This edition: 2017: The Year in Review
Original tape date: December 22, 2017.
First aired: December 22, 2017.
On this year-end edition of the show hosted by Garry Pierre-Pierre we revisit some of the bigger stories we covered in 2017. We examine the Far Rockaway recovery after Superstorm Sandy and the lessons that disaster could hold for Puerto Ricans who are fleeing to the US. We see how the New York Public Library’s plans to create affordable housing is putting it in the crosshairs of critics who say the initiative is a means of fleecing poor people. We also look back on some of the efforts to create a more effective summer immersion program for students not making the grade.
Karim Abouelnaga Chief Executive Officer, Practice Makes Perfect
Augustin Aguirre Coordinator, Redoblando Esfuerzo para México
Chen-Yo Chi Tenant Organizer, CAAAV: Organizing Asian Communities
John Cori Electrician, Rockaway Resident
Aya Elsekhely Athlete Activist
Pedro Matar Coordinator, Redoblando Esfuerzo para México
Julie Sandorf President, Charles H. Revson Foundation
Melanie Wang Tenant Organizer, CAAAV: Organizing Asian Communities
Andrew Waters Director - REAL Kids , DREAM