HEALTH CARE
11:22 pm
Wed June 26, 2013

Upstate Unveils Emergency Department for Seniors

Credit Christian Bersani, WAER News

The future of medical care for senior citizens in Central New York took a big step in the right direction  today as staff and patients  gathered to officially open the area’s first geriatric emergency department at Upstate’s Community Campus.  Emergency Medicine Director Jamie Ciaccio will help lead the new eight bed  unit called Gem Care that will offer geriatric-specific equipment and emergency care to those 65 and older.  With state of the art technology, Ciaccio says Gem Care’s staff members will work as a team to encourage quick and efficient discharges.

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Local News
6:06 pm
Wed June 26, 2013

State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman Discusses Land Bank Funding in Syracuse

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman speaks about his plans to allocate state funds to clean up the Near Westside in Syracuse, NY Wednesday, June 26, 2013.
Credit Max Brady, WAER News
  • Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, Home Headquarter's Executive Director Kerry Quaglia and Near West Side resident Haydee Rolon speak about revitalizing the area.

State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman pointed to a homeowner and a neighborhood on Syracuse’s Near West Side today as an example of how he plans to dedicate money to the state’s land banks.  He stopped by Haydee Rolon’s house on Marcellus Street to announce his intention to allocate $20 million more in relief for the neighborhoods by addressing vacant properties.

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Live Music
1:00 pm
Wed June 26, 2013

NE Jazz & Wine Festival Announces Lineup

Gerald Veasley headlines the festival lineup
smoothvibes.com

CNY Jazz held a press conference today at CNY Jazz Central to reveal the 2013 NE Jazz & Wine Festival lineup.  Taking place in Clinton Square July 26-27, the festival will again feature two days of free jazz, smooth jazz and R&B programming on three stages.

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Charter Schools
10:33 pm
Tue June 25, 2013

How Valuable are Charter Schools? Stanford University Study Reports on School Performance

Syracuse Academy of Science is K-12 school and one of two charter schools in our area.
Credit Chris Bolt/ WAER News

A recent Stanford study shows how charter schools across the nation compare to public schools.  Syracuse has two, the Syracuse Academy of Science and the Southside Academy Charter School.

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Women's Rights
1:35 pm
Mon June 24, 2013

Supporters Ready to Push Failed Women's Equality Agenda Next Session

10-point equality plan could see new life in all or part.
Credit nywomensequality.org

Supporters of the Women’s Equality Agenda plan to continue their fight for justice. 


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9:21 am
Mon June 24, 2013

Blues Man Bobby 'Blue' Bland Dead at 83

Lead in text: 
Blues and soul balladeer Bobby 'Blue' Bland died on Sunday in Memphis.
Bobby (Blue) Bland, the debonair balladeer whose sophisticated, emotionally fraught performances helped modernize the blues, died on Sunday in Memphis. He was 83. The cause was complications from an ongoing illness, The Associated Press reported, quoting his son Rodd.

Former WRVO/Central New York reporter for the Innovation Trail.

Emma Jacobs is a native of Boston. She studied history, so she went for more practical training in public radio at NPR member-stations WNYC and WBUR. She helped shape Wired's Haiti Rewired project, a 2010 Knight Batten Innovations in Journalism Awards notable initiative. 

Polish Fest 2013 in Clinton Square this Weekend
2:21 pm
Sat June 22, 2013

U-2 Cover Band at Polish Fest Shows they are Close to "The Real Thing"

Credit John Smith / WAER News

For a few hours on Friday night in Downtown Syracuse, the surrounding streets had no name, at least metaphorically speaking.  Perhaps the U-2 Cover Band "Desire" had a street car named the same?  Instead of a stomp your feet Polka beat, it was Rock N' Roll for the beginning of Polish Fest 2013.

 

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Jennifer is a reporter with Michigan Radio's State of Opportunity project, which looks at kids from low-income families and what it takes to get them ahead. Prior to joining State of Opportunity, she was the station's arts and culture reporter, and the local host for Weekend Edition. She got her start in radio as a producer at WFUV, an NPR station in New York.

Her stories have won numerous awards, including a national Edward R. Murrow Award for her series on NYC’s subway system. She was named Young Journalist of the Year by the Detroit chapter of Society of Professional Journalists in 2007.

Charlotte Albright moved to Vermont from Maine in 2006, after more than a decade of reporting and producing for Maine Public Broadcasting Network. She has also contributed  many  stories to NPR. Her first project for Vermont Public Radio was a series on farming, followed by frequent free-lancing. In January 2012 she joined the VPR staff and now covers the Upper Valley and the Northeast Kingdom.

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