Paul Grondahl: Erastus Corning, Albany Politics and The NYSWI

By Paul Grondahl

David Miranda

EPISODE SUMMARY:

Paul Grondahl, director of the New York State Writers Institute joins David to talk about his book, Mayor Corning: Albany Icon, Albany Enigma, the history of the democratic machine in Albany and preview the Fall 2019 events at the New York Writers Institute.

Grondahl details the numerous interviews he did while reporting on his book, including New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, whose grandmother, Polly Noonan was a longtime companion of Mayor Corning.

The conversation then turns to discuss the history of New York State Writers Institute and preview a few notable events that will be taking place this fall, including appearances by Dan Rather, Salman Rushdie, Francis Ford Coppola, Rakim, Kate Fodor, and Tony Shalhoub.

Miranda Warnings is hosted by NYSBA’s 118th President, David Miranda.

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