Rochester Unrest, Opioid Crisis, Race for Senate, Workforce Development
On this week's edition of New York NOW: Civil unrest continues in Rochester over the death of Daniel Prude. Jon Campbell from the USA Today Network has been following the situation closely and joins us with details and analysis.
New York's opioid crisis hit a rebound during the COVID-19 pandemic, with a spike in the number of overdose deaths. Senate Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Chair Pete Harckham joins us to discuss that, and a few top issues in his upcoming election.
Former Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, who ran for governor in 2014, is challenging Harckham for his seat in the Senate. We'll discuss his message to voters.
And rebuilding New York's economy is going to take a strong workforce. That's going to cost money, but supporters say it would be well worth the investment. Melinda Mack from NYATEP, a statewide workforce development group, explains.
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