Episode #705: Good News, Everyone!
Attempted First Broadcast: 7/6/15 MNN showed Episode #704 instead.
There was such an abundance of positive news this past week, that we couldn't even fit it all into the episode. First, the Supreme Court ruled in Obergefell v. Hodges that people had a right to same-sex marriage throughout the entire United States. This followed the Supreme Court decision in King v. Burwell, which ruled that the Affordable Care Act did allow the federal government to assist people in states where state-run health care exchanges did not exist. Only a few days later, New York State officially banned fracking within its borders, citing potential dangers to "land, air, water, natural resources and potential significant public health impacts that cannot be adequately mitigated." More locally, New York City's Rent Guidelines Board voted to actually freeze rents for one-year leases of rent-stabilized apartments. And, the New York City Council approved a budget "that included $1.4 million to help pay for prisoners facing bails of up to $2,000", which should prevent a lot of people from going to jail just for being too poor to afford bail. I didn't even get to mention Bree Newsome taking down the Confederate flag from in front of the South Carolina state house, or the plans for the U.S. and Cuba to re-open embassies in each other's countries as they restore their diplomatic relations! More weeks like this one, please!
So, what is Free New York anyway? The simple answer is that it's a
this neat little
public access TV show on
Manhattan Neighborhood Network which I co-produce with the
tremendous help of my camerawoman/editor/everything else,
Kim. The complicated answer
is that it's a project of mine to broadcast opinions and events which
don't always appear within "the mainstream media" (like The New York Times,
the major networks, local radio, etc.), and so far I think it's been working.
If you think I'm doing a good job--or not--and you feel
like sending me snail mail, the address is:
Free New York
P.O. Box 20945
Tompkins Square Station
New York, NY 10009
You can also email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, which should get to me a lot faster than the snail mail.
Check back later. I'm sure something will turn up.
Who's Sorry Now?
The Cabinet of Captain Eo
Dark Days and Lessons Learned
Lies, Lies, Lies!
God damn, that DJ made my day
OH, LIKE THIS HELPS
Bush, Inarticulate As Usual
THE U.S. IS A ROGUE STATE
CHANGE THE WAY YOU VOTE!
VOTE FOR RALPH NADER!
SPEAKING OF PATRIOTS . . .
THE N.Y.P.D., THE P.B.A., TWELVE JURORS IN ALBANY, GOVERNOR PATAKI, MAYOR GIULIANI, AND OFFICERS SEAN CARROLL, EDWARD McMELLON, KENNETH BOSS, AND RICHARD MURPHY ALL SUCK
Sadness Is A World With No Peanuts
SOME INTERVIEWS ABOUT SUCKING INTERNS DON'T SUCK
THE HOUSE SUCKS
I LIKE DR PEPPER!
SOME INTERNS (ALLEGEDLY) SUCK
JOE BRUNO SUCKS
Read all about my letter, which was published in the New York Press on July 9, 1997.
Here you can view an op-ed I sent to the New York Times, which they never printed. Maybe I'll add an even larger essay in the future.
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