Monthly Archives: April, 2018


April 30, 2018: Dave Friedfel

Published - April 30, 2018

The Citizens Budget Commission released a new scorecard on economic development in New York. Dave Friedfel, Director of State Studies at the Citizens Budget Commission, explained how the programs were scored.

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April 30, 2018: Asm. Nily Rozic on tip credit; Kathleen Gallagher on Reproductive Health Act

Published - April 30, 2018

In his State of the State address, Governor Cuomo announced a series of hearings tasked with looking into eliminating the minimum wage tax credit in New York. Asm Nily Rozic (D-Queens) shared her views on the elimination of the minimum wage tax credit. We heard from Kathleen Gallagher, Director of Pro-Life Activities and Director of the Catholic Action Network at the New York State Catholic Conference, on the concerns her organization has with the proposed Reproductive Health Act.

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April 30, 2018: Jimmy Vielkind

Published - April 30, 2018

For many years, Sheldon Silver was one of the most powerful people in Albany. Today, the former Assembly speaker will once again be on trial for corruption charges. Jimmy Vielkind, Albany Bureau Chief for Politico NY, broke down the case.

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April 30, 2018: Sen. John DeFrancisco

Published - April 30, 2018

Deputy Senate Majority Leader John DeFrancisco (R-Syracuse) has stopped actively campaigning for the Republican nomination for Governor. He joined the show to discuss what his next steps are and what he hopes to accomplish in the remaining days of the legislative session.

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April 29, 2018: Capitol Pressroom

Published - April 30, 2018

Guests Senator-elect Shelley Mayer (D-Yonkers) Senator Robert Ortt (R-North Tonawanda) Asm. Walter T. Mosley (D-Brooklyn) Elizabeth Barnes, Western New York resident who has experienced source of income discrimination Asm. Donna Lupardo (D-Endwell) High School students from Corning Painted Post

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May 6: Women Inspiring Men, Part 2

Published - April 30, 2018

“You can never leave footprints that last if you are always walking on tiptoe.” – Leymah Gbowee   Who inspires you?  It is the women in their lives that inspired the composers featured this week.  Wife, mother, lover – music written for and dedicated to the women in their lives.   “Women Inspiring Men, Part 2” Antonin Dvorak:  Songs My Mother Taught Me Anna Sofie von Otter, soprano Bengt Forsberg, piano “Folksongs” Deutsche Grammophon 463479 J.S. Bach (arr. Thomas Frost):  Little Suite from the Anna Magdalena Notebook Philadelphia Orchestra; Eugene Ormandy, conductor “Dinner Classics: The Sunday Brunch Album” Sony 27987 Ludwig van Beethoven:  Für

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April 27, 2018: Student journalism

Published - April 27, 2018

A bill from Asm Donna Lupardo (D-Endwell) seeks to ensure free speech protections for high school student journalists. We heard from the Assemblymember as well as from student journalists from Corning-Painted Post School.

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April 27, 2018: Dan Clark

Published - April 27, 2018

Dan Clark, reporter with Politifact NY and The Buffalo News, is back with the Truth-O-Meter. We found out if any statements received a pants on fire rating.

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April 27, 2018: Winners and Losers and Joe Spector

Published - April 27, 2018

Who made this week’s winners and losers lists? We found out when Jeff Coltin, staff reporter for City and State joins the show. Then, Joe Spector, Albany Bureau Chief for the USA Today Network, broke down the news of the week that was.

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April 26, 2018: Opioid response

Published - April 26, 2018

Children have become the collateral damage of the opioid crisis. We dove deeper into the issue with Dr. Lisa Tach of the Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research at Cornell University.

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April 26, 2018: Housing Discrimination

Published - April 26, 2018

Fifty years ago this month, the Fair Housing Act which banned discrimination in housing on several fronts was signed into law. Now, an effort is underway to pass legislation to ban source of income discrimination across New York State. We heard from the bill’s sponsor, Asm Walter Mosley (D-Brooklyn) and Elizabeth Barnes, a Western New York resident who has suffered from source of income discrimination.

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April 26, 2018: Sen. Rob Ortt

Published - April 26, 2018

Sen. Robert Ortt (R-North Tonawanda), chair of the Senate Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities committee, shared his views on the Governor’s recent executive order on parolee suffrage and updated us on his legislation to give direct support professionals a wage increase.

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April 26, 2018: Senator-elect Shelley Mayer

Published - April 26, 2018

Fresh off her win in Tuesday’s special election, Senator-elect Shelley Mayer (D-Yonkers) stopped by to discuss what she hopes to accomplish in her new role as she enters a chamber that has a tumultuous balance of power.

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April 25, 2018: Baldwinsville Theatre Guild

Published - April 25, 2018

Founded in 1942, the Baldwinsville Theatre Guild is the oldest continually-performing community theatre group in New York state.  To tell us about their upcoming production of “Animal Crackers,” mid-day host Diane Jones welcomed director Dan Stevens (also playing Chico Marx), Doug Rougeux (Groucho Marx), and Jennifer Staples (Harpo Marx).  Jennifer also brought along her harp, and filled the Classic FM studio with her wonderful performance.     You can learn more about this production and the Baldwinsville Theatre Guild here.

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