Jessica Bloustein Marshall http://wamc.org en The Legislative Gazette #1432 http://wamc.org/post/legislative-gazette-1432 <p>(Airs 8/8/14) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and Politics. On this week’s Gazette: &nbsp;Governor Andrew Cuomo is tapping his campaign war chest to pay for a criminal defense lawyer after U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said his office is looking into possible obstruction of justice or witness tampering in the activities of the Moreland Commission. Our political observer Alan Chartock weighs in on how these developments might affect November’s election. And, we’ll take a look at a unique new state law enforcement training program.</p> Sat, 09 Aug 2014 02:00:00 +0000 Jessica Bloustein Marshall 96569 at http://wamc.org Major General, Albany Native And RPI Grad, Killed In Afganistan http://wamc.org/post/major-general-albany-native-and-rpi-grad-killed-afganistan <p>The Department of Defense confirmed the death of Major General Harold Greene, killed yesterday in Kabul after an apparent member of the Afghan security forces turned on him. Major General Green was born in Albany and is a graduate of RPI. He was commissioned in 1980 after graduation. He served as an Army engineer and rose to the rank of two-star general. An investigation into the circumstances surrounding his death will be undertaken. His remains will be sent back to the United States, although the timing of that flight is still undetermined.&nbsp; Wed, 06 Aug 2014 11:32:53 +0000 Jessica Bloustein Marshall 96451 at http://wamc.org Technology: Albany Med Among "Most Wired" Hospitals In Nation http://wamc.org/post/technology-albany-med-among-most-wired-hospitals-nation <p><a href="http://www.amc.edu/">Albany Medical Center</a> was recently named one of the Most Wired Hospitals in the nation, according to Hospitals and Health Networks. It is one of 375 hospitals in the United States to receive the designation, which is awarded based on an annual survey of hospitals’ use of technology with regard to clinical patient safety and other areas of hospital management. As part of our regular look at technology in our region, WAMC’s Jessica Bloustein Marshall spoke with Albany Medical Center’s Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer, George Hickman. Sun, 20 Jul 2014 16:40:00 +0000 Jessica Bloustein Marshall 95177 at http://wamc.org Technology: Albany Med Among "Most Wired" Hospitals In Nation Confirmed EF2 Tornado Kills 4, Damages Homes In Central New York http://wamc.org/post/confirmed-ef2-tornado-kills-4-damages-homes-central-new-york <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The National Weather Service has confirmed that a tornado destroyed homes and property in central New York, and killed four people.</p><p>Violent winds Tuesday clocked in at least 100 miles per hour in the Madison county town of Smithfield, between Syracuse and Utica, according to National Weather Service meteorologist Barbara Watson.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">"It's going to be at least an </span>EF2<span style="line-height: 1.5;">," Watson said.&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 19:30:00 +0000 Jessica Bloustein Marshall 94463 at http://wamc.org Confirmed EF2 Tornado Kills 4, Damages Homes In Central New York National Weather Service Says Severe Weather To Continue In Northeast http://wamc.org/post/national-weather-service-says-severe-weather-continue-northeast <p></p><p>There are reports of fatalities in the wake of a line of storms, including a confirmed EF2 tornado, that moved through western and central New York Tuesday night, bringing heavy rain and strong winds that knocked down trees, power lines and several buildings.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 16:14:08 +0000 Jessica Bloustein Marshall 94430 at http://wamc.org National Weather Service Says Severe Weather To Continue In Northeast Work Starts On Pedestrian Bridge Over Mohawk River http://wamc.org/post/work-starts-pedestrian-bridge-over-mohawk-river <p style="margin-bottom: 13px; padding: 0px; border: 0px none; font-size: 16px; vertical-align: baseline; outline: none 0px; line-height: 24px;" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2005/Atom" xmlns:apcm="http://ap.org/schemas/03/2005/apcm" xmlns:apnm="http://ap.org/schemas/03/2005/apnm" xmlns:o="http://w3.org/ns/odrl/2/">(AP) Work is beginning on a new pedestrian bridge over the Mohawk River in&nbsp;Amsterdam.</p> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 17:47:27 +0000 Jessica Bloustein Marshall 91845 at http://wamc.org Oneida County Unions Back Rep. Richard Hanna In Primary http://wamc.org/post/oneida-county-unions-back-rep-richard-hanna-primary <p style="line-height: 18pt; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(54, 54, 54); font-family: Georgia, serif; line-height: 18pt;">Two of the largest employee unions in New York’s Oneida County have endorsed U.S. Rep. Mon, 02 Jun 2014 19:45:42 +0000 Jessica Bloustein Marshall 91785 at http://wamc.org The Legislative Gazette #1419 http://wamc.org/post/legislative-gazette-1419 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: New York’s Lieutenant Governor announces he’s not running for re-election, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the newly contested race for state comptroller, and we’ll take a look at the first round of heroin antidote drug kits distributed around the state. Jessica Bloustein Marshall hosts.</p> Sat, 10 May 2014 02:00:00 +0000 Jessica Bloustein Marshall 90034 at http://wamc.org The Legislative Gazette #1352 http://wamc.org/post/legislative-gazette-1352 <p></p> Sat, 28 Dec 2013 03:00:00 +0000 Jessica Bloustein Marshall 80745 at http://wamc.org The Legislative Gazette #1352 Mayor-Elect, City Leaders Call For Verizon FIOS In Albany http://wamc.org/post/mayor-elect-city-leaders-call-verizon-fios-albany <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The city of Albany has FIOS-envy.</p><p>"When you think about the opportunity that is presented by FIOS, by this phenomenal product that’s been developed by Verizon," Albany Mayor-Elect Kathy Sheehan says. "And you look at where Albany is at this point in history, we are really poised to be an ideal place for Verizon to make this investment."</p> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 22:03:32 +0000 Jessica Bloustein Marshall 78765 at http://wamc.org Mayor-Elect, City Leaders Call For Verizon FIOS In Albany