Monthly Archives: June, 2019


June 29-July 5: Looking Toward Home

Published - June 29, 2019

“There’s no place like home.” – Dorothy Gale We’ve gone around the globe, and now it’s time to come home, to hear music by women living and working in the US.   “Looking Toward Home” Loretta K. Notareschi:  Form’d of Joy and Mirth William Harned, piano “Form’d of Joy and Mirth” DisegniMusic.com Jennifer Higdon:  Harp Concerto Yolanda Kondonassis, harp Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra; Ward Stare, conductor “American Rapture” Azica 71327 Vivian Adelberg Rudow:  Rebecca’s Suite Nanette Kaplan Solomon, piano “Sunbursts: Solo piano works by 7 American women” Leonarda 345 Edie Hill:  This Floating World Linda Chatterton, flute “Diverse Voices: American Music for Flute”

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June 28, 2019: Reporters

Published - June 28, 2019

We took a look back at the news of the week that was with AP statehouse reporter David Klepper and The City’s Senior Reporter Josefa Velasquez.

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June 28, 2019: SCOTUS Decisions

Published - June 28, 2019

The Supreme Court handed down decisions in two key cases involving the census and redistricting. Jeff Wice, Advisor at New York Counts 2020, made sense of the cases and their impact on New York and the country.

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June 27, 2019: Reinvent Albany’s Rachael Fauss

Published - June 27, 2019

During the session, the Legislature passed bills that changed the way the MTA operates including the installment of the Governor’s budget director to the MTA board which leaves the State with more board representatives than the City. We got analysis on the issue from Rachael Fauss, Senior Research Analyst at Reinvent Albany.

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June 27, 2019: Manhattan Institute’s Nicole Gelinas

Published - June 27, 2019

During the session, the Legislature passed bills that changed the way the MTA operates including the installment of the Governor’s budget director to the MTA board which leaves the State with more board representatives than the City. Nicole Gelinas, Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute and Contributing Editor to City Journal, shared her insights.

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June 27, 2019: Combating sexual harassment

Published - June 27, 2019

Earlier this week, the state’s foremost expert on FOIA was removed from his position as Executive Director of the Committee on Open Government after a sexual harassment investigation. What are some of the challenges people face when they come forward with their harassment experience by someone of high stature? We’ll discuss the issue with Laura Nahmias, member of the New York Daily News’ Editorial Board, Erica Vladimer, congressional candidate and co-founder of the Sexual Harassment Working Group, and Alexis Grenell, writer and co-founder of Pythia Public.

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June 26, 2019: Larry Levy

Published - June 26, 2019

Larry Levy, Executive Dean at the National Center for Suburban Studies at Hofstra, shared his insights on the session and the Long Island 6.

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June 26, 2019: Sen. Brad Hoylman

Published - June 26, 2019

Many of the major legislative accomplishments including the Child Victims Act and GENDA were sponsored by Sen. Brad Hoylman. The Manhattan Democrat and chair the Senate Judicary Committee discussed what happened during the session and what remains on the table that he hopes to see passed in 2020.

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June 26, 2019: Susan Lerner

Published - June 26, 2019

After a sexual harassment investigation by the State’s Inspector General, the Executive Director of the NYS Committee on Open Government was fired. Susan Lerner, Executive Director of Common Cause NY, explained how this impacts the fight for government transparency and the Committee on Open Government.

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June 25, 2019: Stories from Sullivan event preview

Published - June 25, 2019

The Rockefeller Institute of Government’s series on the opioid crisis, Stories from Sullivan, aims to shine a light on the challenges rural and small communities face in combatting the crisis. Patricia Strach, Director for Policy and Research, and Katie Zuber, Assistant Director for Policy and Research and Executive Director of the Center for Law & Policy Solutions, previewed tomorrow’s Stories from Sullivan event in Albany.

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June 25, 2019: The Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act

Published - June 25, 2019

The Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act has been heralded as a “moonshot” and “historic”. Miles Farmer, Senior Attorney at the Climate and Clean Energy Program of the Natural Resources Defense Council, and Rich Schrader, NY Political Director and New York Regional Director of the Healthy People and Thriving Communities Program of the Natural Resources Defense Council, explained how the new law works and how it’ll impact New Yorkers.

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June 25, 2019: Geoff Berman

Published - June 25, 2019

Today is Primary Day in New York. One key race is the Democratic primary for Queens District Attorney. Will the establishment-backed Melinda Katz pull off the win over progressive candidate Tiffany Caban on the homefield of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. We got insights from Geoff Berman, former New York State Democratic Party Executive Director and Obama campaign official.

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