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Energy in the 21st Century
5:35 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

Energy Experts in Syracuse Consider Possibilty of All-Renewable Future

What is our energy - and alternative energy - future?
Credit cepa.org

How will you be able to get the power you need for our technology-rich lifestyles in an affordable and sustainable way?  More than 400 experts and public officials gathered in East Syracuse to consider such questions at the Energy in the 21st Century conference. 

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HIGHER EDUCATION
3:16 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

LeMoyne College in Syracuse Makes History with Appointment of First Female Lay President

Dr. Linda LeMura was selected by LeMoyne's Board of Trustees as the college's 14th President.
Credit John Smith/WAER News

LeMoyne College in Syracuse made history Thursday with the selection of its 14th President.  Current Provost, Doctor Linda LeMura will become the first ever lay woman President at a Jesuit College on July 1, 2014.  LeMura expressed her gratitude Friday,  and became emotional sharing her family’s search for the American Dream which she says inspired her. 

Listen to Dr. Linda LeMura speak about her family's journey from Sicily.

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Entertainment
11:07 pm
Thu April 3, 2014

Jazz Journeys - Episode 11

Bob Dorough

In Part 2 of my interview with the legendary pianist, composer and singer Bob Dorough, we touch on a variety of topics including Bob's feelings about the term "vocalese", his friendship with Miles Davis and a certain number that falls between 2 and 4.

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PUBLIC HEALTH
11:30 am
Thu April 3, 2014

Onondaga County Health Commissioner to Resign

County Health Commissioner Dr. Cynthia Morrow addresses the media Thursday.
Credit Scott Willis / WAER News

Onondaga County Health Commissioner Dr. Cynthia Morrow says she’s never been more passionate about public health…which could be why she’s decided to resign. 

 She told the media Thursday she strongly disagrees with plans to move the division of child and maternal health from her department to the new department of child and family services. 

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SCOTUS RULING
6:06 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

Supreme Court Decision Raises Roof on Political Contributions

Move to Amend protests the Citizens United decision in August 2012
Credit Move to Amend

Rallies are being held in Syracuse and across the country today in reaction to the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down overall limits on political contributions.  The 5 to 4 ruling in McCutcheon vs. FEC allows a single donor to give up to $3.5 million per election cycle to a political party.  The court’s majority said the previous $123,200 cap violated the First Amendment.  

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