Monthly Archives: June, 2021


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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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June 9, 2021: Cornelia Orth, Cayuga Chamber Orchestra

Published - June 9, 2021

  The Cayuga Chamber Orchestra is presenting their season finale this weekend.  It is the first time the full orchestra will play together since March of 2020, and no one is more excited than Music Director Cornelia Orth!  Cornelia spoke to mid-day host Diane Jones about the concert, and their soloist, CCO concertmaster Christina Bouey.   More from the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra can be found here.

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New York’s evolving unemployment benefits landscape

Published - June 9, 2021

June 9, 2021 – Nicole Salk, of Brooklyn Legal Services, discusses a new calculation for part-time unemployment benefits, assesses the state’s effort to pay out benefits and makes the case for extending the federal supplemental benefit.

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