Monthly Archives: August, 2013


Aug. 30, 2013: Best-of episode with Gov. Paterson and Congressman Tonko

Published - August 30, 2013

Gov. David Paterson returns with his thoughts on stop and frisk as well as race relations 50 years after the March on Washington. Congressman Paul Tonko, D–Albany, joins us to discuss the House Natural Resource Committee’s approval of legislation that would effectively “block the federal government from regulating the hydraulic fracturing process that is unlocking previously unrecoverable supplies of gas and oil.”

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‘Earthflight: A Nature Special Presentation’ airs Sept. 4

Published - August 30, 2013

Take a breathtaking voyage with the world’s birds, soaring across six continents, witnessing spectacular animal migrations and great natural wonders, swooping down to interact with life-and-death dramas on land and at sea. This six-part miniseries employs state-of-the-art technology and sophisticated camera techniques to show the world from the amazing aerial perspective of a bird’s-eye view. After the broadcast, each episode will be available for online streaming at pbs.org/nature. It took Earthflight series producer John Downer and his team four years to film more than 100 bird species in 40 different countries. Whether retracing the North American flight paths taken by thousands of migrating wild snow geese

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Aug. 2019, 2013: Best-of episode with Prof. Paul Finkelman

Published - August 29, 2013

In this best-of episode of The Capitol Pressroom, Albany Law School’s Wm McKinley Chair Professor Paul Finkelman joins Susan to discuss several recent race-related rulings by the Supreme Court as well as the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for civil rights.

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Aug. 28, 2013: Syracuse mayoral forum preview, Sen. Valesky, Larry Levy

Published - August 28, 2013

Susan Arbetter previews WCNY’s Syracuse mayoral primary forum with Syracuse Media Group’s Marie Morelli and Steve Carlic. Sen. David Valesky (D – Syracuse) joins Susan to discuss the Governor’s Moreland Commission and the effectiveness of the Independent Democratic Conference so far. Larry Levy discusses the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and civil rights issues in suburban communities.

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Schedule change: League of Denial: The NFL’s Concussion Crisis

Published - August 28, 2013

Frontline’s “League of Denial: The NFL’s Concussion Crisis” will air on a single night in October, a change from the original broadcast schedule as published in the September-October WCNY Magazine. The program, Frontline’s season premiere, will air Oct. 8 from 9 to 11 p.m. on WCNY. The program was originally set to air as separate one-hour programs on consecutive weeks Oct. 8 and 15 at 10 p.m. Learn more about the show on the program website, www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/league-of-denial/.

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Aug. 27: 2013: Neil Murray, Asm. McDonald, Comptroller DiNapoli

Published - August 27, 2013

Attorney Neil Murray represents the towns of Vernon and Verona, NY which have filed a lawsuit challenging the state’s casino agreement with the Oneida Nation. Asm, John McDonald drops by the hut to discuss OMIG audits. Comptroller Tom DiNapoli discusses pension contribution rates.

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Aug. 26, 2013: Prof. Christine Chung, pro-drilling advocate, Richard Brodsky

Published - August 26, 2013

Prof. Christine Chung, co-director of the joint Albany Law School / University at Albany Institute for Financial Market Regulation, discusses the relationship between ailing cities and the municipal bond market. Chung is a former branch chief of the Enforcement Division of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. In the wake of Pres. Obama’s visit to the state (and the protests both for and against hydrofracking that his appearances fueled) pro-fracking advocate Karen Moreau, Executive Director of the New York State Petroleum Council, weighs in on the state’s growing gas infrastructure. DEMOS and NYU Wagner School Fellow Richard Brodsky argues

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Aug. 23, 2013: Winners and Losers, Goodbye to Curtis, Abe Lackman

Published - August 23, 2013

Jon Lentz of City & State discusses this week’s Winners and Losers. The plywood hut team–Susan Arbetter, producer Alyssa Plock, and video journalist Curtis Schick–as well as the Daily News’ Ken Lovett join in on an unconventional reporter roundtable to bid Curtis farewell on his last day. A reading of the hut’s quote board may be in the mix. Abe Lackman of Praxis Insight reacts to Pres. Obama’s proposal to create “college scorecards.”

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Board of Regents survey for science educators

Published - August 23, 2013

The Board of Regents developed a survey to collect feedback about how New York state should move forward in respect to grades P-12 science teaching and learning. The survey provides an opportunity to evaluate the current New York state science learning standards and the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) against a set of specific criteria. Click here to take the survey.

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‘The March’ airs Aug. 27 on WCNY

Published - August 23, 2013

The March, narrated by Denzel Washington, is the story of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, told by the people who organized and participated in it. The documentary tells the forgotten stories which led to the call for the March and the fierce opposition from the U.S. government – including John F. Kennedy’s administration and the FBI and its leader, J. Edgar Hoover. The film reveals the dramatic story behind the event through the remembrances of key players such as Jack O’Dell, Clarence B. Jones, Julian Bond and Andrew Young. Supporters and other testimonials of the March include Harry

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Aug. 22, 2013: Syracuse mayoral candidates , I-81 Pipeline

Published - August 22, 2013

According to a YNN/Siena Research Institute Poll Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner has a comfortable lead heading into the September Democratic Primary. But both her Democratic adversaries, City Councilor Pat Hogan and social activist Alphonso Davis, are putting up a good fight. Susan Arbetter speaks with both candidates about the rising homicide rate in Syracuse as well as other issues. If it gets the necessary approvals, Millennium intends to construct “at least a 24 inch pipeline and at least one compressor station”, in upstate New York by early 2016. This 70-mile project would run from Binghamton to Syracuse. It’s commonly referred

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‘Great Lakes Now: Investing in Nature’ airs tonight at 6 p.m. on World

Published - August 22, 2013

This two-hour broadcast will explore how the natural resources of the Great Lakes basin sustain our way of life. Learn how businesses and municipalities are investing in nature,  not only to preserve these lifestyle benefits but to improve their business bottom line and competitive marketplace advantage. Airs tonight at 6 p.m. on WCNY’s World channel.

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Los Angeles Opera’s ‘Tosca’ to air Aug. 24 at 1 p.m.

Published - August 22, 2013

A fiery prima donna is forced to play a role she never imagined when she becomes trapped between her allegiance to her rebel lover and the scheming of a treacherous police chief who will stop at nothing in his lust for her. The explosive triangle comes to a hair-raising conclusion in one of opera’s bloodiest, most intense dramas. One of the most popular of all operas, “Tosca” is a passionate tale set to some of Puccini’s most openly beautiful and passionate music. Airs Aug. 24 at 1 p.m. on Classic FM.

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