Tag Archives: BronxTalk

Debate on Monday and 35 Days (Just 5 Weeks!) to Go Before Thurs., Sept. 13 Vote in Critical Bronx State Senate Race!

9 Aug

As I already reported, BronxTalk will air a critical debate between State Senator Jeff Klein (incumbent and IDC founder) and progressive, grassroots challenger Alessandra Biaggi on Monday, Aug. 13 at 9 p.m. . If you can, invite some friends and neighbors over, especially those who know little, and want to learn more, about the campaign. And spread the word about the debate to as many friends local voters as you possibly can! If you won’t be home that night you can always watch it on the web, beginning the next day. Of course, there’s a lot more to learn about Biaggi (and Klein) on her website and in my previous posts. Her site is also a great way to get involved and donate to her critical campaign (it affects the entire state!) .

Some other news:  Biaggi got an essential endorsement from the CWA (below) yesterday:

And in a recent tweet, Biaggi linked to a Gotham Gazette article focused on unanswered calls from Cuomo and legislative leaders for sexual harassment hearings. “The silence is alarming,” she wrote. “Albany needs to be better, now. I’ll fight everyday, and sound every alarm, until women are safe at work. This is not normal.”

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Biaggi vs. Klein Debate on BronxTalk on Aug. 13 at 9 p.m. (39 Days to Go Before Election on Thurs., Sept. 13)

5 Aug

Just got word from BronxTalk’s veteran host Gary Axelbank that he’ll host a debate between Alessandra Biaggi and Jeff Klein, candidates for State Senate, a week from tomorrow: Monday, Aug. 13 at 9 p.m. It’s on Optimum channel 67 and Fios channel 33. Don’t have those? Well, go to a friend’s house that does have one and invite more friends!   It’s critically important because, as I’ve already written here and here, it’s a local race with impact throughout the Empire State. If you can’t watch it at that time, it’ll be on-line soon thereafter.

Bronx Charter School Debate on BronxTalk Tonight

19 Oct

From BronxTalk:

“Tonight BronxTalk will present both sides of the debate over charter schools. A director of a prominent charter school and an education expert from the Alliance for a Quality Education will answer questions from host Gary Axelbank about the viability of charters in the Bronx, the affect of the school choice movement on public education, the selection of charter school students, the sharing of space and resources, and the overall affect of charters on teachers, students and their parents. It promises to be an informative program about a controversial movement in Bronx education. BronxTalk is seen live Monday nights at 9 p.m. on BronxNet’s channel 67 and Fios 33. It is streamed live at Bronxnet.org.”

Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz on BronxTalk Tonight

24 Aug

From BronxTalk host Gary Axelbank:

Tonight’s guest on BronxTalk will be Assemblyman Jeff Dinowitz of the 81st Assembly District in the Bronx. We’ll ask him about the explosion at JFK High School, a number of housing and development issues, the upcoming pilot plan for access to the Jerome Park Reservoir, the Mayor and the Governor, and a number of other issues. BronxTalk is seen live Monday nights at 9:00 p.m. on BronxNet’s channel 67 and Fios 33. It is streamed live at bronxnet.org.

Jerome Avenue Rezone Proposal: BronxTalk Examines It Again Tonight (Part III).

6 Apr

Tonight’s BronxTalk will feature the proposal to rezone and rebuild 75 blocks on and around Jerome Avenue from 165th to 184th streets. It’s the third edition of the program in the past five weeks that will be dedicated to this important and controversial project. Several groups have begun organizing to make sure the neighborhoods surrounding Jerome Avenue play a role in determining what zoning changes, if any, are eventually made by the city. CASA, Northwest Bronx Community and Clergy Coalition, Latino Pastoral Action Center and United Auto Merchants are among them. Tonight’s show will feature the district managers of Bronx Community Board’s 4 and 5. Hosted by Gary Axelbank, BronxTalk is seen live Monday nights at 9 p.m on BronxNet’s channel 67 and Fios 33.

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13th C.D. Debate with Adriano Espaillat and Rev. Michael Walrond; Rangel Doesn’t Show

17 Jun

Rangel Absent at Bronx Debate

13 Jun
Adriano Espaillat campaigned outside the D-train station on East 196th Street and the Grand Concourse last month. Longtime congressman Charlie Rangel didn't accompany him at the BronxTalk debate today.

Adriano Espaillat campaigned outside the D-train station on East 196th Street and the Grand Concourse last month. Longtime congressman Charlie Rangel didn’t accompany him at the BronxTalk debate today. Photo by J. Moss

Congressman Charlie Rangel didn’t participate in today’s Bronx debate with challengers Adriano Espaillat, a state senator, and Rev. Michael Walrond, according to BronxTalk host Gary Axelbank and the Daily News. The debate will be broadcast this Monday, June 16 at 9 p.m. on Cablevision channel 67 and Verizon channel 33. The 13th Congressional District began including Kingsbridge, Riverdale, Norwood and Bedford Park, in January 2013 after Rangel defeated Espaillat in the 2012 Democratic primary.

John Liu on BronxTalk Tonight

4 Jun

Update: Here’s the link for the video of the Liu interview: http://www.bronxnet.org/tv/bronxtalk/viewvideo/1634/bronxtalk/bronxtalk–june-4-2012

Comptroller John Liu will be on Gary Axelbank’s BronxTalk tonight at 9 p.m. According to Axelbank: “He’ll talk about the Fresh Direct deal, the filtration plant, politics, and much more. BronxTalk is Monday nights at 9:00pm on Bronxnet’s channel 67 (Fios 33).”