Monthly Archives: April, 2017


April 26, 2017: Sen. John DeFrancisco

Published - April 26, 2017

Sen. John DeFrancisco (R – Syracuse), the Deputy Senate Majority Leader, joined Susan to discuss procurement reform and his priorities for the second half of session.

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April 25, 2017: Clean Energy Advocacy Day

Published - April 25, 2017

Anne Reynolds, executive director of the Alliance for Clean Energy New York, and Seth Kaplan, the Senior Manager of Regional Government Affairs for EDP Renewables, previewed Clean Energy Advocacy Day at the Capitol.

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April 24, 2017: David Friedfel

Published - April 24, 2017

According to analysis by the Citizens Budget Commission, this year’s state aid for schools gives too much to districts that have less need for the money while shortchanging high-needs districts. We heard from David Friedfel, the Director of State Studies for the Citizens Budget Commission.

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April 24, 2017: Katherine Nadeau and Russ Haven

Published - April 24, 2017

We heard how major decisions by the Public Service Commission, including upstate nuclear subsidies, will be affected by who is chosen to fill the open seats on the commission. Our guests are Katherine Nadeau, Program Director for the Catskill Mountainkeeper, and Russ Haven, Legislative Counsel for NYPIRG”

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This Week on Insight, 04/28/17

Published - April 21, 2017

On the next Insight: Is legalizing marijuana a solution to combating synthetic cannabis? It could it happen if it helped authorities arrest what appears to be a more dynamic threat: we’ll talk with two of the lead lawmen in the region. On solutions to these genetically altered and chemically produced canniboids. Watch Friday at 9 p.m. on WCNY

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This Week on SciTech Now 04/27/17

Published - April 21, 2017

On the next edition of SciTech Now: Unchaining wildlife, shaping our understandings of the universe, discovering a cell with a missing part, and finally, investigating summer storms. Watch SciTech Now on Thursday at 8:30 p.m. on WCNY

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This Week on Cycle of Health, 04/27/17

Published - April 21, 2017

On the next Cycle of Health: We take care to highlight the caregiver. Parents of challenged children find refuge, hope, and strength — during a break of their busy days of nonstop responsibility. What is it like to be cared for? Dr. Rich O’Neill discovers the emotional toll of when someone discovers they need help. Far from a loved one who needs care? We have tips for you. Unexpected caregivers step up to help and get something more in return. Watch Cycle of Health on Thursday at 8 p.m. on WCNY

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April 21, 2017: Pianist Jon Kimura Parker

Published - April 21, 2017

We welcomed pianist Jon Kimura Parker to the WCNY studios, to talk about his concerts with Symphoria this weekend. Jon talked with mid-day host Diane Jones about the Grieg Piano Concerto, and about his experiences performing in war-torn Sarajevo in 1995. Be sure to listen to this marvelous interview. More information about this concert is available at ExperienceSymphoria.org. Learn more about Jon Kimura Parker at www.JonKimuraParker.com

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April 21, 2017: Preview of Earth Day

Published - April 21, 2017

In advance of Earth Day, Susan Arbetter spoke with Capt. David Borton, PhD, Sustainable Energy Systems, Inc. and a member of the Union of Concerned Scientists, on a letter the group sent to AG Schneiderman supporting his investigation into whether ExxonMobil misled policymakers, investors and the public on climate change. Walter Hang of Toxics Targeting and Blair Horner of NYPIRG discussed dangers to water quality from oils spills that have not been cleaned up around the state.

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April 21, 2017: Ashley Hupfl, Rick Karlin, Marie French

Published - April 21, 2017

Ashley Hupfl, an Albany Reporter for City & State, shared this week’s Winners and Losers. Rick Karlin, a State Capitol Reporter for the Times Union, and Marie French, an energy and environment reporter for Politico New York, weighed in on the news of the week.

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