Podcasts: Civic Education & Government

Cessie Alphonso: Social Work and the Death Penalty


Host and Correspondent Lovonia Mallory sat down with Cecilia aka Cessie Alphonso at her home in Part 1 of a 2 Part discussion to talk about her pioneering work consulting on cases with defendants who have been charged with a capital defense.

107th Assembly District Democratic Candidates Debate


On Tuesday, August 15, the two candidates vying for the Democratic line in November’s election to represent the 107th Assembly district met at a candidate forum hosted by the Cambridge & White Creek Democratic Committees.

Mediation Matters


Mediation Matters is a non-profit organization of volunteers and professionals dedicated to helping people manage and resolve conflict and has been serving the capital region since 1979.

Charles Patricelli


Charles Patricelli joins us to discuss issues within Watervliet’s city council.

Bagpipe Cop


WOOC Correspondent Lovonia Mallory walking the beat in Arbor Hill find a sound of bagpipes and policing.

Citizen Action on Elections


In our next segment, I sat down with Citizen Action’s Karen Scharff to talk about the upcoming primary election taking place in September, the importance of November’s general election here in New York, and the work Citizen Action is doing

Jamaica Miles and Jumaani Williams: School Not Jails


Last week Citizen Action of New York hosted a community forum and panel discussion at St John’s Church of Albany entitled “School Not Jail Panel Discussion and Community Forum”.

Diamond Owens with Mayor Patrick Madden


We have an interview conducted by Diamond Owens, a teen member of the Troy Boys and Girls Club. Here she sits down for a conversation with Troy mayor Patrick Madden.

Paul Tonko Fourth of July part 2


WOOC Labor Talk Host and Roaming Correspondent Willie Terry attended the Frederick Douglass July 4th Oration: What to the Slave is Your Fourth of July.

Judith Enck on Scott Pruitt


The head of the US Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, has resigned amid a growing number of scandals. Joining us is Poestenkill resident Judith Enck, the former Region 2 administrator under President Obama.

Imaginary Futures: Troy Waterfront


What should be done with the Troy Waterfront? A lot of people have been asking that question, and we’ve featured segments on the Hudson Mohawk Magazine about plans for the waterfront.

Elias Dean


Last week, President Trump held one of his distinctive rallies in Fargo, North Dakota. WOOC correspondent Steve Pierce happened to be an hour away, in Grand Forks, so he took the opportunity to talk with Elias [eee-lie-us] Dean–a recent Somali immigrant to North Dakota–about immigration, politics, and Trump.

Sarah Rogerson


Sarah Rogerson is the director of the Immigration Law Clinic at Albany Law School…

Katal Center: Criminal Justice Reform


The NYS legislature recently ended the 2018 session, and left many criminal justice reforms unaddressed…

Jasmine Gripper of the Alliance for Quality Education


We are joined now by Jasmine Gripper, the Legislative Director & Statewide Education Advocate of the Alliance for Quality Education.

League of Women Voters


We hear from Jennifer Wilson, Legislative Director for New York State’s League of Women Voters…

Justice for Dahmeek on DA Abelove


WOOC Correspondent Clyanna Lightbourn talks with Tommye Weddington…

Albany County Legislator Bill Reinhardt on Renewable Energy


Albany County legislator Bill Reinhardt talks about Community Cost Aggregation…

ACLU on Immigration Part 1


Zachary Ahmad from the New York Civil Liberties Union talks about the 287(g) program that deputizes Rensselaer County police officers to act as Immigrations and Customs Enforcement agents.

Troy Deputy Mayor, Solid Waste Management


In our weekly sustainability report…

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