Monthly Archives: July, 2018


July 20, 2018: Joanne Shenandoah (Symphoria)

Published - July 20, 2018

    Grammy-winning artist Joanne Shenandoah is joining Symphoria for two performances this weekend, as the orchestra kicks off a year-long celebration of Women’s Suffrage in America.  Joanne and her husband, historian Doug George, stopped by the Classic FM studios to chat with mid-day host Diane Jones about this performance of “SkyWoman,” as well as the role of women and the influence of the nations on our culture.   Information about Symphoria is available here. Joanne Shenandoah’s website  can be viewed here.

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July 20, 2018: Best of: Tick Borne Illness

Published - July 20, 2018

Summer is the perfect time for New Yorkers to explore the outdoors. But how can you protect your family from tick borne illness like lyme disease and the Powassan virus? We heard from two experts from Cornell University on the issue: Dr. Laura Harrington, Professor of Entomology at the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and Dr. Laura Goodman, Assistant Research Professor at the College of Veterinary Medicine.

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July 19, 2018: Best of: Thomas Keck on “stacking” the Supreme Court

Published - July 19, 2018

Thomas Keck, Michael O. Sawyer Chair of Constitutional Law and Politics at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University and Senior Research Associate at the Campbell Public Affairs Institute, explained how the nomination of Circuit Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh is part of a “generation-long effort to stack the Supreme Court.” (originally aired 7/11)

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July 18, 2018: Bruce Gyory on Skelos retrial and the Helsinki Summit

Published - July 18, 2018

Bruce Gyory, senior strategist at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips and adjunct professor of political science at UAlbany, will share his insights into how the Helsinki summit could affect New York’s congressional races. Plus, his take on the verdict in the retrial of former Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos.

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July 18, 2018: Our Ability’s John Robinson on improving wages and work conditions for NY’s disabled

Published - July 18, 2018

John Robinson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Our Ability, just returned from a cycling trip to Scotland where he and a colleague advised the Scottish government about improving the canal system’s accessibility. He shared some of his experiences, and outlined efforts to improve employment opportunities and wages for New Yorkers who have disabilities.

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July 18, 2018: Donna Lieberman on updating New York’s abortion laws

Published - July 18, 2018

The nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court has activists across the state concerned about the future of Roe v. Wade. Donna Lieberman, Executive Director of the New York Civil Liberties Union, explained why she and others believe that New York State’s current laws governing abortion aren’t enough to protect women.

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July 18, 2018: Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul

Published - July 18, 2018

Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul (D), who is facing a primary challenge from Brooklyn Councilman Jumaane Williams, has about $1.2 million dollars cash on-hand. We asked her about campaign fundraising at the top of the show.

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July 17, 2018: Threats to New York’s Waterways

Published - July 17, 2018

On this special edition of the Capitol Pressroom we look at threats to our state’s most valuable natural resource: Fresh Water. We outlined some of the most dangerous threats to our waterways including blue-green algae; microplastics and road salt with our panel of experts: Dr. Dan Kelting, Executive Director of the Adirondack Watershed Institute at Paul Smith’s College; Dr. Lisa Cleckner, Director of the Finger Lakes Institute at Hobart & William Smith Colleges; Joan Leary Matthews, Director of the Urban Water Management, Water Initiatives, Healthy People & Thriving Communities Program of the Natural Resources Defense Council

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July 22, 2018: Still More Prize Winners

Published - July 16, 2018

“Winning is only half of it.  Having fun is the other half.”  – Bum Phillips   It’s always exciting to be recognized for one’s accomplishments.  On this episode, we’ll hear performances from some award-winning performers.   “Still More Prize Winners” Igor Stravinsky:  Elegie Fenella Humphreys, violin “Bach2 the Future, Vol. 2” Champs Hill Records CHRCD118 Béla Bartók:  Viola Concerto Tabea Zimmermann, viola Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra; David Shallon, conductor “Bartok – The Concerto Album” Warner Classics 5094072 Franz Schubert:  Death and the Maiden Patricia Kopatchinskaja, violin Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra “Death and the Maiden” Alpha 265 Du Yun:  Angel’s Bone Du Yun, Abigail Fischer,

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July 15, 2018: Capitol Presroom

Published - July 15, 2018

Guests: Craig Apple, Albany County Sheriff Sarah Rogerson, Associate Professor of Law at Albany Law School and Director of the Immigration Law Clinic New York City Public Advocate Tish James (D), candidate for Attorney General Joseph Campbell, President and co-founder of Gas Free Seneca Bradd Vickers, President of the Chenango County Farm Bureau Andy Lagoe, owner of Gilligan’s Ice Cream

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