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January 13, 2022 00:27:26
#2202: Albany Bureau Chief for Newsday Yancey Roy | The Capitol Connection

#2202: Albany Bureau Chief for Newsday Yancey Roy | The Capitol Connection

WAMC’s Alan Chartock speaks with Yancey Roy, Albany Bureau Chief for Newsday. Photo courtesy of Yancey Roy. ...

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January 06, 2022 00:27:27
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#2201: NYPIRG Executive Director Blair Horner | The Capitol Connection

WAMC’s Alan Chartock speaks with Blair Horner, Executive Director of the New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG). Photo courtesy of NYPIRG. ...

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December 30, 2021 00:27:29
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#2153: Key moments in New York state politics in 2021 | The Capitol Connection

WAMC’s Alan Chartock is joined by WAMC’s News Director Ian Pickus to listen back to the key moments in New York state politics in 2021. Photo courtesy of Flickr/Wadester16. ...

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December 23, 2021 00:27:30
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#2152: Albany County District Attorney David Soares | The Capitol Connection

WAMC’s Alan Chartock speaks with Albany County District Attorney David Soares. ...

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December 16, 2021 00:27:30
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#2151: NYS Assemblyman Richard Gottfried | The Capitol Connection

This week, WAMC’s Alan Chartock speaks with New York State Assemblyman Richard Gottfried. The dean of the New York state Assembly is retiring after 52 years. Gottfried, a Manhattan Democrat from the 75th district, says his run as the longest-serving lawmaker in state history will conclude at the end of his 26th term next year. Elected at age 23, he is now 74. A champion for progressive causes, Gottfried has long served as the powerful chair of the Health Committee. He says he is retiring from a career “while I’m still loving it.” In recent months, Gottfried clashed with the Cuomo administration over COVID-19 deaths in nursing homes. “I think the problems that I’ve had and that I think New Yorkers have had with the Health Department, I think are the responsibility of the governor.” In a statement, Governor Kathy Hochul says the impact of the laws Gottfried “authored and of his leadership will be felt by New Yorkers for generations.” Photo courtesy of Richard Gottfried. ...

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December 09, 2021 00:27:29
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#2150: NYS Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli | The Capitol Connection

WAMC’s Alan Chartock speaks with New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli about the state’s fiscal condition, pension fund, climate investment, and more. Photo courtesy of the NYS Comptroller’s office. ...

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