Monthly Archives: July, 2013


Syracuse mayor says everyone must sacrifice

Published - July 31, 2013

Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner discussed Syracuse’s financial condition July 31 on WCNY’s The Capitol Pressroom with Susan Arbetter, rebuffing claims that cities are relying on the state to solve their problems. The mayor again called on Gov. Cuomo and New York state legislative leaders to join with Central New York business, industry and government leaders and Wall Street to make tough decisions and sacrifices to keep cities like Syracuse from declaring bankruptcy like Detroit. “Binding arbitration and pension smoothing were steps in the right direction by the governor, but more is needed to keep Syracuse and New York municipalities from bottoming out,”

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Acclaimed historian to present at WCNY battlefield event in August

Published - July 31, 2013

In recognition of the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812, WCNY will continue its series of public programs that explore New York’s War of 1812 Battlefields with a presentation by acclaimed military historian Donald Hickey. The event is free and open to the public with support from an American Battlefield Protection Program grant. WCNY received the grant in 2012 to fund “New York’s Historic Battlefields: Today’s Battleground”, a documentary about the state’s War of 1812 battlefields. The grant is one of 27 the National Park Service awarded focusing on efforts to preserve and protect significant battle sites from all

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‘Bluegrass Ramble’ 41st annual picnic set for Aug. 4

Published - July 31, 2013

Bill Knowlton, of “Bill Knowlton’s Bluegrass Ramble” radio show on WCNY-FM, will present his 41st annual Bluegrass Ramble Picnic from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 4 at Dwyer Memorial Park in Little York. The annual picnic started shortly after WCNY launched Bill Knowlton’s Bluegrass Ramble radio show in January 1973. Since then, Bill Knowlton has organized and emceed the event. This year’s program features The Easy Ramblers, winners of the Syracuse-area music award for best country group, Gospel Way, Larry Hoyt & the Good Acoustics, Lake Effect, The Salmon River Boys and the Delaney Brothers, among others. Knowlton is

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Nova: ‘Who Killed Lindbergh’s Baby’ airs July 31 at 9 p.m.

Published - July 29, 2013

In the aftermath of his 1927 solo transatlantic flight, Colonel Charles Augustus Lindbergh became the most famous human being on earth. Charlie’s  wife Anne,  gave birth to an adorable baby son, known as Little Lindy or the Eaglet. But on the evening of March 1, 1932, Lucky Lindy’s luck ran out. Bold kidnappers snatched his baby from the family home near Hopewell, N.J. Negotiations with the kidnappers stretched out for weeks. But Little Charlie never came back. His body was discovered not five miles from Hopewell. Now, Nova is reopening one of the most intriguing, grisly, and confounding crime mysteries of all

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WCNY seeks nominations for ‘Central New York Latino American’ awards

Published - July 25, 2013

WCNY  will broadcast “Latino Americans,” a landmark six-hour documentary featuring interviews with nearly 100 Latinos and more than 500 years of history Sept. 17 and 24 and Oct. 1. In conjunction with the special program, WCNY is seeking nominations for local awards that will recognize five Latino Americans who have made a difference in their respective communities. Nominations are due Aug. 15. Nominations will be accepted from throughout WCNY’s 19-county broadcast area, which includes Cayuga, Chenango, Cortland, Fulton, Hamilton, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Ontario, Oswego, Otsego, Schuyler, Seneca, Tompkins, Wayne and Yates counties. Nominees should be inspiring role

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Landscapes Through Time with David Dunlop airs at 3 p.m. July 27

Published - July 24, 2013

Landscapes Through Time with David Dunlop is a unique, lively and entertaining 13 half-hour high definition television series on art and painting. The series provides a unique blend of art, history, travel, science, philosophy and painting technique as David Dunlop uses his entertaining, integrative approach to make the artists and their art come alive. In each of the 13 episodes, David travels to the actual locations in the United States and France where celebrated artists such as Turner, Van Gogh and Monet painted; exploring what they saw and how they transformed that vision into a familiar painting. The 13-part series airs

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Classic FM presents ‘Live at the Concertgebouw’ July 29

Published - July 24, 2013

“Live at the Concertgebouw” features cellist Giovanni Sollima and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Haydn’s Cello Concerto in D, J.S. Bach’s Orchestral Suite No. 1 and Mozart’s Symphony No. 38, the “Prague Symphony.” Giovanni Antonini conducts. The concert airs July 29 at 8 p.m. on Classic FM.  

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Classic FM presents ‘The Stigmatized’

Published - July 24, 2013

Classic FM presents the LA Opera’s “The Stigmatized,” by Franz Schrecker. It stars Anja Kampe, Robert Brubaker, Martin Gantner and James Johnson. The opera is the best known work by Franz Schreker, one of the most important and successful opera composers of the early 20th century, who fell into obscurity after the rise of the Nazi regime. “The Stigmatized” is an evocative late-Romantic tragedy in which an unlikely love  triangle plays out on a paradise pleasure island amidst a group of decadent nobles who are marked by lust and depravity. It airs Saturday at 1 p.m. on Classic FM.  

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‘WCNY Night at the Syracuse Chiefs’ set for 7 p.m. July 24

Published - July 23, 2013

WCNY, Central New York’s public broadcasting company, invites the community to attend “WCNY Night at the Syracuse Chiefs” at 7 p.m. July 24 at the NBT Stadium in Syracuse. Tickets to the game are free, but should be reserved by calling (315) 385-7296. The Syracuse Chiefs take on the Louisville Bats. Attendees are encouraged to bring their WCNY MemberCard to receive a special gift.

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