GOTHAM TALK RADIO with Brad Gerstman and David Schwartz presents its weekly spotlight on politics show Wednesday, March 19th at 8pm on WSNR 620AM. This week’s special guests include:
H osts Brad Gerstman and David Schwartz talk to New York State Senators David Carlucci and Michael Gianaris.
Part One – New York State Senator David Carlucci
Part Two – New York State Senator Michael Gianaris
Gotham Government Relations’s dynamic duo is back at it. David Schwartz, Esq. and Brad Gerstman, Esq. are hosting Gotham Talk Radio on Wednesday nights from 8pm to 9pm on 620AM, and each week they feature New York elected officials. Last night’s featured guest was State Senator Greg Ball, whose district encompasses the Hudson Valley area and all of Putnam County. Beyond recent news that Senator Ball called Mayor de Blasio’s municipal ID card proposal the “de Blasio terrorist empowerment act,” listeners got to hear more about the true, self-proclaimed “red-blooded American.”
Senator Greg Ball grew up living on the Kennedy estate, where his parents were caretakers. He had a travelling petting zoo, and to this day, loves animals and outdoor activities.
Discussed the multi-billion dollar investment in universal pre-kindergarten in New York State – which albeit is a steep investment. “What are we teaching these kids, calculus?” Schwartz joked. When asked his opinion on funding, Senator Ball replied, “when you’re in a hole, its time to stop digging.”
NY JOBS FOR HEROES
Senator Ball’s legislation, the NY Jobs for Heroes program, sets money aside for returning war veterans. It has passed repeatedly in the Senate, but not in the Assembly. We will see what may change since Governor Cuomo announced his support for the bill in his State of the State address on January 8, 2014.
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Brad and David take a look at the race for New York Mayor. Nassau Legislator Wayne Wink on his run for Nassau Comptroller.
Election 2012 throws the Gotham hosts into a fury of disagreement. Can Obama really save the republic? Do liberal conservatives really exist? Its a battle-royale between Brad and David while Long Island attorney Scott Reich referees. Then – the recovery from New York’s worst storm in centuries. One hero recounts how he and his neighbors pulled it together against all odds. Meet the “The Angel of Lindenhurst” Bruce Casagrande. Plus from prison to community leader – Brad’s Boxing Trainer Kassiem Elliot.
With the some of the toughest gun laws in the country, New York still has a way to go to preventing needless deaths. On this week’s episode, two New York Legislators offer solutions. New York State Assembly member Michelle Schimel talks micro-stamping, a method of tracing bullets. State Senator Martin Golden of Brooklyn responds with ideas of his own – plus his story being wounded as a New York Cop.
Gotham Talk Radio’s Brad Gerstman and David Schwartz talk about the state of Long Island and today’s political Talk Radio. Also – Nassau County Legislators Kevan Abrahams and Carrie Solages talk about today’s dysfunctional political environment and what it means for Long Island’s most vulnerable citizens. Leave your comments here and we’ll address them on the next show.