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Conversations in the Digital Age with Jim Zirin is a talk show designed to illuminate the news by taking the time required to understand and interpret national and world events. The series features high-profile guests from the worlds of politics, law, business, foreign relations, national security, counterterrorism, media, lifestyles, literature, the arts, and the military. The series is hosted by Jim Zirin, a leading litigator and contributor to major publications including Forbes, the Dail ...
 
Brian Lehrer, of WNYC Radio's Brian Lehrer Show, also hosts an hour-long weekly television show on CUNY-TV. In addition to highlighting new academic research with the power to transform society and policy in a regular segment called, "Public Intellectual," Brian interviews experts on a wide variety of topics including: the digital age and how it’s transforming our world; new social and political trends and current events in New York City and beyond; entrepreneurs of change; grassroots enviro ...
 
City Talk is CUNY TV 's forum for politics and public affairs. City Talk presents lively discussion of New York City issues, with the people that help make this city function. City Talk is hosted by Professor Doug Muzzio, political commentator for WABC-TV New York, co-director of the Center for the Study of Leadership in Government and the founder and former director of the Baruch College Survey Research Unit, both at Baruch College's School of Public Affairs.
 
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Bob is joined by sports writer Dave Zirin, whose work brings extraordinary insight, and a deep understanding of the ways in which sports are linked to culture, politics and the economy. The two discuss how the politicalization of professional sports has evolved, and the COVID-19 pandemic's impact on both the youth and professional sports worlds. Da…
 
Developers, non-profits and the "man with the money" discuss community development, a coming together of government agencies, lenders, equity investors and mission-bound non-profits in a partnership between the public and private sector. Focusing on affordable housing, guests discuss their programs in conjunction with NYCHA.…
 
Despite the pandemic, some industries: groceries, drug stores, heath care services are doing well. Retail, hospitality, restaurants - are particularly challenged by Covid-19. Noting that retail is not dead; some old and new restaurants will open and tourism will rebound, guests discuss negotiations with new and old tenants, including concessions, g…
 
Most, if not all, of our presidents have lied to the public at one time or another. But we’ve never had one who lies like Donald Trump lies. Bob talks about that with guest, Eric Alterman, a distinguished professor of English at Brooklyn College, who is also the Nation magazine’s media columnist, and the author of the new book, “LYING IN STATE: Why…
 
Covid-19 brings New York's residential markets to a crisis: a decline in rents, largely in affordable multi-families with work-force tenants. Guests discussed fair market renters, many having left apartments and the city to live with parents. Will they return? Colleges are closed, causing a decrease in renters. Challenging!…
 
Optimistic about the future of New York's economy, guests discuss the current state of real estate activity: market rate rents, stable vs affordable rent collections, lower but improving; hotels: occupancy still poor, conversion to housing, being considered; the studio business: strong demand, robust; life sciences: a growth industry!…
 
Guests discuss money, banking and real estate financing, describing March/April as "pretty dark days," and commenting on positive effects of the government's intervention. Even with government help, borrowers are suffering. How long can loans be deferred; how to prepare for the third and fourth quarters - issues discussed. Pt. 1…
 
In Part 2, guests discussed major present and future challenges posed by Covid-19 to the real estate industry. Co-Work/Co-Living facilities are questioned; working from home vs returning to an in-office community; the rental market; the movement to the suburbs; will lower prices make acquisitions more inviting.…
 
Guests discuss the ongoing challenge to hospitality, to retail and to other asset classes during the pandemic. Internet shopping will continue to lead retail; outdoor dining, box lunches will help hospitality. The white-tablecloth restaurant is hurting; rent deferments, loan extensions, underwriting, concessions are examined.…
 
In Part 2 of their discussion of senior housing facilities, Michael Stoler and guests consider the adaptation of former hotels and malls, particularly in large urban areas. Top chefs, varied activities and programs, location - important when selecting senior housing, along with new technology, cleaning techniques, space division, staff dress - due …
 
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