|LCA radio show for Wednesday, November 20, 2018: Arbetter has Elia, Dunlea, repeat segments on Syracuse lead poisoning and anti-Jewish violence.|
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Today on "The Capitol Pressroom" with Susan Arbetter:
The State Board of Education released new guidelines on Tuesday regarding religious and non-public schools. We’ll discuss the new guidelines with the Commissioner of Education, MaryEllen Elia.
Candidates across the country like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ran and won on a “Green New Deal” platform. Will this help propel the proposal to passage? We’ll ask Mark Dunlea, Chair of the Green Education and Legal Fund of New York State and former Green Party Comptroller nominee, when he stops by.
A 2017 study found that more than 11 percent of children in Syracuse had an elevated level of lead in their system. We’ll discuss the issue and the effort to reduce the harm caused by lead poisoning with Peter Dunn, President and CEO of the Central New York Community Foundation. (originally aired 10/29/18)
How has divisive political rhetoric led to the recent violence we’ve seen? We’ll take a deep dive into the issue with Dr. Stephen Berk, Henry and Sally Schaffer Professor of Holocaust and Jewish Studies at Union College. (originally aired 10/29/18)
Tuesday 11/20/18 show: Municipal leaders gathered in Albany yesterday to call for more aid to relieve some of the fiscal challenges they are facing. We’ll discuss the call for more funding with Mayor Kathy Sheehan (D-Albany) and Mayor Rich David (R-Binghamton).
Democrat George Latimer is nearing the end of his first year as Westchester County Executive. We’ll check in with the County Executive on the recent Democratic gains in a traditionally Republican area.
The incentive package to bring Amazon to New York City is facing a high level of scrutiny. We’ll break down the deal with Nathan Jensen, Professor of Government at the University of Texas-Austin and co-author of “Incentives to Pander”.
Bruce Gyory, senior strategist at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips and adjunct professor of political science at UAlbany, will share his insights on the unsung heroes of the midterm elections.
Monday 11/19/18 show: Last week, District Attorney David Soares (D-Albany County) announced that his office will not prosecute cases solely on possession of less than two ounces of marijuana. The District Attorney will explain why his office is going in this new direction and the effects it will have.
Josefa Velasquez, Capitol Pressroom contributor and campaign finance reporter at Sludge, will share her insights and reporting on the astounding amount of money spent on this month’s midterms.
For the first time in a decade, Democrats will have control of the legislature and the Governor’s office. What are the legislative priorities of New York’s environmental activists with a new State Senate? We’ll discuss it with William Cooke, Director of Government Relations at the Citizens Campaign for the Environment, Jessica Ottney Mahar, Policy Director for The Nature Conservancy, and Peter Iwanowicz, Executive Director of Environmental Advocates of New York.
Listen live at 11 a.m.: http://www.wcny.org/radio/capitolpressroom/
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