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State of the City Address: Mayor Ben Walsh Expresses Optimism, Confidence, Amid Progress

Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh delivered his second state of the city address Thursday night, and he began with this optimistic note: "I am please to report that the state of our city is stronger than when I stood before you a year ago," Walsh said.

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City Limits: A Poverty Project

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

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They’ve been waiting for 12 years.  And earlier this week, Central New York civil rights advocates learned that both chambers of the state legislature passed a measure that protects gender identity. The Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act, or GENDA, was previously approved in the assembly, but never the senate.  Central New York Chapter Director of the NYCLU Yusuf Abdul-Qadir says it’s timely given the Trump administration’s attacks on gender non-conforming people.

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On Friday, as they have for decades, anti-abortion rights activists marched through Washington, D.C., to the U.S. Supreme Court – a location that symbolizes the long-held goal of reversing the Roe v. Wade decision that legalized the procedure nationwide in 1973.

But this year's rally comes at a moment when many anti-abortion activists are feeling more hopeful about that goal, on the heels of the confirmation and swearing-in of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

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Joseph Daskalakis' son Oliver was born on New Year's Eve, a little over a week into the current government shutdown, and about 10 weeks before he was expected.

The prematurely born baby ended up in a specialized neonatal intensive care unit, the only one near the family's home in Lakeville, Minn., that could care for him.

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Governor Cuomo unveiled a number of environmental priorities this week in his state of the state address, including one that’s been a bit more controversial.


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The Democratic-controlled State Legislature has passed a number of legislative items this week that are viewed as more progressive and now it has Republicans saying… not so fast. 


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Have you ever used the phrase, "our home is your home"? Well for this week's subject of Science on the Radio that invitation need not apply. Dr. Marvin Druger is going to educate us on the small but potentially troublesome pantry moth.

Where do these moths tends to gather? What's the best way to get rid of them? And perhaps most importantly, how you can prevent them from returning? Those answers and more coming up this week on Science on the Radio.


Adam Schiff wants to know who Donald Trump Jr. telephoned as he was organizing the meeting at which he was promised dirt on Hillary Clinton.

The chairman of the House intelligence committee told NPR he intends to use his power to convene hearings, call witnesses and get information to answer the question about whether Trump Jr., in setting up the June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower, spoke to his father, then-candidate Donald Trump.

The historic government shutdown is beginning to stir anxiety in and around Paradise, Calif. The town of about 25,000 people was almost completely destroyed by a deadly wildfire last November and almost everyone and everything directly affected is relying heavily on federal aid.

So far FEMA and Small Business Administration loans do not appear to be affected. But local officials say the shutdown is causing delays in more under-the-radar infrastructure projects, which could have serious, longterm consequences.

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Senator Joe Griffo of Rome will be among the Republicans in the chamber waiting for…and then closely examining the specifics of Governor Cuomo’s many proposals outlined in Tuesday’s state of the state and budget address.  The Deputy Minority Leader says a $3 billion deficit combined with new spending and programs doesn’t seem to add up.


Noodle Time in The 315

Jan 16, 2019

One of the best experiences one can have going downtown is finding a new favorite restaurant. If you've been itching to try something a little different for your dining experience, this episode of The 315 is for you! This week Joe Lee and Kevin Kloss visit Kasai Ramen, the newest  ramen restaurant in Armory Square. 

The guys enjoyed a meal and then invited Owner and Chef Kyle Mastropietro into the studio to talk about what makes his spot unique. 


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