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Second Buffalo Billion deal benefits Ciminelli

U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara says the way LPCiminelli won the contract to build the SolarCity factory in Buffalo was criminal. The deal-making behind another Buffalo Billion project that LPCiminelli had previously landed, to build space for biotech company Albany Molecular Research Inc., bears some striking similarities to the way the company won the SolarCity work, […]


Heaney talks police training with ‘Pressroom

Jim Heaney talks with Susan Arbetter of The Capitol Pressroom about a story published Monday by Investigative Post on the Buffalo Police Department’s failure to update its “use of force” training for officers. The interview runs from 36:53 to 49:13


Heaney talks SolarCity on ‘Pressroom

Jim Heaney and Susan Arbetter discuss Elon Musk’s ongoing challenges involving SolarCity and her upcoming visit to Buffalo on Tuesday for an event hosted by Investigative Post. Interview was recorded Sept. 7 and broadcast Sept. 9 on The Capitol Pressroom. Interview runs from 12:42 to 22:11.


Heaney talks Buffalo lead testing on ‘Pressroom

Susan Arbetter of The Capitol Pressroom interviews Jim Heaney about Investigative Post’s recent story on problems with Buffalo’s program to test drinking water for lead. The interview, which broadcast Aug. 25, runs from 22:33 to 37:04. Heaney will interview Arbetter in front of a live audience Sept. 13 at the Burchfield Penney Art Center. She […]


Heaney talks subsidies on ‘Pressroom

Jim Heaney, in a wide-wide ranging interview with Susan Arbetter of The Capitol Pressroom, discusses the lack of transparency around state economic development programs and a dubious $125,000 grant made to an ice cream parlor under the Buffalo Billion. The interview, which broadcast July 28, runs from 22:20 to 36:43. Heaney will turn the tables on Arbetter when […]


Heaney discusses radioactive hotspots on ‘Pressroom

Jim Heaney and Susan Arbetter of The Capitol Pressroom discuss Dan Telvock’s coverage of radioactive hotspots in Niagara County. The interview, which was taped and broadcast Thursday, runs from 13:15 to 22:43.


Heaney talks Tesla-SolarCity on ‘Pressroom

Jim Heaney and Susan Arbetter discuss Tesla’s proposed takeover of SolarCity on the June 30 edition of The Capitol Pressroom. Heaney and Arbetter also talk about Investigative Post’s upcoming event season, which kicks off Sept. 13 with an appearance by Arbetter in Buffalo. The interview runs from 22:18 to 37:02.


Heaney discusses Cuomo’s flawed approach on ‘Pressroom

Jim Heaney, following up on his reports broadcast June 7 and June 8 on WBFO and a number of other NPR stations across the state, discusses what he considers Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s flawed approach to economic development with Susan Arbetter of The Capitol Pressroom. The interview, broadcast June 15, runs from 13:15 to 22:32.