Entertainment
11:07 pm
Thu April 3, 2014

Jazz Journeys - Episode 11

Bob Dorough

In Part 2 of my interview with the legendary pianist, composer and singer Bob Dorough, we touch on a variety of topics including Bob's feelings about the term "vocalese", his friendship with Miles Davis and a certain number that falls between 2 and 4.

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PUBLIC HEALTH
11:30 am
Thu April 3, 2014

Onondaga County Health Commissioner to Resign

County Health Commissioner Dr. Cynthia Morrow addresses the media Thursday.
Credit Scott Willis / WAER News

Onondaga County Health Commissioner Dr. Cynthia Morrow says she’s never been more passionate about public health…which could be why she’s decided to resign. 

 She told the media Thursday she strongly disagrees with plans to move the division of child and maternal health from her department to the new department of child and family services. 

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SCOTUS RULING
6:06 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

Supreme Court Decision Raises Roof on Political Contributions

Move to Amend protests the Citizens United decision in August 2012
Credit Move to Amend

Rallies are being held in Syracuse and across the country today in reaction to the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down overall limits on political contributions.  The 5 to 4 ruling in McCutcheon vs. FEC allows a single donor to give up to $3.5 million per election cycle to a political party.  The court’s majority said the previous $123,200 cap violated the First Amendment.  

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Speaker Tonight @ Civic Center
3:33 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

How the I-81 Replacement Project Might Learn from Boston's 'Big Dig'

The start of a speaker series about the future of Interstate 81 takes place tonight at Civic Center

Boston University Professor Virginia Greiman shares her experiences as a consultant on Boston's Big Dig road project tonight at a presentation and Q & A session in the Onondaga County Civic Center.  It's meant to provide some insight into the process Syracuse is going through with the necessary replacement for Interstate 81'S elevated portion

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Arts & Culture
8:23 am
Wed April 2, 2014

The New Destiny USA Wing Hops with Live Local Music

World of Beer
Credit Mark Bialczak

Walk past the new bar World of Beer on Wednesday through Saturday nights, and that corridor on the top floor of Destiny USA resembles an open air corner bar.

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Onondaga Lake Development
5:51 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

Onondaga County Legislature Approves Environmental Study for Lakeshore Amphitheater

Rendering for a proposed amphitheater on Onondaga Lake's western shore.
Credit Scott Willis, WAER News

The idea of an amphitheater on the shores of Onondaga Lake has taken one step  (if not toward construction, at least toward seeing if it’s feasible).  County lawmakers approved on Tuesday beginning the environmental review process.

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Natl Child Abuse Prevention Month
3:52 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

Former Miss America Shares Child Abuse Story to Kick-off Observance

McMahon Ryan Child Advocacy Center kicked off National Child Abuse Prevention Month
Credit Chenelle Terry/WAER News

A former Miss America is in Syracuse to help kick-off National Child Abuse Prevention Month.  Marilyn Van Debur shared a personal message to stop the harm to children.

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Third Annual Valor Day Helps Veterans Transition
6:33 pm
Mon March 31, 2014

SU Law School Event Provides Free Legal and Career Services to Veterans

The College of Law will provide legal and vocational assistance at its third Valor Day this Saturday, April 5th
Credit Veterans Issues, Support Initiative and Outreach Network

The Syracuse University College of Law will again partner with the Veterans Issues, Support Initiative and Outreach Network (VISION) to host its third Valor Day this Saturday, April 5. As a way of giving back to those who have served, law students, alumni and local volunteers will provide free legal and advocacy services for veterans, service members and their families.  

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WAER Celebrates Jazz Appreciation Month

Special Programming

Eric Cohen's Afternoon Jazz Features

Sports
8:05 pm
Sat March 29, 2014

Wrap Up of the New Look ACC Tournament

Marc Weber discusses the many oddities of this year's ACC Tournament including new teams, a new champ and a potential new location

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