Mario Cuomo (RIP): An Interview with Howard Jordan


Listen to the Friday, January 2, 2015 edition of The Jordan Journal for an early interview with the late Mario Cuomo (who served three terms as New York governor) on his book Why Lincoln Matters: Today More Than Ever (2004) and other topics.

Description: Radio host Howard Jordan (who, in the 80’s, served as Legislative Director of Governor Mario Cuomo’s Advisory Committee on Hispanic Affairs) interviews Cuomo and the book and other topics. The governor reflects on the importance of President Lincoln, whether Lincoln freed the “slaves,” the War Pre-emption Doctrine, the African-American reparations debate, the growing wealth gap, the Prison-Industrial Complex, the Supreme Court,  former NJ Governor Jim McGreevy’s declaration as a Gay American, the Death Penalty,  abortion, and bilingual education. What does the Mario Cuomo legacy tell us about incumbent Governor Andrew Cuomo?  The other interviewer is Deepa Fernandez (formerly with WBAI).

Howard_Jordan_on_WBAIHoward Jordan, Esq. is an East Harlem-born lawyer, activist, and tenured professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences at Hostos Community College. He is also the host of a weekly radio show, The Jordan Journal, on WBAI (99.5 FM), where he discusses issues facing people of color in urban communities throughout the U.S.

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