Music Review
10:53 am
Thu July 11, 2013

Jacqui Naylor - A Voice We Like

Jacqui Naylor East/West

What was the most recent CD (album) you listened to all the way through, and then said to yourself - "hey - I wanna listen to that again, right now" - ?  For me, it's the second CD in vocalist Jacqui Naylor's 2-CD release, "Live East / West" (2005 Ruby Star Records). On the second CD, recorded live at Yoshi's in Oakland, CA. Jacqui performs some sweet originals, especially her love song to San Francisco, "City By the Bay," plus several intriguing covers.

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10:30 am
Thu July 11, 2013

Porcine Epidemic Migrates to U.S.

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A new virus migrating to the U.S. could cause pork prices to rise.
DENVER -- Pork prices may be on the rise in the next few months because of a new virus that has migrated to the U.S, killing piglets in 15 states at an alarming rate in facilities where it has been reported.
Cycling Erie Canal
9:17 pm
Wed July 10, 2013

Day 4 of Canal Ride: CNY History and Successes, Beautiful Local Scenery

Seneca Falls' busy downtown shows how tourism has boosted the economy, where manufacturing, which utilized the Seneca-Cayuga and Erie Canal, once flourished
Chris Bolt/WAER News

Riders in Cycling the Erie Canal traveled from tourism location Seneca Falls through CNY natural beauty to the historic Camillus Erie Canal Park Wednesday. 

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7:11 pm
Wed July 10, 2013

New State Fair Exhibit to Tell the Story of Onondaga Lake

State Agriculture Commissioner Darryl Aubertine speaks at a news conference announcing the Onondaga Lake exhibit at the New York State Fair.
Credit Christian Bersani/WAER News

The story of Onondaga Lake including all of its blemishes will be on display for visitors to this year’s New York State Fair.  A new three-thousand square foot exhibit in the Center of Progress building will chronicle the lake’s past as the ancestral grounds of the Onondaga people to its ongoing recovery from decades of industrial and municipal pollution.   SUNY E-S-F President Neil Murphy says the space will allow visitors an interactive, hands-on experience.

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Frank Malfitano Music Fans to Share Their Thoughts
2:45 pm
Wed July 10, 2013

JazzFest Producer says the "Festival Universe" is Changing

Credit Courtesy Syracuse JazzFest

Just days after JazzFest at Jamesville Beach, Producer Frank Malfitano wants fans to share their thoughts.  He stopped by the WAER studios to give us his take which is quite candid.  Overall, he feels the festival went very well and the performers he says were really into it.  Click here to listen to a WAER web exclusive interview with Malfitano.

Although Malfitano is still crunching the numbers, it looks as though the 375-thousand dollar festival that is free to attend will break even this year.   

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