Monthly Archives: May, 2020


S4-39: Patchwork Quilt, Part XXI

Published - May 30, 2020

“Music doesn’t lie.  If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.”  – Jimi Hendrix   Why call this a “Patchwork Quilt” episode?  Well, sometime I have music that’s come into the studio that I just want to share with you.  It may not fit neatly into a program theme, or it may have simply caught my attention and I couldn’t wait.  And I’m a quilter, and I love the way seemingly disparate bits and pieces can come together to make a cohesive whole.  So it’s time to add another musical block to

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It’s Never Too Late

Published - May 29, 2020

WCNY Behind the Woman · It's Never Too Late On this episode of Behind the Woman, we meet Jasmine Coan, AKA DJ Bella J. Learn more about Jasmine and how she is using her platform to inspire future female DJs .

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Face coverings required at retailers as part of Phase 2

Published - May 29, 2020

Retail establishments allowing in-person shopping as part of phase two in the state’s reopening plan will need to ensure face coverings are worn by virtually all customers who walk through their doors, according to state guidance released early Friday. The guidance is not exactly a surprise, as it comes after many essential retailers have been imposing their own face covering requirements. Since the middle of April, New Yorkers who are unable to maintain social distancing have been required to wear some sort of face covering when in public. 

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Ovidiu Marinescu, cellist, composer, conductor – Trio Casals


Published - May 28, 2020

Ovidiu Marinescu, cellist, composer, conductor – Trio Casals Favorite Works Playlist As a cellist, Ovidiu Marinescu has performed around the world, and was featured on the Number 1 classical release, The Sea Knows, by Michael Kurek.  He is founder of Trio Casals, and is an active composer, conductor, and educator.  He has a wide array of music to share with us!   https://www.wcny.org/classicfm/classical-companion/ClassCompMarinescuWeb.mp3   P­ēteris Vasks Plainscapes The Crossing Choir; Donald Nally, conductor; Thomas Mesa, cello; Shannon Lee, violin Johann Sebastian Bach Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring Dinu Lipatti, piano Olivier Messiaen Louange à l’Éternité de Jésus, from Quartet for

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‘Bottle Bill’ compliance required again by June 3

Published - May 27, 2020

New Yorkers amassing a collection of cans and bottles at their homes during the last two months should be able to cash in next week at the latest. While the state has continued to collect the nickel deposits on eligible drink containers during the COVID-19 pandemic, the law requiring redemption centers, such as grocery stores, to accept the return of cans and bottles has not been enforced by state regulators. As a result, citing safety concerns and inadequate staff, many grocery stores have shut down their operations.

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Legal protections for nursing homes are preserved (for now)

Published - May 26, 2020

Legislation expected to come up for a vote this week in the state Legislature won’t include a measure repealing broad legal protections for health care facilities that were tucked into the state budget. The language, which was dropped into the process at the end of negotiations between Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the legislative leaders, broadly shields facilities, including nursing homes, from civil suits alleging their neglect led to COVID-19 related fatalities.

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You’re Not Called to be Perfect

Published - May 26, 2020

WCNY Behind the Woman · You're Not Called to be Perfect On this episode of Behind the Woman, we meet Lisa Alford, commissioner of the Onondaga County Department of Adult and Long Term Care Services, and proactive member of the Syracuse community. Learn more about Lisa and her lessons in failure and experience, networking, and being perfectly “imperfect”.

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S4-38: Stage and Screen, Part 3

Published - May 23, 2020

“Don’t think of yourself as anything but an equal.  Break down the doors.  It’s only doors.” – Hans Zimmer     Women made up just 3% of the composers working on the top 250 highest-grossing films last year.  The struggle to find work in the industry is genuine, and although progress is being made, there is still a long way to go.  Here are some of the incredibly talented women being recognized for their achievements in film and theater.   “Stage and Screen” Lucy Simon:  Race You to the Top of the Morning Mandy Patinkin, vocals Original Cast Orchestra “The

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Legislative amendments might offer hint of Senate’s COVID-19 agenda

Published - May 22, 2020

Recent amendments to bills dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic might shed some light on the agenda for an upcoming session of the state senate, which is scheduled for next week, according to a joint legislative announcement on Friday. While senators have introduced dozens of bills responding to the outbreak, about a dozen were tweaked in the last few days. These changes could mean nothing or they could mean the legislative language is getting finalized in advance of a floor vote.

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Kathleen Rathbun, Founder & Artistic Director – Syracuse City Ballet


Published - May 21, 2020

Kathleen Rathbun, Founder & Artistic Director – Syracuse City Ballet Favorite Works Playlist https://www.wcny.org/classicfm/classical-companion/ClassCompRathbunWeb.mp3 Kathleen Rathbun is the founder & artistic director of the Syracuse City Ballet.  She shares the music that is special to her, and stories from her heart.   Sergei Prokofiev Cinderella (ballet) Russian National Orchestra Carmon DeLeone Peter Pan (ballet) Utah Chamber Orchestra Philip Feeney Dracula (ballet) Northern Ballet Theater Orchestra Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Swan Lake (ballet) Wolfgang Mozart Eine Kleine Nachtmusik Johann Strauss II The Blue Danube Waltz

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WCNY announces premiere of new locally produced television 13-part series, ‘Behind The Woman’

Published - May 20, 2020

WCNY, Central New York’s community-owned public broadcaster, will premiere its new television series, “Behind The Woman” at 9 p.m. April 28 on WCNY-TV. This 13-part series shares the personal stories of diverse women leaders across Central New York, in order to empower other women to pursue their goals and dreams. “Behind The Woman” was originally produced by Dr. Juhanna Rogers as a web-series. WCNY, in partnership with Dr. Juhanna Rogers and Black Cub Productions has adapted “Behind The Woman” into a 13-part television series, which will air Tuesdays at 9 p.m. May–July on WCNY-TV. The series is sponsored by National

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Honor Flight Syracuse, WCNY to present ‘An Honor Flight for Our Times’ May 25

Published - May 20, 2020

WCNY, Central New York’s community-owned public broadcaster, in partnership with Honor Flight Syracuse presents a new half-hour TV special, “An Honor Flight for Our Times” at 1 p.m. May 25. Each year, veterans from Central New York are flown to Washington, D.C. on a trip that for many is a final salute from a grateful nation. Honor Flight Mission #015 was scheduled to take 80 veterans to visit the monuments built to commemorate the wars they waged in early May. Due to the COVID-19 their journey is delayed. Their honor does not have to wait. “An Honor Flight for Our

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State study on health care staffing is missing

Published - May 20, 2020

Allegations that insufficient numbers of personnel at nursing homes contributed to COVID-19 related deaths has raised questions about the status of a required state report on the benefits of minimum staffing ratios in health care facilities. “A report, by law, was due from the health department in December of 2019 and I don’t know if they ever did the study, but it has certainly not been published,” Assembly Health Committee Chair Dick Gottfried told The Capitol Pressroom on Wednesday morning.

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Doing it Afraid (Vanessa Campbell)

Published - May 19, 2020

On this episode of Behind the Woman, we meet actor, photographer and HR professional, Vanessa Campbell. Learn more about Vanessa and how she lives each day while doing it afraid.

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