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'The Capitol Pressroom' with Susan Arbetter

Tuesday, March 13, 2012 - 10:48 AM

Today on "The Capitol Pressroom":

Governor Andrew Cuomo joins us at 11:06am to discuss Tier VI and redistricting.

Assembly Majority Leader Ron Canestrari will have highlights from the Assembly's budget.

Then, how can the state & municipalities earn revenue from hydrofracking, while at the same time, paying for the costs associated with it? It’s a question that Carol Chock and Dan Barber have been trying to figure out. They are part of a working group associated with the Tompkins County Council of Governments (TCCOG), which is urging New York State to refrain from issuing gas drilling permits until "it can capture appropriate taxes and fees and allocate them to cover costs to all levels of government, based on sound policy and verifiable data." Both Chock and Barber will join us to explain.

And the New York Immigration Coalition is pushing for a New York State version of the Dream Act that would provide TAP funding to illegal immigrants attending New York State colleges and universities. Chung-Wha Hong, Executive Director of the NY Immigration Coalition and 23 year old CUNY student Yajaira Saavedra will join us.

For show archives, please visit The Capitol Bureau's website here.

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Richard stoner from Binghamton NY

I wonder why Ms. Arbetter keeps describing Binhamton as "the second largest" city in the Southern Tier. A quick google search of the three incorporated Southern Tier cities shows the following 2010 population figures:
Binghamton---47,376 in a county of 200,000
Elmira---29,200 in a county of 100,000
Ithaca---30,010 in a county of 101,000
Jamestown---29,000 in a county of 139,000

By my reckoning, Binghamton seems to the largest city in the Southern Tier.
What data does Ms. Abetter have that refutes this?

Do I dare trust her accuracy in other and more important facts? I don't think so.

Dec. 19 2013 02:17 PM
animalfan from Binghamton

Love her show....get NYS news from very informed guests and guests that are in the thick of the action and decision making

Oct. 29 2013 01:03 PM
Donald Siegel from Syracuse

I never hear Arbetter really ask tough questions, forcing people on the show to demonstrate they actually know what they are talking to. "Compared to what"?" "Give me an example that clearly shows that you talk about will happen frequently or has happened in the past frequently." "What is your source of information on this issue?"

For example, she recently let an advocate against hydrofracking off the hook when he answered, "Lots", to a question about how much radioactivity might be released

Really? What is "lots"? Compared to what?

Why no tough questions comparing and contrasting with other industry or demonstrating the plausibility, not possibility (anything is possible) so New Yorkers can get a sense of the entire issue.

Her style is the same for all issues--she comes across as tough and penetrating, but if you really listen to the questions, they more often than not are not. Rather like cable news for the most part.

Nov. 25 2012 08:41 AM
mike faycheck

Ms Arbetter,
Great series. Excellent topics, knowledgeable guests and smart questions with followup!
I love it. Keeps me a member of NPR.
Thank you.

Mike Faycheck

PS I liked Babalon 5 more than Battlestar Galactica.

Jul. 26 2012 10:02 PM

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