Podcasts: Local Government

Albany Protests Continue


Protests against the state of policing across the nation, and the use of tear …

Long Term Solitary Confinement to End in New York State


After years of effort to restrict solitary confinement, Gov. Cuomo signed into law a …

LaVenia of the Green Party Talks NYS Budget


Peter LaVenia, state co-chair of the Green Party of NY, discusses the recently passed …

Christina Sutherland Talks the Affordable Housing Partnership For The Capital Region


Affordable Housing Partnership for the Capital Region is a non-profit organization that offers programs …

Albany Common Council Discusses Dirt Bikes and ATVs


The Albany Common Council recently discussed proposed legislation to stem dirt bike and ATV …

Local Poet Seeks Troy City Council District 1 Seat


D. Colin Charlestin, a local poet and activist, is making her first bid for …

NYS Council Churches Director Talks NYS Budget


The Rev. Peter Cook, the Executive Director of the NYS Council of Churches, discussed …

Liz Moran of NYPIRG on Water

Moran of NYPIRG Talks NYS Budget and Environment


Liz Moran of NYPIRG (NY Public Interest Research Group) discusses how environmental issues are …

Police Reform And Troy City Council Finance Committee Meeting


The Troy City Council Finance Committee had a meeting where community members pleaded for …

Beyond Plastics and Tonko’s Waste Incineration


Cong. Paul Tonko is chair of the Climate change Subcommittee of the Energy and …

Moore Talks NY Drug Policy And Marijuana Legalization


New York State lawmakers say they have a deal to legalize the adult use …

Community Calls for Saratoga City Council to Adopt More Police Reform


Next, police reform in Saratoga Springs, NY. The Police Reform Task Force, Black Lives …

300+ Organizations Urge Lawmakers to Reject Fossil Fuels in CLEAN Future Act


Last Thursday, the US Dept. of Energy and Commerce held a hearing on the …

Dave Lombardo – Capitol Update


David Lombardo, host of the Capitol Pressroom on WCNY, provides insight on NYS Gov. …

A New Rensselaer County Executive Candidate


Gwen Wright launched her campaign to unseat Rensselaer County Executive Steve McLaughlin on Saturday, …

Melanie Trimble Talks About The New York For All Legislation


Melanie Trimble, the Chapter Director of the New York Civil Liberties Union Capital Region …

Troy’s Appeal of Thevenin Civil Rights Lawsuit Explained by Laurie Shanks


This is an update on the Thevenin family civil rights lawsuit. On Tuesday, March …

Behind The Nominations Part 2


Anyone can run for public office, but knowing how to go about doing so …

Behind the Nominations


While it seems like one big election is just behind us, candidates are already …

NAACP’s Renée Powell on Troy’s Police Reform & Reinvention Collaborative


In June 2020 Governor Andrew Cuomo issued Executive Order 203 – where all municipalities …