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Join the WHPC staff for a week’s look at the stories shaping the Long Island community. Hosted by NCC alumni Bill McIntyre & Jon Gallo. Listen as Newsday reporters talk about the stories they bring us in print and online every day.
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Bill McIntyre an Jon Gallo talk with NY Assemblyman Ed Ra from Long Island about governing during COVID, the Governor Cuomo nursing home investigations, and more. PLUS, Alfonso Castillo from Newsday updates us about plans to build a high-speed train from Long Island to Boston, Penn Station upgrades, and more.
Bill McIntyre and Jon Gallo speak first with County Executive Laura Curran about the latest on the COVID Vaccine rollout in the county and other issues. Then, NY Congressman Tom Suozzi speaks about his work to remove the SALT cap, and his first-hand experience at the Capitol on January 6th.
Bill McIntyre and Jon Gallo talk with New York State Senator John Brooks about Long Island's COVID response and vaccine rollout, and what is being done about rising school taxes. Plus, Newsday's Victor Ocasio talks about a rise in false jobless claims on Long Island.
Bill McIntyre and Jon Gallo talk with Nassau County Legislator Steve Rhoads about COVID and the vaccine rollout, assessment and more. Plus, Newsday's Maura McDermott joins the show to talk about how 4 in 10 LI home sales are now ending in bidding wars.
Bill McIntyre and Jon Gallo speak with Town of Oyster bay Supervisor Joseph S. Saladino and Tax Receiver Jeffrey Pravato about assessments in Nassau County, marijuana legalization, governing during COVID and more.
Bill McIntyre and Jon Gallo talk with Nassau County Police Chief Patrick Ryder about the latest developments and proposals for police reform. PLUS: Addressing Bias/Hate Crime concerns, Marijuana Legalization, Continued efforts combatting Opioids, NCPD Distracted Driver Crackdown amd the NCC/NCPD "Explores Program."
Bill McIntyre and Jon Gallo talk with Farrah Mozawalla, the Executive Director of the Nassau County Office of Asian-American Affairs, and Gordon Zhang, the vice-chair of Nassau County’s Asian American Advisory Council and the president of Long Island Chinese American Association (LICAA), about the recent increase of hate crimes against Asian-Americans not just on Long Island, but around the country.
Bill McIntyre and Jon Gallo talk with Dr. Lawrence Eisenstein, Nassau County Commissioner of Health, about the latest on COVID-19 in the county and the vaccine rollout. They also speak with Newsday reporter Michael O'Keefe about updates to NCPD/SCPD Reform Plans.
Bill McIntyre and Jon Gallo talk with New York State Senator Kevin Thomas about issues affecting Nassau County, including what is being done about the influx of Asian-American hate crimes, the latest on the Federal stimulus, and legalizing marijuana. Then, Newsday's Victor Ocasio joins us to talk about the latest numbers in Long Island's unemployment rate.
Bill McIntyre and Jon Gallo talk first with Nassau County Executive Laura Curran about the latest on COVID vaccinations in the county and other budget concerns, followed by Philip Eng, LIRR President, who discusses how the COVID Relief Bill affects his budget, and how the LIRR responded to the over-crowding on trains earlier this week.
Yancey Roy of Newsday joins Bill McIntyre and Jon Gallo to talk about the latest sexual misconduct charges against New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, along with the latest pandemic executive order changes, and how the state legislature is looking to make changes. Plus, a breakdown of other top stories of the week.
Bill McIntyre and Jon Gallo talk with Newsday's Scott Eidler about Republican leaders saying Nassau's 2022-23 tentative tax roll failed to include reductions that homeowners received through legal settlement notices, and with Newsday's Mark Harrington about LIPA's struggles to renegotiate its contract with PSEG.
Bill McIntyre and Jon Gallo talk with Faith Jessie, Anchor at Newsday, about her reporting "Back in the Red Zone" about how Long Island hospitals are handling the second wave of the coronavirus, and Newsday reporter Michael O'Keefe about police reform in Nassau County and other local issues.
Bill McIntyre and Jon Gallo welcome Nassau County Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder back to the show to discuss the new NCPD Academy's Progress, snowstorm response in the county, the Index Crime report and more.
Bill McIntyre and Jon Gallo talk with Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman about addressing the economic issues impacting Long Islanders. Including student debt, a new prescription discount program, increasing the minimum wage to a living wage, Childcare costs, NCC, & much more.
Bill McIntyre and Jon Gallo talk with Don Clavin, Town of Hempstead Supervisor, and Kate Murray, their Town Clerk, about issues affecting the township, including COVID & the vaccine rollout, tax changes, and other issues raised by concerned citizens.
Bill McIntyre and Jon Gallo talk with Nassau County Executive Laura Curran to get updates on the COVID vaccine rollout in Nassau County. They also discuss preparations for Inauguration Day security and the big Islanders win! Then, Newsday's Robert Brodsky calls in to discuss the Local vaccination sites & what to do after you receive 1st dose. As well as, the disturbing violent insurrection at the U.S. Capital & other stories he & Newsday colleagues covered during the week.
Bil McIntyre and Jon Gallo talk with Joie Tyrrell from Newsday about how school costs related to COVID-19 are expected to exceed more than $105.5 million for 2020-21 on Long Island.
Bill McIntyre talk with Legislator John Ferretti Jr., (R, Levittown), about Governor Cuomo's plan to test 20% of schools for COVID and how Nassau County is making it happen. PLUS, Robert Brodsky from Newsday discusses the latest on the COVID vaccine, the opioid epidemic, and possible changes to SALT (tax) deductions in New York.
Bill McIntyre and Jon Gallo talk with Dr. Jessica Rosati, Chief of Programs and Services at Long Island Cares, the Harry Chapin Food Bank, about food insecurity issues on Long Island 9 months into the pandemic.
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