Monthly Archives: October, 2012


WCNY’s ‘Ivory Tower’ panelists host discussion after Red House Arts Center Performance

Published - October 16, 2012

Panelists from WCNY’s popular weekly public affairs show “The Ivory Tower Half Hour” will host two discussions at the Red House Arts Center Oct. 12 and 13 following the performances of “Assassins.” “Assassins” uses the premise of a murderous carnival game to produce a revue-style portrayal of men and women who attempted to assassinate, or successfully assassinate U.S. presidents. The music reflects the popular music of the eras depicted. “These discussions will help examine the state of contemporary politics, especially during the election season,” said Stephen Svoboda, Red House Arts Center executive director. The “Ivory Tower” panelists will be sure

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WCNY to produce and televise 24th Congressional District debate

Published - October 16, 2012

WCNY, Central New York’s public media company, will produce and televise a one-hour debate between Republican 24th Congressional District Rep. Ann Marie Buerkle, Democrat Dan Maffei and Green Party candidate Ursula Rozum Oct. 24. The debate will be recorded in WCNY’s studios at 3 p.m. and will air at 6 p.m. on WCNY channel 24.3 and re-air at 8 p.m. on WCNY channel 24.1. The debate is produced in partnership with CNYCentral and will be televised on affiliate channels WSTM and WTVH at 7 p.m. Oct. 24. The debate will feature Susan Arbetter, WCNY news and public affairs director and

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New season of ‘Lidia’s Italy’ set to air Oct.13 on WCNY-TV

Published - October 16, 2012

The popular PBS cooking show “Lidia’s Italy in America” will return for an all-new season of exploring America’s Italian heritage through food when it premieres at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, on WCNY channel 24.1. To accompany the new season, Lidia will release her most accessible cookbook to date, “Lidia’s Favorite Recipes.” The book features Lidia’s go-to meals and 100 dishes Lidia and her family have enjoyed time after time. The book’s publisher, Knopf Books, is holding a giveaway of the Lidia Bastianich book collection, including a signed copy of “Lidia’s Favorite Recipes,” and a package of Lidia’s own pastas

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WCNY’s ‘Won’t You Help a Neighbor?’ campaign spotlights Child Care Solutions’ Trivia Night

Published - October 16, 2012

WCNY’s “Won’t You Help a Neighbor?” campaign to support Central New York non-profits and charities this month will focus attention on Child Care Solutions, a child care and resource referral agency that provides services in Onondaga and Cayuga counties. Child Care Solutions is hosting a Trivia Night at the Fair from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Empire Room at the Fairgrounds.  Tickets are $50 and can be purchased by calling Patrice Robinson at (315) 446-1220, ext. 354 or online at www.childcaresolutionscny.org. Proceeds from the event benefit Child Care Solutions’ training program for Central New York child care providers.

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WCNY features ‘Going Blind’ documentary for World Blindness Awareness Month

Published - October 16, 2012

In recognition of World Blindness Awareness Month in October, WCNY features “Going Blind: Coming out of the Dark about Vision Loss,” a documentary that shares the personal and courageous stories of people living and thriving with vision loss at 9 p.m. Oct. 18, on WCNY channel 24.1. The documentary is directed by Peabody award-winning director Joseph Lovett, who reveals his diagnosis of glaucoma in the documentary. After years of slowly losing his sight, Joe investigates how people across the country are responding to vision loss caused by diseases, infections and accidents. He begins his journey in his hometown in New

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Humane Association of Central New York’s Drop-A-Thon a Success

Published - October 16, 2012

More than 1,000 people attended the Humane Association of Central New York’s Drop-A-Thon, Silent Auction and Open House Sept. 22. A variety of items were donated at the event – the first in WCNY’s “Won’t You Help a Neighbor?” campaign to help local causes – including laundry detergent, cat litter, canned cat and dog food, toys, dog bones, gently used towels, blankets and comforters. Guests also had the opportunity to bid on more than 200 silent auction items. Cash donations totaled nearly $13,000. “We are so thankful to the Central New York community for their generosity and love of animals,”

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Next CPAC meeting will be Oct. 17 at WCNY

Published - October 16, 2012

In accordance with the open meetings law, WCNY provides reasonable notice to the public of its open meetings. The next wcny Community Public Affairs Committee meeting will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, at 8:30 a.m. The committee will meet at WCNY, 506 Old Liverpool Road, Liverpool, New York.  Interested parties wishing to attend should contact the Public Broadcasting Council Of Central New York by telephone before 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16. The telephone number is (315) 453-2424.

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WCNY’s Arbetter moderates panel discussion with former Rockefeller senior staff members

Published - October 16, 2012

Susan Arbetter, WCNY’s news and public affairs director, will moderate a panel discussion with former Rockefeller senior staff members at the Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government in Albany Oct. 18. The program is from 3 to 5 p.m. The Rockefeller Institute will join with the New York State Archives Partnership Trust and SUNY Press to celebrate the publication of “Oreos and Dubonnet: Remembering Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller”, a publication of SUNY Press and the Archives Partnership Trust. The book is written by long-time Rockefeller advance man Joseph H. Boyd Jr. and career political reporter, editor and publisher Charles R.

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WCNY’s ‘Double Down’ academic quiz show begins Nov. 4

Published - October 16, 2012

The eighth season of “Double Down,” WCNY’s award-winning high school academic quiz show, returns with a new single elimination format, 6 p.m. Nov. 4. The show airs at 6 p.m. on Sundays on WCNY channel 24.1 and repeats at 8:30 p.m. on Mondays on WCNY channel 24.3. Students from 32 schools will compete to win the coveted blueRock Energy Scholastic Award trophy. Teams include last season’s champion, Fayetteville-Manlius. Other competitors include Bishop Ludden, Cato-Meridian, Christian Brothers Academy, Paul V. Moore, Chittenango, Clinton, Cooperstown, Dolgeville, Gilbertsville-Mt. Upton, Ithaca, Jamesville DeWitt, Jordan-Elbridge, LaFayette, Manlius Pebble Hill, Mt. Markham, New Hartford, Northern Onondaga

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WCNY features new children’s, how-to programming in the evenings beginning Nov.1

Published - October 16, 2012

WCNY will provide three additional hours of children’s programming late weekday afternoons and evenings on WCNY channel 24.2 beginning Nov. 1. The lineup ranges from programming for pre-school aged viewers to children in primary grades. At the same time, WCNY will extend popular how-to programming from its Create channel to primetime. Starting Nov. 1, channel 24.2 will broadcast cooking, crafts and other how-to shows from 8 to 11 p.m. The additional children’s programming will allow parents and children to watch the latest episodes together at a convenient time. Program schedule: 5 p.m. “Sesame Street” 6 p.m. “Curious George” 6:30 p.m.

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Winter weather forecast predictions featured on WCNY Classic FM radio

Published - October 16, 2012

Meteorologist Pat Pagano has prepared his annual winter forecast and will reveal his predictions on WCNY-FM at 7:30 a.m. Friday, for Syracuse and Central New York, Utica and the Mohawk Valley, and Watertown and the North Country. This includes a special look at the Lake Ontario snow belt areas. WCNY-FM airs on 91.3 in Syracuse, 89.5 in Utica and 90.9 in Watertown.

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WCNY and AARP host community forum Oct. 25

Published - October 16, 2012

WCNY, Central New York’s public broadcaster, and AARP will host a community forum about the future of Social Security and Medicare as part of AARP’s “You’ve Earned a Say” national conversation from 10 to 11:45 a.m. Oct. 25 at Westside Senior Center, located at 135 State Fair Blvd. in Syracuse. The forum will discuss an AARP poll of registered voters over 50 in the 24th Congressional District and will be moderated by Susan Arbetter, WCNY’s news and public affairs director and host of “The Capitol Pressroom” radio show and co-host of “The Capitol Report” public affairs show. AARP’s “You’ve Earned

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WCNY hosts used book and DVD sale

Published - October 16, 2012

WCNY is hosting a used book and DVD sale through Oct. 25 at its headquarters located at 506 Old Liverpool Road, in Liverpool, to raise funds for its Read Out program. Sale dates and hours: Oct. 22 – noon to 4 p.m. (half price) Oct. 23 – noon to 8 p.m. (half price) Oct. 24 – noon to 8 p.m. (bag sale) Oct. 25 – noon to 8 p.m. (bag sale) For more information, please contact Haley Dubnoff, at (315) 453-2424, ext. 245 orhaley_dubnoff@wcny.org.

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