Oren M. Levin Waldman, Ph.D., Socio-Economic Research Scholar, Shawyn Patterson-Howard, Mount Vernon Mayor, and Hezi Aris, Yonkers Tribune Publisher / Editor-at-Large on Westchester On the Level – Wednesday, August 26, 2020 @ 10am EST

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Oren M. Levin-Waldman, faculty member in the School of Public Affairs and Administration at Rutgers University-Newark, and Socioeconomic Research Scholar at Global Institute for Sustainable Prosperity opens the broadcast day in discussion of his most recent essay: The Roots of Polarization Lie in the Economy” By Oren M. Levin-Waldman which informs us that it is almost as though we have two economies. A red economy where there are more skilled blue-collar workers and a blue economy where there are more professionals and managers at the top and more unskilled workers at the bottom. Given the transformations that have been occurring, there is perhaps little comprehension on the part of blue state politicians of the anxiety that blue-collar workers in red states have over the further decline of key industries like manufacturing for instance. Listen to the broadcast for in depth understanding of the circumstances that divide the nation.

From 10-11am EST

Shawyn Patterson-Howard, Mount Vernon Mayor, reviews the recent changing of the guard in Mount Vernon, its impact and prospect for the city’s capacity, as well as its influence on the governance of Westchester County.

Long overlooked, but not to be forgotten is Mount Vernon CitizenTree, a volunteer civic organization of Mount Vernon residents who have recently submitted a Mount Vernon CityMD  Tree Ordinance proposal to the Mount Vernon City Council. The Co-Chairs Eveline Feldman and Marlene H. Wertheim beseech residents to support the CitizenTree effort by sending a letter to the Mount Vernon City Council for approval in this budget request by August 28th in order to resuscitate and rejuvenate the aging / dying tree stock this fiscal year.

Then there is the issue of the changing of the guards: Westchester County Board Legislator Lyndon Williams became Mount Vernon City Court Judge. On the night that the national Democratic Party sent the Biden-Harris ticket out to take on Trump, Mount Vernon Democrats nominated 27-year-old Tyrae Woodson-Samuels as the next Westchester County Legislator, signaling a strong investment in the next generation of Democratic leadership. Westchester County Board of Elections Democratic Commissioner position confirmed in favor of Reginald LaFayette, and unchallenged as Mount Vernon Democratic Chair Reginald LaFayette, while other elections may result in new names having a local impact. We’ll probably need to wai as too many names for disparate elected offices are still conjectured and speculative at best.

From 11am-12Noon.

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Hezi ArisOren M. Levin Waldman, Ph.D., Socio-Economic Research Scholar, Shawyn Patterson-Howard, Mount Vernon Mayor, and Hezi Aris, Yonkers Tribune Publisher / Editor-at-Large on Westchester On the Level – Wednesday, August 26, 2020 @ 10am EST

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