Podcast by WCNY
Podcast by WCNY
Feb. 28, 2020: Senate Agriculture Chair on vaping and ag issues
Sen. Jen Metzger (D-Rosendale), chair of the Senate Agriculture Committee, discussed the issues that she is following this session including the flavored vaping ban and the other legislation she is working on.
Feb. 28, 2020: Adult Survivors Act
Since the Child Victims Act’s look back window opened, over 1,500 civil court cases have been filed in the state. Now, advocates are pushing to pass the Adult Survivors Act which would allow adult survivors of sexual abuse to file similar cases. We spoke with the Assembly bill sponsor, Asm. Linda Rosenthal (D-Manhattan), and survivor Marissa Hoechstetter.
Feb. 28, 2020: The Great Plastic Bag Debate
With the state’s plastic bag ban set to go into effect on Sunday, we spoke with two stakeholders on the issue for a calm debate of the issue: Liz Moran, Environmental Policy Director at NYPIRG, and Mike Durant, President and CEO of the Food Industry Alliance.
Feb. 28, 2020: The City reporter Josefa Velasquez
Josefa Velasquez, Senior reporter at The City, helped us break down the news of the week that was.
Feb. 28, 2020: Poll of Long Islanders' view on marijuana legalization
Emerson College Polling was commissioned to do a poll in Long Island Senate districts to gauge support on which action New York should take on marijuana. Spencer Kimball, Director of Polling and Adjunct Professor at Emerson College, shared the data from the report.
Feb. 27, 2020: Judicial conduct in New York
How does the state’s Commission on Judicial Conduct work? The organization’s Administrator and Counsel, Robert H. Tembeckjian, stopped by to give us a primer.
We went a little long with Robert so enjoy this extended edition!