Monthly Archives: June, 2021



June 24, 2021: Barry Torres, Schola Cantorum

Published - June 24, 2021

  Schola Cantorum of Syracuse presents the Schola 6 in the first live concert in 16 months!  Music Director Barry Torres joined mid-day host Diane Jones to chat about the concert, the variety of music, and the talented singers who are thrilled to be performing live once more. Learn more about Schola Cantorum of Syracuse here.

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Freshman state lawmaker wages uphill environmental campaign

Published - June 24, 2021

June 24, 2021 – Assemblymember Anna Kelles, an Ithaca Democrat, talks about the unsuccessful campaign she led during her freshman year to restrict cryptocurrency mining operations gobbling up fossil fuels in New York. We explore what this effort taught her about Albany and get other reflections about the Capitol.

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County executives reflect on early days of pandemic battle

Published - June 24, 2021

June 24, 2021 – We’re highlighting the stories of county executives from the early days of the pandemic, which were recorded as part of the New York State Association of Counties new book reflecting on the county-level response to the arrival of COVID-19.

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Renewed scrutiny of New York’s bar exam

Published - June 23, 2021

June 23, 2021 – The New York State Bar Association says it’s time to overhaul the content on the bar exam and potentially create new pathways to practicing law in the Empire State

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New York’s marijuana gold rush hindered by state’s regulatory rollout

Published - June 23, 2021

June 23, 2021 – Marijuana was immediately legalized for adult consumption this spring with the adoption of the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act, but many components of the new law are awaiting regulations, which can’t be issued until personnel are tapped to write the rules. New York Cannabis Growers & Processors Association Vice Chair Kaelan Castetter discusses the hold up and the demand to enter New York’s burgeoning marijuana markets.

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Small businesses vie for help from $800 million state pandemic fund

Published - June 22, 2021

June 22, 2021 – Kate Baker, interim director of the New York State Small Business Development Center, explains the ins and outs of an $800 million small business relief fund – including who benefits and how much they can receive – that began accepting applications earlier this month.

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New York State Bar Association wades into police reform debate

Published - June 22, 2021

June 22, 2021 – As part of the ongoing discussion about reforming policing in New York, a task force from the New York State Bar Association has released its own recommendations for improving law enforcement. Task force co-chair and NYSBA President T. Andrew Brown discusses the need for more training and educating of officers, changes to liability protections and reflects on the racist roots of police in the country.

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New York City state lawmakers pursue shorter commutes

Published - June 21, 2021

June 21, 2021 – On Tuesday, June 22, a handful of state lawmakers from New York City are hoping to win Democratic primaries and trade in Albany for municipal jobs closer to home. City & State New York senior state politics reporter Zach Williams provides a rundown of who is trying to go where.

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S5-42: Celebrating Summer!

Published - June 19, 2021

“In the deep summer, winds create wave after wave of harvest ripeness which, when beheld by the human eye, creates a kind of emotional peace and awe.” – Libby Larsen The Summer Solstice is upon us, so let’s listen to summer music composed and performed by women.   “Celebrating Summer!” Cécile Chaminade:  L’été  Sunny Joy Langton, soprano; Kimberly Schmidt, piano “Women at an Exposition” Koch International 7240 Antonio Vivaldi:  Summer, from the Four Seasons Bolette Roed, recorder Arte dei Suonatori “Vivaldi’s Seasons” Pentatone 186875 Paul Carr:  Summer was in August Rachel Smith, flute; Rachel Fryer, piano “Summer Was in August” Campion Cameo 2030 Frederic

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June 18, 2021: CMM Live! Young Artists

Published - June 18, 2021

  CMM Live! is presenting its Young Artists concert this weekend, virtually on YouTube.  Five of these talented young musicians, along with Ida Trebicka from CMM, joined mid-day host Diane Jones live in the studios to share some conversation and performances with us. Thanks to Ida along with these musicians for their time and talents: Rosee Head, violin Kate O’Leary, flute Hannah Swyuliski, soprano Olivia Walberger, violin Ebun Oguntola, composer/pianist   Learn more about Civic Morning Musicals here.

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