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The Canisius College Video Institute production of the October episode of “Kaleidoscope” premiered earlier this month on WGRZ-TV Channel 2. This 30-minute television program celebrates the religious diversity of our region and is produced in conjunction with the Network of Religious Communities. “Kaleidoscope” will rebroadcast on Friday, November 18 at 6:35 p.m. on Time Warner Cable 20, and Sunday, November 20 at 8:00 p.m. on Time Warner 6 in Olean.

In the first segment, host Stan Bratton, PhD, speaks with Michael Martin, executive director of the Native American Communities Services of Erie and Niagara Counties about the history, culture, traditions and spiritual beliefs of the Haudenosaunee.

In the second segment, Rabbi Alex Lazarus-Klein, of the congregation Shir Shalom, talks with Lana Benatovich about her journey from Buffalo City Hall, to the Jewish Federation, to the National Conference for Christian and Jews to the Presidency of the National Federation of Just Communities of Western New York.

Students in the Canisius College Video Institute produce “Kaleidoscope” under the guidance of Jamie O’Neil, associate professor of digital media arts and co-director of the Video Institute, and Paula DeAngelis-Stein ‘86, MS ‘02.

Submitted by: Sarah Seiler, graduate assistant, communication studies