Monthly Archives: June, 2021


New study targets prevention of harmful algal blooms

Published - June 25, 2021

June 25, 2021 – Dr. Rick Relyea, director of the Jefferson Project at Lake George, discusses a new initiative studying the cause and potential prevention of harmful algal blooms at two lakes with markedly different experiences with the environmental hazard.

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Expanded child care benefits enter precarious pandemic transition

Published - June 25, 2021

June 25, 2021 – The lapsing of the state’s disaster declaration will likely have immediate ramifications for the child care industry, with The Children’s Agenda Director of Policy Pete Nabozny highlighting a benefits cliff that parents and providers are rapidly heading toward.

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New York’s formally ends its pandemic disaster. Now what?

Published - June 25, 2021

June 25, 2021 – On June 24, Gov. Andrew Cuomo let the state’s 15-month-old disaster declaration expire, signaling a new chapter in New York’s battle with COVID-19. The USA Today’s Jon Campbell explains the political and practical ramifications of this transition.

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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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