Monthly Archives: December, 2016


Dec. 30, 2016: Special Presentation of Connect: NY From Imagination to Reality

Published - December 30, 2016

This special presentation of Connect: NY – From Imagination to Reality, unpacks the merits and flaws of a Constitutional Convention. The program features Bruce Roter, the founder of the Museum of Political Corruption, as well as a panel, including Christopher Bopst, Chief Legal and Financial Officer at Sam-Son Logistics Inc Barbara Bartoletti, Legislative Director, League of Women Voters, NYS Henrik N. Dullea, Ph.D.,Vice President, University Relations Emeritus, Cornell Robert Bullock, Deputy Director for Operations, Rockefeller Institute of Government Dr. Peter Galie, Professor Emeritus, Canisius College

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Dec. 29, 2016: Special Presentation of Connect: NY – Education and the Constitution

Published - December 30, 2016

On this special presentation of Connect: NY – Education, understand how a Constitutional Convention in New York could impact the issues surrounding how children are equitably educated, how the education system is funded and why collective bargaining plays an important role. Joining host Susan Arbetter for the conversation are: Dr. Rick Timbs, Executive Director, Statewide School Finance Consortium Tim Kremer, Executive Director, New York State School Boards Association Dr. Gerry Benjamin, Associate Vice President for Regional Engagement and Director of the Benjamin Center at SUNY New Paltz Dr. Peter Galie, Emeritus Professor of Political Science, Canisius College Richard Casagrande, General

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Dec. 28, 2016: Special Presentation of Connect: NY – Power and Ethics

Published - December 29, 2016

On this special presentation of Connect: NY, we explore the idea that a Constitutional Convention in New York could impact the issues concentration of power and ethics reform in the Capitol. Joining host Susan Arbetter for the conversation are: Blair Horner, Executive Director, New York Public Interest Research Group Prof. Hank Dullea, member, SUNY Board of Trustees; former Dir. of State Operatons for Gov. Mario Cuomo; former Asst. Secretary to Gov. Hugh Carey Barbara Bartoletti, Leg. Director, League of Women Voters NYS Bob Bellafiore, Stanhope Partners; former Comms Director, Gov. George Pataki Steve Greenberg, Greenberg PR; Siena Research Institute; former

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January 1, 2017: A World United

Published - December 28, 2016

  “Music is that universal language which unifies the spirits of mankind.”  – Paul Horn   Every time technology advances, it brings us closer to becoming a truly global community.  The internet allows us to connect with individuals and cultures around the world, and learn about customs, languages … and music.  This episode of Feminine Fusion travels to four countries to hear works composed or performed by some marvelously talented women.   “A World United” Elfrida Andree:  Romance Karin Hendel, violin; Ewa Warykiewicz, piano “Violin Sonatas by Women Composers” Zuk Records 324 Sadie Harrison:  The Light Garden The Tate Ensemble “The

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This Week on Insight, 12/30/16

Published - December 27, 2016

On the next Insight: How 2016 in central NY will impact the regions 2017? We review the year’s most compelling local stories, and discuss with one of the leading journalists in Syracuse why the issues will matter in the year ahead, it’s a year in review on the next insight. Watch Friday at 9 p.m. on WCNY

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Dec. 27, 2016: Special Presentation of Connect: NY – Criminal Justice

Published - December 27, 2016

Today, we bring you a special program on the Constitutional Convention; it’s Connect: NY – Criminal Justice. The program was taped in July of this year–a week after the shootings of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling, and just a day after several police officers were killed. The show features the family of Samuel Harrell, who was killed state prison last year, and a panel including Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner, Soffiyah Elijah, a prison reform advocate Dr. Peter Galie, a Professor Emeritus and Canisius College and John Warren, Central New York Services, Inc. It’s a critical conversation. It’s Connect: NY and

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Dec. 26, 2017: Special Presenation of Connect: NY – Forever Wild

Published - December 26, 2016

Today, the Capitol Pressroom offers a special presentation of Connect:NY: Forever Wild. New York’s Constitution created a unique clause to protect the state’s forests. While few talk of eliminating the clause all together, Adirondack and Catskill lovers differ over local control and how land should be classified. The Connect: NY program features stories that highlight the conflict and a superb panel debating the merits of the state’s signature preservation clause — and whether a Constitutional Convention could strengthen or weaken it.

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Dec. 23, 2016: Best-of Episode featuring Comptroller Dinapoli

Published - December 23, 2016

Is New York addicted to natural gas? If so, what can we do about it? Three guests joined Susan to explain: Cornell Professors Dr. Tony Ingraffea and Dr. Bob Howarth and Otsego 2000 Technical Advisor Keith Schue. Comptroller Tom DiNapoli explained his new proposed reforms to the state’s procurement process. And we heard about President-elect Trump’s tax policy proposals from Len Burman, the Robert C. Pozen director of the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center.

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Dec. 22, 2016: Michael Gormley, Jim Heaney

Published - December 22, 2016

It’s our year-end review with Newsday’s Albany correspondent Michael Gormley, New York Daily News Albany Bureau Chief Ken Lovett, and founder, editor and executive director of Investigative Post Jim Heaney. During the first half of the show we will discuss the biggest stories of 2016, During the 2nd half of the show we will talk about the changing media landscape in New York, as well as the proliferation of so-called “fake news”.

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Dec 21, 2016: Laura Haight, David Friedfel, Asm. Sean Ryan, John Ciovacco

Published - December 21, 2016

With New York facing a minimum increase on Jan. 1, 2017, home care workers may face a crisis if promised state funding for the increase does not get channeled from Medicaid to the home care agencies on time. We heard more from Laura Haight, the NYS Association of Health Care Providers Vice President of Public Policy. David Friedfel, the Director of State Studies for the Citizens Budget Commission, explained a CBC report that argues that the Foundation Aid Formula, which is used to determine state funding for school districts, is skewed to favor some wealthy districts, while shortchanging some poorer

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This Week on SciTech Now 12/29/16

Published - December 20, 2016

On the next edition of SciTech Now: Get a close up look at the deep sea, the sound the universe makes, and go inside an ancient cavern. Watch SciTech Now on Thursday at 8:30 p.m. on WCNY

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This Week on Cycle of Health, 12/29/16

Published - December 20, 2016

On the next Cycle of Health: Ring in the New Year and get tips on ways to reboot, reorganize, and reprioritize what really matters. Learn how to make reachable goals, make small changes with big impact, learn that it’s okay to fail because change takes time. Love and laughter might be the best resolutions of all! Get a fresh start for 2017 with Cycle of Health! Watch Cycle of Health on Thursday at 8 p.m. on WCNY

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Catch up on the latest episode of Connect:NY!

Published - December 20, 2016

On the next Insight: You better watch out! Santa Clause joins us in studio, as we ask the tough questions of the man in the red suit. Why he believes giving back is the key to joy during the holiday season, and more answers to the questions you always wanted to ask. On the next Insight. Watch Friday at 9 p.m. on WCNY

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Dec 20, 2016: Leader Brian Kolb, Brad Hoylman, Joe Heath, retirement savings survey

Published - December 20, 2016

Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb weighed in the special session and more. Sen. Brad Hoylman (D – Manhattan) explained his T.R.U.M.P legislation (Tax Reforms Universally Made Public). We heard from Onondaga Nation Attorney Joe Heath on criminal charges brought in Standing Rock—58 felonies and 949 misdemeanors. He will also explain what the army corps’ Dec. 4th announcement not granting an easement for now means. And Bill Ferris AARP’s Legislative Representative,and Donna Nichols, executive director of the Moreau Community Center, shared the results of a survey gauging the business community’s support of a state-facilitated workplace retirement savings plan.

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