Wednesday, July 16, 2014
All this week on the Brian Lehrer Show we're checking in on the de Blasio administration's progress on a variety of key issues, six months into his first term. We'll talk to advocacy groups about how the mayor has lived up to his campaign promises on the environment, crime, housing, and more. Friday, we'll hear from Deputy Mayor Anthony Shorris.
New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer and Richard Florida, professor at New York University, director of the Martin Prosperity
Institute at the University of Toronto and senior editor at The Atlantic, say they have a blueprint to create jobs for an "inclusive and creative" New York. They discuss their proposals, their event at NYU this afternoon, and whether tech can really drive middle-class growth. Plus, Stringer assesses the de Blasio administration's jobs record thus far, as part of our week-long series.
Monday, July 14, 2014
Thousands of couples every year have babies using surrogates in the United States. But the practice raises profound ethical and legal questions. Melissa Brisman, a reproductive lawyer and owner of the surrogacy agency Reproductive Possibilities, explains the surrogate pregnancy process and discusses some of the issues that arise in surrogacy. Plus: The authors of the new book The Alliance tell you to stop expecting promotion from within; grading Mayor de Blasio on the environment; and Monday morning politics.
Friday, July 11, 2014
Wednesday, July 02, 2014
Thursday, June 05, 2014
Labor laws of 18 states exclude home care workers from their state minimum wage laws. As the number of domestic care workers increases nationwide, the number of people working these jobs, without fair pay or protections, is only increasing.
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Aviva Chomsky, author of "Undocumented: How Immigration Became Illegal," says even comprehensive reform can't fix all of our immigration problems. She argues that our immigration issues stem from the way we classify who comes into this country, and who is barred from entry.
Friday, May 02, 2014
Friday, April 25, 2014
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
By Ilya Marritz
New York City has a record number of jobs. But well-paying jobs on Wall Street are disappearing.
Wednesday, April 02, 2014
By Ilya Marritz
Researchers can't seem to agree how many tech jobs there are in New York, only that the number is growing.