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Syracuse Speaks: A Shifting Syracuse

Tarryn Mento
Stacks of canned Goya beans fill the shelf at Brady Market as PEACE Inc.’s Steph Brigham and Nichole Rivera stand in the aisle, Sept. 10, 2021.

The 2020 Census brought news to the city of Syracuse. The population is growing after decades of recorded decline. The prospect of more residents has impacts for a variety of places and organizations.

In this Syracuse Speaks we want to examine just that … how are community organizations and leaders planning for the future of a growing and more diverse Syracuse? Does this data change the way our business community, non profit agencies, and locally elected leaders understand and advocate for the community?

Today's panel includes:
InterfaithWorks CNY President and CEO Beth Broadway
CenterState CEO Vice President of Government Relations Kevin Schwab
New York's 53rd District State Senator Rachel May

Also in this show, WAER’s Tarryn Mento takes a deeper dive into some of the numbers, and what these numbers on demographic shifts and population change mean for residents of the city.

Have ideas for Syracuse Speaks? Email producer Kevin Kloss

When I came to Syracuse University in 2014, I knew I wanted to go into journalism, and I was pretty sure I wanted to do television. When I was looking for ways to report outside of class, one of my professors recommended I start working at WAER. It wasn’t tv, but I thought it was a good place to start.