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Earth Day Presents Time to Gauge Green Energy Progress in NY at Local Symposium

As Central New Yorkers and the Nation honor Earth Day, Renewable Energy experts and advocates looked to the future of power. Experts – from industry, government and non-profit advocacy groups were in Syracuse to share their views about which technologies might be making our electricity … and helping save the environment. How the state and nation generate the electricity we all use is a big factor in how much more we will or won’t warm the climate. The 14th Energy in the 21 st Century...

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City Limits: A Poverty Project

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

Updated at 6:46 p.m. EDT

The Democratic National Committee filed an attention-grabbing lawsuit against the Russian government, WikiLeaks and Donald Trump's presidential campaign that says they conspired to interfere with the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

The suit — which faces legal obstacles because of the Justice Department's investigation into Russia's attack and the difficulties involved with suing a foreign government — develops a theory about alleged collusion between Trump's campaign and the Russians.

Politics isn't always red or blue. Lately, it has been green.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., plans to introduce legislation on Friday to decriminalize marijuana on the federal level, adding a high-profile advocate in the effort to decriminalize, legalize and normalize marijuana use in America.

Schumer's legislation would remove marijuana from the list of scheduled substances under a 1970 law that classifies marijuana as dangerous as heroin for legal and regulatory purposes.

Syracuse Hosts Navy in Regular Season Finale

Apr 19, 2018
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In the final contest of the 2018 regular season, the No. 9 Syracuse Orange (7-4, 4-0), will look to finish the year on a good note against the No. 16 Navy Midshipmen (8-4, 7-1) in the Carrier Dome at 2pm this Saturday. 

Foster Grandparents at Syracuse Schools Shape the Future and Teach Kids

Apr 19, 2018
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Van Duyn Elementary Students have been getting some extra support with their subjects when seven special visitors show up daily.

The Foster Grandparent Program provides an opportunity for youngsters to learn from their elders and to gain social skills. Grandparent Ellen Kace says she looks forward to seeing the kids at school every day.

“Just being with these kids here makes me feel happy, alive,” Kace said. I look forward every morning just to come here to be with these kids. It makes me feel wonderful.”

Updated at 4:44 p.m. ET

The Justice Department inspector general has asked prosecutors in Washington, D.C., to examine whether former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe should face criminal charges.

Inspector General Michael Horowitz has referred McCabe to the U.S. Attorney's Office for Washington, D.C., according to a source familiar with the matter. The source asked not to be identified as discussing the sensitive ongoing case.

ProLiteracy VP Remembers Barbara Bush's Efforts to Promote Literacy

Apr 19, 2018
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Senior Vice President Peter Waite of ProLiteracy from Syracuse is recalling the legacy of former First Lady Barbara Bush who worked tirelessly to ensure that people could have better lives.  Bush died on Tuesday at the age of 92. Waite says that Bush was a stellar promoter of adult and family literacy long before her time in the White House.  They met in 1982.

The joint alert from the FBI and Department of Homeland Security last month warning that Russia was hacking into critical U.S. energy infrastructure may have shaken some Americans. But it came as no surprise to the country's largest grid operator, PJM Interconnection.

Governor Cuomo's office

Gov. Andrew Cuomo gave a speech at the annual meeting of the Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network, honoring the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., where he offered remedies to fix the nation’s Democratic Party.

Cuomo railed against President Donald Trump and his administration, saying they are “anti-American” and opposed to everything that Dr. King preached about. But he said the Democratic Party got it wrong in 2016.

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Syracuse’s Loretto Health and Rehabilitation Center has become the sixth nursing home facility in New York State with a specialized cardiac unit.

The TeliStat Restorative Care Unit or TRCU is part of an ongoing pilot program to establish a total of 14 across the state. Founder and CEO of the technology, Dr. Anthony Bacchi says these units are key factors in combating the problem of patients being unnecessarily re-admitted to hospitals.

WAER's Liz Tosi

To the music industry Joanne Shenandoah is known as a composer, performer, and Grammy Award winner. She's all of those things to us as well, but in Central New York she's also a local icon.

This week on The 315 Joe Lee and Kevin Kloss chat with CNY legend Joanne Shenandoah about her latest project and the important story she's telling. She was even gracious enough to sing a song for us during her visit. Without a doubt this is an episode you want to hear in it's entirety! 

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