Monthly Archives: September, 2013


Sept. 30, 2013: David Blankenhorn, Kate Breslin, Siena Poll, IOGA

Published - September 30, 2013

David Blankenhorn, the President of the Institute for American Values, discusses his report, “New York’s Promise: Why Sponsoring Casinos Is a Regressive Policy Unworthy of a Great State.” Blankenhorn argues there are better ways to make money for the state than by expanding casinos. Kate Breslin, President and CEO of the Schuyler Center, explains why it is important for poor children and parents to have insurance, the impact of the health exchanges on families in poverty. She also previews the Schuyler Center’s Annual Policy Forum on November 7. Steve Greenberg discusses the latest Siena Poll that focuses on the gambling amendment.

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New children’s math series ‘Peg + Cat’ premieres Oct. 7 on WCNY

Published - September 30, 2013

WCNY will air a new animated preschool series that follows Peg and her sidekick, Cat, as they embark on adventures and learn foundational math concepts and skills. “Peg + Cat” airs weekdays at 9 a.m. on WCNY. In each episode, Peg and Cat encounter an unexpected challenge that requires them to use math and problem-solving skills in order to save the day. Their adventures take viewers from a farm to a distant planet, from a pirate island to a prehistoric valley, from Romeo and Juliet’s Verona to Cleopatra’s Egypt to New York’s Radio City Music Hall. While teaching specific math

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Sept. 27, 2013: Reporters, Karen Laing, Sean Eldridge

Published - September 27, 2013

Aaron Short discusses this week’s City and State’s Winners and Losers. The AP’s Mike Gormley and the Daily News’ Glenn Blain join Susan for a reporter roundtable on Assembly leadership and campaign finance reform. Karen Laing of Your Health Advocate lays out questions New Yorkers should have in mind when they enroll in insurance plans through the health exchange. Sean Eldridge (D) announced he will run for the 19th Congressional Seat against incumbent Congressman Chris Gibson (R) this week. He joins us to discuss the race.

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‘Great American Comfort Food Marathon’ airs Saturday and Sunday on Create

Published - September 27, 2013

Learn how to make favorite comfort food dishes with America’s Test Kitchen and Cook’s Country host Chris Kimball. Dishes include fried chicken, crab cakes, bread pudding and more from New Orleans. Airs Saturday from 6 a.m. to noon and 6 p.m. to midnight and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. on Create. Where to watch  

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‘Austin City Limits: Jack White’ airs Oct. 1 at 9 p.m. on Plus

Published - September 27, 2013

After rising to the top of the garage rock revival with the White Stripes, Jack White has maintained his stature as one of the most successful musicians, both critically and commercially, of the modern era. Here he returns for his second appearance on Austin City Limits with an unforgettable night of rock ‘n’ roll. Airs Oct. 1 at 9 p.m. on WCNY. Watch a preview

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Sept. 26, 2013: Broadcast the BCNYS Annual Meeting at the Sagamore

Published - September 27, 2013

The Capitol Pressroom broadcast from the Business Council’s Annual Meeting at the Sagamore. Susan Arbetter spoke with the Business Council’s Ken Pokalsky about tax reform. Eric Mower’s Sean Casey and Manatt, Phelps & Phillips’ attorney John Faso discussed New York’s economy. Syracuse University economist Dr. Carl Schramm spoke about New York’s business climate. And Jim LaValley discussed the volunteer effort to reopen the Tupper Lake Ski Center.

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Sept. 25, 2013: NYSAC, Phil Gitlen, Larry Levy, Jim Tallon

Published - September 25, 2013

The New York Association of Counties is holding its annual fall seminar in Saratoga Springs this week. Executive Director Stephen Acquario will join us by phone to discuss some of the key issues the conference will address. On Monday we heard Bill Cooke of the Citizens’ Campaign for the Environment discuss how polluting wood boilers are. Today Central Boiler lobbyist Phil Gitlen of Whiteman Osterman & Hanna presents a different perspective. Executive Dean of Hofstra’s National Center for Suburban Studies Larry Levy returns. James R. Tallon, Jr., President of the United Hospital Fund of New York shares some important information

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Fiddler on the Roof airs Saturday at 9 p.m. on WCNY

Published - September 25, 2013

In pre-revolutionary Russia, a poor Jewish peasant, Tevya, must contend with marrying off his three daughters while antisemitic sentiment threatens his home. His headstrong daughters decide that they want to marry for love rather than accept whatever Yente the matchmaker comes up with.

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Sept. 24: Central New York Sheriffs, health exchanges, Bruce Gyory

Published - September 24, 2013

Cayuga County Sheriff Dave Gould and Oswego County Sheriff Reuel “Moe” Todd are each saying “no thank you” to aspects of the NY Safe Act. Sheriff Todd believes the law to be unconstitutional. Sheriff Gould says he won’t release the names of people who have pistol permits. The two friends and colleagues will join us to explain their positions. NY’s health exchanges will open for business on October 1st. While they could create opportunities for working people who have not had health insurance before, getting signed up is key. We will be joined by Citizen Action’s Policy Director Bob Cohen

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‘Landscapes Through Time with David Dunlop’ airs Saturday on WCNY

Published - September 24, 2013

Landscapes Through Time with David Dunlop follows the lives and artistic paths of celebrated artists such as Turner, Monet and Renoir. Dunlop journeys to the locations these artists visited and learns how they transformed that vision into a familiar painting, such as Monet’s water lily garden in Giverny, Van Gogh’s asylum in Provence and the Hudson River Painters’ Kaaterskill Falls in New York. In each episode, Dunlop takes viewers to a beautiful place that inspired a famous artist and sets the artists in their historical context, discussing who, when, where, how and why they painted. Dunlop  then sets his easel in

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Sept. 23, 2013: George Carpinello, Mike Feurstein, Billl Cooke, and Richard Brodsky

Published - September 23, 2013

The attorney for the food truck dismissed from the Saratoga Race Course on opening day of the meet argues the case is about more than selling sandwiches, it’s about commercial speech. George Carpinello of Bois, Schiller & Flexner joins us in the studio. Mike Feurstein discusses his antibullying media project in schools, which has now gone to Australia and is in line with the Common Core. Bill Cooke of the Citizens Campaign for the Environment spells out exactly why environmentalists, attorneys general from 7 states and industry are pushing the EPA to finally issue long-awaited regulations around indoor and outdoor

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POV: Best Kept Secret airs tonight at 9 p.m.

Published - September 23, 2013

POV: Best Kept Secret features Newark, N.J.’s JFK High School and how the school’s teachers help autistic students thrive. Airs tonight at 9 p.m. on WCNY. Watch a preview and learn more  

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‘Genealogy Roadshow’ on WCNY

Published - September 23, 2013

This new series combines history and science to uncover the fascinating stories of diverse Americans. Each individual’s past will link to a larger community history, revealing the rich cultural tapestry of America. The first season features participants from Nashville, Austin, Detroit and San Francisco, who explore unverified genealogical claims.

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‘Wheatless Weekend Marathon’ airs Saturday and Sunday on Create

Published - September 20, 2013

Millions of people around the world are becoming intolerant to gluten. Join Martha Stewart, Mary Ann Esposito and the Jazzy Vegetarian, Laura Theodore to learn how to make new gluten- free dishes. Airs Saturday (Sept. 21)  from 6 a.m. to noon and 6 p.m. to midnight and Sunday (Sept. 22) from noon to 6 p.m. on Create. Where to watch

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Sept. 20, 2013: Reporters and Albany Law fracking symposium preview

Published - September 20, 2013

Michael Johnson of City and State presents this week’s Winners and Losers. AP’s Michael Gormley and NY Daily News’ Ken Lovett provide analysis of the week in politics. We preview an Albany Law School forum on fracking to take place on Tuesday called, “Fractured Communities: Hydraulic Fracturing and the Law in New York State”. The forum will feature a panel discussion with 4 hydraulic fracturing experts who will discuss climate impacts, land use and real estate issues, and economic impacts associated with natural gas drilling. We speak with panel moderator: Tom Wilber, author, Under the Surface: Fracking, Fortunes, and the

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