Stephanie Hughes joined Maryland Morning as a producer in fall 2010. She’s interested in subjects including housing, sustainability, and women’s rights, and she’s covered topics including the practice of midwifery in Maryland and the relationship between the transgender community and larger GLBT community in Baltimore. She’s interested in crowdsourcing and citizen journalism, and completed a fellowship in January 2012 at the Knight Digital Media Center at the Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. She’s reported pieces for Marketplace, The Takeaway, Living on Earth, and Salon.com. Before she found her place in radio, Stephanie worked in the children’s book division of the publishing house Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Home Instead Senior Care
1:42 pm
Fri January 3, 2014

Frigid Weather Could be Dangerous for Seniors: Time to Check In and Help Out

Seniors might need some special attention in the frigid cold weather.
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  Central New Yorkers are being asked during this cold snap to pay a little more attention to residents who might be overlooked.  There are some particular risks seniors face in the icy weather.

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Moving People Transportation Coalition
3:16 pm
Thu January 2, 2014

Interstate 81 Debate Should be Broadened: Mass Transit, Jobs Neighborhoods Part of Solution

Elevated Portion of I-81 continues to spur debate
Credit WAER Archive

  A rally and meeting tonight is trying to broaden the conversation about the future of the Interstate 81 bridge through Syracuse.  The Moving People Transportation Coalition believes just talking about replacing or removing the elevated portion of the highway is not enough.  

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CNY ALSO BRACES FOR FRIGID COLD
3:08 pm
Thu January 2, 2014

Winter Storm Causes Governor Cuomo to Issue State of Emergency

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Credit NYS Office of Emergency Management website

A winter storm that’s been called ‘Hercules’ is really packing a punch over the Northeast and has also been making its presence known here in Central New York. Frigid cold temperatures are forecasted to plunge to around zero with windchills dropping to minus ten to 20 below.  In advance of the storm on Thursday, Governor Andrew Cuomo Activated the State Emergency Operations Center.  He also issued a State of Emergency Thursday night.  An emergency management team continues tracking the frigid weather to decide where snowplows and other storm resources are needed. 

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Before coming to New Hampshire, NHPR health reporter Rachel Gotbaum was at WBUR Boston and at KQED-FM in San Francisco. She has also worked as a correspondent for the San Francisco Chronicle. Gotbaum has filed stories for NPR, The New York Times, Marketplace, and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. She is an adjunct professor at Emerson College in Boston. A graduate of Wesleyan University, Gotbaum earned her Masters in Journalism at the University of California-Berkeley. She is an avid fan of food and cooking.

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NYS UNVEILS NEW WINTER TOURISM PROMO CAMPAIGN
1:18 pm
Wed January 1, 2014

NYS Tourism Gets $4 Billion Dollar Boost from 'I Love NY' Campaign in 2013

The winter 'I Love New York' promo campaign will focus on the slopes and snowmobiling trails.
Credit 'I Love NY' website.

A lot more people visited New York State in 2013… even more in-state residents became tourists themselves; bringing in billions in extra tourism revenue.  Looking ahead in 2014, Governor Andrew Cuomo unveiled this week the State intends to keep the momentum going.  The Governor says last year’s investment on tourism really paid off.

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Ben Bradford is a city kid, who came to Charlotte from San Francisco by way of New York, Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles. Prior to his career in journalism, Ben spent time as an actor, stuntman, viral marketer, and press secretary for a Member of Congress. He graduated from UCLA in 2005 with a degree in theater and from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism in 2012. As a reporter, his work has been featured on NPR, WNYC, the BBC, and Public Radio International.

Sarah Cwiek joined Michigan Radio in October, 2009. As our Detroit reporter, she is helping us expand our coverage of the economy, politics, and culture in and around the city of Detroit. Before her arrival at Michigan Radio, Sarah worked at WDET-FM as a reporter and producer.

Rehab Tech Prosthetics
2:17 pm
Tue December 31, 2013

Family Business Celebrates 25 Years Helping People Walk, Function & Live

Terry Hall of Rehab Tech holds advanced knee and foot prosthetic
Chris Bolt/WAER News

As 2013 comes to a close, a Syracuse family business marks 25 years in a highly specialized medical field.  WAER’s Chris Bolt reports Rehab-Tech has helped numerous people walk, function or otherwise conquer amputations and other crippling medical problems.

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Arts & Culture
1:43 pm
Tue December 31, 2013

Gamers, Your Video Games are Considered Art !

A video game exhibit at the Everson Museum takes us back to the Atari 2600 days in the 80's !
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Taking a trip back to look at video game technology is a few clicks away at the Everson Museum in Syracuse.  A traveling exhibit is bringing back some old favorites.  WAER’s Resident Gamer, John Smith reports.

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