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30 Issues: Rockland County Executive Race

Friday, October 18, 2013

30 Issues in 30 Days goes beyond the horse-race to look at the issues that matter in this Fall's elections. See the full schedule and archive here.

Laura Incalcaterra, Journal News reporter, talks about the candidates running to replace Scott Vanderhoef as Rockland County executive.


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Tech and the Health Exchange; Rockland County; Found in Translation

Friday, October 18, 2013

Ezra Klein of The Washington Post and Andrew Rasiej of Personal Democracy Media, talk about the technological problems that have plagued the launch of the online healthcare exchanges. Then, our 30 Issues in 30 Days election series continues with a look at the Rockland County executive race. Plus: Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Mirta Ojito talks about the 2008 murder of an Ecuadorian immigrant in Patchogue; and a panel translates your phrases into Igbo, French, and Cantonese as part of the Walls and Bridges Festival.

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Following Up: Activists on the East Ramapo School Cuts

Thursday, May 09, 2013

A group of concerned parents and students say that decisions made by the East Ramapo School Board are not in the best interest of most students. Peggy Hatton, co-host of East Ramapo Underground, a radio program broadcast on AM 1300, talks about the Rockland County controversy. And Olivia Castor, Spring Valley high school senior and leader of the East Ramapo Student Coalition, talks about her school experience and what budget cuts mean inside the school.


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Following Up: Hasidic Leader on Rockland School Controversy

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Last week, Brian spoke to the author of a New York Magazine article about tensions in the Ramapo school district. Rockland County legislator Aron Wieder, (District 13) and former President of the East Ramapo School Board, responds to criticisms that members of the Orthodox Jewish community in Rockland County are using their seats on the East Ramapo school board to make decisions that are in their best interest, although they do not send their children to public schools.

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Obama in Mexico; East Ramapo School Response; Eve Ensler

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

This week President Obama will head to Mexico. We discuss what the administration hopes to accomplish in terms of trade, energy and security. Plus: A Hasidic leader in Rockland County responds to allegations that members of the Orthodox Jewish community are abusing their place on the East Ramapo school board; Eve Ensler discusses her new memoir detailing her work with women in the Congo and her own struggle with cancer; and WNYC's Robert Lewis talks about his investigation into two nonprofit special education school networks in the area.

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Hasidim vs. the World in Ramapo

Friday, April 26, 2013

New York Magazine staff writer, Benjamin Wallace-Wells, talks about his article "Them and Them," exploring the tensions between the Hasidim and the immigrant community in Ramapo.

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Key Vote on Tappan Zee Bridge Delayed, But NY Says It Won't Slow Project Down

Thursday, July 05, 2012

The New York Metropolitan Transportation Council (NYMTC) has postponed a meeting about the status of the Tappan Zee Bridge. But New York State officials are saying it won’t delay the state’s ambitious timeline to replace the span.

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Moody's Drops Credit Rating for Suburban NY County

Friday, May 11, 2012

A credit-rating service acted too soon when it dropped Rockland County's investment status to just above junk level, the county executive said Friday.