From the birthdays of Jimmy Cobb, Antonio Carlos Jobim and Benny Golson to a historic recording from Lady Day as well as a significant 1965 recording from the Miles Davis quintet, this episode of Jazz Journeys takes you on an excursion through some of the people and events that shaped this week in jazz history.
After nearly a three-week break, the trial for 16 protesters of drone warfare resumed Thursday at DeWitt town court. The defendants, known initially as the Hancock 17, were arrested in October of 2012 after they blocked three gates at Hancock Air National Guard Base.
Saint Mother Marianne Cope will be honored at a new Shrine and Museum at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Syracuse, the healthcare center she founded. Her legacy and life has been brought through the forefront in recent years following the Canonization process and her confirmation to Sainthood at the Vatican. There’s been confirmed evidence she healed ill patients.
For 25 years, Maria Hinojosa has helped tell America’s untold stories and brought to light unsung heroes in America and abroad. In April 2010, Hinojosa launched The Futuro Media Group with the mission to produce multiplatform, community-based journalism that respects and celebrates the cultural richness of the American Experience. She is currently reporting for “Frontline” on immigration detention.
As the anchor and managing editor of her own long-running weekly NPR show, Latino USA, and anchor of the Emmy Award winning talk show Maria Hinojosa: One-on-One from WGBH/ La Plaza, Hinojosa has informed millions of Americans about the fastest growing group in our country. Previously, a Senior Correspondent for NOW on PBS, and currently, a contributing Correspondent for Need to Know, Hinojosa has reported hundreds of important stories — from the immigrant work camps in NOLA after Katrina, to teen girl victims of sexual harassment on the job, to Emmy award winning stories of the poor in Alabama. Her investigative journalism presses the powerful for the truth while giving voice to lives and stories that illuminate the world we live in. Hinojosa has won top honors in American journalism including 2 Emmy’s, the Robert F. Kennedy Award for Reporting on the Disadvantaged, and the Edward R. Murrow Award from the Overseas Press Club for best documentary for her groundbreaking “Child Brides: Stolen Lives.” In 2009, Hinojosa was honored with an AWRT Gracie Award for Individual Achievement as Best TV correspondent. In 2010 she was awarded an honorary degree, Doctor of Humane Letters, by DePaul University in Chicago, as well as the Sidney Hillman Prize honoring her social and economic justice reporting.
A packed room of job seekers had the chance to make the right connection in Liverpool Wednesday. That’s just what Congressmember Dan Maffei hoped for when he arranged the Job and Opportunity Fair. Inficon was among many companies that have immediate openings. Human Resources director Sue Magary has 10 to 12 openings because business is doing well.
Central New Yorkers opposed to the U-S Supreme Court’s Citizens United Decision marked the 4th anniversary of the ruling Tuesday by vowing to overturn it. Supporters of the group Move to Amend want a constitutional amendment that would reverse what they say is corporations growing financial and corrupting influence on elections. Group co-chair Michael Messina-Yauchzy says we need to remember the first words of the constitution.
There’s another frigid burst of weather chilling down Syracuse. But one science experiment is really heating things up… by about 2,100 degrees on the SU hill. There was one ‘hot spot’ to be found on Monday near Manley Field House. An outdoor furnace with a bright, orange glow.
Dozens of people packed into a Syracuse union hall Monday morning with the less fortunate on their minds. This year's Martin Luther King Junior holiday marks the 14th annual day of service food and clothing drive. Volunteers sorted donations, packed boxes, and loaded cars. Helen Hudson is the AFL-CIO Community Services Liaison with the United Way, which organize the drive.
One of the fraternities on hand was Omega Psi Phi. This is Brother Leroy Antoine's second year.