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Max Politics Podcast: City Council Member Keith Powers on Oversight of City Jails, Running for Speaker, & More


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City Council Member Keith Powers (photo: Jeff Reed/City Council)


September 8, 2021 - Max Politics Podcast: City Council Member Keith Powers on Oversight of City Jails & More

City Council Member Keith Powers, a Manhattan Democrat who chairs the Council's criminal justice committee, joined the show to discuss the crisis in city jails and the steps he's taking and monitoring to improve conditions, including an emergency stakeholder meeting he coordinated and a Council oversight hearing he will soon chair. Powers also discussed efforts to reopen the city economy and create a more resilient city, and his bid to become the next City Council Speaker.

Listen to the conversation and let us know what you think, on Twitter @TweetBenMax. You can listen to the show through the embedded audio below or download the episode wherever you get your podcasts at Max Politics.

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by Ben Max, Gotham Gazette
     

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