Radio Free Bay Ridge
About This Show
A brand-new podcast bringing you hyper-local progressive news, deep-dive policy discussions and political editorials from Bay Ridge, Brooklyn.
Join hosts Rachel and Dan, local progressive activists, as they analyze neighborhood politics and policy proposals in 30-50 minute discussions with occasional guest speakers and experts from around the neighborhood.Read more »
Most Recent Episode
Interview with Mathylde Frontus
Today we sit down to chat with Mathylde Frontus, running for New York’s 46th State Assembly District. The district covers the southern portion of Bay Ridge. Mathylde is a nonprofit director, scholar, and organizer who grew up in Coney Island. She has focused her life and studies on Social Services, mental health, community organizing and education. She's also been a major component of the anti-violence initiatives going on in Coney Island.
We'll also dig into what is driving Mathylde’s candidacy: a desire to systematically reform government. This includes improving community feedback (by creating new mechanisms such as a community think-tank), encouraging residents to become more aware of their government (by creating new civic workshops to help people run for office), and by pushing for more transparency in the Albany budget process to uncover corruption and improve accountability. We also discuss specific issues, such as education and mental health services.
Show notes are available at www.radiofreebayridge.org/
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