Arts & Culture
6:18 pm
Fri January 24, 2014

SU Professor's Literary Detective Work Uncovers 400-year-old Play

Syracuse University Spanish Professor Alejandro Garcia-Reidy was working with the University of Barcelona on the research.
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A Syracuse University Spanish Professor uncovered a work of great historical significance during research in Madrid, Spain.  The finding might be interesting to both historians and the arts.

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Alice Fordham is an NPR International Correspondent based in Beirut, Lebanon.

In this role, she reports on Lebanon, Syria and many of the countries throughout the Middle East.

Before joining NPR in 2014, Fordham covered the Middle East for five years, reporting for The Washington Post, the Economist, The Times and other publications. She has worked in wars and political turmoil but also amid beauty, resilience and fun.

In 2011, Fordham was a Stern Fellow at the Washington Post. That same year she won the Next Century Foundation's Breakaway award, in part for an investigation into Iraqi prisons.

Fordham graduated from Cambridge University with a Bachelor of Arts in Classics.

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Entertainment
12:31 am
Fri January 24, 2014

Jazz Journeys - Episode 6

Billie Holiday

From the birthdays of Jimmy Cobb, Antonio Carlos Jobim and Benny Golson to a historic recording from Lady Day as well as a significant 1965 recording from the Miles Davis quintet, this episode of Jazz Journeys takes you on an excursion through some of the people and events that shaped this week in jazz history.

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DRONE WARFARE
7:01 pm
Thu January 23, 2014

Drone Protesters Trial Continues in DeWitt

Protesters demonstrate at the Hancock Air Base
Credit Upstate Drone Action

After nearly a three-week break, the trial for 16 protesters of drone warfare resumed Thursday at DeWitt town court.  The defendants, known initially as the Hancock 17, were arrested in October of 2012 after they blocked three gates at Hancock Air National Guard Base.  

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ST. JOSEPH'S HOSPITAL WILL BE THE LOCATION
3:56 pm
Thu January 23, 2014

St. Marianne Cope to be Honored with a Shrine and Museum in Syracuse.

St. Marianne Cope
Credit Sisters of St. Francis / St. Joseph's Hospital. / John Smith / WAER News

Saint Mother Marianne Cope will be honored at a new Shrine and Museum at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Syracuse, the healthcare center she founded. Her legacy and life has been brought through the forefront in recent years following the Canonization process and her confirmation to Sainthood at the Vatican. There’s been confirmed evidence she healed ill patients.

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For 25 years, Maria Hinojosa has helped tell America’s untold stories and brought to light unsung heroes in America and abroad. In April 2010, Hinojosa launched The Futuro Media Group with the mission to produce multiplatform, community-based journalism that respects and celebrates the cultural richness of the American Experience. She is currently reporting for “Frontline” on immigration detention.

JOB MARKET
6:28 pm
Wed January 22, 2014

Immediate Openings Greet CNY Job Seekers at Opportunity Fair

Job seekers crowd into a room at the Liverpool Holiday Inn Wednesday.
Credit Kaitlyn Richards / WAER News

A packed room of job seekers had the chance to make the right connection in Liverpool Wednesday.  That’s just what Congressmember Dan Maffei hoped for when he arranged the Job and Opportunity Fair.    Inficon was among many companies that have immediate openings.  Human Resources director Sue Magary has 10 to 12 openings because business is doing well.

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Syracuse basketball
8:26 am
Wed January 22, 2014

Even as it feels like the Big East, the ACC makes Syracuse fans happy

This group of Syracuse fans gets ready at Rosie's to watch the Orange beat Pittsburgh. Rich Baniewicz, center, sports a special Life is Fair t-shirt.
Credit Mark Bialczak

This first season in the Atlantic Coast Conference for the Syracuse men's basketball team has been an interesting animal.

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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.
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  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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