Vocal Music at Bard College (Aired on February 27 & 28, 2016)

Kayo Iwama

Kayo Iwama

RadioRotary interviews Kayo Iwama, Associate Director of the Graduate Vocal Arts Program at Bard College, about music education at the college and the performances open to the public. Bard has an unusual undergraduate degree program in music because each student must also obtain a degree in another subject, such as mathematics or political science. The Graduate Vocal Arts Program owes its existence to the renowned soprano Dawn Upshaw, who developed and directs it. Performances by students, faculty, and guest artists occur throughout the year at Bard, some of them free and many at the famed Fisher Center designed by Frank Gehry. Every two years, the Vocal Arts Program mounts an opera for the public, complete with a full orchestra accompaniment. Bard actually hosts three orchestras, including the American Symphony Orchestra conducted by Leon Botstein.

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Bard’s Graduate Vocal Arts Program
Bard’s Conservatory of Music
Fisher Center
Dawn Upshaw Interview

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February 27, 2016 · Posted in Arts & Letters, Education, Hudson Valley ·  

A Rotarian Doing Good in the World (Aired on February 20 & 21, 2016)

Louis Turpin

Louis Turpin

Rhinebeck Rotarian and District 7210 Governor-Elect for 2016-17 Lou Turpin describes two of the several activities that help fulfill the Rotary Foundation motto of “Doing Good in the World.” In addition to his work for District 7210, Turpin has been instrumental in furthering the work of ShelterBox, perhaps the leading disaster-relief organization in the world. Not only has he been a Shelter-Box Ambassador, encouraging the funding of the program throughout the district, but be also serves on the board of ShelterBox USA. On another front, through his involvement with the Albert Schweitzer Institute at Quinnipiac University, he has participated in several of the Nobel Peace Summits, an annual gathering of winners of the Nobel Peace Prize. At the most recent summit in Barcelona, Spain, Turpin combined these two aspects of his work by speaking to the meeting about how ShelterBox has been working to aid the refugees from the Syrian Civil War.

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USA ShelterBox Program
ShelterBox Ambassador Lou Turpin
Albert Schweitzer Institute
Quinnipiac University
Rhinebeck Rotary

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Center for Performing Arts: All-Americana in 2016 (Aired on February 13 & 14, 2016)

(l-r) Jonah Triebwasser, Lou Trapani, Sarah O'Connell

(l-r) Jonah Triebwasser, Lou Trapani, Sarah O’Connell

Rhinebeck Rotarian Lou Trapani, Artistic and Managing Director of The Center for the Performing Arts at Rhinebeck, returns to RadioRotary to discuss some of the upcoming performances at the big red barn on Route 308. Also in the interview, Mr. Trapani describes the education program at the Center, which includes a touring company that performs The Wizard of Oz, Rip Van Winkle, and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow at local schools. These fit will with the Center’s theme for 2016, which is “All-Americana,” featuring plays by American authors such as Kaufman and Hart, Tony Kushner, and Arthur Laurents. Among the unusual attractions will be a new opera (Godfather Death) and pairing the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival’s Romeo and Juliet with West Side Story.

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Center for the Performing Arts
The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival

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February 13, 2016 · Posted in Arts & Letters, Education, Events, Hudson Valley ·  

Senator Serino on Lyme Disease (Aired on January 30 & 31, 2016)

Sue Serino

Sue Serino

RadioRotary interviews New York State Senator Sue Serino on efforts to reduce Lyme Disease in the Hudson Valley and to free physicians to treat chronic Lyme Disease with longer courses of intravenous antibiotics. Lyme Disease is one of several tick-borne illnesses that are widespread in the Hudson Valley. Many believe that when it fails to be cured either by no treatment or inadequate treatment, it becomes chronic Lyme Disease. Chronic Lyme Disease, which is not recognized by the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC),  may affect those afflicted years after the initial infection. Symptoms can include arthritis, fatigue, mental fogginess, and impaired vision.  The black-legged ticks that carry the disease from other mammals, such as deer and white-footed mice, often attach themselves to human hosts in the nymph stage, when they are about the size of a sesame seed. In about a quarter of the infections, a characteristic “bulls-eye” rash forms at the site of the infection.

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Task Force on Lyme & Tick-Borne Diseases
NYS Senator Sue Serino
CDC on Lyme Disease
Chronic Lyme Disease

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January 30, 2016 · Posted in Health, Hudson Valley ·  

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