Kevin S. Parker's Videos

Sen. Parker Interviews Jonathan E. Gradess, Executive Director, NYS Defenders Association, Inc.

Based in Albany, New York, the New York State Defenders Association is a non-profit, membership organization, that provides direct services and training programs to the 6,000 lawyers who represent family or criminal court cases for low income people.

For direct assistance, visit their website at www.nysda.org or call 518-465-3524.

Further, two Brooklyn-based organizations provide similar services:

June 4, 2014
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Senator Parker Interviews Gwen Wright, Executive Director, NYS Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo appointed Gwen Wright as the Executive Director of the state’s Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence in September 2013. 

Ms. Wright had been with the agency for 20 years at the time of her appointment, serving in many capacities, most recently as Director of Human Services and Prevention.

Senator Parker interviews Ms. Wright on the office's services, latest initiatives and how her office can form coalitions to further prevent domestic violence or support victims.

For more information, visit www.OPDV.ny.gov, or call 518-457-5800.

 

 

May 29, 2014
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Senator Parker Interviews Darryl C. Towns, Commissioner/CEO, NYS Homes and Community Renewal

On Tuesday, May 20, 2014, Senator Parker interviewed Darryl C. Towns, whom in 2011 was appointed by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to lead NYS Homes and Community Renewal (HCR) as Commissioner/CEO. HCR includes all the state’s integrated housing and community renewal agencies and programs, and implements the Governor’s bold housing and community renewal agenda.

May 21, 2014
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Senator Parker features New York State Empire State Development President/CEO and Commissioner Ken Adams on 'Legislative Report with Senator Kevin Parker'

Senator Parker welcomed New York State Empire State Development President/CEO and Commissioner Ken Adams as his guest on his weekly 'Legislative Report with Senator Kevin Parker' cable show, Tuesday, May 6, 2014.

Empire State Development (ESD) is New York’s chief economic development agency. The mission of Empire State Development is to promote a vigorous and growing economy, encourage the creation of new job and economic opportunities, increase revenues to the State and its municipalities, and achieve stable and diversified local economies.

May 7, 2014
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Legislative Report with Senator Parker and Yvonne Graham, NYS DOH Associate Commissioner

 

April is National Minority Health Month. Senator Parker welcomes New York State Department of Health Associate Commissioner Yvonne Graham, Director, Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities Prevention.

Listen as they discuss the health inequities among various populations and how her office works plan to address these specific issues 2013-2017.

For more information about the Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities Prevention, please call 518-474-2180 or visit www.doh.gov.

 

April 29, 2014
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Legislative Report with Senator Parker and Dr. Merodie Hancock, President, SUNY Empire State College

Senator Parker welcomes SUNY Empire State College President Dr. Merodie A. Hancock. Listen as they discuss the College's commitment to non-traditional students among online and face-to-face courses in 35 locations statewide.

Brooklyn is one of the college's 35 locations across New York state.

177 Livingston Street

Brookly, NY 11201

Phone: 718-783-4400

Fax: 718-858-0943

Email: metropolitan@esc.edu 

February 27, 2014
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Senator Parker Interviews Jerome Hauer, Commissioner the State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services

Senator Parker Interviews Jerome Hauer on issues of homeland security and emergency services including the functions of the agency, Super-storm Sandy, and New York state security.

April 30, 2013
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Senator Kevin Parker Interview Steven Allinger, Director of Legislation for NYSUT

Senator Kevin Parker Interview Steven Allinger, Director of Legislation for New York State United Teachers

April 24, 2013
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Senator Parker Votes to Pass Historic Gun Control Reform

For Immediate Release: January 15, 2013

 (Brooklyn, NY) Senator Kevin Parker declared victory with the passage of sweeping gun reform legislation. "We often pass laws where we legislate an outcome. Last night we made history by passing a law where we hope to avoid outcomes like we saw in Newtown.  Our actions will make New York safer and stronger than ever before, and I am proud to vote yes on this bill."

In 2011, there were 12,664 murders in the United States, of those 8,583 were caused by firearms. In New York alone there were 445 firearm related murders. Many of these victims are innocent children including four year old Lloyd Morgan was tragically shot while in a playground and 16 year old Kemar Brooks who was shot while playing tennis in the park. Even our first responders are not immune from the scourge of gun violence, including NYPD officer Peter Figoski who responded to a burglary in progress and Webster Police Department Lieutenant Mike Chiapperini and Webster volunteer firefighter Tomasz Kaczowka who were ambushed while responding to a fire.

January 15, 2013
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Senator Parker Interviews Lani Rahman Attorney and Foreclosure Prevent Counselor of Grow Brooklyn

State Senator Kevin Parker (D-21) Interviews Ms. Lani Rahman, Esq. Foreclosure Prevention Counselor of Grow Brooklyn

March 6, 2012

Discussion Topics:

Foreclosure Counseling, The Impact of Foreclosure, Status of the Foreclosure Crisis, Ways to Prevent Foreclosure

 About Grow Brooklyn

July 31, 2012
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Senator Kevin Parker Interviews Dr. John B. King Jr., Commissioner of the State Education Department

State Senator Kevin Parker (D-21) Interviews Dr. John B. King Jr. Commissioner of the New York State Education Department

June 5, 2012

Discussion Topics:

Race to the Top, Priorities of State Ed, Parental Involvement

 About State Ed

 

June 12, 2012
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Senator Parker Interviews Paul Williams - President of NYS Dormitory Authority

State Senator Kevin Parker (D-21) Interviews Paul Williams President of the NYS Dormitory Authority

June 5, 2012

Discussion Topics:

Economic Development and History of DASNY

 

June 12, 2012
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Senator Kevin Parker Interviews Kenneth Adams President of Empire State Development

State Senator Kevin Parker (D-21) Interviews Kenneth Adams Empire State Development President & CEO and Commissioner of the New York State Department of Economic Development

May 15, 2012

Discussion Topics:

Economic Development, NYS Job Crisis, Projects and Services available in Brooklyn, Regional Councils

 

About Empire State Development

May 17, 2012
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State Senator Kevin Parker Interviews Senator Eric Adams (D-20)

State Senator Kevin Parker (D-21) Interviews New York State Senator Eric Adams (D-20)

May 8, 2012

Discussion Topics:

Community Involvement in Public Safety, Stop and Frisk, Taser Legislation, NYPD Inspector General Legislation, & Muslim Surveillance

 

About Senator Eric Adams

May 9, 2012
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Senator Kevin Parker Interviews Commissioner Jerome Hauer - NYS Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services

State Senator Kevin Parker (D-21) Interviews Commissioner Jerome Hauer- NYS Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES)

May 1, 2012

Discussion Topics:

History of the DHSES, Emergency Preparedness including Natural Disasters and Counter-terrorism, Community Involvement in Homeland Security

 

About the DHSES

http://www.dhses.ny.gov/

May 7, 2012
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