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New Senate Transportation Committee Chair, Worker Safety Protections

Gov. Kathy Hochul and lawmakers are pushing to get two social media child privacy bills over the finish line. State Sen. Jeremy Cooney joins us to discuss his vision for the transportation committee and the legacy he's hoping to have. Labor advocates and lawmakers are pushing for increased worker safety protections.

New York Lags Behind Setting Worker Protections for Extreme Heat

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While other states, like Oregon and California, have enacted further protections for workers in extreme heat, New York’s efforts continue to stall.

ICYMI: Addressing the Housing Crisis and Food Insecurity

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We speak with State Sen. Brian Kavanagh, chair of the Senate Committee on Housing, Construction and Community Development, about the housing plan in the budget. We also dive into food insecurity with Natasha Pernicka, executive director of the Food Pantries of the Capitol District and the Alliance for a Hunger Free New York.

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Over the course of four episodes, WMHT producer and host Dana Wright breaks down New York’s climate goals across the areas of air, water, land, flora & fauna.

NY&Addressing Air Pollution in New York's Communities | NY& Climate

Join host Dana Wright as he explores air pollution's effect on New York's communities, and how the state is looking to address it.

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