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Students With Autism Discover New Talents at Circus Camp

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Click play to hear how one local theater company is helping children with autism spectrum disorder find new talents and make new friends. Audio Transcript:Open Hand Inclusion Program Transcript By Natalie Maier, SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Participating in extracurricular activities can sometimes be difficult for children with autism spectrum disorder. Open Hand Theatre Company is […]

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Business, Central New York, Community, Consumer, Environment, Government, Health, Politics, Public Safety, Syracuse, Travel

Skaneateles Closes Beaches, DEC Tests for Toxic Blue Green Algae

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Audio Transcript: Skaneateles Closes Beaches… By Natalie Maier SKANEATELES, N.Y. (NCC News) – The Village of Skaneateles public beach was closed today as large, visible blooms of blue green algae floated at the shore. The Department of Environmental Conservation has tested the blooms and is waiting on results later this week to see if they are […]

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Central New York, Environment, Government, Health, Politics, Poverty, Public Safety, Syracuse, Transportation

I-81 Plans Bring New Concerns About Exposure to Lead

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Click play to hear why a local lead task force member is worried about more than just old housing. Audio Transcript: Maier – Lead on Syracuse’s Bridges By Natalie Maier SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Plans to renovate Interstate Route 81 have been the topic of conversation for over six months now. But local safety activists have […]

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Arts, Central New York, Community, Consumer, Entertainment, Health, Public Safety

‘Diet Culture’ is Causing Eating Disorders

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Click play to hear more about why eating disorder specialists think ‘diet culture’ can be dangerous.  Audio Transcript: Eating Disorders Caused by ‘Diet Culture’ By Natalie Maier SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – More than 214,000 people have signed an online petition to stop Netflix’s show “Insatiable.” Those who have signed feel the show contains triggers for people […]

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Central New York, Community, Food, Non-profit

Meals on Wheels Combines Services, Cuts Costs to Serve More Residents

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Click play to hear more about how the Eastern Onondaga County chapter is adapting to serve more residents.  Audio Transcript: Changes Come to Meals on Wheels By Natalie Maier FAYETTEVILLE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Meals on Wheels of FM-JD will now serve residents in East Syracuse, consolidating with that area’s previously existing chapter. The change occurs […]

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Central New York, Community, Government, Health, Public Safety, Technology

Libraries with 3D Printers React to Release of Blueprints for Guns

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Click play to hear one local library’s policy when it comes to 3D printing guns.  Audio Transcript: Libraries React to 3D Gun Blueprints By Natalie Maier FAYETTEVILLE, N.Y. (NCC News) – A company in Austin, Texas has promised to release digital blueprints for 3D printing guns. The release is causing concern among gun control advocates, who think […]

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Central New York, Community, Education, Government, Health, Syracuse

New Mental Health Education Mandate may be Neglecting key Issues

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Press play to learn why some people think the new mandate fails to address major issues contributing to students’ poor mental health.  Audio Transcript: Mental Health Mandate Misses the Mark By Natalie Maier SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – As of July 1, 2018, New York State public schools are required to implement mental health education in […]

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Arts, Central New York, Consumer, Feature, Technology

Mackenzie-Childs Pulls off Another Barn Sale Despite Technology Issues

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  Listen here to find out why one shopper has been coming to the barn sale for a decade.  Audio transcript: Ten Years of Mackenzie Childs_Natalie Maier By Natalie Maier SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Technology issues made for a difficult check-out process at this weekend’s Mackenzie-Childs Barn Sale. Tens of thousands of shoppers descended upon Aurora […]

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