Buffalo, NY – If anyone thought Carl Paladino would apologize for his attacks on Andrew Cuomo, they were wrong.
Republican candidate for Governor Paladino challenged the press and his opponent to focus on the issues facing New York State, then renewed his claim that Democratic opponent Andrew Cuomo had cheated on his ex-wife -- "his prowess is legendary", Paladino said of Cuomo's success with women.
He also challenged Cuomo to accept a debate invitation that Cuomo had accepted several hours earlier.
Mexico, NY – Just in time for last week's "banned book week" observances, local novelist Laurie Halse Anderson has been fighting a new banning attempt on her 1999 novel, Speak.
"They put banned book week in September because a lot of censorship challenges begin when kids go back to school and parents see books in the curriculum that make them uncomfortable, or a kid brings a book home from the library and then it hits the fan," says Halse Anderson.
Oswego, NY – Congressman Dan Maffei of New York's 25th district looks back on his first term and describes what he sees as his best accomplishments, as well as his biggest mistake. He defends his vote on health care reform and explains its place in his campaign, and also explains why he's recently been talking about Social Security. Along the way he discusses the problems of partisanship, media coverage, and campaign finance, and voters' current frustrations with politics.