STEM Education
11:17 am
Thu October 17, 2013

Science Teaching Doesn't Have to be Dry as CNY Students Learn Through Music

ESM Middle School students dumped applesauce on a teacher's head, all in the name of science during the FMA Live (Force equals Mass times Acceleration) performance.
Credit Chris Bolt/WAER News

A program put together by NASA and Honeywell is trying to get middle and high school students in Central New York more interested in science.  Sixth graders at Pine Grove Middle School in Eastwood got the message Wednesday.

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Eat to Live Food Cooperative Ribbon Cutting
2:28 pm
Tue October 15, 2013

A Healthy Food Alternative for Syracuse's Southside Neighborhoods Opens

John Smith WAER

An old barn that was razed on South Salina Street on Syracuse’s Southside is now the address of the Eat to Live Food Cooperative.  The décor of the store is just as colorful as the produce on the shelves.  It's a dream come true for The Southside Community Coalition and Syracuse University's South Side Initiative Office.  Organizers feel it will make shopping for healthy foods more accessible in the neighborhood.  President Shirley Rowser says customers will also become more informed about their own food choices.

 

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Harvest Public Media's reporter at NET News, where he started as Morning Edition host in 2008. He joined Harvest Public Media in July 2012. Grant has visited coal plants, dairy farms, horse tracks and hospitals to cover a variety of stories. Before going to Nebraska, Grant studied mass communication as a grad student at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and completed his undergrad at Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa. He grew up on a farm in southwestern Iowa where he listened to public radio in the tractor, but has taken up city life in Lincoln, Neb.

After nearly a decade as an award-winning Foreign Correspondent with NPR's international desk, Eric Westervelt returned in September 2013 to domestic news with a new national beat covering American education as an Education Correspondent.

In this role, he covers the news, issues, and trends in classrooms across the country, from pre-K to higher education. He has a strong interest in the multiple ways in which technology is disrupting traditional pedagogy.

Westervelt recently returned from a 2013 John S Knight Journalism Fellowship at Stanford University. The fellowship focused on journalistic innovation, leadership, entrepreneurship and the future of news.

DRONE DEBATE
6:52 pm
Mon October 14, 2013

Two Drone Protestors Bring Stories of Afghanistan to Syracuse

A MQ9 Reaper - the type of drone flown out of Hancock Air Base

Two peace advocates who’ve made several trips to Afghanistan are in Syracuse to share their observations…and join protests against the use of military drones.  Kathy Kelly traveled with the group “Voices of Creative Nonviolence" and saw people struggling economically after four decades of war.
 

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Sports
1:50 pm
Sun October 13, 2013

Syracuse Notches First ACC Win

Orange RB Prince-Tyson Gulley breaks free. He rushed for over 100 yards for the first time since the Pinstripe Bowl.
Credit syracuse.com, 2013

The Orange (3-3) edged NC State (3-3) 24-10 Saturday, earning its first ACC victory in school history. Both offenses struggled to find any rhythm early on, but the SU rushing attack of Jerome Smith and Prince-Tyson Gulley turned it on to pull away from the Wolfpack in the 4th quarter. Smith led the team with 140 yards on the ground, while Gulley was right behind him with 132.

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CYBER SECURITY
6:02 pm
Fri October 11, 2013

Don't Be A Victim, Keep Your Information Safe

New York State is trying to get ahead of the growing number of people who are after all sorts of personal and other valuable data. 

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