Monthly Archives: May, 2017


May 31, 2017: Blair Horner

Published - May 31, 2017

NYPIRG’s Executive Director Blair Horner explained a water database from the group that shows water sources and possible contaminates by zip code.

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May 31, 2017: Bill Cooke

Published - May 31, 2017

The Capitol Pressroom discussed flooding near Lake Ontario and whether the State should continue with Plan 2014, an international and interstate plan to restore the ecosystem of the lake. The Citizens Campaign for the Environment’s Bill Cooke joined Susan Arbetter.

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May 31, 2017: Commissioner Seggos on Lake Ontario

Published - May 31, 2017

The Capitol Pressroom discussed flooding near Lake Ontario and whether the State should continue with Plan 2014, an international and interstate plan to restore the ecosystem of the lake. Our first guest was DEC Commissioner Basil Seggos.

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May 30, 2017: Defense arguments in Myers v. Schneiderman

Published - May 30, 2017

In New York’s court system, plaintiffs have sought the protection of doctors to three terminally ill patients if those physicians were to prescribe lethal doses of drugs that their patients could self-ingest. After lower courts dismissed the case, Myers v. Schneiderman, the Court of Appeals – New York’s highest court—will hear oral arguments in Myers today. Today we heard from a supporter of the plaintiffs and a supporter of the defense. Adam Prizio, Manager of Government Affairs for the Center for Disability Rights, argued that allowing the doctors’ protection in these circumstances is a “deadly form of discrimination…that violates the

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May 30, 2017: Plaintiff Arguments in Myers v. Schneiderman

Published - May 30, 2017

In New York’s court system, plaintiffs have sought the protection of doctors to three terminally ill patients if those physicians were to prescribe lethal doses of drugs that their patients could self-ingest. After lower courts dismissed the case, Myers v. Schneiderman, the Court of Appeals – New York’s highest court—will hear oral arguments in Myers today. Today we will hear from a supporter of the plaintiffs and a supporter of the defense. First, Kathryn Tucker, Executive Director of End of Life Liberty Project and co-counsel for the plaintiffs in the case Myers v. Schneiderman, will argue that criminal law does

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May 30, 2017: Barbara Bartoletti

Published - May 30, 2017

Barbara Bartoletti, legislative director for the League of Women Voters of New York State, will be retiring from the League at the end of this legislative session. She joined Susan to look back at her years of advocacy in the State’s Capitol.

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This Week on Insight, 06/02/17

Published - May 30, 2017

On the next Insight: Service for those who give service. Insight heads to Syracuse University’s campus to learn all about veteran resources, and how beneficial they are to students who fight for our freedom. We’ll talk with student and university leaders on how SU makes the college experience easier for those who sacrifices so much.,  Watch Friday at 9 p.m. on WCNY

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This Week on SciTech Now 06/01/17

Published - May 30, 2017

On the next edition of SciTech Now: Racing toward renewable energy, the physics of helping ketchup; hurry up, a tropical reef at the mouth of the amazon river and starting fires in service of science. Watch SciTech Now on Thursday at 8:30 p.m. on WCNY

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June 4, 2017: Leading The Way

Published - May 29, 2017

  “Ninety percent of what a conductor does comes in the rehearsal – the vision, the structure, the architecture.” – Joshua Bell   In 2015, the Dallas Opera launched a twenty-year initiative to promote female representation on the conductor’s podium.  On this episode, we hear from three women who are already well established and respected in the conducting world.   “Leading The Way” Paul McCartney: Tuesday Andrea Quinn, conductor London Symphony Orchestra “Working Classical” Angel/EMI 56897 Astor Piazzolla: Oblivion Gisele Ben-dor, conductor Santa Barbara Symphony; Juanjo Mosalini, bandoneon “The Soul of Tango” Delos 3345 John Corigliano: Mr. Tambourine Man: Seven Poems of Bob

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May 29, 2017: Connect: NY – Meet ALICE, The Working Poor

Published - May 29, 2017

A special presentation of WCNY’s Connect New York show on the United Way’s ALICE project. ALICE is an acronym – Asset Limited Income Constrained Employed, which is another way of saying, the “working poor”. Today, meet a single mom who is ALICE, though her name is Monique – and her story is going to blow you away.

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May 26, 2017: Investigative reporting on frequent lottery winners

Published - May 26, 2017

We looked at journalistic investigations into lottery winners who have won hundreds, in not thousands, of times. Susan spoke with Investigative journalist Jeff Kelly Lowenstein, who was the David Laventhol/Newsday Visiting Professor at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, and is currently assistant professor of Journalism at Grand Valley State University and a recent graduate of the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism– Selin Bozkaya.

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May 26, 2017: Gas Free Seneca

Published - May 26, 2017

Gas Free Seneca President Joseph Campbell and Vice President Yvonne Taylor provided additional information on a Crestwood subsidiary’s decision not to expand natural gas storage in salt caverns along Seneca Lake.

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May 25, 2017: Jim Heaney

Published - May 25, 2017

And Jim Heaney, the Founder, Editor and Executive Director of Investigative Report, shared more IP reporting on generous contracting terms LPCiminelli, the company building the SolarCity factory in Buffalo, received from Fort Schuyler Management Corp.

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