'Cuse Travels to Miami For ACC Showdown

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Coming off the biggest win the program has seen in 30 years, Syracuse (4-3, 2-1) heads down south for a clash with eighth-ranked Miami (5-0, 3-0). The Orange took down second-ranked Clemson a week ago, the first time Syracuse beat a top two ranked team since 1984. 

Miami is still perfect for this season as the Hurricanes squeaked out a win against Georgia Tech 25-24 last week. They put the second longest winning streak in college football on the line in this ACC game.

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Advocates for the Forever Wild forest preserves in the Adirondacks and Catskills, are trying to spread the word about two ballot propositions in the November elections. They are for one of the proposals, but against another.

We walk up the trail to the summit of Hadley Mountain  in the southern Adirondacks, fallen leaves crunching underfoot.

The wind picks up a bit as we climb up the fire tower for the panoramic view.

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Chants for freedom reverberated through the streets of downtown Syracuse Thursday as dozens of activists gathered to urge Congressmember John Katko to co-sponsor what they call a "Clean Dream Act." It’s part of a coordinated nationwide Dream Act Week of Action while Congress is in recess.  Gustavo Andrade is director of leadership development with United We Dream. 


Everyone should remember the solar eclipse that occurred this past August and captivated the country. This week on Science on The Radio we'll take a trip down memory lane and revisit some of the science that resulted in the phenomenon that was front and center this past Summer.

When is it safe to stare directly at the eclipse? And when is the next total solar eclipse going to occur in North America? Find out this week on Science on The Radio.

You can hear Science on The Radio every Wednesday Night at 8:35 on WAER.

This year’s Syracuse International Film Festival is chock full of thematic, independent work, from short films to local and international ones that aren’t typically seen at local cinemas.

Now in its 14th season, the film festival is a viewer’s ticket to a plethora of ideas, locations and perspectives.

Eric Schneiderman's flickr page

The fall out continues from President Trump’s decision to end subsidies to health insurance companies  to help lower income Americans pay for their health insurance. But it’s still unclear what the exact impact will be in New York.

As soon as the President followed through with his threat to end the subsidies, New York and several other states filed a lawsuit to try to get the money back. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says it will sow dysfunction in the state’s and the nation’s health care system.

Orange and blue are the colors you normally see on the Syracuse University campus.  But Thursday and for the rest of the month, purple will also be seen both on campus and around Central New York to raise awareness about domestic violence. While the effort ramps up in October, director of the office of health promotion at SU Katelyn Cowen says information and support resources are available year-round.

Refugees Pleased That Long-Awaited Soccer Fields are Coming to Schiller Park

Oct 17, 2017
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Residents of Syracuse’s Northside are about to get a soccer field, but they’ll have to wait until next spring.  The new fields were unveiled at Schiller Park Tuesday.  The space is large enough to hold two youth-sized or one regulation soccer field.  The sport has been gaining steam throughout the city, thanks to its popularity among the refugee community.  Mayor Stephanie Miner says she realized how important the game is to that community and that it was about time they had a field to play on. 

SU Physicists Part of Global Team to Witness Extraordinary Celestial Event

Oct 16, 2017
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Physicists at Syracuse University are among a global team of scientists to detect the collision of neutron stars that explains the presence of heavy metals in the universe.  The university announced the scientific breakthrough at an event this morning.  Charles Brightman Endowed Professor of Physics Duncan Brown says observational data from this detection has provided evidence that elements are created in the collision of these stars.

The plot of a walk on College Football player rising through the ranks to  assume a position of importance has fueled many Hollywood movies. But, truth be told it is much more than an elaborate work of fiction.

This week on The Best of WAER Sports Podcast, Tyler Aki reports that this year's Clemson team is adding to the walk on legacy.