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Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., speaks in support of upstate New York becoming a federally designated drone testing site. Photo: Ryan Delaney, WRVO
Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., speaks in support of upstate New York becoming a federally designated drone testing site. Photo: Ryan Delaney, WRVO

The Eight O'clock Hour, 9/17/13

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Environment New York publishes its list of America's dirtiest power plants, including the five worst in our state. Also, Senator Charles Schumer is making his case to name upstate New York one of a half-dozen testing sites for drones. And almost a year after the Cuomo Administration announced a review to determine whether hydro fracking could be done safely in NY, little information has been released, and an anti-fracking group is suing the state to find out what it has found so far. David Sommerstein takes a look at a new school lunch program, focused on providing children with healthier options. Many schools have been opting out of the program. Plus: Connie Meng has a theater review of "No Great Mischief", and food historian Abigail Carroll discusses her new book, Three Squares: The Invention of the American Meal.

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