Monthly Archives: April, 2016


‘Regents Review 2.0’ helps students prepare for New York State Regents exams

Published - April 29, 2016

The New York State Regents exams are just around the corner, and you can help your students prepare for the exams with “Regents Review 2.0,” a free broadcast and online service presented by New York State’s public broadcasters. “Regents Review 2.0,” New York students’ favorite Regents test-preparation program, includes study television episodes, online instructional videos, and supplemental materials. The shows air on public broadcasting stations across New York starting the first week of May, and also are available at the online at regentsreview.net. WCNY will air the programs May 3 and 4 from 1 a.m. to 5 a.m. on both

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April 29, 2016: Best-of episode

Published - April 29, 2016

The Curious Case of Kiryas Joel by Lou Grummet and John Caher is a compelling and even-handed look at a precedent-setting case that “marked the first time in American history that a governmental unit was established for a religious group.” Carol Burris, executive director of the Network for Public Education Foundation, looked at the opt-out movement and this year’s New York State tests. The Lawsuit Reform Alliance has released its annual ‘Power of Attorney’ report. Tom Stebbins, the group’s executive director, explained the influence of the Plaintiffs’ Bar in state politics.

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April 28, 2016: Dick Dadey and Blair Horner, Asw Claudia Tenney, George Phillips

Published - April 28, 2016

Mayor de Blasio’s office received subpoenas as the federal government continues a probe of his campaign fundraising. Blair Horner, the executive director of NYPIRG, and Dick Dadey, the executive director of Citizens Union, joined Susan to explain the situation. Two Republican candidates in the 22nd Congressional District-Claudia Tenney and George Phillips-spoke with Susan about their bids for the seat currently held by Rep. Richard Hanna, who is not seeking reelection.

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April 27, 2016: Ursula Rozum. Opt out and race, Larry Levy

Published - April 27, 2016

Ursula Rozum, a staff organizer for the Syracuse Peace Council, spoke with Susan about today’s cross-community protest in Syracuse of a conference being presented at Turning Stone Casino by the New York Tactical Officers Association. The groups are angry about anti-Islamic statements made by the conference’s keynote speaker as well as the ongoing militarization of police agencies. Is the opt out movement #OptOutSoWhite? 3 opt-out advocates answered questions about race and testing: Johanna Garcia, an opt-out parent leader from Upper Manhattan, Bianca Tanis, a member of the New York State Allies for Public Education Steering Committee, and Jasmine Gripper, AQE’s

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April 26, 2016: Catherine Underhill, Symphoria

Published - April 26, 2016

Diane Jones welcomed Catherine Underhill, Managing Director of Symphoria, to the Classic FM studios.  They chatted about the end of the current season, and what audiences can look forward to in 2016-17.

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April 26, 2016: E J McMahon, Elizabeth Moran, Marc Smith, Soffiyah Elijah, Sen. Neil Breslin

Published - April 26, 2016

Not everyone is happy with the DEC’s decision to deny the Constitution Pipeline water-quality permit. E. J. McMahon, president and founder of the Empire Center, said the decision will hurt the already struggling Southern Tier. Elizabeth Moran, a Water and Natural Resources Associate with Environmental Advocates of New York State, and Marc Smith, the Policy Director at the National Wildlife Federation, discussed a controversial request by Waukesha, Wisconsin to withdraw 16 million gallons of water daily from Lake Michigan. If the request is approved, surrounding areas, including Great Lakes regions of New York, will be affected. A year after the

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This Week on Insight 4/29/16

Published - April 26, 2016

This Week on Insight: Part II of our look at refugees and the American Dream here in Central New York. How they define their success through stories they tell with ipads. We’ll also learn how you can help them achieve their American Dream. Watch Friday at 9 p.m. on World

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This Week on Cycle of Health 4/28/16

Published - April 25, 2016

This week on Cycle of Health:   A mother, a daughter, and a grand daughter see the beauty of life more clearly through eyes of another. Three generations manage issues with sight. We take the long view and discuss how we all can help others after we’re gone. Mike Lamb discovered he had cancer of the eye. Mike shared what he’s learned during his unexpected journey. Watch Cycle of Health on Thursday at 8 p.m. on World

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This Week on SciTech Now 4/28/16

Published - April 25, 2016

On the next SciTech Now: Learn what whales and canaries have  in common. See how a children’s game is helping scientists learn about the origin of the solar system. Understand just what stress does to your body. A peek inside the world known as Geekdom. Watch SciTech Now on Thursday at 8:30 p.m. on World.

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April 25, 2016: Richard Ravitch and Bill Samuels, Michael Koenig, pipeline announcements

Published - April 25, 2016

Former Lt. Gov. Richard Ravitch and Bill Samuels, EffectiveNY founder and Chairman of the Board, discuss government ethics. Hinckley Allen Partner Michael Koenig explains what we might see in the sentencing of Dean Skelos and Sheldon Silver. We will analyze two pipeline announcements from last week: 1) that Kinder Morgan will not route the NED pipeline through New York and 2) that DEC denied the water-quality permit for the Constitution Pipeline. Our guests are Wes Gillingham, co-founder and program director of Catskill Mountainkeeper, and Terry Nord of the Save Burden Lake community group.

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April 22, 2016: Best-of Episode

Published - April 25, 2016

We will analyze concern over statute of limitations laws that could affect Hoosick Falls residents with attorneys E. Stewart Jones, Jr. and Edward Gorman. A few weeks ago it was food bank lobby day at the State Capitol. Several advocates pushed for who pushed for $16.5 million dollar budget increase joined us – PS — while they didn’t receive everything they wanted, this budget did give them a 23% boost in funding. And we’ll hear from Democrat, Ulster County Executive Mike Hein and Republican political consultant Dave Catalfamo.

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Connect NY: Constitutional Convention

Published - April 23, 2016

Changing government New York. Change beyond electing your representatives. It begins with a vote to hold a constitutional convention in the Empire State. New Yorkers get a rare opportunity in 2017 to make that decision to update laws we live by. Connect NY guides you into the Constitutional Convention decision. What could be done? What would it take? What change it possible? How would it happen? Should we make this change? Join Susan Arbetter, as she travels the state exploring what’s at stake in a 2017 vote on a potential Constitutional Convention. Premieres May 16, 2016 on WCNY

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WCNY presents 47th annual TelAuc beginning at 6 p.m. April 21

Published - April 21, 2016

A Central New York television tradition continues April 21, when WCNY’s TelAuc returns for its 47th consecutive year. The popular television auction will air on WCNY starting at 6 p.m. April 21 to 23 and April 28 to 30, and May 6 and 7. Live streaming will also be available at wcny.org. WCNY viewers can bid on thousands of items, including vacation getaways, greens fees at local golf courses, home and garden goods, restaurant certificates, jewelry, auto care, sports and entertainment packages, and much more. For more information about the items up for bid, visit www.wcny.org/telauc. Those who want to

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April 21, 2016: “The Curious Case of Kiryas Joel”

Published - April 21, 2016

The Curious Case of Kiryas Joel by Lou Grummet and John Caher is a compelling and even-handed look at a precedent-setting case that “marked the first time in American history that a governmental unit was established for a religious group.” Billy Easton, the executive director at the Alliance for Quality Education, and Wendy Lecker, an Education Law Center Senior Attorney, discuss a measure by Governor Cuomo that they argued could have moved the goal post for schools under receivership. (Original airdate: 4/1) And we’ll revisit reaction to the minimum wage deal in the budget with Amanda Monroe from Albany, and

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