Obesity Study
2:43 pm
Wed August 21, 2013

New York Among Leanest States, but Waistlines Still a Growing Problem

New York Ranks 47th in adult obesity study...but still almost one-in-four adults seriously overweight.
Credit Debate.org

New York State – and particularly Upstate – has lower obesity rates than just about every other state in the nation.  A new study credits policies and attitudes in New York…but it comes with a caution. 


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2:31 pm
Wed August 21, 2013

HBO Documentary on Marty Glickman Premiers in New York City

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Veteran broadcaster Marty Glickman, Syracuse University class of 1939, is the subject of a new documentary produced by HBO.
An HBO documentary set to premiere Saturday, Aug. 24, will thrust Syracuse University into the national spotlight for all the right reasons, all due to a very talented man.
10:42 am
Wed August 21, 2013

Lorde's Hot Summer Hit "Royals"

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16 year old New Zealand native, Ella Yelich-O'Connor and her band Lorde perform one of the biggest hits of the summer, "Royals"
More Favorite Sessions More Favorite Sessions NPR Music takes musicians out of the concert hall and off the beaten path for a series of surprising performances. Live performances from some of today's best bands, recorded exclusively by All Songs Considered.

Originally from Milwaukee, Hilary Stohs-Krause has called Lincoln, Nebraska home for the last several years. She's a multimedia reporter and producer for NET News (Nebraska NPR/PBS), focusing on minority communities, women's issues and rural life.

President Obama To Speak
6:08 pm
Tue August 20, 2013

Hundreds of Central New Yorkers Receive Their "Golden Ticket" to See the President Speak

The first people in line, (from left) Lynn Basile with her son and Rosario Anamari with her family.
Credit Chenelle Terry, WAER News

Hundreds of Central New Yorkers stood in line outside Sunnycrest Ice Rink for a ticket to see President Obama speak at Henninger High School this Thursday.  Their excitement filled the air. 

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Sadie Babits is Boise State Public Radio’s news director. She has nearly 15 years of experience working in public radio from hosting shows to reporting and editing.  Sadie got her start in public radio at BSPR as a student reporter while attending Boise State University. She became the station’s first news director years later.  She feels honored to lead the state’s premier public radio newsroom and to work with a talented team.

Valerie studies Newspaper Online Journalism at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.  She began reporting for WAER in 2008.  Two years later, she started helping produce the afternoon state and local newscasts.  Then, her passion for radio led her to report and anchor local news for KBEC 1390-AM in Waxahachie, TX from 2011 – 2012.  After returning to WAER, she jumped right back in as assistant producer and weekend reporter.  Now, she’s primarily interested in multimedia journalism, telling stories through print, photography and audio for the web.  But you can still hear her this fall, as Friday’s host for All Things Considered.  She enjoys the beautiful scenery around Syracuse.  And she loves serving Central New Yorkers! 

SYRACUSE MAYORAL RACE
6:45 pm
Mon August 19, 2013

Syracuse Mayoral Candidate Pat Hogan Releases Plan to Rebuild Neigborhoods

Neighborhood Watch pioneer Fran Hunter, Hogan Campaign staffer Raymond Blackwell, and candidate Pat Hogan at his campaign headquarters.
Credit Scott Willis, WAER News

Syracuse mayoral candidate Pat Hogan wrapped up his weekly policy agenda announcements Monday by unveiling his plan to re-build the city’s neighborhoods.  


In previous weeks, Hogan has released his plans for improving education, equal rights, public safety, and jobs and the economy.  Hogan says focusing on the social fabric of the city is also important. 


Hogan says he’ll be just as engaged and accessible when he’s mayor as he is as common councilor.  Alfonso Davis is also in the race to try and unseat incumbent Stephanie Miner. 

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Syracuse Police
2:40 pm
Mon August 19, 2013

Police Taser Policy Draws Questions at Syracuse Common Council Meeting after Shock of Disabled Man

Barrie Gewanter of the New York Civil Liberties Union addresses Common Council meeting on police taser-use policy, that drew disabled advocates.
Credit Chris Bolt/WAER News

The incident of Syracuse police using a taser on a man on a Centro bus has raised questions about use of force policies.  Among the complaints are charges that top city officials are ignoring the issue.

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