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This week on Science on the Radio host Marvin Druger discusses the Octopus.  Dr. Druger tells us what is the correct term for more than one Octopus, as well as giving us some additional information about their amazing eyesight.

Hear Science on the Radio with Marvin Druger each Wednesday Night at 8:30 pm on WAER. 

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go home blacks
dirty immigrants
asylum seekers
sucking our country dry
niggers with their hands out
they smell strange
messed up their country and now they want
to mess ours up
how do the words
the dirty looks
roll off your backs
maybe because the blow is softer
than a limb torn off

Dozens Gather to Remember Those With Disabilities Killed by Their Caregivers

Mar 1, 2017
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About 45 people gathered in Goldstein Auditorium on the Syracuse University Campus Wednesday afternoon to remember the lives of people with disabilities that were cut short by their caregivers.  They took part in Freshman Priya Penner helped to organize the vigil to commemorate the Disability Day of Mourning.

“This is wrong.  It's not OK to murder anybody, but especially people with disabilities, because I guess we are viewed as less than, because we are viewed as.. I don't even know. I don't understand, honestly, why people think this is ok.” 

President Trump will address a joint session of Congress for the first time on Tuesday evening at the Capitol, around 9:00 PM Eastern Time. The address comes a day after Trump gave an outline of his budget plan for Congress, which would increase defense spending and make cuts to domestic programs. 


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The Director of National Security Studies at Syracuse University is concerned that President Trump’s proposal to increase military funding by $54 billion hasn’t been carefully thought out.  Federal programs like the EPA, Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid could see drastic cuts in order to give more money to the military. Bill Smullen, at SU’s Maxwell School, said Trump’s priorities seem to conflict with that of his own Secretary of Defense and former Marine Corps General James Mattis.

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The Superintendent of West Genesee Schools says the number of overdoses and deaths from the heroin and opioid epidemic has recently climbed back up in the community after a noticeable drop last year.   Dr. Christopher Brown hopes the help offered at Monday evening's addiction, recovery, and resource  can bring crime and addiction rates down.

The Syracuse City School Board could soon develop a policy requiring new school district hires to live within city limits.  Syracuse Common Councilors passed a resolution today that asks the School Board to create and enact such a residency policy.  The measure was sponsored by Councilor Susan Boyle, who hopes to build on a similar resolution from 2006.

Army Downs Syracuse on Last-Second Goal

Feb 27, 2017

Two of the top five most winningest programs in Division I lacrosse, No. 6 Syracuse and West Point faced off for the 64th time on Saturday. The Black Knights (3-1) came out on top, 14-13, for their 40th victory against the Orange (2-1).

It was the same old story for the comeback kids, this time with a different ending. Last week, Nick Mariano scored with 1.6 seconds left to beat No. 12 Albany. This week it was Army's David Symmes scoring with a half-second remaining to upset the Orange.

Most people have heard of or seen the Jerry Rescue Story and Monument.  You might also know the Mission Restaurant downtown gave safe harbor to escaped slaves, as did other local homes.  In the last part of C-N-Y Unknown Underground, we’ll fill in some interesting details; each historic connection might have had more significance than you know.

This week on The Best of WAER Sports Podcast we take the time to celebrate. First we hear from WAER's Jake Marsh and remember some of the signature wins over the coaching career of Jim Boeheim. 

In the second half, we remember the life of former Syracuse University player Fab Melo.  Drew Carter gives us an inside look at the young Brazilian who was gone too soon.