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2016 Radio Shows

  • Dec. 25, 2016: SSEU L. 371’s A. Weekes & V. Ciccarello on the Union’s Reform Proposals at ACS & In the Public Interest’s D. Cohen on Privatization During the Upcoming Trump Presidency

    SSEU Local 371 Child Protective Specialist Supervisors Armenta Weekes and Vincent Ciccarello discuss the union’s proposals for reform at the city’s Administration for Children Services. In the Public Interest Executive Director Donald Cohen talks about privatization during the upcoming Trump presidency. Show also aired on Wed., Dec. 28 & 21, 2016; Sun., Jan. 1 & 8, 2017; and Wed., Jan. 4 & 11, 2017.

  • Dec. 18, 2016: Murphy Institute’s Ed Ott on Trump Election’s Impact on Unions & Master Puppeteer/L. 299’s Bruce Cannon i.e. “The Three Bears Holiday Bash” Puppet Show

    The Murphy’s Institute (CUNY) Lecturer of Labor Studies, Ed Ott, talks about the Trump election’s impact on unions. NYC Parks Dept. Master Puppeteer/Local 299 Secretary Bruce Cannon discusses his work and Christmas show “The Three Bears Holiday Bash” at Central Park. Show also aired on Wed., Dec. 21, 2016.

  • Dec. 11, 2016: DC 37 Exec. Dir. H. Garrido on the New Provisional Workers’ Law & L. 372’s D. Nesbit on Health Code Violations in Public School Cafeterias

    DC 37 Exec. Dir. Henry Garrido discusses a recently signed union backed bill that gives thousands of provisional city workers the chance to become civil servants with job protections. L. 372 Exec. V.P. Donald Nesbit refutes a State Senate Independent Democratic Caucus report that shows health code violations in NYC public school cafeterias. Show also aired on Wed., Dec. 14, 2016.

  • Dec. 4, 2016: Political Action Dir. J. John & NY Immigration Coalition’s Murad Awawdeh on NYS Constitutional Convention

    Political Action Dir. Jeremy John and Murad Awawdeh of the NY Immigration Coalition make the case against a NY State Constitutional Convention. Show also aired on Wed., Dec. 7, 2016; Sun., Jan. 15, 2017; and Wed., Jan. 18, 2017.

  • Nov. 27, 2016: Highlights of Mayor de Blasio’s speech at Cooper Union & L. 372’s S. Francois & Comm. Food Advocates’ L. Accles on the Universal Free School Lunch

    Highlights of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s speech at Cooper Union this week. Local 372 Pres. Shaun D. Francois I and Comm. Food Advocates Exec. Dir. Liz Accles call for universal free lunch for all public school students. Show also aired on Wed., Nov. 30, 2016.

  • Nov. 13, 2016: Playwright/actress Sharon Washington on her play Feeding the Dragon & Filmmaker Joseph Fusco on his film Finish Line: The rise and demise of Off-Track Betting.

    Playwright/actress Sharon Washington discusses her play Feeding the Dragon, which chronicles her experience of living with her family in a NYC public library branch kept running by her father, a DC 37 member. Former OTB worker Joseph Fusco talks about his feature-length documentary Finish Line: The rise and demise of Off-Track Betting. Show also aired on Wed., Nov. 16 & 23, 2016 and Sun., Nov. 20, 2016.

  • Nov. 6, 2016: SSEU L. 371 Pres. A. Wells on ACS Caseworkers & the Nation’s Katrina vanden Heuvel on the Election’s Consequences

    SSEU Local 371 Pres. Anthony Wells talks about the challenges faced by his union’s members at the ACS; the Nation’s Editor Katrina vanden Heuvel discusses the longtime consequences of this election season. Show also aired on Wed., Nov. 9, 2016.