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'The Capitol Pressroom' with Susan Arbetter

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Today on "The Capitol Pressroom":

Hydrofracking: There is reportedly an effort underway in Chenango County to develop a "pilot" gas drilling operation at Camp Pharsalia, a former prison. Is this simply the spark of an idea or something more advanced? Is this an end-run around the SGEIS process, or a valid way to test the technology in New York State? We are working on the story.

Why does the state spend 70 million dollars on remedial education for high school graduates? State University of New York Chancellor Nancy Zimpher discusses the problems that have lead to this frightening statistic she recently shared at a budget hearing: That 50% of all students who enter community college in NYS need remedial and developmental education to prepare them for a higher degree.

When it comes to creating public-private partnerships, nobody does it better than CNSE Senior Vice President and Chief Executive Officer Dr. Alain Kaloyeros. He joins me in the studio to discuss why the College of Nanoscale Science & Engineering at the University of Albany has been called a template for economic development projects like the one Governor Cuomo hopes to spark in Buffalo.

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