WAER Week in Review- VR, Obesity, & The NYS State Fair

Sep 9, 2017

The weekdays are hectic, and sometimes things get lost in the shuffle. WAER Week in Review is an opportunity for you to catch up on some of the top stories to come out of WAER this past week. 

We starts with sports, where Technology is improving at such a rapid pace it's hard not to notice it in our every day lives. Self driving cars, wireless headphones, and college football? Yes, even the Saturday sports darling of college football is seeing the game changed by the advancements in technology.

WAER's Noah Eagles fills us in on how virtual reality is changing college football and specifically the Syracuse Orange.

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Another New York State Fair is in the record books thanks to strong attendance, and that has acting fair director Troy Waffner reflecting on how things went, and how to pull off the same feat again next year.  He says he and his team have been working hard to find ways from big to small, mundane to outrageous to make the fair fun and cool to spend more than just a day. 

WAER's Scott Willis reports on what the future holds for the Great New York State Fair.

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A new health study on obesity finds New York is doing better than most states, but still is seeing far more health impacts than even 15 years ago.  WAER News Director Chris Bolt got to speak with one of the study’s authors about a health problem that costs the nation $150 billion annually in higher medical costs.

For more local news stories be sure to stay tuned to WAER, 88.3 FM.