FARMER'S MARKET NUTRITION PROGRAM
2:42 pm
Fri June 21, 2013

Program Provides Nutritious Food While Supporting Farmers

One of many healthy options at the CNY Regional Market
Credit cnyrma.com

Farmers and low-income families in Central New York continue to benefit from a program aimed at encouraging people to buy fresh, local produce.  New York State recently received its largest-in-the-nation allocation of 3.4 million dollars for the Farmer's Market Nutrition Program.  In this two part series, we examine the nutritional and economic impacts of the program. 


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'Cuse Hot Spot for Canadian Tourists
1:10 pm
Fri June 21, 2013

Syracuse Continues to be a Hot Spot for Canadian Tourists

The Everson Museum is one of the stops Canadians are making in Syracuse.
Credit Everson.org / Everson Museum

The Syracuse area has been experiencing a tourism boom lately, and we may have the Canadians to thank for that.  Destiny U-S-A Spokesperson David Aitken says that one out of four of their products are sold to “across-the-border” tourists.

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Recyling
4:10 pm
Thu June 20, 2013

LeMoyne Elementary Students Accept OCRRA Recycling Award

Students applaud and cheer, after finding out they'd won OCRRA's recycling award at LeMoyne Elementary School in Syracuse, NY on Thursday, June 20, 2013.
Credit Maximilian Eyle, WAER News

You might expect kids to “cheer” on the last day of school.  But when LeMoyne Elementary School students found out they'd won a recycling competition from Onondaga County Resource Recovery Agency, they had another reason to smile. 

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CELBRATING OUR PARKS
6:26 pm
Wed June 19, 2013

Stopping to Smell the Roses

Visitors enjoy the bright colors and intoxicating aromas at the E.M. Mills Rose Garden in Thornden Park.
Credit Maximilian Eyle, WAER News

It was Rose Day Wednesday at the E.M. Mills Memorial Rose Garden at Thornden Park in Syracuse. 

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Charles Michael Ray grew up in the Black Hills of South Dakota on the banks of Boxelder Creek downstream from the town of Nemo.

He began working for SDPB Radio as a reporter in 1992 at the age of 19. He worked his way through college at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology and received a degree in Geology in 1997.  He then worked as a freelance journalist in the Czech capital of Prague, covering major stories in Central Europe. After a year overseas he returned home to continue his work at SDPB-Radio and to get back to the Black Hills. 

Lloyd Schwartz is the classical music critic for NPR's Fresh Air with Terry Gross.

In addition to his role on Fresh Air, Schwartz is the classical music editor of The Boston Phoenix. He is the co-editor of the Library of the America's Elizabeth Bishop: Poems, Prose, and Letters. He is also the author of three volumes of poems: These People, Goodnight, Gracie and Cairo Traffic. He's the editor of the centennial edition of Elizabeth Bishop's Prose, published by Farrar, Straus, and Giroux in 2011.

In 1994, Schwartz won the Pulitzer Prize for criticism. He is the Frederick S. Troy Professor of English at the University of Massachusetts, Boston.

April Fulton is the blog host of The Salt, NPR's Food Blog. As an editor on NPR's Science Desk, she edits and prepares radio and web reports on food topics ranging from raw milk policy to growing African crops.

Women's Equality & Health
4:26 pm
Tue June 18, 2013

Mayor Miner and Local Supporters Rally Behind Governor's Women's Equality Acts

Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner promotes women's equality and health issues at the Harriett-May-Mills House in Syracuse, NY on June 18, 2013.
Credit Max Brady, WAER News

Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner is joining forces with local Women’s Rights and Health supporters to call on the State Legislature to pass the Women’s Equality Act.  The Mayor gathered with advocates today at the Harriett-May-Mills House in Syracuse to help push the bill along before the legislative session ends.  

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Economic Development Councils
8:48 pm
Mon June 17, 2013

St. Joseph's New Surgical Suite, Part of Regional Economic Development Council

St. Joseph's Hospital opens new state-of-the-art Surgical suite with help from New York economic development program
Credit sjhsyr.com

Saint Joseph’s hospital cut the ribbon today to officially open its new surgical suite.   

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