Monthly Archives: February, 2013


‘Roadtrip Nation’ to air Sundays Feb. 3 to March 24 on PBS

Published - February 16, 2013

WCNY will air eight weekly episodes of “Roadtrip Nation,” a series about four friends who navigate their future careers after graduating from college. It airs at 6:30 p.m. Sundays on PBS (24.1), from Feb. 3 to March 24. The series airs after “Double Down,” WCNY’s academic quiz show. The friends travel around the nation, stopping to interview people, including major business leaders. They learn about what motivates them to work in meaningful jobs. The stories of the interviewees are a source of inspiration and assistance for young adults trying to determine their own career aspirations and destinies. In an era

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This week on WCNY: ‘Financial Fitness’ features young entrepreneurs; ‘Insight’ explores binding arbitration with Mayor Stephanie Miner; and ‘Artifex’ explores the Red House

Published - February 16, 2013

Financial Fitness In Part 2 of “Young Entrepreneurs,” host Vicki Brackens follows up with Andrew Farah, CEO of Rounded and Patrick Ambron, CEO of BrandYourself, to see how their start-up businesses are doing. Brackens also introduces the next generation of award-winning student start-ups at Syracuse University. She interviews Nick Nickitas, CEO of Rosie; Bea Arthur, founder and CEO of Pretty Padded Room; Michael Amadori, founder of Full Circle Feed; and Camille Malkiewicz of Craftistas The show airs live at 8 p.m. Thursdays onPBS (WCNY channel 24.1) and re-airs at 1 p.m. Fridays on PBS (24.1), at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.

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WCNY programs nominated for five Emmy awards

Published - February 16, 2013

WCNY, Central New York’s public broadcasting company, received five nominations from the New York Emmy Awards for its environmental, public affairs, news, instructional and cultural programming. WCNY is the only media organization in Central New York to receive multiple nominations. “We are proud to be recognized by these Emmy nominations, which are a testament to the quality of the programming WCNY is dedicated to producing as Central New York’s only locally owned media company,” said President and CEO Robert J. Daino. “Education and in-depth, balanced reporting are at the heart of what we do, whether it’s examining all sides of

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WCNY’s ‘Financial Fitness’ adds co-host David Mirabito

Published - February 16, 2013

WCNY’s longest-running weekly program, “Financial Fitness,” will add a third co-host to the live show, adding another financial expert to the team that tackles viewer questions about money matters. David Mirabito, a senior financial executive at MetLife Financial Group of Upstate New York, joins veteran co-hosts Jim Burns and Vicki Brackens as a host of the show. Mirabito’s first show as host is Thursday, Feb. 14, when he discusses the psychology of money. Mirabito has served as a substitute host on “Financial Fitness” in 2012 and has regularly appeared as a panelist. At MetLife, he specializes in meeting the needs

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WCNY presents ‘Movie and a Cookie’ at Syracuse Stage in March

Published - February 16, 2013

WCNY’s popular “Movie and a Cookie’’ series for children and their parents presents “Happy Feet” at 2 p.m. March 10 at Syracuse Stage, 820 E. Genesee St., Syracuse. The family-friendly afternoon features a favorite children’s movie, free cookies, a special visit from Clifford the Big Red Dog and activities for children. The doors open at 1:30 p.m.; the show starts at 2 p.m. In “Happy Feet,” a penguin named Mumble has a terrible singing voice and later discovers he has no heart song. However, Mumble has a talent for something that none of the penguins had ever seen before; tap

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WCNY’s ‘Won’t You Help a Neighbor?’ campaign spotlights ‘Check Out Hunger’

Published - February 16, 2013

WCNY’s “Won’t You Help a Neighbor?” campaign to support Central New York non-profits and charities this month will focus attention on the Food Bank of Central New York’s “Check Out Hunger” campaign to raise money to  eliminate hunger through nutritious food distribution, education and advocacy. Tops Friendly Markets and Wegmans areaccepting donations of $2, $3 and $5 in checkout lines throughout Central and Northern New York. The annual tear-and-scan campaign provides shoppers with a fast and easy way to make a difference in the fight against hunger. Money raised helps 277 emergency food programs in Cayuga, Chenango, Cortland, Herkimer, Jefferson,

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WCNY to honor regional ‘Women Who Make America’

Published - February 16, 2013

WCNY will host an awards ceremony for “Makers: Women Who Make America” honorees March 1 at the Women’s Rights National Historical Park in Seneca Falls. Seventeen women from WCNY’s 19-county broadcast area will receive awards. The ceremony begins at 3 p.m. Nominees were evaluated on how they impact their communities and shape today’s America in arts, business, community activism, education, communication, medicine, politics, religion, science and technology, sports and volunteerism. The awards also represent a local collaboration with the AOL and PBS national documentary, “Makers: Women Who Make America”, to be broadcast from 8 to11 p.m. Feb. 26 on WCNY (24.1). WCNY’s

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