Monthly Archives: February, 2017


February 24, 2017: Andreas Klein

Published - February 24, 2017

The Chamber Music Society of Utica will be hosting the Minetti Quartet and guest artist Andreas Klein in concert on Sunday, February 26th.  Mid-day host Diane Jones had the chance to speak to Andreas about the Robert Schumann Piano Quintet, as well as his time spent in the recording studio and on the road. For tickets and information about this and upcoming Chamber Music Society of Utica concerts, visit their website.

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9th annual Nonprofit Awards recognize WCNY with Outstanding Fundraising Event award

Published - February 24, 2017

WCNY, Central New York’s multimedia organization is a recipient of the 9th annual Nonprofit Awards, presented by M&T Bank, BizEventz and the Business Journal News Network. WCNY earned the award in the Outstanding Fundraising Event category for its annual Taste of Fame fundraising event. WCNY’s Taste of Fame fundraiser features a celebrity talent along with his or her favorite cuisine. WCNY’s first Taste of Fame in 2015 featured Nick Stellino, acclaimed television Chef and cookbook author. The dinner included a four-course meal crafted by Stellino, along with personal stories related to each recipe. The 2016 Taste of Fame featured celebrity

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Feb 23, 2017: Syracuse-area Consensus Report

Published - February 23, 2017

Today we take our first foray into the Consensus report issued earlier this month – Consensus is the commission looking into consolidating Onondaga County and the City of Syracuse. Our first guest is a proponent of the report – County Executive Joanie Mahoney. Then we heard from Onondaga county Green Party Chairman Howie Hawkins who is a fan of consolidation, but not of the strategy laid out in the report. 

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Feb. 23, 2017: Bob Bellafiore and Steve Greenberg

Published - February 23, 2017

Then, when is a highway sign representative of something wrong in State Government?  Bob Bellafiore and Steve Greenberg joined Susan to tackle the decision-making behind spending $8 million dollars for thruway signs that don’t comply with federal regulations. 

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Feb. 22, 2017: Larry Levy

Published - February 22, 2017

And finally, Hofstra University’s Executive Dean at the National Center for Suburban Studies Larry Levy will analyze the issue of school choice and vouchers.

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WCNY to air Dudu Fisher in Jerusalem in March

Published - February 22, 2017

WCNY, Central New York’s multimedia organization, presents “Dudu Fisher in Jerusalem.” Shot on location in Israel, “Dudu Fisher In Jerusalem” is a musical tour of Jerusalem’s most iconic songs and sites. Starring world-renowned singer David ‘Dudu’ Fisher, the program features a blend of Broadway show tunes, traditional Jewish folk songs, and emotional renditions of the classic songs his fans have come to expect. The program airs at noon March 5, at 1 p.m. March 7, and at 8 p.m. March 12 on WCNY. For viewing information, visit wcny.org/wheretowatch. Accompanied by an 18-piece orchestra and, on select songs, by the Israeli

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WCNY and ACME Mystery Co. present last two shows of the season March 18, April 7 at WCNY Studios

Published - February 22, 2017

WCNYLive and ACME Mystery Co. present “A Wee Bit O’ Murder” March 18 and “Die Another Death” April 7 to conclude its 2016-2017 season schedule. The dinner/lunch theater event invites guests to solve a funny, yet serious mystery inside WCNY’s TV Studios. At every seat, guests will find out what role they will play with the actors and actresses performing. Guests will also be given a clue to exchange with other tables to acquire information needed to solve the mystery. For tickets, menu, and more information, visit wcny.org/events. A Wee Bit O’ Murder March 18 at 6 p.m. Someone has

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Feb. 21, 2017: Arguments in favor of Upstate nuclear subsidies

Published - February 21, 2017

The energy journal Platt’s described New York State’s plan to subsidize nuclear power in New York as a possible “ground zero” in the country’s battle to combat climate change. On today’s Capitol Pressroom, we explore both sides in the debate over nuclear power subsidies in the state: Is the plan an $8 billion dollar public bailout of the FitzPatrick, Ginna and Nine Mile point nuclear plants? Is the Governor’s Clean Energy Standard too aggressive? Or is this a transaction that will save 7 billion kilowatt hours of carbon-free electricity a year; $500 million for the regional economy, and over 1,500

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Feb. 21, 2017: Arguments against Upstate nuclear subsidies

Published - February 21, 2017

The energy journal Platt’s described New York State’s plan to subsidize nuclear power in New York as a possible “ground zero” in the country’s battle to combat climate change. On today’s Capitol Pressroom, we explore both sides in the debate over nuclear power subsidies in the state: Is the plan an $8 billion dollar public bailout of the FitzPatrick, Ginna and Nine Mile point nuclear plants? Is the Governor’s Clean Energy Standard too aggressive? Or is this a transaction that will save 7 billion kilowatt hours of carbon-free electricity a year; $500 million for the regional economy, and over 1,500

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February 26, 2017: Patchwork Quilt II

Published - February 20, 2017

“Much like a patchwork quilt, inspiration that stirs and motivates me is made of many things.”  – Robert Reynolds   Every now and then it’s fun to put together a program of random works.  Over the last couple of weeks I’ve received a number of wonderful CDs, and now is a great opportunity to share some of them with you.  Solos, chamber works, and even a recording from a 1940 concert at the Library of Congress – all part of the next Feminine Fusion.   “Patchwork Quilt II”   Ruth Lomon: Shadowing Eileen Hutchins, piano; Katherine Winterstein, violin; Scott Woolweaver, viola; Patrick

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Feb. 17, 2017: Constitutional Convention discussion

Published - February 17, 2017

Our monthly Constitutional Convention discussion features two experts, Dr. Peter Galie, Professor Emeritus, Canisius College and Christopher Bopst, the Chief Legal and Financial Officer at Sam-Son Logistics Inc.

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