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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 ...
 
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.
 
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 ...
 
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Attorneys, specializing in real estate and in general practice, discuss current issues affecting clients: rent relief, the importance of government PPP programs, and working remotely. Guests site future real estate opportunities in malls, big box spaces, retail; in foreign markets and foreign investors and in transactions in the hospitality industr…
 
The hospitality and tourism industries, historically contributors to New York City's economy, came to an almost complete halt in early 2020. Guests discuss how they are adapting, making changes, the vaccine, confident that these businesses will come back better than ever. Clients applaud landlords and banks for working with them; banks praise PPP, …
 
Leaders of long-established family businesses candidly discuss their children joining the business, bringing new ideas, points of view, and even changes in direction, that have been beneficial to their companies. Recalling their own uneasy experiences working with their parents, these leaders welcome new ideas, encouraging shared business conversat…
 
Trump is out of office and off Twitter for a while. The mob that savaged the Capitol has gone home. Or have they? DHS has warned of potential violence agitated by Biden’s electoral victory. Will our democracy survive? Distinguished law professor Samuel Isaacharoff, an expert on the law and the political process tells Jim Zirin that the far-right is…
 
Bob talks with Dr. Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, a woman who has worn many hats - consultant, writer, politician – you name it. She was the wife of the extraordinary congressman, Elijah Cummings, who died in October of 2019. The two discuss Rep. Cummings’s book, “We’re Better Than This: My Fight for the Future of Our Democracy,” which was released pos…
 
Developers see opportunities and bankers are willing to lend to real estate projects in Westchester. Guests review Westchester County as an alternative to New York and Long Island City: less dense, less expensive, more amenities, larger units - at a fraction of the costs to developers and to the public. All are bullish on Yonkers, New Rochelle, Whi…
 
Guests discuss sections of the 2021 Federal Stimulus Package effecting small businesses and individuals: tax extenders (tax credit extenders), short-lived, some permanent, taxes on 2020 PPP loans, and unrelated Covid matters - all a part of this omnibus bill. Many parts of the bill: loan forgiveness, eligibility, administration still require clarif…
 
Analyzing the most important elements of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, guests discussed the non-tax and tax portions of the act: second-draw of PPP loans, extension of unemployment benefits; on the tax side: the Covid Related Relief Act and the Tax Payer Relief Act of 2020. Confusion over rules: how to and who will benefit from this la…
 
Guests discuss a trend in investment sales to seek transactions outside of New York. Spurred by overbuilding, the fiscal and political crisis, as early as 2018, New York/New Jersey real estate buyers have been attracted to Maryland, Texas, Louisiana, the Carolinas, and Florida. With investment sales down 66% - 2020 has been a difficult year. All - …
 
To help renters affected by Covid-19 stay in their homes, civic minded realtors developed and support Project Parachute, offering counseling, advocacy, education, financial assistance to those in affordable housing facing a housing crisis. Guests working with Project Parachute discuss NYCHA projects and hopes for a better 2021.…
 
The United States has just been through a traumatic presidential election, but dangerous threats to our system of elections – and thus to democracy itself – preceded the outlandish behavior of Donald Trump, and they are still abound. Bob talks about this with guest Eliza Sweren-Becker, counsel for the Democracy Program at the Brennan Center for Jus…
 
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