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You Decide with Errol Louis

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Crime and public safety were some of the top issues that New York voters were concerned about during the election cycle and major talking points in the race for governor. Even with the election mostly in the rear-view mirror, the issue of crime
After a highly competitive race, Democratic incumbent Gov. Kathy Hochul defeated Republican challenger Rep. Lee Zeldin to make history as the first woman governor of New York. Errol analyzed the results with Harry Siegel of the news organizatio
The unprecedented migrant crisis in New York City has forced Mayor Eric Adams to declare a state of emergency. The influx of asylum seekers has been accelerated by Texas Gov. Greg Abbot who is is trying to handle his own state’s border issues
This week, incumbent Democrat Gov. Kathy Hochul and her Republican challenger, Rep. Lee Zeldin, squared for the first and likely only time in a televised gubernatorial debate hosted by Spectrum News NY1. Moderators Errol Louis and Susan Arbe
Michael Cohen rose to fame as Donald Trump’s attorney and worked in the Trump organization for over a decade. In 2018, after things disintegrated between the two men, Cohen found himself in a heap of legal trouble which eventually landed him in
This November, New Yorkers will be weighing in on a ballot measure that will determine if the state can borrow up to $4.2 billion to finance environmentally friendly projects. Julie Tighe, the president of the New York League of Conservation Vo
The wave of migrants being bused to the city from Texas and Florida has pushed the shelter system to its breaking point. The Adams administration recently announced it will moved a planned emergency relief tent from Orchard Beach to Randall’s I
A few decades ago, Rudy Giuliani was known as “America’s Mayor” with an approval rating of over 90%. His response to the tragedy of 9/11 made him a national hero. The fame he garnered, however, ultimately became the seeds of his undoing, leadin
Craig Newmark founded Craigslist in San Francisco in 1995. It was an immediate sensation, and has become one of the busiest digital marketplaces in the world, currently covering 70 countries. His attention however, has most recently turned to p
Darren Walker knows philanthropy. After a lengthy tenure at the Rockefeller Foundation, he is currently the president of the Ford Foundation. Walker is actively working on fighting urban poverty on a national level, while examining the root cau
Rep. Carolyn Maloney lost a highly competitive primary in the 12th Congressional District to her colleague and friend Rep. Jerry Nadler, ending a thirty year run on Capitol Hill. But she’s not dwelling on that. Maloney sat down with Errol Louis
As the city marks the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Ida and more than 100 families remain displaced, city Comptroller Brad Lander joined Errol to discuss the push to legalize basement apartments in the five boroughs and explain why the city
After a competitive election cycle, Jerry Nadler overwhelmingly defeated Carolyn Maloney, ending her three-decade career in Congress. Errol analyzed the results of primary night with Ben Max of Gotham Gazette. They discussed what led to Nadler’
This week, six of the leading Democratic candidates for New York's 10th Congressional District squared off in a primary debate, co-hosted by Spectrum News NY1 and WNYC-Gothamist. Moderators Errol Louis and Brigid Bergin of WNYC weighed in on th
This week, longtime political titans Rep. Carolyn Maloney and Rep. Jerry Nadler, along with challenger Suraj Patel, squared off in a lively Democratic primary debate, hosted by Spectrum News NY1 and WNYC-Gothamist. Listen to the full showdown,
As Mayor Eric Adams calls for Albany lawmakers to act on New York’s bail laws, former Assembly member Keith Wright joined Errol Louis to weigh in on the debate over bail reform. A Harlem-native and the son of a judge, Wright also shared his ear
Longtime legislator and politician Al Vann died at the age of 87, forever leaving his mark on central Brooklyn, an area he represented in the state Assembly and City Council for almost four decades. He mentored a generation of New York politici
As the presidential race got underway in 2016, some said that if Donald Trump won the election, they’d leave America. But how many people actually did?   Audrey Edwards kept to her word and moved across the Atlantic Ocean. She wrote about her
The recent decision from the Supreme Court limits the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ability to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from power plants. It’s being described as a ‘gut punch' by some environmental activists.   Judith Enck, a
Over the past few years the number of overdose deaths in America has risen at an alarming rate. More than 107,000 people died last year alone from overdoses, a record-high. Fentanyl, in particular, is largely responsible for the rapid incr
As the January 6th hearings continue, Errol sits down with the former Attorney General of the United States, Eric Holder, to discuss his brand new, critically acclaimed book, “Our Unfinished March: The Violent Past and Imperiled Future of the V
Ahead of the upcoming primary elections, as well as the NY1 Democratic debate in the race for lieutenant governor, Errol hosted a live edition of "You Decide" on Twitter Spaces. He was joined by Spectrum News political anchor Susan Arbetter a
Last week NY1 hosted the first Democratic gubernatorial primary debate. Moderated by our own Errol Louis and Susan Arbetter, the candidates gave their views on gun control, the economy, abortion rights and the absence of Gov. Kathy Hochul. With
As the New York state department of education proposes regulations for instruction in nonpublic schools, Errol discussed the debate over standards with Naftuli Moster, who has advocated for changes for many years. The executive director of the
As some members of Congress look to set up a bill that would allow Puerto Rico’s residents to vote on the island’s status, Errol Louis discussed the future of the U.S. territory with Christina Ponsa-Kraus, who is a constitutional scholar and hi
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