John Bailey, White Plains CitizeNetReporter Publisher/Editor, Michael Edelman, Esq., National / International Political Analyst, Victoria Gearity, Ossining Mayor, Dr. Sheldon Applewhite, Ph.D., Ossining Documentary & Discussion Series Panelist, and Hezi Aris, Yonkers TribuneEditor-at-Large on Westchester On the Level – Monday, February 4, 2019th @10am EST

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Please note the broadcast is activated at 10am and an archive of the broadcast is created by 12:15pm.

Topics of discussion are herein defined:

White Plains CitizeNetReporter Publisher / Editor and Monday Westchester On the Level Co-host John Bailey speaks to the most important issues concerning Westchester County and White Plains government.

  1. What are the prospects for the Common Council now that two incumbent Democrats: Milagros Lecuona and Dennis Krolian advise they will not seek re-election?
  2. We learn about the three empty Common Council seats and the all women Common Council ticket. Those mentioned are incumbent Nadine Hunt-Robinson running for a second term, Victoria Presser and Jennifer Ouja, first time candidates, and Kat Brezler, considering a primary challenge. All are Democrats.
  3. Citizen’s To Be Heard will now precede the meeting of the Common Council. We learn the catalyst for this initiative
  4. John Bailey defines Nancy Pelosi and Donald Trump, Washington, D.C.’s modern day Katherine Hepburn and Spencer Tracey 

 Listen from 10-10:30am

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Political Analyst Michael Edelman, Esq., tackles the issues that revolve about and around President Trump.

  1. Congress would be required to allocate more funding for new weapons. The Democrats warn that Friday’s action could lead to a dangerous arms race by freeing Russia to legally pursue even more nuclear weapons. Is Trump wrong to define Russia’s past conduct as deleterious to the U.S.? the situation by past conduct
  2. America’s European allies are backing the U.S. move, but are still worried about the future. The Germans advise the onus is on Russia for not complying all these years.
  3. Those opposing POTUS suggest withdrawal may create a schism between America and Europe, realized if/when the Europeans refuse to host any new U.S. missiles.
  4. House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith (D-Wash.) said in a statement. “By withdrawing from the INF Treaty instead of making an honest, good-faith effort to collectively punish Russia for its treaty violations and bring it back into compliance, we are playing into President Putin’s hands.”
  5. Since China and Iran need not comply with this bilateral agreement, doesn’t that leave those countries the option to  build short and medium-range missiles that are banned under the INF?
  6. President Trump advises the only way to break the trade agreement discord between China and the U.S. if for a summit between Xi Jianping and President Trump. Are both parties interested in reaching an accommodation?
  7. POTUS advised on Friday there is a “good chance” he will declare a national emergency to circumvent Congress and build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. “I think there’s a good chance we’ll have to do that,” Trump told reporters in the Cabinet Room of the White House. Will he be uninvited by Pelosi?
  8. The Virginia Republican Party called on Gov. Ralph Northam (D) to resign if he wore blackface or dressed in a Ku Klux Klan robe while in medical school. The party issued the statement after a photo emerged from Northam’s medical school yearbook showing two people, one in a white robe and another in blackface.
  9. “Racism has no place in Virginia,” Virginia Republican Party Chairman Jack Wilson said. “These pictures are wholly inappropriate. If Governor Northam appeared in blackface or dressed in a KKK robe, he should resign immediately.”
  10. Last week negotiators from the United States led by the veteran American envoy Zalmay Khalilzad and a a founding Taliban Leader, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, announced that the framework of a peace deal between the two parties had been agreed upon. Is this an outcome long overdue or are there too many deleterious consequences in the region and in the U.S.?

This segment heard from 10-10:30am

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Ossining Mayor Victoria Gearity speaks to the upcoming Public Hearing scheduled to learn the public’s perspective  regarding the  Repeal/Removal of the Emergency Tenant Protection Act, SCRIE & DRIE in the Village of Ossining that will be held on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 @ 7:30pm ET at the Birdsall-Fagan Police Court Facility, located at 86-88 Spring Street, Ossining, NY 10562. This segment heard from 11-11:30am 

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Ossining Mayor Victoria Gearity speaks to the issues and sensibilities concerning Ossining. We learn of there are federal workers who have not been paid over the last three weeks that reside in the Village / Town? Is there an accommodation that may be had between Democrats and Republicans; between Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, and President Trump?  This segment: 11-11:30am

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Dr. Sheldon Applewhite, Ph.D., a sociologist, writer, and HIV Researcher is one of the four panelists attending the Ossining Documentary & Discussion Series screening of “I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO”, moderated by Mayor Victoria Gearity, will attend the last half-hour of the Monday broadcast. The screening of “I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO” will take place on Thursday, February 7, 2019  at 6:30pm at the Ossining Public Library’s Budarz Theatre at 53 Croton Avenue. This segment: 11:30am-12Noon.

 

eHeziJohn Bailey, White Plains CitizeNetReporter Publisher/Editor, Michael Edelman, Esq., National / International Political Analyst, Victoria Gearity, Ossining Mayor, Dr. Sheldon Applewhite, Ph.D., Ossining Documentary & Discussion Series Panelist, and Hezi Aris, Yonkers TribuneEditor-at-Large on Westchester On the Level – Monday, February 4, 2019th @10am EST

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