Monthly Archives: June, 2020


June 30, 2020: PBS special chronicles the fight for women’s suffrage as centennial nears

Published - June 30, 2020

The Capitol Pressroom · June 30, 2020: PBS special chronicles the fight for women’s suffrage as centennial nears This August will mark 100 years since women gained their voting rights with the ratification of the 19th Amendment. A new American Experience documentary, “The Vote”, looks back at the long fight for suffrage. We previewed a screening event happening tonight with Dr. Laurie Kozakiewicz, Lecturer of History at University at Albany, History Liaison for University in the High School Program.

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June 30, 2020: DACA ruling a surprise victory for ‘Dreamers’ who grew up in the shadows

Published - June 30, 2020

The Capitol Pressroom · June 30, 2020: DACA ruling a surprise victory for ‘Dreamers’ who grew up in the shadows Earlier this month, the United States Supreme Court ruled that the President could not immediately end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program which was established under the Obama administration to protect people brought to the United States as children from deportation. Asm. Catalina Cruz (D-Queens) weighed in on the decision and the impacts it will have for families living in the country.

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WCNY to present Skaneateles Festival, a seasonal classical music concert series, on WCNY-TV, streaming online

Published - June 30, 2020

WCNY, Central New York’s community-owned public broadcaster, in partnership with the Skaneateles Festival, will present classical music performances at 8 p.m., Saturdays Aug. 8, 15, 22, and 29, on WCNY-TV and streaming online. In an effort to maintain social distancing and ensure the health and safety of Festival patrons, the world-class music festival will be produced as a televised event and virtual experience. “I am so pleased that WCNY and the Skaneateles Festival are partnering to bring these performances by world-renowned artists into homes around the region,” said Diane Jones, Classic FM program manager and on-air host. “It is an

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June 29, 2020: Overdue state regulations jeopardize New York’s hemp industry

Published - June 29, 2020

The Capitol Pressroom · June 29, 2020: Overdue state regulations jeopardize New York’s hemp industry New York’s budding hemp industry is looking for regulations from the state to move their product. Allan Gandelman, President of the New York Cannabis Growers and Processors Association, updated us on the latest with the industry.

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June 29, 2020: Former NYPD officer weighs in on effort to reform law enforcement

Published - June 29, 2020

The Capitol Pressroom · June 29, 2020: Former NYPD officer weighs in on effort to reform law enforcement Asm. Mike Reilly (R-Staten Island) is a former member of the New York Police Department. We spoke with the Assemblyman about the recently passed police reforms in the wake of the killing of George Floyd, while in police custody.

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Black Women in STEM

Published - June 29, 2020

WCNY Behind the Woman · Black Women in STEM On this episode of Behind the Woman, we meet Maya Bentley. Maya is an Advanced Product Quality Planning Engineer at Fairbanks Morse Engine. Learn more about Maya and how she makes time in her busy schedule to pursue hobbies and interests.

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S4-43: Down Under

Published - June 27, 2020

“Music can do so many different things.  It can bind an audience together, start a revolution, and heal people.” – Jenny McLeod   Let’s take a trip to the land Down Under this week, with music from women in Australia and New Zealand.  You’ll hear an incredible variety, including influences from both European and Maori traditions.   Down Under Natalie Nicolas:  We Won’t Let You Down ACO Collective “Women of Note: A Century of Australian Composers, Vol. 2” ABC Classics 4819109 Miriam Beatrice Hyde:  Village Fair Sydney Symphony Orchestra; Dobbs Franks, conductor “Women of Note: A Century of Australian Composers, Vol.

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S4-44: Independence Day

Published - June 27, 2020

“We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States.” – July 4, 1776   As we mark our American Independence Day, we have music for you from American women highlighting the path we have taken thus far, and shining a light on the path that lies ahead.  We

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June 26, 2020: Aging highways in New York’s cities poised for makeover

Published - June 26, 2020

The Capitol Pressroom · June 26, 2020: Aging highways in New York’s cities poised for makeover As New York’s interstate systems age, activists and elected officials are seeking a new way for people to get around New York’s metro areas. We took a deep dive into the effort to redevelop Albany’s I-787 and check in on how Syracuse is redeveloping I-81.

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June 26, 2020: Reopening confusion for gyms contributes to YMCA financial crisis

Published - June 26, 2020

The Capitol Pressroom · June 26, 2020: Reopening confusion for gyms contributes to YMCA financial crisis Today, a number of regions will begin Phase 4 of the state’s reopening process. Gyms were just one of the institutions looking to reopen during this phase but new guidance from the state leaves them on the outside looking in. Kyle Stewart, Executive Director of the Alliance of New York State YMCAs, weighed in on the reopening process and the impact this will have on the services that YMCAs deliver.

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June 26, 2020: Cuomo plans cuts to services for New Yorkers with disabilities

Published - June 26, 2020

The Capitol Pressroom · June 26, 2020: Cuomo plans cuts to services for New Yorkers with disabilities The state is facing a major budget gap as it waits for aid from the federal government. Disability advocates are concerned of the ramifications of changes to reimbursement rates for community healthcare providers. Michael Alvaro, Treasurer of New York Disability Advocates, explained how this will impact New Yorkers living with disabilities.

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June 26, 2020: AG James examines police conduct at BLM protests in NYC

Published - June 26, 2020

The Capitol Pressroom · June 26, 2020: AG James examines police conduct at BLM protests in NYC Attorney General Tish James has been holding hearings into the conduct of New York’s police and protesters in the wake of the killing of George Floyd. Ryan Tarinelli, Albany reporter for the New York Law Journal, stopped by to break down what happened at these hearings.

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