Monthly Archives: October, 2017


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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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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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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WCNY to host Premiere Party for ‘The 46ers’ film

Published - October 25, 2017

WCNY, Central New York’s flagship public broadcaster invites the community to a Premiere Party for “The 46ers,” a film capturing the imagination and inspiration of those who make scaling the 46 Adirondack Mountain High Peaks in northern New York State a life-changing experience in their lives. The event takes place from 5 to 7 p.m. Nov. 8 at the WCNY Studios, 415 W. Fayette St. in Syracuse. Event Schedule 5–5:30 p.m. – Welcome and light hors d’oeuvres 5:30–6 p.m. – Q&A and Meet the Producers 6–7 p.m.  –“The 46ers” Premiere Tickets are available at wcny.org/events. R.S.V.P. by Nov. 3 required.

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October 29, 2017: Fright Night

Published - October 23, 2017

“Do what you feel in your heart to be right – for you’ll be criticized anyway.” – Eleanor Roosevelt What’s the scariest music you can think of?  For some, it’s any music written by a woman.  So today it’s a twist on “scary music,” with some interesting ideas on what makes music good or bad.   “Fright Night” Judith Weir:  Piano Trio Schubert Ensemble “Judith Weir: Piano Concerto” NMC 090 Amy Cheney Beach:  Romance Rachel Barton Pine, violin; Matthew Hagle, piano “American Virtuosa – Tribute to Maud Powell” Cedille 97 Clara Schumann:  Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 7 Angela Cheng, piano Women’s Philharmonic

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Hello Readers

Published - October 17, 2017

Andrew Godnick Have you ever met an obsessed sports fan who has been to Disney World 20 times? No? Well, now you have. Hi, my name’s Andrew Godnick and I’m a junior sport management major with a coaching minor at Syracuse University. Ever since the day I could hold a basketball people have symbolized it with, and as, me—it has defined me; it has become me. From a varsity captain to a beat writer for the Syracuse Men’s Basketball team for NunesMagican, basketball has become the reason why I get up every morning. The game has provided me an outlet

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WCNY Round Table Discussion

Published - October 17, 2017

The upcoming vote on a convention By Luke Lawn As fall commences in upstate New York, voters are starting to look forward to the upcoming general election in November. While there are no seats up for re-election, the election is not one to be overlooked! This general election is particularly exciting because it will include a ballot that New York natives see only once every 20 years. New York is one of 14 states in the United States that allows voters the opportunity to rewrite their governmental blueprint in an open convention. In order for this convention to be held, there

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Introduction

Published - October 17, 2017

Nico Basile My name is Nico Basile, I am from Los Angeles, CA and am a Sport Management major. I will be working on the website project for WCNY, which was one of my top choices because of my heavy interest in creating attractive, content filled websites. Currently, I am in a Sport Technology class and have been reviewing strategies on what makes an effective website. In the past, I interned as a sales representative for a men’s clothing company where I would attempt to spark sales through social media accounts and the company website. In-order to maximize sales, it was

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My First Post!

Published - October 17, 2017

Luke Lawn My name is Luke Lawn and I am currently a senior in the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University. My course of study is Information Management and Technology and I have a minor in global enterprise technologies. I am very excited to be working with WCNY throughout the course of this semester. I am working with a project team of three other students at Syracuse to produce new content for the WCNY website. Our goal is to actively engage the community through fun and frequent events in the area. This summer I worked for a Pharmaceutical Service

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October 22, 2017: Greater Than The Sum

Published - October 16, 2017

  “Creativity is an inherent human quality of the highest order.  When we create, we become more than the sum of our parts.” – Yanni When a group of talented musicians come together as a whole, the music they play is elevated to an entirely new level.  On this episode, you’ll hear a diverse array of ensembles and styles, all with one thing in common:  each ensemble represents a group of women who have come together to breathe life into the music.   “Greater Than The Sum” Felix Mendelssohn:  String Quartet No. 2, Op. 44 Cecilia String Quartet “Mendelssohn, Op. 44 Nos.

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Shared Services in Onondaga County

Published - October 13, 2017

Administration Plan, State Match Could Mean $10M in Savings Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney calls the county’s first shared services plan for local government a start to build on. Mahoney sat down with WCNY’s Jim Aroune to review the 31-point government efficiency plan. The conversation served as the county’s mandated reporting of the plan required by Governor Cuomo and the state legislature. New York leadership ordered county executives and supervisors to manage efforts to modernize government in ways that reduced local property taxes. Tops among the shared services plan will be the county, city of Syracuse and Syracuse school district’s

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