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'The Capitol Pressroom' with Susan Arbetter

Today on "The Capitol Pressroom":

Josh Fox, Director of “Gasland” was arrested for “unlawful entry” this week on Capitol Hill while trying to record a Congressional hearing on hydrofracking. He joins us to discuss the incident as well as his upcoming day in court.

We will discuss Fox's arrest on our reporter roundtable this week which features NY Daily News Bureau Chief Ken Lovett and the Gannett Albany Bureau's Jon Campbell. Also on the docket: JCOPE's new Executive Director; the Governor's call to arms at NYSAC, and a new disorder afflicting DEC employees tasked with scanning the thousands of hydrofracking comments that have been submitted: It’s been called many names from Envirositis to Scanning shoulder.

The Albany Times Unionhas a new Editorial Page Editor. Jay Jochnowitz is a long-time reporter and former TU Capitol Bureau Chief. I am hoping that he'll shed light on how newspapers determine which issues will be the subjects of editorials, and how the newspaper comes to its positions on those issues.

The NAACP is angry over the newly proposed redistricting maps. Dr. Hazel Dukes, President of NAACP NY wants the Governor to issue a veto. She told Gannett's Albany Bureau, “We’ll be ready to do whatever it takes to overturn this." She will share her thoughts with us on the issue.

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