Building New York, a lively conversation hosted by Michael Stoler, New York’s only Monthly television broadcast featuring local and national leaders responsible for real estate activities in the Metropolitan region. The program provides insight to the latest news, developments and economic trends.
Distinguished Lecturer in journalism at Queens College and long-time New York Newsday columnist Sheryl McCarthy speaks with accomplished individuals from all walks of life in this engaging half-hour series.
Ronnie M. Eldridge, articulate, outspoken, and passionate member of the New York City Council from 1989 to 2001, hosts this series which covers the issues and institutions, the people and politics of New York City.
A weekly half-hour program featuring interviews with significant men and women from a variety of fields: officeholders and activists, economists, labor leaders, writers and artists.
Nueva York is an Emmy award winning series about Latino culture in New York. The 30-minute show explores the rich textures of Latino society in the city, focusing on politics, art, culture, and the traditions of Spanish-speaking populations across the metropolitan area.
Black America is an in-depth conversation that explores what it means to be Black in America. The show profiles Black activists, academics, business leaders, sports figures, elected officials, artists and writers to gauge this experience in a time of both turbulence and breakthroughs.
The Stoler Report, Real Estate Trends in the Tri-State region, is New York's only television broadcast featuring real estate and business leaders. Hosted by Michael R. Stoler, the monthly program features lively round-table discussions of topical issues in the world of real estate. The series has aired on CUNY TV since 2003.
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 ...
Science Goes to the Movies hosted by Faith Salie, looks at the science in contemporary motion pictures. Written and Produced by Lisa Beth Kovetz.
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 ...
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…
Deborah Willis joins us to discuss her latest work, "The Black Civil War Soldier", in which she retells the stories of soldiers. Hank Willis Thomas also joins us to capture us with his works of art.
Sam Roberts provides a sketch of NY's mayors from Bob Wagner to Bill de Blasio asking who, of the 30 candidates, will be NY's 110th mayor. Inadequate local news coverage, costly campaigns, less personal contact make it hard for voters to know a candidate.
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, …
We’ve got another terrific edition of Arts in the City for you — from glass blowing and tap dancing to a Prospect Park renovation that will transport you through time. S tarting February 16th on CUNY TV.
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…
Learn why CUNY's Graduate Center is one of the top places for a graduate education in the country. A conversation with Dr. Robin Garrell, the new President of the Graduate Center.
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…
Renowned Argentinian illustrator Pepita Sandwich on being creative during a pandemic. Janeth Ramírez on how battling COVID became a family plan. Pianist and composer Pablo Mayor on how Spanish Harlem inspired his new album El Barrio Project-SALSA
Economic inequality is ramping up, says labor activist, Les Leopold, discussing more Covid-19 in poor neighborhoods with fewer health/social services, crowded apartments, and workers-many people of color-in low-paying jobs. The Biden presidency-discussed
Discussing his family's musical ability, Dr. Steven Frucht relied on family tales of generations of musicians, blessing him with perfect pitch. Piano, violin, Tanglewood, Leonard Bernstein or science and Harvard Medical School - which route to follow.
Peter Lewis-Wharton undergrad Columbia Business School-had many choices: investment banking, tax accounting, or business. His enhanced business experience led to real estate and the expansion of his firm's reach across various asset classes and strategies
Rebecca Carroll talks with us about her latest book, "Surviving the White Gaze: A Memoir" that walks us through her struggle with race and identity as she navigates life in a white world.
CUNY's own Dr. Charles Liu discusses the difference and overlaps between the scientific/ mathematical concept of the multi-verse, and the pop-culture/art vision of the multi-verse.
Children of leaders of long-established operations discuss the challenges of joining the family business. Many bring new thoughts, allowing companies to thrive when open to considering and integrating new ideas. A major challenge is keeping home life separate from the business.
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…
Host Sheryl McCarthy speaks with Tamara Payne, co-author of "The Dead Are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X" which just won the National Book Award.
Bob Herbert talks with former Governor of New York, David A. Paterson, about his moving and very funny memoir, “Black, Blind, & In Charge: A Story of Visionary Leadership and Overcoming Adversity."
CNN host and journalist Fareed Zakaria writes about 10 lessons learned in a post pandemic world. He tells "Conversations with Jim Zirin" the link between the covid crisis and the January 6th assault on democracy as Trump departs office.
In the 1800's, two families leave Poland for England. Their children, who met as toddlers in Manchester Jewish School, marry, beginning Alison Gross' family history. Today, Gross provides innovative approaches to major companies for long-term growth.
Guests are optimistic about 2021, expecting low growth in the first quarter, with gains in the second half. Hope is that the Covid-19 vaccine will encourage workers to return to the office. Guests discussed the renter's market, multi-families, and New York - not so politically friendly attitude toward real estate.…
His tenacity and some luck have helped Alan Dern overcome personal misfortune and business set-backs. With his family and friends, Dern has developed businesses supporting industries requiring commercial space, storage, manufacturing and office space.
Editors, Jenna Wortham and Kimberly Drew created an anthology consisting of art, recipes and moments captured in black culture and history and presented to us,"Black Futures".
Vincent Montalbano, Chief/Leader writer and former labor lobbyist, discusses his support of Joe Biden, newly inaugurated US President. Noting that "everyone needs to work," Montalbano looks to the administration's policies to strengthen labor and unions.
Can Stoicism, an ancient Roman/Greek philosophy, help us live a modern life today? A talk with Massimo Pigliucci about new book "A Field Guide to a Happy Life: 53 Brief Lessons for Living."
We’ve got a terrific episode for you with all kinds of fabulous art from 1930s jazz, AI art, and our new collaboration with The Shed, a fabulous new performing arts center.
Gordon Crane, self-described as a "hippie, a flower child," reminds us that the 60s-70s was a difficult time to plan one's future. Encouraged to own his business, Crane, with family, created the Apple & Eve juices available in all supermarkets, today.
Debra Tantleff describes her childhood, education, current work in an unlikely profession for women. Named in NJ's Top 40 Real Estate Executives, Tantleff name "remarkable women" in her life and her path to open a certified Women's Business Enterprise
Iván Fajardo and David Little on being an interracial gay couple for 17 yrs; Natalia Mendez of La Morada Restaurant on helping others during Covid; Carmen Boullosa, Alberto Quintero, Natalia Felipe on Literalia's recent book, Let's Talk About Your Wall
Steve Zeidman discusses clemency: the governor's seldom used, yet awesome power, to grant pardons-erasing a conviction, and more difficult to acquire, sentence commutations, thus reducing sentences of long incarcerated prisoners-likely to die in prison.
Salamishah Tillet releases her new book, "In Search of the Color Purple: The Story of An American Masterpiece", where she takes a deeper look into Alice Walker's classic "The Color Purple".
Trump’s America First policies have left us bereft of allies and multilateral arrangements. Former NATO Ambassador Nick Burns tells Jim Zirin that it'll be a challenge for Joe Biden to repair the U.S.
Two fantasy extremes are quickly becoming a part of our IRL culture: Medicine in Star Trek - Drinking Westeros! in Dr. Mark D’Agostino (Co-Founder) and Bluestone Psychiatry moved their practice to telemedicine long before the quarantine hit
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…
Author Margot Mifflin talks about her new acclaimed book, "Looking for Miss America: A Pageant's 100 year Old Quest to Define Womanhood". She chronicles the history of an American institution that held generations of girls and woman in thrall.
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…
Former New York Governor David Paterson joins Bob to discuss the life and legacy of David Dinkins, New York City's first black mayor, and member of the incredibly influential "Gang of 4."
Trump lost the election, but won’t admit it. Former New York Governor George Pataki disagrees. He tells "Conversations With Jim Zirin" Republicans must cooperate with Biden on issues of vital interest to all Americans.
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.…
After 86 years, The Apollo Theater continues to create platforms for artists and preserve a culture for the next generation.
A colleague of Mayor David Dinkins, Prof. Ester Fuchs reviews issues of his administration, paralleling problems facing NY today: homelessness, race, economic and fiscal imbalances. Fuchs discusses party politics and the city's upcoming mayoral race.
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…
Looking to the future, bankers, committed to their communities and local businesses discuss PPP - the importance of government support programs to future growth and stability, the importance of careful assessment of lending risk - business plans, liquidity, company stability and customer loyalty.