Yonkers City Council President Chuck Lesnick opens the first hour of the Westchester On the Level with Narog and Aris radio program on Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012, by discussing the process the City Council is presently undertaking in the study of Mayor Mike Spano’s FY2012-2013 Proposed Budget. We will review what has been scrutinized so far, what the process is meant to achieve, and President Lesnick’s role in seeing the process to its end conclusion, that is, an approved budget or a demand for revision by the June 1st, 2012 deadline.
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Fordham University Professor Paul Levinson will speak to the promised May 1st, 2012, comeback by Occupy Wall Street (OWS) with rallies planned across the country. New York City may stage a substantial resurgence and possibly be in a position to "re-occupy" specific locations. White Plains was able to bring between 60 and 75 people to its rally. New York City was predominately represented by those under 35; White Plains brought out the 55 plus crowd. That alone will require introspection.
Fordham University Professor Paul Levinson, an OWS expert, will discuss Occupy Wall Street's vision of "change" they're trying to achieve with their continued presence, what their aims might be going forward and how successful OWS was Tuesday post-demonstrations. Dr. Levinson will join us from 11 am onward.
Dr. Levinson is a professor of communication and media studies at Fordham University in New York City. His recent book, "New New Media," focuses on the impacts Twitter, Facebook and other innovative social networking technologies have on our day-to-day communications and is currently analyzing how the Occupy Wall Street movement is revolutionizing the way groups come together. Recent Professor Levinson video clips can be found here:Professor Paul Levinson said, "The May 1st protests will tell us whether last year's adjournment was permanent or just temporary. All signs point to the adjournment being temporary, including corporate greed, usurious student loans and foreclosures, which provide ample reason for the Occupy Movement to keep going. However, the difference this time is a presidential election and all the media attention that brings. With that as a backdrop and social media continuing to soar in usage, Occupy Wall Street 2012 may well eclipse what happened in 2011."
Hezi Aris will conduct today's interviews.