Monthly Archives: July, 2020


State funding for census outreach begins to flow

Published - July 31, 2020

The long-awaited state investment in local outreach to promote participation in the census process is starting, according to Empire State Development. Counties and cities can expect to receive about half of the $20 million allocated in last year’s budget, with $3.4 million immediately being distributed to 15 “populated” municipalities with the lowest response rates compared to the rest of the state. Other counties and cities will receive $4.1 million on Monday and then $2.5 million will supplement the localities with the worst participation, according to ESD.

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DiNapoli ready to resume oversight role stripped by Cuomo

Published - July 30, 2020

“We’re ready. We’re able.” That was the message State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli delivered Thursday on The Capitol Pressroom, when asked about restoring oversight powers to his office that were stripped by Gov. Andrew Cuomo during the pandemic under the guise of expediting the state’s response to the emergency.

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Decline in stock market will drive up state pension costs

Published - July 30, 2020

A 2.68 percent decline in the state’s pension fund for the past fiscal year means taxpayers will have to shoulder more of the cost of retirement benefits paid out to public employees. State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli announced the dip Thursday, and acknowledged on The Capitol Pressroom that it would translate to increases beyond what was projected this spring by the state Division of Budget.

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The Wrap Up

Published - July 30, 2020

WCNY Behind the Woman · The Wrap Up On this episode of Behind the Woman, we regroup with the women of Season 1.

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S4-47: Two of Us

Published - July 25, 2020

  “True duo playing is like two minds merging.”  – Yo-yo Ma It’s an episode full of duos.  Some of these women perform together regularly, others have come together for a particular project or series.  But all of them merge their talents seamlessly to create beautiful music.   Two of Us Igor Larionov:  Kalinka Duo Imtakt “Songs of the Forest” Profil Medien 20013 Heitor Villa-Lobos:  Deux Choros Zentripetal “Zentripetal” Composers Concordance Records 0018 Sy Brandon:  Little Suite Ardente Duo “Hep Cats” Emeritus 20121 Federico García Lorcos:  Canciones Españolas Isabel Leonard, soprano Sharon Isbin, guitar “Alma Española” Bridge 9491 Philippe Gaubert:  First Sonata Michelle Batty Stanley, flute Margaret McDonald, piano

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‘No Passport Required’ celebrity Chef Marcus Samuelsson to host WCNY’s live virtual Taste of Fame fundraiser Oct. 16

Published - July 24, 2020

WCNY, Central New York’s public broadcaster, announced its 6th annual Taste of Fame culinary fundraiser will feature Marcus Samuelsson, award-winning Chef, Restaurateur, Author, and Co-owner of Red Rooster Harlem. The annual event highlights award-winning chefs and celebrates their culinary personalities and careers. Due to coronavirus, Marcus will host the culinary journey and cooking experience live from New York City to home kitchens across the country on Zoom. The live event begins at 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT and features a 30-minute cocktail Q&A where Marcus will share his favorite cocktail recipe, a live cooking lesson, an ingredient box that feeds

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Put in the Work

Published - July 20, 2020

WCNY Behind the Woman · Put in the Work On this episode of Behind the Woman, we meet News Anchor and Reporter, Jennifer Sanders.

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Getting Back Up

Published - July 20, 2020

WCNY Behind the Woman · Getting Back Up On this episode of Behind the Woman, we meet Shadia Tadros.

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S4-46: Today’s Teachers: Composers, Part 2

Published - July 18, 2020

  “Composition can’t really be taught, it is a lifelong learning.”  – Ellen Taffe Zwilich The process of teaching is a give and take, and this week, music of composers actively teaching in some of the leading colleges and conservatories across the United States.   Today’s Teachers: Composers, Part 2 Elizabeth Ogonek:  As Though Birds London Symphony Orchestra; François-Xavier Roth, conductor “The Panufnik Legacies II” LSO Live 5070 Kathryn Salfelder:  Stylus Phantisticus Western Michigan University Symphonic Band; Robert Spradling, conductor “Shadowcatcher” Klaiver 11197 Ellen Taaffe Zwilich:  Celebration Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra; John Nelson, conductor “Zwilich: Symphony No. 1; Celebration; Prologue & Variations” New

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WCNY, Erie Shore Landing to host Free Scoop Mondays in August

Published - July 17, 2020

WCNY, Central New York’s community-owned public broadcaster, in partnership with Erie Shore Landing Ice Cream, invite the community to August Free Scoop Mondays, in celebration of WCNY’s Move to Include project, highlighting the experiences of individuals with disabilities and community inclusion.  The first 30 people each Monday between 5 and 7 p.m. will enjoy  a special Move to Include display and a free scoop of ice cream. There are also free coloring books for the kids. Erie Shore Landing Ice Cream  is a retail business of The Arc Wayne along the Erie Canal in Newark located at 50 East Ave.

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Budget hole could swallow up state’s census spending

Published - July 16, 2020

The state’s investment in a complete count of New Yorkers may not materialize in time for the ongoing census effort. While last year’s state budget included $20 million for outreach designed to foster participation with the census, none of that money has been distributed after 15 months and it seems unlikely that it will be spent anytime soon without an infusion of cash from Washington D.C. New York’s response rate is currently 4.5 percentage points behind the national average and  ranks near the bottom in the country.

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WCNY to highlight experiences of individuals with disabilities through ‘Move to Include’ initiative

Published - July 14, 2020

WCNY, Central New York’s community-owned public broadcaster, will highlight the experiences of individuals with disabilities through the “Move to Include” initiative, in honor of the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, signed July 26, 1990. Using the power of public media, WCNY will promote inclusion to further educate communities on the lives of people who live with disabilities. The initiative aims to inspire people to embrace and include those with differently-abled bodies in community life. In the month of July, WCNY will use its TV, radio, and social media platforms to foster a dialogue of awareness, empathy, acceptance,

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S4-45: Breath and Sound, Part 2

Published - July 11, 2020

  “Music is an outburst of the soul.”  – Frederick Delius Breath – we take it for granted.  Woodwind players, though, have an intimate connection with the nuances of breath.  It’s as though they share a part of their being with their instrument, and the music they create is a part of their soul   Breath and Sound, Part 2   Georg Philipp Telemann: Fantasia in B-flat Major Cavatina Duo “Folias and Fantasias” Bridge 9541 Joseph Harchanko:  Breath Andrea Cheeseman, clarinet “Somewhere” Ravello Records 8018 Russell Pinkston: Lizamander Francesca Arnone, flute “React” Ravello Records 7930 Arthur Foote: Two Pieces for

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