Monthly Archives: June, 2021


WCNY to host Syracuse Mayoral Primary Candidates Conversation June 15

Published - June 14, 2021

WCNY, Central New York’s community-owned flagship public broadcaster, will present a LIVE conversation with Syracuse mayoral primary candidates Thomas Babilon (R), Khalid Bey (D), Janet Burman (R), and Michael Greene (D), beginning at 8 p.m. on WCNY-TV and live streaming at wcny.org on Tuesday, June 15. The conversation will be hosted by Syracuse.com and Post-Standard reporter Chris Baker and WCNY’s “The Capitol Pressroom” host David Lombardo. For viewing information, visit wcny.org/wheretowatch. Members of the media interested in covering the event at WCNY’s TV Studio located at 415 W. Fayette St. in Syracuse should contact rubin.wright@wcny.org by June 14 at 5

Read More


WCNY to Host Skills Enrichment Program Press Conference June 9

Published - June 14, 2021

WCNY, Central New York’s community-owned public broadcaster, will host a press conference to launch its Skills Encirchment Program at 2:00 p.m. on June 9. WCNY created the program to help children in grades PreK – 5th develop their math, reading, and social/emotional skills heading into the new school year. On June 9, WCNY’s President and CEO, Mitch Gelman, will be joined by LaFayette Central School District Superintendent, Jeremy Belfield, and Chittenango Central School District Superintendent, Michael Eiffe. All three will be joined by our partners for the program, the Musem of Science & Technology (MOST), the Reading League, and the

Read More


Subverting the school-to-prison pipeline in New York

Published - June 14, 2021

June 14, 2021 – Lisa Freeman, director of special litigation for the juvenile rights practice at the Legal Aid Society, discusses legislation that made its way through the Capitol – and one bill that didn’t – designed to end the school-to-prison pipeline.

Read More





S5-41: Women’s Music Through the Ages – Tomorrow

Published - June 12, 2021

  “Music exists in an infinity of sound.  I think of all music as existing in the substance of the air itself. It is the composer’s task to order and make sense of sound, in time and space, to communicate something about being alive through music.” – Libby Larsen This week, the part two of our episodes focusing on women’s music through the ages.  From Romantic works, and into the 21st century, these women are building on the past and strengthening the foundation for the future.   “Women’s Music Through the Ages – Today”     Clara Schumann:  Geheimes Flustern hier und dort, from

Read More



June 11, 2021: Arts at Grace Coffee and Cocoa

Published - June 11, 2021

    Coming up next week, two new cantatas in performance at the Arts at Grace.  Steven Stull and Jeanne Goddard from Triphammer Arts, and David Neal from Arts at Grace, spoke to mid-day host Diane Jones about these new, commissioned works from composer Robert Paterson and librettist David Cote. More information at Triphammer Arts, here.

Read More


Lawmakers approve ‘lock box’ for future opioid settlement funds

Published - June 11, 2021

June 11, 2021 – Legislation that made its way through the Capitol ensures that future settlement money from litigation with opioid manufacturers and distributors will pay for substance abuse prevention and treatment, according to Ashley Livingston, co-chair of Friends of Recovery Warren Washington Counties.

Read More


Epidemiologist questions Cuomo’s threshold for return to normalcy

Published - June 11, 2021

June 11, 2021 – Dr. Denis Nash, executive director of the CUNY Institute for Implementation Science in Population Health, weighs in on Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plan to dramatically scale back pandemic restrictions once 70 percent of New York adults have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Read More



Medical marijuana company has big plans for New York

Published - June 10, 2021

June 10, 2021 – Dr. Kyle Kingsley, CEO and chairman of Vireo Health, a national medical marijuana company operating in New York, lays out their expansion plans in the state, following the legalization of adult-use marijuana.

Read More


Raising the age of marital consent in New York

Published - June 10, 2021

June 10, 2021 – How old should you be to get married? Under legislation awaiting the governor’s signature, the minimum age could soon be 18. Fraidy Reiss, founder and executive director of Unchained at last, explains why the measure is necessary and talks about the need for action to curb forced marriages too.

Read More


Despite pushback, Cuomo gets his judges on state’s top court

Published - June 10, 2021

June 10, 2021 – Two new judges have been added to the state Court of Appeals, further cementing Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s fingerprint on the state’s top court. The New York Law Journal’s Ryan Tarinelli has all the dirt on the surprisingly controversial confirmation process and explains what the new judges could mean for the court.

Read More