Dna Database

The Brian Lehrer Show

Brooke Gladstone on DHS Oversight; MTA; DNA

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Brooke Gladstone, co-host and managing editor of On The Media talks about a new program to shed light on the Department of Homeland Security (with a little help from listeners). Then, the 30 Issues in 30 Days election series continues with a look at the state of the MTA with WNYC’s Andrea Bernstein and Jim O’Grady. Plus: Emma Keller, columnist for The Guardian, and Kai Wright of Color Lines, talk about their personal exploration of DNA.


State Appears Ready to Approve Expansive DNA Database

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

The New York State Legislature appears ready to approve the DNA database bill that would collect samples from everyone convicted of a crime in the state - one of the most ambitious such projects in the U.S.

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'The Capitol Pressroom' with Susan Arbetter

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Today on "The Capitol Pressroom":

Governor Andrew Cuomo joins Susan at around 11:05.

Not everyone is a fan of the Governor's DNA Database Bill. In fact, the Innocence Project and the New York State Bar Association would like to see some significant changes. NYSBA President Vincent Doyle has the lowdown.

We may meet Senate candidate Joe Carvin who is in Albany today.

It's Farm Bureau Lobby day! FB President Dean Norton returns to the Plywood Hut to discuss Bureau priorities such as the Delinquent Property Tax Reform, why farmers’ property taxes are capped at 10% rather than 2% … and where the best farmers markets with homemade chocolate baked goods can be found on any given Tuesday in March. In walking distance of the Capitol.

Darrel Aubertine has had quite a year. The Commissioner of Ag & Markets has not only been lobbying Congress for New York's fair share of the Farm Bill, he's been helping to spearhead the massive clean-up and rebuild that been taking place since September's storms.

Investing in farms and farmland is critical to the economy of upstate New York. David Haight, the New York State Director of the American Farmland Trust reviews the work the group has accomplished over the past year, and why it sometimes faces opposition from the strangest places.

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

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