Newsday Opinion

By Mark Chiusano

Hosted by Mark Chiusano, produced by Amanda Fiscina, edited by Rita Ciolli. Season 3: Life Under Coronavirus - Long Island's Helpers A look into how Long Islanders are meeting the challenge of COVID-19. Each episode features a Long Islander talking about his or her experience with coronavirus, with a focus on what people are doing to help. Join us to hear upbeat stories that show how LI is getting by under disease lockdown, an oral history for the period when this is all over. Season 2: Newsday and Levittown - Explore a paper’s crusade and the history of discrimination in Long Island’s foundational suburb. Newsday led the charge for Levittown, a model for post-war suburban living that provided homes for returning veterans. But Levittown was only open to some: whites-only clauses in early leases and discrimination from developer William Levitt prevented African American home-seekers from moving in. Newsday’s editorial board failed to fully address this legacy of discrimination at the time, including an editorial that said a racial issue in Levittown “did not exist.” This podcast investigates the why and the how of Newsday’s blinking when it came to Levittown. Season 1: The Bellwether Two Long Island congressional races, two paths for the country come November. Newsday Opinion's new podcast, The Bellwether, follows Pete King and Lee Zeldin and their Democratic challengers Liuba Grechen Shirley and Perry Gershon as they fight (tightly contested races) in swing districts east of New York City. Will a blue wave overwhelm Republicans on Election Day? These Long Island races have the answer.

  1. 1.
    Life Under Coronavirus: 65+ but no vaccine in sight
    7:11
  2. 2.
    Life Under Coronavirus: A conversation with the first vaccinated nurse
    10:25
  3. 3.
    Life Under Coronavirus: In Long Island COVID-19 ICUs
    8:03
  4. 4.
    Life Under Coronavirus: Rail yard spread
    9:05
  5. 5.
    Life Under Coronavirus: Jailed during the pandemic
    9:16
  6. 6.
    Life Under Coronavirus: Teaching college
    8:54
  7. 7.
    Life Under Coronavirus: The zoo during a pandemic
    8:51
  8. 8.
    Life Under Coronavirus: A COVID-19 survivor shares his battle
    9:00
  1. 9.
    Life Under Coronavirus: Some normalcy at Nautical Mile
    7:14
  2. 10.
    Life Under Coronavirus: Long Island's East End
    12:11
  3. 11.
    Life Under Coronavirus: The return of haircuts
    6:38
  4. 12.
    Life Under Coronavirus: The show must go on
    9:22
  5. 13.
    Life Under Coronavirus: Protesting during a pandemic
    12:53
  6. 14.
    Life Under Coronavirus: About those beach visits
    8:00
  7. 15.
    Life Under Coronavirus: Doctor lost to COVID-19
    15:21
  8. 16.
    Life Under Coronavirus: The cleaners
    7:41
  9. 17.
    Life Under Coronavirus: Books and bookstores
    7:08
  10. 18.
    Life Under Coronavirus: The contact tracers
    8:48
  11. 19.
    Life Under Coronavirus: The modern monetary theory guru
    8:14
  12. 20.
    Life Under Coronavirus: Marry now, party later
    8:27
  13. 21.
    Life Under Coronavirus: 88 and in a retirement community
    10:45
  14. 22.
    Life Under Coronavirus: Trucking through
    6:43
  15. 23.
    Life Under Coronavirus: Main Street 2020
    7:44
  16. 24.
    Life Under Coronavirus: Ana Flores, immigration organizer
    8:35
  17. 25.
    Life Under Coronavirus: Baldwin schools, at a distance
    11:11
  18. 26.
    Life Under Coronavirus: Helping the homeless in a shutdown world
    8:17
  19. 27.
    Life Under Coronavirus: Seasons cut short for senior athletes
    6:24
  20. 28.
    Life Under Coronavirus: The National Guard physician assistant
    8:20
  21. 29.
    Life Under Coronavirus: Comforting way to cope
    9:25
  22. 30.
    Life Under Coronavirus: On the ambulances
    12:44
  23. 31.
    Life Under Coronavirus: Future of medicine
    12:21
  24. 32.
    Life Under Coronavirus: The funeral homes
    12:59
  25. 33.
    Life Under Coronavirus: 'Three South Strong,' the COVID-19 nurses
    15:02
  26. 34.
    Life Under Coronavirus: Feeding the front lines
    7:29
  27. 35.
    Life Under Coronavirus: Dr. Lina Miyakawa, ventilator expert
    13:23
  28. 36.
    Life Under Coronavirus: Long Island's mask makers
    12:00
  29. 37.
    Life Under Coronavirus: Steve Bellone, Suffolk County executive
    9:52
  30. 38.
    Life Under Coronavirus: Betsy Glazer, Long Beach Soup Kitchen
    8:23
  31. 39.
    Life Under Coronavirus: Rabbi Levi Gurkov
    12:16
  32. 40.
    Long Island Divided Chapter 4: Epilogue
    33:00
  33. 41.
    Long Island Divided Chapter 3: Peaches and Yards
    29:26
  34. 42.
    Long Island Divided Chapter 2: Alicia Patterson and Levittown
    18:18
  35. 43.
    Long Island Divided Chapter 1: Newsday Blinks at Levittown
    25:37
  36. 44.
    The Bellwether: Election night recap
    8:20
  37. 45.
    The Bellwether: The final mile
    14:22
  38. 46.
    The Bellwether: Rich Schaffer and Andrew Cuomo, Big Fish on Long Island
    17:59
  39. 47.
    The Bellwether: Suffolk County -- still Trump country?
    19:00
  40. 48.
    The Bellwether: Peter King walks into The Dubliner
    16:45
  41. 49.
    The Bellwether: Year of the woman on Long Island?
    12:32
  42. 50.
    The Bellwether: Will a blue wave hit Long Island?
    13:55

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