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Sept. 18, 2014: Howie Hawkins, remembering Joe Persico

Green Party candidate for Governor Howie Hawkins was here earlier this week picking up the endorsements of both Ralph Nader and Randy Credico. We spoke with him about a whole spectrum of issues from energy development to upstate cities.

We remember Joe Persico, author, Rockefeller’s Speechwriter & advocate for war veterans. He was last here in the pressroom for a commemoration of D-Day. We revisit that interview. Persico died recently in Albany at the age of 84.

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Sept. 17, 2014: Education roundtable, Donna Williams, Heather Briccetti

A conversation about the Common Core with education stakeholders including Tim Kremer of the New York State School Boards Association and Rick Timbs of the Statewide School Finance Consortium. Original air date: Sept. 1, 2014

We catch up with Donna Williams, founder of Field-Goods, which is sort of like a CSA, but not.

The Business Council’s President and CEO Heather Briccetti previews the organization’s annual fall meeting at the Sagamore on Lake George.

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Sept. 16, 2014: Sherriff Craig Apple and Prof. Sarah Rogerson, Larry Levy, Jim Tallon

We discuss the issues facing undocumented immigrants who find themselves caught up in the web of law enforcement with Professor Sarah Rogerson of Albany Law School and Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple.

Hoftra’s Executive Dean of the National Center for Suburban Studies Larry Levy shares his thoughts on the primaries as well as this week’s presentations by the Regional Economic Development Councils.

President of the United Hospital Fund of New York, Jim Tallon discusses insurance rate hikes as well as the politics surrounding so-called Obamacare.

 

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Sept. 15, 2014: Susan Lerner, Sen. Tony Avella, Gerson Borrero, Hank Sheinkopf

When is an independent 10 person panel not an independent 10 person panel? According to Susan Lerner, Executive Director of the Common Cause/NY, it’s when legislators get to choose who’s on the panel. Lawyers for Common Cause were in court last week arguing against the language approved by the Board of Elections describing Proposition 1 on November’s ballot which deals with redistricting. She joins us to explain.

Senator Tony Avella won his primary against John Liu. Today he takes a victory lap.

Award-winning journalist, City & State columnist and political commentator for NY1 & NY1Noticias Gerson Borrero discusses C & S’ in-depth lead-up to Somos el Futuro called Road to Somos.

Political strategist Hank Sheinkopf, a Cuomo ally and consultant to the state Democratic Party on the gubernatorial race.

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‘Capitol Pressroom Weekend’ for Sept. 14, 2014

Former Democratic candidates for Governor Fordham Law Professor Zephyr Teachout & Columbia Law Professor Tim Wu.

Democratic Senate Campaign Committee Chairman Mike Gianaris, (D-Astoria)

State Senator John Bonacic (R – Monticello), chairman of the Senate Committee on Racing, Wagering and Gaming and Assemblyman Gary Pretlow, (D – Mt. Vernon) chairman of the Assembly Racing and Wagering Committee.

Republican State Senator John DeFrancisco (R – Syracuse)

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Sept. 12, 2014: Ashley Hupfl, Jimmy Vielkind, Ralph Nader, Mayor Lovely Warren, Wayne Winegarden

Winners and Losers with City and State’s Ashley Hupfl.

Reporter Roundtable featuring Ken Lovett of the NY Daily News and Jimmy Vielkind of Capital New York.

Consumer advocate and former Presidential candidate Ralph Nader on Howie Hawkins’ campaign for Governor. Nader will be in upstate New York this Sunday.

We discuss racism, Ferguson and Rochester’s new Clergy on Patrol program with Mayor Lovely Warren.

And we ask: How does New York stack up against other states when it comes to our energy grid?

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Sept. 11, 2014: Zephyr Teachout and Tim Wu, Asm. Morelle, Asm. Pretlow and Sen. Bonacic, Phillip Musegaas

Zephyr Teachout and Tim Wu reflect on their influential primary campaign.

It’s been a tough few weeks for Rochester with the death of city police officer Daryl Pierson, and then the plane crash in which long-time business leaders Larry and Jane Glazer were killed. Assembly Majority Leader Joe Morelle joins us to talk about both tragedies.

The companies interested in building casinos in New York presented proposals to the gaming commission this week. Could their success or failure be influenced by the demise of Atlantic City? Or the possibility that New Jersey may choose to build a destination casino at the Meadowlands? We will speak with both Senator John Bonacic, the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Racing, Wagering and Gaming and Assemblyman Gary Pretlow the Chairman of the Assembly Racing and Wagering Committee.

What was with the illegal construction happening at the Tappan Zee bridge recently? We will discuss the issue with Phillip Musegaas, the Hudson River Program Director at Riverkeeper.

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Sept. 10, 2014: Jefrey Pollock, Bruce Gyory, Sen. Mike Gianaris, John Cahill, Sen. DeFrancisco

Jefrey Pollock, the Cuomo campaign’s pollster joins with analysis.

The results are in. We have post-primary analysis with political strategist & UAlbany adjunct professor of Political Science Bruce Gyory of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips.

Senator Mike Gianaris, D – Astoria, Chair of the Democratic State Senate Campaign Committee joins us with a look ahead to the general election.

We check in with Republican candidate for Attorney General John Cahill.

Senator John DeFrancisco R-Syracuse Chair of the Senate Standing Committee on Finance joins us to discuss the primaries and education issues.

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Sept. 9, 2014: Sean Casey and Tom Marcelle, Randy Credico, Jeanne Zaino, Meet the Makers

Yes, the primary election is today. But under the radar, there is another very different selection process underway that you may not know about: the one to pick a jurist to sit on the New York State Court of Appeals. Who are the potential nominees? How does the selection process work? Why does it matter? Albany County attorney Tom Marcelle and Eric Mower & Associates’ Partner & Director of Public Affairs Sean Casey join us to explain.

Randy Credico, part deux.

What’s at stake in today’s primary elections? Jeanne Zaino, Ph.D. Professor, Political Science & International Studies and Iona College weighs in.

We discuss the Make Local/Buy Local movement with Christine Murphy, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of New York States of Mind; Melissa Hart, Communications Specialist at the Adirondack North Country Association; and Rand Condell, President of the Adirondack Folk School Board . We will also preview the event, “Meet the Makers of the Adirondack North Country” which takes place Sunday, Sept. 14 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. at the Adirondack Folk School. For more information visit http://newyorkstatesofmind.com.

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Sept. 8, 2014: Ed Cox, Steve Madarasz, Tom King, Sheila Kaplan

Ed Cox, Chairman of the New York State Republican Party joins us with a preview of Tuesday’s primary elections.

CSEA issued its legislative endorsements recently. Steve Madarasz will provide the details.

The New York Rifle and Pistol Association President Tom King returns with his take on the elections and the future of the NY-SAFE Act.

We will discuss the National Opt-Out Campaign with Education NY Founder Sheila Kaplan. The campaign is designed to inform parents of their rights under federal law to restrict third-party access to their children’s information.

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