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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Health & Medicine
3:37 pm
Mon August 26, 2013

Local Fundraising March to Help Those With Eating Disorders Draws a Crowd

People turned out this weekend to Long Branch Park to support Ophelia's Place, which helps people with eating disorders.
Credit Maria Catanzarite/WAER News

More than 100 people strolled to show their support for a world without eating disorders at Liverpool's Long Branch Park this weekend.

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The 2000 World Series was an event, I’ll never forget. Growing up on Long Island, I’ll never forget how that World Series took over the entire state. Whether it was arguing which New York team was better on the school bus, starting chants for your favorite team right before class started or watching the games with my family, every moment made me realize that baseball and sports in general were more than just a game.

MARCH ON WASHINGTON
8:31 am
Sat August 24, 2013

Syracuse Common Council President Reflects on Missing the First March on Washington

Syracuse Common Council President Van Robinson

Syracuse Common Council President Van Robinson was 25 years old when he and some friends decided to head from New York City to Washington D.C. for the March on Washington in 1963. 

They didn't quite make it.  He did make it to the 25th Anniversary in 1988, and is in Washington for the 50th Anniversary of that historic day. 

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PRESIDENT OBAMA IN CENTRAL NEW YORK
7:10 pm
Fri August 23, 2013

Auburn Disappointed after President Obama Skips Tubman Home

Supporters of the Harriet Tubman Historic home hope President Obama stops by. They were left disappointed.
Credit Maria Catanzarite/WAER News

President Obama continued his bus tour of Upstate New York today after spending the night in Auburn.  He spent the morning working out at the YMCA and shooting a few hoops with a youth basketball group before hitting the road for SUNY Binghamton. 


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President and Protests
9:18 am
Fri August 23, 2013

People had Plenty to Say To, and About, President Obama in Syracuse

Protestors lined the streets leading to Hanninger High for the President and attendees to see
Credit Chenelle Terry/WAER News

Hundreds of students who attended President Obama’s speech in Syracuse cheered many of his points about making college more accessible. 

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Education Policy
8:39 pm
Thu August 22, 2013

President Lays Out Plan for Easier Access to College in Syracuse Speech

President Obama was introduced by Corcoran High School student Emilio Ortiz
Chris Bolt/WAER News

President Barack Obama riled up a cheering, mostly supportive crowd with a message that he's ready to make it easier to go to college, in his first visit to Syracuse.  Obama repeatedly made the case foe the importance of a college education.

"There aren't a lot of thing more important than making sure people get a good education.  That is key to upward mobility; that is key to a growing economy; that is key to a strong middle class."

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Veteran's housing
6:33 pm
Thu August 22, 2013

Walls Raised in Newest Habitat for Humanity Build

Volunteers raise the first pre-fab wall for Scott Brennens new home.
Credit Chris Bolt / WAER

Construction began today on a brand new home for Scott Brennen, a disabled veteran of the United States Army who will live in the third Veteran's Home built by Syracuse Habitat for Humanity.  The process of raising the walls began Thursday, with an ultimate goal of completing the home in time for  Christmas. 


Brennen returned from service to a paycheck that was too small to support his family. He explained the process that led him to seek aid from Habitat for Humanity:


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Environment & Science
10:30 am
Thu August 22, 2013

Science on the Radio - Mary Jane

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