Fight Back Podcast on the 2011 NYS Legislative Session

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First of a two part interview with the American Cancer Society's Russ Sciandra on the issues that matter to the fight against cancer

Albany, N.Y. (June 28, 2011) – The Fight Back Podcast is back with the first of our two part look back at the, just ended, New York State Legislative session. New York State Director of Advocacy, Russ Sciandra, reviews the victories, disappointments and notes the progress made on tobacco issues, the budget and the Complete Streets program.


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