Monthly Archives: August, 2020



Counties prepare to fight two-front war against the flu and COVID-19

Published - August 31, 2020

Aug. 31, 2020 – The fight against COIVD-19 isn’t over and with flu season on the horizon, public health officials are preparing for the fall and winter. Daniel Stapleton, Niagara County Public Health Director and Immediate Past President of the New York State Association of County Health Officials, broke down how departments like his are preparing.

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COVID-19 leaves a slew of workforce challenges in its wake

Published - August 31, 2020

Aug. 31, 2020 – COVID-19 has created a wave of unemployment that has swept New York and the rest of country. As businesses reopen, we talked with Sen. Jessica Ramos (D-Queens), chair of the Senate Labor Committee, about the impact the pandemic has had on the workforce.

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S4-52: Season 4 Finale

Published - August 29, 2020

“I’ve always been interested in arrival, and coming to a space, and even to looking back at where you were.”  – James Turrell   It’s hard to believe we’ve shared 4 years together on Feminine Fusion.  And, as we do every year, before we step off into the new season, let’s take a look back at the music we’ve shared in the past year.   Season 4 Wrap Up   Astor Piazzolla:  Primavera Porteña  Eroica Trio “Pasión” EMI Classics 57033 Jennifer Margaret Barker:  Blue Waters Heather Corbett, vibraphone “Nyvaigs” CRI 862 Maggi Payne:  Desertscapes Slovak Radio Chorus “Desertscapes: A Portrait of

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New York GOP chair celebrates party’s national spotlight

Published - August 28, 2020

Aug. 28, 2020 – The Republican convention ended with fireworks over the National Mall and Donald Trump accepting his party’s nomination for reelection on Thursday. New York State Republican Party Chairman Nick Langworthy weighed in on the recently concluded convention.

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State greenlights ambulance corps run by Jewish women for Jewish women

Published - August 28, 2020

Aug. 28, 2020 – An obscure state panel has given the green light for an all-female first responder organization to operate in the Orthodox Jewish community. We heard from Leah Levine, Director of Outreach and Development at Ezras Nashim, about the organization’s mission and the crucial care they deliver.

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The life and times of inmate Sheldon Silver

Published - August 27, 2020

Aug. 27, 2020 – For years, Sheldon Silver was one of the most powerful people in the State Capitol. Now, he is headed to prison. We chatted with Joe Spector, New York State Editor of the USA Today Network – New York, about the former Speaker’s fall.

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David Paterson predicts more taxes are coming to New York

Published - August 27, 2020

Despite serving as the frontman for a coalition opposing higher taxes, former Gov. David Paterson believes the state will adopt some new measure aimed at wealthy New Yorkers to bring in more revenue during the pandemic. “If anybody thinks they’re getting out of this situation without suffering the way the rest of us will, they’re really missing the point,” Paterson told The Capitol Pressroom.

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

Published - August 27, 2020

WCNY, Central New York’s public broadcaster, will host its 6th annual Taste of Fame culinary fundraiser with 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 with Marcus hosted by last year’s Taste of Fame headlining chef, Julia Collin Davison of the hit

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