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Weekends: Why Is NYC Letting Taxi Drivers Starve? w/ Zohran Mamdani

November 02, 2021

Zohran Mamdani, New York State Assembly Member for District 36, discusses why he and New York cab drivers are undertaking a hunger strike, and how the city’s inaction around the taxi medallion crisis has forced working-class cab drivers into hundreds of thousands of dollars of debt. Plus, Matt Bruenig joins to discuss the never-ending string of design flaws in the Democrats’ childcare proposals.

Weekends with Ana Kasparian and Nando Vila features free-flowing and humorous commentary on current events and political strategy. This is the podcast version of the show from October 30, 2021, with Paul Prescod filling in for Nando.

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