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More than four out of five drivers older than 65 in New York State have never talked with anyone about increasing risks of traffic accidents as they age.  A new AAA of Western and Central New York study has implications for safety on the roads due to more older drivers.


President Trump’s visit to Utica earlier this week for a fundraiser brought more attention to a congressional race that’s already one of the most competitive in the nation. 


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On Syracuse's Southside, a 3 acre urban farm is growing fresh produce on the former site of nearly abandoned apartments. While Brady Farm sits in an area of high concentrated poverty, it's working towards change in more ways than just supplying accessible and affordable food. As a part of City Limits' series "On the Front Lines," Katie Zilcosky spent the day at Brady Farm learning about its larger goal.

"On The Front Lines" is made possible by the Central New York Community Foundation. 


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Thursday August 16th, 2018 is a day that will weigh heavy on the hearts of music fans for quite some time. That was the day that we said goodbye to the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin. Over the years her music touched countless lives and inspired generations. 

WAER General Manager Joe Lee sat down with Syracuse Jazz Fest Founder Frank Malfitano to discuss the legacy of the late Aretha Franklin.


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More than 1,000 Syracuse high school and college students were recognized with a picnic and music Thursday for spending the past six weeks working for numerous area companies and non-profit organizations. 


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Sometimes perfectly fine to eat, sometimes dangerous to consume, and often times a tricky pronunciation. That right this week's episode of Science on the Radio with Dr Marvin Druger looks at different kinds of musshrooms.

Dr Druger will let us know how we can distinguish which are safe to eat and which we should avoid.  And if you're on the fence about edible mushrooms, what are the nutritional benefits of eating them? Find out by listening to Science on the Radio.


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Syracuse Common Councilors could decide as early as next week whether to borrow 38 million dollars to purchase more than 17,000 street lights from National Grid and convert them to LED.  


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The public will get to hear more details this week about the next phase of remediation to Onondaga Lake along the southwest portion of the lake and where the County plans to extend biking and hiking trails. 

 

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The Onondaga County School Safety Task Force is planning ahead for a day they hope never happens… an active school shooter situation.  They’re offering a report which suggests crisis prevention and intervention for local school districts. 


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About 150 supporters greeted President Trump when Air Force One landed Monday afternoon at Griffiss Airport.  But that was a fraction of the people who ended up taking part, either supporting Mr. Trump and Rep. Claudia Tenney in her reelection bid, or as part of a large protest against the candidate and/or Trump policies.  

Mr. Trump had earlier in the day visited Fort Drum for a rally and to sign a $717-Billion defense spending bill.  After landing in Rome, he went to a fundraising event in Utica for Tenney. 


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