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Feb. 18, 2016: Superintendent Ken Facin and Anna Wysocki, Julie Novkov, Harvey Rosenthal and Glenn Liebman


Hoosick Falls Superintendent Kenneth Facin and high school senior Anna Wyckoski shared their thoughts on the village water contamination.

Julie Novkov, PhD, is the Chair of the Political Science Department and a professor of Political Science and Women’s Studies at the University at Albany. She analyzed how the Justice Scalia vacancy could impact the election and why voter anger seems to be so high this cycle.

We looked at changes coming to community mental health services with Harvey Rosenthal, executive director of the New York Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services, and Glenn Liebman, the CEO of the Mental Health Association of NYS.

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients and caregivers are concerned about losing a TBI waiver under the Medicaid Redesign transition to managed care. We spoke with caregiver Adam Carangelo, whose wife suffers from a TBI.

Correction/Clarification regarding the following statement made at 06:35 on audio:

Susan Arbetter: “Let’s look at Syracuse and Honeywell and Onondaga Lake up there, Onondaga Lake. Basically, it’s one of the biggest superfund sites in the nation. Back in the ’90s the government and Honeywell which is also part of the pollution here, sort of went behind closed doors to conduct a deal under which Honeywell would clean up the lake for cheap.”

Correction/Clarification:

The final DEC/Honeywell Record of Decision was finished in the 2000’s, not the 1990’s. The settlements of 6 other separate Superfund sites next to or close by the lake were reached in the 90’s, but not the settlement for the Onondaga Lake bed itself which took place in the 2000’s.

Regarding the comment “behind closed doors”: That allegation comes from the Onondaga Nation which has stated that the final negotiated settlement was conducted in secret. Honeywell disputes that claim.

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