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Reginald Lafayette Interview on July 20, 2019
Jul 20 • 6 min
I had a chance to catch up with Westchester County Election Commissioner Reginald Lafayette yesterday while attending a Democratic Unity Press Conference. The event was essentially a pep rally for mayoral candidate Shawyn Patterson Howard, who having one…
Richard Thomas, Mayoral Candidate
Jun 13 • 29 min
On June 25, 2019 there’s a Democratic primary for Mayor of Mount Vernon, NY. The candidates are incumbent Mayor Richard Thomas, City Council President Andre Wallace, Yonkers YMCA President/CEO Shawn Patterson Howard and former Mount Vernon Police…
Clyde A. Isley, Mayoral Candidate
Jun 12 • 26 min
On June 25, 2019 there’s a Democratic primary for Mayor of Mount Vernon, NY. The candidates are incumbent Mayor Richard Thomas, City Council President Andre Wallace, Yonkers YMCA President/CEO Shawn Patterson Howard and former Mount Vernon Police…
Shawyn Patterson Howard, Mayoral Candidate
Jun 11 • 29 min
On June 25, 2019 there’s a Democratic primary for Mayor of Mount Vernon, NY. The candidates are incumbent Mayor Richard Thomas, City Council President Andre Wallace, Yonkers YMCA President/CEO Shawn Patterson Howard and former Mount Vernon Police…
Mount Vernon Mayoral Debate 06-03-2019
Jun 3 • 122 min
Mount Vernon, NY , June 3, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Grace Baptist Church Mayoral Candidates: Clyde Isley, Shawyn Patterson-Howard, Richard Thomas (incumbent), Andre Wallace Timeline 0:00 Intro, Rev. DeCohen 2:35 Intro, Rev. Richardson 7:58 Intro, Isley…
Kamala Harris: President Prosecutor Progressive
Jan 27 • 15 min
US Senator Kamala Harris (D) of California announced this week she will run for President. In this podcast I share a few clips and quotes to suggest this is a serious candidate, with experience and depth, worthy of public trust. She will need to bridge…
The First Family featuring Vaughan Meader
Jan 20 • 8 min
The First Family featuring Vaughan Meader was a blockbuster album from 1962 that was a parody of the Kennedy family. Here’s what it meant to me. Amazon has it: https://amzn.to/2W8uG4j Mo Rocca is a correspondent for CBS This Morning. He has a new podcast…
Citizen Journalist: A’tif Khalil
Jan 16 • 25 min
A’tif Khalil is a citizen journalist focused on Mount Vernon, New York. In this episode we discuss the challenges of covering stories about City Hall when you know the people inside, personally. We also discuss a recent incident involving Mount Vernon’s…
For Some Home Buyers Less Is The New More: 2018 NY Suburb Housing Market Report
Jan 5 • 20 min
Licensed Real Estate Broker Maurice Owen Michaane talks about his “Pelham 2018 Market Report”. Michaane sees a trend in buyers seeking homes that are LESS costly than they can actually afford, even in affluent New York suburbs. We discuss the market…
Gun Control: Social Media Background Checks: New York, Really?
Nov 29, 2018 • 30 min
Interview with Black Westchester Publisher and Hip Hop Insider AJ Woodson, talking about the implications of NY Senate Bill S9191, to require an Internet background check on people seeking a license to possess a firearm. Recorded November 29, 2018