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2014 NYS Budget Proposal
6:36 pm
Tue January 21, 2014

Cuomo Budget Proposal Holds Down Spending, Makes Many Promises

Gov Cuomo laid out his budget proposal Tuesday, starting the negotiation process with Assembly and Senate.
Credit NCPR.org

  Property owners and businesses, schools and hospitals, local governments and law enforcement – all were addressed with specific programs in Andrew Cuomo’s latest budget proposal.  

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CITIZENS UNITED DECISION
3:51 pm
Tue January 21, 2014

CNY Group Vows to Overturn High Court Ruling Granting "Corporate Personhood."

Emily Bishop, at microphone, organizer with New Yorkers Against Fracking; behind her is Michael Messina-Yauchzy, co-chair of Syracuse/CNY Move to Amend.
Credit Scott Willis / WAER News

Central New Yorkers opposed to the U-S Supreme Court’s Citizens United Decision marked the 4th anniversary of the ruling Tuesday by vowing to overturn it.  Supporters of the group Move to Amend want a constitutional amendment that would reverse what they say is corporations growing financial and corrupting influence on elections.   Group co-chair Michael Messina-Yauchzy  says we need to remember the first words of the constitution. 

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NOT TOO CLOSE. THIS IS LAVA!
9:58 am
Tue January 21, 2014

Frigid Cold on the Way No Match for Lava Experiment at Syracuse University

Lava gets tipped from a furnace.
John Smith / WAER News

There’s another frigid burst of weather chilling down Syracuse.  But one science experiment is really heating things up… by about 2,100 degrees on the SU hill.  There was one ‘hot spot’ to be found on Monday near Manley Field House.  An outdoor furnace with a bright, orange glow.

Listen to the Lava Experiment story here.

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MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY
4:09 pm
Mon January 20, 2014

Dozens Honor MLK Jr's Legacy With Day of Service to Help the Needy

Volunteers sort clothes and pack boxes at the food and clothing drive.
Credit James Johnson / WAER News

Dozens of people packed into a Syracuse union hall Monday morning with the less fortunate on their minds.  This year's Martin Luther King Junior holiday marks the 14th annual day of service food and clothing drive.  Volunteers  sorted donations, packed boxes, and loaded cars.  Helen Hudson is the AFL-CIO Community Services Liaison with the United Way, which organize the drive.   

One of the fraternities on hand was Omega Psi Phi.   This is Brother Leroy Antoine's second year.   

Volunteers like Antoine used their day off school or work to contribute to the cause. 

 

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Sports
8:23 pm
Sat January 18, 2014

Tyler Ennis' late game heroics save Syracuse from their rebounding woes

Marc Weber talks to Matt Appel and Jarret Leist about the improved offensive play for Rakeem Christmas, shooting struggles for Trevor Cooney and what Gerry McNamara had to say about Tyler Ennis

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