Monthly Archives: June, 2018


June 29, 2018: Eyad Alkurabi

Published - June 29, 2018

This week, the Supreme Court upheld the President’s travel ban for seven countries including five that have Muslim majority populations. We had reaction to the decision from Eyad Alkurabi, Director of Projects, Action, and Activism at the Hampton Institution.

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June 29, 2018: Jim Heaney

Published - June 29, 2018

Jim Heaney, Editor and Executive Director of Investigative Post, outlined the latest reports from the organization.

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June 29, 2018: Libby Post and Sonia Ossorio

Published - June 29, 2018

The upcoming retirement of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy could impact a number of critical issues including LGBT and women’s rights. We heard from Libby Post, President of Communication Services and Founder of the Empire State Pride Agenda and Capital Women, and Sonia Ossorio, President of the New York State and City chapters of the National Organization for Women, on the potential impacts.

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June 29, 2018: Winners and Losers and Reporters

Published - June 29, 2018

Who made this week’s Winners and Losers list? Grace Segers, digital reporter at City and State, crowned them all. Then, we broke down the news of the week that was with Albany Times Union reporters Dave Lombardo and Rachel Silberstein.

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4th Annual Taste of Fame with Chefs Vivian Howard and Richard Blais

Published - June 29, 2018

WCNY’s 4th annual Taste of Fame fundraising dinner experience will feature Chef, Television Host, Cookbook Author, and Restaurateur Vivian Howard. Howard earned a coveted James Beard Award for Outstanding Personality/Host in 2016, and most recently a Daytime Emmy® for Outstanding Culinary Program in April 2018. Chef Richard Blais returns to Taste of Fame as Emcee as Vivian delights guests with stories and sensational cuisine.

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PBS Chef Vivian Howard to come to Syracuse for WCNY’s 4th annual Taste of Fame event Nov. 8, Chef Richard Blais returns as Emcee

Published - June 28, 2018

WCNY, Central New York’s flagship public broadcaster, announced its 4th annual Taste of Fame fundraising dinner experience will feature Chef, Television Host, Cookbook Author, and Restaurateur Vivian Howard. Howard earned a coveted James Beard Award for Outstanding Personality/Host in 2016, and most recently a Daytime Emmy® for Outstanding Culinary Program in April 2018. Chef Richard Blais returns to Taste of Fame as Emcee as Vivian delights guests with stories and sensational cuisine. The award-winning 4th annual Taste of Fame event takes place at 6:15 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8 at the Oncenter, 800 S. State St. Syracuse, NY 13202. Prior to

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June 28, 2018: Glenn Liebman

Published - June 28, 2018

Glenn Liebman, Chief Executive Officer at the Mental Health Association in New York State, stopped by to discuss the implementation of mental health services in New York’s schools and efforts to prevent suicide.

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June 28, 2018: Asm. Nily Rozic and Randye Retkin

Published - June 28, 2018

The Governor has signed a bill into law that would allow parents to appoint a standby guardian for their children in case of separation. We discussed the new law and its effects with Asm. Nily Rozic (D-Queens) and Randye Retkin, Director and Founder of the LegalHealth division at the New York Legal Assistance Group.

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June 28, 2018: Mark Janus and Jacob Huebert

Published - June 28, 2018

The Supreme Court’s decision in Janus v. AFSCME will have major impacts for public sector unions across the country. We heard from the lead plaintiff on the case Mark Janus and Jacob Huebert, Director of Litigation at the Liberty Justice Center and Janus’ attorney, on the decision.

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June 28, 2018: Tim Kremer

Published - June 28, 2018

We took a look back at education issues from the recently concluded legislative session with Tim Kremer, Executive Director of the New York State School Boards Association.

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June 27, 2018: Geoff Berman

Published - June 27, 2018

New York Democrats are hoping Tuesday’s primaries will lead to a blue wave election in November. We heard from the Executive Director of the New York State Democratic Party Geoff Berman on the primary results and the next steps heading into November.

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June 27, 2018: Andy Pallotta

Published - June 27, 2018

The Supreme Court handed down rulings in its remaining cases today including the critical Janus v. AFSCME which will have a major impact on public sector unions across the country. Andy Pallotta, President of New York State United Teachers, weighed in on the decision in the Janus v. AFSCME case.

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June 27, 2018: Larry Levy

Published - June 27, 2018

Larry Levy, Executive Dean at the National Center for Suburban Studies at Hofstra, shared his insights into how the primaries will impact the November elections.

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June 27, 2018: Robert Harding and Jon Campbell

Published - June 27, 2018

Tuesday was Primary Day for New York’s congressional districts. We broke down the results of the key races across New York State with Jon Campbell, Albany reporter for the USA Today Network, and Robert Harding, political reporter for the Auburn Citizen.

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June 26, 2018: Peter Iwanowicz

Published - June 26, 2018

We took a look back at environmental issues in the recently concluded legislative session with Peter Iwanowicz, Executive Director of Environmental Advocates of New York State.

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