Interviews & Profiles

State Senator Jessica Ramos
The no-nonsense state senator is an outspoken progressive, an adept political operator – and won’t put up with your bullshit.
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Council Member and likely new Queens Borough President Donovan Richards.
Donovan Richards on the NYPD budget, the HQ2 site and real estate money.
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New York's first openly gay Member of Congress, Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney.
How NY’s first LGBTQ member of Congress beats Republicans in a purple district.
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NY-17 candidate Mondaire Jones.
The presumptive member of Congress isn’t worried at all about absentee ballots.
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Candidate for NY-12 Suraj Patel
Patel is neck-and-neck after election night with Rep. Carolyn Maloney after losing in 2018.
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Director of ThriveNYC Susan Herman.
A Q&A with Susan Herman on the mental health impact of the coronavirus, her office’s transparency and telemedicine.
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Sochie Nnaemeka with Jamaal Bowman and Jumaane Williams.
Sochie Nnaemeka brings an activist edge at the most perilous moment for the Working Families Party.
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State Budget Director Robert Mujica
New York is in fiscal free fall. But the budget director may have to make brutal cuts in order to save it.
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State Board of Regents Chancellor Betty Rosa.
With budgets in flux, Betty Rosa warns that a normal school opening in the fall might not happen.
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Dr. Oxiris Barbot
A Q&A with Dr. Oxiris Barbot on contact tracing and what the “new normal” will look like.
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