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Politics
3:00 pm
Thu May 8, 2014

The Capitol Connection #1419

Ken Lovett

Host Alan Chartock is joined by Ken Lovett, Albany bureau chief for the New York Daily News. They discuss the end of the Moreland Commission, corruption in government, and Joe Bruno’s second trial.

Politics
10:30 pm
Fri February 8, 2013

The Capitol Connection #1306

Sen. Tkaczyk
Credit Cecilia Tkaczyk

Host Alan Chartock is joined by New York State Senator Cecilia Tkaczyk, a Democrat and the newest member of the Senate. They discuss Tkaczyk’s victory, hydrofracking, and women’s health.

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Politics
10:30 pm
Fri January 25, 2013

The Capitol Connection #1304

LG Robert Duffy

Host Alan Chartock is joined by New York Lieutenant Governor Robert Duffy, the former mayor and police chief of Rochester. They discuss the executive budget, hydrofracking, and mandate relief.

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Politics
11:03 am
Thu January 24, 2013

Duffy stands by Miner comments

LG Duffy

The day after an intraparty war of words between Syracuse mayor Stephanie Miner — co-chair of the state Democratic party — and New York Lieutenant Governor Robert Duffy about Governor Cuomo’s budget and how it handles floundering localities, Duffy says he sticks by comments. Duffy spoke on WAMC’s Capitol Connection program.

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Politics
10:30 pm
Fri January 18, 2013

The Capitol Connection #1303

Comptroller DiNapoli
Credit Courtesy NYS OSC

Host Alan Chartock is joined by New York state Comptroller Tom DiNapoli, a Democrat who has held office since 2007 after two decades in the Assembly. They discuss firearm investments in the state pension fund, political spending by corporations, and the Tappan Zee project.

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Politics
10:30 pm
Fri November 2, 2012

The Capitol Connection #1244

Ben Lawsky

Host Alan Chartock is joined by Benjamin Lawsky, New York’s Superintendent of Financial Services, Benjamin Lawsky. The first to hold the position, Lawsky supervises insurance companies, banks, and other financial services entities. He was previously Governor Cuomo’s Chief of Staff and began his career as Chief Counsel to U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer on the Senate Judiciary Committee. They discuss Hurricane Sandy, Wall Street oversight, and foreclosures.

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Elections
10:30 pm
Thu October 4, 2012

The Capitol Connection #1240

Ken Lovett

Host Alan Chartock is joined by Ken Lovett, Albany bureau chief and columnist for the New York Daily News. They discuss the future of the New York state Senate, the 2012 elections, and Governor Cuomo’s management style.

Elections
10:33 pm
Fri September 14, 2012

The Capitol Connection #1237

Wendy Long

Host Alan Chartock is joined by Wendy Long, the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate running against incumbent Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand. They discuss her criticisms of New York’s junior Senator, her chances of winning the race, and her take on U.S. policy in the Middle East.

Capitol Connection
4:18 am
Sat March 31, 2012

The Capitol Connection #1213

Dan Cantor

Host Alan Chartock is joined by Dan Cantor, executive director of the Working Families Party. They discuss the budget, redistricting, and campaign finance reform.

Capitol Connection
1:20 am
Sat March 24, 2012

The Capitol Connection #1212

Host Alan Chartock is joined by New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli. They discuss the budget, Tier VI retirement discussions, redistricting, and ethics in the Comptroller's office.