Monthly Archives: October, 2020


S5-09: Circle Round

Published - October 31, 2020

“I love ensemble work.  I love making pieces and building things together.”  – Uzo Aduba   In performance, of course, ensembles face the audience.  But in rehearsal, the performers will sometimes sit in a circle, playing toward one another.  That brings an intimacy and connectedness that brings the music to a whole new level.  This week, all female ensembles circle round to play music that crosses the centuries.   Circle Round   Anonymous, Montpellier Codex:  Dame, que je n’os noumer Anonymous 4 “Love’s Illusion” Harmonia Mundi 907109 Leonard Bernstein:  West Side Story Suite Eroica Trio “An American Journey” EMI Classics 7351

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NY court system proposes to balance budget at expense of older judges

Published - October 29, 2020

Oct. 29, 2020 – The Association of Justices of the Supreme Court of the State of New York is considering legal action against state court administration officials over the decision to reject tenure extensions for Supreme Court Justices over the age of 70. Judge Charles Merrell, New York State Supreme Court Justice and President of the Association of Justice of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, explained the situation.

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New collective strives for accurate Black representation in political reporting

Published - October 29, 2020

Oct. 29, 2020 – The killings of black men by police this year has renewed conversations about systemic racism in every facet of our lives. Jacqui Williams, operator of 99 Solutions, discussed the Association of Black Lobbyists and Political Consultants which is pushing for greater representation of Black New Yorkers in media.

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Republican Senate hopes hinge on former Long Island stronghold

Published - October 29, 2020

Oct. 29, 2020 – There are just a handful of days left until Election Day 2020. Yancey Roy, Albany Bureau Chief for Newsday, previewed the Senate races on Long Island which used to be a GOP stronghold but is currently represented by a majority of Democrats.

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Deciphering New York’s COVID-19 statistics

Published - October 29, 2020

Oct. 29, 2020 – Bill Hammond, Senior Fellow for Health Policy at the Empire Center for Public Policy, gave us a primer on the disconnect in COVID-19 positivity rates and infection rates.

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New York’s economic recovery lags behind the country

Published - October 28, 2020

Oct. 28, 2020 – Russell Weaver, an economic geographer who serves as Director of Research at the Cornell ILR Buffalo Co-Lab, made sense of the economic data on the changing demographics of the workforce and how the recovery has progressed so far.

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Long-awaited hemp regulations produced by Cuomo administration

Published - October 27, 2020

New York Hemp and CBD businesses hoping to get licensed in January will have to wait longer than planned due to the state’s timetable for approving regulations for the industries. On Tuesday, Democratic state lawmakers Donna Lupardo and Jen Metzger, who chair their chambers’ respective agriculture committees, announced that the ‘much anticipated’ hemp extract regulations would be filed with the state register on November 10. Public comment will be accepted until Jan. 11, 2021.

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