Disability Services
6:27 pm
Fri June 28, 2013

Two CNY Health and Human Services Organizations Set to Merge


Two long-standing and well-known disability and health organizations are joining forces to help individuals and families. 


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Herkimer County Flooding
2:01 pm
Fri June 28, 2013

Herkimer County Experiences Severe Flooding from Steady Rain

Raging floods hit Herkimer hard.
Credit Herkimer County

Heavy rains in Central New York tore through Herkimer County last night in what is being called the worst flooding of the decade. 

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I've loved sports for as long as I can remember. Ever since starting out playing flag football as a young boy and losing my first tooth on the gridiron, I knew sports would be a passion. Sitting on the couch as a young boy watching Monday Night Football is when I knew broadcasting would become a passion. Listening to the greats like Pat Summerall, Al Michaels, and Bob Costas made me realize this was a dream that could come true.  My first taste of the industry came from doing the Public Address for local Little League games in my community in upstate New York (Rotterdam, NY). The following summer in high school I attended a sports broadcasting camp in New Jersey headed by WAER alum Ian Eagle, and it became clear sports on radio was the path for me.

Sports
12:27 pm
Fri June 28, 2013

Carter-Williams Drafted by 76ers

Carter-Williams was drafted 11th overall in the NBA Draft Thursday night by Philadelphia

  Michael Carter-Williams, who helped Syracuse reach the Final Four this past season, was selected 11th overall in the 2013 NBA Draft by the Philadelphia 76ers.

Carter-Williams started all 40 games as a sophomore with the Orange and was part of a squad that finished the season 30-10 overall. Syracuse reached the NCAA semifinals before having its season ended by eventual national runnerup Michigan.

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Graham Smith is a senior producer for NPR's All Things Considered.

Every day his responsibilities range from investigation and research, production, field recording, running the program, reporting, and photography.

Smith has worked all over the United States. Overseas Smith has worked in Iraq and Afghanistan, where he produced award-winning coverage of an IED attack and its aftermath in Kandahar.

SU Basketball
7:27 am
Fri June 28, 2013

Michael Carter-Williams Headed to Philly as No. 11 Pick

Michael Carter-Williams
Credit zimbio.com

And with the number 11 pick in the draft, the Philadelphia 76ers choose... Michael Carter-Williams, point guard  from Syracuse!  For the former Orange point guard, the Philly selection is a bit of a reunion as he reunites with BABC teammate Nerlens Noel, who was dealt to the 76ers after being drafted by the New Orleans Pelicans at pick number 6.  Carter-Williams said, "I'm really excited.  Me and Nerlens grew up together.  We're best friends.  It's like a dream come true."

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START-UP NY
5:52 pm
Thu June 27, 2013

Governor Cuomo Outlines Tax-Free Business Plans at Onondaga Community College

Governor Cuomo promotes his tax-free business plans at Onondaga Community College in Syracuse, NY on Thursday, June 27, 2013.
Credit Waleed Shaikh, WAER News

Governor Andrew Cuomo promoted his tax-free business initiatives at Onondaga Community College today.  His plans would benefit new, high-tech industries that are affiliated with SUNY and CUNY schools, as well as upstate private universities.   

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DRONE DEBATE
2:17 pm
Thu June 27, 2013

Drones Over Syracuse and Upstate NY? FAA Talks to Syracuse Lawmakers

Drone discussion in Syracuse at City Hall
Credit Maximillian Eyle / WAER News

Discussion about the future use of drones in Upstate New York was flying back and forth at Thursday's Common Council Meeting.   Syracuse meets the requirements to serve as an F-A-A test site for these unmanned vehicles. Centerstate C-E-O’s Deb Warner explains NUAIR’s intent.

“The FAA test sites are focused on one thing, mainly: safety. The job of these test sites is to do research and collect data for the FAA so that remotely piloted vehicles and their systems can be safely integrated into the national airspace.”

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NATIONAL HIV TESTING DAY
11:50 pm
Wed June 26, 2013

What's Your HIV Status?

Public Health officials and others are urging Central New Yorkers to learn their HIV status so they can get treated and avoid infecting others.  But it's an uphill battle...the Centers for Disease Control estimates one out of five people nationwide living with HIV is unaware of their status.  John Wikiera with the CNY HIV Care Network tells us why it's not so easy to get people tested.

Onondaga County Health Commissioner Doctor Cynthia Morrow tells us why "normalizing" HIV might remove the psychological barriers to getting tested.

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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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