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Podcast by WCNY

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Episodes

New York's sports gambling bet paying off

9/23/2022
Sept. 23, 2022 - New York's framework for mobile sports wagering broke new ground when it launched earlier this year and came with big expectations - more than $500 million in annual revenue once fully mature. Legal Sports Report Managing Editor Adam Candee reviews the success of the state's big bet and how the internet sports gambling landscape might change.

Duration:00:13:59

Turning the state's fleet of vehicles green

9/23/2022
Sept. 23, 2022 - Whether as the result of a directive from the governor or legislation awaiting her signature, New York is poised to begin the long process of converting its fleet of state vehicles into zero-emission forms of transportation by 2040. Earthjustice Senior Research and Policy Analyst Alok Disa explains why the transition matters and the challenges in achieving this future.

Duration:00:24:53

Navigating the marijuana dispensary license process

9/23/2022
Sept. 23, 2022 - The Bronx Defender's Eli Northrup discusses efforts to help New Yorkers navigate the process of applying for a license to operate one of the first marijuana retail dispensaries in New York.

Duration:00:13:58

Assembly Higher Ed Chair Glick talks student debt

9/22/2022
Sept. 22, 2022 - Assembly Higher Education Committee Chair Deborah Glick, a Manhattan Democrat, discusses what New York is doing to help people afford higher education costs and navigate their student debt obligations.

Duration:00:19:28

New Yorkers brace for expensive winter heating bills

9/22/2022
Sept. 22, 2022 - With energy providers predicting dramatic heating cost increases this winter, we talked with Public Utility Law Project of New York Executive Director Laurie Wheelock about what programs are available to help low-income New Yorkers pay their energy bills.

Duration:00:13:58

State supported retirement system eyed for nonprofits

9/22/2022
Sept. 22, 2022 - In an attempt to boost the state's nonprofit workforce, Mental Health Association in New York State CEO Glenn Liebman is pushing for a study of the costs of creating a retirement system, akin to what public employees have access to, that would be accessible to workers at nonprofits.

Duration:00:09:47

Divide emerges over weapons testing in Adirondacks

9/22/2022
Sept. 22, 2022 - In the wake of a proposal this summer to test cannons in the Adirondacks, Adirondack Council Director of Communications John Sheehan explains why regulators for the park need to carefully scrutinize the proposal and makes the case for a broad ban in the region on private weapons testing.

Duration:00:12:27

Independent campaign rallies behind Lee Zeldin

9/22/2022
Sept. 21, 2022 - Congressman Lee Zeldin's gubernatorial campaign is getting reinforcements from a political action committee that is reaching out to voters on behalf of the Long Island Republican's longshot bid to unseat Democratic incumbent Kathy Hochul. New York City Council Minority Leader Joe Borelli explains the work of the Save our State NY PAC and how they hope to influence the race.

Duration:00:13:59

Engaging new Americans in local civic life

9/22/2022
Sept. 21, 2022 - New York Secretary of State Robert J. Rodriguez discusses a pilot program the state is launching to get new Americans more involved in civic life, including engaging with local government and becoming community leaders.

Duration:00:13:58

Closing the minimum wage gap

9/21/2022
Sept. 21, 2022 - One Fair Wage President Saru Jayaraman calls for an end to New York's use of the tipped minimum wage in the hospitality sector and explains how the different pay structure has disproportionately hurt women of color.

Duration:00:23:20

Next season's hot look? Fashion industry labor protections

9/20/2022
Sept. 20, 2022 - Model Alliance founder and Executive Director Sara Ziff makes the case for increasing labor protections for workers in the fashion industry and discusses the state of sexual harassment in the industry.

Duration:00:13:58

Court watcher talks SCOTUS and Court of Appeals

9/20/2022
Sept. 20 - Albany Law distinguished professor and author of the New York Court Watcher blog Vin Bonventre explains how corruption convictions connected to the "Buffalo Billion" might get dismissed by the U.S. Supreme Court and describes the interim leadership at New York's top court.

Duration:00:13:49

Legal drama over redistricting process continues

9/20/2022
Sept. 20 - We examine the ongoing legal complications with the state's redistricting results, including who will get to redraw the Assembly maps for the future, with Jeff Wice, a senior fellow and adjunct professor with the New York Law School’s Census and Redistricting Institute.

Duration:00:12:26

Heading to Albany: Growing Socialist footprint in state Senate

9/19/2022
Sept. 19, 2022 - After winning a Democratic primary this summer for a new state Senate seat in New York City, Kristen Gonzalez is poised to join the growing ranks of Democratic Socialists at the Capitol. In advance of taking office in January, we talked with the Queens activist about her decision to run, where upstate begins and much more.

Duration:00:26:13

Hasidic schools face increased state scrutiny

9/19/2022
Sept. 19, 2022 - State Senate Education Committee Chair, Shelley Mayer, a Westchester County Democrat, discusses new regulations from the state Board of Regents designed to ensure nonpublic schools, especially Hasidic yeshivas, are providing a basic education to the students they serve.

Duration:00:13:55

Using the state tax code to fight poverty

9/19/2022
Sept. 19, 2022 - New York is poised to distribute half a billion dollars in checks to low-income New Yorkers this fall, so we check in with New York University School of Law professor Daniel Hemel to consider the ramifications of this initiative and how else the state tax code could be used to address poverty in the Empire State.

Duration:00:13:57

Disclosure of police personnel records tied up in courts

9/16/2022
Sept. 16, 2022 - Bobby Hodgson, a supervising attorney at the New York Civil Liberties Union, provides an update on the implementation of the 2020 statutory change designed to make police personnel records accessible to the public

Duration:00:13:57

Capital Region ports bet on green energy supply chain

9/16/2022
Sept. 16, 2022 - Politico New York reporter Marie French highlights the vision for two Capital Region ports as part of the supply chain for offshore wind projects on Long Island and explains the challenges in realizing that future.

Duration:00:13:59

Landfill permitting process targeted for update

9/16/2022
Sept. 16, 2022 - Assemblymember John McDonald, a Capital Region Democrat, makes the case for updating New York's permitting process for landfills and discusses state regulation of industrial sites.

Duration:00:12:27

Increasing the rights of New Yorkers injured at work

9/15/2022
Sept. 15, 2022 - Sen. Andrew Gounardes, a Brooklyn Democrat, is pushing for changes to the state's workers compensation system, including a revamped definition of a complete disability and ensuring access to the court system for injured New Yorkers.

Duration:00:13:56