interview

Interviews with top political activists, history buffs, lawmakers, whistleblowers and everyday voters.

Hannah Smart5 months ago
Talking with Andrew Yang, Our Best Hope for 2020
The 2020 Democratic Primaries are currently crawling with candidates hoping to face off against Donald Trump for the presidential bid, but one candidate stands out among the crowd, lurking in the back...
Rich Monetti10 months ago
Islamic Center of Peekskill Blends in on North Division Street
When our political discussions turn to foreign policy, the Middle East almost instinctively moves to the forefront of contention. "That's the reality of our times," said Papa Sall, Imam of the Islamic...
Rich Monettia year ago
What Progress Has NYSEG Made Since Irene and Sandy?
I wrote this in 2012. I thought it would be interesting to look back and see if we’ve made any progress in terms of NYSEG, the town's response to storms and power outages Last year, Hurricane Irene le...
Rich Monettia year ago
Judge Harold L. Wood of Somers Has Made a Life of Making a Difference
I often go into an interview with a preconception of where the story will go. I’m usually wrong. In the case of 93-year-old Judge Harold Wood, who was the first African American Supervisor in Westches...
Michael Blair2 years ago
Puerto Rico: Statehood or Independence?
Recently, I had the pleasure of talking to Julio Ricardo Varela, a Puerto Rican political journalist and advocate of a shared agreement approach to the future of the place of his birth and upbringing....
Conversation with Robert Kennedy Jr.
It is no secret that we are currently in an unprecedented environmental tailspin. Carbon levels are rising dangerously, the polar ice caps are melting, and species are rapidly disappearing etc. While ...
The Swamp Staff2 years ago
Interview with John C. Bednar, Author of 'The People's President'
Author and professor Dr. John Bednar first began writing his political thriller The People's President in the early 70s. His book–written in the scandalous milieu of Watergate and the Vietnam War–pose...