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57 – Governor Cuomo, State of the State

Tonight, Governor Cuomo issued is annual State of the State address and addressed many issues that New Yorkers are facing – some more pressing than others. He lauded his accomplishments and spoke of “practical progressivism”. Governor Cuomo is not a true progressive. A Democrat he may be, but a progressive in the same vein as Franklin Roosevelt he is not.

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28 – Utter Scandal and Lies, Exposing Corruption in NYCHA With Louis Flores

Louis is an LGBT activist and data reporter. His activism and writing have been covered by The New York Times, The Advocate, The New York Daily News, and the French magazine TĂȘtu. Louis was the publisher of the online news Web site, Progress Queens.

An advocate for government reform, Louis is working with others to code a transparency reporting app, C’est Vrai, that will be the backbone for Progress New York, a new investigative journalism cooperative in New York.

Tonight he will be talking about his efforts to bring transparency to New York and the corruption that persists in NYCHA, New York City’s Public Housing.


Show Notes

02:09 – The corrupt role of money in politics.

02:16 – Corruption in NYC & NYS.

03:27 – Privatization of NYCHA.

06:02 – Real-Estate contributions to Mayor DeBlasio.

06:17 – The effect of privatization of NYCHA on residents.

12:02 – FIGHT for NYCHA.

12:27 –Normal Siegel.

14:05 – Conditions of residents of NYCHA housing.

14:56 What is a FOIL request?