Oswego, NY – Longtime Channel 9 Chief Meteorologist Dave Eichorn is now teaching meteorology and pursuing an advanced degree in Environmental Science. He discusses past notable winter storms, climate change and the politics surrounding it, and the challenges to having productive public conversations on the topic. He also describes how climate change is already affecting us locally, and the experience of going back to school after a full career.
Utica, NY – Richard Hanna says he supports his party's plans to call a vote on repealing last year's health care reform law, but he says there are some aspects of the Republican platform towards which he takes a more nuanced approach - like the Bush-era tax cuts extended by congress last year, before he was a member.
Hanna says that aversion to strict party politics is one of the things he hopes to contribute in congress.
Oswego, NY – This week Grant Reeher talks with newly elected Congresswoman Ann Marie Buerkle, of the 25th district. She looks forward at the new term, including her own individual policy priorities and committee assignments. She also discusses President Obama and the prospects for further cooperation and compromise with Congress, and looks back at her surprise upset of Dan Maffei.