Monthly Archives: September, 2019


Sept 18 – Oct 4, 2019: Walking in Her Own Shoes

Published - September 28, 2019

“Between saying and doing, many a pair of shoes is worn out.”  – Iris Murdoch It’s tough to be a groundbreaker.  To be the first to achieve something.  It means you’ve had to walk your own path, without the benefit of drawing on the experience of others.  The first woman to conduct an orchestra, the first woman to win a prize or a fellowship.  What is fascinating is not so much what they achieved, but how they did it.  For some, they pushed and fought, demanding their due.  For others, it is just a by-product of being focused on their art

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September 27, 2019: Rural school issues

Published - September 27, 2019

Upstate rural communities are facing a number of issues that are getting worse due to a declining population. David Little, Executive Director of the Rural Schools Association of New York State, explained how these problems can be solved.

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September 27, 2019: Lt. Gov Kathy Hochul

Published - September 27, 2019

Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul (D-NY) joined the show to cap Workforce Development Week and updated us on the latest issues and projects her office is working on. For more info on the workforce development initiative: ny.gov/workforcedevelopment

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September 27, 2019: Reporters and NYSBA President Hank Greenberg

Published - September 27, 2019

We broke down the news of the week that was with reporters who cover the news and politics in the State Capitol including Dan Clark of the New York Law Journal and Keshia Clukey, Bloomberg Law correspondent. A new project from the New York State Bar Association has culminated in a handbook on immigration rights and law for lawyers and organizations that serve those communities. Hank Greenberg, the organization’s President, stopped by and shared some of the book’s tips and information.

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September 27, 2019: La Boheme in Ithaca

Published - September 27, 2019

    Great happenings in Ithaca this weekend!  The Cayuga Chamber Orchestra, Opera Ithaca, the Ithaca Children’s Chorus, and the Ithaca College Choir are all joining forces for a semi-staged production of Puccini’s “La Boheme.”  Mid-day host Diane Jones spoke to Cornelia Laemmli Orth, music director of the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra, and bass-baritone David Neal, who is playing not one but two roles in this production.  They talked about the logistics of putting it all together, and gave us some behind-the-scenes insight into the production.   Information about the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra is available here. And information about Opera Ithaca is

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September 26, 2019: Owen Shapiro & Diane Jones, SIFF

Published - September 26, 2019

  The Syracuse International Film Festival is just around the corner, and just before the festival will be a fundraising dinner and special screening of Ernst Lubitsch’s 1919 silent film, “The Doll,” with a brand new score, performed live.  Filmmaker and festival co-founder Owen Shapiro and composer Diane Jones stopped into the Classic FM studios to chat with morning host Bruce Paulsen about the film, the festival, and the thriving arts community here in Syracuse.     Learn more about the Syracuse International Film Festival at their website.

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September 26, 2019: The Education of Brett Kavanaugh

Published - September 26, 2019

A new book from New York Times reporters Kate Kelly and Robin Pogrebin entitled, The Education of Brett Kavanaugh, takes an investigatory look at the path that led Brett Kavanaugh to highest court in the land. We discussed the book and more with one of the authors, Robin Pogrebin.

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September 26, 2019: Family Caregiver Tax Credit

Published - September 26, 2019

A group of organizations are calling for the Governor to include a Family Caregiver Tax Credit in his state budget proposal. Bill Ferris and Kristen McManus, Associate State Directors at AARP NY, discussed why these tax credits are needed. (originally aired 9/12/19)

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September 25, 2019: Larry Levy

Published - September 26, 2019

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, has announced the legislative body will launch an official impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump. Larry Levy, Executive Dean of the National Center for Suburban Studies and Vice President of Economic Development at Hofstra, shared his insights on the local political impacts of impeachment.

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September 25, 2019: Upstate Housing Issues

Published - September 26, 2019

The New York State Association for Affordable Housing is holding their annual conference in Rochester. We caught up with Jolie Milstein, President and CEO of NYSAFAH, on the housing issues impacting Upstate and their voter registration efforts.

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September 25, 2019: Cam MacDonald of the Government Justice Center

Published - September 26, 2019

Following their legal challenge of the pay raise commission last year, the Government Justice Center has launched a challenge against the public campaign financing commission. Cameron MacDonald, Executive Director of the Government Justice Center, stopped by with the latest.

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September 25, 2019: Travis Newton, SFCM

Published - September 25, 2019

  Travis Newton is a musician, conductor, professor, and the Music Director of the Syracuse Friends of Chamber Music.  He stopped into the studio to chat about the new season – the 70th anniversary season, in fact! – as well as a bit about what goes into planning and coordinating a season, and what keeps the organization going strong year after year.     Find out more about the Syracuse Friends of Chamber Music at their website, here.

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September 24, 2019: Turning #MeToo into a permanent evolution

Published - September 24, 2019

What will it take to change the #MeToo revolution into a permanent evolution? A new piece in the Daily News by Alexis Grenell, writer and co-founder of Pythia Public, explores the topic. We discussed the piece with Grenell when she joins the show.

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September 24, 2019: Sen. Liz Krueger and Asm. Andrew Hevesi

Published - September 24, 2019

We heard from Sen. Liz Krueger (D-Manhattan), chair of the Senate Finance Committee and Asm. Andrew Hevesi (D-Queens), chair of the Assembly Committee on Social Services about what the state can do to address the root causes of homelessness.

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