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  • WLIA 20: Enter The Machine, Part 1

    I begin a reading series covering an explanation of Albany’s political machine from the context of the life of Mayor Corning; who was mayor for 42 years amid a political […]

  • WLIA 19: The Return of Sam Fein

    This time I chat again with County Legislator Sam Fein likely the most progressive Democrat in Albany County government. We discuss what he’s working on which includes free bus service […]

  • WLIA 18: Scott Ritter; World Saving Writer

    This week is local resident whose activism focuses on Nuclear disarmament. He’s wrote several books and has been a writer/pundet since 9/11. I do a general interview, discuss his latest […]

  • WLIA 17: Local Regulators and Social Problems

    Today I read and react to 2 Times Union articles about local and state regulation in two completely different contexts. One centered on a Methadone clinic that serves the bottom […]

  • WLIA 16: The 787 Redesign and Consulting the Hood.

    Back and with guests from the Albany riverfront Collaborative, facilitated by architect Scott Townsend; and joined by County Legs McLoughlin and Eva Bass of Avillage. Rather that discuss the whats […]

  • WLIA 15: Vacant Property Merry-Go-Round

    This time I cover a bit related to the issues of vacant properties, They all have owners, but few have the capital to do anything about them, even the government. […]

  • WLIA Ep 14: 787, Leadership, and Dying Malls

    Another Houge-pouge show for stories ranging from possible 787 road diet, The smoking of the eastern coast, A study on leadership being linked to talking more, and surviving malls in […]

  • WLIA Ep 13: Education or Housing but not Jobs 5/16/23

    I return with a more focused episode based on the reveal that HVCC seeks to replace the public housing project In Lincoln park with more adult education facilities. I discuss […]

  • WLIA Ep 12: Inclusionary zoning reform and more

    This time I cover the saga of the improvement of the inclusionary zoning law against the wishes of the mayor; is this a successful example of the standard ‘pass bad […]

  • WLIA Ep11: Downtown Transit Options

    Returning to the subjects of the bus station, Airnbs, land development, traffic calming and trains to Vermont. At first glance these are positive things, but within a system like capitalism […]