John Bailey, White Plains CitizeNetReporter Publisher/Editor, Michael Edelman, Esq., National Political Analyst, and Hezi Aris, Yonkers Tribune Editor-at-Large on Westchester On the Level – Monday, November 19, 2018th @10am EST

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WESTCHESTER COUNTY, NY — White Plains CitizeNetReporter Publisher / Editor John Bailey opens the Monday, November 19, 2018th broadcast with respect to issues impacting the City of White Plains and Westchester County government. This segment airs from 10-10:30am. The topics are defined:

1. The Thursday snowfall may have melted by the Nor’easter has revealed the Tri-state was ill prepared. Are there answers?

2. Amazon HQ2 chooses Long Island City. The incentives are huge; as are the returns? Will LIC effect the housing demands in Westchester positively or negatively? What about investment in infrastructure?

3. County Executive George Latimer explained all “we need to know” about the new County budget in 5 minutes. Can John Bailey be as eloquent?

4. We learn about the new medical school coming to Marist College.

5. Renewable energy costs, such as solar and wind are now recognized to be less costly than coal. Westchester Power is now guaranteeing a “locked” rate for two years as informed by Westchester Program Director Dan Welsh. We learn of the new competition to court consortium buys by suppliers and the power of pooled purchasing.

6. Amtrak Chairman Anthony R. Coscia was requested by Westchester County Executive George Latimer,  joined by 45 leaders in a bi-partisan fashion including Westchester’s House of Representatives delegation and the entire Board of Legislators, for Amtrak’s cooperation in moving the Penn Station Access project forward.  This would provide a critical rail connection for Westchester to the west side of Manhattan and the East Bronx.

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Analyst Michael Edelman, Esq., speaks to issues revolving about POTUS, specifically with respect to the aftermath of the mid-term elections of November 6th and thereafter. This segment from 10:30-11am. Topics as defined:

1.The Washington Post reports that the CIA has concluded that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MbS) ordered Jamal Khashoggi’s assassination. What will that mean for America’s relationship with Saudi Arabia?

2. U.S. District Court Judge Timothy J. Kelly ruled that CNN Reporter Acosta could return to the Washington Press Corps, pending a trial,  a week after POTUS suspended his access. This is a first time occurrence. What are the ramifications?

3. Gillian Tett of the Financial Times advises that Trump’s trade war is going against the U.S., advising that “round one” has gone to China. She suggests American consumers will be hit in 2019. Should Trump not do better by focusing on America’s legitimate grievances, e.g. intellectual property abuse as opposed to shipments of steel.

4. The Committee to Protect Journalists advises they are  monitoring news reports that the U.S. Department of Justice has secretly prepared a sealed indictment against Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks. CPJ inform the charges are known, yet they are concerned by a prosecution that construes publishing government documents as a crime. Would this set a dangerous precedent that could harm all journalists, whether inside or outside the United States.”

5. Honda Motor will increase output of its Acura luxury vehicles in China by switching to local production rather than importing it from the United States. The manufacturing production shift will accrue a 20% savings over that of US costs. The assertion is that Honda must do so in order to avoid higher auto tariffs.

6. Demand for goods manufactured in China, coupled with a de facto devaluation of the Renminbi, has increased Chinese exports to the US. The trade war figures suggest POTUS is losing command of the situation. Will a delirious outcome be realized in the first quarter of 2019? 

7. Representative-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Saturday threw her weight behind a new national campaign to mount primaries against incumbent Democrats deemed to be ideologically and demographically out of step with their districts. They are determined to move the party further to the left. The Justice Democrats’ campaign is dubbed, #OurTime.” Will the national political divide harden or lessen? Is this the Democrats’s answer 20 the 2018 election of President Trump?

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Thereafter, Yonkers Tribune Editor-at-Large Hezi Aris engages in the hyperlocal concerns, county, state, national, and international news with commensurate analysis. Listen in from 11am-12Noon.

Please note the broadcast is activated at 9:55am and an archive of the broadcast is created by 12:15pm.



eHeziJohn Bailey, White Plains CitizeNetReporter Publisher/Editor, Michael Edelman, Esq., National Political Analyst, and Hezi Aris, Yonkers Tribune Editor-at-Large on Westchester On the Level – Monday, November 19, 2018th @10am EST

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