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This edition: Homelessness in New York: Crisis and Policy

Episode Details

Original tape date: April 5, 2017.

First aired: April 10, 2017.

Moderator Bob Liff and a panel of experts discuss the homelessness crisis in New York City, as well as efforts by policy-makers to address the crisis in an election year. Is homelessness a "wicked" problem, with no viable solutions? Does Mayor de Blasio's recent homeless shelter proposal stand a chance of success when NIMBYism ("Not In My Backyard") is the order of the day in many neighborhoods and communities around the City? How do policy-makers tackle the root causes of homelessness, including poverty, mental health and substance abuse issues, and the housing affordability crisis in New York?

Featured guests: Vanessa Gibson, Member, New York City Council (CD 16, Bronx); Courtney Gross, Political Reporter, NY1 News; Raysa S. Rodriguez, Vice President of Policy & Planning, Win (Women in Need); Thomas J. Main, Professor, Marxe School of Public and International Affairs, Baruch College

Guest List

Hon. Vanessa L. Gibson Councilmember, District 16, Bronx, New York City Council

Courtney Gross Political Reporter, NY1 News

Dr. Thomas J. Main Professor, Marxe School of Public and International Affairs, Baruch College/CUNY

Raysa S. Rodriguez Vice President of Policy & Planning, WIN (Women in Need)

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