WUCF TV presents lo­cal bands in Lon­don, re­vives ‘Global Per­spec­tives’

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You’ll find lo­cal tal­ent this hol­i­day sea­son on WUCF TV, Orlando’s PBS sta­tion.

Two Cen­tral Florida high school bands will be fea­tured in “Lon­don’s New Year’s Day Pa­rade 2020” at 2:30 p.m. Jan. 1.

The bands are Lake Nona High School Sound of the Lions from Orlando and West Or­ange War­rior Band from Win­ter Gar­den. Michael Wein­traub is the Lake Nona band di­rec­tor, and Ken­neth Boyd is the West Or­ange band di­rec­tor.

The pa­rade will fea­ture more than 8,000 per­form­ers, in­clud­ing 20 march­ing bands and a thou­sand cheer­lead­ers from U.S. high schools and uni­ver­si­ties.

You can catch the Bach Fes­ti­val So­ci­ety when WUCF re­peats “A Clas­sic Christmas” at 8 p.m. Christmas Eve as well as 3:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Christmas Day.

The spe­cial, which is air­ing on 223 PBS sta­tions na­tion­wide, presents the Bach Fes­ti­val choir, youth choir and or­ches­tra in per­for­mance at the Knowles Me­mo­rial Chapel at Rollins Col­lege in Win­ter Park. John V. Sin­clair di­rects the groups in per­for­mances of hymns and car­ols.

WUCF is bring­ing back the weekly “Global Per­spec­tives” at 9:30 a.m. Jan. 5.

Two hosts will re­place John Ber­sia, who died in March. They are David Dumke, a Mid­dle East and for­eign pol­icy spe­cial­ist, and Katie Coro­n­ado, a broad­cast jour­nal­ism in­struc­tor. The guests in the new sea­son in­clude author Jon Meacham, David Ig­natius of The Wash­ing­ton Post, Am­bas­sador An­thony Wayne and Peggy McIntosh, founder of the Na­tional SEED Project on In­clu­sive Cur­ricu­lum.

“We are glad to have the award-win­ning ‘Global Per­spec­tives’ com­ing back to WUCF,” said Phil Hoffman, the sta­tion’s ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor. “Bring­ing global is­sues home to dis­cuss their im­pact on our lo­cal com­mu­nity is part of our mis­sion.”

“Global Per­spec­tives” will air at 9:30 a.m. Sun­days af­ter WUCF’s “News­Night” at 9 a.m. “News­Night,” a jour­nal­ism dis­cus­sion pro­gram, first presents new episodes at 8:30 p.m. Fri­days. An­chor Nancy Al­varez of WFTV-Chan­nel 9 is host.

If you like what you see, WUCF could use your fi­nan­cial help. For its lat­est drive, which ended Dec. 15, the sta­tion raised $225,000. The goal had been $298,000.

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Par­tic­i­pants take part in the an­nual New Year’s Day Pa­rade in cen­tral Lon­don, on Jan. 1.

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