We’re turning our attention from Congress to our own State Senate. First up is Ross Barkan, who is seeking to win the Democratic primary and square off against longtime Republican incumbent Martin Golden. We’ll talk about Ross’s history as a journalist, growing up in Bay Ridge, and how he plans to fix corruption and dysfunction in Albany.
Meet Ahmed Mansour, a film-maker and native Gazan. He came to Bay Ridge last year to film a documentary on Palestinian City Council candidate Khader El-Yateem. We’ll talk with Ahmed about his life, his art, and the connections he sees between Bay Ridge and the Gaza Strip.
We end our Congressional Contenders series not with a candidate, but with you! We interview local residents and activists to get their perspective on the race, who they’re supporting, and why.
In our continuing Congressional Contenders series, longtime labor organizer Radhakrishna Mohan joins us in the studio. Listen in to how he intends to champion Staten Island’s union workers and act as their watchdog in congress.
Today we are welcoming Omar Vaid to the show. He’s one of our 2018 Congressional Contenders battling for the NY11 Democratic nomination. Listen in to how he intends to bring back manufacturing and union jobs to the district.
Our sixth Congressional Contenders episode features Max Rose. We’ll talk about how Max’s combat service in the Army has informed his approach to public service and healthcare.
Paul Sperling joins us as we continue our Congressional Contenders series. Running in the NY11 Democratic Primary, Paul discusses his plan for infrastructure, cannabis legalization, and a green economy.
Riding into the studio is Zach Emig for our fourth Congressional Contenders episode. Zach lays out his “Narrows Agenda” for the district. We’ll also discuss his background in finance and engineering.
Our third “Congressional Contenders” interview features Mike DeCillis. A special needs educator, former NYPD officer, and SWAT medic, Mike brings a unique point of view to the race.
Our second Congressional Contenders episode features Michael Devito Jr., a Justice Democrat, non-profit manager, and former Marine Staff Sergeant.