Long Island Economy Issues

The latest program in the Exploring Critical Issues series—the award-winning show conceived and hosted by Adelphi University President Dr. Robert A. Scott—examines the root causes and effects of today’s challenging economy.  The one-hour broadcast, “The Economy: Who’s Winning, Who’s Losing?” airs this May as follows:  Sunday, May 22, and Sunday, May 29, at 7:30 a.m. and again at 10:30 p.m.; Tuesday, May 24,and Tuesday, May 31, at 2:00 p.m.; Thursday, May 26, and Thursday, June 2, at 9:00 p.m.  It can be viewed on Cablevision Channel 29 (Long Island, NY) and Cablevision Channel 137 (Bronx, Brooklyn, Yonkers, New Jersey, Connecticut, Hudson Valley, Westchester, NY-DMA), Verizon FiOS TV Channel 296 (New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and most markets), and simultaneously online atat

The Exploring Critical Issues format features a distinguished group of experts exploring a topic of significance to New York area viewers.  Joining Dr. Scott for the discussion on “The Economy: Who’s Winning, Who’s Losing?” is Stephen Breitstone, Esq., a partner at the law firm Meltzer, Lippe, Goldstein & Breitstone, LLP and an expert in tax and estate planning matters; Carol Markman, CPA and partner at Feldman, Meinberg & Co. LLP, with practice areas in accounting and tax-related services for individuals, small businesses and not-for-profits; and businessman John Costanzo, President of Purolator International, Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Purolator Inc., Canada’s largest delivery network.

“Financial markets indicate improvement as wealth increases for the wealthy, but surveys tell us that three in ten Americans have faced difficulty paying the rent or mortgage since 2008, and that one in five have lost a job in this period,” said Dr. Scott.  “What is the real state of the economy? Who is winning and why? Who is losing and why? What can be done about it?  These are the questions posed and answered by my informed guests.”

Seen by over seven million households, Exploring Critical Issues has earned three Telly Awards, the cable equivalent of the Emmy.

As the engaged University, Adelphi is proud to sponsor Exploring Critical Issues to provide scholars, advocates, and other distinguished guests with a forum in which to explore critical local, regional, national, and global topics, such as the environment, health, business, the arts, politics, law, and government regulations.

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About Dr. Robert A. Scott:
Inaugurated as Adelphi’s ninth president in July 2000, Dr. Scott has built on the University’s rich traditions in undergraduate and graduate education and continues to link the liberal arts and sciences with professional programs.  Since his appointment, Adelphi University has enjoyed new levels of academic growth and excellence, increased student enrollment, and an enriched campus life supported by alumni, faculty and administration.  Dr. Scott’s philosophy of an “engaged” university is apparent in his dedication to the community, including undertaking the televised series, Exploring Critical Issues.  Read more about Dr. Robert A. Scott.

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