My name is Cynthia Pooler and I have created and produce an internet radio show called Focus on Albany. I live in the State Capital of New York and I discuss pertinent issues of the day.  I am so gratified by the response I am getting from the people that I have interviewed as well as the people who have listened to Focus on Albany

I created Focus on Albany because I am intrigued by the evolution of how people obtain their news and information.   I believe the next big thing will be internet radio and tv as well as technology that is yet to be envisioned

I, therefore, would like to have a panel discussion on Focus on Albany by people who are involved and interested in the new technologies and how it effects everyone on a daily basis

If there is anyone who is interested in participating in this discussion, please email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thank you

Sunday, 01 February 2015 15:00

Focus on Albany TV at Taste in Albany

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Focus on Albany TV at a Pre State of State Get Together at Taste in Albany

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Though Cynthia Pooler grew up in Queens and Long Island, she’s spent much of her life in the Capital Region.

She worked as a clerical worker for the state in Saratoga County for many years. Then moved to Albany in 2009, and retired.

“I’ve always had a love of politics,” says Pooler, who runs a political site,, where she’s compiled hundreds of interviews with local politicians and movers and shakers. “I’ve always been fascinated with the new technology. So I wanted to blend new technology with politics, and that’s how I came up with Focus on Albany.”

The 67-year-old widow has been doing FOA for two years. “It’s such a creative, wonderful thing and I’m always coming up with new ideas,” she says. “Since I’m retired, this is my passion: politics. I wanted to turn my passion into something productive, where I can interview people and talk about pressing issues of the day. I’m just having a great time.”

You can find Pooler’s interviews at, or you can find Pooler herself standing at a busy intersection, waving her “Focus on Albany” sign. “I’m just trying to get my message out. I don’t have the money for a sign on I-90,” she says. We asked Pooler some kooky Proustian questions.


Focus on Albany discusses issues that matter because what happens in Albany echos throughout the state and what will happen in November will affect every citizen in New Yok State

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Senate Minority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins in an interview this afternoon said she hoped the women’s equality legislation being pushed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo will garner the support of some Republican lawmakers.

Tuesday, 29 January 2013 17:27

Skelos Open To Minimum Wage Phase-In

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Senate Republican Leader Dean Skelos indicated today that he was open to a gradual increase in the state’s minimum wage, but was opposed to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plan that would increase it immediately from $7.25 to $8.75.

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