Born and raised in Syracuse, Cora Thomas began working at Syracuse University in 1988.  Cora has been a radio personality for over 20 years.  In addition to hosting her weekly Sunday Morning Gospel program, Cora spends her weekdays as WAER's Office Manager.

Musician and photographer Larry Hoyt hosts the weekly program Common Threads which features an entertaining mix of traditional folk music and selections from the growing field of acoustically-based singer/songwriters.  

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As a roving NPR correspondent based in Austin, Texas, John Burnett's beat stretches across the U.S., and, sometimes, around the world. Currently, he is serving as NPR's Religion correspondent.

WAER Open Financial Records Policy

Section 396(k)(5) of the Communications Act Provides that:

A. Section 396(k)(5) of the Communications Act provides that:

"Funds may not be distributed pursuant to this subsection to any public telecommunications entity that does not maintain for public examination copies of the annual financial and audit reports, or other information regarding finances, submitted to the Corporation pursuant to subsection (l)(3)(B)."

B. Section 396(l)(3)(B) of the Act requires that each public telecommunications entity receiving funds from CPB shall be required:

"(i) to keep its books, records, and accounts in such form as may be required by the Corporation;

WAER Media Sponsorship Policy

WAER Community Advisory Board Policy


In accordance with the Communications Act Section 396(k)(8), WAER must establish and maintain a Community Advisory Board.

WAER Open Meeting Policy


Section 396(k)(4) of the Communications Act provides that:

WAER donor List and Political Activities Policy


Section 396(k)(12) of the Communications Act provides that:

"(12) Funds may not be distributed under this subsection to any public broadcasting entity that directly or indirectly-

"(A) rents contributor or donor names (or other personally identifiable information) to or from, or exchanges such names or information with, any Federal, State, or local candidate, political party, or political committee; or

"(B) discloses contributor or donor names, or other personally identifiable information, to any nonaffiliated third party unless-

Mara Liasson is the national political correspondent for NPR. Her reports can be heard regularly on NPR's award-winning newsmagazines All Things Considered and Morning Edition. Liasson provides extensive coverage of politics and policy from Washington, DC — focusing on the White House and Congress — and also reports on political trends beyond the Beltway.