This week on The Mix, Liz and Joe discuss their own updates regarding their lives in the age of coronavirus.

This episode’s guests are:

Ted Potrikus (start listening at 8:17) is the president and CEO of the Retail Council of New York State. Representing New York’s retailers for more than 25 years before New York’s state government and its various iterations, he has helped guide the industry through challenges including the successful campaign to make New York the first state to require the collection of sales tax on Internet purchases, the appropriate regulation of gift cards, and, in 2013, co-authored “The Customers’ Bill of Rights,” working with leading civil rights groups to underscore the retail industry’s commitment to shopping equity.

Owusu Anane (start listening at 26:51) was elected to the Albany Common Council in 2017 to represent the city’s 10th Ward, which consists of the Pine Hills neighborhood. Councilman Owusu Anane has made a substantial impact on the everyday lives of the people in his neighborhood in the City of Albany, by passing legislation which waives civil service exam fees for military service veterans and recent high school graduates, encouraging and assisting entrepreneurs setting up local businesses, facilitated the rehabilitation and sale of properties which have been vacant for over 10 years, and securing a dozen bicycle racks for his district.

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