March 30, 2019
Host Leon Goldenberg speaks with U.S Customs and Boarder Protection Dept. Discussion regarding what their top priority that they are looking for, the benefits of Global Entry, currency regulations when traveling and more. They even go on to speak about topics such as the limited fruits and nuts that are and are not allowed on airplanes, airline passengers traveling with etrogs and more.
Guests from the Department include: Frank Russo Port Director of the Office of Field Operations. Ginger Peron, Customs and Border Protection Agriculture Specialist. Anthony Compost Supervisor Customs and Boarder Protection Officer, who deals more with outgoing.
March 23, 2019
Guest Shafik Gabr, International Chairman of Sadat Congressional Gold Medal Commission. He is a leader in business and one of the world’s premiere collectors of oriental art. Gabr is also a dedicated philanthropist.
Host Leon Goldenberg speaks with Safik Gabr in regards to why people felt that President Sadat was a leader deserving of the Congressional Medal. More details revealed which pertain to what happened when the President took the chance of introducing his commitment for peace and how Egypt was cut off and even removed from the Arab League. Learn how President Sadat accomplished his mission at a very high price to himself.
March 16, 2019
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March 9, 2019
This week’s show is Guest Hosted by Chaskel Bennett. Guests on the show include Leon Goldenberg and Ezra Friedlander of the Friedlander Group. Discussion this week is regarding the recent trip to Egypt in which a delegation of Orthodox Jews met with the President of Egypt. It should be underlined that they were the guests of the President.
Leon and Ezra were responsible for putting together this commission of which sought and secured the Congressional Medal of Honor for President Sadat.
March 2, 2019
Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez joins to the show to discuss the spike in attacks against Jews. Specifically, the discussion begins as a review in what the D.A. considers when he pushes to charge someone with a Hate Crime. The point is made that – sometimes things look like hate crimes but they are hard to prove because of a lack of evidence.
The D.A. says that he has a plan to work on addressing what has happened to Jews in Crown Heights and stop it from continuing. He plans to work on the Crown Heights Community and get together community leaders, groups of kids and more to really reach the community.
Discussion also includes how, the D.A.’s office is also doing proactive investigations. Previously, past persons in this position would deal with situations after they happened. Currently, D.A. Eric Gonzalez is trying to identify the persons and stop them before it occurs or stop them from continuing.
February 23, 2019
Discussion regarding the upcoming Legislative Breakfast of COJO – Flatbush.
This Week’s Guests include:
– Larry Speiwak, Chairman, COJO-Flatbush
– Moshe Zakheim, Board COJO-Flatbush
– Lou Welz, Executive Director of COJO-Flatbush
– Honoree Dov Bauman, President of Glatt Mart
Congrats to this years honorees at COJO’s Legislative Breakfast: Congressman Peter King, NYS state senator Andrew Gounardes, NYS Assembly member Simcha Eichenstein , NYC councilman Justin Brannan, Police Commissioner James O’Neill, Zahava Szasz Stressel – PhD, mount sinai president Scott Lorin MD, MBA ; CEO of Goldmont Realty – Leon Goldenberg, President of Glatt Mart Dov Bauman and devoted COJO volunteer Esther Raphael
February 16, 2019
Public Advocate Candidates:
Ron Kim is a New York State Assembly member representing the 40th District, which includes portions of Whitestone, Flushing, College Point, and Murray Hill in Queens. He is proposing “The People’s Deal.” This includes Cancel Student Debt, End Corporate Subsidies and Bust the Trusts.
New York City Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez, represents the 10th Council District, which includes the neighborhoods of Washington Heights, Inwood and Marble Hill. He has been an advocate for immigrants in his district of Upper Manhattan. Rodríguez serves as the Chairman of the Council Transportation Committee.
February 9, 2019
Guest, Rabbi Eli Cohen of Crown Heights Jewish Community Council. Met Council is the umbrella organization for this and 15 other local Jewish Community Councils.
Discussion regarding security concerns in the Crown Heights area. Specifically topics concerning the recent attacks on Jews. The turnaround time on the attacks. Plus, the motives that made these attacks pushed toward being labeled more severe. Ultimately, the Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez has pushed for Hate Crime charges.
February 2, 2019
The New York City Public Advocate Race is going strong and the Election Date for this race is coming up on February 26, 2019. This week’s show focuses on two of the 16 candidates in this year’s race. Host Leon Goldenberg speaks with these candidates about various topics.
Candidates on the show:
– First segment: NYC Council Member Raphael Espinal
– Second segment: Assemblyman Michael Blake
Raphael Espinal graduated from Queens College, then became a teacher of Adult Literacy and General Education Degree (GED) courses in his neighborhood. He begin to work for New York City Councilman Erik Martin Dilan in 2007. Fast-forward to 2011, Rafael stepped up to the opportunity of serving the 54th Assembly District as a New York State Assembly Member. Over the course of 2 years in the New York State Assembly, Rafael passed 4 bills, fighting liberally for better health care, more sensible immigration practices, and fiscal policies that would benefit the greater good. His unwavering work was recognized by City and State as one of New York City’s “40 under 40 Rising Stars”. In 2013, Rafael was elected to the City Council, where he currently is continuing his work.
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Michael Blake is a third term Assembly Member in the New York State Assembly representing the 79th District in The Bronx, New York. He graduated from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. Blake helped lead efforts to create the first — and only — statewide My Brother’s Keeper education program in the country, securing more than $56 million in funding for programs dedicated to helping young men of color graduate from school and obtain stable careers. Additionally, he worked in President Obama’s administration directing African-American, state and local government official and Minority and Women Business Enterprises outreach and used his skills to create change in his own community. According to his official website, he feels that City Hall and agencies must be held accountable for their failures with NYCHA and the MTA.
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January 26, 2019
Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein was elected on November 6, 2018, to represent New York’s 48th Assembly District, which includes the neighborhoods of Borough Park and Midwood in Brooklyn.
Before his election, Simcha served on New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s legislative affairs team in Albany, and as part of the mayor’s senior Intergovernmental staff at City Hall. During this time, Simcha played a crucial role advocating for budgetary and legislative priorities vital to the City of New York in Albany, and was instrumental in helping craft and pass many pieces of legislation in the state legislature. Simcha’s City Hall portfolio included the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), Department for the Aging (DFTA), Department of Homeless Services (DHS), Human Resources Administration (HRA), NYC Health and Hospitals, Administration for Children’s Services (ACS), Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD), Department of Transportation (DOT), Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC), and Thrive NYC.
January 19, 2019
The guests tonight are New York Council-members Jumanne Williams and Eric Ulrich. They and 22 other candidates are seeking to fill the vacant seat for New York City Public Advocate. The special Election is being held February 26, 2019.
Councilman Eric Ulrich is a Member of the New York City Council representing the 32nd District. His constituency includes the neighborhoods of Belle Harbor, Breezy Point and more in Queens. He is a moderate Republican. Ulrich is a moderate Republican, breaking from conservatives on minimum wage legislation, his vocal opposition to President Donald Trump, and his support for rent stabilization.
Councilman Jumaane Williams represents the 45th District. He was diagnosed with Tourette’s and ADHD at an early age, but made it through the public school system from pre-school to master’s. Jumaane began his career as a community organizer by serving as the assistant director for the Greater Flatbush Beacon School, then later as the executive director of New York State Tenants & Neighbors.
January 12, 2019
Dr. Jane Zucker comes on the show. She is the Assistant Commissioner at NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. She formerly worked for the CDC. Discussion regarding vaccines and immunizations and how a certain sect of Jews refuse to get vaccines.
January 5, 2019
Welcoming in 2019 with out first guest of the year, Aaron David Miller. He is the Vice President and Middle East Program Director at the Wilson Center, and is among America’s foremost experts on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and U.S. policy in the Middle East.
Discussion on global issues. Primarily, speaking on troops deployed in various countries and how long they are needed on the ground. Explanation of what it means to really bring troops home. And, the future of a dysfunctional middle east.