Hurricane Sandy devastated the tr-state area in 2012, and families are still struggling in its aftermath. CEO of Reliance Insurance Group Gary Taffet joined 92Y American Conversation’s Jordan Chariton to talk about the struggles families are still having and tips to help them get insurance claims through quicker. Were you or anyone you know impacted... More
Economist and director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University, Jeffrey Sachs, spoke with New York Times science writer Claudia Dreifus on March 4, 2013. The full conversation covered a full range of topics, including the AIDS epidemic in America and abroad, the birth of the Occupy Wall Street movement, and Jeffrey’s career. On global... More
NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams spoke about his career with Chairman of Loews Hotel Jonathan Tisch on February 27, 2013. Among many topics, Williams talked about covering Hurricane Katrina: “Katrina offended me. It meant that every president from Lyndon Johnson on had either lied to me or had been betrayed by public policy.” He... More
POLITICO White House editor Edward-Isaac Dovere, recently spoke with us about the controversial Obama drone program. Dovere touched on how the Obama administration has changed the definition of “imminent” when talking about attacks. He also looked at the role of Congress in the program. “The Obama administration has made clear that they are going forward... More
Republican strategist and U.S. News & World Report columnist Boris Epshteyn joined 92Y American Conversation’s Jordan Chariton to react to President Obama’s State of the Union speech. Epshteyn credited President Obama for relating to the American people with an emotional appeal on gun control. Other than that, Epshteyn thought Obama’s speech was a “snooze fest.”... More
POLITICO senior white house reporter, Glenn Thrush, recently spoke with us about the evolution of President Obama. Looking at the very progressive inaugural speech, Thrush echoes a sentiment many Americans are thinking: “After that inaugural speech, a lot of people want to know who Barack Obama really is.” Thrush also sees an emboldened Obama ready... More
MSNBC Host and Salon.com Reporter Steve Kornacki recently spoke with us about a largely untold part of the 2012 election—congressional gerrymandering. Even though Democrats received 1.5 million more votes than Republicans nationwide, they still lost the House of Representatives. Kornacki explains how drawing Congressional district lines led to that result.
Vice President Al Gore spoke with Charlie Rose about his new book, The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change, at 92Y on January 29, 2013.
After playfully taking a bow in response to an audience member shouting "He was elected," VP Gore spoke about why he decided to respect the Supreme Court ruling that ultimately elected... More
Nobel Prize-winning economist and NY Times columnist Paul Krugman spoke with MSNBC's Chris Hayes on January 27, 2013. In this clip, Krugman gives his prediction on what President Obama can accomplish in the next four years with a Republican majority in Congress. More
Nobel Prize-winning economist and NY Times columnist Paul Krugman spoke with MSNBC's Chris Hayes on January 27, 2013. In this clip, Krugman responds to a hypothetical question on whether he would accept an offer to become U.S. Treasury Secretary: More