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City of Syracuse Proposes Using Contractor to Clear Snow From 20 Miles of Sidewalks

Sep 20, 2018
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It won’t be long before the pleasant fall turns to bitter winter, and the City of Syracuse wants to have a plan in place for their sidewalks before the snow begins to pile up.


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Gravitational Waves are disturbances in the curvature of spacetime, generated by accelerated masses, that propagate as waves outward from their source at the speed of light.  If that sounds like a mouthful you'd be right. But don't worry Dr. Marvin Druger is here this week to make sure we all have a better understanding of how gravitational waves work and the origin of their study.

That's this week's Science on the Radio.


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Gubernatorial Candidate Howie Hawkins says his Green Party has an opportunity to capitalize with progressive voters, many of whom did not want to back Democrat Andrew Cuomo in the recent primary.   Hawkins believes he is the best candidate for Governor in the upcoming November election at a time when the nation is going through a political shift, especially for democrats who supported Cynthia Nixon and her policies.


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A tally of the absentee ballots from last week’s primary will likely determine the outcome Thursday or Friday for two undecided races.  Rachel May currently leads incumbent Dave Valesky in the 53rd senate district race by about 600 votes, and there are more than 1,200 absentee ballots from the three counties to count up.  


Syracuse VA Will Offer Classes to Teach Veteran Families about Mental Health and the "New Normal"

Sep 18, 2018
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The Syracuse VA Medical Center is about to start-up another series of classes for families of veterans struggling with mental illness.  This marks the 11th year the VA has partnered with the National Alliance for Mental Illness, or NAMI. 


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UPDATE: (9/19 @ 4:00 PM) CONCERT POSTPONED.  Live Space Entrtainment reports: Due to circumstances beyond our control, the September 22 Tom Chapin and the Chapin Sisters Food Bank Benefit Concert will be rescheduled.  A new date will be announced shortly.  Tickets will be honored at the rescheduled show or ticketholders can obtain a refund at point of purchase. Visit www.livespaceentertainment.com for updates.

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More than 900 Syracuse City school children will be going home with a backpack full of food every weekend thanks to a program that aims to fill gaps in hunger for under resourced families.  It’s called “Blessings in a Backpack,” which has grown this year to include five schools. 


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  The New York State Fairgrounds played host to the New York State Arms Collectors Association’s gun show over the weekend, which drew second amendment supporters and gun enthusiasts. The show has been in Syracuse since 1938. Well over 1,000 tables were set up for the buyers and sellers of the wide variety of guns, ammunition, knives, and more. One of the six directors of the show Doug Roberts says that although most of the transactions are business deals, many of them are historically driven.

 

Sports are hard to predict, but let's be honest that's what makes it fun. The season so far for the Syracuse University Football team has featured some unexpected key players. This week on The Best of WAER Sports Podcast we'll hear the stories of a few of those players making a name for themsleves.

First, WAER's Anthony Mazzini gives us the inside scoop on Freshman Andre Cisco and what coach Dino Babers like most about the ball hawking defensive back. Then, Tim Leonard introduces us to Andre Szmyt the unlikely walk-on who won the kicking job and hasn't looked back.


Syracuse Defense Dominates Florida State in 30-7 Rout

Sep 15, 2018
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  It wasn’t always pretty, but Syracuse (3-0, 1-0) played staunch defense to beat Florida State, 30-7, this afternoon inside a sweltering Carrier Dome. The win was the team's first against the Seminoles since 1966.  

 

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