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Sept. 8, 2015: Robert Lowry, Joanie Mahoney and Tom Bryant

To the cheers of parents and the groans of kids, most school doors open this week. Robert Lowry, the Deputy Director of the New York State Council of School Superintendents looks at some back-to-school issues, like opt-outs and the governor’s new education commission on the Common Core Standards. 

We speak with Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney about a $50 million proposal to redesign the New York State Fairgrounds. Gov. Cuomo wants the grounds to be used year-round.

Tom Bryant, a volunteer with the Farmer Veteran Coalition, explains grant programs that help returning veterans expand their farms and skills.

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