Today on JustLove, we are discussing some of the policy that has passed the desk of Mayor Eric Adams. But first, we take a birds-eye view of governance with Rep. Mike Lawler of the 17th Congressional District, discussing the convening of the 118th Congress. Prof. Kim Hopper, Ph.D., is a medical anthropologist at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. Dr. Hoppers joins us to talk about the concerns homeless advocates have about the new policy, its implementation, and the broader systemic changes that are needed beyond forced removal from public spaces. Though these policies are technically only enforceable for those who have been deemed a risk, the infrastructure to receive these individuals is lacking – and long-term solutions are still sought after. To wrap up, we talk with Baylen Linneking, J.D., LL.M., Senior Fellow at the Reason Foundation to talk about the recent attempt to ban the sale of foie gras within city limits.
Congressman Rep. Mike Lawler represents the 17th Congressional District of New York.
Prof. Kim Hopper, Ph.D., is a professor of Clinical Socio-Medical Sciences at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health.
Baylen Linnekin, J.D., LL.M., is a Food Law and Policy author and Senior Fellow at the Reason Foundation.