This week on Newsmakers with Dan Cummings, Dan talks with Bill Smullen, director of National Security Studies at Syracuse University's Maxwell School.
This week on Newsmakers with Dan Cummings, Dan talks with State Senator Dave Valesky about the new State budget and other issues.
This week on Newsmakers with Dan Cummings, state standardized tests in math and English language arts will be given to students in grades 3 through 8 starting this week. Some parents are refusing to have their children take the exams, which have generated much debate since last year when, for the first time, they were aligned to the new Common Core standards.
This week on Newsmakers with Dan Cummings, Dan talks with Rabbi Charles Sherman of Syracuse about his newly-published book, "The Broken and The Whole."
This week on Newsmakers with Dan Cummings, Dan talks about economic development in Oswego County and the current business plan competition called "The Next Great Idea."
This week on Newsmakers with Dan Cummings, Dan talks about the shift in the field of elderly care with two executives of Loretto.
This week on Newsmakers with Dan Cummings, Dan talks with best-selling authors Bruce Coville and Tamora Pierce.
This week on Newsmakers with Dan Cummings, Dan talks with the new President of SUNY ESF, the State College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse.
Dan talks with John Rathbun, Executive Director of Section 3 Athletics, the governing body for high school sports in Central NY. He discusses issues surrounding scholastic athletic competition, including health and safety, recruiting by colleges, and the competitions now underway in winter sports sectional playoffs.
This week on Newsmakers with Dan Cummings, Dan talks with Rob Bick, assessor for the Town of Clay and member of the NYS Assessors Association. Bick challenges some of the assumptions behind Governor Cuomo's plan for a property tax freeze and suggests a different approach to tax relief.
This week on Newsmakers with Dan Cummings, Dan talks with Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney about the $100 million plan to revitalize the western shore of Onondaga Lake, the future of Route 81 through downtown Syracuse, and other issues...including her own political future.
This week on Newsmakers with Dan Cummings, Dan talks with Anthony Bottar, a member of the State Board of Regents. Bottar talks about the new Common Core standards in our schools and the criticism from Governor Cuomo and others regarding how the standards are being implemented.
This week on Newsmakers with Dan Cummings, Dan talks to Onondaga County Sheriff Kevin Walsh.
This week on Newsmakers with Dan Cummings, Dan breaks down Governor Andrew Cuomo's State of the State address with two veteran Syracuse state lawmakers: Senator John DeFrancisco and Assemblyman Bill Magnarelli.
This week on Newsmakers with Dan Cummings, Dan talks with Steven Kern, director of Syracuse's Everson Museum.
In this edition of Newsmakers with Dan Cummings, Dan talks with Therese Schoeneck, founder and director of Hope for Bereaved.
This week on Newsmakers with Dan Cummings, Dan talks to Syracuse State Senator John DeFrancisco.
This week on Newsmakers with Dan Cummings, Dan’s guest is Casey Crabill, the new president of Onondaga Community College.
NewsChannel 9 senior anchor Rod Wood recently celebrated 50 years in broadcasting. To mark the occasion, Rod visited Newsmakers with Dan Cummings.
This week on Newsmakers with Dan Cummings, Dan talks with Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner. Recently elected to her second term in office, Miner calls on state government to step up and help secure the financial future for Syracuse and other Upstate cities. She also discusses her position on the Interstate 81 viaduct, and her own political future.
This week on Newsmakers, Dan talks about the Interstate 81 viaduct opportunity. His guest is Marc Norman, director Of "Upstate: A Center for Design, Research, And Real Estate At The School Of Architecture At Syracuse University." This is the first of several "Newsmakers" programs Dan is planning, exploring various opinions and options for the I-81 viaduct.
Dan Cummings talks with 93Q morning hosts Ted Long and Amy Robbins about their 25 anniversary on the air in Syracuse.
Dan talks about the problem of domestic and sexual violence. His guests are George Kilpatrick, director of men's outreach for Vera House and Dawn Clarry, a survivor who has chosen to tell her story to help others.
In this installment of Newsmakers, Dan Cummings discusses New York’s casino question with Assemblyman Will Barclay and Business Council of New York State Vice President Gary Hughes.
This week, Onondaga County District Attorney Bill Fitzpatrick talks with Dan Cummings. The veteran prosecutor discusses high-profile cases in Onondaga County including the possibility of Federal prosecutors pursuing the death penalty for convicted murderer and rapist David Renz, as well as the decision to refrain from charging the sole suspect in James Gifford’s death with murder.
Dan talks with the newly-named General Manager of the Syracuse Chiefs, Jason Smorol, about his plans to revive local interest in the team and boost attendance at NBT Bank Stadium.
This week, Dan talks with Syracuse Police Chief Frank Fowler about two recent homicides in the city, and other issues in law enforcement and crime trends.
This week, Dan Cummings talks with an official from "New York State of Health," the name for the state's new health insurance marketplace which opens for business on Tuesday, October 1st.
This week, Dan talks with Frank Lazarski, president of the United Way of Central New York. This month, United Way kicked off its annual campaign. This week's program also features an interview conducted by Carrie Lazarus with Nina Davuluri of Fayetteville, newly crowned as Miss America this week.
This week, Dan talks with Onondaga County Republican Party chair Tom Dadey about the GOP's search for a candidate to run for Mayor of Syracuse. This program also features an extended excerpt from the speech at Hendricks Chapel this week, delivered by the Syracuse University Chancellor-designate Kent Syverud.
This week on Newsmakers, Dan talks with Col. Bill Smullen, director of the National Security Studies program at Syracuse University's Maxwell School. He will talk about the looming Congressional votes on whether to authorize the use of force against Syria, in the wake of the chemical weapons attacks on civilians.
This week on Newsmakers, the school year is about to begin, with some added pressure and higher expectations, thanks to the new Common Core standards and tougher state tests. Dan talks with two suburban school superintendents about the challenges facing students and teachers as a new academic year dawns.
On this week's program, Dan looks back at President Obama's historic visit to Syracuse and Central New York. He's joined by Congressman Dan Maffei, who assess the chances for Congressional approval of the President's sweeping proposals to make college education more affordable for the middle class.
President Obama makes his first official visit to Syracuse on Thursday with a speech at Henninger High School. Dan talks with the president of the Manufacturers Association of Central NY about Barack Obama's visit and what the local middle class needs for job creation and retention. We'll also hear from two health advocates about signing up for coverage under the President's health care law. Also featured: brief back-to-school updates from Syracuse and West Genesee.
Each week, Newsmakers with Dan Cummings will take a look back at the major news stories of the week just ended, and look ahead to the following week.
Studio interviews will add depth, context and perspective to the issues dominating news and public affairs around Central New York.
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