New York NOW

New York NOW

'New York NOW' is New York State's Emmy Award-winning, in-depth public affairs program, featuring news, interviews and analysis from the Capitol in Albany. Each week, 'New York NOW' probes politicians, civil servants, journalists and others to examine the impact of public policy on residents of the Empire State.


December 2, 2022 26 min
On this week's edition of New York NOW:
  • Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, D-NY, is picked as the next Democratic leader in the House, and Albany heads to the Supreme Court. We'll discuss.
  • Michael Gormley from Newsday and Zach Williams from the New York Post join us for this week's panel.
  • Inspector General Lucy Lang joins us to discuss her first year in office, New York's massive unemployment fraud, and more. Learn More: nynow.or...
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  • New York's infrastructure — roads, bridges, rail, and more — get an average grade of "C" from the American Society of Civil Engineers. Assm. Angelo Santabarbara, who's an engineer himself, joins us to discuss.
  • The New York State Education Departm...
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    On this week's edition of New York NOW:
  • New York's overdose crisis got worse during the pandemic, after a few years of progress. Reporter Alexis Young explores new strategies for addressing the epidemic.
  • Affordable housing continues to be hard to find in New York, where an overall housing shortage persists. James Lloyd from the New York State Association for Affordable Housing joins us to explain.
  • We're at the half-way po...
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    November 11, 2022 26 min

    Election Day in New York has come and gone, and the results are in. We'll tell you what happened at the polls. Karen DeWitt from New York State Public Radio and David Lombardo from The Capitol Pressroom join us to break down the results, and what they mean moving forward.

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    On This Week's Edition of New York NOW (11/04/22):
  • Election Day is Tuesday, and voters will make their choice in the races for governor, state attorney general, state comptroller, U.S. Senate, and more. We'll have a preview.
  • Yancey Roy from Newsday and Anna Gronewold from Politico NY join us with analysis.
  • Senate Deputy Majority Leader Mike Gianaris, a Democrat who also leads the party's campaign arm in the Senate, joins ...
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    October 21, 2022 26 min
    On This Week's Edition of New York NOW (10/21/22):
  • Rep. Lee Zeldin is the Republican nominee in this year's race for New York governor. He joins us to discuss his background, top issues facing New Yorkers, and more.
  • New polls show the race for governor tightening.
  • Amazon workers in the Albany area reject efforts to form what would've been the second union in the company's history.
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    On This Week's Edition of New York NOW (10/14/22):
  • An update on the influx of immigrants into New York City, and how the city is handling it.
  • A new On The Bill features legislation that's now gaining more attention because of the migrant crisis.
  • You'll decide the race for State Comptroller, the state's money-manager, in next month's election. This week, we speak with Paul Rodriguez, a Republican running for that j...
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  • President Joe Biden visits the Hudson Valley. Reporter Alexis Young has details.
  • State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli (D) joins us to discuss the state's finances six months after the state budget was passed, his role as a check on state spending, and his bid for re-election.
  • Big tech company Micron is making the largest-ever private-sector investment in upstate New York, according to the state, through a new facility outside Syracuse....
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    We're now less than six weeks away from Election Day. We break down a new poll on where some of New York's top races stand with Steven Greenberg from the Siena Research Institute.

    Republicans feel confident about their chances of gaining seats, and potentially the majority, in the State Senate in November. Senate Republican Campaign Committee Chair Sen. Pam Helming joins us to discuss.

    Record tourism in the Adirondacks has ...

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    On This Week's Edition of New York NOW:
  • New York Attorney General Letitia James is suing former President Donald Trump over allegations of business fraud in New York. We'll tell you more.
  • After Amazon workers on Staten Island became the first of the company's workers in the country to unionize, a new effort in the Albany area has gained steam. Photojournalist Thomas Connolly reports.
  • A decision from New York state during...
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    On This Week's Edition of New York NOW (9/09/22):
  • - The New York Times finds that certain Hasidic yeshivas aren't teaching students basic math and English, and the State Education Department approves new standards for nonpublic schools. We'll discuss that and more with David Lombardo from The Capitol Pressroom.
  • - New York's infrastructure — from roads to bridges, to drinking water — needs a lot of work, according to ...
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    On This Week's Edition of New York NOW:
  • A big decision on the future of New York's food and farming industry, and the workers who support it, is now in the hands of the Hochul administration. We'll explain.
  • It's the start of a new school year, and new challenges come along with it. We speak with NYSUT's Andy Pallotta about school safety, the state's teacher shortage, and more.
  • School boards have entered the na...
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    On This Week's Edition of New York NOW (9/02/22):
  • - New York's new concealed carry gun laws took effect this week, but their future is unclear. Keshia Clukey from Bloomberg Government joins us to discuss her reporting on a lawsuit against those laws, and a new unemployment debt burden for businesses  in New York.
  • - We take a trip to the New York State Fair in Syracuse, and bring you along for the ride for some fried foods an...
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    Gov. Kathy Hochul joins us for an in-depth interview on her first year in office, and her pitch to New Yorkers for a full term in this year's elections.


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    On this week's edition of New York NOW (8/12/22):
  • - New York's second primary election of the year will be held Tuesday, with races for Congress and State Senate. Bill Mahoney from POLITICO New York and Zach Williams from the New York Post join us for a preview.
  • - New York Chief Judge Janet DiFiore is stepping down at the end of August. That will give Gov. Kathy Hochul the chance to nominate her successor. Vincent Bonventre ...
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    On This Week's Edition of New York NOW:
  • New York Inspector General Lucy Lang stops by the studio for a chat about her work, and her vision for the office.
  • Monkeypox continues to be of concern, particularly in New York, which has more cases than any other state in the U.S. We have everything you need to know, with Dr. Tomoko Udo from the School of Public Health at the University at Albany.
  • We break down the latest news in the Empi...
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    On this week's edition of New York NOW (8/05/22):
  • - We have a fresh look at this year's statewide elections, including the race for governor, with new polling. Michael Gormley from Newsday joins us to break it down.
  • - New York is launching a first-in-the-nation project to measure air quality. We'll give you a closer look at how it's starting, and where it's going.
  • - A new '988' mental health crisis hotline...
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    On this week's edition of New York NOW:

  • Amid escalating evictions and housing costs, we’ll look at the overturning of Albany’s Good Cause Eviction law and what it means for New York state.
  • David Lombardo from the Capitol Pressroom talks with OASAS commissioner Chinazo Cunningham about state funding and priorities for treating addiction in New York state.
  • We’ll break down this week’s news with Keshia Clukey of Bloomberg Government...
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    On this week's edition of New York NOW:

  • Summer is a time to enjoy the outdoors but some activities, like boating, can unwittingly spread invasive species. We tell you more and what the state - and you - can do about it.
  • Cannabis is coming to New York State. New York NOW explores the budding industry.
  • Reflect on the week that was with Grace Ashford of The New York Times and Zach Williams of The New York Post on an all-new Reporter...
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    On this week’s edition of New York NOW (7/15/22):
  • - Gun violence is a public health crisis, but what's being done to prevent it? New York NOW investigates.
  • - Governor Hochul has announced a plan to replace the New York State Joint Commission on Public Ethics (JCOPE) with an independent agency - we take a closer look at what replacing JCOPE will look like.
  • - Reflecting on the week that was with Marina Villeneuve of the Association...
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