Category: Education

Diversity Week Continues at SUNY Plattsburgh

Diversity Week activities are up and running at SUNY Plattsburgh, with a full slate of events including a panel discussion on diversity and social justice. The week of events, exhibits and more is an outcome of conversations focused on diversity and the college’s commitment to multiculturalism that took place last semester. The Center for Diversity, Pluralism and…

K&J – The Winter Carnival Parade

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Join us for our extended K&J show podcast.. Today we’re talking with all of the participants in the Winter Carnival Parade along with the King & the Queen of Winter Carnival Brendan Keough and Kathy Ford.. This is Part One; This is Part Two; The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Gala Parade results are as follows;…

K&J – A Forum on Trade (TPP) and the Global Economy

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On Wednesday night, city councilors, residents and SUNY Plattsburgh students gathered at the Auditorium in Plattsburgh’s city hall to discuss the implications of the Trans Pacific Partnership..  The Forum is Moderated by Councilwoman Rachelle Armstrong. There were about 60 people in the audience and the panel included Timothy Palmer, the Group Leader of the North Country…

Cuomo: New York is “Stronger than Any Point in History”

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Governor Cuomo says the State of the State is stronger than at any point in recent history…   Albeit about an hour behind schedule on Wednesday afternoon. The Governor says with all that they’ve done however, The state is not immune to the problems vexing our nation.. Crumbling infrastructure, a slow economic recovery, the unambiguous reality…

K&J – National Accreditation for CV-TEC


Every once and a while we have an opportunity to talk about programs that lots of people take advantage of but many may not even be aware of…   In this case career and technical education..  Michelle Friedman is the Director of career and technical education for Champlain Valley Educational Services.. Which we all know as…

K&J – The 2015 NYSSMA Zone 6 All State Area Music Festival

In today’s WNBZ Podcast… A musical program. That’s because we spent the day at the New York State School Music Association 2015 Zone 6 Area All State Music Festival in Peru. The music festival is attended by some of the best high school musical performers in the state. The program begins with a mixed chorus, and continues with the Area All State Concert Band followed by the women’s chorus, and the Jazz Ensemble.

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Veteran’s Day Ceremonies in Saranac Lake


Wednesday was a day to Honor Veterans and talk about issues they face.. At the Harrietstown Town Hall.. A ceremony for Veteran’s..  Master Sergeant Joseph Fischer was the guest speaker.. He chose the opportunity to reflect on two issues… One – Post Traumatic Stress and Two – The increasing suicide rate among Veterans.. Fischer says…

K&J – A Traditional Ceremony in Bloomingdale for Veterans

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Kids in Bloomingdale have the day off today for Veterans Day but on Tuesday they were given the chance to recognize veterans they’ve been talking to and learning about with posters that will hang in the schools hallways as a reminder of their service to our country…  Bloomingdale Principal Trish Kenyon says the Blooomingdale Veterans…

K&J – Combatting Bullying and The Tupper Lake Aging in Place Task Force

Members of the Tupper Lake Adult Center and Tupper Lake Students gathered together on Wednesday for a luncheon designed to bring them both together to talk about some of the issues kids run into.. not only in a school setting, but also in the community.. and to look at what may have changed over the years..   We’ll start with the kids..  The inter-generational event begins with a presentation by the kids about their group called Friends of Rachel….

Rachael’s Challenge is a national non profit organization dedicated to creating safe connected school environments.. the organization motivates and equips students to start and sustain a chain reaction of kindness and compassion that transforms schools in their communities..

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K&J – Education Alliance Introduces Regent Beverly Ouderkirk

Click on today’s program and hear from our new Regent Beverly Ouderkirk. Today we’re at a forum sponsored by the North Country Alliance for Quality Education… On the Panel, New York Senator Betty Little. The new Regent for our region Beverly Ourderkirk.. And Assemblywoman Janet Duprey.. Through the discussion, we’ve been learning that students have…

Saranac Lake is “Pro Snow”


There’s a group in Saranac Lake that has just returned from a summit on Climate Change in Miami…   And now they have one of the first municipal resolutions of support in the East Coast…  From the Saranac Lake Village Board.. The initiative these students are working on is called the I AM PRO SNOW initiative..  In…