ethics

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Tue March 17, 2015

3/17/15 Panel

  The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, Times Union Associate Editor Mike Spain and NYPIRG Legislative Director Blair Horner.

Schedule topics include: Netanyahu on Palestinian State; US Oil Low; Schneiderman on Ethics; Putin Reappears; Iran on GOP Letter; Durst Charged with Murder.

New York News
6:06 pm
Thu March 12, 2015

Reform Group Says Ethics Changes Not Enough

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says he wants ethics reform as part of the budget or he’ll hold up the state’s spending plan, while legislators say they want to negotiate the issue separately. Government reform groups say the key issue is that the reforms be real. 

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The Roundtable
9:00 am
Mon February 23, 2015

2/23/15 Panel

  The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, SUNY at Albany journalism professor and investigative journalist, Rosemary Armao, and political consultant, Libby Post.

Topics include: Keystone Vote, Scott Walker, Rudy Giuliani, Mall Terror?, Oscars winners, and Cuomo on ethics.

Commentary & Opinion
3:52 pm
Mon February 9, 2015

Blair Horner: Ethics Reform Redux


In the old “Peanuts” cartoon, Lucy holds the football for Charlie Brown and assures him that this time she really means it, she will hold the football and not pull it away.  So he should charge and kick the football.  And every year – despite having previously seen her pull the ball away at the last minute – Charlie believes her.

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New England News
12:31 pm
Wed February 4, 2015

Hampshire College To Launch Ethics Project

   Hampshire College has been awarded a five-year $2 million grant from a private family foundation to launch a new project on ethical engagement and leadership.  The Leadership and Ethical Engagement Project ( LEEP) will be a resource for local institutions and organizations with core operating principles that focus on the common good.  WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Hampshire College Dean of Curriculum and Assessment Laura Wenk.

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New York News
4:13 pm
Mon February 2, 2015

Cuomo Says He'll Hold Up The Budget Over Reforming Legislature

Credit Office of Gov. Andrew Cuomo

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is weighing in on the drama in the state Assembly, and is proposing reforms. Cuomo, in a speech at NYU law school on Monday, says he won’t be signing the state budget unless the legislature agrees to the changes.

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The Roundtable
10:10 am
Mon November 10, 2014

'I Wear The Black Hat: Grappling With Villains (Real And Imagined)' By Chuck Klosterman

    Chuck Klosterman, “The Ethicist” for The New York Times Magazine, has walked into the darkness. In I Wear the Black Hat, he questions the modern understanding of villainy.

When we classify someone as a bad person, what are we really saying, and why are we so obsessed with saying it? How does the culture of malevolence operate?

New York News
10:18 am
Wed October 1, 2014

Queens Assemblyman Arrested

Assemblyman William Scarborough

A state assemblyman from New York City has been charged by authorities with using his campaign funds for personal expenses.

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New York News
5:47 pm
Wed June 19, 2013

NY Gov. Cuomo Achieves Partial Win on Agenda

Credit Office of Governor Andrew Cuomo

Deals have been reached between Governor Cuomo and legislative leaders on siting new casinos and creating tax free zones at college campuses. But a bill on abortion rights was struggling, and reform measures appear dead for the session. 

The agreement on casinos would allow four resort style gambling centers; one in the Capital Region, one in the Southern Tier, and possibly two in the Catskills, if voters approve the change to the state’s constitution in the fall.     

Nassau and Suffolk Counties would  be allowed to open more slot machines, under the terms of the bill.

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New York News
1:36 pm
Fri June 14, 2013

Ex-NY Sen. Espada gets 5 years in prison

Former New York State Senator Pedro Espada Jr.

NEW YORK (AP) — Former state Sen. Pedro Espada Jr. will spend five years in prison after pleading guilty to tax fraud charges.

Espada was sentenced Friday in Brooklyn.

The once-influential politician also was convicted in a separate case alleging he looted taxpayer-subsidized health clinics.

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