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Marchers Unite To Take On Trump's Climate Policies

Updated at 4:30 p.m. ET Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets Saturday in Washington, D.C., and cities across the globe, for the People's Climate March , demanding action on protecting the environment. On a sweltering hot day in the nation's capital, protesters made their way down Pennsylvania Avenue chanting, singing and banging drums. Once they reached the White House, some staged a sit-in while others marched past carrying signs and shouting, "Shame, shame, shame." Dennis Creech...

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Robert Siegel, whose career with NPR has spanned more than four decades, will be stepping down as co-host of NPR's All Things Considered next year.

One of the most distinctive voices on NPR's airwaves, Siegel will be leaving the host's chair in January 2018. He has hosted the show for 30 years.

When the weather gradually becomes warmer and the snow is a distant memory Central New York Music fans begin to think about Jazz Fest. This June the Syracuse Jazz Fest will celebrate it's 35th anniversary. In honor of this achievement  WAER presents Jazz Fest 35, a look at the history of the Syracuse Jazz Fest.

As a hurry-up execution schedule plays out in Arkansas this week, the U.S. Supreme Court and Arkansas Supreme Court have stepped in to block two of the eight executions initially scheduled for an 11-day period.

A Le Moyne College political science expert doesn’t feel the federal government is heading for a shutdown at the end of the week if the president and Congress can’t agree on a budget.

“I think that the more likely outcome would be a continuing resolution, which is what we’ve had in the past to sort of get over these problems, which essentially amounts to kicking the can down the road – really, it would just be funding the government at its current level and then sort of revisiting the issue probably in the fall.”

With a 9-8 win on Saturday, top-ranked Syracuse (11-1, 4-0) has now won eight games this season by just one goal. Three goals from senior Jordan Evans and a strong fourth quarter by the Syracuse defense secured a victory to close the regular season.

Hosting Binghamton (9-4, 3-2) at the Carrier Dome, the Orange started strong as redshirt junior Ryan Simmons put one away about five minutes in. Binghamton would answer quickly as Tom Moore scored the first of his five goals on the afternoon. 

Former President Barack Obama on Monday gave his first public address since leaving office, moderating a panel with young people on community engagement while dancing around the turmoil surrounding his White House successor.

"So, uh, what's been going on while I've been gone?" Obama deadpanned at the beginning of his opening remarks at the University of Chicago.

This week on The Best of WAER Sports Podcast, it's the story of transformation for one Syracuse University  Men's Lacrosse Player. Sergio Salcido came to SU with visions of breaking onto the scene and immediately making a name for himself.  But after a torn ACL and no scholarship Salcido's future was looking bleak.

Fast Forward to today and the midfielder is one of the Orange's most  electrifying players. WAER's Tyler Aki tells us how Salcido went from a walk-on to an All-American.

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An estimated 1,500 people gathered in Clinton Square to show their support for science. The rally is one of nearly 500 taking place across the country today in alignment with the national March for Science. Organized by New Feminists for Justice, the Undergraduate Association at ESF, and local science-minded citizens, the event hosted a number of speakers. Each took on a different call to action but urged the crowd to remain vocal about their support for scientific research. 

You can hear highlights from some of the speakers below:

Loretto CEO Kim Townsend and St. Joseph's Hospital Vice President of  Ambulatory Care Mark Murphy joined WAER News Director Chris Bolt to discuss changes that are happening in how health care is delivered.  The extended conversation originally aired Thursday April 20th at 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.  

In the first segment of the program Townsend and Murphy describe what is now different in how a patient is cared for and what that means to each of their institutions.

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People at all levels of the green power field are expressing confidence in the future of alternative energy.  But they also see a tremendous challenge if New York is going to reach its goal to have 50% of electricity from renewable sources by the year 2030.  David Mooney is Director at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Colorado.  He says most of the new generation of electricity is green.

 “In 4 of the last 5 years, new capacity additions, the majority have been wind and solar. 63% is the wind and solar, 66% here, and going back to 2012 where there’s 53%.”


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