(12) Chilly Underground- L Train Shutdown Breaking News with Assemblyman Joe Lentol and Analysis, Felice Brothers Talk Music and Society

With shocking last minute news coming from Governor Cuomo’s hastily arranged Thursday afternoon press conference that the Manhattan/Brooklyn L Train will not be shut in its entirety for 15 months beginning in April, host Chilly Pete speaks with local Assemblyman Joe Lentol to better understand the news. What alternate travel accommodations will remain in place on nights and weekends, how much money will the new plan require, and is Assemblyman Lentol comfortable with Governor Cuomo’s non-traditional approach to this issue? They also discuss pending legislation in Albany that is set to legalize cannabis for consumer use in this upcoming legislative session.

Chilly Pete is then joined with transit consultant Joe Anastasio of Access Queens who authored the organization’s L train closure analysis plan. They discuss the logistical dilemmas that will still exist during the L trains night and weekend disruptions for the next few years as the work is slated to take at minimum 15 months to complete.

We then lighten the mood and after the political fix, we turn to music and my interview with James Felice of the Felice Brothers which I taped last week before their sold out December 29th show at The Brooklyn Bowl. James was ultra candid about his thoughts on our society and the interplay between the toxic political climate and the art that it is breeding including his bands own music. James revealed that the bands 6th full length release will be hitting the airwaves in May of this year and he also sheds light on the music industry and the ever evolving music landscape that he continues to traverse 12 years after the Catskill family band began busking in the New York city Subway.

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