Monthly Archives: January, 2018


January 31, 2018: Bruce Gyory

Published - January 31, 2018

Bruce Gyory, adjunct professor of political science at UAlbany and senior strategist at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, shared his insights on the President’s State of the Union address.

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January 31, 2018: Asm. Brian Kolb

Published - January 31, 2018

Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb (R-Canandaigua) has a new obstacle on his road to the Republican nomination for Governor, John DeFrancisco. We heard from the Assemblyman on the new entrant to the race and more.

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January 21, 2018: Sen. John DeFrancisco and Emergency Propane Legislation

Published - January 31, 2018

The GOP has another gubernatorial hopeful in Senate Deputy Majority Leader John DeFrancisco (R-Syracuse). He discussed why he has decided to run against Governor Cuomo and his road to the nomination. Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief of the New York Daily News, gave us an update on the stories that he is looking into this week. This winter has seen a fair share of negative wind chill temperatures across the State. Sen. Jim Tedisco (R-Glenville) updated us on his bill which would allow for emergency shipments of propane to those who need it.

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WCNY seeks New York elementary school teachers for FREE engineering professional development workshop

Published - January 31, 2018

WCNY, Central New York’s flagship public broadcaster, invites teachers in grades 3-5 to be part of a free professional development workshop as part of the Teaching Engineering in New York project featuring education facilitators from New York City’s WNET. The workshop takes place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, March 22 at WCNY in Syracuse, NY. This workshop and accompanying Teaching Engineering in New York resources are designed to help teachers incorporate engineering concepts and skills into science lessons and address the new NYS science and Next Generation Science standards. Those interested should register by March 5 at wcny.org/events.

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January 30, 2018: Maestro Christian Capocaccia

Published - January 30, 2018

  Maestro Christian Capocaccia is the Music Director for the next Syracuse Opera production, Verdi’s “La Traviata.”  He stopped into the Classic FM studios to chat with mid-day host Diane Jones about the production, and about the changing role of the arts in today’s society. Find out more about Syracuse Opera here. And about Maestro Capocaccia here.    

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January 30, 2018: Sen. Brian Benjamin

Published - January 30, 2018

Sen. Brian Benjamin (D-Harlem) explained his legislation that would require the State to divest the pension funds out of companies that operate private prisons.

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January 30, 2018: Asm. David Weprin

Published - January 30, 2018

In his State of the State address, Governor Cuomo outlined a series of proposals to reform New York’s criminal justice system. We discussed the reforms from a number of angles. First, we heard from Asm. David Weprin (D-Queens).

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January 28, 2018: Capitol Pressroom

Published - January 29, 2018

Guests: Senator John Flanagan (R – Northport), Senator Majority Leader Joel Giambra, former Erie County Executive; possible Republican candidate for Governor Dr. Rick Timbs, Executive Director, Statewide School Finance Association & Robert N. Lowry, Jr., Deputy Director, Advocacy Research & Communications, New York State Council of School Superintendents Tim Kremer, Executive Director, New York State School Boards Association

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January 29, 2018: Marcia Bystryn

Published - January 29, 2018

We dove deeper into the environmental initiatives pushed by the Governor with Marcia Bystryn, President of the New York League of Conservation Voters.

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January 29, 2018: Safe Injection and Governor’s Environmental Proposals

Published - January 29, 2018

Activists are pushing for New York State to have safe injection sites to help curb the number of overdoses due to opioids. Asm. Linda Rosenthal (D-Manhattan) explained why these sites are needed and their effects. Then, the Governor outlined a number of environmental initiatives in his State of the State address earlier this month. We broke down the proposals with William Cooke, Director of Government Relations at the Citizens Campaign for the Environment.

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January 29, 2018: Asm. Pat Fahy and Sen. David Carlucci

Published - January 29, 2018

Last week, Asm. Patricia Fahy (D-Albany) and Sen. David Carlucci (D-Clarkstown) proposed legislation to guarantee net neutrality on the state level after the Federal Communications Commission revoked the Obama-era guidelines on the federal level. We heard from the legislators on how this will impact New Yorkers.

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February 4: High Strung

Published - January 29, 2018

“My goal would be trying to bring some light to the world, which is often a dark and violent place.”  – Leila Josefowicz   Today it’s the first of two episodes featuring the strings.  We’ll hear solos and concertos featuring the violin and viola.  (And there will be no viola jokes!)   “High Strung” José White:  Etude No. 6 Rachel Barton Pine, violin “Capricho Latino” Cedille 124 Robert Beaser:  Sonata for Violin and Piano Ann Miller, violin; Sonia Leong, piano “Perspectives on Light & Shadow” Independent Label Helen Stanley:  Concerto Romantico Karen Dreyfus, viola Czech Radio Symphony Orchestra; Vladimir Valek, conductor “American Journeys” MMC

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