Author: Tim Williams



November 8, 2019: Former Governor George Pataki

Published - November 8, 2019

Twenty-five years ago, a first-term State Senator shocked the New York political world by beating Mario Cuomo in that year’s gubernatorial contest. Former Governor George Pataki joined guest hosts Jon Campbell and Joe Spector to discuss the campaign that led him to the Governor’s Mansion and his time in office.

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November 7, 2019: Monroe County District Attorney Sandra Doorley

Published - November 7, 2019

Even though major Democratic campaign donor, George Soros, spent 800,000 dollars to flip the Monroe County District Attorney seat, Republican incumbent Sandra Doorley was reelected. Doorley joined Jon and Joe to discuss the results and what she plans to accomplish in her next term.

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November 7, 2019: Sen. Michael Gianaris

Published - November 7, 2019

How do the 2019 results impact the state of the 2020 elections? We asked that of the chair of the Senate Democratic Campaign Committee and Deputy Senate Majority Leader Michael Gianaris (D-Queens).

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November 7, 2019: NY GOP Chair Nick Langworthy

Published - November 7, 2019

While the GOP was with a loss in the Monroe County Executive race, New York State Republican Party Chairman Nick Langworthy saw Tuesday’s elections as the beginning of the party’s comeback in the state. We heard from the Chairman on his efforts to rebuild the Grand Old Party.

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November 7, 2019: Sen. Kevin Parker

Published - November 7, 2019

Currently, New Yorkers serving time in the state’s correctional system do not have the right to vote. A new bill proposed by Sen. Kevin Parker (D-Brooklyn), aims to restore their suffrage. The Senator explained how the bill would work as well as his paying college athletes bill.

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November 6, 2019: Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro

Published - November 6, 2019

Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro did not follow in the footsteps of his predecessor, Rob Astorino, as GOP gubernatorial nominee and secured another term in the County Executive’s office. The County Executive shared what he has coming up in this term and more.

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November 6, 2019: Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz

Published - November 6, 2019

A lot of attention was directed towards the race for Erie County Executive which was seen as a bellwether for the upcoming 2020 elections. We heard from the reelected County Executive, Democrat Mark Poloncarz, on his priorities for his third term in office.

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November 6, 2019: Senator-elect George Borrello

Published - November 6, 2019

There was one special state legislative race last night to fill the vacancy in Cathy Young’s former district. We spoke with County Executive George Borrello (R-Chautauqua), who has a new title, Senator-elect.

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November 6, 2019: Guest Hosts Joe Spector and Jon Campbell

Published - November 6, 2019

New Yorkers went to the polls on Tuesday to make their voices heard on the county and local levels. We broke down the news from Election Day with guest hosts Joe Spector, New York State Editor for the USA Today Network, and Jon Campbell, statehouse reporter for the USA Today Network.

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November 5, 2019: Connect NY: The First 1000 Days

Published - November 6, 2019

There are key moments in a child’s development that act as the foundation for all future learning, behavior and health. Stress during this short window of time could lead to negative outcomes including developmental delays and even adult heart disease. What makes this moment in a child’s life so critical? We’ll ask that question and more of our panel which includes: Jasmine Gripper, Legislative Director for the Alliance for Quality Education Dede Hill, Director of Policy at the Schuyler Center for Analysis & Advocacy Dr. Jeff Kaczorowski, Professor and Vice Chair of Pediatrics, University of Rochester and Senior Advisor for

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November 4, 2019: Best of: Binghamton Councilman Dan Livingston

Published - November 6, 2019

The Binghamton-Johnson City Joint Sewage Treatment Plant has experienced some trying times over the last 10 years. Now, Mayor Rich David (R-Binghamton) is looking to rebuild and privatize the management of the facility. We’ll hear from Binghamton City Councilmember Dan Livingston (D-2nd District), who shared his concerns about the project. (originally aired 8/27/19)

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November 4, 2019: Best of: Red flag law

Published - November 6, 2019

Steve Felano, civil rights activist with 2AWNY.com, weighed in on new Red Flag Law and the state’s lawsuit challenging the NRA’s carry guard insurance. (originally aired 8/27/19)

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