Malcolm Smith

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Wed June 18, 2014

6/18/14 Panel

    

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, WAMC’s Ray Graf and Legislative Director of NYPIRG, Blair Horner.

Topics include:
Benghazi Capture
Malcolm Smith Mistrial
Iraq Update
GM Hearing

WAMC News
7:45 am
Wed June 18, 2014

Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Hillary Clinton on U.S. relations with Iran and a mistrial for Queens State Senator Malcolm Smith.

WAMC News
3:50 pm
Wed May 8, 2013

Court Releases Names of More NY Lawmakers Under Cloud of Corruption

New York State Capitol

Eight more names of lawmakers  and others potentially involved in corruption were made public Wednesday, when a judge ordered prosecutors in the case of convicted ex- Senator Shirley Huntley to make public the names of  her colleagues that she secretly recorded.  WAMC's Capitol Correspondent Karen Dewitt reports.

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Politics
1:30 pm
Tue April 9, 2013

Cuomo: 'We must do better' on corruption

Gov. Cuomo
Credit Dave Lucas

In his first major address since last week’s corruption scandals in Albany involving the arrests of state Senator Malcolm Smith, Assemblyman Eric Stevenson and several other political leaders on both sides of the aisle, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo unveiled a new ethics reform package in New York City Tuesday afternoon.

Cuomo’s proposal will empower district attorneys across the state to pursue public corruption cases.

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New York News
12:12 pm
Mon April 8, 2013

The Times Union's James Odato - Aqueduct award investigation could reopen following Smith arrest

James Odato
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Could last week’s arrest of New York State Senator Malcolm Smith of New York City revive a somewhat dormant investigation of possible wrongdoing in the awarding several years ago of a license to operate a racino at the Aqueduct Race Track in Queens? Several years back when Smith and several other Democrats had control of the senate, a bidding process was underway for the racino, a process that led to accusations of pay-to play by the Inspector General Joseph Frisch.

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New York News
3:27 pm
Thu April 4, 2013

Alan Chartock - Corruption in the New York State Legislature

Just two days after State Senator Malcolm Smith of New York City was charged with bribery, another state lawmaker is facing the same charge in an un-related case.

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Politics
12:04 pm
Thu April 4, 2013

Another day, another New York legislator in handcuffs

Assemblyman Stevenson

Two days after a New York state Senator was arrested for trying to bribe his way onto the New York City mayoral ballot, a state Assemblyman has been accused of accepting  payments to sponsor legislation that would benefit developers of an adult day care center in the Bronx.

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Politics
3:53 pm
Wed April 3, 2013

Smith scandal reverberates through state's political circles

Malcolm Smith
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Government reform groups say New York’s politicians need to enact public financing of campaigns, one day after a State Senator was arrested for allegedly trying to bribe his way  onto the ballot for the New York City mayor’s race.   

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Vox Pop
3:00 pm
Wed April 3, 2013

Vox Pop : Open Forum - Public Corruption : 4/3/13

New York State Senator Malcolm Smith
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Yesterday’s events in New York will surely go down as yet another marker in the state’s history of political corruption as six officials, including former New York State Senate Majority Leader, State Senator Malcolm Smith, are now facing federal charges.

Today we want your take on the so-called culture of corruption that seems to pervade many areas of public service and elected office. Does power corrupt those who have it? WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts.

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The Roundtable
9:00 am
Wed April 3, 2013

4/3/13 - Panel

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, WAMC’s Morning Edition Host, David Guistina, and Associate Editor of The Times Union – Mike Spain. Ray Graf moderates.

This morning our discussion topics include:

  • State Senator Malcolm Smith corruption case
  • Gun Control Reform, President Obama is in CO today, CT next week
  • Gallup Poll shows The Capital Region is among the least religious regions in the nation
  • China Smog Linked to 1.2 Million Premature Deaths

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