Economy

1370 Connection: Rochester Mayor Robert Duffy

(November 19, 2008) Rochester Mayor Robert Duffy discusses how the struggling economy will change the relationship between Rochester and the state and federal administrations, and what NY Governor David Paterson's proposed cuts may mean to the Rochester community.  Click here to listen.

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1370 Connection: Citizen Advocate Weighs In on NYS Budget Woes

(November 18, 2008) Common Cause New York Executive Director Susan Lerner discusses the agenda facing the state in the special legislative session and in 2009.  Click here to listen.

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Need to Know: NYS Lawmakers Make No Cuts

(November 21, 2008) Susan Arbetter reports from the New York State Capitol, where lawmakers met to discuss mid-year budget cuts.  Click here to watch the video.  Click here to listen.

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Need to Know: Robert Manning & Consumer Debt

(November 21, 2008) Dr. Robert Manning, a Rochester Institute of Technology professor and international authority on consumer debt, appeared on WXXI-TV's Need to Know.  Click here to watch the video.  Click here to listen.

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1370 Connection: Can We Afford to Fight Poverty?

(November 14, 2008)  Jodie Levin-Epstein of the Center for Law and Social Policy addresses the growth of poverty and economic distress in America.  Click here to listen.

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1370 Connection: Home Ownership, Mortgages, and the Local Real Estate Market

(November 13, 2008)  Nationally syndicated real estate columnist Edith Lank, along with attorneys Ruhi Maker and Rebecca Case Grammatico of Empire Justice Center, discuss the local housing market and the mortgage crisis.  Click here to listen.

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1370 Connection: The New York State Budget Crisis

(November13, 2008)  WXXI's Capitol Bureau Correspondent Karen DeWitt provides analysis of Governor David Paterson's proposed mid-year budget cuts.  Also reaction from Democratic State Assemblywoman Susan John, Republican State Senator Joe Robach, Rochester Business Alliance President Sandy Parker, and SUNY Geneseo President Christopher Dahl.  Click here to listen.

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1370 Connection: Former Mayor Bill Johnson on Local Government and Economy

(November 12, 2008)  Former Rochester Mayor Bill Johnson talks about the hard choices local governments face in this era of shrinking resources.  Click here to listen.

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1370 Connection: Veterans Impacted by Economic Downturn

(November 11, 2008)  Tom Cray and Josie Preston of the Veterans' Outreach Center discuss employment and other needs of area veterans.  Click here to listen.

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1370 Connection: Bill McKibben, author of "Deep Economy"

(November 6, 2008)  Is "going green" a luxury, or something the nation can't afford to put off until the economy improves?  Bob Smith interviews Gannett Lecture Series speaker Bill McKibben, whose book Deep Economy makes a case for moving beyond “growth” as the economic ideal and pursuing prosperity in a more locally sustainable way. Click here to listen.

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