Monthly Archives: July, 2017


July 31, 2017: Terry Gipson

Published - July 31, 2017

Could the Governor have a primary opponent? Former State Senator Terry Gipson (D) joined us to discuss his potential run for the Governor’s office.

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July 31, 2017: Voter Access Information

Published - July 31, 2017

The President’s Voter Integrity Commission met for the first time earlier this month; Governor Cuomo signed an executive order expanding voter registration last week. We spoke with Tomas Lopez, counsel for the Brennan Center’s Democracy Program; Laura Ladd Bierman, Executive Director for the League of Women Voters of New York State; and Jennifer Wilson, LWVNYS’ Director of Programs and Policy about both issues.

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July 31, 2017: Constitutional Convention Opponents

Published - July 31, 2017

Con Con Con KHAN! Donna Lieberman, Executive Director of NYCLU and Mike Long, Chairman of the State Conservative Party have almost nothing in common politically. Almost. But they are both vehemently against a Constitutional Convention and shared their reasons why.

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July 31, 2017: Robert Griffin

Published - July 31, 2017

We met Robert Griffin, dean of the University at Albany’s College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity who talked about the work the school is doing and the needs of the 21st century workforce.

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Oct. 16, 2015: Ashely Hupfl, Joe Spector and Ken Lovett, Jeff Gural, Asw. Sandy Galef

Published - July 31, 2017

Ashley Hupfl joins us for this week’s City & State Winners and Losers. We host a reporter roundtable with Ken Lovett, the Albany Bureau Chief for the NY Daily News, and Joe Spector, the Albany Bureau Chief for Gannett. Jeff Gural is one lucky man. The real estate developer and owner of Vernon Downs and Tioga Downs racinos secured the state’s Gaming Facility Location Board’s approval for a full-scale casino conversion at Tioga Downs, dependent on the state signing off on the license application. Earlier this year, the board rejected a casino proposal from Tioga Downs. But now, with alterations

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August 6: On Her Own

Published - July 31, 2017

  “Talent is cheaper than table salt.  What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.” – Stephen King   This week, a look at women who stand out as soloists, many playing instruments traditionally viewed as “masculine.”  We’ll hear horn, trumpet, and trombone, along with clarinet and harp, as we listen to these tremendous musicians showcase their music.   “On Her Own” Gioachino Rossini: Introduction, Theme and Variations for Clarinet and Orchestra Sharon Kam, clarinet Berlin Chamber Philharmonic; Axel Gerhardt, conductor “Works for Clarinet and Orchestra” Berlin Classics 219305 Manuel deFalla: Siete canciones españolas Alison Balsom,

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July 28, 2017: Renate Hartman and Sen. Daniel Squadron

Published - July 28, 2017

In light of the President’s ban, we spoke with Senator Daniel Squadron (D – Brooklyn/Manhattan) and transgender woman and military veteran Renate Hartman about the future of GENDA, the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act.

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July 28, 2017: Sarah McBride

Published - July 28, 2017

It was one year ago to the day that LGBTQ rights activist Sarah McBride of the Human Rights Campaign made history as the first transgender woman to address a major party political convention. We spoke with her about what has transpired for the community over the past year.

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July 28, 2017: Asm Deborah Glick

Published - July 28, 2017

Assemblywoman Deborah Glick (D – Manhattan) discussed President Trump’s push for a ban on transgender troops in the military and why it is critical the State Senate Democrats unite to prevent any possible future erosion of LGBTQ rights in New York State.

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This Week on SciTech Now 08/03/17

Published - July 28, 2017

On the next edition of SciTech Now: A real world robotic Jurassic Park, engineering a hornless cow and sea turtles in Florida. Watch SciTech Now on Thursday at 8:30 p.m. on WCNY

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This Week on Cycle of Health, 08/03/17

Published - July 28, 2017

On the next Cycle of Health: We get out of the city and find fun ways to get fit on the next episode of Cycle of Health! Spice up your workout with an adventurous bike ride through the hills of the region. Hop on a horse for a trail ride with friends– you won’t even realize you’re working your legs and your core. And, discover why summer programs for kids keep their bodies and their minds physically fit… Watch Cycle of Health on Thursday at 8 p.m. on WCNY

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This Week on Insight, 08/04/17

Published - July 28, 2017

On the next Insight: Gaming in central New York. It’s been six months since the del Lago casino opened its doors to its gaming resort in Seneca County. The insight team traveled to the town of Tyre to tour the casino and explore its effects on the community and how the region is betting on its success. ,  Watch Friday at 9 p.m. on WCNY

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July 27, 2017: David Gibson

Published - July 27, 2017

So many questions on the ballot this November and so little time to explain them all. Today we discussed 2 of those questions with Dave Gibson, Managing Partner of Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve.

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July 27, 2017: Trauma Informed Education

Published - July 27, 2017

Both the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle and the Schenectady Gazette have recently published stories about “Trauma informed education” – education that helps vulnerable students – those who are homeless or hungry – deal with the anxiety that comes from persistent poverty. We spoke with Caterina Leone-Mannino, Principal at Enrico Fermi School 17 and Ruth Turner, Executive Director of Student Support Services at the Rochester City School District about this compelling idea.

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