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A weekly dive into the big questions about this city of ours, hosted by Christina Greer, Azi Paybarah and Harry Siegel, and produced by Alex Brook Lynn.

A weekly dive into the big questions about this city of ours, hosted by Christina Greer, Azi Paybarah and Harry Siegel, and produced by Alex Brook Lynn.

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United States

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A weekly dive into the big questions about this city of ours, hosted by Christina Greer, Azi Paybarah and Harry Siegel, and produced by Alex Brook Lynn.

Twitter:

@faqnyc

Language:

English

Contact:

718-404-4149


Episodes

Episode 120: Andrew Yang's New York Math

1/22/2021
The presidential candidate turned mayoral candidate joins Christina and Harry for a lively conversation about what the city needs and why he's running.

Duration:00:49:44

Episode 119: State Dad Always Wins

1/13/2021
Jimmy Vielkind of the Wall Street Journal discusses New York's sorry vaccine rollout, and the state of Cuomo's State of the State.

Duration:00:43:22

Episode 118: Down Ballot Doings

1/5/2021
City and State's Jeff Coltin gives a bird's eye view of all the other races on New York City's very crowded ballot.

Duration:00:40:41

Episode 117: Rent Relief

12/30/2020
State Senator Zellnor Myrie returns to explain what New York's new evictions moratorium does, and doesn't do, for tenants and landlords.

Duration:00:29:49

Episode 116: Smack Talk Special

12/23/2020
Professor Greer has some words to share with several of the guys running to be mayor, and much more as the gang gabs.

Duration:00:36:35

Episode 115: New York’s New Choice/s

12/17/2020
Susan Lerner of Common Cause New York and Sean Dugar of Rank the Vote NYC explain the genius of ranked choice voting. Plus a cartoon, read aloud, in our first-ever Brickhouse crossover with brand-new comics site Awry, and Alex Brook Lynn mourns her lemon of a classic Cadillac no longer worth the squeeze.

Duration:00:44:19

Episode 114: Confessions of a Psycho News Guy

12/9/2020
“Going to a job, going to a fire is almost as good as an orgasm. Going to a shooting is almost like a heroin fix to me.” Newly retired multimedia journalist Todd Maisel looks back on 38 years shooting and covering New York City.

Duration:00:50:07

Episode 113: Schoolhouse Whiplash

12/1/2020
Professor David Bloomfield runs down Mayor de Blasio's unsteady approach to the schools, and much more.

Duration:00:34:16

Episode 112: The David Dinkins Interview

11/24/2020
David Dinkins, the city's first and so far only black mayor, sat down for nearly two hours last year with Chrissy and Harry to talk about his life and career. Here's that interview, very lightly edited.

Duration:01:37:05

Episode 111: An 'Obnoxious and Offensive' Schools Closure

11/19/2020
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.

Duration:00:45:44

Episode 110: A Bridge in Brooklyn to Toll You

11/12/2020
Councilmembers Joe Borelli (R, Staten Island) and Justin Brannan (D, Brooklyn) talk about how the return of two-way tolls to the Verrazzano looks from each side of the bridge, the second wave of the virus that’s looming, and more.

Duration:00:37:19

Episode 109: Election 2020

11/5/2020
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.

Duration:00:58:03

Episode 108: TRUMP ACDC

11/1/2020
Morgan Pehme, the director of 'Get Me Roger Stone' and 'Slumlord Millionaire,' has made a film about the rise and fall of Trump's casinos in Atlantic City using archival footage.

Duration:00:36:58

Episode 107: Local Focus and the National Picture

10/28/2020
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...

Duration:00:49:03

Episode 106: A Health Crisis and a Fiscal Crisis

10/21/2020
Jacob Kornbluh breaks down the public health picture, and the political one, inside the Orthodox community. And Columbia Professor Ester Fuchs goes deep on the fiscal crisis of 1975 and the one New York is facing now.

Duration:01:01:43

Episode 105: Imbalance of Power

10/14/2020
State Sen. Alessandra Biaggi talks about her bill to reset the balance of budget power, and much more.

Duration:00:42:27

Episode 104: The Mount Vernon Tapes

10/8/2020
A deep dive with WNYC investigative reporter George Joseph into police impunity and its consequences just north of Bronx.

Duration:01:00:40

Episode 103: The Relentless Trump Hunter

9/30/2020
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.

Duration:00:43:37

Episode 102: School Daze

9/23/2020
As parents wait for school buildings to reopen, we take a tour of New York City's public school history with CUNY professor emeritus of education Stephan F. Brumberg,

Duration:00:33:02