Video – Interviews

Full Show – 8.29.14

Reports on gubernatorial campaign strategies and a look at Elise Stefanik’s campaign for the 21st Congressional district. Plus interviews with Assemblyman Peter Lopez, Attorney Douglas Walter Drazen, Doctor Steven Leibo of the Sage Colleges, and our Reporter Roundtable.

Watch Here >> (TWC ID required)

U.K. Ups Terror Threat Level to “Severe”

President Obama is looking at different options for fighting the Islamic State terrorist groups that’s gaining strength in the Middle East. The U.S. is already conducting air strikes against ISIS targets in northern Iraq, but those do not seem to be enough to stop the militants, who killed an American journalist earlier this month. Meanwhile U-K prime minister David Cameron announced today that his country is raising its terror threat level to severe in response to events in Iraq and Syria. Dr. Steven Leibo from the Sage Colleges was here to discuss.
Watch Here >> (TWC ID required)

Reporter Roundtable – 08.29.14

The Governor’s campaign was silent this week on our invitation to a debate. The deadline to respond to that invitation has since passed. Meanwhile, his primary opponent Zephyr Teachout and her running mate Tim Wu have covered some major ground regarding endorsements and a statewide tour. Also – where in the world is Rob Astorino? Capital New York’s Scott Waldman, Gannett’s John Campbell, and our own Nick Reisman were on to discuss.
Watch Here >> (TWC ID required)

Despite Legal Challenges, Denver Jones Likely On Primary Ballot

It appears that State Senator Tom Libous will more than likely be facing a primary opponent come September. A court decision out of Albany this week validated hundreds of signatures to put challenger Denver Jones on the ballot against the long-time senator. That reversed a decision earlier this month that ruled those signatures invalid because of residency issues. Douglas Walter Drazen is the attorney for Denver Jones. He was on to talk about the legal battle.
Watch Here >> (TWC ID required)

Three Years After Irene, Work Still to Be Done

While we’ve seen sunshine and clear skies the past few days in eastern New York, the scene was much different three years ago. This week marked the three-year anniversary since Hurricane Irene swept through the state, leaving damage that’s still being dealt with today. Among the areas hit hardest were the Hudson Valley and parts of the Capital Region. Assemblyman Peter Lopez represents parts of those regions, and was on to talk more about the three-year mark of the natural disaster.
Watch Here >> (TWC ID required)

Full Show – 08.28.14

With less than two weeks left until Primary Day, Zephyr Teachout and Tim Wu continue their statewide “Whistleblower Tour”, including a stop in the Capital City. Meanwhile, Congressional candidates are looking past primary day into the general election. Plus, interviews with NY-25 candidate Republican Mark Assini, organizers of the “Vote Your Dreams” rally, and Josie Duffy from the Center for Popular Democracy.
Watch Here >> (TWC ID required)

Labor And Religion Organizations: Vote Your Dreams

Thursday marked the 51st anniversary of the March on Washington. And in honor of the occasion, civil rights groups have been hosting “Moral Week of Action” events around the country. Here in Albany, representatives from labor and religious organizations rallied at the capitol to encourage others to quote “Vote Your Dreams.” Sara Niccoli, Executive Director of the Labor-Religion Coalition, Paul Pecorale from NYSUT and, the Reverand Doctor Paula Gravelle, Executive Director of the NYS Council of Shurches, joined us to explain.

Watch Here >> (TWC ID required)

Candidate Conversation: Mark Assini

Mark Assini is focusing on transportation as he tries to unseat Congresswoman Louise Slaughter in the 25th congressional district. He’s attacking her focus on high speed rail, and calling for an end to the fighting in the house. Assini joined us to talk more about his campaign.

Watch Here >> (TWC ID required)

Other Side To Controversial Scaffold Law Report

Last week, we had a guest on the show to defend the Lawsuit Reform Alliance’s involvement in a report on New York’s Scaffold Law. Tom Stebbins said they did not influence the report to make it more anti-scaffold. But not eveyrone agrees. Josie Duffy, staff Attorney for the Center for Popular Democracy, joined us to discuss.

Watch Here >> (TWC ID required)

Full Show – 8.27.14

Reaction to the New York Times non-endorsement in the Democratic primary for governor and part three of our series Fight For the House, which followed Rep. Chris Gibson. Plus interviews with Congresswoman Louise Slaughter, congressional candidate Jim Fischer, League of Conservation Voters’ Marcia Bystryn and Assemblyman Michael Kearns.

Watch Here >> (TWC ID required)