High School Achievers
2:45 pm
Wed August 28, 2013

Intensive Program Helps Corcoran High Schoolers Buck Low-Graduation Trend

Syracuse's Corcoran High School is the only school in the region offering the intensive International Baccalaureate Program.
Credit SCSD

Many can tell you about poor graduation rates and behavioral problems at Syracuse high schools.  Here's a  look at what might be the most rigorous academic program in the Syracuse area.

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Live Music
11:35 am
Wed August 28, 2013

Dianne Reeves Opens Legends of Jazz

Dianne Reeves performs live.
Credit Paulo Borgia

Dianne Reeves, the acclaimed American singer and songwriter, is one of the most prominent forces in modern jazz. Born in Detroit, Michigan and raised in Denver, Colorado, Reeves has been surrounded by music her entire life. Her musical career has included an exploration of traditional jazz, Latin-American music, world music, and more. She has produced an influential discography 19 records deep, the latest studio album being "When You Know", released in 2008.

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I joined the WAER team during my freshman year at Syracuse University, largely unsure of what I planned to study. Since then, working with the station has allowed me to understand with more confidence and clarity what I wish to do with the rest of my life. It has been my pleasure to complete creative projects alongside a team as inspired as the WAER staff. On the way, I have, oddly enough, found a genuine passion for design. Thanks to my continuing work at WAER, I intend to complete a degree in Graphic Design and Information Management & Technology. I am very grateful that WAER has afforded me the exciting opportunity to explore these disciplines in a professional environment. My schoolwork and my work with WAER keep me busy, but I do find time for other activities on campus.

Steve has been with VPR since 1994, first serving as host of VPR’s public affairs program and then as a reporter, based in Central Vermont. Many VPR listeners recognize Steve for his special reports from Iran, providing a glimpse of this country that is usually hidden from the rest of the world. Prior to working with VPR, Steve served as program director for WNCS for 17 years, and also worked as news director for WCVR in Randolph. A graduate of Northern Arizona University, Steve also worked for stations in Phoenix and Tucson before moving to Vermont in 1972. Steve was honored in 2007 with two national Edward R. Murrow Awards for his reporting on VPR.

Robin Hilton is the producer and co-host for the popular NPR Music show All Songs Considered.

In addition to his work on All Songs, Hilton produces NPR Music live concerts and festival coverage across the country, including live broadcasts and webcasts from the Bonnaroo and Sasquatch festivals, South by Southwest and the Newport Folk Festival.

Prior to joining NPR in 2000, Hilton co-founded Small Good Thing Productions, a non-profit production company for independent film, radio and music in Athens, GA.

Hilton lived and worked in Japan as a translator for the government, and taught English as a second language to junior high school students.

Dustin Dwyer is a reporter for a new project at Michigan Radio that will look at improving economic opportunities for low-income children. Previously, he worked as an online journalist for Changing Gears, as a freelance reporter and as Michigan Radio's West Michigan Reporter. Before he joined Michigan Radio, Dustin interned at NPR's Talk of the Nation, wrote freelance stories for The Jackson Citizen-Patriot and completed a Reporting & Writing Fellowship at the Poynter Institute.

Medicare Open Enrollment
9:41 pm
Tue August 27, 2013

Seniors get a jump on Medicare Open Enrollment at State Fair

Fidelis Care had a booth at the State Fair during Senior Day to help with Medicare decisions.
Credit John Smith/WAER News

Choosing a Medicare plan is probably not on the minds of seniors attending the state fair during Tuesday's senior day. 

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A veteran Vermont reporter, John joined VPR in 2001. Previously, John was a staff writer for the Sunday Times Argus and the Sunday Rutland Herald, responsible for breaking stories and in-depth features on local issues. He has also served as Communications Director for the Vermont Health Care Authority and Bureau Chief for UPI in Montpelier.
 
John was honored with two regional Edward R. Murrow Awards in 2007 for his reporting on VPR. He was the lead reporter for a VPR series on climate change that in 2008 won a national Edward R. Murrow award for continuing coverage.
TV On The Radio
4:33 pm
Mon August 26, 2013

TV On The Radio - Premier New Song

Credit Courtesy of the artist

This morning, public radio stations across the country premiered genre-bending rock band TV On The Radio’s new single, "Million Miles."

It’s the group’s second single from a yet-to-be-titled fifth studio album, due for release sometime soon on producer Dave Sitek’s own record label, Federal Prism. It will be TV On The Radio’s first album since parting ways with Interscope Records, which released the group’s prior three albums.

 

  

 

 

  

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Economy & Labor Issues
3:59 pm
Mon August 26, 2013

Dairy Day at the State Fair, some Sweet Cream, Some Sour Milk

The Real Stars of Dairy Day

Dairy Day at the New York State Fair celebrates some of the benefits the industry brings to the economy. It also brought out some of the problems facing the industry.

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