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New York’s Attorney General resigned from his job hours after sexual abuse allegations were made public in a New Yorker article.  Eric Schneiderman was a public supporter of women’s rights…and even sued Harvey Weinstein on abuse charges.  

WAER's Liz Tosi

Have you ever wondered if just one person can really make a difference? Well, if you have, don't mention that to John DeSantis. He's the Executive Director of the community organization Believe In Syracuse. Their mission is to promote positive perceptions and improve the quality of life in the Greater Syracuse Area.

This week on The 315, John DeSantis chats with Joe Lee and Kevin Kloss about the positive side of Syracuse. Also, he tells us why Central New York residents should be excited about its future.

For those struggling with poverty entering into a legal dispute is not only a challenge but it could also become nearly impossible. Ranging from evictions, divorce, and court hearings without the means to acquire legal assistance some are left to fend for themselves and they might not be equipped to do so adequately. 

Recently WAER held a City Limits Talk round table discussion centered around the topic of legal assistance and how it is impacting poverty in Syracuse. The discussion was moderated by WAER's News Director Chris Bolt.

The City Limits Talk panel included-

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New York’s Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has resigned from office, following allegations in the New Yorker that he was physically violent toward four women who have come forward with their stories.

In a statement, Schneiderman, 63, says he “strongly contest's the allegations, which he says have nothing to do with his professional life, but he says the charges will “will effectively prevent (him) from leading the office’s work at this critical time”.

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Passage of the first city budget under the Walsh Administration went about as smoothly as could be expected as common councilors Monday gave it their stamp of approval with no changes.  Mayor Ben Walsh felt it was a good start of a productive working relationship with the council.

In Major League Baseball, Boston Red Sox and Chicago Cubs fans went decades and decades without a championship. So, when you hear that Syracuse men's lacrosse is in a drought you might be skeptical.

Truth is, it's been four years since the Orange have made it to the lacrosse Final Four. And while that might not seem like a long time, as WAER's Dana Grey tell us, it's actually the longest such stretch in program history.

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WAER’s City Limits: A Poverty Project was recognized for two awards at the Syracuse Press Club awards announced this past weekend.  The website, citylimitsproject.org took top honors for the online  journalism news website category.  The panel discussion on Poverty and Education was named Top Radio Special Program.

News and Sports coverage took other honors as well, including Best Spot News Coverage, Best Human Interest Feature Story, Best Sports Story and Best Sports Show.

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There was plenty of cause for celebration on the field Saturday as the Orange looks for a bid in the NCAA Tournament after a dominating 17-5 win against Colgate.  SU finishes the regular season 8-6. Syracuse is sitting on the bubble of the tournament, making it difficult to determine whether this win is enough to grant them a spot.  But they made their case in dominating fashion. 

It was Senior Day in the Dome, and the five seniors on the team - Ryan Simmons, Dom Madonna, Seth Delisle, Matt Land and Brendan Bomberry - hope the  game wasn’t the last of their collegiate careers. 

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The snow is gone, hopefully for good, and that’s left behind the usual layer of litter in and around Syracuse.  Mayor Ben Walsh announced an effort today that he hopes inspires residents to pick up trash not just now, but year round.  It’s called Clean-up ‘Cuse: Adopt a Block, where individuals, school groups, businesses, organizations and others can conduct monthly litter clean-ups in a two block area. 

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Green party candidate for Governor Howie Hawkins is calling for a massive expansion of public housing in the state in an effort to make housing more affordable.  But he says it’s a different approach than the old, large-scale projects of decades past.   

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