Monthly Archives: August, 2017


August 31, 2017: Dr. Carolyn Wolf-Gould

Published - August 31, 2017

Dr. Carolyn Wolf-Gould is an Oneonta family practice doctor who has built her practice to respond to the needs of transgender patients. We spoke with her about her work and the political issues that affect the health of the transgender community.

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August 31, 2017: Zakiyah Ansari and Karen Scharff

Published - August 31, 2017

While the outrageousness of the white supremacist movement may be shocking, Zakiyah Ansari, Advocacy Director at the Alliance for Quality Education, and Karen Scharff, Executive Director of Citizen Action, argued that a more insidious kind of institutional racism is what truly needs to be addressed.

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August 31, 2017: Elissa Ha

Published - August 31, 2017

Pro-choice group Forward March NY is urging Governor Cuomo to support a Constitutional Convention to protect women’s reproductive rights. Elissa Ha, Forward March NY’s treasurer, joined Susan to discuss the push, which not all reproductive rights organizations are behind.

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August 30, 2017: Bruce Gyory

Published - August 30, 2017

According to the New York Times, Hurricane Harvey could dump a year’s worth of rain on the city of Houston. Bruce Gyory, senior advisor at Manatt, Phillips, & Phillips and adjunct professor of political science at UAlbany, discussed the governing implications that Harvey will have in the short and long term.

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August 30, 2017: Anna Flagg and Daniel Lathrop

Published - August 30, 2017

A recent report found an alarming disparity exists in situations where homicides are deemed “justifiable”. Anna Flagg and Daniel Lathrop, co-authors of the report, unpacked the numbers.

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August 30, 2017: Tara Melish

Published - August 30, 2017

Cities for CEDAW is a nationwide organization that works to have cities across the nation enact the policies of the UN Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women. Activists are working to enact the policies in the city of Buffalo, but they are facing some opposition. Tara Melish, Professor of Law and Director of the Human Rights Center at the University of Buffalo Law School, explained what’s going on.

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August 30, 2017: Robert Maguire

Published - August 30, 2017

We are over 430 days away from the 2018 midterm elections. Robert Maguire, Political Nonprofits Investigator at Open Secrets, has released a report that dark money and super PAC spending is already surging far ahead of the last similar election cycle. Maguire joined Susan to discuss the findings in his report.

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August 29, 2017: Lucas Button, cello

Published - August 29, 2017

  Syracuse native Lucas Button has just completed his third summer as a Tanglewood Music Center Cello Fellow. Lucas stopped by the WCNY studios to chat with mid-day host Diane Jones and share his experiences at Tanglewood, as well as talk about his musical future. Lucas has joined Symphoria, and will be performing with them this upcoming season.  Learn about Lucas here, and about the Tanglewood Music Center here.

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August 29, 2017: Anton Gunn

Published - August 29, 2017

The “Drive for Our Lives” nationwide bus tour is making a stop in Binghamton today. Anton Gunn, former healthcare advisor to President Obama joined us to explain why the campaign is targeting upstate Republicans.

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August 29, 2017: Judith Enck and David Bond

Published - August 29, 2017

Judith Enck, former EPA regional administrator, and Dr. David Bond, Associate Director of the Center for the Advancement of Public Action, discussed a survey they have developed to help link PFOA to particular diseases.

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August 29, 2017: Patti Wukovits

Published - August 29, 2017

Kimberly Coffey was a healthy high school senior getting ready for prom when she contracted the Meningitis B virus and died in a matter of days. Her mother, Patti Wukovits, created the Kimberly Coffey Foundation to raise awareness of the Meningitis virus. Patti joined Susan to discuss the particular strain that her daughter contracted.

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August 29, 2017: Senators Sue Serino and Kemp Hannon

Published - August 29, 2017

Lyme disease has been a persistent concern for Upstate New York families for years and 2017 was no different. Senators Sue Serino (R-Hyde Park) and Kemp Hannon (R-Garden City) joined Susan to preview their hearing on lyme and other tick borne illnesses.

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September 3, 2017: Ancient Mothers

Published - August 28, 2017

“What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.”  – Pericles   Season 2 of Feminine Fusion begins with another look at early music composed by women.  Some of the earliest works on record are from Kassia, a Byzantine abbess – and the only woman to ha e her works incorporated into official service books for use in church worship.  You’ll also be introduced to Khosrovidukht, Tibors de Sarenom, and more.   “Ancient Mothers” Kassia:  I Edessa; Tin pentachordon; Five Hymns to St. Christina VocaMe “Byzantine Hymns of the first

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August 28, 2017: Marcia Bystryn

Published - August 28, 2017

New York and other northeastern states have announced tighter standards on greenhouse gas emission limits on electric power plants. Marcia Bystryn, President of the New York League of Conservation Voters, discussed the announcement, as well as the organization’s newly released state legislative scorecard.

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August 28, 2017: MaryEllen Elia

Published - August 28, 2017

MaryEllen Elia, New York State Department of Education Commissioner, broke down the numbers from the test scores on ELA and Math, the Carl Paladino situation and more.

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