Juan Gonzalez: Can mayors save America?
Juan González is one of the best known Latino journalists in the U.S. He has been a crusading columnist for the New York Daily News for nearly 30 years, co-host of Democracy Now! for 20 years, and is now a professor of journalism at Rutgers. His books include Harvest of Empire: A History of Latinos in America and News for All the People: The Epic Story of Race and the American Media (with Josph Torres). In his newest book, Reclaiming Gotham: Bill de Blasio and the Movement to End America’s Tale of Two Cities, González gives an inside account of the unlikely rise of a little-known progressive politician who stunned the political elite and was elected mayor of New York in 2013, and re-elected in a landslide in September 2017. González says that de Blasio is part of a nationwide revolt of cities against neoliberal, corporate-dominated state and national politics, and represent a powerful counterforce to President Donald Trump. (September 13, 2017 broadcast)
Juan González, journalist and author, Reclaiming Gotham