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This edition: Consulate General of Israel in New York

Episode Details

Original tape date: March 30, 2015.

First aired: April 1, 2015.

First, a special extended interview with Ido Aharoni, the Consul General of Israel in New York. Brian asks for Mr. Aharoni's thoughts on the recent Israeli elections, increased tensions with the United States, and less political topics such as the tech future of Israel and its links to higher education here in New York.

Then, for perspective on the new budget out of Albany, Brian talks economics and politics with Greg David, director of economics and business reporting at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism and columnist for Crain's New York Business.

And finally, the term, "parks equity" has been in the air lately, but is there enough green where the green is? To discuss some of New York's smaller parks and how to fund them, is New Yorkers for Parks executive director, Tupper Thomas.

Guest List

Ido Aharoni Consul General of Israel in New York

Greg David Director of Business and Economics Reporting, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

Tupper Thomas Executive Director, New Yorkers For Parks