Welcome to The 315

Mar 7, 2018

The 315 is a brand new WAER original podcast hosted by Joe Lee and Kevin Kloss. The purpose of The 315 is to foster a positive view of the region by highlighting local individuals, businesses, and organization that are bringing life to the Syracuse area. 

On the first episode we get a guided tour of the new Redhouse Arts Center and talk about what this new space means for downtown Syracuse and the arts community.

Visit The 315 Facebook Page for a visual tour of the new Redhouse Arts Center.

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The Syracuse Men's basketball team season is not done yet. Syracuse (20-12) skated by Wake Forest (11-20), 74-64, en route to its first-ever Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament victory. SU freshman forward Marek Dolezaj scored a career-high 20 points in the win. 

Syracuse sophomore guard Tyus Battle added in 18, while Paschal Chukwu chipped in 14 points and grabbed nine rebounds as all five Orange starters scored in double figures.

Just three days after falling to No. 10 UNC in the Carrier Dome, Syracuse (18-11, 7-9) lost their second in a row in a vicious back-to-back. The No. 5 Duke Blue Devils (24-5, 12-4) took care of the Orange 60-44 in Cameron Indoor Stadium on Saturday for their fifth straight win.

The Syracuse Orange (17-9, 6-7) did not help their chances of making the NCAA Tournament on Wednesday night, falling 74-70 to the NC State Wolfpack (17-9, 7-6) in the Carrier Dome. 

In last year's contest, Syracuse's John Gillon poured in a historic 43 points including a buzzer-beater at the end of regulation, setting Syracuse up for a 100-93 overtime victory at the PNC Arena. This year's result was not as uplifting.

If you had the Orange winning a shootout, you might have been alone. Syracuse (16-8, 5-6) shot an uncharacteristically high 47% from the field and 46% from three, which propelled them to a 78-73 victory over Louisville (16-8, 6-5).

Syracuse, coming off two straight losses, needed a big road win in the Bluegrass state. In those two losses, the Orange combined to score only 95 points, including a season-low 44 against No. 2 Virginia on Saturday.

Syracuse almost matched that total in the first half.

If Jim Boeheim is looking for any positive takeaways on the court, he will have a hard time finding one.

Despite the biggest crowd this season in all of college basketball, the 27,083 attendees could not push Syracuse (15-8, 4-6) past second-ranked Virginia (22-1, 11-0).

Coming off a disappointing 55-51 loss to Georgia Tech, Syracuse knew the path to the big dance was narrowing. The first team in their way was the red-hot Virginia Cavaliers. With the top-ranked defense in the country, the Cavaliers managed to reel off 13 straight wins and had yet to lose an ACC contest.

With Interstate 81 declared to have outlived it's useful life, there are some who see the future of the highway as an opportunity to make a difference in the staggering poverty crisis in the city. WAER’s Kijin Higashibaba looks back on the history of the highway to understand why.

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WAER's Joe Lee visits a local barbershop to gather Syracuscans' reactions to the poverty issue and provide context fo the City Limits project.

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Numerous findings of bed bugs in Syracuse City Schools has the District working with various stakeholders to find the source of the problem.  At least 9 City schools have been confirmed with bed bugs showing-up this semester.  Chief Operations Officer Dean Desantis says the District’s Social Workers will often accompany the City Codes Enforcer to visit affected homes of students.