Monthly Archives: September, 2014


Sept. 30, 2014: Sen. Dean Skelos, Marc Panepinto, Jonathan Gradess and Corey Stoughton

Published - September 30, 2014

Leader of the Senate Republicans and co-leader of the State Senate, Dean Skelos, (R – Rockville Centre) joins us to discuss the state senate races. We will meet attorney Marc Panepinto, the Democrat running for the 60th State Senate Seat. Hurrell-Harring v. New York is set to go to trial next Tuesday, October 7th in Albany. The case, which the NYCLU calls the first of its kind of the nation, argues that the State hasn’t met its constitutional obligation to provide adequate counsel for poor defendant. New York Civil Liberties Attorney Corey Stoughton and the Executive Director of the New

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Sept. 29, 2014: Rob Astorino, Kevin Stocker, Casey Seiler and Michael Gormley

Published - September 29, 2014

Republican candidate for Governor Rob Astorino on debating the incumbent and financing the Tappan Zee Bridge. We meet Kevin Stocker, the Republican candidate for the 60th Senate Senate. Times Union’s Casey Seiler and Newsday’s Michael Gormley join us discuss Governor Cuomo’s surprise trip to Afghanistan and the kerfuffle over Gubernatorial debates.

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‘Capitol Pressroom Weekend’ for Sept. 28, 2014

Published - September 28, 2014

Attorney and long-time Albany lobbyist James Featherstonhaugh, who is also co-owner of Saratoga Harness, joins us in the studio to discuss the intense interest in casino siting in New York. Featherstonhaugh has an interest in both the Hudson Valley Casino and Resort which would be built in Newburgh, Orange County and the East Greenbush Capital View Casino. A new report published by the New York Civil Liberties Union underscores the state’s failure to provide adequate legal representation to poor people convicted of crimes. Our guest will be Donna Lieberman, Executive Director of the NYCLU who will share details from the

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Sept. 26, 2014: Gov. Cuomo, Glenn Blain and Rick Karlin, Steve Greenberg, Jessica Ottney Mahar

Published - September 26, 2014

Governor Andrew Cuomo weighs in on SolarCity economic development investment, whether there is a terror threat to NYC, the latest Siena Poll and the Tappan Zee Bridge replacement project. Reporter roundtable with NY Daily News’ Glenn Blain and Times Union’s Rick Karlin. Siena Pollster Steve Greenberg will present the latest poll numbers. Jessica Ottney Mahar from the Nature Conservancy discusses the DEC’s new draft Open Space Conservation Plan as well as what the new Community Risk and Resiliency Act means for local governments.

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Sept. 25, 2014: Brian Kolb, Jerry Goldfeder, Billy Easton and David Sciarra, Karl Sleight

Published - September 25, 2014

Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb addresses the GPS scandal and comments on the news of the day. Strook, Strook & Lavan’s Jerry Goldfeder, an election law expert, outlines the history of residency requirements in the state and argues that such restrictions are no longer either necessary or practical. Attorney David Sciarra Executive Director of the Education Law Center and Billy Easton Executive Director of the Alliance for Quality Education discuss the Small Cities Schools lawsuit against the State of New York. Now that the public hearings have wrapped up, Harris Beach’s Karl Sleight says that behind the scenes, the state

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Sept. 24, 2014: James Featherstonhaugh, Donna Lieberman, Bruce Gyory, Tom Stebbins

Published - September 25, 2014

Attorney and long-time Albany lobbyist James Featherstonhaugh, who is also co-owner of Saratoga Harness, joins us in the studio to discuss the intense interest in casino siting in New York. Featherstonhaugh has an interest in both the Hudson Valley Casino and Resort which would be built in Newburgh, Orange County and the East Greenbush Capital View Casino. A new report published by the New York Civil Liberties Union underscores the state’s failure to provide adequate legal representation to poor people convicted of crimes. Our guest will be Donna Lieberman, Executive Director of the NYCLU who will share details from the

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Board Meeting set for Sept. 30

Published - September 24, 2014

In accordance with open meetings law, WCNY provides reasonable notice to the public of its board meetings. The next WCNY Board Meeting will take place at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30, at the WCNY  Broadcast and Education Center located at 415 W. Fayette St., Syracuse, N.Y. Interested parties wishing to attend should contact the Public Broadcasting Council of Central New York before 4 p.m. Monday, Sept 29, by calling (315) 453-2424.

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Makers: Women Who Make America Season 2 Premiere airs Sept. 30 on WCNY

Published - September 24, 2014

In the last half-century, women have fought their way into nearly every sphere of American life, from the battlefield to the comedy club, the soundstage to the Senate. Expanding on the critically acclaimed PBS documentary Makers: Women Who Make America, which told the story of the modern American women’s movement, Season 2 examines the impact of the women’s movement on six fields once largely closed to women: business, space, Hollywood, comedy, war, and politics. The six-part series airs beginning Sept. 30 and continues airing Tuesdays at 9 p.m. on WCNY. Preview

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Sept. 23, 2014: Sen. Stewart-Cousins, Brian Howard, Sen. Grisanti, Bradd Vickers and Jamie Critelli

Published - September 23, 2014

Leader of the Senate Democrats Andrea Stewart-Cousins discusses the Governor’s support for her conference, climate change legislation and other issue. We meet Brian Howard, the Democrat running to unseat Republican State Senator Kathy Marchione in the 43rd Senate District north of Albany. Incumbent Republican Mark Grisanti just lost his primary battle for the Republican nomination in the 60th State Senate district in western New York, but he’s still in the running. We will speak with him about the campaign. The Farmer Veteran Organization has multiple missions: to mobilize veterans to feed America; cultivate a new generation of farmers and food

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Sept. 22, 2014: Peter Iwanowicz, Siena Poll, Sen. Krueger and Jaron Benjamin, David Hantman

Published - September 22, 2014

We debrief Environmental Advocates Executive Director Peter Iwanowicz about Sunday’s climate change march in New York City as well as the EPA’s decision to put the kibosh on the Environmental Facilities Corporation’s loan to the Tappan Zee bridge project. U.S. Rep. Dan Maffei holds an 8 percentage point lead over Republican challenger John Katko in the 24th Congressional District race heading into the campaign’s final six weeks, according to a new Syracuse.com/The Post-Standard/Siena College poll released Sunday. Siena pollster Don Levy will have details. And both sides of the Airbnb debate: First, Senator Liz Krueger and Jaron Benjamin of the

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‘Capitol Pressroom Weekend’ for Sept. 21, 2014

Published - September 21, 2014

Professor Sarah Rogerson, Director, Family Violence Litigation Clinic & Immigration Project of Albany Law School and Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple. Seth Gladstone, communications director with Food and Water Watch Susan Lerner, executive director at Common Cause/New York and Howard Leib, attorney and former political candidate.

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Sept. 19, 2014: Ashley Hupfl, Ken Lovett and Scott Waldman, Seth Gladstone, Susan Lerner and Howard Leib

Published - September 19, 2014

Ashley Hupfl, reporter for City and State, provides our weekly dose of Winners and Losers. Our reporter roundtable features Scott Waldman, reporter for Capital New York, and Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief for the New York Daily News. Just in time for tomorrow’s climate march in NYC, Food and Water Watch has released a new report. Seth Gladstone, Communications director for Food and Water Watch provides details. Susan Lerner, executive director at Common Cause New York and Howard Leib, attorney and educator explain a judge’s ruling earlier this week dealing with the language used in Ballot Question 1 having to

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Sept. 18, 2014: Howie Hawkins, remembering Joe Persico

Published - September 18, 2014

Green Party candidate for Governor Howie Hawkins was here earlier this week picking up the endorsements of both Ralph Nader and Randy Credico. We spoke with him about a whole spectrum of issues from energy development to upstate cities. We remember Joe Persico, author, Rockefeller’s Speechwriter & advocate for war veterans. He was last here in the pressroom for a commemoration of D-Day. We revisit that interview. Persico died recently in Albany at the age of 84.

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Sept. 17, 2014: Education roundtable, Donna Williams, Heather Briccetti

Published - September 17, 2014

A conversation about the Common Core with education stakeholders including Tim Kremer of the New York State School Boards Association and Rick Timbs of the Statewide School Finance Consortium. Original air date: Sept. 1, 2014 We catch up with Donna Williams, founder of Field-Goods, which is sort of like a CSA, but not. The Business Council’s President and CEO Heather Briccetti previews the organization’s annual fall meeting at the Sagamore on Lake George.

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American Masters presents ‘The Boomer List’ Sept. 23 on WCNY

Published - September 17, 2014

From the time of its birth, the baby boomer generation (1946-1964) has significantly and uniquely changed our world. 2014 marks an important shift in American culture, as the last boomers turn 50. American Masters tells the story of this influential generation through the lives of 19 iconic boomers—one born each year of the baby boom—including New Age guru Deepak Chopra (b. 1947), singer-songwriter Billy Joel (b. 1949), fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger (b. 1951), authorAmy Tan (b. 1952), actor Kim Cattrall (b. 1956), environmentalist Erin Brockovich (b. 1960) and artist David LaChapelle (b. 1963). Intimate interviews by filmmaker/photographer Timothy Greenfield-Sanders (The Black List, The Latino List, The Out List) focus on these individuals’ exceptional achievements, struggles

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