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WESTCHESTER COUNTY, NY — Discussion this Tuesday, September 10th, opens with Shawyn Patterson-Howard, Democratic Primary Winner for Mount Vernon Mayor, who had this Saturday challenged the electorate “to choose hope over hopelessness and faith over fear”. She then advised that the “campaign needs your energy and enthusiasm … to knock on doors, host events and speak to friends and neighbors”. She emphasized the need to do so was “for our collective future”. We inquire about voter involvement in her campaign and ask how she recognizes it to be different from prior election efforts and ask why that may be? This segment: 10-10:30am.
Award Winning “Bleeped” Podcaster Matthew Billy informs us of his uniquely inquisitive, hard-hitting, investigative reporting rigor revealing how he infuses relevance and pertinence into his reporting demeanor. We review some of his recent podcasts, the diverse subject matter he explores, and ask if he has had the time to reflect over the catalysts that have informed his journalistic approach. And we make inquiry as to why he chose podcasting as his preferred vehicle to inform the public of his findings. This segment: 10:30-11am.
One of his recent podcast speaks about Amy Meyer who worked and lived near a slaughter house and became the nation’s first ag-gag criminal.
Another, Dylan’s New Dress is about Santana Pilar Andrews, who was asked to read at Lafayette, Louisiana’s first-ever Drag Queen Story Time at the public library. Some thought it was a good opportunity, others disagreed. Battle lines were drawn.
Prior to the ones listed above, is the report entitled: Felony Disenfranchisement which speaks to jury convicted Alabaman Alfonzo Tucker, one among 6.1 million disenfranchised ex felons.
Yonkers City Councilman John Rubbo, representing District 4 speaks to his part affiliation change from that of a Republican to that of a Democrat. Inquiry is made regarding his rational for this change. Did he contemplate a the political disenchantment it would foment? In what may best be described as Yonkers political divide, comprised of Democrats, Republicans, Conservative, Independents, among other smaller party lines, is there much that differentiates one party dogma from the other? Yonkers seems an anomaly only because it adheres to one party philosophy or another yet no matter the party affiliation, Yonkersites adhere to liberal, as well as conservative concepts, in disparate measure. Perhaps no less and no more than other communities. Has Yonkers’ changing demographic created a need to change party affiliation for political survival more than anything else?
And then, we throw a monkey wrench into the equation by reviewing the voting record of the Yonkers City Council membership which reveals the least of amount of disparity among our elected officials than may have been realized. If proven to the sensibilities of Yonkersites not previously revealed, we make a second inquiry as to what the difference may be among the political standard bearers in Yonkers of the respective political parties. Or is Yonkers a city divided between for the most part two sports team. Each proficient in their political gamesmanship, with little separating them other than their names. Do the state or national definitions hold much water in Yonkers or for the most part little at all? After devouring all this, we ask Councilman Rubbo how he defines himself. This segment: 11-11:30am
Thereafter, Yonkers Tribune Publisher / Editor-at-Large Hezi Aris engages in additional city, county, state,national, and international news with commensurate analysis. This segment concludes our broadcast day at 12Noon.