Monthly Archives: January, 2014


‘Big Game Snack Marathon’ airs Feb. 1 and 2 on Create

Published - January 31, 2014

Plan your Super Bowl Sunday party menu with Steven Raichlen, John Shields and Katie Brown. Create your favorite snacks for the big game. Airs Feb. 1 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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Jan. 30, 2014: Joanie Mahoney, Rev. Jason McGuire, Ken Pokalsky, Dr. Rick Timbs and Jim Hoffman

Published - January 30, 2014

Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney on the Governor’s Onondaga Lake Revitalization Program. Rev. Jason J. McGuire of New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms on JCOPE’s denial of the group’s donor exemption. Ken Pokalsky, Vice President of Government Affairs for the Business Council of New York State discusses the Governor’s business tax reforms. Executive Director of the Statewide School Finance Consortium Dr. Rick Timbs and Averill Park Superintendent Jim Hoffman preview an education forum taking place tonight at South Colonie High School about schools in fiscal peril.

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Jan. 29, 2014: Assemblymember Pat Fahy, Blair Horner, remembering Pete Seeger, Bruce Gyory

Published - January 29, 2014

Assemblymember Pat Fahy discusses pre-K as well as funding for K – 12 education. NYPIRG’s Blair Horner explains yesterday’s decision by JCOPE to tweak its policy on donor secrecy. John Mylod, one of the last commercial fisherman on the Hudson, spent years as executive director of Hudson River Sloop Clearwater where he worked closely with Pete Seeger. He will join the EPA’s Judith Enck in a remembrance of the folk icon. Political Strategist Bruce Gyory of Corning Place on the DREAM Act.

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Jan. 28, 2014: PEF and CSEA, Asm. Brian Kolb, Rick Timbs and Larry Spring, MMA

Published - January 28, 2014

PEF’s Susan Kent and CSEA’s Steve Madarasz discuss the legislative session, the budget and calls for mandate relief. Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb on the Women’s Equality Agenda and the Assembly Republican Plan to reform the Common Core called the Apple Plan. We will continue our conversation about education with Superintendent of the Schenectady City Schools, Larry Spring and the Executive Director of the Statewide School Finance Consortium Dr. Rick Timbs. And mixed martial arts is back on the agenda… or would like to be. Lawrence Epstein, Senior Vice President and CEO of UFC drops by with an ultimate fighter.

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Jan. 27, 2014: Upstate mayors, environmentalists, New Yorkers to Cure Paralysis, pre-k

Published - January 28, 2014

Mayors from across the state are in Albany to testify at today’s budget hearing on aid to localities. Two upstate mayors join us to discuss what they want to impart to lawmakers: we will hear Mayor Lovely Warren of Rochester and Mayor Kathy Sheehan of Albany. More on how local governments are doing with Assemblyman John McDonald, former Mayor of Cohoes, and Bethlehem Supervisor John Clarkson. We speak with members of the environmental community: Adirondack Council’s Willie Janeway, NYPIRG’s Laura Haight and EANY’s Peter Iwanowicz. We discuss spinal cord injuries with David Carmel, co-founder of New Yorkers to Cure Paralysis.

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Watch a “New” Travel Marathon Jan. 25 and 26 on Create

Published - January 24, 2014

The New Year is here and there’s no better way to spend it than to travel to “new” places. Travel to New Orleans, New Zealand, New Delhi and more! Airs Saturday 6 a.m. to noon and 6 p.m. to midnight and Sunday noon to 6 p.m. on Create. Where to watch

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Jan. 23, 2014: Chancellor Tisch, Laura Anglin, education advocates, Secretary Larry Schwartz

Published - January 23, 2014

Regents Chancellor Merryl Tisch responds to the Governor’s criticism of the Common Core roll-out. Laura L. Anglin, President, Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities shares her perspective on the Governor’s budget. We also discuss last week’s White House Summit on Education. Education advocates Billy Easton, of AQE, Michael Borges of NYASBO and Dave Albert of NYSSBA on education funding. Secretary to the Governor Larry Schwartz on jobs and education funding in the budget.

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‘Hawking’ set to air Jan. 29 at 10 p.m. on WCNY

Published - January 22, 2014

The program gives viewers rare insight into Hawking’s life, past and present, aided by a stellar cast of A-list contributors and Hawking fans, including astronaut Edwin Eugene “Buzz” Aldrin, Jr., actors Jim Carrey and Benedict Cumberbatch, mathematical physicist Sir Roger Penrose and entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson. It also includes dramatic accounts of his life from childhood through university, intimate footage of Hawking today and more. Airs Wednesday at 10 p.m. on WCNY. Where to watch

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Jan. 22, 2014: Bruce Gyory, Michael Kink and Ron Deutsch, Asm. Morelle, Larry Levy

Published - January 22, 2014

Analysis of the Governor’s budget courtesy of Corning Place political strategist and advisor to multiple governors Bruce Gyory. Michael Kink of Strong Economy for All and Ron Deutsch of New Yorkers for Fiscal Fairness are critical of what they call a spending plan that caters to the rich. Assembly Majority Leader Joseph Morelle shares his thoughts on the budget and discusses how the Assembly’s priorities may differ from the Governor’s. Before he leaves for “the Island” we have the pleasure of hearing Larry Levy’s analysis of the Governor’s spending plan. Levy is a long-time former Newsday journalist as well as

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Jan. 21, 2014: Siena Poll, Ed Cox, Larry Levy, Move to Amend

Published - January 21, 2014

We extract more info from the Siena Poll with the help of Steve Greenberg. Chairman of the New York Republican State Committee Ed Cox weighs in on Governor Cuomo as well as the state of the Republican Party. Executive Dean of Hofstra’s National Center for Suburban Studies Larry Levy previews the Governor’s budget address. Michael Messina-Yauchzy, Co-Chair of the Syracuse Chapter of ‘Move to Amend’, explains the group’s mission: to convince Congress to pass a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United.

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Jan. 20, 2014: Robert Conner and Field Goods

Published - January 20, 2014

Robert Conner, author of General Gordon Granger: The Savior of Chickamauga and the Man Behind “Juneteenth,” discusses his book. Donna Williams and Susan Poisson-Dollar of Field Goods discuss their local foods business model. (Encore from Dec. 25)

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Jan. 17, 2014: Gov. Cuomo, Comptroller DiNapoli, Bill Hammond, Susan Lerner

Published - January 17, 2014

Gov. Cuomo discusses his campaign fundraising, the Common Core, and his thoughts on a new Syracuse stadium. NYS Comptroller Tom DiNapoli has released a list of school districts facing varying levels of financial distress. He joins us to discuss the kinds of challenges these districts are facing.. Bill Hammond, Columnist for the New York Daily News, offers us a political overview of the Governor’s fundraising activities. Common Cause New York’s Susan Lerner presents an analysis her group released this week of the campaign and lobbying expenditures of both pro and anti-fracking groups. While groups that want to see fracking in

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Jan. 16, 2014: Asm. Kavanagh, Brian Mann, UAlbany Pres. Robert J. Jones, James Tallon

Published - January 16, 2014

Manhattan Assemblyman Brian Kavanagh (D-74th) is one of a group of lawmakers pushing back against gun rights activists who want to dismantle the NY-SAFE Act. He joins us to discuss Act’s successes. Brian Mann, Adirondack Bureau Chief for North Country Public Radio has followed Representative Bill Owens since his victory in a special election in 2009. Mann joins us with political analysis as well as an update on the Prison Time Project. UAlbany Pres. Robert J. Jones talks “public-private partnerships”, the nano split, and what the University needs to do to achieve success. James Tallon, is a member of the

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