Monthly Archives: December, 2023


Funky Foodies Episode 209:The Inside Scoop on Outdoor Ed

Published - December 30, 2023

The Funky Foodies brainstorm with Dr. Beaker about plans for a nature center and they decide to approach Morris Meany, the richest and meanest man in Moretown, to ask him to sponsor their ambitious idea. Kid-friendly recipe: Creamy Tomato and Spinach Pasta Funky Foodies is a podcast for kids, and it’s produced right here in Central New York. Tween foodies Frankie, Fern, and Zara share a passion for food and its impacts on the environment. Adventures follow after they form an alliance called Funky Foodies, Inc., pledging to, “Save the Planet, One Veggie Burger at a Time.” Kid-friendly recipes reflecting

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S08 Ep18: Off We Go

Published - December 30, 2023

“Co-Muser: someone who imagines musical ideas alongside others, musing collaboratively and experimenting with sound in playful ways.” – Liz Dilnot Johnson   Here we are, poised at the cusp, ready to mark the end of 2023 and look forward to the new year.  It’s always a moment that makes me pause, not just in anticipation of the new year, but to consider what makes that transition noteworthy.  After all, in the words of Barry Manilow, “it’s just a night like all the rest.”  But it is a transition.  So let’s step off into 2024 with a peek at some of the

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S08 Ep17: Hearth and Home

Published - December 23, 2023

“Snow was falling, so much like stars filling the dark trees that one could easily imagine its reason for being was nothing more than prettiness.” – Mary Oliver   Music of the season, of snows and Christmas night.  Composed and performed by women.   “Hearth and Home” Sylvia Woods:  Winter Bells Sylvia Woods, harp “3 Harps for Christmas” Tonmeister 1226 Kerry Andrew:  Apples, Plums, Cherries juice “Snow Queens” Resonus Classics 10224 Traditional, arr. Anna Snow:  Lully, Lullay (Coventry Carol) juice “Snow Queens” Resonus Classics 10224 Sarah Dacey:  Down in Yon Forest juice “Snow Queens” Resonus Classics 10224 Larysa Kuzmenko:  Gloria Bella Voce Women’s Chorus of Vermont

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Ring in the Holiday Season with Classic FM!

Published - December 18, 2023

Celebrate the holiday season with special programs and great holiday music hosted by your favorite Classic FM hosts! Winter Solstice: Dec. 21 at 11 a.m. With the shortest day comes the longest night—and music to drive away the darkness.  Join host Diane Jones on Thursday, December 21 at 11 a.m. for music honoring the Winter Solstice and the turning of the seasons. Horns & Harmonies: Dec. 23 at 8 p.m. It’s an annual tradition! Join host Bruce Paulsen for The Concert Hall on Saturday, December 23 at 8 p.m. for this year’s Horns & Harmonies concert from Syracuse University. Once again, the SU Brass Ensembled is

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On Point for College Alumni Stars – Ahmat Djouma

Published - December 18, 2023

WCNY Community FM is pleased to partner with On Point for College. Since 1999, On Point has helped more than 11-thousand youth from our region get into college, stay there, and succeed afterward. This series on Community FM tells the compelling stories of On Point’s Alumni Stars, who are making a difference in our community. In this episode, we meet Ahmat Djouma.

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The WCNY Entertainment Academy to Host Inaugural Graduation Ceremony

Published - December 18, 2023

WCNY, Central New York’s public communications organization, is honored to host the inaugural graduation ceremony for the WCNY Entertainment Academy on Thursday, December 21 at 4 p.m. at the WCNY-TV Studios. Please join us to celebrate the accomplishments of the 14 graduates from the first class of the Academy. The WCNY Entertainment Academy provides training for the next generation of television and film production engineers, electricians, set designers, sound mixers, and camera operators to help support the growing entertainment industry in Central New York. The program also creates a pathway for job placements through local unions, including I.A.T.S.E. Local 52

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The WCNY Entertainment Academy to Host Inaugural Graduation Ceremony

Published - December 18, 2023

WCNY is honored to host the inaugural graduation ceremony for the WCNY Entertainment Academy on Thursday, December 21 at 4 p.m. at the WCNY-TV Studios. Please join us to celebrate the accomplishments of the 14 graduates from the first class of the Academy. The WCNY Entertainment Academy provides training for the next generation of television and film production engineers, electricians, set designers, sound mixers, and camera operators to help support the growing entertainment industry in Central New York. The program also creates a pathway for job placements through local unions, including I.A.T.S.E. Local 52 Motion Picture Studio Mechanics which provides

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S08 Ep16: Four by Four

Published - December 16, 2023

“Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” – Berthold Auerbach   A quartet requires give and take, communication, and dedication.  These quartets feature women working together, and creating new and innovative ways to share classical music.   “Four by Four”   Ed Sheeran & John Newton, arr. Sabrina Tabby & Ari Barack Fisher:  Perfect ATLYS “Perfect (single)” Independent Javier Vazquez:  The Ocean Within Dialectica “Dialectica” Independent Camille Saint-Saens:  Africa, Op. 89 Salut Salon “Carnival Fantasy” Warner Music Group Traditional:  Malaika Salut Salon “Carnival Fantasy” Warner Music Group John Williams, Klaus Doldinger, Kurt Weill:  Shark Medley Salut Salon “Carnival

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December 15, 2023: Schola Cantorum Marian Music for the Season

Published - December 15, 2023

  Schola Cantorum of Syracuse presents their holiday concert “Behold, the Handmaid of the Lord” – a cappella choral works celebrating Mary and the Annunciation.  Artistic Director Barry Torres stopped into the Classic FM studios to chat with us about this marvelous ensemble and the works they are performing – and gave us a glimpse into the exciting future of Schola Cantorum.   Learn more about this concert and Schola Cantorum of Syracuse here.

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December 14, 2023: SUBE Horns and Harmonies

Published - December 14, 2023

  The annual Horns & Harmonies concert is coming up this weekend, and to get us in the spirit of the season, the Syracuse Brass Ensemble Trombone Quartet came to the studios to regale us with music and conversation.  Take a listen!   More about this annual tradition available here.

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Central Current Radio – SU Women’s Rowing Coach Luke McGee

Published - December 14, 2023

Everything you always wanted to know about the sport of Women’s Rowing on this edition of Central Current Radio, as Dr. Rick Wright welcomes Syracuse University Women’s Rowing Coach Luke McGee. McGee talks about the historical importance of the sport to Title IX and women’s athletics. He also talks about his background in crew, and how his team is already gearing up for the upcoming season.  

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Faiths United for Peace

Published - December 13, 2023

InterFaith Works of Central NY organized this evening of prayer, song, and poetry to pray for peace in the world. The event was held at Onondaga Community College on December 4, in recognition that there are four terrible wars going on in the world at this time, causing much pain and anxiety for many in our community; as well as loss of life and destruction in Israel, Gaza, Congo, Sudan, and Ukraine. Faith Leaders and speakers from many traditions and from all of these regions offered their thoughts and prayers.

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Our New Neighbors, Episode 14 – Hassina Adams

Published - December 13, 2023

In 1999, Hassina Adams’ family fled a dangerous situation in their native Uganda. Hassina grew up in South Africa, and came to the U.S. with her siblings in 2015 to fulfill her late mother’s dream. Hassina is now a paralegal, serves as vice-president of the New Americans Forum, and is on the board of InterFaith Works. She tells her remarkable story of giving back to her community to Our New Neighbors hosts Ibrahim Mohamed and Maryna Bagovska.

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