Monthly Archives: November, 2019


S4-13: At the Helm, Part 2

Published - November 30, 2019

“The best conductors are the best listeners.”  – Tom Service   Let’s take another listen to ensembles being led by some of today’s leading women at the conductor’s podium.  You may be familiar with one or two of the women highlighted today, but most will probably be new to you.  But they are all tremendously talented.   “At the Helm, Part 2”   Greg Edmonson:  Main Theme, Uncharted II Eímear Noone, conductor Danish National Symphony Orchestra “Gaming in Symphony” EuroArts 880242677013 Jessie Montgomery:  Coincident Dances Mei-Ann Chen, conductor Chicago Sinfonietta “Project W” Cedille 90000 185 Mieczslaw Weinberg:  Symphony No. 21, Op. 152 “Kaddish” Mirga

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November 29, 2019: World AIDS Day

Published - November 29, 2019

With World AIDS Day coming up this weekend, we heard from Doug Wirth, President and CEO of Amida Care, on how close the state is to ending the AIDS epidemic.

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November 29, 2019: Election gambling

Published - November 29, 2019

How are Joe Biden’s chances of being the 2020 Democratic nominee? If election gambling was legal in New York, we’d all know the answer and be engaged in the process, argues an essay written by Patrick Brown, co-founder of Brown and Weinraub, that makes the case for taking bets on politics.

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November 29, 2019: Tax rebates in New York

Published - November 29, 2019

Joe Spector, USA Today Network New York State Editor, told us the story behind state rebate checks that have been landing in mailboxes of New York homeowners, and update us about their future prospects.

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November 29, 2019: Crime statistic trends

Published - November 29, 2019

We kicked things off with the police reporter for the Albany Times Union, Steve Hughes, who talked about the decreasing arrests of young New Yorkers, the emotional process of DWI victim impact statements and efforts to solicit information from the police.

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November 27, 2019: Larry Levy

Published - November 27, 2019

Larry Levy, Executive Dean of the National Center for Suburban Studies and Vice President of Economic Development at Hofstra, shared the results from a poll of suburban swing voters who could play in an important role in next year’s state and federal races.

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November 27, 2019: City Council Unionization effort

Published - November 27, 2019

New York City Council staffers are working to unionize to fight for better pay and rights. We heard from Zara Nasir of the Association for Legislative Employees and a co-founder of the Sexual Harassment Working Group, Leah Hebert, on how a union could aid in the fight against sexual harassment.

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November 27, 2019: Human Services sector needs

Published - November 27, 2019

With a new legislative session on the horizon, mental health and human service advocates are calling for more financial resources to better respond to the needs of this community. We discussed the efforts with Glenn Liebman, CEO of the Mental Health Alliance in New York State.

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November 27, 2019: School superintendent needs

Published - November 27, 2019

According to a new survey, school superintendents from across the state said they would spend more on student mental health if they had more resources to spare. We parsed through the survey to learn more about the goals of New York’s superintendents with Bob Lowry, Deputy Director for Advocacy, Research and Communications at New York State Council of School Superintendents.

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November 26, 2019: Sen. Kevin Thomas

Published - November 26, 2019

A new legislative effort from Sen. Kevin Thomas (D-Garden City), chair of the Senate Committee on Consumer Protection, aims to protect New Yorker’s online privacy. The Senator joined the show to share how the bill would work.

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November 26, 2019: Public campaign financing

Published - November 26, 2019

The public campaign financing commission is getting close to their deadline of December 1st. Blair Horner, Executive Director of NYPIRG, stopped by to discuss what he hopes to see in any final agreement.

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November 25, 2019: Recycling Incentive

Published - November 25, 2019

There is an effort to increase recycling efforts by extending the five-cent deposit fee to wine and liquor bottles. Liz Moran, Environmental Policy Director for NYPIRG, stopped by to talk about this and the other environmental issues she’s following.

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November 25, 2019: Libraries and the Census

Published - November 25, 2019

Libraries will play a key role in ensure a complete count in the upcoming census. Carolyn Bennett Glauda, Member Services Librarian for Education and Outreach at the Southeastern New York Library Resources Council, explained how libraries will factor in.

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