WAER News

Before the 24th Congressional District Primary, Candidates Try To Appeal To Voters

We’re just a few days away from the Democratic primary in the 24 th Congressional District and candidates will be knocking on doors and making appearances. The designated Democratic candidate Dana Balter says Syracuse does not have enough well-paying jobs and wants more investments to fuel a green economy. "We will be launching be launching long term economic growth for the region with good paying jobs for people of all education levels," said Balter. "We also need to work for an increased...

Read More

Community Events

City Limits: A Poverty Project

Catch Up On The Latest Reports Diagnosing Issues Related To Poverty In Syracuse.

Nancy Kelly and Joshua Romero swung by WAER to talk about a new venue for relaxation and music in the 315.

The U.S. and South Korea have called off upcoming military exercises that were set to occur over the next three months, the Pentagon announced Friday evening.

According to the statement, Defense Secretary James Mattis made the decision to "indefinitely suspend select exercises," including the Ulchi Freedom Guardian exercise, which was put on hold earlier this week, along with two Korean Marine Exchange Program training exercises.

WAER News

We’re just a few days away from the Democratic primary in the 24th Congressional District and candidates will be knocking on doors and making appearances. 

The designated Democratic candidate Dana Balter says Syracuse does not have enough well-paying jobs and wants more investments to fuel a green economy.

The total number of people apprehended for illegally crossing the southern U.S. border has been steadily falling for almost two decades. It's a long-term trend that sociologists, economists and federal officials have been tracking for years.

WAER News

The Loop the Lake Trail is closer to expanding further east of the St. Joseph’s Lakeview Amphitheater this summer with a continuation of a solar light pathway.

Today, the Onondaga County Ways and Means committee voted five to one in favor of accepting a one million dollar state grant to purchase 150 additional solar lights. They would be installed as construction of the West side-trail-extension begins. County Environment Manager Travis Glazier says the extension from the existing trail will likely begin sometime this year.

John Smith / WAER News

An administrative Law Professor at Syracuse University feels the future of how to handle the crisis of breaking-up immigrant families entering the US remains uncertain.  David Dreisen said President Trump’s Executive Order to reverse his policy does not state if previous families will be unified or if there is a plan to accomplish that. 

He said the real truth is that immigrants come to America because they are fleeing persecution and poverty. They’re seeking refuge. 

"For the last 14 years I had been a stay at home mom and a soccer mom of three kids," says Lori Alhadeff. "On Valentine's Day my daughter was brutally shot down and murdered and I became a school safety activist."

That day at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, when a 19-year-old former student killed Alyssa Alhadeff and 16 other people, changed many lives.

And it pushed the question of school safety once again to the front and center.

Wikimedia Commons

Glue. It's one of most well know household adhesives. The stuff that no matter how hard you try and hide it, little children will always find it and have a desire to play with it. And while we have all probably used it at one point or another how much do we actually know about it?

Luckily this week on Science on the Radio , Dr. Marvin Druger will fill us in on everything we need need to know about the sticky substance.

dec.ny.gov

Plans are now in place to try and prevent harmful algal blooms in Skaneateles, Owasco, Cayuga, and nine other lakes across New York. 

They were named as priority water bodies as part of the Cuomo administration’s $65 million plan to identify contributing factors and find solutions to the blooms.  Scott Kishbaugh is with the state DEC’s division of water.

Some online sales are about to start costing more.

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday that states can require retailers to collect and remit sales taxes on out-of-state purchases. The 5-to-4 decision reversed decades-old decisions that protected out-of-state vendors from sales tax obligations unless the vendor had a physical presence in the state.

Tereza Lee is a music teacher and a concert pianist who is pursuing a Ph.D. at the Manhattan School of Music.

But Lee, who was born in Brazil to parents who fled South Korea in the wake of the Korean War, is also known for something else: She's the original inspiration behind the DREAM Act, the legislative effort to provide legal status to undocumented young people.

Pages