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Tuesday Talk: Conversation with Paul Rieckhoff

Jan 14 | Tue |
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Paul Rieckhoff, host of the Angry Americans podcast, is a BPC resident, veteran of the Iraq War, writer, activist and an advocate for veteran’s rights. Rieckhoff will host an informal and engaging conversation addressing local issues which may end up in the national spotlight during the upcoming Democratic presidential debates and 2020 Presidential election. The discussion will include questions from the audience.

About Our Host

Paul Rieckhoff is the dynamic host of the nationally-recognized Angry Americans podcast and a regular political and national security contributor on MSNBC, CNN, PBS, NPR, HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher and more. Rieckhoff is the "ferociously independent" President and Editor-in-Chief of Righteous Media, author of Chasing Ghosts: Failures and Facades in Iraq: A Soldier's Perspective and the Founder and longtime CEO of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA). He's also a 9/11 First-Responder, Iraq War veteran and BPC resident. His career has focused on service, advocacy, community support and bringing people together to make positive change. He was an architect of the Post-9/11 GI Bill, a key leader in the fight to repeal Don't Ask Don't Tell, and has worked with (and against) the last three Presidents. His podcast and related media projects bring Americans of all political backgrounds together for what he calls "The 4Is": integrity, information, inspiration and impact. His recent guests have included influential New Yorkers like Rachel Maddow, Sarah Jessica Parker, 9/11 FDNY Hero Rob Serra, Samantha Bee, Wes Moore, Zainab Salbi and Chef Tom Collichio. All of Rieckhoff's guests are "important, inspiring or iconic Americans that are shaping what America was, is now, and will be in the future". Much of Rieckhoff's work has also centered on issues impacting NYC and Lower Manhattan in particular. He's been an advocate for local residents and has driven national attention on Lower Manhattan-related issues including healthcare support for 9/11 First Responders and downtown residents, the impact of climate change, failures of infrastructure, terroism and national security, and he's been a vocal critic of Mayor De Blasio and President Trump.

Venue: 6 River Terrace

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(21-2) -336-9343