We play two of our favorite segments of all time, one is a piece about John's temp job at Cartier around Christmas time, and the other is a story about our friend proposing to his wife for a second time.
The US begins normalizing diplomatic relations with Cuba, US officials claim North Korea was behind the Sony hack, New York state bans fracking, the NYC police union has harsh words for Mayor Bill de Blasio, and a Missouri lawmaker proposed a bill that would require a woman to get a man's signature prior to getting an abortion.
A producer of a new Frontline documentary joins us to discuss the juvenile criminal system, Pakistan responds to a horrific school shooting carried about by the Pakistani Taliban, and an NYPD officer approvingly tweets out Jack Nicholson's speech from A Few Good Men.
Two new polls show broad support for torture among Americans, a protester is accused of violence on the Brooklyn Bridge, and historically all-women colleges review their gender policies regarding trans students.
Alexis Goldstein joins us to discuss how the recently passed spending bill weakens Wall Street regulations, Dick Cheney takes to Meet The Press to defend Bush-era torture methods, and tens of thousands turn out in several US cities to protest the killing of unarmed black people by cops.
Protesters march through streets in numerous cities nationwide following the lack of indictment in the killing of Eric Garner, new details emerge about the killing of Akai Gurley by a rookie NYPD officer, and listener mail.
An anonymous NYPD official acknowledges the counterterrorism unit spied on Ferguson solidarity protesters, a complicated first amendment and online harassment case goes before the Supreme Court, and Obama announces mild police reforms.
Joe Virgillito chats with Prof. Gerald Friedman about COVID-19 and the case for Medicare For All. J. McVay and Jacqueline Soller discuss 2011 movie, ‘Contagion.’ Plus a preview of Scoville Unit’s upcoming BTR Live Studio session.
NYC band Activity is a supergroup of sorts, with Travis Johnson, Steve Levine, Zoë Browne, and Jess Rees coming from the excellent bands Grooms, Field Mouse, and Russian Baths. This particular… | watch