Oswego, NY – Dr. Jessica Hester speaks with documentary filmmaker Katja Esson. A native of Germany, Katja talks about the making of her film, "Poetry of Resilience," which profiles six poets who have come to America as refugees, including Li-Young Lee, Majid Nafici, Lillian Boraks-Nemetz, and Alexandre Kimenyi.
Albany, NY – New York State employees are preparing for one day a week at home, and a 20% pay reduction, now that Governor David Paterson has confirmed that he will include one day a week furloughs in the emergency spending plan that he will ask the legislature to vote on May 10th.
Oswego, NY – State workers are planning to rally against the Gov.'s furlough mandate later today. Advocates in Oneida County are pushing for "social host" laws. These stories and more on the morning podcast.
Oswego, NY – A new bill in the state legislature would make everyone in New York an organ donor, unless they choose to opt out.
Currently, New Yorkers opt in to the state's organ donor network by checking a box on their driver's license. State Assemblyman, Richard Brodsky has proposed a bill that would adopt a model of "presumed content" in New York. That means everyone would be considered an organ donor unless they choose not to be.