This Saturday, the Peter Greenberg Worldwide Radio Show broadcasts from the Marriott Syracuse Downtown in Syracuse, New York. The hotel has its own wealth of history and continues to evolve. It sits in the center of Upstate New York, and is a part of the larger Hanover Square Historic District, which includes seventeen historic buildings in an area that was the first commercial district in Syracuse. Joining the show is Sean Kirst, the author of The Soul of Central New York, to talk about how Syracuse really is a melting pot of immigrants who endured harrowing circumstances to be able to come together with others. Ed Riley, Developer for the Hotel Syracuse, talks about the Marriott’s recent major renovations and the hotel’s in-depth history. Frank Barrows, who oversees the Harriet Tubman Monument, talks about a side of Harriet Tubman that many of us don’t know, and how her efforts differ from those of Frederick Douglass. There’s all of this and more as the Peter Greenberg Worldwide Radio Show broadcasts from the Marriott Syracuse Downtown in Syracuse, New York.
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Sean Kirst, Author of The Soul of Central New York, shares the harrowing experiences of people from many different backgrounds who came to live in Syracuse and speaks about some of Syracuse’s own dark history.
Megan Epler Wood, Director of the new International Sustainable Tourism Initiative at the Center for Health and the Global Environment at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, joins the show to talk about her book Sustainable Tourism on a Finite Planet and highlights the strain of travel to specific areas.
Patrick Smith, Author of Cockpit Confidential: Everything You Need to Know About Air Travel, gives his thoughts on airport security and the layout of most airports in the context of the recent shooting in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Philip Arnold, Associate Professor of Religion S.U. & Director of the Ska-nonh Great Law of Peace Center, shares the history of the Onondaga Lake and the impact that the Native American tribe Haudenosaunee (people of the Long House) have had on the formation of the United States as we know it.
Frank Barrows, Superintendent of Fort Stanwix National Monument who oversees the Harriet Tubman Monument, talks about a side of Harriet Tubman that many of us do not know, and how her efforts differ from those of Frederick Douglass.
Gregg Tripoli, Executive Director for the Onondaga Historical Association, shares the history of the Onondaga Lake and how the new system is effectively being used to clean up what was once considered the most polluted lake in the United States.
Ashley Maready, Curator of Collections and Exhibitions at the Erie Canal Museum, shares a brief history of the Erie Canal, what its current purpose is, and why the museum is in Syracuse when the Canal is not.
Ed Riley, Developer for the Hotel Syracuse, talks about the Marriott’s recent major renovations and the hotel’s in-depth history.
DJ Hellerman, Curator of Art & Programs at the Everson Museum of Art, shares the museum’s history of supporting female artists, which artists have used their art in the museum to make a political statement, and what to expect from upcoming exhibits.
George Hobica, Founder and President of Airfarewatchdog.com, explains where you might want to look for the best travel deals in the South Pacific, as well as his take on flying cars.
By Kandice Martellaro for PeterGreenberg.com