Monthly Archives: April, 2017


This Week on Cycle of Health, 05/04/17

Published - April 28, 2017

On the next Cycle of Health: We look to the future by exploring modern medicine, design and technologies. How can you adapt a house to make a home for everyone at every age and stage? We’ll show you! Listen up to the sound of seniors engaging in culture, business and entertainment with the help of headphones that open their ears and their minds. And, the changing face of primary care — from concierge doctors to tele-medicine – how healthcare will treat you in the future. Watch Cycle of Health on Thursday at 8 p.m. on WCNY

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This Week on SciTech Now 05/04/17

Published - April 28, 2017

On the next edition of SciTech Now: The evolution of Silicon City, rapping Newton’s Laws, how to name exoplanets, and finally, a feat of physics. Watch SciTech Now on Thursday at 8:30 p.m. on WCNY

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This Week on Insight, 05/05/17

Published - April 28, 2017

On the next Insight: We meet two more candidates vying for mayor of Syracuse. Two of the few not running on democratic ticket. One has enjoyed success building the greater Syracuse land bank, and bringing the hotel Syracuse back to life. Another is a noted public school leader who, if elected, would apply New York City methods to some of the city’s challenges. Gain insight into candidates Ben Walsh and Laura Levine. Watch Friday at 9 p.m. on WCNY

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April 28, 2017: Ben Walsh

Published - April 28, 2017

Because of term limits, Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner is not eligible for re-election this fall, which leaves an open field. Today met candidate Ben Walsh, a Syracuse native with an economic development and city planning background.

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April 28, 2017: Bruce Gyory

Published - April 28, 2017

Manatt’s Bruce Gyory looked at whether the Georgia special election and runoff for an open seat in the House of Representatives sheds light on the future of national politics.

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April 28, 2017: Matilda Cuomo

Published - April 28, 2017

Mrs. Matilda Cuomo, the wife of the late Governor Mario Cuomo and mother to Governor Andrew Cuomo, shared how the state’s mentoring program can provide a lifeline for students and school districts

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April 27, 2017: Daniel Avshalomov, American String Quartet

Published - April 27, 2017

The American String Quartet will be closing the season with the Syracuse Friends of Chamber Music this weekend. Violist Daniel Avshalomov joined mid-day host Diane Jones live via telephone to talk about the concert, including the Syracuse premiere of George Tsontakis’ “String Quartet 7.5” As sometimes happens with remote interviews, the technology gremlins pounced, and Daniel was, unfortunately, disconnected. But not before providing some wonderful insight into this concert, collaborating with guest pianist Anton Nel, and the balance of music both new and familiar. You can learn more about this concert at www.SyracuseFriendsOfChamberMusic.org, and about the American String Quartet at

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April 27, 2017: Empire State Development’s Howard Zemsky

Published - April 27, 2017

Howard Zemsky, President & CEO of Empire State Development and Commissioner of the New York State Department of Economic Development, explained barriers to economic development in certain areas of Upstate NY, and responded to critiques of state programs like Start-Up NY.

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April 27, 2017: Len Burman

Published - April 27, 2017

Analysis of Pres. Trump’s tax plan from Len Burman, Paul Volcker Professor and a Professor of Public Administration and International Affairs at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University, and senior research associate at Syracuse University’s Center for Policy Research. He is the co-founder of the Tax Policy Center, and an Institute Fellow at the Urban Institute.

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April 27, 2017: Rep. John Faso

Published - April 27, 2017

The Trump administration released the outline of what it calls the biggest tax reform plan in US history. We heard reaction from Rep. John Faso, (R-19, Kinderhook, NY).

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Episode 2: The Times, They Are A’Changin’ – Ordinary People

Published - April 26, 2017

Episode 2: The Times, They Are A’Changin’ – Ordinary People. On Part One of this two-part program, host Jon Fredric West takes a look at the changes taking place over the course of just two decades. The GIs left home when Bing Crosby was singing “The Very Thought Of You,” and returned to him singing “You Belong To Me.” By the early 1950s, Doo-Wop was emerging from urban centers, with groups like the Ink Spots and the Platters.

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Episode 1: Premiere – What Is Vocal Beauty?

Published - April 26, 2017

Episode 1: Premiere – What Is Vocal Beauty? On this premiere episode of “It’s All About the Voice,” host Jon Fredric West explores just what makes a singing voice “beautiful,” and shares music from diverse performers, including Joan Sutherland and Karen Carpenter, Paul Robeson and Nat King Cole. Along the way, he’ll share some wonderful holiday music with you.

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April 30, 2017: Patchwork Quilt III

Published - April 26, 2017

“Music offers composers an immeasurably rich and generous sonic landscape in which to explore the ‘life story’ of each musical idea.” – Melinda Wagner   Sometimes the music I receive in the studios doesn’t fit neatly into a theme.  Sometimes it’s just beautiful music that I can’t wait to share.  And so, from time to time, I share this music with you in a patchwork program.  I hope you enjoy it.   “Patchwork Quilt III” Patricia Morehead: Just Before The Rain Dimitris Marinos, mandolin; Elizabeth Stuart, cello; Christie Miller, clarinet “Brass Rail Blues” Navona Records 5953 Alicia Terzian: Tres Piezas Siberian

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April 26, 2017: Prof. Dirck Roosevelt; Constitutional Convention

Published - April 26, 2017

Dirck Roosevelt, a Visiting Associate Professor at Columbia Teachers College, discussed how teachers’ education could be affected by tighter budgets under Pres. Trump. Robert Bullock, the Senior Advisor for External Affairs at the Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government, and Henrik Dullea, PhD, Vice President for University Relations Emeritus at Cornell University, previewed the Rockefeller Institute’s “De-Mystifying the 2017 Constitutional Convention Ballot Proposal,” which will be held at Onondaga Community College on April 27th.

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April 26, 2017: Sen. Brad Hoylman

Published - April 26, 2017

Along with Sen. Liz Krueger, Sen. Brad Hoylman (D – Manhattan) is proposing legislation that would force SUNY and CUNY to divest from fossil fuel companies. He joined Susan to discuss the proposal and the latest on Hoosick Falls.

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