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Joe Turrisi's Camera Work Seen by Thousands
8:34 am
Sat October 26, 2013

Former WSTM-TV 3 Production Manager Shaped Syracuse TV History

Former WSTM Production Manager and Floor Director, Joe Turrisi
Credit Mark Nicotra

If you've lived long enough in Central New York to remember Channel 3's "Monster Movie Matinee," you've seen the production work of Joe Turrisi.  The former Production Manager and Floor Director died recently at the age of 81.  He built the sets for the show and is featured in a recently completed documentary about it.

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SYRACUSE BUSINESSES
4:39 pm
Fri October 25, 2013

What's The Best Way to Grow Your Business? Maybe it's Exporting

The global view from CNYIBA's website shows how people can use their services to export their products overseas.
Credit Courtesy CNYIBA.net

Business leaders say the key to growth for many small to medium Central New York companies might be selling their products overseas. 

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LOCAL EMPLOYMENT CONCERNS
6:43 pm
Wed October 23, 2013

Urban Jobs Task Force Wants Local Workers to Fill New Jobs

A poster advertising COR Development Company, LLC's Inner Harbor development project, which the company advertises as creating 4,000 jobs.
Credit Scott Willis / WAER

Walking through downtown Syracuse, you see construction sites everywhere.  A new hotel in Armory Square, office buildings being converted to apartments, and new medical facilities are just a few of the pricey developments that could put people to work. 

But the Urban Jobs Task Force says developers of these sites are hiring few, if any, local workers.  At a press conference Wednesday, Task Force member Aggie Lane says she is frustrated that those developers are not being held responsible for giving back to the community they’re building in.  

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Local News
12:48 pm
Wed October 23, 2013

NPR Hires First On-Staff Announcer, Funding Credits

Sabrina Farhi - The new voice of NPR funding credits
Credit NPR

A new NPR voice will quickly become one of the most-heard in radio broadcasting. Sabrina Farhi joins NPR as the first on-staff Announcer – voicing all broadcast and digital underwriting credits. Listeners will begin to hear Farhi’s own articulation of “Support for NPR comes from…” in November, as she reminds audiences of the multitude of Member stations, corporations and institutions who contribute funding to NPR and public radio. “Out of hundreds of voices, Sabrina’s immediately stood out for its warmth and conversational approach,” says Eric Nuzum, vice president of NPR Programming. “We think listeners and supporters will find her engaging.”

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PUBLIC TRANSIT
4:12 pm
Fri October 18, 2013

Would You Take a Train to Work?

The Centro Hub located in Downtown Syracuse
Credit Courtesy Centro

A group of people imagined a different Syracuse Friday morning where workers use public transportation to get around the city instead of driving to work on their own. 

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