Monthly Archives: February, 2018


February 28, 2018: Bruce Gyory

Published - February 28, 2018

Bruce Gyory, adjunct professor of political science and senior strategist at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, shared his insights into how Guns, Russia and Medicare can impact the 2018 elections.

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February 28, 2018: Dan Goldberg

Published - February 28, 2018

The Cuomo administration has proposed delaying promised Medicaid reform which has angered many child welfare advocates. We discussed the impacts this may have with Dan Goldberg, Senior Health Reporter at Politico New York.

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February 28, 2018: Asm. Robin Schimminger

Published - February 28, 2018

Asm. Robin Schimminger (D-Kenmore) stopped by to discuss his bill on charitable giving to the State fund that has a few key differences to the Governor’s proposed system and he will weigh in on issues impacting the legislative session.

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February 27, 2018: Jim Yates

Published - February 27, 2018

Jim Yates, a former counsel to the Assembly Speaker and former State Supreme Court Justice joined us to discuss the Governor’s bail reform proposal. Please note: While Yates is a member of JCOPE; the Bail Reform Committee of the Criminal Justice Section of the NYS Bar Association; and member of both the Criminal Law Committee of the NY City Bar Association. and member of the Bail SubGroup of the Office of Court Administration Justice Task Force, he is speaking on his own behalf, and not as a representative of any of these organizations.

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February 27, 2018: Dan Sherrell

Published - February 27, 2018

Environmental activists are calling for the Governor to enact a new fee on polluters and use that money to transition New York to 100 percent renewable energy. We heard from Dan Sherrell, Campaign Coordinator at NY Renews, on the push.

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February 27, 2018: Asm. Steve Englebright

Published - February 27, 2018

With budget season rapidly approaching, we previewed the environmental conservation budget hearing with Asm. Steve Englebright (D-East Setauket), chair of the Assembly Committee on Environmental Conservation.

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March 4: One, Two, Three, Four

Published - February 26, 2018

“Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.”  – Judy Garland     On this episode, we’re counting on women.  Solo, duo, trio, and quartet, from piano to strings to winds to brass.   “One, Two, Three, Four” Sergei Prokofiev:  Sonata No. 7 in B-flat Major, Op. 83 Martha Argerich, piano “Martha Argerich: Early Recordings” Deutsche Grammophon 479 5978 Joaquin Rodrigo:  Fantasia para un gentilhombre Sparx “Reflections” Firestar 978795 Ellen Taaffe Zwilich:  Piano Trio The Claremont Trio “American Trios” Tria Jónsi:  Hengilás Genghis Barbie “Songs for Noa” CD Baby     Run time:  58:21 Feminine Fusion highlights

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February 26, 2018: Mario Cilento and Andrew Pallotta

Published - February 26, 2018

Today, the Supreme Court will begin hearing arguments in the Janus vs. AFSCME case which would determine if agency fees violate a person’s first amendment rights. The case can have major implications on the public sector unions across the country. We heard from representatives on both sides of the case. We break down the impacts this will have on public sector unions in New York and around the country with Andrew Pallotta, President of New York State United Teachers, and Mario Cilento, President of the New York State AFL-CIO.

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February 26, 2018: Jacob Huebert and Daniel DiSalvo

Published - February 26, 2018

Today, the Supreme Court will begin hearing arguments in the Janus vs. AFSCME case which would determine if agency fees violate a person’s first amendment rights. The case can have major implications on the public sector unions across the country. We heard from representatives on both sides of the case. First, we heard from the Janus side of the case with Jacob Huebert, Director of Litigation at the Liberty Justice Center and an attorney for Mark Janus, and Dr. Daniel DiSalvo, senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and associate professor of political science at the Colin Powell School at the

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February 25, 2018: Capitol Pressroom

Published - February 26, 2018

Guests: Senator Patrick Gallivan (R-Elma), chair of the Senate Committee on Crime Victims, Crime and Correction Eric Linzer, President and CEO of the New York Health Plan Association John Sheehan, Director of Communications at the Adirondack Council Fred Monroe, Executive Director of the Adirondack Park Local Government Review Board Larry Levy, Executive Dean of the National Center for Suburban Studies at Hofstra

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February 23, 2018: Best of: Bruce Gyory

Published - February 26, 2018

Bruce Gyory, adjunct professor of political science and senior strategist at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, broke down what we can learn from polls even with their volatility.

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February 23, 2018: Best of: Toxic Tour

Published - February 26, 2018

Activists have kicked off their “Toxic Tour” which aims to highlight the donations made to legislators from hedge funds. We heard from Charles Kahn, Community Organizer at Strong Economy for All, and Chris Tallent, National Campaign Director at MAYDAY America, on the new effort.

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February 23, 2018: Best of: Julie Killian

Published - February 26, 2018

The Republicans have their nominee for April’s special election in the 37th Senate district in former Rye City Councilwoman Julie Killian. We found out where she stands on key issues and why she decided to run for the seat again.

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February 22, 2018: Philip Setzer – Finckel/Han/Setzer Trio

Published - February 22, 2018

  Founder of the Emerson String Quartet.  Founders of Music@Menlo.  Nine Grammy Awards.  These are just  a few of the accomplishments of the members of the Finckel-Han-Setzer Trio.  Violinist Philip Setzer spoke to mid-day host Diane Jones about the trio’s upcoming concert at Hamilton College, as well as the amazing chamber works on that concert.   Information about the concert on the Hamilton College website here. More about David Finckel and Wu Han on their website here. More about Philip Setzer on the Emerson String Quartet website here.

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