Whie Plains Week

          THE TELEVISION AND INTERNET NEWS REPORT FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF

                                                   WESTCHESTER'S CAPITAL CITY

 

             An estimated 340,000 households view White Plains Week

                                         on cable and the internet.

                       (Scroll down to the bottom of the page to read details about the program.)

High speed internet connection recommended. File size approx. 100 MB.

Files will open in Windows Media Player, and other players which can display .wmv files.

Although our video files should "stream" and begin playing immediately in Windows Media Player, other players

or internet browsers such as Firefox may be programmed to download the entire file before beginning to play.

 

   WPWN

  Radio News

     click to play

 

SPECIAL: White Plains Common Council votes to fire

Public Works Commissioner Joseph "Bud" Nicoleti.

Recorded at special meeting, 9:30 pm, 5/27/15.

Click here to view.

 

TO VIEW THE PROGRAM OF MAY 22, 2015 CLICK HERE

 

SPECIAL: President Obama in Westchester: Here's video of

President Obama's fly-in to Westchester County Airport to

attend a fundraiser in Stamford, CT. Runs 3:55. Begins with

White Plains Mayor Tom Roach, County Executive Rob

Astorino, at NYS Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul waiting to greet

the President. Recorded 5/20/15. Click here to play.

 

TO VIEW THE PROGRAM OF MAY 15, 2015 CLICK HERE

 

TO VIEW THE PROGRAM OF MAY 8, 2015 CLICK HERE

 

TO VIEW THE PROGRAM OF MAY 1, 2015 CLICK HERE

 

--------------------------------------------------------------

PEOPLE TO BE HEARD: Dr. Jillian Hochfelder of

ENT and Allergy Associates in Purchase is interviewed

by John Bailey about the pollen season and what can be

done to combat allergies. Click here to view.

 

PEOPLE TO BE HEARD: New York State Senate Minority

Leader Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins is interviewed

by Peter Katz, John Bailey and James Benerofe. Among

the subjects covered: criminal charges against Senate

Majority Leader Dean Skelos and his son, and Senator

Stewart-Cousins' trip to Cuba with Governor Cuomo and

others. Recorded 5/8/15. Click here to view.

 

PEOPLE TO BE HEARD: "Spotlight on Sports" with

John Bailey, featuring interviews with the legendary

Dick Button and baseball expert Jennifer  Ring.

Click here to view.

 

PEOPLE TO BE HEARD: State Senator George Latimer is

interviewed by Peter Katz, John Bailey, and James Benerofe

on subjects ranging from Governor Cuomo's trip to Cuba,

to the future tolls we'll pay to take a trip over the Tappan Zee

Bridge, to state infrastructure, corruption in Albany, and

more.  Recorded 5/1/15. Click here to view.

 

PEOPLE TO BE HEARD: John Bailey and James Benerofe

interview Dr. Barry Jordan, Assistant Medical Director at the

Burke Rehabilitation Hospital in White Plains and

the New York State Athletic Commission's Chief Medical

Officer on concussions, brain injury in athletes, and

other subjects. Recorded 4/17/15. Click here to view.

 

PEOPLE TO BE HEARD: Will the folks at the White Plains

schools give taxpayers a break by using the millions of dollars

in extra state aid the district is receiving to avoid raising, or even

reducing, school taxes?  Or, will they use the windfall for more spending?

John Bailey asks for answers to these and other important questions

from Supt. Timothy Connors and business manager Fred Seiler. 

Recorded 4/15/15. Click here to view.

 

PEOPLE TO BE HEARD:  Journalist Milton Hoffman

passed away recently after decades of covering White Plains

and Westchester with The  Journal News and its

predecessors. As editorial page editor, his opinions were

widely known and influence widely felt. He was interviewed in

2008 by Peter Katz, John Bailey and James Benerofe.

Click here to view.

   

PEOPLE TO BE HEARD: In March, the Salvation Army

honored former White Plains Mayor Joseph Delfino and others

for community service. John Bailey presents highlights of the

breakfast event held at the Crowne Plaza. Click here to view.

 

PEOPLE TO BE HEARD: Hello sports fans! It's Red Bailey...

or is it Mel Bailey...no, it's John Bailey speaking of sports with

author and sports show host John Vorperian. Find out the latest

from the world of sports in this fast-moving show. Recorded 3/20/15.

Click here to view. 

 

PEOPLE TO BE HEARD: John Bailey and James Benerofe

interview Lisa Panero, Director of World Languages and English Language

Learning Programs for the White Plains Public Schools about some

of the issues facing the school district. Recorded 3/13/15.

Click here to view.

 

PEOPLE TO BE HEARD:  John Bailey and James Benerofe

interview Nancy Patota, Exec. Dir. of The ARC of Westchester

Foundation and Tibisay Guzman, Assoc. Exec. Dir. and

Chief Operations Officer,  of The ARC of Westchester about

topics such as what's needed to improve services to special

needs individuals, and the March 14 ARC Family Day.

Recorded 3/6/15. Click here to view.

 

PEOPLE TO BE HEARD: Immigration reform has been a

hot topic nationally White Plains Attorney Jeffrey Binder

is interviewed by John Bailey and James Benerofe on the

finer points of immigration law. Recorded 2/20/15.

Click here to view.

 

PEOPLE TO BE HEARD: Now that Assemblyman Sheldon

Silver is facing corruption charges and has resigned as

Speaker of the Assembly, will changes take place in Albany with

respect to corruption and the distribution of political power?

Peter Katz, John Bailey and James Benerofe ask Assemblyman

David Buchwald about that and other important issues.

Recorded 2/13/15. Click here to view.    

 

PEOPLE TO BE HEARD: John Bailey, James Benerofe and

Alex Philippidis, original participants in the program

"White Plains Week,"  chat about changes since the first

episode of the program 15 years ago. They compare

White Plains of 15 years ago to White Plains of today

and notice that the more things have changed, the more they

have remained the same. Recorded 2/6/15. Click here to view.

 

PEOPLE TO BE HEARD: Westchester County Executive

Rob Astorino is interviewed by Peter Katz and John Bailey.

Does his stronger-than-predicted showing in the race for

Governor against Andrew Cuomo position him for national

office? What are the important issues in Westchester going

into 2015? Will he continue to hold the line on taxes?

Will there be better relations with the Board of Legislators?

These and other important questions are addressed in

this fast-moving program. Recorded 12/19/14.

Click here to view.

 

PEOPLE TO BE HEARD: John Bailey's guests are from

the National Parents Organization. They are Dr. Betsy Baron,

a Board member, and Christopher Howard, Chairman of the

organization. They are interviewed about child custody law

reform and related subjects. Recorded 12/12/14.

Click here to view. 

 

PEOPLE TO BE HEARD: John Bailey and James Benerofe

interview the Interim Superintendent of White Plains Public

Schools Timothy Connors about various subjects, such as

the pay raises given to teachers, ever-increasing school taxes,

and whether schools deserve failing grades because of low

student test scores. Recorded 12/5/14. Click here to view.   

 

PEOPLE TO BE HEARD: John Bailey and James Benerofe

interview Michael Graessle, Associate Real Estate Broker with

Better Homes & Gardens Rand Realty in White Plains about

the real estate market. Recorded 11/26/14. Click here to view. 

 

PEOPLE TO BE HEARD: Peter Katz, John Bailey and

James Benerofe interview White Plains Councilwoman

Milagros Lacouna. Subjects covered include the

French American School project,  White Plains' evolving

demographics, taxes, parking, redevelopment of the

train station, creating a new vision for the city, and

much more. Recorded 11/14/14. Click here to view.

 

PEOPLE TO BE HEARD:  Newly-elected White Plains

Councilwoman Nadine Hunt-Robinson is interviewed

by Peter Katz and John Bailey on a variety of subjects.

These include the French American school project,

government finances, environmental issues, and

her hopes for the city's future. Recorded 11/7/14.

Click here to view.

 

PEOPLE TO BE HEARD: Tennis anyone? John Bailey serves

up some questions for Cesar Andrade, who's running the new

tennis facility at Delfino Park in White Plains. There's

nothing backhanded about the questions in this interview,

which net some interesting information. Click here to view.

 

PEOPLE TO BE HEARD: China is in the midst of a real

estate boom, and they're extending their interest to the

U.S. , including Westchester. Peter Katz, James Benerofe

and John Bailey interview Elizabeth Nunan, VP of Global

Business Development for Houlihan Lawrence, who is

just back from a conference in China and sheds light

on what's happening. Recorded 9/26/14. Click here to view.

 

PEOPLE TO BE HEARD: Dr. Miriam Leavitt Flisser and

Dr. Jack Stern are interviewed by John Bailey

and James Benerofe on the state of medicine in the

U.S., and the impacts of the Affordable Care Act.

Recorded 9/5/14. Click here to view.

 

PEOPLE TO BE HEARD: John Bailey and James Benerofe

interview people about a 9/11 fundraiser. Recorded 8/29/14.

Click here to view.

 

PEOPLE TO BE HEARD: John Bailey interviews the

Executive Director of the White Plains Downtown Business

Improvement District, Kevin Nunn, about plans for a survey

of shoppers and other issues. Recorded 8/21/14. Click here to view.

 

PEOPLE TO BE HEARD: "BATMEN" - From the popular

series of the same name, two of our heroes, John Bailey

and Jim Benerofe, discuss one of the hot subjects among

public health authorities these days -- BATS!! This

is no Joke(r). Recorded 8/15/14 . Click here to view.

 

PEOPLE TO BE HEARD: There's been a lot of talk about

revaluation of real estate in Westchester. Those in favor say

it will lower taxes for many and eliminate inequities.

Those against say it's just a way for politicians to raise taxes

on most homeowners while giving businesses a break. Former

Scarsdale Mayor Miriam Levitt Flisser is interviewed by

John Bailey and James Benerofe about whether it was

worth the $4-million it cost Scarsdale, and other

aspects of real estate taxation. Recorded 8/8/14.

Click here to view.

 

PEOPLE TO BE HEARD: Marie and Ron Rhodes are White Plains

residents who are interested in the French American School

of NY proposal for the old Ridgeway Country Club, and have

special qualifications to examine the documents which

have been created for the project. In so doing, they have found

some really interesting things which you probably don't know....

and won't know unless you see this program. They're interviewed

by John Bailey. recorded 8/1/14. Click here to view.

 

PEOPLE TO BE HEARD: There really is no business like

show business, and on this program Peter Katz and John Bailey

interview the founders of the Westchester Broadway Theater in

Elmsford, NY -- Bill and Von Ann Stutler and Bob Funking.

Learn about the backstage magic which has kept the WBT

thriving for 40 years, and enjoy scenes from their production

of Disney's Mary Poppins. Recorded 7/16/14. Click here to view.  

 

PEOPLE TO BE HEARD: Recent Supreme Court decisions,

the U.S. justice system, and gun control are among the subjects

covered when John Bailey and James Benerofe interview

Charles Lederman of White Plains, co-chair of the criminal

bar section of the Westchester County Bar Association.

Recorded 6/27/14. Click here to view.

 

PEOPLE TO BE HEARD:  Recent developments in the

French American School of New York's project are explored

as Peter Katz, John Bailey and James Benerofe interview

Michael Zarin, an attorney with the firm Zarin & Steinmetz

which represents FASNY, and John Botti, a White Plains

resident, parent, Trustee of FASNY and chair of the

school's Facilities Committee. Recorded 6/20/14.

Click here to view.  

 

PEOPLE TO BE HEARD: John Sheehan, community leader

and an organizer of the recent "White Plains at a Crossroads"

community meeting at the White Plains High School, is interviewed

by John Bailey, James Benerofe and Peter Katz about the

French American School project. Recorded 6/13/14.

Click here to view.  

 

PEOPLE TO BE HEARD: John Bailey reports on his

Hudson River boat trip to the construction site of the new

Tappan Zee Bridge (now given the name, New NY Bridge).

In addition to narrating video clips and photos, John reports

on various aspects of the construction and financing to date,

and what can be expected in the near future. Recorded 6/6/14.

Click here to view. 

 

PEOPLE TO BE HEARD: Had enough double-talk about

problems with education in public schools? Get straight-talk

from an insider, Liz Phillips, Principal of PS 321 in Brooklyn,

NY, who wrote an outspoken analysis for the New York Times

and is interviewed by John Bailey. Release date: 5/19/14.

Click here to view. 

 

PEOPLE TO BE HEARD: James Benerofe and John Bailey

interview representatives of Our Sister's Place about the

organization, domestic violence, sex and labor

trafficking, and other issues. Recorded 5/9/14.

Click here to view.

 

PEOPLE TO BE HEARD: Is Obamacare working? Has

White Plains Hospital outgrown its recently-expanded

emergency room? Is healthcare facing business and competitive

pressures found in other industries? These and other subjects

are discussed by Jon Schandler, CEO of White Plains Hospital

in a fast-moving interview conducted by Peter Katz, James Benerofe

and John Bailey. Recorded 4/25/`14. Click here to view.

 

PEOPLE TO BE HEARD: Susan Katz and Kathy Ferri of

the Hudson Valley Pet Food Pantry are interviewed about

the organization: the need it fills, its success in helping

animals and their people, and hopes for the future.

Recorded 11/27/13. Click here to view.  

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------

SPECIAL: Hudson Valley Pet Food Pantry receives grant from

ASPCA. Video of presentation at Pet Food Pantry space

rented at Ridgeview Congregational Church, White Plains.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW 

 

WHITE PLAINS WEEK is the award winning weekly news round-up of news and events in White Plains and beyond,

recently honored by the New York State Assembly. What's happened, who are the newsmakers, what's in store for the future?

The program features John Bailey, editor and publisher of White Plains CitizeNet Reporter wpcnr.com; Jim Benerofe, editor

and publisher of suburbanstreet.com and whiteplains.com; and, award-winning journalist Peter Katz, formerly with NBC,

WMEX, WGBH and WHDH-TV in Boston, ABC News, WFAS Radio, KFWB Los Angeles and nationally syndicated to

stations around the U.S., among others. White Plains Week can be seen every Friday at 7:30 pm, Saturdays and Sundays at

8:30 am, and again on Monday at 7:00 pm on Cablevision Channel 76 on Verizon FIOS Channel 45 throughout

Westchester County...and right now, right here on your computer! (Runs approx. 29 min.)

 

PEOPLE TO BE HEARD can be seen Mondays at 10:00 pm and Wednesdays at 10:30 pm

on Cablevision and Verizon FIOS.

 

 CLICK TO RETURN TO WPCNR.COM

All material including video files is copyrighted (c) 2014 and may not be reproduced without written permission.

Site designed and maintained by Peter Katz

Need website, graphics or marketing services/consultation?

Contact Peter at peterkatz@aol.com