Monthly Archives: August, 2017


August 28, 2017: Andy Pallotta

Published - August 28, 2017

New York State United Teachers has described the recently released ELA and Math test scores for students in third through eighth grade as “virtually meaningless.” President Andy Pallotta explained the stance.

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August 28, 2017: Asm. Brian Kolb

Published - August 28, 2017

According to a statement from Governor Andrew Cuomo announcing $7 million dollars in grants for college education programs in prisons, “incarceration is supposed to be about rehabilitating those who may have lost their way in the past.” But Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb (R- Canandaigua) doesn’t subscribe to that philosophy. Kolb joined Susan to explain his opposition to the Governor’s new program.

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August 25, 2017: Moneen Nasmith and Wes Gillingham

Published - August 25, 2017

Environmental advocates are celebrating a legal win relating to the Constitution pipeline project. Earthjustice staff attorney Moneen Nasmith and Wes Gillingham, co-founder and Program Director of Catskill Mountainkeeper, explained the impact that this court decision will have on the project and the region.

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August 25, 2017: Soffiyah Elijah and “Marilyn”

Published - August 25, 2017

Advocates will be marching from Harlem to Albany starting tomorrow to call for prison reforms and the closure of Attica prison. Soffiyah Elijah, Executive Director of the Alliance of Families for Justice, and “Marilyn”, who has a son in prison, joined us to preview the rally and discuss why these reforms are needed.

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August 25, 2017: Todd Gates

Published - August 25, 2017

Tensions are rising between the Cuomo administration and the Seneca Nation over a 15 year old gambling compact. Seneca Nation President Todd Gates shared the Seneca view on the conflict.

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August 25, 2017: Winners and Losers and Ken Lovett

Published - August 25, 2017

Who are the Winners and Losers of the week? City and State Editor in Chief Jon Lentz joined us to crown them. Then, Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief for the New York Daily News, broke down the week’s news with Susan.

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August 25, 2017: The Jewell Trio, Summer Music in Vienna

Published - August 25, 2017

  The Jewell Trio once again closes A Little Summer Music in Vienna, the concert series held in Vienna, NY every August.  The members of the trio (Peter Rovit, violin; Gregory Wood, cello; and Sar-Shalom Strong, piano) and the festival organizer, Stephen Carpenter, joined mid-day host Diane Jones live in the WCNY studios to talk about the concert, and to give us a taste of what they’ll be playing. More information about the festival can be found on Facebook.

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This Week on Insight, 09/01/17

Published - August 25, 2017

On the next Insight: How the navy defends Central New York? We sit down with one of Baldwinsville’s native sons and learn from a rear admiral Charles W. Rock how that branch of the military watches over us in these turbulent times. ,  Watch Friday at 9 p.m. on WCNY

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This Week on SciTech Now 08/31/17

Published - August 25, 2017

On the next edition of SciTech Now: Hacking the pacifier, the voices of climate change, predicting man made earth quakes with 3D software and rare fire flies in sync.Watch SciTech Now on Thursday at 8:30 p.m. on WCNY

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This Week on Cycle of Health, 08/31/17

Published - August 25, 2017

On the next Cycle of Health: It’s not all sunshine and smiles when we head outside in summer. So discover how to protect your family from harmful bugs, sunburn and overheating with simple tips and hints. Dr Rich talks with Upstate’s Trauma Program Manager Jolene Kittle about ways your older loved ones can avoid the hazards of summer. And, Lyme Disease forced this active, adventurous, dog trainer into a more sedentary life. Discover how she’s fighting to turn her life around. Watch Cycle of Health on Thursday at 8 p.m. on WCNY

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August 24, 2017: Dave Gibson

Published - August 24, 2017

So many questions on the ballot this November and so little time to explain them all. We discussed 2 of those questions with Dave Gibson, Managing Partner of Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve. (Originally aired 7/27)

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August 24, 2017: Trauma Informed Education

Published - August 24, 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. (Originally aired 7/27)

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August 24, 2017: David Kahn

Published - August 24, 2017

Remember the Adirondack Museum? Well it’s been renamed and it’s now called the Adirondack Experience. Under its new name, it’s announced that The Jefferson Project will be this year’s recipient of the annual Hochschild Award. The Jefferson Project is a collaboration between Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, IBM Research and The FUND for Lake George. Adirondack Experience Executive Director David Kahn joined us to discuss the award as well as the museum’s new identity. (Originally aired 7/27)

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August 24, 2017: Stu Gruskin

Published - August 24, 2017

The City of Albany’s Water Board has signed up for a Nature Conservancy carbon credit program. Stu Gruskin, Chief Conservation and External Affairs Officer at The Nature Conservancy explained how the program works, and why he’s urging other municipalities to do the same thing. (Originally aired 7/27)

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August 23, 2017: Julie Hart

Published - August 23, 2017

The American Cancer Society’s Cancer Action Network released a report on state legislative action to decrease the incidence and mortality of cancer. ACS CAN New York Director of Government Relations Julie Hart joined the show to examine the findings of the report. (Originally aired 8/3)

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