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LISTEN: The case for abolishing daylight saving time

November 7, 2019 Brooklyn Eagle Podcast
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Assemblymember Angelo Morinello is one of them. He recently introduced a bill that is gaining traction that would abolish daylight saving time in New York. The impetus for the bill, he said, is health related. 

A study from the University of Colorado cited health detriments from daylight saving time, including a 25 percent increase in heart attacks. It joins many sleep studies warning that losing an hour’s sleep can be a serious detriment to your health. 

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But Dr. Daniel Barone, the associate director of the Weill Cornell Center for Sleep Medicine and the author of the book “Let’s Talk about Sleep,” says the sleep issues run deeper than daylight saving. 

“The fact that we’re in kind of a sleep-deprived society and then we take away another hour from that, that can have consequences, particularly in the realm of driving,” Barone told Brooklyn This Week.

To hear more about the push to abolish daylight saving time, listen to the full episode above.

  • Interview with Mary Frost at 1:33
  • Interview with Dr. Daniel Barone at 5:40
  • Interview with Angelo Morinello at 7:56

Our host Lawrence Madsen is a native New Yorker. He graduated from Columbia University with a B.A. in History. He is a volunteer leader with the disaster relief group Team Rubicon.

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  1. Time to get rid of this whole spring forward and fall back thing. To me this is insane and so outdated. It’s time to pick either year round standard time or year round daylight time. I have used year round daylight time since 2008 because its used for most of the year. It’s time for our NYS asslembly/Senate to keep ome time year round and just ignore the federal rules. One state has to set the example for the other states. NY should set the example. My vote counts on it.