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Central New York, Community, Environment, Health, Syracuse, Weather

Lack of Sun Causing Vitamin D Deficiencies in Central New Yorkers

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Click here to see why lack of sunlight is landing some Central New Yorkers in the doctor’s office.  Audio Transcript: Vitamin D transcript By Natalie Maier, SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — In the months of November through March, the sunlight in Central New York is so scarce that our bodies are not producing any of their own […]

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Environment, Weather

UN Report Says Fossil Fuel Usage Must Decrease Now

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Listen here to learn about the United Nations report on climate change. Audio Transcript: Climate Change Report Wrap Transcript By Ryan Golde SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — The United Nations climate change group released a report that said “unprecedented changes” are needed to battle global warming. The International Panel on Climate Change said that countries need to […]

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Agriculture, Arts, Central New York, Community, Entertainment, Environment, Syracuse, Things to do

The Sights and Sounds of the New York State Fair 2018

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By Alexis Scott SYRACUSE N.Y. (NCC NEWS) The Broadcast/Digital Newswriting/Radio/Audio News Reporting class of Fall 2018 went to the New York State Fair recently and were able to capture some great visuals and audio for you all to view. Here is what they found out:   Natalie Fahmy interacted with John Witherbee of New York, who was demonstrating […]

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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, Health, Public Safety

Officials are Testing Algae Blooms in Skaneateles Lake for Harmful Toxins

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Click the play button above to learn about the possible dangers of algae blooms in the Skaneateles Lake Audio transcript: LaRowe algae wrap By Jonathan LaRowe SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – For the second straight year, harmful algae blooms have popped up in Skaneateles Lake. Officials are testing the blooms for toxins that could be harmful if […]

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Central New York, Environment, Health

Central New Yorkers May Be At Risk Of Catching Rare Virus

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Click the link above to learn more about triple-e, or read the transcript.  By Dominick Muccilo, SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — Eastern Equine Encephalitis, known as “EEE” could pose more severe implications to the area than West Nile Virus. The West Nile Virus happens seasonally but EEE doesn’t. Lisa Letteney, the Director of Environmental Health in Onondaga […]

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Central New York, Community, Environment, Government, Syracuse, Things to do, Transportation

Bike-Share Program is Coming to Syracuse

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Click the play button above to learn more about City Councils vote on the bike-share program. Audio Transcription: Syracuse bike-share By Ashtyn Hiron SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — The Syracuse Common Council voted to bring a bike-share program to Syracuse, allowing people to rent and ride bikes throughout the city. They voted to run the City of […]

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Environment

Civilians Give Their Input on Syracuse’s Tree Canopy Restoration Process

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Click the play button above to learn more about the community meetings that ReLeaf Syracuse has organized in an effort to preserve trees in the city. Audio transcript: Syracuse Tree Canopy By Fernando Garcia-Franceschini SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Community meetings have begun in the effort to get people’s opinions on how to restore tree […]

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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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Central New York, Community, Education, Environment, Syracuse

Rosamond Gifford Zoo Welcomes Loofa and Doofah into Zoo Family

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  Click the play button above to hear how the Rosamond Gifford Zoo is taking part in helping this endangered species. Audio Transcript: Twin Red Pandas By Casey Buscher SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) –The Rosamond Gifford Zoo announced the birth of two baby red panda twins today. Loofah and Doofah are currently under the care of […]

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Arts, Business, Community, Environment, Non-profit, Syracuse, Things to do

A Paper Company Has its Annual Discount Sale for Local Residents

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Click Play to listen more about Smock’s Sidewalk Sale. Audio Transcript: Smock Sidewalk Sale By Dallas Jackson (SYRACUSE, N.Y.) – Although printing has been around for centuries, one company in Syracuse found a way to combine it with community and environmental preservation. The 6th Annual Smock Sidewalk Sale occurred on Aug. 2, 2018. The Smock printing company prides itself […]

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Agriculture, Central New York, Community, Environment, Food, Health, Non-profit

A Local Farm has Solutions to Continue Access to Fresh Foods Amid Food Stamp Sales Shutdown

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Click above to hear more! Audio Transcript: The Shutdown of Food Stamp Sales on Farmers Markets By Alexandria Bennett SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — Farmers markets will lose the ability to process food stamp sales on August 31st. Novo Dia Group is a service provider that farmers markets use to process food stamp sales. The provider […]

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Central New York, Environment, Weather

A Familiar Weather Pattern Could Possibly Bring Flooding To CNY

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Click above to hear more! Audio Transcript: Familiar Weather Pattern By Alexandria Bennett, SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — The weather pattern this week is the same weather pattern that caused a historic flood in Central New York years ago.  According to the National Weather Service, two systems are coming together now that reflect the weather that brought […]

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Central New York, Community, Environment, Syracuse, Things to do

One Program Uses the Great Outdoors to Teach Leadership and Teamwork

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Click the Play button to hear more about Scott Catucci and the Leadership Outdoor Orientation Program. Audio Transcript: Outdoor Education and Leadership – Dallas Jackson By Dallas Jackson, SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Summers are usually full of many different activities. For incoming college freshmen, things can be a little different. The summer after graduating high school is […]

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