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People's Business Radio Show

WRPI-Troy (91.5 FM)

A monthly public affairs radio program hosted by WRPI 91.5 FM in Troy NY

The program looks at some of the most politically sensitive and relevant topics facing the
State and the Capital Region.

We are on the first Tuesday of the month at 8:00AM.


Ron Deutsch
Executive Director
New Yorkers for Fiscal Fairness
Frank Mauro
Executive Director Emeritus
Fiscal Policy Institute
Brian McDonnell
Legislative and Political Director AFSCME
Gerry Zahavi and Susan McCormick


WRPIShow Archives:

July 14, 2015: MP3
Guests: Susan Arbetter, host of The Capitol Pressroom and Stephanie Miner, Mayor of the City of Syracuse

June 30, 2015: MP3
Guests: John Kaehny, Executive Director of Reinvent Albany and Jim Heaney, founder, editor and executive director of Investigative Post

May 12, 2015: MP3
Guests: Andy Pallotta, Executive Vice President, New York State United Teachers and Jimmy Vielkind, Bureau Chief, Capital New York

April 14, 2015: MP3
Guests: Gary McCarthy, Mayor of the City of Schenectady and Assemblymember Patricia Fahy

March 24, 2015: MP3
Guests: Assemblymember Marcos Crespo (Somos website) and Senator Kevin Parker

February 24, 2015: MP3
Guest: Senator Diane Savino

January 13, 2015: MP3
Guests:  Mark Dunlea, Executive Director, Hunger Action Network of New York State, and Senator Cathy Young, Chair of the Senate Committee on Housing, Construction and Community Development;  and Co-Chair of the Legislative Commission on Rural Resources  and Chair of the Senate Republican Campaign Committee.

December 16, 2014: MP3
Guests: Greg LeRoy, Executive Director, Good Jobs First, Congressman Paul Tonko (

November 18, 2014: MP3 [unfortunately a defective cable led to several badly recorded segments]
Guests: Susan McCormick, coordinator of the “Researching New York” conference on New York State History and Senator John Flanagan, Chairman of the Senate Education Committee a the time of this show, became Senate Majority Leader on May 11, 2015

October 7 , 2014 Show: MP3
Guests: Dick Dadey, Executive Director, Citizens Union

September 16, 2014 Show: MP3
Guests: Senator Gustavo Rivera, Mike Boland, Campaign Manager for Zephyr Teachout

August 12, 2014 Show: MP3
Guests: Bryan Jones, Green Party Candidate for Lieutenant Governor Tim Wu, Democratic Candidate for Lieutenant Governor

July 15, 2014 Show: MP3
Guests: Zephyr Teachout, Democratic Candidate for Governor Senator Liz Krueger

June 3, 2014 Show: MP3
Guests: Tom Dinapoli, NYS Comptroller, Karen Scharff, Executive Director of Citizen Action and Co-Chair of the Working Families Party

May 6, 2014 Show: MP3 | April 8, 2014 Show: MP3 | March 18, 2014 Show: MP3 | February 11, 2014 Show: MP3 | January 9, 2014 Show: MP3 | December 19, 2013 Show: MP3 | October 3, 2013 Show: MP3 | September 12, 2013 Show: MP3

contact: Ron Deutsch, Executive Director
office: (518) 452-2130    fax: (518) 869-8649   cell: (518) 469-6769 
212 Great Oaks Blvd. Albany, New York 12203