Monthly Archives: February, 2017


Feb. 28, 2017: Indigent legal defense

Published - February 28, 2017

We heard the latest on state funding for indigent legal defense services from Tina Luongo, the Attorney-in-Charge of the Criminal Practice at The Legal Aid Society, and Albany County Executive Dan McCoy.

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Feb. 28, 2017: Eliot Fiks

Published - February 28, 2017

And we met a small business owner from the Southern Tier who argues that entrepreneurs can also be “the invisible poor”.

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Feb. 28, 2017: Long-term care

Published - February 28, 2017

We discussed adding long-term care to the NY Health Act, a single-payer health care bill sponsored by Asm. Richard Gottfried (D – New York), the Chairman of the Assembly Health Committee.

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Feb. 28, 2017: AARP’s Beth Finkel

Published - February 28, 2017

AARP’s New York State Director Beth Finkel explained the push to establish a state-sponsored retirement savings program that private sector employees who cannot get a pension or 401k on the job can use. She also discussed efforts to curb abuse against the elderly.

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This Week on Cycle of Health, 03/02/17

Published - February 27, 2017

On the next Cycle of Health: It’s the battle of the sexes – when it comes to good health. Does gender make a difference when it comes to disease? Meet a man and a woman, both facing cancer, with emotion, strategy and focus. See if gender stereotypes hold true at a prostate cancer support group. We get a unique look at how millennials manage love, sex and STIs. And technology and treatment aid both sexes in recovery – but how? Watch Cycle of Health on Thursday at 8 p.m. on WCNY

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March 05, 2017: At the Keyboard

Published - February 27, 2017

“Everybody told me this ‘girl on the piano thing’ was never going to work.” – Tori Amos   The piano was almost a requisite addition to any home during the Romantic era, and it was expected that the young women of the household have some real proficiency at the keyboard. On the next Feminine Fusion, we’ll hear performances from some of the best pianists in the world today, with works familiar and new.   “At the Keyboard” Enrique Granados: Bocetos Alicia de Laroccha, piano “Granados” RCA 63368 Franz Schubert: Impromptu No. 1, Op. 142 Maria João Pires “Le Voyage Magnifique”

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Feb. 27, 2017: Hoosick Falls update

Published - February 27, 2017

The Village Board of Hoosick Falls may hold a vote tonight on whether to accept a $1.04 million settlement with Saint-Gobain and Honeywell, the two companies responsible for pollution of the community’s drinking water. Many are concerned about the settlement because half of the $1.04 million dollars would pay for legal fees, a public relations firm, and an engineering firm. And according to Judith Enck, former Region 2 EPA Administrator and attorney David Engel of Healthy Hoosick Water, our 2 guests today, the remaining sum isn’t enough to pay for any future problems that may arise.

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Feb. 27, 2017: Rep. John Faso and Siena Poll

Published - February 27, 2017

Rep. John Faso (R, NY – 19) says he may be open to holding a town hall meeting in the future, but not now. He spoke with Susan Arbetter about constituent anger & service; changes to the Affordable Care Act; and how he will protect Hoosick Falls in a political environment where the Agency is being attacked. Siena Pollster Steve Greenberg shared the latest poll results which appear, in part, to be good news for Governor Andrew Cuomo.

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Feb 26, 2017: Larry Levy

Published - February 26, 2017

And finally, Hofstra University’s Executive Dean at the National Center for Suburban Studies Larry Levy will analyze the issue of school choice and vouchers. 

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Feb. 24, 2017: Connect: NY – Too Old To Work Part 1

Published - February 24, 2017

Today’s program is a special presentation of the second installment of our Connect: NY series on poverty which focuses on seniors. We introduce you to a woman whose disabilities keep her from working, as well as the community center that serves as her lifeline. Our are 4 experts on the issue: · Patricia Campany of Catholic Charities; · Randall Hoak of AARP; · Maria Alvarez of the Senior Action Council; · Mason Kaufman of Meals on Wheels, Syracuse.

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Feb. 24, 2017: Connect: NY – Too Old To Work Part 2

Published - February 24, 2017

Today’s program is a special presentation of the second installment of our Connect: NY series on poverty which focuses on seniors. We introduce you to a woman whose disabilities keep her from working, as well as the community center that serves as her lifeline. Our are 4 experts on the issue: · Patricia Campany of Catholic Charities; · Randall Hoak of AARP; · Maria Alvarez of the Senior Action Council; · Mason Kaufman of Meals on Wheels, Syracuse.

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This Week on Insight, 02/24/17

Published - February 24, 2017

On the next Insight: Revitalizing Oswego. The city’s identified six cornerstone projects, but says changes could be made the investments it will make. With millions on the way from the state; will infrastructure get its share? Oswego’s mayor provides an update on the next Insight. Watch Friday at 9 p.m. on WCNY

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