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Posts by Maureen McManus
Aug 28th - 9:00 pm
The Fiscal Policy Institute is out with a new report on employment in New York. And while the state is showing signs of recovery, the report shows a lot of lingering impacts of the recession. That’s especially true upstate, where unemployment in the major cities is still about nine percent. And while jobs are slowly coming back, wages are still trailing. James Parrott, FPI’s deputy director and chief economist and the author of the Status of Working New York report, explains.
Aug 28th - 9:00 pm
The Democratic primary in the race for mayor of Syracuse has become a three-way contest. And that includes activist Alfonso Davis, who also ran in 2009. He explains why he’s trying again.
Aug 28th - 9:00 pm
Thursday, fast food employees and other low-wage workers from across the country are planning a massive strike. It comes after a series of walkouts in major cities this summer, and just one day after the anniversary of the March on Washington. Workers are asking for the right to unionize and a 15 dollar an hour pay rate. Kendall Fells of Fast Food Forward explains why those are the top goals, and why the smaller strikes are already seeing results.
Aug 2nd - 8:56 pm
There are not many constants in the news industry these days. With the emergence of new technology and mobile devices, the media delivers the news and people consume it is going through drastic changes. Ira Fusfeld is one of the people who has been there through the years to witness the changing media landscape. He joined the staff of the Kingston Daily Freeman back in 1970, and rose through the ranks until he became paper’s publisher for more than 25 years. Fusfeld discusses his career.
Aug 2nd - 8:54 pm
It’s hard to believe but the start of the school year is only a few weeks away. And as kids return to the classroom, my next guest wants to see some policy changes. Former CNN anchor Campbell Brown and the Parents Transparency Project argue that it has become too difficult for districts to fire teachers accused of inappropriate or even criminal behavior. Brown explains why she got involved.
Aug 2nd - 8:52 pm
Gannett’s Jon Campbell, YNN’s Casey Bortnick, and Nick Reisman discusses Governor Cuomo’s trips to Western New York and much more.
Aug 2nd - 8:50 pm
A week ago, the state Department of Corrections and Community Supervision formally announced plans to close four prison facilities across the state. One of those facilities is Mount McGregor in Saratoga County, which lies in Senator Kathy Marchione’s district. And Marchione says the jobs provided by the prison facility are vital to the local economy. So she is demanding an action plan to make sure the community’s financial needs are met.
Jul 19th - 8:54 pm
This week Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington released a report on the worst governors in America. 18 executives made the list of various concerns about ethics, openness, and campaign finance. New York’s governor was included as one of the ones to watch not for any ethical transgressions but because of a lack of disclosure. CREW executive director Melanie Sloan explains why that raised a red flag.
Jul 19th - 8:52 pm
Nick Reisman and Casey Seiler discuss the flood relief efforts and this weekend’s whitewater rafting competition.
Jul 19th - 8:50 pm
Among the biggest contests to watch in next year’s elections will once again be the battle for control of the state senate. And the fundraising party of that race is already underway. The Democrats started with a disadvantage since they are still carrying debt from the 2010 cycle. But they did bring in nearly a million dollars during the last fundraising period. Deputy conference leader and fundraising chair Mike Gianaris discusses the fundraising.