Podcast by WCNY
Senate child care champion plots path to universal access
Feb. 03, 2023 - State Senate Children & Families Committee Chair Jabari Brisport, a Brooklyn Democrat , who recently held a hearing on the child care industry, responds to the child care proposals in the governor's executive budget and makes the case for an investment in universal child care.
State museum works to return Native American artifacts and remains
Feb. 03, 2023 - For more than three decades, museums around the country have been required - under a federal law - to return items in their collections taken from Native American burial sites. Mark Schaming, director of the state museum in Albany, provides an update on this effort in New York and discusses the time-consuming challenge of returning these artifacts
Public financing could alter election fundraising habits in New York
Feb. 03, 2023 - Candidates running for the state Assembly and state Senate in 2024 will have access to public financing, which consists of government dollars that amplify small, in-district contributions. The Brennan Center's Ian Vandewalker explains how the program will work and unpacks a report examining political contributions in the 2022 state elections.
Hochul's housing czar discusses plan to double home creation
Feb. 02, 2023 - New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal Commissioner RuthAnne Visnauskas shares details on how Gov. Kathy Hochul plans on doubling the rate of new home construction.
New York joins anti-trust lawsuit against Google
Feb. 02, 2023 - American Economic Liberties Project Director of Research Matt Stoller explains a multi-state lawsuit against the high-tech giant Google, which is accused of operating a monopoly in the digital ad marketplace.
Governor targets drivers with unreadable license plates
Feb. 02, 2023 - Streetsblog NYC Editor-in-Chief Gersh Kuntzman makes the case for a budget proposal increasing fines for obstructing license plates, a problem that has become a statewide issue as the result of his viral social media campaign.
Love the hosts skeptical questioning.
A little bit of everything
This show covers such a wide mix of state government topics. Host is also really engaging and doesn’t let guests off the hook.
Excellent show - Never miss it
Very informative and important show to be knowledgeable about NewYork politics. Host is probing and has a dry wit.