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June 10, 2011

UUP President Phillip H. Smith discusses NYSUNY 2020, budget cuts on tonight’s Capital Connection

United University Professions President Phillip H. Smith is the featured guest on tonight’s Capital Connection, hosted by Alan Chartock, on WAMC/Northeast Public Radio. Smith will address UUP’s concerns about NYSUNY 2020 and budget cuts to SUNY.

The Capital Connection program featuring Smith airs tonight (June 10) at 10:30 p.m. and Saturday (June 11) at 1 p.m. on WAMC and its network of 23 stations. The 25-minute program will also be available online by June 11 at

Capital Connection also is carried on radio stations across New York state, including:

WNYC 820 AM, New York City, Saturday at 5 a.m.
WVOX 1460 AM, New Rochelle, Monday at 3 p.m.
WHPC 90.3 FM, Garden City, Monday at 10:30 a.m.
WBEE, 92.5 FM, Rochester, Sunday 11:30 p.m.
WBZA, 98.9 FM, Rochester, Sunday 6 a.m.
WFKL 93.3 FM, Rochester, Sunday 6 a.m.
WHAM, 1180 AM, Rochester, between 5 and 6 a.m. Saturday and Sunday
WROC 950 AM, Rochester, Sunday 6 a.m.
WBSU 89.1 FM, Rochester, Sunday at 11:05 a.m.
WDWN, 89.1 FM, Syracuse, Saturday 7:30 a.m.
WEOS 89.7 FM, Ithaca, Sunday 6 p.m.
WSNN 99.3 FM, Potsdam, Sunday at 8:30 a.m.

UUP is the nation's largest higher education union, with more than 37,000 academic and professional faculty and retirees. UUP members work at 29 New York state-operated campuses, including SUNY’s public teaching hospitals and health science centers in Brooklyn, Long Island and Syracuse. It is an affiliate of NYSUT, the American Federation of Teachers, the National Education Association, and the AFL-CIO.


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