Author: Tim Williams


September 20, 2019: Climate Change in New York

Published - September 20, 2019

Climate change is no longer just a theory. New York State industries like farming, fishing and tourism are suffering because of climate change, or have had to adapt. Today we discuss how to address the issue with a panel of experts which includes: Sen. Rachel May (D-Syracuse), chair of the Legislative Commission on Rural Resources and Senate Aging Committee Mark Dunlea, Executive Director of the Green Education & Legal Fund Yvonne Chu, Member of Climate Change Awareness and Action Dr. Sandra Steingraber, Distinguished Scholar in Residence at Ithaca College

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September 19, 2019: PEF President Wayne Spence

Published - September 20, 2019

The New York State Public Employees Federation is working to negotiate a new contract. We got an update on the negotiations and how the union is faring a year after Janus when its President, Wayne Spence, stops by the Hut.

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September 19, 2019: Flavor Vape ban

Published - September 20, 2019

The Governor’s ban on the sale of flavored e-cigarettes is getting cheers from public health advocates and scorn from business owners. We’ll hear from both sides of the issue. First up, Bill Sherman, Managing Director of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, shared his organization’s views. Then, Andrew Osborne, Vice President of the New York State Vapor Association weighed in.

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September 19, 2019: Climate March

Published - September 20, 2019

Ahead of the United Nations Climate Summit on Monday, students and activists will strike for climate action on Friday. We previewed Friday’s event with two participants.

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September 19, 2019: ACE NY Conference

Published - September 20, 2019

Today, renewable energy stakeholders and proponents will be in Albany for the annual Alliance for Clean Energy Fall Summit. We discussed the state of renewables in New York State and the Summit with Joe Martens, Director of the New York Offshore Wind Alliance and former DEC Commissioner, and Lisa Dix, New York Senior Campaigns Representative for the Sierra Club.

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September 18, 2019: Bruce Gyory

Published - September 18, 2019

Bruce Gyory, senior strategist at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips and adjunct professor of political science at UAlbany, stopped over with his analysis of the recent Democratic presidential debate and whether it will have any impact on the race.

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September 18, 2019: Senate Minority Leader John Flanagan

Published - September 18, 2019

With a shifting political calendar, this coming legislative session could be the shortest New York has seen in years. Senate Minority Leader John Flanagan (R-East Northport) shared his views on that and the other issues coming from Albany.

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September 18, 2019: Working Families Party on fusion voting

Published - September 18, 2019

The public financing commission held a hearing in Albany today and some advocates are concerned that the commission will propose an end to New York’s fusion voting system. First, we heard from Karen Scharff, State Co-Chair of the Working Families Party and former Executive Director of Citizen Action of New York State, on her concerns with the committee.

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September 17, 2019: Water Quality

Published - September 17, 2019

A coalition of groups including the Natural Resources Defense Council want the Department of Health to hold public hearings on maximum contaminant levels for PFAS chemicals. We discussed the call with Anna Reade, Staff Scientist in the NRDC’s Healthy People & Thriving Communities Program.

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September 17, 2019: Albany Law’s Christine Chung

Published - September 17, 2019

If you’re confused about the competing lawsuits being filed against Purdue Pharma and the company’s bankruptcy case, you’re not alone. Albany Law School Professor Christine Chung joined us to make sense of what’s going on.

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September 17, 2019: Siena Poll

Published - September 17, 2019

Governor Cuomo is up and President Trump is down in a new Siena Poll out today. Siena College Pollster Steve Greenberg stopped by with the numbers.

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September 17, 2019: Judith Enck on plastics

Published - September 17, 2019

Former EPA Administrator Judith Enck is now tackling plastic pollution as a Senior Fellow in the Center for the Advancement of Public Action at Bennington College. Today on the show she discussed just how bad the situation is, and give us some tips on how to remove the plastic from our lives.

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September 16, 2019: Kat Sullivan

Published - September 16, 2019

The Joint Commission on Public Ethics seems to be ramping up their investigation into the actions of Kat Sullivan leading up to the passage of the Child Victims Act. Today, Kat Sullivan weighed in on the case and updated us on what she’s heard from the commission.

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September 16, 2019: Albany Times Union’s Chris Bragg

Published - September 16, 2019

The Joint Commission on Public Ethics seems to be ramping up their investigation into the actions of Kat Sullivan leading up to the passage of the Child Victims Act. Today, Chris Bragg, investigative reporter at the Albany Times Union, updated us on the latest.

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