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WCNY to highlight experiences of individuals with disabilities through ‘Move to Include’ initiative

WCNY, Central New York’s community-owned public broadcaster, will highlight the experiences of individuals with disabilities through the “Move to Include” initiative, in honor of the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, signed July 26, 1990. Using the power of public media, WCNY will promote inclusion to further educate communities on the lives of people who live with disabilities. The initiative aims to inspire people to embrace and include those with differently-abled bodies in community life. In the month of July, WCNY will use its TV, radio, and social media platforms to foster a dialogue of awareness, empathy, acceptance, and inclusion.

WCNY’s participation in the “Move to Include” initiative honors this anniversary through television, radio, news, special events, and social media. “It is WCNY’s hope that through this initiative, we are able to promote inclusion and to further embrace people with disabilities within our communities,” said Mitch Gelman, WCNY President & CEO.

Beginning today, Monday, July 13, “Move to Include Mondays” will feature special PBS KIDS programs, segments on WCNY’s “The Capitol Pressroom,” and special feature films and primetime programming.

The “Move to Include” initiative is powered by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

WCNY-TV and Classic FM will feature educational shows and programs for audiences of all ages that highlight the inclusion and disability awareness. These programs will air every Monday in July, in addition to weekend shows and radio highlights featuring “Move to Include” topics.

‘Move to Include’ Mondays Schedule: 

Monday, July 13

Primetime Shows

Generation A: Portraits of Autism and the Arts: 9 p.m.

Employment Matters: 10 p.m.

Employment Matters Too: 10:30 p.m.

Monday, July 20 on WCNY-TV

Special PBS KIDS Shows

Arthur: 7 a.m.

Sesame St.: 7:30 a.m.

Dinosaur Train: 8 a.m.

Xavier Riddle & The Secret Museum: 8:30 a.m.

Feature Films

America Reframed: Deej: 3 p.m.

Primetime Shows

Going Home: 9 p.m.

Live Art: Love: 10 p.m.

Monday, July 27 on WCNY-TV

Special PBS KIDS Shows

Arthur: 7 a.m.

Arthur: 7:30 a.m.

Daniel Tiger: 8 a.m.

Dinosaur Train: 8:30 a.m.

Feature Films

America Reframed: Intelligent Lives: 3 p.m.

Primetime Shows

CONNECT NY–The ADA Today: 9 p.m.

Chef Darren: The Challenge of Profound Deafness: 10 p.m.

Reel South Jonah Stands Up: 10:30 p.m.

Weekend Shows:

Saturday, July 25 on WCNY-TV

Our Dementia Choir, Part 1: 9 p.m.

Our Dementia Choir, Part 2: 10 p.m.

Sunday, July 26 on WCNY-TV

ADA 30th Anniversary For Our Times: 3 p.m.

Men Caring: 3:30 p.m.

Radio Highlights:

Every Monday in July, WCNY’s “The Capitol Pressroom” will feature a segment related to New York State’s policies on disability, inclusion, funding, and the ADA. Podcasts are available online

WCNY’s Classic FM will play selections of music highlighting talented composers, soloists, and musicians with disabilities, sharing not only the music but the stories of these individuals.

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