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The Capitol Pressroom for March 30, 2011

Scores of demonstrators angry at cuts to education are expected to rally at the Capitol today. Among them will be former Green Party candidate for Governor Howie Hawkins and long-time activist Matt Funicello. Both join me in the studio.

One of the authors of the budget is Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos who will give us the latest on negotiations, and respond to the anger of protesters.

Mohawk John Kane hosts a radio show in western New York called “Let’s Talk Native…with John Kane” on WECK on which he tackles issues such as the current attempt to tax sales of cigarettes to non-Indians on Native lands. Today we turn the tables on Kane, to find out how he and other native tribes across the state feel about the tax, how it’s portrayed by the media, and the Cuomo administration. Plus, Kane says there is so much misinformation in the news about native Americans, that he wants a chance to correct the record.

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2 Comments to “The Capitol Pressroom for March 30, 2011”

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  1. John Kane says:

    It was a privilege to be on today’s show and I was glad to have the opportunity to share my thoughts and perspectives. I look forward to being Susan’s guest again. these issues are much more complex than the state’s claim that they are simply trying to apply the law evenly.

  2. Tony Mott says:

    that john kane guy is really impressive – he cleared up a lot questions that i had

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