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2013

DC 37 Fights Back Against NYCHA Layoffs of Vital Social Services Workers: (mp3 format)*
District Council 37 discusses fight to stop the layoffs of more than 160 social service workers at New York City Housing Authority community and senior centers, and from NYCHA’s Resident Watch program city-wide, with DC 37 Secretary Cliff Koppelman, sitting in for DC 37 Executive Director Lillian Roberts, co-host DC 37 Associate Director Henry Garrido and guests: Health Services Employees Local 768 President Fitz Reid and Social Services Employees Union Local 371 Secretary-Treasurer Juan Ortiz.

Saturdays, Nov. 30 and Dec. 7 and 28, 2013 – 3:00pm to 3:30pm.
WWRL 1600 AM



2012


DC 37 Executive Director, Lillian Roberts urges members to vote on Nov. 6, 2012 (mp3 format)*



DC 37 Separates Fact from Fiction in Debate Over Gov. Cuomo’s Pension Plan: (mp3 format)*
Host District Council 37 Executive Director Lillian Roberts and her co-host DC 37 Secretary Cliff Koppelman interview Fiscal Policy Institute Deputy Director and Chief Economist James Parrott and New York City Central Labor Council President Vincent Alvarez and discuss how Governor Cuomo’s radical pension overhaul plan affects New Yorkers.

First and Third Saturday of each month – 3:00pm to 3:30pm
WWRL 1600 AM




2011

District Council 37 Demands City Collect Millions in Revenue Needed To Save Public Services and Jobs: (mp3 format)*
DC 37 Executive Director Lillian Roberts is joined by DC 37 Associate Director Henry Garrido and DC 37 Senior Analyst David Moog to look at the millions in uncollected revenue that could prevent service cuts and layoffs. Highlights of DC 37’s hearing on April 28th at union headquarters that focused on City revenue streams are also featured.

Sundays, December 4, 11, 18 and 25, 2011 at 8 p.m.
Wednesdays, December 7, 14, 21 and 28, 2011 at 1:30 p.m.
WNYE 91.5 FM.



DC 37’s Hearing Examines Mayor Bloomberg’s Budget Proposals: (mp3 format)*
Highlights of DC 37’s February 25 hearing on Mayor Bloomberg’s budget proposal to close the city’s budget gap and the impact of contracting out on city services, public employees and the quality of life of millions of New Yorkers who need them now more than ever. Features testimony by DC 37 Executive Director Lillian Roberts, DC 37 Associate Director Henry Garrido, NY State AFL-CIO President Denis Hughes, CWA Local 1180 President Arthur Cheliotes, NYC Comptroller for Public Affairs Alan van Capelle, NYS 1st Deputy Comptroller Peter Grannis, City Council Members James Sanders Jr. (D-Queens) and Darlene Mealy (D-Bklyn), and others.

Sundays, March 13, 20 and 27, 2011 at 8 p.m.
Wednesdays, March 16, 23 and 30, 2011 at 1:30 p.m.
WNYE 91.5 FM.



DC 37 Fights the Lies about Public Employee Pensions: (mp3 format)*
DC 37 Executive Director Lillian Roberts and DC 37 Secretary Cliff Koppelman are joined by the Fiscal Policy Institute’s Chief Economist James Parrott and Raymond Santander, Assistant Director of DC 37’s Research and Negotiations Department, to speak the truth about public employee pension benefits and discuss responsible and less painful solutions to closing budget deficits. Also, the program features highlights of DC 37 retirees discussing how they live on pensions that average $17,000 a year.

Wednesdays, February 2, 9, 16 and 23, 2011 at 1:30 p.m.
Sundays, February 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2011 at 8 p.m.
WNYE 91.5 FM.



CityTime Scandal, Tip of the Iceberg of Contractor Abuse of NYC Taxpayer Dollars: (mp3 format)*
DC 37 Executive Director Lillian Roberts and DC 37 Secretary Cliff Koppelman are joined by City Council Member James Sanders Jr. (D-Queens), the Chair of the Committee on Civil Service and Labor, and Pam Brown, activist and member of Community Voices Heard, to discuss the $80 million CityTime embezzlement scandal and the impact this wasteful spending has on the city’s funding of vital public services and the public employees who provide them. 

Sundays, January 9, 16, 23 and 30, 2011 at 8 p.m.
Wednesdays, January 12, 19 and 26, 2011 at 1:30 p.m.
WNYE 91.5 FM.



2010

The Fight to Protect Public Employee Pensions:  (mp3 format)*
District Council 37 Executive Director Lillian Roberts and DC 37 Secretary Cliff Koppelman are joined by Stuart Leibowitz, head of the DC 37 Retirees Association and Amy Traub of the Drum Major Institute for Public Policy to take on critics of modest public employee pension benefits with distortions and misinformation, and set the record straight on the causes of state and city budget woes.

Wednesdays, November 17 and 24, 2010 at 1:30 p.m.
Sundays, November 21 and 28, 2010 at 8 p.m.
WNYE 91.5 FM.

DC 37’s New White Paper Public Health Care Under the Knife, Union’s Response to HHC’s Restructuring Plan:  (mp3 format)*
District Council 37 Executive Director Lillian Roberts and DC 37 Secretary Cliff Koppelman are joined by Judy Wessler of the Commission on the Public’s Health System and Moira Dolan of DC 37’s Research and Negotiations Department for a discussion on DC 37’s new white paper Public Health Care Under the Knife, the union’s response to HHC’s restructuring plan that threatens to eliminate 3,700 public health care worker jobs, privatize the Brooklyn Central Laundry, contract-out dialysis services and laboratories, as well as consolidate orthopedic services.

Sundays, October 10, 17, 24 and 31, 2010 at 8 p.m.
Wednesdays, October 13, 20, and 27, 2010 at 1:30 p.m.
WNYE 91.5 FM.


HHC’s Restructing Plan: An Attack on Public Health Care Services and Workers: (mp3 format)*
DC 37 Executive Director Lillian Roberts, joined by NYC Laborers Local 924 President Kyle Simmons, Municipal Hospital Employees Local 420 Chapter Chair Hulie White and Moira Dolan of DC 37’s Research and Negotiations Dept., blasts HHC’s plans to privatize the Brooklyn Central Laundry and layoff over 100 Local 420 members who work there, as well as lay off 59 Local 924 Laborers and 13 other DC 37 members employed at other HHC facilities.

Sundays, September 26, October 3, 10, 17, and 31 at 8 p.m.
Wednesdays, September 29, October 6, 13, 20 and 27 at 1:30 p.m.
WNYE 91.5 FM.


DC 37 and Retirees Association Respond to Critics of Public Employee Pensions (mp3 format)*
District Council 37 Executive Director Lillian Roberts and Stuart Leibowitz, head of the DC 37 Retirees Association, take on the mounting criticism of public employee pensions and charges that these benefits are the reason for state and city budget woes. Roberts and Leibowitz set the record straight in a candid discussion with seasoned journalist and veteran talk show personality Mark Riley on the union’s radio show “DC 37 Works for You,” which aired Saturday, August 7, 3:00 - 3:30 p.m. on AM 1600 WWRL.

"DC 37 Works for You”
First and last Saturday of every month
3:00 – 3:30 p.m. on WWRL 1600 AM


City Council Members James and Sanders Jr. Discuss Budget Restoration Fight for Public Services in New City Budget (mp3 format)*
DC 37 Executive Director Lillian Roberts and DC 37 Secretary Cliff Koppelman are joined by City Council Members Letitia James (D-Bklyn), Chair of the Committee on Sanitation & Solid Waste Management, and James Sanders Jr. (D- Queens), Chair of the Committee on Civil Service & Labor, for a discussion on the City Council’s fight to restore $390 million in funding to save vital public services and public employees in NYC FY’ 2011 $63 billion budget.

Sundays, August 8, 15, 22 and 29, 2010 at 8 p.m.
Wednesdays, August 11, 18 and 25, 2010 at 1:30 p.m.
WNYE 91.5 FM.


City Hall Rally to “SAVE OUR CITY” (mp3 format)*
Highlights of the City Hall Rally to SAVE OUR CITY with tens of thousands of New Yorkers, including District Council 37 and 99 other NYC public employee unions, demanding that the City Council use their powers under the City Charter and stop the lay offs of pest control workers, substance abuse counselors, child abuse specialists, library workers and other public employees, and make a 15% cut in the city’s budget for personnel, professional and technical services contracts.

Wednesdays, June 30 and July 7, 14, 21 and 28 at 1:30 p.m.
Sundays, July 4, 11, 18 and 25 at 8 p.m.
WNYE 91.5 FM.


Proposed City Budget Cuts Threaten Public Services and MLC's Rally to Save Our City Preview (mp3 format)*
DC 37 Executive Director Lillian Roberts and DC 37 Secretary Cliff Koppelman welcome Glenn Pasanen, Lehman College professor and Gotham Gazette finance columnist, for a revealing look at the NYC’s proposed budget cuts and their impact on the public services our communities desperately need. They call on listeners to join them at the Rally to Save Our City on June 16th at City Hall from 4 – 6 p.m.

Sundays, June 13, 20 and 27, 2010 at 8 p.m.
Wednesdays, June 16, 23 and 30, 2010 at 1:30 p.m.
WNYE 91.5 FM.


Proposed State Budget Cuts Threaten City’s Public Health System (mp3 format)*
DC 37 Executive Director Lillian Roberts and DC 37 Secretary Cliff Koppelman welcome Judy Wessler of the Commission on the Public’s Health System and Moira Dolan of DC 37’s Research and Negotiations Department for a discussion on how proposed state budget cuts threaten the NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation’s hospitals and clinics.

Wednesdays, May 12, 19 and 26, 2010 at 1:30 p.m.
Sundays, May 16, 23 and 30, 2010 at 8 p.m.
WNYE 91.5 FM.


NYC Public Advocate Bill De Blasio takes on Private Contracts, Homeless and Education Issues(mp3 format)*
DC 37 Executive Director Lillian Roberts and DC 37 Secretary Cliff Koppelman welcome NYC Public Advocate Bill de Blasio for a discussing on the fight against private contracts, homelessness and the struggle to protect public schools.

Wednesdays, April 7, 14, 21 and 28, 2010 at 1:30 p.m.
Sundays, April 11, 18 and 25, 2010 at 8 p.m.
WNYE 91.5 FM.


NYC Comptroller John Liu: Taking on Tough Issues Facing the City (mp3 format)*
City Comptroller John Liu joins DC 37 Executive Director Lillian Roberts and DC 37 Secretary Cliff Koppelman to talk about his plans to take on the tough issues facing NYC during these difficult times on the critical issues concerning New Yorkers.

Wednesdays, February 10, 17 and 24, 2010 at 1:30 p.m.
Sundays, February 14, 21 and 28, 2010 at 8 p.m.
WNYE 91.5 FM.


Bill Thompson: State of NYC 2010 (mp3 format)*
Bill Thompson joins DC 37 Executive Director Lillian Roberts and DC 37 Secretary Cliff Koppelman for a serious discussion on the critical issues concerning New Yorkers.

Sundays, January 24 and 31, 2010 at 8 p.m.
Wednesday, January 27, 2010 at 1:30 p.m.
WNYE 91.5 FM.

Election Aftermath and State Budget Woes (mp3 format)*
Assembly member Adriano Espaillat of Manhattan joins DC 37 Executive Director Lillian Roberts and DC 37 Secretary Cliff Koppelman for a serious discussion of the impact of the Nov. 3 election results on New York City’s political landscape and the budget problems in Albany.

Sundays, November 22 and 29, 2009 at 8 p.m.
Wednesday, November 25, 2009 at 1:30 p.m.
WNYE 91.5 FM.


Issues at Stake in the Nov. 3, 2009 Mayoral Election (mp3 format)*
DC 37 Executive Director Lillian Roberts and DC 37 Secretary Cliff Koppelman discuss the issues at stake in this year’s mayoral election, and why Bill Thompson should be the next mayor of New York City with Communications Workers of America Local 1180 president Arthur Cheliotes.


Democratic Candidate Bill Thompson: A Mayor for All New Yorkers (mp3 format*)
Bill Thompson, the DC 37-endorsed Democratic candidate for Mayor of New York, joins DC Executive Director Lillian Roberts, co-host DC 37 Secretary Cliff Koppelman and DC 37 Political Action and Legislation Director Wanda Williams for an in-depth discussion of jobs, double-digit unemployment, affordable housing, school governance and other issues important to DC 37, other labor unions and all New Yorkers.

Sundays, October 4 and 11, 2009 at 8 p.m.
Wednesdays, October 7 and 14, 2009 at 1:30 p.m.
WNYE 91.5 FM.



Health Care Reform Now and 2009 Labor Day Parade (mp3 format*)
Executive Director Lillian Roberts and co-host DC 37 Secretary Cliff Koppelman welcome Mark Hannay of the Health Care for All Campaign for an in-depth discussion on health care reform. Also, a lively chat on the 2009 Labor Day Parade with Peter Stein, President of NYC Lifeguard Supervisors Local 508 and Walthene Primus, President of NYC Housing Authority Clerical Employees Local 957.

Sundays, August 9, 16, 23 and 30, 2009 at 8 p.m.
Wednesdays, August 12, 19 and 26, 2009 at 1:30 p.m.
WNYE 91.5 FM


Cut Private Contractors, Not Public Services (mp3 format*)
DC 37 Assistant Associate Director Henry Garrido joins Executive Director Lillian Roberts and DC 37 Secretary Cliff Koppelman to discuss importance of cutting the private contractors, not the public services.

Wednesdays, July 8, 15, 22 and 29, 2009 at 1:30 p.m.
Sundays, July 12, 19 and 26, 2009 at 8 p.m.
WNYE 91.5 FM



Council Member John Liu Speaks Out Against City’s Private Contracts:
(mp3 format*)
City Council Member John Liu of Queens joins DC 37 Executive Director Lillian Roberts and DC 37 Secretary Cliff Koppelman to discuss the city’s $9 billion budget for private contracts.

Wednesdays, June 10, 17 and 24, 2009 at 1:30 p.m.
Sundays, June 14, 21 and 28, 2009 at 8 p.m.
WNYE 91.5 FM
Mayoral Control of the Public Schools- Why it should end: (mp3 format*)
City Councilmember Charles Barron from Brooklyn and Veronica Montgomery-Costa, president of DC 37 and NYC Board of Education Employees Local 372 join Executive Director Lillian Roberts and DC 37 Secretary Cliff Koppelman to make their case for ending mayoral control of the city’s public schools.

Wednesdays, May 13, 20, and 27, 2009 at 1:30 p.m.
Sundays, May 17, 24 and 31, 2009 at 8 p.m.
WNYE 91.5 F
Women's History Month Special (mp3 format*)
Eleanor Roosevelt
with author
Blanche Wiesen Cook

Wednesday, March 19, 2008 at 1:30 PM
Sunday, March, 23, 2008 at 8 PM
WNYE, 91.5 FM


The Cruel Years: American Voices at the Dawn of the 20th Century (mp3 format*)
A candid glimpse of the turmoil, oppression and injustice of the early 1900s
through the words of 22 working women and men
with
William Loren Katz and Laurie R. Lehman

Sundays, Dec 30, 2007 and Jan 6, 2008 at 8 PM
Wednesdays, Jan. 2 and 9, 2008 at 1:30 PM
WNYE, 91.5 FM



When Unions Grew: Public Sector Unions in the 1960s (mp3 format*)
The explosive growth of public sector unions nationwide and the links to the civil rights and other protest movements of those times.
With
Lillian Roberts, Executive Director, DC 37
Josh Freeman, Prof. of History at Queens College, CUNY

Monday, May 9 and 16, 2005 at 8 PM
Wednesday, May 11 and 18, 2005 at 5 PM
WNYE, 91.5 FM



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