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THIS WEEK'S EPISODE:

Episode #758: Making Odds
First Broadcast: 2/20/17
Great minds agree: this new Presidency feels like it's making time stand still--and not in a good way. Donald Trump asked Michael Flynn to resign from his position as National Security Advisor, after Flynn allegedly contacted the Russian government before Trump took office, although Trump says he still stands by Flynn, somehow. It turns out many people on Team Trump have had contacts with Russia, but are also tripping over themselves to explain what they mean. In fact, according to one account, so many of our allies are convinced that Russia has basically infiltrated the White House that even our own intelligence agencies are holding back on giving some information to Trump to prevent it from being passed on to Moscow. Trump keeps calling this stuff "fake news" and "conspiracy theories" but people who apparently have inside connections say "the dossier" is real (as Moby says, "100% real"), criminal charges are coming, impeachment is looking more likely each day, and there's now even a chance the Democrats might take back Congress in 2018. All that, and Trump's nominee for Secretary of Labor, Andy Puzder, decided to decline the nomination, perhaps due to opposition from labor, his intricate financial interests, or maybe because of that time his ex-wife accused him of beating her up. So, what does Trump decide to do after all this chaos? Have a campaign rally (for 2020!) in Florida, of course. Is that his fix? Adoring crowds for the naked emperor? How long before they turn on him too, I wonder?


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So, what is Free New York anyway? The simple answer is that it's a this neat little public access TV show on Manhattan Neighborhood Network which I co-produce with the tremendous help of my camerawoman/editor/everything else, Kim. The complicated answer is that it's a project of mine to broadcast opinions and events which don't always appear within "the mainstream media" (like The New York Times, the major networks, local radio, etc.), and so far I think it's been working.

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