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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Economic Development
8:12 pm
Mon June 17, 2013

Sen. Chuck Schumer Flexes Political Muscle to Redevelop Vacant Gas Stations

Credit Waleed Shaikh, WAER News
  • Sen. Chuck Schumer says redevelopment of these properties is long overdue.

Senator Chuck Schumer stopped by Syracuse to urge the owners of three abandoned gas stations at a key gateway to work with the city to sell or redevelop the properties.  All three are at the corner of East Brighton Ave. and East Seneca Turnpike.  The one at 1001 E. Brighton has been vacant for 15 years.


The two other properties are across the street at 962 E. Brighton Ave. and 571 E. Seneca Turnpike, which are seen behind Sen. Schumer.  




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Trey Graham edits and produces arts and entertainment content for NPR's Digital Media division, where among other things he's helped launch the Monkey See pop-culture blog and NPR's expanded Web-only movies coverage. He also helps manage the Web presence for Fresh Air from WHYY.

Outside NPR, Graham has been a lead theater critic at the Washington City Paper, D.C.'s alternative weekly newspaper, since 1995, which means he's seen a good deal of superb theater and a great deal of schlock. He's still stage-struck enough to believe that the former makes up for the latter.

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