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.
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.
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.