Monthly Archives: March, 2017


This Week on Cycle of Health, 04/06/17

Published - March 31, 2017

On the next Cycle of Health: Coping with a disease that others just can’t see. We learn of one person’s life with lupus. See how she gets through each day. A mother and daughter battle OCD. Find out how they live life to the fullest — despite of their hidden disease. And, learn how we can all be empathetic to those suffering from things we can’t see. Watch Cycle of Health on Thursday at 8 p.m. on WCNY

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This Week on SciTech Now 04/06/17

Published - March 31, 2017

On the next edition of SciTech Now: Tracking America’s electronic waste. The psychology of imaginary friends, and finally, the designing an accessible workplace. Watch SciTech Now on Thursday at 8:30 p.m. on WCNY

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March 31, 2017: Debates over tax credits in the budget

Published - March 31, 2017

Then, we heard about a few tax credits in budget negotiations right now. First, we looked at tax credits for food donation and recycling. Next, analyzed the future of the film tax credit with Alan Suna, the CEO and owner of Silvercup Studios.

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March 30, 2017: Steve Choi, Jim Heaney

Published - March 30, 2017

Steve Choi, the executive director of the New York Immigration Coalition, on a push by lawmakers to include undocumented students in any free tuition program. Jim Heaney of Investigative Post summarized “State of Subsidies” the investigative series he produced with Columbia and ProPublica.

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March 30, 2017: Keshia Clukey

Published - March 30, 2017

Analysis of budget debates over tuition assistance and charter schools with Politico New York’s education reporter Keshia Clukey

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March 30, 3017: Sen. Gallivan, Peter Baynes

Published - March 30, 2017

Today we discussed some of the more contentious issues in the budget negotiation: Criminal justice reforms like Raise the Age with Sen. Patrick Gallivan (R – Elma), the Chair of the Senate Standing Committee on Crime Victims, Crime and Correction; Municipal consolidation with NYCOM’s Executive Director Peter Baynes

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March 29, 2017: Bruce Gyory

Published - March 29, 2017

We parsed out the politics of the budget with Bruce Gyory, a Senior Advisor with Manatt, Phelps and Phillips and University at Albany Adjunct Professor of Political Science.

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March 29, 2017: John Kane

Published - March 29, 2017

John Kane, “Let’s Talk Native” host and national commentator on Native issues, explained the Seneca Nation’s plan to stop casino sharing payments with the State, citing a 2002 compact.

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March 29, 2017: Millionaires’ Tax extension?

Published - March 29, 2017

What will happen to the millionaires’ tax in this year’s state budget? We heard from two proponents of expansion, Michael Kink, the executive director of the Strong Economy for All Coalition, and Asm. Sean Ryan (D – Buffalo).

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March 29, 2017: Education Law Center

Published - March 29, 2017

The Education Law Center (ELC) just won an appeals court case that will require the state to release improvement grants for needy schools across the state. David Sciarra, the Executive Director of the ELC, analyzed the ruling and what it means for education funding in this year’s budget.

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March 28, 2017: Susan Lerner

Published - March 28, 2017

And we discussed the long-shot for ethics and election reform in the budget with Susan Lerner, Executive Director of Common Cause New York.

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March 28, 2017: Subsidies and sluggish Upstate job growth

Published - March 28, 2017

A collaboration of reporting from Investigative Post, ProPublica, and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism shows that despite billions in subsidies, upstate job growth remains sluggish. Today three guests join Susan Arbetter to analyze the subsidy issue: Jim Heaney, Founder, Editor and Executive Director of Investigative Post, Ron Deutsch, Executive Director of the Fiscal Policy Institute, and EJ McMahon, Founder and Research Director of the Empire Center for Public Policy.

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