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You Decide with Errol Louis

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Reihan Salam, the president of the Manhattan Institute, joined Errol to discuss Eric Adams’ Democratic primary win and what he thinks the next mayor should be prioritizing, including public safety – as Adams finds himself in the national spotli
Two weeks after primary night, Eric Adams is declared the winner of the Democratic primary for mayor. Harry Siegel of “The Daily Beast” and the “New York Daily News,” joins Errol to analyze the new results, talk about what an Adams’ mayoralty w
While final results from the primary may not be known for weeks, preliminary numbers show that women could soon hold the majority of seats in the New York City Council. Former Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito joined Errol to discuss her ca
After a memorable primary night, NY1 political director Bob Hardt joined Errol to analyze the initial results of the Democratic primary for mayor, from Eric Adams’ sizable lead in the unofficial tally of first-choice votes to Andrew Yang conced
With election season officially in full swing as New Yorkers begin to hit the polls for early voting, Howard Wolfson, former adviser to Mayor Bloomberg, joined Errol to discuss what voters should be looking for in their next mayor and where can
This week, our exclusive Spectrum News NY1/Ipsos poll in the race for mayor shows Eric Adams leading the crowded field, followed by Andrew Yang and Kathryn Garcia. Christina Greer, a NY1 political commentator and Fordham University associate pr
With just weeks to go until the primary election, left-leaning mayoral candidates have been looking to consolidate support. Errol analyzed the progressive landscape and the campaigns of Maya Wiley, Dianne Morales and Scott Stringer, with Katrin
Ahead of NY1’s Republican primary debate for mayor between Curtis Sliwa and Fernando Mateo, veteran political consultant Tom Doherty joined Errol to talk about the state of the Republican Party in New York. And as a former top aide to Governor
As the race for mayor heads into the final weeks of the campaign, former mayoral candidate Bill Thompson joined Errol to share his experience running for mayor, from the day-to-day and the strategy behind campaigns. He reflected on how this yea
Ahead of the first official mayoral debate of the primary season veteran Democratic strategist Bruce Gyory joined Errol to analyze where things stand in the campaign and discuss how ranked-choice voting could change everything this year. He als
With the June Democratic primary just seven weeks away, mayoral candidate and political newcomer Dianne Morales joined Errol to discuss what’s motivating her to run for mayor, including her journey through the city’s public schools to her first
Mayoral candidate Maya Wiley joined Errol to talk about her plans to tackle the rise in gun violence and how she plans to desegregate city schools. As a civil rights attorney who spent years in public service, she discussed how her parents put
Scott Stringer recently secured two big endorsements from the left-leaning Working Families and the United Federation of Teachers, giving a big boost to his campaign for mayor. Stringer joined Errol to talk about his Manhattan roots, his decade
With just two months to go until early voting begins for the June primaries, Eric Adams joined Errol to talk about his Brooklyn roots, why he joined the NYPD and how his time in the department shaped his ideas around police reform. He also disc
As state lawmakers reach a deal to raise taxes on New York’s highest earners and corporations, Kathy Wylde, the CEO of the Partnership for New York City, joined Errol to explain why increasing taxes will encourage businesses to move their headq
After months of people incarcerated in jails and prisons being excluded from New York’s vaccine rollout, a judge ruled that the state must allow New Yorkers behind bars access to the COVID-19 vaccine. Jose Saldaña, the director of the Release A
With just three months to go until the Democratic primary, mayoral candidate Ray McGuire joined Errol to talk about his path from growing up in a single-parent household in Ohio to becoming one of the few top Black executives on Wall Street. He
Mayoral candidate Shaun Donovan joined Errol to discuss his long career as a housing expert, from his first job out of college to serving as the secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development under President Obama. He talked
Errol breaks down the nursing home scandal and the multiple sexual harassment allegations against Governor Cuomo, with Spectrum News political anchor Susan Arbetter, who has covered the state capitol for many years. She offers historical insigh
As the race for mayor heats up ahead of the June Democratic primary, candidate Kathryn Garcia joined Errol to talk about her Brooklyn childhood, her time as the sanitation commissioner and her experience running the New York City Housing Author
In his first weeks of office, President Biden signed a slew of executive actions aimed at reversing policies Donald Trump had enacted. In addition to pledging to rejoin the Paris climate accord, the Biden administration has also made moves to r
What would society look like if racism was taken out of politics and policy making? Heather McGhee, the former president of the think tank Demos, toured the country in search of answers and wrote about her experience in a new book, “The Sum of
As part of Vaccine Education Week on NY1, Errol discussed the glaring racial gap in the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines in New York and across the country, with Dr. Uché Blackstock, who is an emergency medicine physician based in Brooklyn and
Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capehart is the anchor of the new MSNBC show “The Sunday Show with Jonathan Capehart” and was just named a PBS NewsHour regular contributor. Capehart, who’s covered Washington politics for years, joined Errol
With the Donald Trump presidency officially over and an impeachment trial set to begin, the Republican Party is at odds about its future. Will Trumpism continue to dominate the GOP? The Washington Post’s Josh Dawsey joined Errol to talk about h
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