Tuesday, 11 August 2015 13:01

Using the New Technologies to Affect Change

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As I watch the 2016 presidential campaign unfold, I can't help but be amazed how some candidates are getting all the attention and press coverage, while others who are raising substantive issues are being vastly overlooked and under reported.

I am sure this is not just happening on a national level, but also to many people across the county who step into the public arena to affect change.   I would therefore like to start a dialogue on Focus on Albany and cover stories about how the mainstream media is covering people and important issues and what is being done by those people to create new ways of getting their message out using the new evolving technologies


I can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or on twitter @FocusonAlbany.


My name is Cynthia Pooler and I have created and produce an internet radio show called Focus on Albany. I live in the State Capital of New York and I discuss pertinent issues of the day.  I am so gratified by the response I am getting from the people that I have interviewed as well as the people who have listened to Focus on Albany

I created Focus on Albany because I am intrigued by the evolution of how people obtain their news and information.   I believe the next big thing will be internet radio and tv as well as technology that is yet to be envisioned

I, therefore, would like to have a panel discussion on Focus on Albany by people who are involved and interested in the new technologies and how it effects everyone on a daily basis

If there is anyone who is interested in participating in this discussion, please email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thank you

Sunday, 01 February 2015 15:00

Focus on Albany TV at Taste in Albany

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Focus on Albany TV at a Pre State of State Get Together at Taste in Albany

click the link below to hear the interview


Though Cynthia Pooler grew up in Queens and Long Island, she’s spent much of her life in the Capital Region.

She worked as a clerical worker for the state in Saratoga County for many years. Then moved to Albany in 2009, and retired.

“I’ve always had a love of politics,” says Pooler, who runs a political site, focusonalbany.com, where she’s compiled hundreds of interviews with local politicians and movers and shakers. “I’ve always been fascinated with the new technology. So I wanted to blend new technology with politics, and that’s how I came up with Focus on Albany.”

The 67-year-old widow has been doing FOA for two years. “It’s such a creative, wonderful thing and I’m always coming up with new ideas,” she says. “Since I’m retired, this is my passion: politics. I wanted to turn my passion into something productive, where I can interview people and talk about pressing issues of the day. I’m just having a great time.”

You can find Pooler’s interviews at focusonalbany.com, or you can find Pooler herself standing at a busy intersection, waving her “Focus on Albany” sign. “I’m just trying to get my message out. I don’t have the money for a sign on I-90,” she says. We asked Pooler some kooky Proustian questions.


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