Alexandra Zissu, contributing editor at the Times Union, weighs in on the question of where exactly "Upstate" New York begins. Callers share their opinions, along with ideas for how to find apples, bike trails and foliage once you get there.
Brian Lehrer Weekend: Abortion in NY; Protests in Iran; Shedding Gender Expectations
Three of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them.
30 Issues: Abortion and the NYS Governor's Race (First) | Will the Protests in Iran Lead to More Freedom? (Starts at 37:00) | Emerging from the Pandemic & Shedding Gender Expectations (Starts at 1:15:00)
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NJ Legal Rights & NYPD's Facial Recognition Technology
Alexander Shalom, senior supervising attorney and director of Supreme Court advocacy at the ACLU-NJ, talks about the implications of a case in Hudson County, NJ, where a suspect was identified using the NYPD's facial recognition technology. The NJCLU has filed an amicus brief on behalf of the suspect's request for more information on how the identification was done.
Suburban Women Activists and the Midterms
A wave of suburban women activists -- including many in New Jersey -- were energized after President Trump was elected, and were instrumental in flipping the House in 2018. Mara Novak, executive director of NJ 11th for Change, and Patricia Campos-Medina, president of Latina Civic, executive director of the Worker Institute at Cornell University and host of the podcast Activista Rise Up, talk about what their groups are up to ahead of this year's midterm elections.
30 Issues: Immigration, Asylum and the Border
Caitlin Dickerson, staff writer at The Atlantic, spent 18 months investigating the Trump administration's family separation policy at the border. She joins us to discuss her reporting, Democrats' struggle to come up with a detailed immigration plan, and how immigration, political asylum and the border are playing out as issues today as midterm elections loom.
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