John Bailey, White Plains CitizeNetReporter Publisher / Editor, Michael Edelman, Esq., Political Analyst, Victoria Gearity, Ossining Mayor, Katherine Schowalter, Westchester Local Group Leader for Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and Ossining Documentary & Discussion Series Panelist Speaking About the Free Screening of“91 percent”, and Hezi Aris, Yonkers Tribune Editor-at-Large on Westchester On the Level – Monday, November 18, 2019 at 10am EST

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The Topics To Be Discussed Are Defined Herein:

Please note the broadcast goes “live” at 10am EST sharp  and is archived by 12:15PM

The broadcast day begins this Monday, November 18, 2019th at 10am with White Plains CitizeNetReporter Publisher John Bailey from 10-10:30am focusing on the following subject matters:

  1. Shareholders have approved the merger of USA Today owner Gannett and GateHouse Media parent New Media Investment Group, creating the largest U.S. newspaper publisher by print circulation. The deal is expected to be consummated on November 19, 2019. What will this mean for Westchester County? The merger aims to cut costs from $275 to $300 million every year within 18-24 months. Will Westchester County suffer even greater diminution of news coverage due to the savings expected?
  2. Democratic Assemblywoman Amy Paulin endorsed NY Assemblyman David Buchwald as her choice for candidate to run for retiring Representative Nita Lowey’s seat. Is Paulin’s endorsement of Buchwald a game changer?
  3. Saturday night, on the “People To Be Heard” broadcast hosted by John Bailey and Jim Benerofe, seen at 7pm on Channel 45 and Channel 76, Bailey and Benerofe interviewed Aaron Woodfin of PC Ventures in discussion of the ever changing landscape and the scams assaulting our sensibilities. We learn some of the precautions required to protect yourself from scam, phishing expeditions, identity theft, as well as prudent and informed advice worthy to be emulated. 

National / International political analyst Michael Edelman, Esq., continues his ever compelling commentary with respect to POTUS from 10:30-11am

  1. We make inquiry over whether, as suggested by Thomas Geoghegan’s writing, in Bloomberg Business News / Bloomberg Opinion, to present President Trump with a “deal”, that is, immunity rather than impeachment. A legal concept that would dislodge POTUS from the office of president rather than by impeachment. Would this be a prudent move that POTUS would be amenable to agree or is this is a cerebral, though conceptually legal construct to which POTUS is unlikely to concur?
  2. Last week, lawyers for President Donald Trump asked the Supreme Court to review a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit ordering the president to provide New York prosecutors with his tax returns. Those lawyers  were asking the justices to temporarily put on hold a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit that upheld a subpoena for Trump’s financial records issued by House Democrats to Trump’s accounting firm, Mazars. The president filed this lawsuit to bar Mazars from turning over the documents, arguing that the subpoena goes beyond Congress’ authority because it does not serve a legitimate legislative purpose. Did the D.C. Circuit expand the law beyond its intent? What are the ramifications? Divulging one’s tax return has long been accepted practice. Will it be codified by SCOTUS? If not, why not?
  3. President Trump questioned the loyalty of Jewish Democrats after blasting Democrats over their stance on Israel: “I think any Jewish people that votes for a Democrat — I think it shows either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty.” The Republican Jewish Committee concurred stating: “… it shows a great deal of disloyalty to oneself to defend a party that protects/emboldens people that hate you for your religion.” It’s not Jews he’s talking to at all; he’s talking to Evangelicals, the core reactor of his electoral strength. He’s in a do-or-die offensive to hold them and drive them and to light an inextinguishable blaze beneath their backsides, and what he’s telling them is simple as the trajectory of an AK assault rifle fire: ”You’re better Zionists than the Jews are, and at this point, you – and especially, I – are even more pro-Israel than that Omar-Tlaib waffler Netanyahu.” He summarized the gist of his intent by stating: “Not only that, you can lock in your place in scripture, in rapture, in the End of Days, with nothing more than one vote for Donald Trump! – Has Pres.Trump torn asunder a weak link that is seemingly meant to shame all Jews to vote for Pres. Trump and that POTUS should be recognized as the “King of Israel” and “the second coming of God.” Has the President won in ”Jew baiting American citizens, along with Islamophobia, homophobia, misogyny, and bigotry toward African-Americans, Hispanic Americans? Will the Jewish cabal in the White House: Stephen Miller, Steven Mnuchin, Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump, be able to guide POTUS for another 4 years? Is this the fault of Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu’s capitulation to Trump? Is this the definition of quid pro quo?   Does this perspective, expressed by the President also undermine and weigh heavy on the outcome of the Israeli election, and stir a rejuvenated Anti-Semitic backlash against American Jewry?

 

Ossining Mayor Victoria Gearity engages our listeners next in discussion over whether there is a unique, albeit subliminal cohesiveness within the Village of Ossining that transcends diversity of culture, ethnicity, religion, language, and cuisine; redefining the village as homogeneic and yet diverse. Is this a stew of sorts. A gumbo perhaps?  Was it served at the recent OSS-BBQ? We ask Mayor Gearity to share her recipe. Has the conduct of governance created a purpose and vision that has nurtured a homogeneity that eclipses that which in other communities often divides. A cerebral introspection perhaps, but an evident energy that cements the village with purpose. How did this catharsis come about? How do people become aware of Ossining’s definition of self? Is that the magnet that underwrites development, community, economic growth, and continued involvement? Does Ossining recognize what holds it so tightly together? Does Mayor Gearity recognize the potency of her cheerleading capacity? We celebrate the positiveness of her demeanor, and in juxtaposition question if it is difficult to contend with contentious / negative circumstance and how she contends with it. From 11-11:30am.

Katherine Schowalter, a panelist at the Ossining Documentary and Discussion Series screening of the film “91 percent” attends the broadcast during the final half hour of our broadcast day, from 11:30am-12Noon. Ms. Schowalter is a Westchester Local Group Leader for Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. She has been involved in gun sense advocacy for over 4 years and has held leadership positions in the Westchester Moms Demand Action group for 3 years. Katherine is an experienced publishing executive who worked in that industry for over 30 years. Katherine cares deeply about eradicating gun violence in this country and is proud of her advocacy work for change in American gun laws and culture.

The film “91 Percent” focuses on gun violence and gun legislation, specifically universal background checks which 91 percent of Americans support in this country. 

Inquiry will focus on how 91 percent is eclipsed by 9 percent and what, if anything is missing to change the lopsided equation of conduct presently. 

 

eHeziJohn Bailey, White Plains CitizeNetReporter Publisher / Editor, Michael Edelman, Esq., Political Analyst, Victoria Gearity, Ossining Mayor, Katherine Schowalter, Westchester Local Group Leader for Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and Ossining Documentary & Discussion Series Panelist Speaking About the Free Screening of“91 percent”, and Hezi Aris, Yonkers Tribune Editor-at-Large on Westchester On the Level – Monday, November 18, 2019 at 10am EST

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