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May 4, 2015: Lauren-Brooke Eisen, Larry Levy, Daniel Alter, Charlie King

We will discuss improving minority/police relations and grand jury reform with Lauren-Brooke Eisen, Senior Counsel in the Brennan Center’s Justice Program where she focuses on improving the criminal justice process through legal reforms.

The New York Times reported Friday that Republican Conference Leader Dean Skelos will be arrested as soon as today. What does this mean for the rest of the legislative session? Who will take over for Skelos? Former award-winning journalist at Newsday Larry Levy, currently the Executive Dean of the National Center for Suburban Studies at Hofstra University, joins us with his analysis.

Last week SCOTUS heard arguments around a case posing several questions including, “Does the Constitution require states to allow same-sex marriages”? New York University Law School Adjunct Professor and Fellow Daniel Alter joins us to discuss.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has officially accepted the Blueprint to End the AIDS Epidemic in the state by 2020. Charlie King, President and CEO of Housing Works will have details.

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