Strike A Chord: Music Education

Do you remember playing your first instrument in school?  Maybe it was a flute, a trumpet, the drums or perhaps the piano.  Today, music education's facing an uncertain future because of budget cuts, but there's a movement underfoot advocating to implement and preserve music education in public schools.  As part of WFUV's Strike a Chord campaign, we're exploring efforts to keep music alive in schools, including the advocacy of Broadway legend Carol Channing and Bon Jovi keyboardist David Byran.

 

 

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Halloween is right around the corner and trick-or-treaters have one big expectation; lots of candy.  The excitement of getting buckets and bags full of candy on Halloween only happens once a year, but some people have candy on their minds year-round.  On this week's Cityscape, we'll visit a Lower Manhattan candy store that has been in business for more than 70 years and explore other sweet stuff in the city. 

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This Saturday is National Boss Day and we're marking the occasion by talking about some famous and infamous bosses in New York City history, from Boss Tweed to "The Boss," George Steinbrenner.

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Where can you find a greenmarket, a statue of Gandhi and a sculpture that blows smoke?  Union Square, of course.  On this week's Cityscape we explore the universe of Union Square. 

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Open House New York

Next weekend, New Yorkers and tourists alike will get the chance to snoop around at sites throughout the city that are typically off limits to the public.  It's all part of Open House New York weekend.  The event provides an all access pass to hundreds of New York landmarks, businesses, parks and even private homes.  On this morning Cityscape, we're taking a sneak peek at some of the places that'll be open for view during Open House New York weekend, Saturday, October 9th and Sunday, October 10th. 

 

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