Monthly Archives: September, 2016


September 30, 2016: Syracuse Friends of Chamber Music

Published - September 30, 2016

    Mid-day host Diane Jones welcomed Jonathan Chai, Artistic Director, and Barbara Haas, Publicity Director, from the Syracuse Friends of Chamber Music for a noontime chat at the Classic FM studios.  They spoke about the upcoming season, including the 23rd appearance of the Juilliard String Quartet, who will once again present the opening concert for this season. The concert is Saturday, October 1 at 7:30 pm.  Details are here.

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Sept. 30, 2016: Ashley Hupfl, Bill Mahoney, Pramilla Malick, Peter Galie and Christopher Bopst

Published - September 30, 2016

Ashley Hupfl of City & State shared this week’s Winners and Losers. Politico New York reporter Bill Mahoney looked at conflicts over legislators’ pay raises and campaign contributions. Pramilla Malick of Protect Orange County discussed some Orange County residents’ call for an investigation into and a halt of the CPV power plant in light of last week’s indictments. How do pensions fit into the New York State Constitution? Constitutional scholars Peter Galie, a professor emeritus at Canisius College, and Christopher Bopst, the chief legal and financial officer at Sam-Son Logistics, Inc, explained.

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This Week on SciTech Now 10/06/16

Published - September 30, 2016

On the next edition of SciTech Now: Smart phones, smart TV’s, how about smart roads…? Think you’re helping the environment? You may not be as green as you hoped… Mixing paint with pixels in the classroom… And a look at how doctors worked a century ago. Watch SciTech Now on Thursday at 8:30 p.m. on WCNY

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This Week on Cycle of Health, October 06

Published - September 30, 2016

Next on Cycle of Health: The people behind the statistics of our region’s rampant heroin health crisis and what we all need to understand. Find out how heroin turned this bright-eyed teen into an addicted young woman, before the drug took her life.. Her grieving mother gives hope to others. We’ll show you how health providers race to help those in need. And, he escaped the grips of the heroin-high — and now helps others fighting addiction. Watch Cycle of Health on Thursday at 8 p.m. on WCNY

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Sept. 29, 2016: David Friedfel, Steve Greenberg, Asm. Hevesi, Glenn Liebman

Published - September 29, 2016

New York keeps spending more on economic development but analysis shows the state may not be getting the right bang for its buck. We discussed the Citizens Budget Commission’s updated report Bigger Not Better: New York’s Expanding Economic Development Programs with David Friedfel, Director of State Studies for the Citizens Budget Commission. Steve Greenberg had the latest Siena Poll results for the 22nd and 19th Congressional Districts. Asm. Andrew Hevesi (D – Forest Hills) discussed his plan to build greater resources to help the homeless. Mental health education in schools could help vulnerable young teens, advocates claim. Today we spoke

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Sept. 28, 2016: Jim Heaney, Ken Girardin, Ian Rosenblum, Larry Levy

Published - September 28, 2016

Investigative Post Founder, Editor and Executive Director Jim Heaney responded to the governor’s visit to Buffalo last week and the price he has had to pay for investigative journalism. The Empire Center for Public Policy released a report on the Clean Energy Standard, which states the standards will have a big cost and little effect. Ken Girardin, the Empire Center’s Communications and Marketing Manager, joined Susan to offer a critique of the standards. Ian Rosenblum, executive director of the Education Trust—NY, discussed why a coalition of civil rights, education, parent, and business groups are calling on the Board of Regents

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Sept. 27, 2016: Morgan Hook and Dave Catalfamo, Connect-NY on education and the NY Constitution

Published - September 27, 2016

It may have been the most-watched presidential debate in modern history. And today, political analysts Morgan Hook, vice president of SKD Knickerbocker in Albany, and Dave Catalfamo, managing director of Park Strategies, joined Susan to dissect the best and worst moments of the debate and explain how Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump’s policy proposals could affect New York. Then we bring you segments from WCNY’s latest Connect:NY on education and The Constitution. What is required for a sound, basic education? We will hear from an expert panel on how education could play a role in whether voters decide in favor

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Sept. 26, 2016: Changes to state education standards, ethics reforms, Ron Briggs

Published - September 26, 2016

State Education Department Commissioner MaryEllen Elia explained recent changes to the state’s ELA and math standards. We heard reaction to the changes in standards from ECE PolicyWorks Founder Susan Ochshorn and NYS Allies for Public Education member and parent Bianca Tanis. Barbara Bartoletti, the legislative director for the League of Women Voters, and Blair Horner, the executive director of NYPIRG, explained the call for ethics reforms in light of the recent state economic development scandals. Ron Briggs, CSEA Capitol Region President, discussed the need for additional support for Child Protective Services to ensure kids are safe.

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October 2, 2016: Women of Color – Composers (Part 1)

Published - September 26, 2016

  “Gifted women musicians and composers rarely received their due. ” – James Cook     Recognition for women’s achievements in the music composition arena has definitely improved, though it still has a long way to go.  Women of color have the dual obstacles of both gender and racial bias to address.  This week on Feminine Fusion, we concentrate on the music of African American women composers, from Florence Price to Pamela Z.  Learn about these remarkable women who have given their all to their music. (Here is the link to Jordannah Elizabeth’s article, mentioned in the program)   “Women of Color (Composers)”

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This Week on SciTech Now 09/29/16

Published - September 23, 2016

On the next edition of SciTech Now: The high definition screen you can wear… Better late than never, figuring out Einsteins theory of relativity… How a healthy apple can lead to poisonous dirt… And how a common pizza ingredient can help save bees. Watch SciTech Now on Thursday at 8:30 p.m. on WCNY

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This Week on Cycle of Health, September 29

Published - September 23, 2016

Next on Cycle of Health: Finding the words:  We discover new ways to communicate.  Learn how high-tech and low-tech devices help one teen get his point across.  Listen up to a woman speaking out about the new techniques she uses to get a word in.  And cut through the noise as we learn how to listen to those who speak differently. Watch Cycle of Health on Thursday at 8 p.m. on WCNY

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Sept 23, 2016: More on corruption charges filed by Bharara and Schneiderman

Published - September 23, 2016

We had more overage on the corruption charges filed by U.S. Attorney for the Southern District Preet Bharara and AG Eric Schneiderman. Our guests included: Jimmy Vielkind, Albany Bureau Chief for Politico NY Jon Campbell, an Albany reporter with USA Today Network, Journal Albany Bureau Glenn Blain, an Albany reporter with NY Daily News David Robinson, Deputy Business Editor for the Buffalo News Susan Lerner, Executive Director of Common Cause New York

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Sept. 22, 2016: Former Cuomo aide Joe Percoco and eight others charged, Elisa Sumner, E.J. McMahon

Published - September 22, 2016

Joe Percoco, a former top aide to Governor Cuomo, and eight others were charged today in an alleged bribery and kickback scheme involving the Buffalo Billion. The Wall Street Journal, quoting people familiar with the matter, reports that federal prosecutors are examining whether Percoco took “steps that resulted in favorable official state action” for companies while they were paying him. Wall Street Journal reporter Erica Orden joined WCNY’s Susan Arbetter at the top of the show with the latest. Plus, Investigative Post’s Jim Heaney discussed other troubling news around the Buffalo Billion’s procurement procedures; Ken Lovett, the Albany Bureau Chief

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WCNY’s The Capitol Pressroom covers pending federal charges for Gov. Cuomo’s former top aide

Published - September 22, 2016

Joe Percoco, a former top aide to Gov. Cuomo, and eight others  were charged today in an alleged bribery and kickback scheme involving the Buffalo Billion. The Wall Street Journal, quoting people familiar with the matter, reports that federal prosecutors are examining whether Percoco took “steps that resulted in favorable official state action” for companies while they were paying him. Wall Street Journal reporter Erica Orden joined WCNY’s Susan Arbetter at the top of The Capitol Pressroom with the latest.  Plus, Investigative Post’s Jim Heaney discussed other troubling news around the Buffalo Billion’s procurement procedures; NY Daily News Albany Bureau Chief Ken Lovett explained AG

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Board Meeting Set for 9/27

Published - September 21, 2016

In accordance with open meetings law, WCNY provides reasonable notice to the public of its board meetings. The next WCNY Board Meeting will take place on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 8 a.m. at the WCNY Broadcast and Education Center located at 415 W. Fayette St., Syracuse, N.Y. Interested parties wishing to attend should contact the Public Broadcasting Council of Central New York before 4 p.m. Monday, September 26, by calling (315) 453-2424.

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