 83 Local D c. 37 High pressure plant tenders. Who could be in the midst of the places that Dr Katz staff is working. Whatever it is, is the city making to identify proactively these myriad of titles. That may not be that maybe incidental on paper, but are central to how these these institutions function. Thank you so much, Bob. I appreciate that question. No one's incidental. No one in the hospital is a second class is and we need to reach everyone who works in our hospitals, whether they're public hospitals. Voluntary independent We need to reach mauled, by the way. What's a better way to speed up vaccination than to make sure that every single human being who works in the hospital building and is ready to be vaccinated actually gets the right to be vaccinated. So I want Dr Katz to talk about the experience that he's having, but just follow through the logic. If anyone's working in the hospital, they're helping us. If anyone's working the hospital, they're supporting our healthcare heroes. Anyone's working hospital. They are putting themselves in some kind of proximity to folks with the coronavirus. Also again, I want Dr Katz have the right to vaccinate anyone over 75 who comes into one of his hospitals or clinics for any reason at all. I don't care if they stub their toe. I want them to have the right to the vaccine. If they're over 75, so, Dr Catch Do you speak to that? But thank you so much for always caring about health and hospital. Was employees. It makes me feel great. S O A starting yesterday. I could now vaccinate everybody in the hospital is, the mayor has explained, and we will continue to walk through the hospital to make sure that everybody knows that vaccinations are available. They are right at the site so people don't have to go anywhere. Although they also have the choice that they wish to get vaccinated at a site that may be closer to their home. We allow that as well on All of the people who work at any of our hospital starting yesterday when the state allowed us to move into this category are able to get vaccinated. Thank you very much. Go ahead. This is a re air She spend radio programming from Tuesday Is David Cruz from Gothamist Times, Mary. How you doing? Hey, David. Happy New Year to you Happy New Year s. So we're getting reports of widespread vaccine hesitancy among hospital employees, with as many as 70 to 80% of workers, some hospital saying they're going to wait and see. So what is the percentage of hesitant staffers in the city's hospital system? And what are the efforts to turn that attitude around? Excellent question, David. I'll start nervously turned to Mitch. It's a real issue on we got a look in the eye. It's understandable. After all the pain of 2020 that a lot of people are worried on. Just in general folks have been through so much. We've got to understand that we got a win trust for the vaccine. We've been talking about this now for weeks, winning trust for the vaccine, But the best way to do it, of course, is, by example. So many people got in the vaccine now who had a very good experience with it. It was safe, effective, free, fast, easy. The more people see that the more they feel it, I think you'll see that hesitancy reduced, But in the meantime, we're going to keep educating people keep giving those positive samples. Keep answering questions with people have a lot of questions. That's fair. We want to answer those questions, and Mitch can talk about how that's being done in health and hospitals. But again, it's crucial to now link that to the bigger picture. Let's choose a number. I think Based on conversations with Dr Katz and Dr Choksi, I would place that number over 30%. So let's say at least a third of folks in general are still hesitant. That's another reason why you need more flexibility. Because if I'm looking at group of 1000 people and three or 400 of them are not your baby vaccinated. I don't need 1000 doses for that group. I need to finish that group and go the next group. And we've got to recognize that where there is willingness. That's where we need to lean in when there's not yet willingness will come back right around. And, ironically, David, the more people get vaccinated in any priority category, the more faith it will give everyone else. Dr. Katz. Yeah, I think the mayor has explained it. Well, David, I don't It's at our facility. It is not 70% that that's too high. But I think around 30% is accurate. When I've talked to people, I think you have that, as the mayor's explain, have empathy and really think about what the experience has been of a health and hospital nurse over the last 10 months how many times science has corrected itself? Many times. It's turned out that there was some new wrinkle and they've gone through every day of that, right. Not everybody has to live the life of The nurse who's told today this is what works. And then tomorrow Oh, no. We've learned something more. It's completely understand the bowl with the new virus that every day we would be learning new things. But while we're learning new things, the nurses are actually working right and they're trying to take care of their patients in the best way possible. So is it at all surprising that people want a little bit more time to know that this too will not turn out to be Wrong. Any time in healthcare. You adopt something new. There are always the early adopters, right? They can't wait to get it there at the top of the line. They want to do it. There will always be a few people who will never want to do it. But the vast majority of people once you give them enough time. Will agree to get a sensible intervention. And I have no doubt that after millions of people across the country are vaccinated, the safety record is shown months have gone by consensus remains. This vaccine is safe. People will go and get it. We don't need toe Harang them at this moment, we can allow them the space they deserve for the heroic work they've done and then go ahead, David..

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New York City DOE failing to provide education to disabled kids amid COVID-19, lawsuit alleges

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New York City DOE failing to provide education to disabled kids amid COVID-19, lawsuit alleges

"His failing New York City's special education students. Gotham Ists, David Cruz reports. One parent described her special needs son who can't see hear or speak, trying to attend class online. She was one of seven parents now suing the city to demand the Education Department provide extra months of Taylor, learning for students with disabilities that would help offset the limits of remote learning. Some students have also aged out of the system if they had turned 21 during the pandemic, the loss of the seeking our commitment from the city for additional month of services for them too. A spokesperson from the Education Department says the city were review the lawsuit, which was filed by the education nonprofit advocates for Children, But she says a recent court ruling found that remote learning doesn't amount to a denial of services. Workers at Newark Liberty

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NYPD chief takes a knee with protesters in an act of solidarity

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01:10 min | 2 years ago

NYPD chief takes a knee with protesters in an act of solidarity

"Chain of protesters spilled across the lanes of the FDR their backs against the New York City skyline and a wall of NYPD officers organizer jasmine Sanchez kept the crowd tight and moving very simple that's how we get our message tensions remain low there was no pepper spray at no violent clashes no fire set as police allowed protesters to chart their course Laurie side sitting down house in St one hundred's Tiffany and held up their fists one of the NYPD's top brass stopped by a protest gathering in Washington Square park last night and took a knee with demonstrators Gothamist editor David Cruz was there he says before the chief of department Terence Monahan showed up at the scene with a squad of officers he spent several minutes speaking with a demonstrator both of them were sort of trying to show some local solidarity in time there were some people who were throwing water bottles over their direction as a means of just trying to kind of like spark something and then all of a sudden it just turned peaceful manner to Blasio says they're pushing up the curfew tonight to eight

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