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On March 3rd, 2012, the New Leaders Council hosted its first “Northeast Conversation” at Baruch College in New York City. During the event — which was meant to be a discussion about the future of the progressive movement and related issues — a number of political figures and experts spoke and took questions from the group’s membership. BTR correspondent Matt DeMello spoke with a few of those members throughout the day.
The last bits of confetti from the Lunar New Year celebration have fallen and the Year of the Dragon is now in full swing. BreakThruRadioTV’s Lauren Hawker heads downtown to explore New York City’s Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA), and interviews Assistant Curator Ryan Wong about the festivities, as well as the surrounding Chinatown neighborhood’s history and ever-changing face.
George Flanagan is a Queens-based comic who performs all over the city. He is the founder and host of the Spit Take Friday comedy showcase that takes place monthly at Fort Useless in Bushwick, Brooklyn, where it began in March of 2010. Also a musician, he often finds the humor in music-related subjects. Here, amongst other topics, he pokes fun at the idea of the perfect lovemaking song, drawing parallels between loud punk rock and quick, noisy sex.

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