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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, 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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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, 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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Government, Health

Medicare and Medicaid Celebrate its 53rd Birthday in Central New York

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Click above to hear about the Medicaid and Medicare Rally! Audio Transcript: Medicare Rally A. WIlliams By Alazia Williams SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News)—Central New York’s community advocates held a rally in celebration of the 53rd birthday of the adoption of Medicare and Medicaid in the United States.  The events sponsors included The New York State Alliance for […]

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Central New York, Community, Government, Syracuse

City Council to Vote on Bike-Share Program

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Click play to hear more about a proposed bike-share program in Syracuse. Audio Transcript: Bike Sharing By Erron Franklin SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — A Syracuse bike-share program agreement will be voted on at Monday’s city council meeting. Earlier this year, during the State of the City address, Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh mentioned that the program would be […]

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Government, International, Politics

President Trump Postpones his Upcoming Meeting with Vladimir Putin

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Click here for the audio transcript   By Malika-Budur Kalila SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News)—President Donald Trump postponed his planned meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin until October 2019. National Security Adviser John Bolton said the meeting will take place after the investigation into Trump’s ties with Russia is over. Brian Taylor is a Russian politics expert […]

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Community, Government, Health

NY Health Department Suggests Legalizing Recreational Marijuana Use

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Click the play button above to learn more about the steps New York is taking toward legalizing marijuana for recreational use Audio transcript: LaRowe assignment 6 script By Jonathan LaRowe SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – There are nine states that have legalized marijuana for recreational use. The New York State Health Department recommends New York follow suit. […]

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Agriculture, Business, Community, Government

The Eastern Farm Workers Association Holds a Volunteer Orientation

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  Listen to the audio to learn more about the EFWA   By Malika-Budur Kalila SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NNC News)—The Eastern Farm Workers Association in Syracuse held a volunteer orientation on Tuesday. The association explained its vision and mission statement to the new members.   Luis Erickson is a volunteer coordinator at the EFWA. According to […]

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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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Central New York, Government, Health, Pets

Grain-Free Dog Food Could be Linked to Canine Heart Disease

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Click play to hear more about a potential link between grain-free pet food and canine heart disease. Audio Transcript: Grain-Free Dog Food By Erron Franklin SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning to pet owners and veterinary professionals about reports of a potential link between grain-free […]

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Central New York, Government, Health, Syracuse

New York Permits Marijuana as Opioid Replacement

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Click play to learn more about how local healthcare providers are impacted by a new policy that allows opioids to be replaced with marijuana. Audio Transcript: Opioid Replacement By Erron Franklin SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS) —  New York State enacted a new policy that allows medical marijuana to be prescribed to patients in lieu of opioids to […]

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