The fund drive is upon us. As I write this, there is over $350,000 in the Locked (Lock or Lox) Box. That is incredible. What a crew! What a community! The truth is that we have all made this radio station what it is. So when we have a fund drive it is a festival. In each society there are celebrations that bring a community together. Many of you took an anthropology course or belong to a social or spiritual group in which the interdependency of everyone in the group is emphasized. No one has to talk anyone else into anything -- people do what they need to because it's the right thing to do. They give what they can. Think about any community gathering. Some people bring cakes and cookies. Others make a plate of chicken or meatballs or tuna noodle casserole and there are always those who say, “I have a little more so let me help pay for all of this.” That’s the way the Fire Island community was when I was a kid. Every year, someone among the Island’s literati would write a song about things that had happened during the year.
WAMC political observer Dr. Alan Chartock talks about the upcoming fund drive which starts Monday February 3 at 6:00 a.m. Chartock also gives his thoughts on a recent New York Times editorial entitled Are We Giving Ourselves Cancer?
WAMC political observer Dr. Alan Chartock talks about why New York City mayor Bill de Blasio traveled to Washington D.C. on Thursday and why his relationship with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is making headlines. Chartock also talks about the latest New York Times editorial calling for an end to phone data surveillance.
WAMC political observer Dr. Alan Chartock discusses how the debate over financing Pre-k in New York State is effecting the relationship between New York City mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo.