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Clear Path for Veterans
11:59 am
Wed December 11, 2013

Human Side of War in Iraq Focus of New Book by Veteran at CNY Vets Center

Clear Path for Veterans in Chittenango is designed to be a comfortable place where veterans can gather or receive services.
Credit Chris Bolt/WAER News

  It took Iraq War veteran John Ready of Oneida almost ten years to write about the experiences he went through as part of a civil affairs unit.  But he decided to chronicle the strange, sometimes funny and poignant happenings and thoughts in his book, "Does My Suicide Vest Make Me Look Fat?: A Soldier's Year in Iraq."   

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Trecherous Toys
5:14 pm
Tue December 10, 2013

Some Toys Under the Christmas Tree Could Unwrap an E R Visit, says NYPIRG Study

One item on Trecherous Toys report that claims it could cause facial injuries and packing materials could cause choking.
John Smith/WAER News

Every year, Central New York kids request popular toys during the holiday season for various reasons… maybe it’s the bright colors or the sounds they make.  However, the New York Public Interest Research Group is cautioning parents to beware of parts that pose choking hazards, injuries or even lead poisoning.  

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Entertainment
11:33 am
Tue December 10, 2013

Jazz Journeys - Episode 1

Trumpeter Hugh Masekela

This week on the debut episode of Jazz Journeys, I will discuss the newest release from saxophonist Houston Person as well as vocalist Rene Marie's tribute to the late Eartha Kitt.

Also...we remember former South African President Nelson Mandela with some music from his countryman Hugh Masekela.

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Alliance for Quality Education
7:22 pm
Mon December 9, 2013

Syracuse Teachers, Parents, School Officials Feeling 'the Blues' Over Education Funding, Reform

School Employees and Parents wore blue to indicate their mood about school issues.
Credit Chris Bolt/WAER News

  Teachers, Parents, School Administrators and others wore blue Monday to protest the way public education is being run and funded.  

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HATE CRIME
6:19 pm
Mon December 9, 2013

New York's Highest Court Agrees to Hear Appeal in Syracuse Transgender Murder Case

The late Lateisha Green
Credit transgenderlegal.org

New York State’s highest court has agreed to look at an appeal of a lower court ruling that freed a Syracuse man convicted of the state’s first hate crime.  Back in July, the State Supreme Court’s 4th Appellate Division tossed out the conviction of Dwight DeLee in the 2008 murder of transgender woman Lateisha Green on a technicality.  

Michael Silverman is Executive Director of the Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund in New York City, and has worked with the Green family for the past five years.

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3:24 pm
Mon December 9, 2013

Several Syracuse University Buildings Vandalized

Lead in text: 
Several Syracuse University buildings were vandalized with spray paint overnight.
According to multiple photos being posted to Twitter, several buildings at Syracuse University were vandalized with spray paint overnight, including some with anti-administration messages.Some of the vandalism - such as "#1 in communication/last in free speech" and "$57,000 to take your finals" - appear to attack SU policies.

Jeremy Bernfeld is Harvest Public Media’s multimedia editor and is based at KCUR. New to the Midwest, Jeremy joined Harvest in 2011 from Boston where he helped build wbur.org, named the best news website in the country by the Radio Television Digital News Association. He has covered blizzards and tornadoes and the natural disaster that was the Red Sox’ 2011 season. A proud graduate of Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, Jeremy’s work has appeared in the Boston Globe, the (Falmouth, Maine) Forecaster and on NPR’s Only A Game.

Jazz Journeys

Jazz Journeys  is a weekly podcast where you'll be treated to CD reviews and interview segments from some of the most prominent names in the music industry. 

Host Eric Cohen
Sports
11:10 pm
Sat December 7, 2013

Boeheim: "Ron took so many shots, I thought his arm was sore"

Coach Jim Boeheim talks about the reasoning behind playing the press, disappointment in freshman BJ Johnson and how playing in Madison Square Garden won't be the same.  

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