Annie Griffiths / The Ripple Effect

  A National Geographic Photographer who’s focused her camera on the plight of poor women across the world speaks at Syracuse University Tuesday night as part of the University Lectures series. Her photographs developed into a project that's helped others called The Ripple Effect.  

Scott Willis / WAER News

Onondaga County residents are being asked to engage in a community conversation about the future of local governments.  A commission on government modernization called Consensus is holding the next in a series of presentations Tuesday, March 24th in DeWitt.  Onondaga County is the first in the state to undertake a baseline review of government structure, their costs, and the nature and extent of services provided to residents.  

Chair of public engagement with Consensus Melanie Littlejohn knows the concept is not new, but the report is intended to continue the conversation. 

WAER Is Giving You the Silent Treatment

Mar 23, 2015

  For the month of March WAER has decided to give its listeners the “Silent Treatment.” The Silent Treatment is an online fundraising campaign in which listeners and members are encouraged to donate in order to support programming efforts. However, no program will be interrupted on-air to ask listeners to do so. 

LISTEN: #1 Syracuse crushes #4 Duke 19-7

Mar 23, 2015
Varun Raghupathi

Syracuse Men's Lacrosse improved to 7-0 in convincing fashion over the weekend. SU handed Duke a 19-7 loss in the Carrier Dome.

Syracuse, who is currently #1 in all college lacrosse polls, got up on the two time defending national champions 5-0 in the first quarter and did not look back. At one point in the third quarter, the Orange had extended its lead to 16-2.

You can listen to WAER's Highlights from the big victory right here: 

Ben Miller, WAER News

As part of Vera House’s 21st annual White Ribbon Campaign, about 200 people tied white ribbons around poles in downtown Syracuse on Friday to raise awareness about domestic violence and sexual assault.

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  The popularity of superheroes has reached the masses with movies and more television adaptations but what about the root of it all, the comic book? What makes it still appealing 75 years later? Professor of Television and Pop Culture at Syracuse University, Bob Thompson, believes it was comic book’s imagination that made the Golden Age so unique.


Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim was remorseful about NCAA sanctions, but relentless in defending his character and integrity during an hour-long press conference on Thursday.

It was his first media appearance since the NCAA released a 94-page report detailing violations that spanned more than decade in the Syracuse athletics department.  Boeheim began with a personal apology, saying that the head coach has to take responsibility for anyone in the program who commits violations.

John Smith, WAER News

The poor road conditions in New York State are costing drivers an estimated $6.3 billion dollars a year. That’s according to the annual report from the national transportation research group, TRIP.  They assess the quality of roads and bridges across the country.  Director of Research Rocky Moretti says drivers in Syracuse are paying extra, because more than a quarter of the roads or 28 percent are in poor condition.

Scott Willis / WAER News

They're from Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, and  Macedonia.  Also, Germany, Ethiopia, and Guatemala.  Even Bolivia, South Korea and here in the U.S.  

  Nine student panelists from around the world spoke Wednesday at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School in commemoration of 20th anniversary of the United Nations Fourth  world conference on women. The panelists shared their personal stories of injustices faced as women in their own countries.

It's still going to get uglier before it gets better, Syracuse University sports fans.