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A Cornell University mass media expert says an E-cigarette manufacturer is pre-emptively announcing an end to its flavored nicotine product-line and related social media promotions ahead of an expected FDA ban. The FDA announced Thursday that it would not instate a complete ban of the product, but it would implement more restrictions on flavored e-cigarette sales. 


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Over the past two months, 12 people 19-years-old and younger have been shot or stabbed in Syracuse. Add to that a 16-year-old pleading guilty in the killing of another teen just this week. 

Some organizations that provide after-school and other youth programs say such activities can steer kids away from violence.

“If you’re out on the street and you have nothing to do and you’re just hanging out, you’re more apt to make a connection with a gang member, and then become a gang member," says Family Councilor Dr. Tricia Lyman

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A Syracuse University Law School Graduate has helped create a program to keep young people out of the criminal justice system … so they don’t continue in a life of crime.  Amber Givens-Davis is a District Court Judge in Dallas.  She worked with 3 other judges after seeing a lot of young people, mostly first-time offenders in their courts.  Criminal Court Judge Lisa Green wanted to prevent those appearances.

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WAER Contributor Carolina Espinal went to Washington for the March for Our Lives rally. She returned with reactions from parents, educators and former Marjorie Stoneman Douglas School students – some of whom drove more than half-way across the country to be part of the event. 

City Limits- The Path to Homelessness

Jan 9, 2018

There can be a myriad of reasons that someone becomes homeless. But, what happens when youth have nowhere to live and what circumstances led up to it?  John Smith introduces us to two young people in that situation as part of the City Limits project.

If you like what you hear find more content from the project at CityLimitsProject.org . And subscribe in ITunes for automatic delivery of new episodes

  Maybe we need more team members to more effectively stop young people from abusing drugs and alcohol.  That’s the approach Terry Whitt of the Prevention Network is using to get more people involved.

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  A Syracuse program to help kids in school and in their futures is getting a big helping hand this year.  The Chase Corporate Challenge this June will give proceeds to Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection.  

Former Legislators Honored for Work with the Homeless

Nov 20, 2013
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Former Congressman James Walsh and former Common Councilor Teresa McCarthy-Brusa began doing work to help the homeless about 27 years ago. Wednesday afternoon, they both were recognized for their efforts in front of City Hall as part of Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week.