Internationally-recognized sitarist, and Oneonta native, Arjun Verma, returns to his hometown for a concert sponsored by the Oneonta Concert Association. He joins us to talk about Indian Classical Music, his collaborations with other musicians, and the lecture demonstration the will precede the concert by two days.
WRVO – New York’s 24th Congressional District looks a little different this election. The district includes 12 counties extending from Watertown through the Finger Lakes into western New York. Republican Rep. Claudia Tenney and Democratic nominee Steve Holden are vying for New York’s 24th congressional seat. Tenney, who currently represents New York’s 22nd Congressional District, said after redistricting she chose to run in the new 24th District. “The districts are very similar,” Tenney said.
NEW YORK NOW – The head of the New York State Police will resign after reports this week indicated he was under investigation by the Hochul administration over claims that he’d helped shield a former human resources staffer from scrutiny. Kevin Bruen was confirmed as superintendent of the New York State Police last year, but will now depart in the coming days, Gov. Kathy Hochul confirmed in a statement Friday. “Today I accepted the resignation of State Police Superintendent Kevin Bruen. I thank him for his years of public service,” Hochul said. “First Deputy Superintendent Steven Nigrelli will serve as Acting Superintendent on an interim basis, as we conduct a thorough search for a Superintendent who can lead this department in its important work.”
Hochul has worked closely with Bruen since she took office on the issue of illegal guns, tasking Bruen and the State Police with participating in a new task force to curb the spread of those weapons across nine states.
The Little Delaware Youth Ensemble and Prep Orchestra perform their Spring Concert at the Foothills Performing Arts Center. Music Director Uli Speth joins us to talk about the program, and about the history of the ensemble and some of the former members who are still pursuing music.