Erin Toner is a reporter for WUWM. Erin was WUWM's All Things Considered local host from 2006 to 2010. She began her public radio career in 1999 at WMUK in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Prior to joining WUWM in 2006, Toner spent five years at WKAR in East Lansing, Michigan.

During her career, Toner has served as a mentor for NPR's Next Generation Radio project, trained and mentored college students and taught a news reporting course at Michigan State University. She holds a degree in journalism from Michigan State University.

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Route 81 Future
3:55 pm
Thu August 1, 2013

Group of Businesses, Elected Officials Wants To Save The I-81 Bridge

Broad coalition opposes removing the I-81 bridge through downtown Syracuse
Credit John Smith/WAER News

Getting around Downtown Syracuse seemed a little challenging this morning because of the Interstate 81 South closure at Harrison Street.  A local group of business owners, elected officials and community members say it might be a vision of the future. 

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Marisa Peñaloza is a senior producer on the National Desk. From breaking news to documentary-style features, Peñaloza's productions are among the signature pieces heard on NPR's award-winning newsmagazines Morning Edition, All Things Considered and Weekend Edition.

Her work has covered a wide array of topics, from hurricanes, education, immigration, politics and the economy to homeland security and litigation. She has also produced investigative reports and traveled across the U.S. and the world for NPR.

Terry Gildea comes to KUER from San Antonio where he spent four years as a reporter and host at Texas Public Radio. While at KSTX, he created, produced and hosted the station's first local talk show, The Source. He covered San Antonio's military community for the station and for NPR's Impact of War Project. Terry's features on wounded warriors, families on the home front and veterans navigating life after war have aired on Morning Edition, Weekend Edition and All Things Considered. His half-hour radio documentary exploring the burn unit at Brooke Army Medical Center was honored by the Houston Press and the Texas Associated Press Broadcasters.

Casino Expansion Signed
6:31 pm
Wed July 31, 2013

"Hey Voters, Want More Casinos?": Governor Andrew Cuomo.

Gambling Expansion signed into law. Now it's up to voters.
Credit gambling.org

Governor Cuomo says it’s now up to the voters to decide whether they want to expand gambling in New York State. He’s signed into law a plan build casinos upstate, but the public must approve a change in the state’s constitution in order for it to move forward.


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2013 Elections
6:09 pm
Wed July 31, 2013

Common Council Candidate Weighs in on Crime Prevention

2013 Elections include Common Council Races, as well as Syracuse Mayor.
Credit syracuse.ny.us

Syracuse may be on track for its highest homicide year on record, an issue bringing a local common council candidate out to discuss his crime fighting strategies.


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Career Fair
4:40 pm
Wed July 31, 2013

Hospitality Fair Underway at Destiny U.S.A.

Local job seekers and employers network in the Canyon Area of Destiny U.S.A.
Credit Christian Bersani-WAER News

Students, Graduates, and job seekers were all given the chance to network with dozens of employers at Destiny U-S-A today as part of Bryant and Stratton’s Hospitality Fair.

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Immigration Reform
1:29 pm
Tue July 30, 2013

CNY Workers Group Take Part in Immigration Protest at Fed Detention Center

Workers Center of Central New York joins Batavia vigil for immigration reform.
Credit workerscentercny.org

Members of the Workers Center of Central New York are in Batavia Tuesday evening to protest what they see as militaristic, violent and unfair immigration policies. 

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Dan Boyce provides radio and online reports daily from the State Capitol. A native Montanan, Dan was raised in Lewistown and graduated from the University of Montana with a broadcast journalism degree in December, 2008. He took the position of MTPR Capitol Bureau Chief after more than two years working as a reporter with KBZK-TV in Bozeman. Dan has won local, regional, and national awards for both his radio and television reporting. His work has appeared nationally on the NPR programs All Things Considered, Morning Edition, and Weekend Edition as well as on CNN and The CBS Evening News. Dan has also taken part in journalism fellowships in both Germany and Pakistan.

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