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  1. 1) Brian Shields reports on Attorney General Robert Abrams�s settlement with nation�s auto makers regarding warranty repair payments and the Lemon Law. 2) Lee Farbman reports on State Thruway Authority testing computer scanning system to scan tag in car going through toll booth. 3) Mike Fondacaro interviews local reporters on election campaign issues concerning the citizens in the Buffalo and Capital District-area. 4) Bruce Robertson reports on Margaret Buhrmaster�s challenge to Michael McNulty for election to Congress and her disapproval of campaign finance. 5) Karen Dewitt reports on State Office for Rural Affairs conference focus on state�s ethics laws applying to rural areas. 6) Alan Chartock�s commentary on claim of slander committed by Cuomo. 7) Paul Rosenthal reports on this week�s events in state government. (1)
  2. 1) Brian Shields reports on first gubernatorial debate in Syracuse between Cuomo, Rinfret, London, and Wein. 2) Alan Chartock�s commentary on first gubernatorial debate. 3) Mike Fondacaro interviews Fred Dicker on views on first debate. 4) Lee Farbman interviews Kathy Kendell, Communications professor at SUNY Albany on her views of the debate and candidate�s effectiveness in communication. 5) Mike Fondacaro interviews local reporter on election campaign issues concerning the citizens in the New York City-area. 6) Paul Rosenthal reports on this week�s events in state government. (1)
  3. 1) Brian Shields reports on results of 1990 primary elections. 2) Alan Chartock�s commentary on primary results. 3) Shields interviews Fred Dicker on primary results. 4) Lee Farbman reports on proposal that allows parents to move their kids into different school districts at public expense. 5) Bruce Robertson reports on State Department of Agriculture and Markets lack of support for organic farming but rising public support. 6) Karen Dewitt reports on national conference held in Albany aimed at improving efficiency of state governments. 7) Paul Rosenthal reports on this week�s events in state government. (1)
  4. 1) Bruce Robertson reports on Pierre Rinfret�s continued campaign for governor despite fellow Republicans request that he drop out. 2) Brian Shields reports on Rinfret�s approach to vigilante justice to stop crime in New York State. 3) Karen Dewitt reports on Herb London�s and Louis Wein�s attempt at getting support for their campaigns for governor and other races. 4) Mike Fondacaro interviews local reporters on issues citizens in the Rochester and Syracuse-area are concerned with in politics and upcoming election. 5) Dave Galletly reports on lack of knowledge of environmental bond issue and the NY Farm Bureau�s lack of support for bond issue. 6) Alan Chartock�s commentary on Rinfret�s continued campaign. 7) Paul Rosenthal reports on this week�s events in state government. (1)
  5. 1) Bruce Robertson reports on Pierre Rinfret�s problems in his campaign for governor including John Faso leaving campaign. 2) Karen Dewitt reports on Marist Poll showing Cuomo would win election for governor by a landslide, if held today. 3) Brian Shields reports on NYS Commission on Government Integrity�s final report on state falling short on preventing government abuses. 4) Lee Farbman reports on high speed rail and magnetic rail transportation possibilities in Albany. 5) Shields interviews Fred Dicker on environmental bond act promotion using public money. 6) Alan Chartock�s commentary on Rinfret�s campaign. 7) Paul Rosenthal reports on this week�s events in state government. (1)
  6. 1) Dave Galletly reports New York�s highest court voted that Manfred Ohrenstein could be prosecuted for hiring no-show workers, but could not for using state payroll to pay campaign workers. 2) Alan Chartock�s commentary on the Ohrenstein case. 3) Karen Dewitt reports on CSEA contract negotiations with the state, layoffs, and furloughs. 4) Bruce Robertson reports on NY business council�s report on public employee union�s historical contract agreements and possibility of freezing state salaries to help solve budget deficit. 5) Brian Shields interviews Lieutenant Governor Stan Lundine regarding union contract negotiations and the budget deficit. 6) Paul Rosenthal reports on this week�s events in state government. (1)
  7. 1) Dave Galletly reports on CSEA contract negotiations breaking down with the state. PEF will agree to delay paychecks by four weeks. 2) Brian Shields reports on Manfred Ohrenstein maintaining Senate Minority Leader position and other leadership positions 3) Alan Chartock�s commentary regarding Manfred Ohrenstein and his challenger for Minority Leader. 4) Bruce Robertson reports on Department of Parks and Recreations cut backs. 5) Mike Fondacaro interviews Fred Dicker regarding alleged abuses at the Martin Luther King Institute for Non-Violence. 6) Lee Farbman reports on large increase in state judiciary cases. 7) Fondacaro interviews Lieutenant Governor Stan Lundine regarding labor union contract negotiations. 8) Paul Rosenthal reports on this week�s events in state government. (1)
  8. 1) Dave Galletly reports on Cuomo�s proposal plan to decrease state budget deficit including layoffs, furloughs, and job elimination. Karen Dewitt reports on Cuomo�s proposal to cut aid to state education and hospital reimbursement bill. 2) Alan Chartock interviews Cuomo regarding his reasoning for cutting aspects of the state budget. 3) Bruce Robertson reports Assemblyman Neil Kelleher will introduce new environmental bond act legislation. 4) Lee Farbman reports on funding freeze for AIDS support and speaks with Gay Men�s Health Crisis spokesman about issue. 5) Alan Chartock�s commentary on possible NYS employee layoffs. 6) Maury Small reports on holiday activities planned at the State Plaza. 7) Paul Rosenthal reports on this week�s events in state government. (1)
  9. 1) Dave Galletly reports on further budget deficit problems and labor unions statements against further reductions to union contracts. 2) Lee Farbman reports on failure of death penalty law. 3) Karen Dewitt reports on hydroelectric power and Native American lands being overtaken by power companies looking to create hydroelectric power plants. 4) Bruce Robertson reports on fuel bill savings options for the home. 5) Alan Chartock�s commentary on New York State debt and the nation�s debt. 6) Mike Fondacaro interviews Lieutenant Governor Stan Lundine regarding the state budget estimates and a review of 1990. 6) Paul Rosenthal reports on this week�s events in state government. (1)
  10. 1) Dave Galletly reports on Louis Wein�s appeal to a judge�s decision to stop Wein�s lawsuit that kept him off the GOP primary ballot for NY Governor. 2) Galletly reports on gas price hikes and Attorney�s Generals trip to Washington to discuss unfair hikes. 3) Brian Shields reports on medical concerns for a coal powered power plant proposed for Saratoga County. 4) Beth Angler reports on reforming of convicted sex offenders. 5) Galletly reports on GOP debt and funding difficulties for Republican candidates. 6) Lee Farbman reports on group fighting the development of the Adirondack Park. 7) Paul Rosenthal reports on possible mandatory annual fee for SUNY students for health services. 8) Brian Shields and Alan Chartock�s commentary on the weekly political events. (1)
  11. 1) Dave Galletly reports on NYS budget deficit of over half billion dollars stating various reasons including war in Iraq and recession. A number of experts share their views. 2) Bruce Robertson reports on Pierre Rinfret�s continued attacks on the Republican Party. 3) Brian Shields reports on Marist poll showing Cuomo will win Governor�s race and shares other predictions of poll. 4) Lee Farbman reports on Herb London�s candidacy from a nationwide perspective. 5) Mike Fondacaro and Galletly report on Rinfret�s effects on the election. 6) Karen Dewitt reports on demonstrations in Albany to vote against incumbent politicians. 7) Fondacaro interviews local reporter on election campaign issues concerning the citizens in the Long Island-area. 8) Alan Chartock�s commentary on the upcoming election. 9) Paul Rosenthal reports on this week�s events in state government. (1)
  12. 1) Dave Galletly reports on poor report for New York State Schools in recent study. 2) Brian Shields reports on low SAT scores on students in New York State and how this may affect future teachers. 3) Lee Farbman reports on Republican gubernatorial candidate Pierre Rinfret�s stance on the problems with the economy. 4) Senator Christopher Mega is interviewed regarding the need for harsher penalties on juvenile offenders. 5) Mike Fondacaro interviews Gerald Celente about the economic impacts of war because of the Persian Gulf War. 6) Brian Shields interviews Fred Dicker regarding current campaigns for governor. 7) Alan Chartock�s commentary on possibly legalization of hemp and marijuana. (1)
  13. 1) Dave Galletly reports on the over 800 million dollars budget deficit in NYS. Alan Chartock interviews Governor Cuomo about layoffs of state workers due to deficit. 2) Mike Fondacaro interviews Hugh Johnson of First Albany Corporation regarding economic and fiscal problems of NYS. 3) Lee Farbman interviews two NYS assemblyman on where already collected taxes on defunct environmental bond act, should be spent. 4) Brian Shields interviews Fred Dicker on Manfred Ohrenstein�s position as Democratic Minority Leader in NYS Senate. 5) Mike Fondacaro interviews Michael Long, Chairman of the Conservative Party of NYS, regarding J. Patrick Barrett as Republican Party Chairman. 6) Karen Dewitt reports on NYS insurance companies� requirements on HIV test prior to approval of health insurance coverage. 7) Alan Chartock�s commentary on possible NYS employee layoffs. (1)
  14. 1) Discussion of the ICE T Highway bill for highway construction, 2) Peter Berle discusses the reintroduction of Mexican gray wolves to the Apache National Forest with Wendy Brown of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, 3) Steven Westcott talks with David Scoule about a program of environmental monitoring in the Amazon Rainforest, 4) the Earth Calendar segment has a piece on grizzly bears and black bears coming out of hibernation in Glacier National Park, 5) Steven Westcott interviews Jack Nasser about the visual appearance of cities, 6) In Talking Green Peter Berle describes the problems with pvc pipe (pre1977) discharging harmful vinyl chloride into drinking water, 7) Author David Noland reads from his essay about climbing Mount Kiliminjaro (1)
  15. 1) Federico Pena (Secretary of Energy in the Clinton Admin.) talks about the proposal to deregulate electricity and the potential impact of this on the environment, 2) Steven Westcott reports on fires in the Amazon forest in Brazil, 3) the Green Tips segments discusses how to conserve water in the use of home toilets, 4) Richard Nunnelly reads from an essay on the coming of spring in New England, 5) The Earth Calendar segment describes the migration of songbirds, 6) Peter Berle reflects on Love Canal 20 years after the discovery, 7) In Talking Green Peter Berle further discusses electric utility deregulation with Doug Long and Kevin Hartley, 8)in Ear to the Ground Linda Anderson reports on efforts to protect the prairie dog population (1)
  16. 1) Host Peter Berle talks with Congressman George Miller (D-California), Chairman of the House Resources Committee, about the Public Resources Deficit Reduction Act and efforts to reduce corporate subsidies to resource industries. 2)Peter Berle talks with David Roodman from the World Watch Institute about his paper, "Paying the Piper: Subsidies, Politics, and the Environment," and Mike Orlando and Chris Douglass from the Center for the Study of American Business at Washington University about their book, "Toward a Healthier Environment and Stronger Economy: How to Achieve Common Ground." 3) Author Don Gayton reads a passage from his book, "Landscapes of the Interior: Re-explorations of Nature and the Human Spirit." 4) In The Earth Calendar segment, Berle talks with the owners of Durand Family Ponds and Farms in Louisiana about crawfish harvesting and rice fields. 5) Thomas Lalley talks with Joseph McGonigle about the environmental impact of aquaculture. 6) Stephanie Goitchman consults with experts to answer listeners' questions about paper recycling and indoor compositing. 7) In the Then and Now segment, Thomas Lalley talks with Bill Gartner from the University of Wisconsin at Madison about pre-Columbian communities and sustainable living practices. 8) Author Gary Ferguson reads a passage about Chehalis Indian folklore from his book, "Spirits of the Wild: The World's Great Nature Tales." 9) Folk musician John Prine sings "Paradise." (1)
  17. 1) Karen Dewitt reports on debate dates set for NYS governor race. Some candidates claim debate date was set to Cuomo�s advantage. 2) Brian Shields reports on Assemblyman Jim Tedesco�s argument that lottery revenue does not go to education aid, as it should. 3) Bruce Robertson reports states receiving low-level radioactive waste from NY, as NY searches for an in-state site, do not believe NY is searching enough for an in-state site. 4) Mike Fondacaro interviews local reporters on election campaign issues concerning the citizens in the North Country-area. 5) Shields interviews Fred Dicker on timing of political debates to benefit Cuomo and Rinfret�s campaign money-making scheme. 6) Alan Chartock�s commentary on upcoming political debates. 7) Paul Rosenthal reports on this week�s events in state government. (1)
  18. 1) Karen Dewitt reports on protesters during Cuomo�s acceptance speech and Republicans winning control of the Senate. 2) Dave Galletly summarizes election results for Senate races. 3) Alan Chartock�s commentary on election results. 4) Galletly interviews Herb London regarding his close call for 2nd place in governor�s race for the Conservative Party. 5) Lee Farbman reports on Republican Party chairman, J. Patrick Barrett�s opinion on the party�s candidate choice. 6) Alan Chartock speaks with two people supporting and opposing the environmental bond act that did not pass. 7) Mike Fondacaro interviews local news reporter about news coverage of Pierre Rinfret. (1)
  19. 1) Karen Dewitt reports on public citizen's lawsuit stating the environmental bond act is being promoted using public money. 2) Lee Farbman reports on Adirondack Park residents wanting more representation on Adirondack Park Agency. 3) Mike Fondacaro interviews local reporters on election campaign issues concerning the citizens in the Binghamton and Hudson Valley-area, especially waste management. 4) Bruce Robertson reports on NYS Hospitality and Tourism Association's annual meeting discussions including reduction in support for I Love NY campaign. 5) Brian Shields interviews Fred Dicker about Pierre Rinfret's personal attacks on the press and the upcoming election. 6) Alan Chartock's commentary on Rinfret and the press. 7) Paul Rosenthal reports on this week's events in state government. (1)
  20. 1) Karen Dewitt reports that Assembly Speaker Mel Miller was indicted on felony charges regarding a real estate deal. 2) Alan Chartock discusses possible replacements for the Republican Party Chairman and Mel Miller indictment. 3) Brian Shields reports on budget reductions to educational institutions. 4) Lee Farbman reports Senator Hugh Farley is proposing $1,000 severance bonus for state workers to quit voluntarily. 5) Bruce Robertson reports on state�s four largest employee unions filing grievances against the state for contract proposals. Representatives of unions comment on state�s proposals. 6) Mike Fondacaro interviews Farm Bureau President Charles Willy regarding future of the Farm Bureau in the coming year. 7) Galletly updates on Martin Luther King Institute for Non-Violence allegations. 8) Lieutenant Governor Stan Lundine discusses key issues with Fondacaro. (1)
  21. 1) Leah Fleming discusses E-commerce and the environment with Carolyn Nunley of Consumers Union and Tom Kay, founder of Ecomall. 2) Peter Berle discusses the Keeper Springs bottled water company founded by Robert F Kennedy Jr. 3) Steven Westcott discusses the winter season with Louis Uccellini of the National Centers for Environmental Prediction. 4) Peter Berle discusses how strawberries are grown and picked. 5) Peter Berle leads a discussion on wood chip mills with Danna Smith of the Dogwood Alliance and Bob Slocum of the North Carolina Forestry Association. 5) Peter Berle speaks with George Poinar, author of Amber Forests: A Reconstruction of a Vanished World. (1)