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Max & Murphy Podcast: City Council Member Ritchie Torres on The New Council & His New Role


Jarrett Murphy, left, of City Limits, and Ben Max, right, of Gotham Gazette


January 17, 2018 - Max & Murphy Podcast: City Council Member Ritchie Torres

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Bronx City Council Member Ritchie Torres is very excited about the new class of the City Council and his role in it -- he's been named by new Speaker Corey Johnson to chair the Committee on Oversight and Investigations, with a promise to beef the committee's staff so that it can be a powerful force in holding city government accountable.

Torres joined the podcast to discuss that role and how he will approach it, as well as other Council and political dynamics, including his own bid for the speakership that came up short, his decision to leave the Progressive Caucus, and more.

Listen to the full conversation and let us know what you think -- we're on Twitter @TweetBenMax and @jarrettmurphy, with guest @RitchieTorres. You can listen to the episode through the embedded audio below or download the episode wherever you get your podcasts.

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by Ben Max, Gotham Gazette
     

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