Author: Tim Williams


November 4, 2019: Best of: Robert Spitzer on gun control

Published - November 6, 2019

New York’s rad flag law has been in effect for some time now. When the law first went into effect, we discussed how the law will impact New Yorkers with Robert Spitzer, Distinguished Service Professor and Chair of the Political Science Department at SUNY Cortland, and we got an update on New York’s challenge to the NRA’s carry guard insurance as well.

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October 31, 2019: Best of: Richard Brodsky

Published - November 6, 2019

Richard Brodsky, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Public Policy at the NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service and former Assemblyman, is back with his insights on the Albany political sphere. (originally aired 10/21/19)

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October 31, 2019: Best of: Hoosick Falls Drinking Water

Published - November 6, 2019

Saint-Gobain and Honeywell have released their state mandated report on a potential new drinking water source for the Village of Hoosick Falls after the PFOA crisis. We spoke with the village’s Mayor Rob Allen and former EPA Region 2 Administrator Judith Enck, Senior Fellow in the Center for the Advancement of Public Action and Senior Advisor at the Institute for Governance and Sustainable Development at Bennington College, on the report’s findings. (originally aired 10/21/19)

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October 31, 2019: Best of: Brava

Published - November 6, 2019

The YWCA of the Greater Capitol Region is holding their fifth annual Brava fundraiser on November 8th. The event raises funds to purchase bras for local women who have been displaced. Author Marion Roach Smith previewed the event. (originally aired 10/21/19)

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October 31, 2019: Best of: Sen. Liz Krueger

Published - November 6, 2019

We caught up with the chair of the Senate Finance Committee, Sen. Liz Krueger (D-Manhattan) on the issues she’s tracking while the Senate is away from Albany. (originally aired 10/23/19)

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October 30, 2019: Best of: John DeFrancisco

Published - November 6, 2019

John DeFrancisco served in the New York State Senate for two and a half decades. Now, the former Senate Deputy Majority Leader takes a look back at his career in the legislature and working with five different Governors in a new book, Never Say Never: Adventures in NY Politics. The former Senate Deputy Leader joined us to talk about what he accomplished and what was left on the table. (originally aired 10/9/19)

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October 30, 2019: Best of: The Education of Brett Kavanaugh

Published - November 6, 2019

A new book from New York Times reporters Kate Kelly and Robin Pogrebin entitled, The Education of Brett Kavanaugh, takes an investigatory look at the path that led Brett Kavanaugh to highest court in the land. We discussed the book and more with one of the authors, Robin Pogrebin. (originally aired 9/26/19)

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October 29, 2019: Best of: Protecting the Finger Lakes

Published - November 6, 2019

What more can be done to preserve the water quality of the Finger Lakes? Andy Zepp, Executive Director of the Finger Lakes Land Trust, stopped by to share his insights and the projects his organization is working on. (Originally aired 10/10/19)

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October 29, 2019: Best of: Sen. Shelley Mayer

Published - November 6, 2019

Education funding is perennially one of the biggest funding battles during budget negotiations. How can the state better respond to the funding needs of school districts? We previewed the series of roundtable discussions on the issue with the chair of the Senate Education Committee, Sen. Shelley Mayer (D-Yonkers). (Originally aired 10/10/19)

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October 29, 2019: Best of: IJC Lawsuit

Published - November 6, 2019

Earlier this month, the Governor announced the state will sue the International Joint Commission over the flooding that has occurred along the shores of Lake Ontario. We got an update on the case and other legal cases impacting New York from the New York Law Journal’s Dan Clark. (Originally aired 10/10/19)

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October 29, 2019: Best of: Sen. Kevin Parker

Published - November 6, 2019

The Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act will have major impacts on the way the state receives its energy. We discussed the pressing energy issues with the chair of the Senate Energy Committee, Sen. Kevin Parker (D-Brooklyn). (Originally aired 10/10/19)

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October 28, 2019: Best of: Environmental scorecard

Published - November 6, 2019

Which legislator received this year’s EPL/Environmental Advocates Oil Slick Award? Peter Iwanowicz, Executive Director of EPL/Environmental Advocates, shared who received the dubious honor and other highlights from the organization’s environmental scorecard. (originally aired 10/8/19)

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October 28, 2019: Best of: LGBTQ+ SCOTUS Cases

Published - November 6, 2019

The Supreme Court will hear arguments in major LGBTQ+ legal cases. Ethan Rice, Senior Attorney at Lambda Legal’s Fair Courts Project, filled us in on the impacts these cases can have on sexual orientation and gender identity protections. (originally aired 10/8/19)

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October 28, 2019: Best of: Economic development programs

Published - November 6, 2019

Semiconductor manufacturer, Cree, is developing a new plant in Utica with the help of a state grant. Nathan Jensen, Professor of Government at the University of Texas-Austin and co-author of the book, Incentives to Pander, analyzed the deal and its cost per job. (originally aired 10/8/19)

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October 25, 2019: Reporters

Published - October 25, 2019

Dan Clark, reporter at the New York Law Journal, and Anna Gronewold, Politico NY reporter, broke down the news of the week that was.

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