You Decide with Errol Louis podcast

You Decide with Errol Louis

Spectrum News NY1

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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    Sherrilyn Ifill: the fight for voting rights

    46:31

    This week, Senate Democrats officially introduced the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, which was approved by the House of Representatives several months ago. This comes amid a year in which 19 states have passed laws making it harder for citizens to vote, according to a recent report. Sherrilyn Ifill, the President of the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, joined Errol to talk about the decades-long battle over voting rights and explain the current legislation. She also discussed voter suppression efforts and talked about the push to desegregate public schools, including in New York City. And she weighed in on the debate over police reform.   JOIN THE CONVERSATION Join the conversation, weigh in on Twitter using the hashtag #NY1YouDecide or give us a call at 212-379-3440 and leave a message. Or send an email to YourStoryNY1@charter.com
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    What’s next for NYC: Finding a solution for Rikers Island

    37:48

    Conditions have quickly been deteriorating on Rikers Island, the city’s notorious jail complex. From staffing shortages to increased violence and concerns over COVID, lawmakers are calling the situation on Rikers a humanitarian crisis. And this week, a 12th person in the custody of the Department of Correction died. Errol examines the emergency with two journalists who have been covering the issue for years: Graham Rayman of the New York Daily News and Reuven Blau of the City. They discuss the challenges lawmakers face, how the jail got into a state of chaos and what can be done to address the situation.   JOIN THE CONVERSATION Join the conversation, weigh in on Twitter using the hashtag #NY1YouDecide or give us a call at 212-379-3440 and leave a message. Or send an email to YourStoryNY1@charter.com
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    The race for mayor: Curtis Sliwa’s fight for New York City

    51:27

    With just over a month until the start of early voting for the November general election, Republican Curtis Sliwa joined Errol to talk about his campaign for mayor. He discussed some of the top issues of his campaign, including public safety and animal rights. And he shared his personal experience with Rikers Island as the only candidate who’s been detained at the massive jail complex. He also discussed his roots as a community organizer, how he started the Guardian Angels and his career as a radio host. And he explained why crime boss John Gotti targeted him and the time he narrowly survived after getting shot several times in a cab. Check out Errol’s conversation with Democratic nominee Eric Adams. And if you enjoyed this episode, listen to Errol’s chat with Ron Kuby.   JOIN THE CONVERSATION Join the conversation, weigh in on Twitter using the hashtag #NY1YouDecide or give us a call at 212-379-3440 and leave a message. Or send an email to YourStoryNY1@charter.com
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    What’s next for NYC: Is New York ready for climate change?

    36:55

    After last week’s deadly flooding, President Biden toured parts of Queens, meeting with homeowners who are still recovering from the storm. Biden, along with Governor Hochul and Mayor de Blasio, reiterated the urgent need to act on climate change and prepare for the next extreme weather event, especially in vulnerable communities. Eric Goldstein, the New York City environmental director for the Natural Resources Defense Council, joined Errol to talk about what the city should be doing to make the five boroughs more resilient, including upgrading the aging infrastructure like its sewer system. He also talked about efforts to reduce building emissions and the importance of divesting from fossil fuels. And he analyzed Hochul’s new law requiring most vehicles sold in the state to be zero emissions by 2035. If you enjoyed this episode, check out Errol’s previous conversation with Bill McKibben.   JOIN THE CONVERSATION Weigh in on Twitter using the hashtag #NY1YouDecide or give us a call at 212-379-3440 and leave a message. Or send an email to YourStoryNY1@charter.com
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    Paul Rieckhoff: A veteran’s view on ending the war in Afghanistan

    46:10

    After two decades, President Biden completed the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan, officially ending the war and leaving the country in control of the Taliban. Iraq war veteran and advocate Paul Rieckhoff joined Errol to explain why he thinks Biden's handling of the withdrawal has been a debacle and why the U.S. is responsible for helping the Afghan people left behind. And as we approach the 20th anniversary of the September 11th terror attacks, he discussed his experience as a first responder in Lower Manhattan and explained why he first decided to enlist in the National Guard. Listen to Riekhoff's podcast.   JOIN THE CONVERSATION   Weigh in on Twitter using the hashtag #NY1YouDecide or give us a call at 212-379-3440 and leave a message. Or send an email to YourStoryNY1@charter.com
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    Live Show: Lunchtime politics with Errol Louis

    1:12:24

    Ahead of Gov. Kathy Hochul's official event announcing Brian Benjamin as lieutenant governor, Errol hosted a live edition of "You Decide" on Twitter Spaces. With the help of the NY1 political team and special guests Harry Siegel and Alyssa Katz, Errol analyzed Hochul's ascension to the governorship and what her leadership means for the future of New York. They also discussed her top priorities, including fighting COVID and dealing with a housing crisis, as the eviction moratorium comes to an end. And they talked about what Andrew Cuomo will do now, after spending nearly 11 years leading the state. And Errol takes some listener questions.   JOIN THE CONVERSATION Weigh in on Twitter using the hashtag #NY1YouDecide or give us a call at 212-379-3440 and leave a message. Or send an email to YourStoryNY1@charter.com Or send an email to YourStoryNY1@charter.com
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    Casey Seiler: The journalist who took on Team Cuomo

    37:47

    It was a historic week for New York politics: Governor Andrew Cuomo announced his resignation a week after a report by State Attorney General Letitia James found he sexually harassed 11 women and created a toxic work environment. Casey Seiler, editor-in-chief of The Albany Times Union, joined Errol to analyze Cuomo’s fall from grace and discuss whether he’ll be impeached. He also talked about his newspaper turning into an investigative powerhouse and being responsible for breaking multiple stories about the alleged misconduct within the Cuomo administration. He shared his observations about Cuomo and he weighed in on his recorded exchange with top aides that was included as part of the state attorney general report.   JOIN THE CONVERSATION Weigh in on Twitter using the hashtag #NY1YouDecide or give us a call at 212-379-3440 and leave a message. Or send an email to YourStoryNY1@charter.com
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    Susan Arbetter: What’s next for Gov. Cuomo?

    30:35

    After a report by state Attorney General Letitia James finds that Gov. Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed 11 women, Errol breaks down the investigations with Spectrum News political anchor Susan Arbetter. They discuss the fallout, including Cuomo quickly losing the support of top labor unions and longtime allies like President Joe Biden. And with Cuomo continuing to deny the allegations as the state legislature moving towards impeachment, they make some predictions about what comes next for Cuomo.   JOIN THE CONVERSATION   Weigh in on Twitter using the hashtag #NY1YouDecide, or give us a call at 212-379-3440 and leave a message.  Or send an email to YourStoryNY1@charter.com.
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    Seth Barron: Is New York City dying?

    57:22

    New York City’s pandemic recovery may be underway, but with a rising crime rate and some businesses unable to keep their doors open, the five boroughs are still struggling. How did we get here? Veteran journalist Seth Barron tackles that question in his new book “The Last Days of New York,” and he joins Errol to explain how he thinks Mayor de Blasio has left the city vulnerable. They also discuss taxing the wealthy and get into a debate over diversity in public schools — including the city’s elite high schools. Barron also explains why he thinks de Blasio really ran for president.   JOIN THE CONVERSATION   Weigh in on Twitter using the hashtag #NY1YouDecide or give us a call at 212-379-3440 and leave a message. Or send an email to YourStoryNY1@charter.com
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    Leah Daughtry: The crossroads of Black politics and faith

    42:34

    Eric Adams first began his career in law enforcement after being persuaded to change the NYPD from within, during a meeting at the House of the Lord Church in Brooklyn. Reverend Leah Daughtry is the presiding minister of the church now, and she joined Errol to weigh in on Adams’ primary victory and the rise of Black power. She discussed the diversity in Black politics and what that means for the future of the Democratic Party. She also shared her experience growing up as the daughter of prominent faith leaders and her recent efforts to empower Black women to use their political and economic power in their communities. And she talked about her recent meeting with Vice President Kamala Harris and other Black leaders over the push for voting rights. Check out Errol’s conversation with Eric Adams.   JOIN THE CONVERSATION   Weigh in on Twitter using the hashtag #NY1YouDecide or give us a call at 212-379-3440 and leave a message. Or send an email to YourStoryNY1@charter.com

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