Character Education
3:07 pm
Fri September 6, 2013

A Cleveland, NY Elementary School Finds Building Character Boosts Performance

Cleveland Elem Students get a healthy dose of character education as school starts.
Credit Chris Bolt/WAER News

Public Schools started this week…and one Central New York school is trying to pack in much more than the Core Curriculum.  Cleveland Elementary in Oswego County has a commitment to “Character Education.”

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TAX REFORM
7:26 pm
Thu September 5, 2013

Local Businesses Voice Discontent at Tax Hearings

Senators Carl Marcellino, John DeFrancisco, Dave Valesky
Credit Scott Willis / WAER

In a hearing Thursday to discuss ways to reduce and reform the state’s taxes, a theme emerged:  Syracuse-area business owners say the state’s high tax burden and shrinking population make it tempting to do business elsewhere. 

The Pioneer Companies development firm has been based here for four generations, but Chairman Michael Falcone testified he’s had to branch out to ten other states.  He says that gives him a solid basis of comparison:

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10:43 am
Thu September 5, 2013

Buddhist Monk to Discuss World Hunger at SU

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One of the United States' most renown Buddhist Monks, Bhikkhu Bodhi, is making a rare appearance at Syracuse University on September 16, 2013 in Hendricks Chapel. His visit kicks off a local hunger initiative.
The Venerable Bhikkhu Bodhi, one of the United States' most renowned Buddhist monks, is making a rare appearance at Syracuse University. He will present the Syracuse Symposium event "Engaged Buddhism: Listening and Responding to World Hunger" on Monday, Sept. 16, at 5:30 p.m. in Hendricks Chapel, and will lead an SU Humanities Center-Mini Seminar on Tuesday, Sept.

Jessica Jones covers both the legislature in Raleigh and politics across the state. Before her current assignment, Jessica was given the responsibility to open up WUNC's first Greensboro Bureau at the Triad Stage in 2009. She's a seasoned public radio reporter who's covered everything from education to immigration, and she's a regular contributor to NPR's news programs. Jessica started her career in journalism in Egypt, where she freelanced for international print and radio outlets. After stints in Washington, D.C. with Voice of America and NPR, Jessica joined the staff of WUNC in 1999. She is a graduate of Yale University.

Erin Williams has joined St Louis Public Radio as a Fellowship Producer, where she will be creating stories centered around regional race matters, as well as diversity and culture. Prior to arriving in St. Louis, Erin Worked as an editorial aide and staff writer at The Washington Post, covering arts, culture, and entertainment for the Style section and was a reporter for the site The Root âââ

Mayoral Election
6:51 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

Maneuvering for November Election Results in Lawsuit

Tom Dadey
Credit CNYGop.com

A Syracuse University political science expert says the maneuvering by Onondaga County Republicans to keep a ballot line open in November without naming a candidate could work for and against the party. 


Professor Grant Reeher of the Maxwell School of Citizenship says it is a bit unusual, and could also be risky:

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Building & Trade Education
5:00 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

Syracuse Schools Revive Welding Program, Instructor Sees Field Growing

Nate Bowman has taken over teaching duties at the SCSD Welding Program.
Credit Chris Bolt/WAER News

The start of school could also be the start of a career for Syracuse students who take part in a trade program.  Sparks are flying in the shop as the Syracuse Central School District is reviving welding instruction.


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Save the Rain
3:54 pm
Tue September 3, 2013

Onon County Taxpayers Will Pay More for 'Save the Rain' Projects

County approves suburban Save the Rain projects like this Westcott Street construction
Credit WAER News

Onondaga County taxpayers will be spending $2 million more this year on projects meant to keep rainwater from flooding the sewer system.  The County Legislature approved the money for additional “Save the Rain” projects…even though the program has its own budget.

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