Monthly Archives: February, 2018


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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February 22, 2018: Dave Friedfel

Published - February 22, 2018

Dave Friedfel, Director of State Studies at the Citizens Budget Commission, broke down his organization’s analysis of the proposed education aid in the Executive budget proposal.

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February 22, 2018: Larry Sharpe

Published - February 22, 2018

We met the Libertarian candidate looking to make his way to the Governor’s Mansion. Larry Sharpe stopped by to discuss his stances on the issues impacting New York State.

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February 22, 2018: Bill Carpenter

Published - February 22, 2018

Much of this legislative session’s attention on transportation will be spent on finding solutions for the issues plaguing the MTA. Bill Carpenter, President of the New York Public Transit Association and Chief Executive Officer of the Regional Transit System, explained some of the concerns that Upstate transportation authorities have.

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February 22, 2018: Manna Jo Greene and John Parker

Published - February 22, 2018

A lawsuit is challenging the subsidies that the State has given out to nuclear power plants in Upstate New York under the Clean Energy Standard. We learned more about the case from John Parker, one of the lead attorneys on the case, professor at Pace Law School, and former attorney at the Department of Environmental Conservation; and Manna Jo Greene, Environmental Coordinator at Hudson River Sloop Clearwater.

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February 21, 2018: Land PILOTs

Published - February 21, 2018

The Governor has proposed to replace State land taxes with PILOTs (payments in lieu of taxes). We heard from John Sheehan, Director of Communications at the Adirondack Council, and Fred Monroe, Executive Director of the Adirondack Park Local Government Review Board, on the proposal.

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February 21, 2018: Eric Linzer

Published - February 21, 2018

To help close the 4.4 billion dollar budget gap that the State is facing, the Governor has proposed a new tax on health insurers. Eric Linzer, President and CEO of the New York Health Plan Association, discussed his concerns with the proposed tax.

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February 21, 2018: Comptroller Tom DiNapoli

Published - February 21, 2018

As we head into budget season, Comptroller Tom DiNapoli has released an analysis of the Governor’s proposed state budget. The Comptroller broke down his analysis of the State budget when he joined Susan.

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February 21, 2018: Larry Levy

Published - February 21, 2018

Larry Levy, Executive Dean of the National Center for Suburban Studies at Hofstra, shared his insights on the efforts to improve the Long Island Rail Road.

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February 20, 2018: Sen. Patrick Gallivan

Published - February 20, 2018

Sen. Patrick Gallivan (R-Elma), chair of the Senate Committee on Crime Victims, Crime and Correction; discussed his push for additional funding in the budget to provide for more security for employees in state operated correctional facilities.

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February 20, 2018: Mary Lynch and Melanie Trimble

Published - February 20, 2018

The Rensselaer County Sheriff has proposed using local law enforcement to assist Immigration and Customs Enforcement in enforcing federal immigration law. Mary Lynch, Albany Law Professor, Director of the Center for Excellence in Law, and Editor of the Best Practices For Legal Education Blog; and Melanie Trimble, Capital Region Chapter Director of the New York Civil Liberties Union, explained the impacts this decision will have on immigrant communities in the county.

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