Monthly Archives: October, 2017


October 31, 2017: Billy Easton

Published - October 31, 2017

A recent ruling in the Maisto case is good news for small city school districts. Billy Easton, Executive Director of the Alliance for Quality Education, explained

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October 31, 2017: DJ Jaffe

Published - October 31, 2017

The plan announced by the Trump administration to help with the opioid crisis will have adverse effects to those with serious mental illness according to DJ Jaffe, Author of Insane Consequences and Executive Director of Mental Health Policy.

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October 31, 2017: Matt Simpson & Bill Farber

Published - October 31, 2017

Matt Simpson, Supervisor of the Town of Horicon, and Bill Farber, Chairman of the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors, explained how a bridge in Horicon led to a proposed constitutional amendment, ballot question #3. Both Simpson and Farber are urging a “yes” vote.

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WCNY Blog Post #1: American Graduate Day 2017

Published - October 31, 2017

American Graduate Day 2017 By Nico Basile WCNY-TV presented American Graduate Day on Oct. 14. American Graduate Day highlighted the inspiring organizations/individuals that help students graduate from high school and focus their attention onto the next chapter of their lives. The day is dedicated to those individuals who have created a passion for achieving success in young students everywhere. The broadcast focused on telling compelling stories of actual cases where students have grown to be successful through the help of others and eventually earning their high school diploma. WCNY-TV has shown this event since 2012, and it has helped communities

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October 31, 2017: Russ Haven

Published - October 31, 2017

Russ Haven, Legislative Counsel at New York Public Interest Research Group, discussed why financial institutions are able to “wear Kevlar” when it comes to regulations and how the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has been affected by a Senate vote to roll back Obama-era powers.

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Getting Involved

Published - October 31, 2017

Getting Involved By Luke Lawn The seasons are changing from fall to winter in New York State. The weather starts to cool and thoughts of snow approach, but the community remains active! WCNY has adopted the spirit of fall and has plenty of shows and community events hosted before the weather gets too cold. It is truly an exciting time of year as the holiday season approaches. Halloween takes place next week and there are plenty of holiday activities for community members to enjoy. WCNY is hosting Halloween themed TV broadcasts for the week prior to Oct. 31. This includes a

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The 46ers Premiere Party

Published - October 31, 2017

The 46ers Premiere Party By Nico Basile On Nov. 8 from 5-7 p.m. ,WCNY will be hosting a Premiere Party for The 46ers. The documentary captures those who create life experiences from scaling the 46 Adirondack Mountain High Peaks in New York state. Men and women who are part of the Adirondack 46ers club will be introduced and the impact of their experiences will be told. Being a member of this club involves being a part of a group that supports hiking high peaks both in the winter and the summer in various locations. Stories shared from the documentary include

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Syracuse Mayoral Race

Published - October 31, 2017

Syracuse Mayoral Race By Luke Lawn The political season is upon us in New York State. Make sure to stay informed with your friends here at WCNY! There are a few different votes approaching and it is important to stay educated about upcoming political decisions and issues. One approaching vote is for the constitutional convention which encompasses all of New York State. Another is the upcoming mayoral vote for the city of Syracuse, NY. There are currently four candidates running for mayor of Syracuse: Democratic candidate Juanita Perez Williams, Republican Laura Lavine, Green Howie Hawkins with the green party and

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Double Down Preview

Published - October 31, 2017

Get ready for Season 13 of ‘Double Down’ By Andrew Godnick Are you ready to feel disappointed with your intelligence? Are you ready to be out-smarted, out-worked, and out-trained? Well, you’re about to face the hardest test of your life on Sunday, Nov. 5 at 6 p.m. — except, you’ll be behind the cameras. Tune into WCNY to watch the season premiere of the new high school game show Double Down where  students will face challenging questions covering a wide array of topics. From science and math to literature and current event topics, these smart versatile students will get to show the world how much we,

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October 30, 2017: Marion Roach Smith and Daquetta Jones

Published - October 30, 2017

The YWCA of the Greater Capitol Region is holding their annual Brava fundraiser. The event raises funds to purchase bras for local women who have been displaced. Author Marion Roach Smith and the YWCA’s Daquetta Jones previewed the event.

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October 30, 2017: Erin Covell

Published - October 30, 2017

Massena guidance counselor Erin Covell created a group called “The People’s Project”, which aims to improve the education and economy of St. Lawrence County. Erin explained the work the organization does and more.

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October 30, 2017: Ron Deutsch and Susan Welber

Published - October 30, 2017

There is just over a week left until New Yorkers head to the polls. Ron Deutsch, Executive Director of the Fiscal Policy Institute, and Susan Welber, Staff Attorney at The Legal Aid Society, weighed in on why they are urging a no vote on Ballot Question One, the Constitutional Convention Question.

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October 29, 2017: Capitol Pressroom

Published - October 30, 2017

Guests: Assemblymember Linda Rosenthal, D – Manhattan Stu Gruskin, Chief Conservation and External Affairs Officer, Nature Conservancy Jessica Ottney Mahar, Policy Director, Nature Conservancy. Stephanie Miner, Syracuse Mayor; Jumaane Williams, New York City Councilor & candidate for Council President

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November 5, 2017: Women Inspiring Women, Part II

Published - October 30, 2017

  “Let’s not judge.  Let’s draw inspiration from each other’s stories – successes and failures – and realize we’re all connected.” – Cory Booker   On this episode, it’s another look at women who inspire other women.  Composers, performers, teachers – inspiration comes from many different sources, and manifests in a variety of ways.   “Women Inspiring Women, Part II” Judith Shatin:  The Passion of St. Cecilia Gayle Martin Henry, piano Moravian Phliharmonic; Joel Suben, conductor “Piping the Earth” Ravello Records 7825 Joan Tower:  Rising Carol Wincenc, flute Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival “American Flute Quintets” Bridge 9373 Anthony Plog:  Sonata for Tuba and

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