Community Foundation & WPBS-DT Launch “Northern New York Community Podcast” Initiative

WPBS-DT, Watertown, NY – April 3, 2017 – The Northern New York Community Foundation and WPBS-DT are pleased to announce the “Northern New York Community Podcast: Stories from the Heart of Our Community.”

Max Delsignore, Assistant Director of the Northern New York Community Foundation and Host of the “Northern New York Community Podcast”, interviews North Country natives and residents who believe in strengthening the area where they grew up, raised families or currently live today.  Included in the podcasts are a variety of civic-minded individuals, couples and families devoted to lasting community betterment.  Twelve episodes are now available to listeners for subscription at ITunes and SoundCloud and also available at nnycpodcast.com.

“There is no better time than now to capture the essence of why people choose to go above and beyond for their communities. We think that it is our responsibility to make sure these stories are never forgotten and can be retold in their own voices to current and future generations,” said Rande S. Richardson, Northern New York Community Foundation executive director. “We will strive not only to highlight what various individuals and families have done, but why they did it, how it affected the lives of others and their lives as well,” he said.  The partnership between the Northern New York Community Foundation and WPBS-DT to produce the podcasts seemed a natural fit.  “WPBS-DT is the community’s storyteller,” said Lynn Brown, President and General Manager of WPBS-DT. “This is an opportunity to share the story of our community’s makers in a platform that is available on demand.  The main advantage of a podcast over a video project is the simplicity that it offers to all listeners as they are no longer constrained by time and space.  It is an honor and a privilege to collaborate with the Northern New York Community Foundation on the podcast initiative.”

The “Northern New York Community Podcast: Stories from the Heart of Our Community” will be an on-going project to capture and share interviews highlighting stories of community philanthropy and service that have impacted the North County.   Community philanthropy continues to play a valuable role in the growth, development and enrichment of villages, towns and cities in Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties.  Individuals interested in sharing their stories of philanthropy can contact the Northern New York Community Foundation by using the contact form available at nnycpodcast.com.

 

 

About WPBS-TV

WPBS-TV is a non-profit public television station serving approximately 650,000 households throughout Northern New York and Eastern Ontario. WPBS-TV’s mission is to educate, entertain and inform our two-nation audience through superior local and national content and media engagement in order to enhance the lives of those it serves.  More information about WPBS is available at www.wpbstv.org, or by following WPBS on Twitter and Facebook.  Download the mobile app at Google Play or the ITunes App Store.

 

About the Northern New York Community Foundation
The Northern New York Community Foundation makes grants to support the work of non-profit organizations and provides scholarships to individuals in Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence Counties. The Foundation has been built and added to from gifts (both while living and through their legacy plans) by individuals and organizations committed to meeting the changing needs of Northern New York, as well as supporting specific charitable interests and passions.  Learn more about their mission and work at nnycf.org. Listen to the podcasts at nnycpodcast.com.

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