Syracuse Unable to Repeat Upset Against Clemson

Sep 29, 2018

After the first 4-0 start since 1991, Syracuse and head coach Dino Babers looked to upset the Clemson Tigers for the second year in a row. Unfortunately, that was not the case this year as the Clemson Tigers defended their turf in Death Valley with a score of 27-23.

Clemson’s head coach Dabo Swinney named five-star freshman quarterback Trevor Lawrence, the starter over senior Kelly Bryant. This decision came after Lawrence’s stellar performance against Georgia Tech last week. However, Clemson fans experienced déjà vu just before the first half ended.

How Might Ryan McMahon Govern as County Executive? Expect a Hands-on Approach

Sep 28, 2018
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A change at the top of Onondaga County government will not result in any changes in policies or practices.  But It might result in a change of leadership style. Ryan McMahon is expected to replace Joanie Mahoney as County Executive after her resignation. 

“Nobody is irreplaceable. I think Joanie has done a great job and I’m really happy that Joanie is staying here, and she’s going to be working here at two of our larger employers helping drive success there.”

Senator Dave Valesky had decided to end his campaign for re-election, saying the time has come to move on.  Valesky narrowly lost the democratic primary to Rachel May earlier this month.  He released a statement today that indicated the difficult choice he had to make.

Protesters gather in Syracuse to Oppose Kavanaugh as Hearings Take Place in Washington

Sep 27, 2018
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Nearly two dozen protesters gathered outside the Federal Building in Syracuse Thursday to protest the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court and show their support for victims of sexual violence.

The protesters engaged in coordinated chats such as "Kava-NO!" and "Time's Up."

Syracuse Travels Down to Battle #3 Clemson

Sep 27, 2018

After years of one losing season after another, it is safe to say that the Syracuse University football program has finally begun to turn the corner. With another decisive 51-21 win against UCONN, the Orange sees itself sitting at 4-0; an accomplishment not achieved since 1991. With an unblemished record solidified by decisive margins, the question still stands: why has this team not yet garnered national attention in the AP Top 25 polls? Well, you can answer that question yourself by looking at the records of Western Michigan, Wagner, Florida State, and UCONN.

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When you get a scrape or a cut you first instinct might be to apply a band aid to help the healing. But, have you ever thought about the invention of the band aid? Who created it? What was the incident that inspired it's creation and eventual distribution? This week on Science on the Radio, Dr Marvin Druger will answer these questions and more. 

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Demolition began Wednesday on the former Roth Steel property, as Onondaga County officials celebrate the end of the three-year process to acquiring it. The Industrial Development Agency has already spent $2.3 million cleaning up the facility, to transform it into a critical portion of the Loop-the-Lake trail and other use consistent with plans for the area.

Amaus Dental Services

For many in poverty, healthcare can be a difficult to attain. It is even more difficult to get proper dental care. At Amaus Dental Clinic, an all volunteer staff is working to provide oral healthcare for those who otherwise wouldn't be able to afford it. Their clinic is part of a study that is hoping to bring more attention to the inequality of dental care. 

As a part of our series On The Front Lines, Katie Zilcosky talked with staff and researchers at Amaus Dental to find out how they're trying to make dental care more accessible for those struggling with poverty. 

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The ongoing debate over reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act, or VAWA, in Congress appears to have taken on new meaning in light of the sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.  Those who advocate on behalf of survivors of sexual assault in Central New York feels lawmaker’s support of a long-term solution will speak volumes about where they stand.

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With midterm elections less than two months away, local organizations are trying to get those in Syracuse who typically don’t vote to cast a ballot. September 25th is National Voter Registration day, and grassroots initiatives in Syracuse are leading efforts to increase voter turnout with the support of the Gifford Foundation.