(January 30, 2009) As more people lose their jobs, more people are turning to credit cards to get by. US Bankruptcy Judge John Ninfo says he sees the financial fallout from that in courtrooms across Western New York - and he's expecting an upswing in personal bankruptcy filings. Watch the Need to Know segment here.
(January 30, 2009) A special two hour program on the economy, presented by former New York Times reporter David Cay Johnston, who won a Pulitzer Prize. He is also the author of two best-sellers.
In the first hour, Johnston talks about resolving New York State's budget deficit with Ron Deuthsch, New Yorkers for Fiscal Fairness, and EJ McMahon of the Empire Center for New York State Policy of the Manhattan Institute.
In the second hour, Johnston asks whether economic development subsidies are working, or just a "free lunch." His guests are Betsy Lynam of the CItizens Budget Commission and Brian McMahon of the state Economic Development Council.
(January 29, 2009) Host Andrew Ross Sorkin talks with New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine on the Garden State and ways to fix the economy, journalist and author Michael Wolff about the media, and financial expert Danielle Babb on why she feels now is a good time to start a new business. Watch this episode.
Need to Know: Thousands of Rochesterians are losing their jobs, and many are turning to credit cards to get through these hard times. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge John Ninfo has seen this end in financial ruin for many families. Also, Upstate president of the Empire State Development Corporation Dennis Mullen talks about trying to revive the region in increasingly difficult times. Watch it Friday night at 8:30 p.m., or Sunday afternoon at 12:30 p.m.
New York Now: A look at how municipalities in the state are competing over federal economic stimulus cash. Also, the start of a series examining New York State's investment into nanotechnology. Watch the program Sunday evening at 6:30 p.m.
(January 23, 2009) This week WXXI-AM 1370's Perspectives details the state of New York State's economy. Host Curt Smith talks with Robert Ward, Deputy Director of the Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government; Fred Dicker, New York Post columnist and State Editor; and Jim Milroy, Assistant Vice President for Budget and Governmental Relations at SUNY Geneseo. Perspectives airs Saturday at 2 pm on WXXI-AM 1370 or you can listen here.