Mayor de Blasio Takes Your Calls; Obama's Town Hall on Guns; Home Is Where the Brain Is

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Mayor Bill de Blasio announces the appointment of Steve Banks as commissioner of the Human Resources Administration on Friday, February 28, 2014.

Coming up on today's show:

  • Mayor Bill de Blasio takes your calls on a range of current policy issues, including affordable housing, homelessness, minimum wage, paid family sick leave and more.
  • A professor of environmental history explains what she calls "mythic histories" in Oregon, where armed militiamen have occupied a federal wildlife refuge to protest rancher prosecution.
  • Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams tells us what happened at President Obama's live town hall on guns last night (he was there!).
  • A neuroanthropologist talks about why home is where the heart AND the brain are, according to years of evolution.
  • And our #ConnectingCongress series continues with Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-NY17).