Upstate New York

The Brian Lehrer Show

The Borscht Belt's Past and Future

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

The Borscht Belt in Sullivan County was once home to over 500 thriving hotels, but it's glory days are long gone. What will a new casino mean to this area of the Catskills? 

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NY Says Yes to Casinos, No to Fracking

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

There were two major announcements form Albany Wednesday, and both affect the state economy.



Cuomo Digs In Against de Blasio's Pre-K Tax

Sunday, February 16, 2014

The governor's latest line of attack marks a new phase in his assault on Mayor de Blasio's push to tax wealthy city residents to fund pre-k. And Cuomo appears to have the upper hand.

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GOP Leaders Rip Obama Ahead of Upstate Visit

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Top state and national Republican leaders hammered President Barack Obama on Wednesday and questioned his motives for a planned bus tour of upstate New York to discuss access to higher education that begins in Buffalo on Thursday.



Some Upstate Quality Time for Cuomo

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Governor Andrew Cuomo’s name is frequently mentioned as a possible Presidential contender in 2016, that is, if former First Lady and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton doesn’t run.


The Leonard Lopate Show

Chasing a Dream: Richard Russo Discusses His Memoir, Elsewhere

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

"I was giving up something secure for something that, to her mind, was a dream." Richard Russo discusses his memoir Elsewhere, his path toward becoming a Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist, and his lifelong bond with his spirited mother.  


The Brian Lehrer Show

Following Up: Hydrofracking's Popularity in the Marcellus Region

Friday, October 05, 2012

Jonathon Campbell, correspondent for the Gannett Albany Bureau, which includes papers in Binghamton, Ithaca and Elmira and Poughkeepsie, Westchester and Rochester, follows up on a listener comment that not everyone in the Southern Tier of New York State supports hydrofracking despite its economic promise.

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The Empire

Happy Valentines Day--from upstate, to upstate!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

From our friends at the Innovation Trail upstate--a love letter from upstate New York to itself to New York City, so we here can also fall in love with the grand beauty that is 90 percent or so of the state we call home.

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In Upstate NY, Gas Drilling Debate Gets Local

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Throughout upstate New York, town boards are debating its merits and some are deciding to use zoning to ban fracking locally. And as the debate heats up, it is pitting neighbor against neighbor: landowners who want gas leases against environmentalists and others who fear fracking.

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Studio 360

Mud Show

Saturday, August 27, 2005

The Kelly Miller Circus is one of the last "mud shows," setting up in small towns and breaking down the same night. North Country Public Radio's Gregory Warner visited the circus in Arcade, New York. He found a unique version of family-friendly raunch, and a big grudge against Cirque du ...