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11:46 am
Fri December 20, 2013

Jazz Journeys - Episode 3 Jingle Jazz

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

On this holiday edition of Jazz Journeys, I dip into our bag of jazz goodies and introduce you to 5 Christmas songs that you might not be all that familiar with plus one extra bonus surprise at the end.  Take a listen and best wishes for the holiday season and New Year ahead.

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Stopping Texting-while-Driving
10:16 pm
Thu December 19, 2013

Texting While Driving Could Be Reduced by Device from Insurance Company

Could your auto insurance keep your teen from texting while driving?
Credit safetextingcampaign.com

  An insurance company got the go-ahead from New York State to use some new technology to cut down on dangerous texting-while-driving.  

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Affordable Care Act
7:48 pm
Thu December 19, 2013

Health Care Seekers in CNY Face Several Different Deadlines that Need Explaining

Patient navigators at ACR Health in CNY helping people understand the new health care law.

  Deadlines are rapidly approaching for Central New Yorkers looking for healthcare. With the new Affordable Health Care Act, people need to be aware of rules and important dates that are looming. 

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 Cheri is a broadcast producer, anchor, reporter, announcer and talk show host with over 25 years of experience. For three years, she was the local host of Morning Edition on WMUB-FM at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Cheri produced and hosted local talk shows and news stories for the station for nine years. Prior to that, she produced and co-hosted a local talk show on WVXU, Cincinnati for nearly 15 years. Cheri has won numerous awards from the Public Radio News Directors Association, the Ohio and Kentucky Associated Press, and both the Cincinnati and Ohio chapters of the Society for Professional Journalists.

Holiday Sales
6:27 pm
Wed December 18, 2013

Is Holiday Shopping the Only Time You "Buy Local?"

Large chain retailers may have better luck leveraging mobile shopping applications
Credit Anne Bolt / WAER News

The holiday shopping season is now in full swing, but while it’s true a snowy winter wonderland can get consumers in the Christmas shopping spirit, New York State Retail Council Vice President Ted Potrikus cautions that the chilly weather can result in some frustrating situations for retailers: 

With Christmas now just a week away, procrastinating consumers are simply running out of time - and even the most treacherous weather around New York State isn’t stopping that final Christmas rush.  

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EXTENDED INTERVIEW
4:55 pm
Wed December 18, 2013

Pat Hogan Reflects on Run For Mayor, Time on Council

Outgoing Syracuse Common Councilor Pat Hogan

This week’s Syracuse Common Council Meeting marked the last for second district councilor Pat Hogan.  He’s represented parts of the city’s north and west sides for eight years, and term limits kept him from running again. But Hogan DID run for mayor, ultimately conceding he couldn’t win against a well-funded, party backed incumbent.   

Pat Hogan’s final term representing the Syracuse Common Council’s Second District ends December 31st.  He’ll be succeeded by Chad Ryan.  

 

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Education
11:43 am
Wed December 18, 2013

FM Students Visit WAER

Students getting situated in WAER's talk studio

 Two groups of 6th graders from Eagle Hill middle school in the Fayetteville-Manlius school district visited WAER today for a tour of the station and to record their annual radio production of "A Christmas Carol".  The trip was arranged by teachers Kent Jeffery and Carol Borg.   WAER's Cora Thomas and Eric Cohen assisted with the recording.

Matt Stiles is a data editor for NPR's news apps team.

In this role he is responsible for obtaining and analyzing databases and using them to help the team tell interactive stories on npr.org. He also works with reporters and editors in the newsroom to help them understand the data they encounter on their beats.

Crisis for Elderly Caregivers
7:21 pm
Tue December 17, 2013

New York One of Worst States (48th) in Supporting Caregivers of the Elderly

AARP and other groups release report and recommendations on problems facing family and other non-paid caregivers.
Credit Chris Bolt/WAER News

  More than half the people over 50 in Onondaga County might soon be spending as much as a full-time job caring for sick or invalid relatives.  Elderly advocate groups released a study Tuesday that shows caregivers are in crisis.  

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