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Episode 17 · 2 years ago

Terry Dade's departure from the RCSD

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Marginalized groups can be the target of negative beliefs, behaviors or judgments from others. On this show we seek out marginalized voices and perspectives and tackle some of the conflicts and issues these groups face. Now is the time to have your voice heard. This is inside the margins with your host, Matt Wilson, and Hello and welcome to another edition of inside the margins. I'm your host, Matt Wilson. A lot of crazy things happening this but obviously covid is still with us. We just had the NFL draft a few days ago, so actually some live sports back on television, sort of. I mean no one's actually playing, but you know, something relevant that's actually new. And a lot of things happening in the Rosster City School district and we will have updates about that by the person who brings us our headline news, the headline news that matters to you and your community. It's the minority reporters, patty singer. Good afternoon, Patty. Hey Matt, do you stay up at night working on segues? You know, I I just become better at them as I've got along. I guess nice to know that I am working with the professional oh well, thank you so much. I press. Okay, so in the headline for the minority reporter this week Jordan Health Center on Holland Street and trillium health on the no avenue or opening respiratory clinics for their patients. The projects are in response to the number of blacks and Latinos who have contracted covid nineteen and hospitalizations that are out of proportion to those commute populations in the community. The clinics are in collaboration with the city Monroe County and you are medicine, Commissioner of the Monroe County Department of Public Health, Michael Mendoza said, we have enough experience in this community to know about disparities and look for disparities and to anticipate them and dress them and prevent them to the extent possible. Right now the clinics are for existing patients. They run from nine to three at Jordan and nine to four week days at Trulli Um. There is planned to expand the trillium clinic to people who are not currently patients. And talking about grace and ethnicity and Covid Monroe County Department of Public Health is pledging more data about race and ethnicity of people who died or were hospitalized as a result of covid nineteen. Those numbers. The county puts those numbers out a couple times a week. As of April, seventeen blacks were sixty six point seven percent of patients in a hospital intensive care unit, Fifty one point four percent of patients on Ventilator Latinos were twenty two point two percent of I see patients and eleven point four percent of patients on event a later, according...

...to data at that time from the Monroe County Department of Health and other covid nineteen updates, the University of Rochester Medical Center is to study antibodies and more data is sought on nursing homes. Researchers at your MC are seeking people who have had covid nineteen or think they have been exposed to the virus for a study. The more diverse the group, the more the findings can relate to the community as a whole. The knowledge could help develop that vaccines also guide government officials in their decisions to reopen businesses by knowing how much of the population has been exposed. As for nursing homes across the state. Families and ethics he groups continue to call for better information about the illness among residents of the homes the State Department of Health, overseas nursing homes and assisted living facilities. County Executive Adam Bellow said the county has developed a task force to work with homes to ensure they have enough personal protective equipment for residents and staff. He said the county is prepared to work with temporary staffing agencies so that homes have enough workers to maintain care. Monroe County is setting up zero interest loans to help small businesses until the county is fully back in business. Officials want to make sure that there will be plenty of businesses that remain to reopen again. County Executive Adam Bellow announced zero interests long program for businesses with between two and fifty full time equivalence. ALANS are for up to tenzero dollars and can be used for such business expenses as working capital or payroll. Repayment Starts January two thousand and twenty one and the terms can be negotiated. Jesse Jackson writes. The coronavirus has made incarceration of potential death sentence. Prisons in jails are virtual peatree. Dishes for the virus show. Social distancing is impossible and soaping water often are not available. Correctional of the officers have no choice but to mix with inmates, and many inmates are poor, often with health problems, and that make them more vulnerable to the disease. If the pandemic continues to spread through prisons, he writes, at the toll in lives will soar outside of Covin Monroe county legislature has wiped out the anti harassment law and they passed it. They passed the repeal by voice vote on April. Fourteen minorready leader, Vincent Felder, said after the repeal this legislation was misguided, laud and unconstitutional. From the beginning, the bill had been passed in November along party lines. It was signed by outgoing county executor, Cheryldonofo, on December second, just hours after three dozen people had spoken out against it. The Language of the bill prohibited harassment of a police officer, Peace Officer or first responder in Monroe County was criticized as being bigue. An opponent sphere that it would be...

...applied unfairly and effect mostly people of Color. East high faces budget cuts as the RCSD superintendent closes a gap. School Superintendent Terry Day proposed closing two schools, reducing staff across the board and cutting about six million dollars for east high school in his most recent budget proposal for the two thousand and twenty one school year. Additional changes were needed after the state did not increase funding for the district and providing the same amount of money essentially created more of a whole for the district. The deficit is, as said, eighty seven million dollars. Coupled with deficits in the previous two school years, the district has had to go close a one hundred and fifty two million dollars short fall within eight months. Donald Williams and Antoine Thompson right in their editorial that one of the policies that the media has largely neglected to cover is the impact of widespread forbearance. That is the term for when a mortgage service or allows homeowners to temporarily pay at a lower rate. All pause payments. During the COVID crisis for barns will serve as a significant relief for many middle and low income families. However, and unknown part of forbearance is that of the homeowners around the country are receiving much needed relief. Lenders and services still have to pay the principal, interest, taxes and insurance on the homeowners behalf, and given the nature of the business, it is potentially fatal for non bank lenders. If a solution for non bank mortgage enders is not found, the writers say that we could backtrack nearly a decade of Housing Games and relief efforts and require further government intervention to prevent a mortgage crisis like was seeing in two thousand and eight and local writer George Payne says that long before the coronavirus and anthropologist Edward t hall research the phenomenon of social distancing, Hall concluded that the American culture is far more concerned with private property, private spaces, well designated boundaries and probably any other in the world. Pain writes that if Edward Hall or alive today, he would not be surprised to find that a culture such as the United States could not only accept social distancing guidelines but find ways to embrace and take advantage of them. That thank you so much. Put Patty as usual. And don't forget, if you want the full versions of the stories and headlines that Patty is just talked about, you can go to the minority reporter Dotnet to get the full versions. You can also subscribe on that website as well. And if you go to our website at inside the margins radiocom there is a link to the minority reporter as well, so you can see that and you can also hear all the past episodes of inside the margins on the site as well. And again, it is important to always remember to support local media,...

...support local media outlets. So if you do have the opportunity, please go ahead and subscribe to the minority minority reporter and if you have any suggestions or questions, you can also do that as well. You can send an email to editor at minority reporter DOTNET. All right, we're going to go ahead and take a quick break. Patty, you stay right there. When we come back, we will talk about Rochester City School district budget issues and more right here on inside the margins. Will be right back. Do you have a topic that you would like to discussed on inside the margins? We would love to hear from you. Please send your thoughts, comments or questions to inside margins at gmailcom. Welcome back to inside the margins. I'm your host, Matt Wilson. All right, Patty, we got to obviously a lot to talk about today. One, one quick thing I want to mention is that one story you talked about use me in regards to social distancing. I thought that was kind of interesting because that is it's very true. I remember as a child we knew our neighbors. We went to our neighbor's house all the time when I was a kid, when my parents weren't home, I always at the neighbor's house and that was hanging out with them until my parents got home. And that's changed a lot. A lot of people don't even speak to their neighbors. So you're right, I think. I'm not saying social distancing is easy, but perhaps the fact that we've already kind of stayed to our we're in that culture of staying more to ourselves today than we used to be, maybe that eated it a little bit. which what do you think about that? Read the whole editor. I don't want to have a spoiler. Yeah, sure, sure. One of the things to it in social distancing is a is a proximity. So he writes that this the anthropologist. It said that Americans like their distance. So even if we are social, when I remember, I don't know people remember that Siinfeld episode of the close Talker. So Weah, was right up in your face. So I can remember traveling to another part of the world and I went to buy a bus ticket and I'm standing what would be sort of the appropriate distance, I mean the arms like I can still reach to the cashier to write. Three people came in front of it. So there's the I guess, but not social distance in that culture. Right close is is what's is what's normal. So and that is that's pointed out in pain's essence. Anthropologist noted that that he had terms for I think he called it proxet proxemics, proximity to people. So notice that, even even in your family, even if people that you can be in close proximity to. Now what's what's considered the right distance to be from somebody? If someone's we have the expressions don't get in my face, right, Yep, my personal space, right right. So we...

...like that kind of arms, you know, hold somebody off. We have all these expressions for it. Don't get my face arms length of way. I mean this, just started thinking about a question. So we may be comfortable, our culture may be comfortable, but then look to it. Some of the things about social distancing and people talking about in Latino community and a friend of mine also talked about in the Italian community. These are cultures that want to be close to people. HMM, these are these are hugging, these are demonstrative cultures. Right. This may be harder in certain segments where you who are used to showing your affection, gesturing a lot, being right up in front of somebody as part of your norm. This essay is about the American culture in general. We have, obviously, we know we have portions of that culture. So for some it may be more difficult than the population as a whole to adjust to it. All Right, yeah, definitely, definitely interesting information. I did. I just saw that. Fascinating. All right. So I have to commend you, Patty, because I know you work hard and I know that the stories, the continuing, ongoing saga that is the Rochester City School district keeps you just crazy busy. So at night, at last night, was that Thursday night? Up At night yeah, so I just want to touch on that. I'm just a little bit here because I know that even though we are in the midst of Covid and obviously that is the most pressing issue and everyone's life right now, eventually school will reconvene and we will be back, you know, at sending our children to the school districts to attend school. So there has been some things happening in the school district. I know there's been a lot of issues with the budget and that's that's put a lot of pressure on getting things done and resolved at the and the Rochester City who school district. But it seems like Mr Dad now maybe saying bye bye. That sounds accurate to me. Yes, that would appear to be. And so you know, it's interesting how it all came out. So on the previous Wednesday the story comes out that he is date, is looking to get out of his contract. So to me day decide. How did this come out to work? Ask them to me he said basically it was. It was weaked and then the following day, Thursday night, after the board meeting and actually should go back because there was a time stamp on the Cornwall on Hudson News release that they that they sent out and I didn't at and you're running a story at eleven o'clock at night.

Yeah, so like the time stamp on pretty issuing bodies. News release for that. But the so cornwell on Hudson district announced that they had hired every day, which took people by surprise. I comm asked, I saw it. One of the local candidates sent a news release out on it. So I saw that at about was like thirty last night. No mention of it at the meeting which was on the board had put on facebook so we could watch the meeting. The thing I noticed about that meeting last night was people were the boards was very subdued, conciliatory toward each other. There was not a lot of the back and forth that you see, I mean, and you know what, and that's fine. This is democracy. Democracy is can be ugly and messy and people can argue in debate and even dade has said, you know, families argue, but they they come together at the end and that's that's fine. I think that's what people have expected from the board. If it was. Even sewan ELMS was made an appearance last night and while he was very upset the week prior to learn that his budget was going to be cut, apparently without him knowing, he also struck a very conciliatory tone and the most recent meeting, saying we need to work together and move forward. I guess I you know, I. I guess I must have had my my tinfoil helmet on last night, the single that blocking the signals. You know. Yeah, maybe I'm a skeptical report. I want to believe the good in people. Sure, you do want to believe that people earnest, honest and putting the right foot forward, because, as my mother always said, that the truth will out, skeletons will fall out of the closet. Eventually, things will you know, the truth has a way of wriggling free. So I want to believe that what kind of what I see is what I get. You know, if you people could see, if we were on TV, people would see me show this is I guess I'm see. Yeah, you know, I don't know what to believe. I have a lot of questions. There's a timing here on this and what's interesting to me is that the warterer school at the University Rochester, which is the East had the Educational Partnership Organization for East High was involved in the headhunter search. Hmmm, see, and that that makes it. I think I was talking to you about this earlier before we started the show. It not even in the Rochester city school district, almost anywhere. If you start a position and you go there in the situation is already pretty bad and all of a sudden, because of things that are happening in the world, the situation is increasingly worse while you're there and then you have this opportunity be presented to...

...you to get yourself out of that situation and into green, greener pastures. I guess you could say you're right. You. There's that part of me that's like, you know, a good person like you know what, I came here to do a job, to fix a situation. I'm going to be here and I'm going to I'm going to I'm going to take care of this or we're going to we're going to write this out and I'm to do my best of to resolve this. But I know how people are and I and fortunately people, when you dangle that carrot or you dangle that dollar in front of them, sometimes temptation is too big and they take the opportunity. I'm not saying that that was the case here. Obviously I don't know all the facts either, but that's just kind of how it looks to me. You know, you know what I'm you know what I mean people and people will go with their perception. In the perception of every individual is their own reality, regardless of what fact you put, what Industrutya will factual you put in front of them. I don't know. I just have questions about the timeline. Yeah, for it. I mean just look at it and people can get athletes get out of their contracts. All absolutely get out of contracts all the time. That it's not and it was known it was. It was terry days in a difficult situation. Absolutely more than once over the past few months to people after witnessing in person board meetings, I wondered if he would stay through through the length of his contract, that I didn't think it would be just ten months. But you know, who knows? But it's just it's I get my questions. I'm curious about the timing of it right and you know, you wonder if it's all got a little embarrassing for him, if Cornwall jumped the gun right. You know, is this? You would I don't know if if. I would change jobs a lot in my career, but I've always been the one to tell my current boss I was going to another bars. Same here. Yep. So you know, if you can see, you can now see me with like some weird expression on my face. I don't know, I don't. I don't get the timing of it and why they would. Maybe you know, the board did go into executive session last night. Maybe it was done an executive session. Somebody made a phone call. Yes, I've told the board you can release it again. I ought to go back and look at the time stamp sure on that. If we're on commercial radio, I can do that during the break. We're not, so I can't. Cornwall. It's Cornwall on Haud some district. If somebody wants to look that up for themselves. Cornwall Central School district, if they want to look at their website and, you know, scroll through and see and see the information on that. As we talked. I'm thinking about that. I said executive session. Date is allowed into executive sessions. They talked about personnel matters in executive sessions as well. As other things, perhaps the announcement. He told them then the other question is,...

...according to day's contract, were he to resign, which he apparently has done? He has told the media he he was going to say June thirty, Cornwall says he's going to start in July. They didn't give a date. The board can move up his departure date. They can make that effective the day they received nation. That's an option for the board. As of last night, I asked somebody from the Communications Department. Is Day still the superintendent here? Answer unknown. So that's another thing that people will be will be looking at. Now. What night was at? Thursday night? Thursday, the days, the day's, the days run together as these stories evolved, and you do it, you work on the story every single day. I get confused. So I missed folk. No, I did. That was not on a Sunday night. That was up. I told you, I work. That story kept me up at night. Yeah, that was out on Thursday after the announcement of the board meeting. The days all start to run together with covid anyway, I's going to say with covid you can't it's Today's thirst set or fun. One day Sunday. So I don't know whether every night is Friday night and every day of Sunday. I think the way I look at it. So so, yeah, so after the board meeting on the twenty three, I asked someone from the communication department, is day still a super and it answer unknown. Right. So did the board say? And Nice knowing. Ya, we got to fix this budget and do it on our own. Now, I don't know, as a as a van and it still could be. You know, this could be evolving over time. Yep, I think that's the biggest to me. Also, I think it's the biggest question is who knew what when? You know what? When was this? Was the Rochester City School district already aware that this was happening, you know, after as he was making his thoughts and they just kind of released it now, or as it wasn't a shock to everybody and they're kind of upset about it? Who? That's all going to unfold and we don't know exactly the specifics of who knew what. But yeah, I think that. I think it's important because you made a good point. I haven't I haven't worked a million jobs in my life either. I usually stay somewhere for a pretty some amount of time before I decide to go on to something else. But I always am the one to tell them, hey, you know, I'm going to be starting wherever I'm starting at such a such date. So and to give everyone proper time to make adjustments for my leaving and perhaps replacing me in that position as well. Didn't does not seem like this has gone down as smoothly as it should have. No, and you know, and the thing to to look at is, so, what happens? He's evidently gone right. You know what's even if, even if he...

...were to stay to June thirty, he's got he's gone right and it's like it's like, I don't know, is this a case of senioritis? Right, right, you know, for for somebody there is there is work, there is work to be done. And he said there is still pandemic training that has to be done, pandemic training, pandemic planning that has to be done, as well as the budget. So, while we're talking, you know what, I misspoke. There wasn't really a time stamp on this. It just said on April twenty three the central Cornwell Central School district. I thought there had been. When I looked at it again wait Thursday night. I thought there had been a time stamp on that and I'm not. I'm not seeing one. It was just done on the twenty three. So I mean there's still work to be done. There's pandemic preparation, yeah, to do. There's reopening of the school to do, there is budgeting to do, you know, which makes me think in the short term, do you need to bring somebody and who knows the district? I mean is that Shawn Elms? He knows the district, but east high has its own issues. Right, Yep, you're absolutely correct, and that's the big point to it's not like it's just a simple transition. There's a there's so much going on now. There's and and's just on top of each other. So you you want to make it as smooth as possible and to me it would makes they would only make sense to bring somebody who already has some sort of knowledge base in regards to what's happening there. It'd be tough to bring a complete outsider into that organization and say, okay, here's all the stuff that we got to deal with. Come on, let's go, let's do let's do this. Well, you know an outside that they brought in, an outsider, and yeah, look, look what happened. Now did trels the the board's going to get an outsider in the form of the Monitor in state. So there is going to be an outsider coming in. It was okay. So you read the tea leads right, you go. You go back telling what you know. You you recast history or everything prior to that kids in a New Light. So at one point on the board meeting they were discussing because of this EPL, this educational partnership organization and receivership that East Hie went into. Because of that agreement it created a superintendent of East High School. So at the meeting will the Powell was mentioned the fact that the receivership agreement created two superintendents and the friction, for lack of a better term, that was seen the prior week the budget. She expressed the thought that it was surprising it had gone on. We hadn't seen it for five years. That was...

...sort of the flashpoint for it. Right. Oh, in the clear light of day, I think, hmm, is this something about that statement that was prescient to superintendent, why we need to superintendents. well, that's the receivership agreement. I'm going down a place. No one's going here. Don't the bag with this one. do they rewrite the receivership agreement to make one superintendent? And is that shown up? That? I'm just guessing right, speculation is all we can do right now, and that's what was it with no sports on TV? This is what we do. Yeah, that's that's very true. H Well, I like I said, you do an amazing job and I know this is this is kept your busy is going to continue to keep you busy. So I appreciate all the hard work you do and because I appreciate you so much, Patti, I'm going to mention one more time. Make sure you go to the minority reporter Dotnet to see the full versions of all these stories, and I'm sure anything else that's unfolding will be available on that side as well, and the best way to get the information is to subscribe to it. Now that's what I do. I have a subscription that's delivered to me virtually as so, and you can also get a hard copy, so I suggest you do that. Go to minority report dotnet to set yourself up with the subscription and keep yourself informed. Patty, as always, I think you you you are a bevy of information and you always bring a lot of good news. I'm not saying good news, but good, but it well and well, well research news to the table. I appreciate it. Thank you, Matt. Thank you all right. Coming up next I have my own personal project that I'm going to share with you. We'll talk about that later after the break. This is inside the margin. Do you have a topic that you would like to discussed on inside the margins? We would love to hear from you. Please send your thoughts, comments or questions to inside margins at gmailcom. Welcome back to inside the margins. I'm your host, Matt Wilson. All right, so a lot of the news that's been out recently is obviously been covid related news, and you know that can be that can wear on you a little bit. Right a lot of that news, I mean the news, is beginning to get better. It looks like we're heading in the right direction. The curve has been flattened. We're seeing less cases here in New York, so that may fifteen date is looking maybe more like a possibility. For things to actually begin to start opening up. So I guess that's good news. But still, if you listen to the news all the time, you're probably beaten down by covid Nineteen News. So I I decided I want to do something a little fun, a little different. Usually I play a clip from the roxity showcase right now, but we took a we took a week off because we want on to to decide what we wanted to do with our next show. Mostly it's we...

...usually have some sort of guests that we interview for the roxody showcase, but I'm going to do a special if you know me, if anyone knows me, I'll a craft beer enthusiast. I love of craft beer, I mean absolutely love it. And after I got done working a shift on the weekend, that's right, I work weekends to after I got done work in a shift on the weekend, I stopped by one of my favorite craft brewery brewery spots, three heads brewery, to pick up a growler. Obviously you can't hang out there and now you can. You can do they still do grabbing goals, which is great. And after a long day and looking like a tasty beverage to end your day and I picked up a growler, one of my favorite ones right now. It's a summer this is summer type drink. It's called the prickly pears sour. It's only a five point three or something, Maybe v. So it's not it's not extremely strong. It's a very easy sipping beer and it's one of those wars, which I think is if you are. I know I'm talking like a beer geek right now, which is probably not helping anyone if you're not a beer enthusiast, but it's certainly is a beer that's geared towards summer and easy drinking. So I just said. You know what, I've been drinking craft beer for a long time, for a very long time actually, and I've seen the process of it being made before, but maybe years ago, but I've never actually had a hand in trying to make beer of my own at any point because I leave that to the professionals. I'm one of those people are you know, I like to cook, so I will try cooking, I'll try new things on the grill and whatnot, but as far as making my own beer, not really really nervous about doing that. But recently my wife actually, for our past anniversary she brought me a home brewing it kit. It's from this company called Mr Beers, a small little contraption, but it comes with a package that lets you make your own IPA. And I have friends even are my friend Rashida, who's the program director at Wxir. She makes delicious things like egg knocks and stuff. And by the way, I'm next Holiday Day Rasheet. If you're listening to the show, I will be asking for another battle of Eggnoga. Was Delicious. But yeah, so I am going to actually break break open this Mr Beer Kit and I'm going to try to make my own beer. I mean I'm at home, it's not like I have a lot of other things to do. I mean I do work through in the week still, but I work from home and I'm at home a lot. So...

...figure that's the thing I could. I finally have time to try. So I'm going to make my own IPA with this homebrewing kid and I'm going to document the process and it's going to be available on our podcast on the rocksidy showcase. So you'll be able to going to be maybe a two or three week process. So hopefully by that time is over, we'll actually have some more good news with this covid thing. But for any any of you whoever considered possibly making your own beer, I am this. Here's the warning. I am a complete amateur at making beer. I am a complete amateur at making beer, so I'm not trying to teach you the best ways to make beer. If you really want to learn the proper process to make beer, I would suggest you reach out the people at like hure box or three heads or roxidy brewing or any of those kind of places, because they make, they professionally make great beer. I've never made beer in my entire life. I've been drinking beer probably for the last almost twenty years, probably more than twenty years, but I have not yet more than twenty years, but I have not been I've never tried to make my own beer, so don't look to this as the best tips. I just want to see if I can do it. That really it's just I'm curious. I want to see if I can do it and if it comes out great, maybe I'll share a few bottles with some of my friends and who actually drink beer and they can tell me what they think of it as well. And we'll get the reactions and everything. So that's going to be on the rock city showcase podcast. You can find the rock city showcase podcast pretty much anywhere you get your podcast. It's actually becoming pretty popular, which I'm happy about. But if you go to itunes or the tune in radio APP or Iheart media and see this on Google also, whatever, pretty much wherever you get your podcast, you can get the rock city showcase podcast. So it'll be on that also. We're going to probably I want to make sure you see it too. So we're probably going to have a rock city showcase either Instagram, I g TV or Youtube TV, one of the two. I haven't decided yet. But once, once I decided how we're going to show it, I'll let you know. Obviously, just you can follow me on on my facebook page or my instagram page at Radio Matt Wilson, and I'll post information regards so that they're maybe we'll create a rock city showcase facebook page to have. Just just lazy man. I I guess not being lazy and I'll make I'll make a make it facebook page for that show. But all right, we do have us some pretty a great guests line up for the rock say showcase, including...

...volatile. He'll be on the show suiting too, so check it out. Also, you can catch replays of this show as well on the same formats. It's all we also have in podcast forming all the other networks that we talked about, apple, itunes, Google play, I heart radio. It's on all of them. So also, why am I not mentioning this? We do have our own website as well and all of this is going to be there. It's inside the margins RADIOCOM. Again, that's inside the margins RADIOCOM. You can find all this stuff there as well. All right, hang in there. If you've made it this far, you can make it a few more weeks and know things have been tough. Just hanging there. I'm struggling with you. We're going through the same things that you are. So I feel you trust me, I do, but we'll get through this together. All Right, talk to you next week. Until then, this is Matt and this is inside the margins radio. We will see you next time. Do you have a topic that you would like to discussed on inside the margins? We would love to hear from you. Please send your thoughts, comments or questions to inside margins at gmailcom.

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