John Smith - WAER News

What’s going to make the economy thrive even further ? The Lt. Governor saw firsthand today how Onondaga County is staying on the cutting edge… and it’s partly electric. The former wired world is becoming more wireless. Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul wants to make sure students realize the potential conduit to a career.


Mark Bialczak

  It's not unusual to hear folks complain about the Onondaga County War Memorial.

Rakeem Christmas wouldn't let another one of Syracuse's last minute leads slip away.

The senior center scored a career-high 35 points, but it was six free throws he made in the last minute of overtime that allowed the Orange to finally put away Wake Forest for a dramatic 86-83 win.  For the third time in conference play, Syracuse (13-4, 4-0) pulled away with a one-possession win by having its opponent miss a shot as time expired.

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About a dozen members of the Syracuse Peace Council, Green Party, and other groups braved the single digit temperatures Tuesday to urge President Obama to follow through on his promise to veto legislation that would extend the Keystone XL pipeline.    The Syracuse rally was one of many held around the U.S. and Canada, which called for a focus and investment in renewable energy.  Wayne Chauncey of Nedrow says extraction of fossil fuel from the soil is a waste of time…

Scott Willis


Senator Chuck Schumer urged the New York Jets to continue holding summer training camp workouts in Cortland, during a press conference on Monday at Syracuse University's Ensley Athletic Center.

SUNY Cortland has hosted training camp for the Jets since 2009, when then-head coach Rex Ryan moved it from Hofstra University on Long Island.  But the team recently fired Ryan as well as general manager, John Idzik. 

Schumer said there isn't any agreement in place for future training camps.

A vitamin B deficiency among predator fish is now affecting steelhead trout returning to the tributaries of Lake Ontario, and is causing a surprisingly high adult mortality rate.    Section Head for Great Lakes Fisheries Steve LaPan says they first received reports from fishing guides on the Salmon River in Oswego County at the end of November…

SU Athletics

Syracuse's first two ACC wins were filled with late drama, nail biting leads and last second shots that determined the outcome of the games.

The third one just featured a dominant performance from Trevor Cooney.

The junior guard scored a season-high 28 points, Rakeem Christmas notched his fifth double-double of the season and the Orange beat the Florida State Seminoles, 70-57, in the Carrier Dome on Sunday night.

On this edition of Jazz Journeys, you'll hear excerpts from a recent interview I had the pleasure of doing with the premier organist in the world, Mr. Joey DeFrancesco.

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  Advocates for the deaf here in Upstate New York want to find out just how much of an inconvenience it might be to extend the hard-of-hearing a few more rights.  The group “We the Deaf People” is trying to get movie houses to offer at least some showings with captions. 

Advocates for older New Yorkers will be pushing Albany this year on new laws that might help with retirement, monthly utility bills and caring for relatives.