Beginning on July 29, BronxTalk, the weekly BronxNet TV program that is widely regarded as the borough’s flagship talk show, will present an unprecedented six consecutive weeks of political debates. The series will feature the Democratic primaries in the 8th, 11th, 15th, 16th, and 17th, City Council Districts and the Assembly race in the 86th district.
All certified candidates will be invited and are strongly encouraged to participate.
“This might be the busiest most competitive political season since BronxTalk debuted almost nineteen years ago,” said host and senior producer Gary Axelbank, who will moderate the debates, “and so as we have done in the past, we will make sure that Bronxites have a chance to make educated choices when they go to vote.”
Over the course of more than 880 programs, BronxTalk has presented thirty-eight political debates, in some cases in three and four consecutive weeks. This will be the first time the program will feature as many as six in a row. Questions and subjects will include those submitted by the candidates themselves.
BronxTalk debate schedule:
July 29 - 11th City Council District
August 5 - 15th City Council District
August 12 - 16th City Council District
August 19 - 17th City Council District
August 26 - 86th Assembly District
September 2 - 8th City Council District
BronxTalk will attempt to reach out to each candidate, but they are each encouraged to send an email to bronxTalk@hotmail.com to confirm their participation and provide contact information as soon as possible.
Jane Folloro is the producer of BronxTalk. The program is seen live at 9:00 PM on Monday nights on BronxNet’s channel 67 and Fios 33. It is streamed live at www.Bronxnet.org. The day after each debate, a web version will be posted on the BronxTalk archive page BronxTalk on Facebook