Sports
10:11 pm
Sat November 16, 2013

James Gloria Florida State Report 11/16

WAER's James Gloria spoke to Marc Weber and Zack Molle about injury updates, Jameis Winston and a former little league teammate's of James who is now getting reps at quarterback for the Seminoles.

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David Gilkey is a staff photographer and video editor for NPR, covering both national and international news. He has produced award-winning photo essays, videos and multimedia presentations for NPR.org, as well as radio reports for NPR.

As one of the first unilateral journalists to move into Afghanistan and the first to cross the border into Iraq while embedded with the U.S. Army, Gilkey has covered the war on terrorism since the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. In that time, he has made numerous trips back to both countries most recently covering U.S. operations in southern Afghanistan.

AMERICA RECYCLES DAY
4:38 pm
Fri November 15, 2013

Don't Throw Away Those Old Sheets

Credit America Recycles Day.org

Onondaga County is already rising above the rest of the nation to recycle paper, plastic bottles and metal cans.  

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Sports
1:26 pm
Fri November 15, 2013

Syracuse Faces Challenge in #2 Florida State

The SU defense swarms a Wake Forest running back
Credit USA Today Sports, 2013

Syracuse (5-4, 3-2) football is just one win away from locking up a bowl game, but that victory will be hard to get this weekend as the Orange faces 2nd ranked Florida State (9-0, 7-0).

While Florida State may be 38.5 point favorites in the game, ‘Cuse enters this weekend allowing only three points in its last two games. The Orange’s defense has been in great form as SU travels down to Tallahassee.

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Community Theater
7:07 pm
Thu November 14, 2013

Redhouse LAB Theater Featured in Community Foundation Week

The LAB theater space at the Redhouse Arts Center
Credit John Smith and Kate Capodanno / WAER News

A local foundation and theater have come together  to improve access to the arts for up-and-coming performers and audiences.  The Central New York Community Foundation recently awarded the Redhouse a $25,000 grant to construct a "lab" theater space, which provides public performance space for educational programming.  The grant and planned uses for the theater were highlighted as part of Community Foundation Week.

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Water Quality
6:48 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

Clinton Wastewater Project Nears Completion

Construction on the Clinton CSO
Credit Save the Rain

The waste water storage facility being built in Armory Square is on track to be up and running by early 2014.   Work on the Clinton Combined Sewer Overflow, or CSO, began in 2011 on the former trolley lot between the elevated railroad and Onondaga creek.  GHD Consulting is the design engineer for the facility.

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Local News
5:50 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

Tech Garden Opens New "Power Up" Room

The new Power Up room at the Tech Garden
Credit John Smith / WAER

Central New York’s High Tech entrepreneurs have a new space to “power up” at the Tech Garden.   The new “Power Up” room, sponsored by the National Grid, includes workstations, whiteboard walls, and interchangeable murals and banners.   Regional Executive Melanie Littlejohn says the space is designed to attract start-ups to develop advancements in green and clean technology.

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Eric Deggans is NPR's first full-time TV critic.

Deggans came to NPR in 2013 from the Tampa Bay Times, where he served a TV/Media Critic and in other roles for nearly 20 years. A journalist for more than 20 years, he is also the author of Race-Baiter: How the Media Wields Dangerous Words to Divide a Nation, a look at how prejudice, racism and sexism fuels some elements of modern media, published in October 2012, by Palgrave Macmillan.

Casey Miner is an audio producer and senior editor for KALW’s award-winning news, arts, and culture program Crosscurrents. She’s contributed work to NPR, Marketplace, Mother Jones, The Takeaway, Transportation Nation and PopUp Magazine. If you like rollover fires, fermenting cabbage, and/or taxidermy-in-progress, she suggests you also check out The Field Trip Podcast. Casey is a graduate of the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism and enjoys talking with people at length about what exactly they do all day. 

 

 

Geriatric Mental Health
4:03 pm
Tue November 12, 2013

Depression, Memory Loss and Other Mental Health Could Hurt Seniors' Physical Health

Dr. Steve Bartels talks to WAER's Jane Hong about improving mental health services for older Central New Yorkers.
Credit John Smith/WAER News

  Seniors in Central New York who aren’t having their mental health conditions addressed and a lack of prevention are likely contributing to rising healthcare costs.  A Geriatric Mental Health Community Action Initiative brought together members in Syracuse today to discuss the issues.  

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