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A weekly, one-on-one interview with New York's top politicians and newsmakers.
||The Capitol Connection #1214||Host Alan Chartock is joined by Sheldon Silver, the Speaker of the New York State Assembly. They discuss the on-time budget, the minimum wage, redistricting, and the 2012 elections.||4/5/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Capitol Connection #1213||Host Alan Chartock is joined by Dan Cantor, executive director of the Working Families Party. They discuss the budget, redistricting, and campaign finance reform.||3/30/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Capitol Connection #1211||Guest host David Guistina is joined by Wayne Pacelle, the president and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States. They discuss the group's lobbying efforts in Albany, the so-called "ag gag" laws, and oversight of various||3/15/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Capitol Connection #1210||Host Alan Chartock is joined Brian Kolb, Minority Leader of the New York State Assembly. They discuss redistricting, the budget gap, Comptroller DiNapoli's standing, and pension reform.||3/8/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Capitol Connection #1209||Host Alan Chartock is joined by Lee Miringoff, director of the Marist Institute for Public Opinion at Marist College. They discuss Governor Cuomo's popularity, the fight over pension reform, and the electoral outlook from the presidential race to||3/2/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Capitol Connection #1208||Host Alan Chartock is joined by Ken Lovett, Albany bureau chief for the New York Daily News. They discuss the budget, Governor Cuomo's 2016 plans, redistricting, and hydrofracking.||2/22/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Capitol Connection #1207||Guest host David Guistina is joined by New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli. They discuss the budget, corporate governance, the state budget, and casino gambling.||2/16/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Capitol Connection #1206||Host Alan Chartock is joined by Steve Greenberg of the Siena Research Institute. They discuss the popularity of Governor Cuomo, redistricting, ethics, and the reelection hopes of Senator Gillibrand.||2/8/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Capitol Connection #1205||Host Alan Chartock is joined by Jimmy Vielkind, who covers the Capitol for the Albany Times-Union. They discuss redistricting, Governor Cuomo's popularity, and the state budget.||2/3/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Capitol Connection #1204||Host Alan Chartock is joined by New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli. They discuss NYRA, the state budget, gambling, hydrofracking, education, legislative ethics, and redistricting.||1/27/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Capitol Connection #1203||Host Alan Chartock is joined by Richard Iannuzzi, who has served as president of New York State United Teachers since 2005. They discuss Governor Cuomo's calls for education reforms, Race to the Top, and whether the Board of Regents should be||1/17/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Capitol Connection #1202||Host Alan Chartock is joined by Michael Waldman, Executive Director of the Brennan Center. They discuss Governor Cuomo's call for public financing of elections, redistricting, and New York's history of corrupt and ineffective governance.||1/13/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Capitol Connection #1201||Host Alan Chartock is joined Brian Kolb, Minority Leader of the New York State Assembly. They discuss redistricting, Governor Cuomo's 2012 agenda, hydrofracking, and the budget gap.||1/6/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Capitol Connection #1152||Host Alan Chartock is joined by Stephen Acquario, Executive Director of the New York State Association of Counties. They discuss property taxes, local budgets, hydrofracking, and legalizing gambling.||12/30/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Capitol Connection #1151||Host Alan Chartock is joined by New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, a former Democratic member of the state senate. They discuss Schneiderman's projects during his first year in office, including gun regulations, ethics reforms,||12/23/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Capitol Connection #1150||Host Alan Chartock is joined by New York State Senator Liz Krueger. They discuss the Senate Democratic conference, hydrofracking, Governor Cuomo's new tax plan, and the MTA tax.||12/16/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Capitol Connection #1149||Host Alan Chartock is joined by New York State Senator Michael Gianaris, a Democrat who represents the 12th District and who is one of the leading proponents for fair redistricting. They also discuss Governor Cuomo's new tax plan and the Occupy||12/9/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Capitol Connection #1148||Host Alan Chartock is joined by New York State Assemblyman Richard Gottfried, who has served in the chamber for more than four decades. They discuss health care, hydrofracking, the millionaire tax, and the Cuomo-Schneiderman relationship.||12/2/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Capitol Connection #1147||Host Alan Chartock is joined by longtime New York State Assemblyman Jack McEneny, who represents Albany. They discuss the Occupy protests, the millionaire tax, and the state of redistricting.||11/27/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Capitol Connection #1146||Host Alan Chartock is joined by H. Carl McCall, the Chairman of the State University of New York Board of Trustees. They discuss the importance of McCall's position, his relationship with Governor Andrew Cuomo, McCall's stance of charter||11/18/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
More diversity in guests would be nice
CC often interviews the leaders of NY's fake parties (WFP, Conservative), who are nothing more than factions of the two main parties. I'd like to see them interview the head of a real party (the Greens) who actually runs their own candidates.
Great perspective on NY State Government.
Great NY Politics Show
If you want to get a behind the scenes peek of what is going on in Albany, NY State Capitol, then listen to this show. If you don't care... Try something else.