Monthly Archives: May, 2018


May 31, 2018: Sexual Harassment

Published - May 31, 2018

We previewed a panel discussion taking place on Monday about the state’s new sexual harassment law with Sarah Burger, Chair of the Labor and Employment Practice at Ianniello Anderson, and David Howard King, Editor and Associate Publisher of the Alt.

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May 31, 2018: Alan Berube

Published - May 31, 2018

A recent study by the Brookings Institution showed, once again, that there are massive gaps in wealth being accumulated by whites and blacks. Alan Berube, senior fellow and deputy director at the Brookings Institution’s Metropolitan Policy Program, explained.

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May 31, 2018: Prof. Frankie Bailey

Published - May 31, 2018

Is racism a legitimate reason for the state to legalize marijuana? Dr. Frankie Bailey, Author and Associate Professor in the School of Criminal Justice at the University at Albany, weighed in.

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May 31, 2018: Commissioner MaryEllen Elia

Published - May 31, 2018

State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia joined us to discuss the state’s first 1000 days initiative as well as legislation that proponents say would decouple teacher evaluations from test scores.

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May 30, 2018: Geneva Music Festival 2018

Published - May 30, 2018

    Starting as a weekend music festival in 2011, the Geneva Music Festival now spans 18 days, and brings in a wide variety of music and artists.  Mid-day host Diane Jones spoke to Festival Founder and Director, violinist Geoffrey Herd, along with several artists who will be performing this year: violinist Jinjoo Cho, violist Eric Wong, and cellist Max Geisler.  They talked about the festival, and some of the amazing they’ll be performing this year.     Information about the Geneva Music Festival can be found here.

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May 30, 2018: Larry Levy

Published - May 30, 2018

Larry Levy, Executive Dean at the National Center for Suburban Studies at Hofstra, shared his insights on the latest in the New York political sphere.

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May 30, 2018 Conor Bambrick

Published - May 30, 2018

A new report from Environmental Advocates of New York takes a look at where the funding from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) is being dispersed. The report’s author, Conor Bambrick, Air and Energy Director at Environmental Advocates of New York, explained the report’s findings.

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May 30, 2018: Andrea Miller

Published - May 30, 2018

As the session starts to wind down, women’s health advocates are making their way to Albany to call for passage of the Reproductive Health Act and the Comprehensive Contraception Coverage Act. Andrea Miller, President of the National Institute for Reproductive Health, stopped by to discuss why the bills are needed.

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May 30, 2018: Evan Davis

Published - May 30, 2018

A new group is committed to addressing issues of corruption in New York State through its constitution. Evan Davis, senior counsel at Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton, Manager of the Committee to Reform the State Constitution, and former counsel to Governor Mario Cuomo, explained the efforts.

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May 29, 2018: Mark Dunlea and Michael Sussman

Published - May 29, 2018

The Green Party is looking to be a progressive alternative to the Democratic ticket in November. We discussed the efforts with Mark Dunlea, Green Party nominee for Comptroller, and Michael Sussman, Green Party nominee for Attorney General.

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May 29, 2018: Sandra Steingraber

Published - May 29, 2018

Activists are calling on the Department of Environmental Conservation to quash an unpopular plan to store liquefied propane in Schuyler County mines after reports that the cavern may have leaks. Sandra Steingraber, Distinguished Scholar in Residence at Ithaca College and author, explained the impact this may have on the surrounding environment.

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May 29, 2018: Chele Farley

Published - May 29, 2018

Republicans have not won a New York Senate seat since Al D’Amato in 1992. We met the Republican candidate looking to change that trend and unseat Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, Chele Farley.

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May 29, 2018: Stephanie Miner

Published - May 29, 2018

Since the 2016 election, the Democratic Party has seen some infighting between its moderate and progressive wings. We took a look at the state of the New York Democrats with Stephanie Miner, former Mayor of Syracuse and former co-chair of the New York Democratic Party.

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May 28, 2018: Best of: Connect NY Real Stories of Hope

Published - May 29, 2018

A special presentation of the final installment of our Connect NY series on poverty. Today we will share real stories of hope– taking you first to a bakery in Yonkers where the hiring policy is enables the formerly incarcerated to find a job and self-respect. And then, you’ll meet a panel of amazing guests, including Ruth Pelham who spent her professional life creating music and traveling to a low-income neighborhoods in Albany where she lessons in rhythm and resilience. Guests: Roy Reehil, Oswego County Legislator Diane Cooper-Currier, Executive Director, Oswego County Opportunities Ruth Pelham, Founder, Music Mobile Michael Kink, Executive

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May 27, 2018: Capitol Pressroom

Published - May 29, 2018

Guests: Jeff Coltin, Staff Reporter at City and State Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief for the New York Daily News Jon Campbell, reporter for the USA Today Network Dan Clark, reporter at Politifact and the Buffalo News Geoff Berman, Executive Director of the New York State Democratic Committee Michelle Hadden, Director of Government Affairs and Industry Relations

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