June 2, 2017
It's hard to believe but the state legislature is scheduled to wrap up in three weeks. The vast majority of Governor Cuomo's agenda was passed in the April budget. So, what's left for lawmakers? We'll ask Jon Campbell of the USA Today Network and Ken Lovett of the Daily News at the Reporters Roundtable.
Also, there have been many contentious town halls across the country in 2017. What happens at one with a popular incumbent in a safe congressional district? We found out this week when Rep. Paul Tonko met constituents in suburban Albany.
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May 26, 2017
After eight years on the job, SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher will be stepping down in June. We have an exit interview with Zimpher where she discusses her legacy, the future, and SUNY's Excelsior Scholarship, which will provide free tuition for qualifying students, a major initiative that was passed in this year's state budget.
May 24, 2017
Dan Clark of Politifact New York goes up against David Howard King, the editor and associate publisher of The Alt. Our Empire State trivia battle features questions on Andrew Cuomo, Comptroller Tom DiNapoli, Harriet Tubman, and more.
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May 19, 2017
Linda Rosenthal, a Democrat from Manhattan, has proposed a bill that would outlaw the practice. If passed, New York State would be the first in the nation to do so. We hear from Rosenthal and an upstate veterinarian who doesn’t think the legislature should ‘insert themselves into my professional capacity.’
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May 5, 2017
After years of waiting, New Yorkers on Long Island and upstate will finally be able to take advantage of ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft as soon as this summer. The bill was passed in April's state budget and we take a deep dive into the legislation including how it may affect the traditional taxi cab industry. Also, at the Reporters Roundtable, we discuss the just-passed American Health Care Act.
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April 28, 2017
When Wall Street trader-turned-journalist Chris Arnade started his cross-country trip his focus was on chronicling addiction. Another story consistently appeared, though: Rural America's support for then-presidential candidate Donald Trump. We sit down with Arnade to discuss the people he's met and the stories he's discovered while on his 175,000 mile journey.
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April 21, 2017
The budget is finished, but how much more will the legislature accomplish before the end of session in June? Karen DeWitt of New York State Public Radio and Bill Mahoney of Politico New York help us sort out what may be priorities for lawmakers. Also, the Olympic Regional Development Authority has a new leader. Our Matt Ryan traveled to Lake Placid to interview Mike Pratt.
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April 14, 2017
Governor Andrew Cuomo goes on a post-budget victory tour of the state. The Reporter's Roundtable analyzes highlights of the newly passed state budget. Also, Chief Judge John Roberts speaks at an assembly at RPI and a recap of Congressman John Faso's town hall.