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34 minutes | 4 days ago
Episode 113: Schoolhouse Whiplash
Professor David Bloomfield runs down Mayor de Blasio's unsteady approach to the schools, and much more.
46 minutes | 17 days ago
Episode 111: An 'Obnoxious and Offensive' Schools Closure
What the hell are de Blasio and Cuomo doing here, and why can't they get on the same page? Plus, Steven Romalewski of the CUNY Mapping Service at the Center for Urban Research at CUNY'S Graduate Center returns to the pod.
58 minutes | a month ago
Episode 109: Election 2020
Harry, Chrissy, and Alex talk with Ben Max of Gotham Gazette & The Max & Murphy Show about what the election means for NYC and what election New Yorkers have to look forward to in 2021. We also talk Cuomo, a COVID vaccine, and privacy law with Albert Fox Cahn of The Surveillance Technology Oversight Project.
49 minutes | a month ago
Episode 107: Local Focus and the National Picture
David Plotz explains City Cast, the network of local pods he's launching this winter in cities across the country to “connect you with the city you love” and, knock on wood, help listeners “stop being obsessed with the question of Trump, and instead “reengage with the questions of daily life that are played out on the streets of American cities.” And speaking of Trump, Walter Shapiro, in the midst of covering his eleventh(!) presidential campaign, talks about how campaigns and campaign coverage have changed, not mostly for the better, in part because the iPhone made every moment an on-camera moment, and his plans to pivot to vaudeville coverage if Trump defies the polls again and wins a second term.
42 minutes | 2 months ago
Episode 105: Imbalance of Power
State Sen. Alessandra Biaggi talks about her bill to reset the balance of budget power, and much more.
44 minutes | 2 months ago
Episode 103: The Relentless Trump Hunter
Eileen Markey, editor of the new Wayne Barrett collection Without Compromise, joins FAQ and guest interviewer Michael Tomasky for a look back at the muckraker's decades exposing the Donald and the rest of New York's endless rogues' gallery.
29 minutes | 3 months ago
Episode 100: The Storefront Domino Effect
It's FAQ's 100th episode(!), and Karla Murray joins to talk about her storefront project and all the small businesses New York is losing amidst… all this.
34 minutes | 3 months ago
Episode 99: School for Scandal
Ace education reporter Madina Touré explains how New York's schools plan fell short, and looks at what's coming next.
35 minutes | 3 months ago
Episode 98: Drain Brammage
Chrissy runs down some ominous New York news, Harry recalls getting accidentally stoned on the job and — this week's highlight — Alex talks with musician Stefan Zeniuk about his (beautiful!) sonic elegy for a sewer tunnel, performed with large instruments at the entrance to a sewer tunnel in Astoria earlier this week.
42 minutes | 3 months ago
Episode 97: Six Ways To Sunday
36 minutes | 4 months ago
Episode 96: What Now?
With Sally Goldenberg of Politico New York on the city's shift to the left, Jake Offenhartz of Gothamist on the NYPD's cat and mouse game, and much more.
56 minutes | 4 months ago
Episode 95: The Window Is Blowing, The Sky Is Falling
43 minutes | 4 months ago
Episode 94: Jumaane Williams and Jawanza James Williams
Chrissy talks with New York City's public advocate, and Harry and Alex talk with Vocal New York's director of organizing.
35 minutes | 4 months ago
Episode 93: The Musical Episode
Four covers and an original song about the only city worth singing about, from guest musicians Dr. Sick and Isabel Alvarez in FAQ's second musical episode, recorded outside in the midst of a thunderstorm.
37 minutes | 5 months ago
Episode 92: City in a Corner
Opening the schools is the key to everything else, explains the Times' Eliza Shapiro, and nothing about how that's gong to work is clear or certain. Plus, Emma Whitford on the imminent return of the eviction courts.
29 minutes | 5 months ago
Episode 91: NYC on the Edge
28 minutes | 5 months ago
Episode 90: Ritchie Torres on Policing the NYPD and the ‘Strength of My Own Operation’
The councilman and likely new congressman rejoins FAQ NYC to talk about his new bill intended to police the NYPD, the "Democratic Socialist Industrial Complex" and lots more.
51 minutes | 5 months ago
Episode 89: Primary Shakeups as People Wake Up
A double episode, with Ben Max from Gotham Gazette breaking down Tuesday's high-stakes, mostly mail-in primary election night in New York, and ProPublica's Eric Umansky running through his unexpected crash course on cop reporting and police impunity.
43 minutes | 6 months ago
Episode 88: Things Accelerate
Maya Wiley and Albert Fox Cahn call in to talk about the past, present and future of policing in New York.
16 minutes | 6 months ago
Albert Fox Cahn talks about the upcoming vote on the NYC Post Act
Albert Fox Cahn, founder of S.T.O.P, the Surveillance Technology Oversight Project, talks to Alex Brook Lynn about The Post Act, a bill that will be voted on in City council this Thursday, June 18th. The Post Act could force the NYPD to become transparent about the technology they use to spy on New Yorkers.
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