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5:21 pm
Mon October 28, 2013

Maffei Announces Plan to Improve Education

Representative Dan Maffei speaking on his education plan
Credit Scott Willis / WAER News

Representative Dan Maffei has joined the discussion on education reform by releasing his new plan for strengthening education in Central New York. Also in attendance were local education leaders including the Syracuse Teachers Association President, a transfer counselor from Cayuga Community College and the Vice President of the Syracuse University Student Association.

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Global Community 5-K
1:23 pm
Mon October 28, 2013

Runners Help Out Refugee Programs in Syracuse

Runners were at Willow Bay to raise money for refugee programs
Credit Hannah Warren/WAER News

A group of about 50 runners gathered at Onondaga Lake’s Willow Bay park this weekend for a 5-K race to benefit non-profits working in refugee resettlement.

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3:54 pm
Sun October 27, 2013

Legendary Rock Pioneer Lou Reed Dead at 71

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Legendary rock pioneer and Syracuse University/WAER alumnus, Lou Reed, died Sunday at 71.
Lex van Rossen/MAI/Redferns Lou Reed, a massively influential songwriter and guitarist who helped shape nearly fifty years of rock music, died today. The cause of his death has not yet been released, but Reed underwent a liver transplant in May.
Sports
8:10 pm
Sat October 26, 2013

Keith Pompey talks about Michael Carter-Williams

Philadelphia Inquirer's Keith Pompey talks about Michael Carter-Williams's initial practices, relationship with teammates and his prediction for the Sixers.

 

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Joe Turrisi's Camera Work Seen by Thousands
8:34 am
Sat October 26, 2013

Former WSTM-TV 3 Production Manager Shaped Syracuse TV History

Former WSTM Production Manager and Floor Director, Joe Turrisi
Credit Mark Nicotra

If you've lived long enough in Central New York to remember Channel 3's "Monster Movie Matinee," you've seen the production work of Joe Turrisi.  The former Production Manager and Floor Director died recently at the age of 81.  He built the sets for the show and is featured in a recently completed documentary about it.

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