Campbell Conversations

Interview: Tom Buckel and Deborah O’Shea

(Campbell Conversations) Poverty in the Syracuse region

This interview continues the Campbell Conversations' autumn theme of poverty in the Syracuse region. The focus here is on access to civil legal representation. Tom Buckel is the regional managing attorney in the Utica office of the Legal Services Central New York. Deborah O’Shea is the pro-bono coordinator of the Volunteer Lawyers Project of Onondaga County.



INTERVIEW: Kevin Frank

This is the first in a series on poverty in the Syracuse area.

This is the first in a series on poverty in the Syracuse area. In upcoming interviews, the Campbell Conversations will explore facets of the problem and what individuals and organizations are doing to try to address it. Kevin Frank is the executive director of the Brady Center, a non-profit ecumenical mission of the Catholic Church. The center works with the homeless, the topic of this interview.



Interview: Zephyr Teachout

Zephyr Teachout is challenging Gov. Andrew Cuomo

Zephyr Teachout is challenging Gov. Andrew Cuomo in the Democratic primary for governor this month. She is a professor at Fordham Law School, and in 2004 she was the director of Internet organizing for the Howard Dean presidential campaign. She has been national director of the Sunlight Foundation.



Interview: Randi Bregman

Randi Bregman is the executive director of Vera House

Randi Bregman is the executive director of Vera House, in Syracuse, a human service agency focused on domestic abuse and sexual violence. She’s also co-chair of the Syracuse-area Domestic and Sexual Violence Coalition and serves on the policy committee of the state Coalition Against Sexual Assault.



Interview: Mayor Miner and County Exec. Mahoney pt. 3

Leadership and politics in Syracuse

Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney and Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner have appeared on the Campbell Conversations program before. This is the last of three parts in which they participate together. This week, they discuss leadership and politics in Syracuse.



Interview: Mayor Miner and County Exec. Mahoney pt. 2

This is the second of three parts in which Mayor Stephanie Minor and Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney participate together. (Part 2)

Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney and Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner have both appeared on the Campbell Conversation program before. This is the second of three parts in which they participate together.



Interview: Mayor Miner and County Exec. Mahoney

Grant Reeher interviews Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Minor and County Executive Joanie Mahoney.

Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney and Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner have both appeared on the Campbell Conversation program before. This is the first of three parts in which they participate together. Today’s topic: Interstate 81.



Interview: State Senator David Valesky

Grant Reeher’s interview with Senator Dave Valesky.

State Sen. Dave Valesky represents the 53rd District, which contains most of Syracuse along with areas to the east. He is a member of the Independent Democratic Conference (IDC), a group of Democrats who broke from the Democratic Conference and joined in a coalition with State Senate Republicans to constitute a working majority. Recently, the IDC announced it plans to join with State Senate Democrats after the elections n November.



Interview: Larry Wilmore

Wilmore will host a new series to replace The Colbert Report

Larry Wilmore is best known as "senior black correspondent" for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. He has been an Emmy and Peabody award-winning writer and producer for such shows as the Bernie Mac Show, The Office and The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and is the author of the book I’d Rather We Got Casinos and Other Black Thoughts. After this interview took place, Comedy Central announced that Wilmore will host a new series to replace The Colbert Report called The Minority Report with Larry Wilmore.



Interview: Mike Falcone

Campbell Conversations

Mike Falcone was a co-founder of the Pyramid Cos., a development partnership. He then formed the Pioneer Companies, a commercial real estate development enterprise in Upstate New York, Denver and Phoenix. He is chairman emeritus of that company. Falcone also serves on Syracuse University’s board of trustees.