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December 04, 2015 at 7:09 pm

We examine what the corruption conviction of former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver means for Albany politics. We talk to the original lyricist of “Fiddler On The Roof,” Sheldon Harnick about the show’s fifth revival coming later this month. And we speak with journalist Gay Talese about what’s been called the greatest celebrity profile ever written: “Frank Sinatra Has a Cold.”

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December 01, 2015 at 6:22 pm

Dec. 1 marks World AIDS Day, a day we can unite in the worldwide fight against HIV and AIDS. In the U.S., an estimated 1.2 million people are living with HIV or AIDS and nearly 10 percent of them call New York City home. This is a testament to advances in medicine, but one problem still persists: the stigma. We speak with activist Mark Milano, who is fighting back with information.

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November 30, 2015 at 6:23 pm

Former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was ruled guilty on multiple charges of corruption, the New York Times reported. According to the paper, Silver was convicted on seven charges of honest services fraud, extortion and money laundering. The times reported: “In the Silver trial, the government built a case that he had orchestrated two schemes through which he […]

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