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. 

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%.”

Syracuse Hosts Binghamton For Senior Day

Apr 21, 2017

Syracuse senior lacrosse players will take the Carrier Dome field one last time on Saturday as the Orange (10-1, 4-0) take on in-state opponent Binghamton (9-3, 3-2). 

Joe DeMarco, Scott Firman, Nick Weston, Jordan Evans, Nick Mariano, Dom Madonna, Ben Williams, Paulo Ciferri, Cal Paduda, Joe Gillis, Sergio Salcido and Laz Chavez will all be honored as seniors before the game.

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WAER is proud to join in the celebration of the 16th anniversary of Jazz Appreciation Month by presenting a special two-part program titled Jazz Journeys.


Hosted by Music Director Eric Cohen, the show captures a wide array of artists being interviewed by award winning author and journalist Reese Erlich backstage at festivals and clubs all across the globe.  This week, you'll get some behind the scenes perspectives from the likes of Kenny Barron, Claudio Roditi, John McLaughlin and Ramsey Lewis among others.

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Over the course of James Cody’s 17 years in charge, the hospital continued to expand and offer more services.  He focused his staff on making quality of Veteran’s medical care a positive experience.  Cody recalls a veteran whom he met about 7 years ago who made a lasting impression on him.  The veteran claimed he stayed away from the hospital since 1973.

Doctors are finding more autism and greater acceptance for people with the condition, but patients and families still face obstacles in getting treatment and support. Upstate Medical University held a symposium on autism as part of National Autism Awareness Month. Associate neuroscience professor at Upstate Frank Middleton is working on further developing tools for early diagnosis. However, he says there’s a crucial delay between warning signs and a full assessment.

The technology and the adoption of alternative energy have advanced greatly since the first Symposium on Energy in the 21st Century 13 years ago.  Director Rhea Jezer remembers the state of the industry then.

“It’s very exciting when I look back, what we were talking about then, where we went out and saw our first wind turbine and someone came and showed us what a solar panel was and everyone oohed-and-ahhed.  So in 13 years we’ve progressed a tremendous amount.”