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April 10, 2019

WNET Training for Homeless Shelter Staff Full of Playful Learning

Last week, WNET continued its partnership with the Department for Homeless Services by conducting a series of training workshops for shelter staff who work with young children at drop off centers. In this hands-on training, participants explored the many free resources available through PBS KIDS and WNET like storybooks and coloring sheets from the new family [...]

Meet Our Volunteers: Yvonne S.

I was born in Berlin. When I was five-years-old we moved to Paris, and five years later when I was 10 we moved to Amsterdam. During World War II, the Germans occupied the Netherlands and because I am Jewish I went into hiding for several years to avoid deportation. I consider myself very lucky to [...]

April 9, 2019

Meet Remy Litvin

As a Coordinator in WNET’s Finance Department, Remy Litvin assists the Budget Control team on a variety of projects. “I review production-related documents such as expense reports, timesheets, and invoices, and handle other administrative tasks that arise, such as helping the Controllers put together journal entries, making cost-to-date files, and submitting project codes for station [...]

Meet Our Volunteers: Reginald B.

I was born in Kansas City, Missouri and raised in Kansas City, Kansas. My mother was the first Black person to become a Nurse Practitioner to graduate from the University of Kansas Medical School. My father worked for the railroad and I have been travelling since before I can remember. In 2007, during a Legacy tour [...]

April 8, 2019

Meet Our Volunteers: Janet K.

I am a born and bred New Yorker. I attended undergrad school in Boston and received my MBA in NYC. My professional career began in the 1980s, where I worked mainly in the tech field for 30+ years in both financial and insurance industries. I was at my last job at New York Life Insurance for [...]

WNET Celebrates Service During National Volunteer Week

It's National Volunteer Week! WNET is celebrating from April 7 - 13, recognizing our volunteers and all who lend their time, talent and voice to make a difference in their community. National Volunteer Week is an opportunity to highlight the the impact of volunteer service and the power of volunteers. Volunteers who support departments across the station donated nearly [...]

April 5, 2019

Meet Mary Burke

As Director, Public Programs/Community Engagement, Mary Burke’s primary responsibility is to bring public media content to audiences beyond our traditional reach with the goal of increasing WNET’s impact and visibility in the local community. She is also WNET’s liaison to the THIRTEEN/WLIW Community Advisory Board, a diverse group of individuals from New York City, New [...]

March 27, 2019

The Fair Media Council Honors “MetroFocus” with Four Folio Awards

The Fair Media Council hosted the 2019 Folio Awards Luncheon today at The Garden City Hotel in Garden City, New York. The event, which serves as the biggest media event on Long Island, celebrates the best in news and social media, and aims to to recognize outstanding news stories that combine journalistic excellence with information of relevance and [...]

February 8, 2019

Meet Elizabeth Boone

As an Audience Engagement Specialist in the Marketing and Engagement Department, Elizabeth Boone works closely with IEG, Production, and Social Media teams on digital marketing efforts and publicity for Great Performances. “I am part publicist, part digital marketer, overall storyteller. I have a hand in numerous things, but all of it is with the goal [...]

January 28, 2019

ALL ARTS Launches!

The day has finally arrived -- ALL ARTS is now LIVE as a broadcast channel and streaming platform. ALL ARTS is a multimedia platform devoted to engaging with numerous artistic genres. We document and showcase established and emerging artists working in visual art, music, theater, dance, film, literature and more. ALL ARTS embraces a global spirit [...]

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