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Sen. Schumer Pushes Funding Increase in HUD Lead Removal Program; Wants Syracuse to Get its Share

Senator Chuck Schumer says he’s pulling out all the stops to ensure Syracuse gets its share of federal funding to address lead hazards in older homes. He stopped by Golisano Children’s Hospital Monday to explain why. Lead paint was banned in 1978, but 90 percent of Syracuse’s housing stock was built before 1980. Half of the city’s rental properties were built before 1960.

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Hear the latest on the poverty crisis gripping the Syracuse community.

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Ivanka Trump, daughter of and adviser to President Trump, sent hundreds of emails to government officials through a personal email account last year, according to The Washington Post.

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Members of the local chapter of the National Organization of Women are looking forward to seeing legislation passed in 2019 on items that previously stalled in the State Senate and in Congress with Republican majorities.  CNY NOW President Mickey Belosi says the Violence Against Women Act expired in September and funding for its programming sunsets in early December.  


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Senator Chuck Schumer says he’s pulling out all the stops to ensure Syracuse gets its share of federal funding to address lead hazards in older homes.  He stopped by Golisano Children’s Hospital Monday to explain why.  Lead paint was banned in 1978, but 90 percent of Syracuse’s housing stock was built before 1980.   Half of the city’s rental properties were built before 1960. 


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The iconic Stan Lee passed away earlier this month after a lifetime of creating classially well known characters. His work ranges from the likes of Iron Man and Professor X to  The Fantastic Four and Luke Cage.

This week kicks off Season 2 of Pop Life as Joe Lee welcomes Bob Thompson to discuss the body of work that Stan Lee created and how it's become a staple of entertainment. 

Plus the guys recommend their picks for shows to binge watch in this week's edition of 'Invitation to Binge'. 

Since Dino Babers arrived on the campus of Syracuse University one thing has been certain, his team will score. But this season not only has the offense taken a step forward, but the defense has made great strides as well. WAER's James Colgan shares the story of two freshmen who have been key in the defensive improvement. 

President Trump's effort to limit the number of people seeking asylum in the United States faced legal challenges in two different federal courts on Monday.

When Kathy Klute-Nelson heads out on a neighborhood walk, she often takes her two dogs — Kona, a boxer, and Max, a small white dog of questionable pedigree who barrels out the front door with barks of enthusiasm.

The 64-year-old resident of Costa Mesa, Calif., says she was never one to engage in regular exercise — especially after a long day of work. But about three years ago, her employer, the Auto Club of Southern California, made her and her colleagues an offer she couldn't refuse: Wear a Fitbit, walk every day and get up to $300 off your yearly health insurance premiums.

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After a dream run this season, Syracuse football came back down to earth against #3 Notre Dame. The Irish put up 36 points to the Orange’s 3 in a decisive win in New York City. Start to finish, Notre Dame torched Syracuse up and down the field.

Chrissy Houlahan has done a lot with her industrial engineering degree over the last 30 years including serving in the Air Force, working in the aircraft manufacturing industry, being the COO of a sports apparel company and even teaching high school chemistry.

Houlahan says her science, technology, engineering and mathematics – or STEM – background has allowed her to be fluid in her career by helping her tackle everyday problems through a unique lens.

For nearly a month, the two sisters — then ages 17 and 12 — traveled by road from their home in El Salvador to the southern border of the United States. They had no parent or relatives with them on that difficult journey in the fall of 2016 — just a group of strangers and their smugglers.

Ericka and her younger sister Angeles started out in multiple cars, Ericka remembers. "In Mexico, it was buses. And we changed buses very often." (NPR is using only the sisters' middle names to protect their identity as they await a decision on their application for asylum in the U.S.)

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