Monthly Archives: January, 2024


Jan. 17, 2024: CCO Ithaca – A Trio of Trios

Published - January 18, 2024

  It’s all about threes!  A trio of musicians joined mid-day host to chat about the upcoming chamber concert from the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra featuring three very different trios!  Take a listen to the conversation with Sarah Chandler (clarinet/Managing Director), Christina Bouey (violin) and John Lathwell (oboe) to learn more about revisiting familiar works, and about their search for the next Music Director.   More information about the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra is available here.

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S08 Ep20: Women of Old, Part 3

Published - January 16, 2024

“If we stand tall, it is because we stand on the shoulders of many ancestors.” – African proverb   We take another look back at women’s music from the Medieval period through the 1700s.  These are the women who laid the foundations for today’s composers. “Women of Old, Part 3”   Khosrovidukht: Zarmanali e Ints (Wondrous it is to me) Sharakan Early Music Ensemble “The Music of Armenia, Volume Two” Celestial Harmonies Hildegard of Bingen:  O, Ecclesia Anonymous 4 “11,000 Virgins” Harmonia Mundi 907200 Kassia:  I Edessa; Tin pentachordon; Five Hymns to St. Christina VocaMe “Byzantine Hymns of the first female composer of

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day Special on Classic FM

Published - January 11, 2024

There are moments in history when an individual comes along who makes an enduring and indelible mark. Civil Rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., was one of those individuals. Diane Jones is your host on Monday, Jan. 15 at 11 a.m., bringing you insight into this remarkable man through music and stories. WCNY-91.3 Syracuse | WUNY-89.5 Utica/Rome | WJNY-90.9 Watertown Learn more about Classic FM at wcny.org/radio.  

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Our New Neighbors, Episode 15 – Volodymyr Skyba

Published - January 11, 2024

Volodymyr Skyba came to Central New York from Ukraine in 2022, as the war in his home country raged. He came here through the U.S. Government program Uniting for Ukraine. Volodymyr and host Maryna Bagovska discuss that journey, and how he’s very grateful for his new life in the U.S. Our New Neighbors is a monthly show, profiling New Americans who have settled in our region, and the positive impact they are having on our community.

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On the One LIVE!, Episode 6 – CNY Artists Playlist!

Published - January 10, 2024

Happy 2024! In this episode of On The One LIVE!, we kick off the year with must-hear tracks by local artists: Erika Lovette, KAY.MJ, Zak G, Sadeesha Morgan, Sydney Irving, MyStory, Dylan, NA.V.O, and EJ! No conversation, just pure hits that are sure to turn up every playlist! Enjoy!

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Strathmore Speaker Series – Dr. Keith Bybee Asks “Is Civility Dead?”

Published - January 6, 2024

The Strathmore Speaker Series and Onondaga Free Library‘s April 2019 event featured Syracuse University’s Dr. Keith Bybee who asked “Is Civility Dead?” Many Americans today worry that politics is killing civility. But the concern over the decline of appropriate conduct runs deeper than the latest tweet or partisan shouting match. Public life, the workplace, social media — all seemed to be filled with insult and invective. To understand if civility is really under existential threat, we must consider, first, whether civility is even possible. And if it is possible, we must consider whether civility is desirable. Once we examine the

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Check It Out: Hockey + Libraries are the match you didn’t know you needed

Published - January 6, 2024

Jan. 15 is MLK Day, and the Syracuse Crunch and Onondaga County Public Libraries are hosting a special hockey game at 1 p.m. Kids can get tickets for just $7 at the local libraries, or they can email akoondel@syracusecrunch.com. In this episode: Tom co-hosted with Yona Williams, and guests were both from the Syracuse Crunch: Alec Koondel, Vice President of Business Development for the Crunch, and Joe Martin, Account Executive.

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S08 Ep18: Off We Go

Published - January 6, 2024

“Meraki: to do something with soul, creativity, or love; to put something of yourself into your work.”   This week’s program is dedicated to performances from women working together as duos and trios.  There is something special about the connection and subtlety that comes from a very few individuals playing together.   “Twos and Threes, Part 3” Nino Rota:  Improvviso in D minor Lynn Kuo, violin; Marianna Humetska, piano “Love: Innocence, Passion, Obsession” Independent Jerod Impichchaachaaha’ Tate:  Heloha Okchmali (excerpts) Meraki “Meraki” Equilibrium Recordings 173 Milica Paranosic: Scene for Miolina Miolina “Miolina” Composers Concordance Records 42 Madeline Dring: Trio for

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Jan. 3, 2024: Syracuse Vocal Ensemble 12th Night Concert

Published - January 3, 2024

  It has become an annual tradition – the Twelfth Night Concert from the Syracuse Vocal Ensemble.  This year the concert is “There Will Be Stars,” and to tell us all about it, Julie Pretzat, Artistic Director of SVE, stopped into the studios for a chat.  We talked about the music, the history of the ensemble, and what it took for the choir to learn Norwegian!   More about this concert and the Syracuse Vocal Ensemble is available here.

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Checkup From the Neck-Up, Episode 13 – Devin’s Rec Room, Sustaining Recovery from Addiction

Published - January 2, 2024

More than 100,000 of our friends and family overdose and die every year. After Henry Brigham’s son Devin died of an overdose, Henry founded Devin’s Rec Room for people to benefit from movement and community in sustaining recovery. Dr. Brian Johnson is the former director of Addiction Medicine at SUNY Upstate. Our host, psychologist Rich O’Neill, talks with Mr. Brigham and Dr. Johnson about the barriers to recovery that people who are addicted encounter, and how new medications, treatment approaches and spaces like Devin’s Rec Room offer new hope. Support for Checkup From the Neck-up on Community FM provided by:

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Science Today with Dr. Rich Kopecky – Episode 19

Published - January 2, 2024

2023 will go down as one of the hottest years on record. In this month’s Science Today, Dr. Rich Kopecky tells us how worldwide science journals are assessing the global and human impact. Also this month, several new weight loss drugs are being marketed to us. What’s in them, how do they work, and who should take them? Plus, what mice are telling scientists about the potential colonization of space; and geneticists may be close to finding a therapy for Huntington’s Disease.    

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Built to Serve – Onondaga Historical Association’s Bob Searing

Published - January 2, 2024

“We live in the result of decisions made in the past.” So says Bob Searing, Curator of History for the Onondaga Historical Association. Searing is this month’s guest on Built to Serve. In addition to OHA’s History Museum on Montgomery Street in Downtown Syracuse, Searing also supports the Ska-Nonh Great Law of Peace Center in Liverpool, the Military History Museum at the Onondaga County War Memorial, the Regional Aviation History Museum at Syracuse Hancock International Airport, and the “Brewseum” at Heritage Hill in Pompey. Searing and host Major Charles Roberts talk about how studying the past allows us all to

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Innovate to Educate, Episode 16 – Chittenango Titans Robotics Team

Published - January 2, 2024

We first welcomed Chittenango Central Schools’ Robotics program to Innovate to Educate in March of 2023. In this edition, we revisit with the program and Team 7157A – The Titans. Last year these students won two local Tournaments, and were state finalists at the Northern New York State Tournament. They earned a bid to the VEX Robotics World Championships in Dallas, Texas. This year they started off the season with a tournament victory and an excellence award at the first tournament of the season. Joining host Jody Manning for this show is teacher David Chizzonite and four members of the

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On Point for College Alumni Stars – Bikash and Kumari Regmi

Published - January 2, 2024

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 Bikash and Kumari Regmi.

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