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New York News
3:59 pm
Fri January 2, 2015

Local Officials Remember Governor Mario Cuomo

Upstate New York had a very special bond with the late Mario Cuomo, who lived in Albany during his three terms.

"Mario Cuomo was the quintessential American Dream, embodied within a philospher-political warrior's body. His commitment and drive are legendary, and his commitment to public service is a model for all lucky enought to be elected to serve."   That's Albany County Comptroller Mike Conners, his thoughts reflecting those of many across the state, nation and around the globe, saddened to learn of the death of New York's 52nd Governor Thursday at age 82.

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New York News
3:57 pm
Fri January 2, 2015

From The Archives: Mario Cuomo Reacts To 9/11 Attacks

Credit By David Berkowitz, via Wikimedia Commons

Many tributes to former New York Governor Mario Cuomo, who died Thursday age 82, have focused on the Democrat's three terms in office. But Cuomo remained a key political commentator, author and observer well after leaving office in 1995, captured in weekly interviews with WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock. One compelling show came the week of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, when Cuomo spoke with guest host and producer David Guistina.

New York News
12:53 pm
Fri January 2, 2015

From The Archives: 'Me And Mario' Recorded Morning After 2000 Election

Many tributes to former New York Governor Mario Cuomo, who died Thursday age 82, have focused on the Democrat's three terms in office. But Cuomo remained a key political commentator, author and observer well after leaving office in 1995, captured in weekly interviews with WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock. One compelling show was recorded the morning after the contested presidential election of 2000 between Al Gore and George Bush, when the governor told Chartock he had fallen asleep in his chair watching news coverage at 3 a.m.

New York News
12:39 pm
Fri January 2, 2015

New York's Electronic Waste Ban Begins In 2015

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New York state environmental officials are warning New Yorkers to beware of what they throw away in the new year. As WAMC’s Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports, a new ban on electronic waste is now in effect.

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New York News
11:57 pm
Thu January 1, 2015

Rep. Paul Tonko: Cuomo's Legacy One Of Eloquence, Social Justice

New York Congressman Paul Tonko, a Capital Region Democrat who served in the state Assembly during former Governor Mario Cuomo's tenure, remembered the late governor Thursday night. Gov. Cuomo died at 82; he served three terms.

New York News
10:09 pm
Thu January 1, 2015

For Republican Assemblyman Tedisco, Warm Memories Of Cuomo

Assemblyman Jim Tedisco, left, with the late Gov. Mario Cuomo in 1985.
Credit Office of Assemblyman Tedisco

New York State Assemblyman Jim Tedisco, a Republican from the Capital Region who came to the Assembly the same year Mario Cuomo began as governor, told WAMC News Thursday night that he'll remember former Governor Mario Cuomo, who died Thursday at 82, warmly despite their different party affiliations.

New York News
9:49 pm
Thu January 1, 2015

Mario Cuomo, From Queens Grocery To Governor, Dies At 82

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Former New York Governor Mario Cuomo died on New Year’s Day, just hours after his son , Governor Andrew Cuomo, gave his inaugural address for his second term in office.

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New York News
9:24 pm
Thu January 1, 2015

Political Leaders React To Death Of Mario Cuomo

Political leaders are making statements on the death of former New York Governor Mario Cuomo, a Democrat who led the Empire State for three terms and died at 82 the same day his son was inaugurated for the second time.

Governor Andrew Cuomo

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New York News
9:14 pm
Thu January 1, 2015

Mario Cuomo Was On Son's Mind During Inauguration

Credit Karen DeWitt

Former New York Governor Mario Cuomo died Thursday at age 82, the same day his son was inaugurated as governor for a second term. Gov. Andrew Cuomo discussed his father's absence during his inaugural speech Thursday.

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New York News
9:02 pm
Thu January 1, 2015

Alan Chartock, Who Interviewed Mario Cuomo For Two Decades, Remembers Governor

WAMC's Alan Chartock interviewed former New York Governor Mario Cuomo more than any other journalist during the Democrat's three terms and after. Their weekly radio chats became a nationally syndicated program and gave listeners insight into the governor's thinking on policy and everyday issues. Dr. Chartock remembered Gov. Cuomo, who died Thursday at 82, speaking with WAMC's Ian Pickus.

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