Professors Deutchman and Robertson Spoke Out Against Governor Pataki and Commissioner Stone on ‘Plato’s Cave’ – Hobart and William Smith Colleges \
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Professors Deutchman and Robertson Spoke Out Against Governor Pataki and Commissioner Stone on ‘Plato’s Cave’

Co-hosts of “Plato's Cave” Professor of Political Science Iva Deutchman and Professor of Writing and Rhetoric Linda Robertson awarded this week's “Have They No Shame Award” on the show to both Governor Pataki and Commissioner for Mental Health James Stone.

“Most New York voters and perhaps many legislators will be surprised to learn that Governor Pataki and Commissioner Stone intend to achieve by April 17, 2003, the transfer or layoff of the doctors, nurses, and staff at major psychiatric centers in the state,” says Robertson. “The Governor and the Commissioner intend a pre-emptive closure not only of the Elmira Psychiatric Center, but also of the renowned research facility at Hutchings, and the facility at Middletown, which has led the way in community cooperative services.”

Read more of Robertson's comments on this issue in the press release.

Plato's Cave airs from 6:30 to 7 p.m. on Thursdays and is produced through Hobart and William Smith Colleges' radio station, WEOS 89.7FM / 90.3FM, a National Public Radio affiliate, by Michael Black, WEOS station manager. It is distributed on the Public Radio Satellite System. The program is distributed to more than 700 public radio stations that can access the Public Radio Satellite System, the main distribution mechanism for distributing public radio programming throughout the country. It is also aired via the Web site www.weos.org.