WAMC's David Guistina talks with Ken Lovett of the New York Daily News about Governor Andrew Cuomo's plan for education reform, and it's shot at the state teacher's union and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, and the state inspector general's office finalizing an investigation into the New York State Thruway Authority.
The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC's Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and University at Albany Professor and Investigative Journalist Rosemary Armao. On this week's show they talk about the SONY hacking story, fake news stories, Camille Cosby blames the media for the latest news about her husband's, and much more.
A six-year de facto moratorium defined by passionate protests, lawsuits and fierce lobbying came to a conclusion with Wednesday’s announcement by the Cuomo administration’s health and environmental conservation commissioners that they would not allow hydraulic fracturing to go forward in New York. Few people have covered the fracking wars as closely as reporter Jon Campbell, who covers the capitol for Gannett. Campbell was at the key cabinet meeting and tells WAMC’s Ian Pickus several questions about the decision remain unanswered.
Government leaders from New York are reacting to the killing of two New York City police officers, Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos. Both were shot while sitting in a patrol car in Brooklyn’s Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood.
All this week, WAMC has been reporting on what experts are calling the student loan crisis in the U.S. Authors Joel and Eric Best are have plenty in common — they are father and son and are both college professors — but their generations had vastly different experiences paying for school. And their students today face new challenges, with most borrowing to pay for ever-increasing education costs. The Bests are the authors of The Student Loan Mess: How Good Intentions Created A Trillion-Dollar Problem. Eric Best and Joel Best spoke with WAMC’s Ian Pickus.