Economic, Tourism Impacts
6:44 pm
Fri August 2, 2013

Destiny USA Celebrates First Anniversary Under New Name

Destiny USA offers cookie cake to celebrate its 1st anniversary.
Credit Maximilian Eyle

Destiny USA’s expanded shopping mall celebrates the first anniversary today of officially changing its name from the “Carousel Center.”  Since the transformation, General Manager Rob Schoeneck believes it’s led to an increase in business that has helped the greater community.

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STEM Careers
11:06 am
Fri August 2, 2013

CNY Students Get Glimpse of Careers From STEM Subjects

Students in an OCC summer science program visit national Grid's training center to learn about careers.
Credit Maximilian Eyle/WAER News

Central New York High School students visited a National Grid plant Thursday to get a look at careers that could come from a STEM education.  It was part of a week-long Onondaga Community College science workshop.


The summer STEM program offered by O-C-C encourages kids to pursue a tech career by developing their science, technology, engineering, and math skills.  National Grid Manager and Instructor Wally Dengos says that the biggest goal is to have kids “learn how to learn”.

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Symphonia
6:17 pm
Thu August 1, 2013

Symphoria Hires New Managing Director

Catherine Underhill will serve as Symphoria's Managing Director.
Credit Symphoria

Symphonic music fans in Central New York will see a new Managing Director at the helm of Symphoria in about a month. 

The organization hired Catherine Underhill, who’s been Executive Director of the Colorado Music Festival and Center for Musical Arts for the past 11 years.  Underhill, who has 30 years of arts organization management after a Harvard degree in public administration, starts September 1, 2013. 

Underhill says she hopes to ensure symphonic music stays vibrant in the Syracuse area:

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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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