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Central New York, Community, Health

Locals Rally Together for Medicare and Medicaid

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Audio Transcript: BrooksHealthcareRally Naiya Brooks SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS)- Protesters gathered in downtown Syracuse on July 30th to celebrate Medicare & Medicaid’s 53rd birthday and to demand universal healthcare. Organizers say Congress is threatening the future of healthcare by passing tax cuts and that they plan to fight back to protect and expand both programs. “I see […]

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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, 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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Business, Central New York, Community, Health

Chocolate Race Raises Awareness for AMV Disorder

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https://soundcloud.com/kayla-burton-37434096/kelleigh-gustafsons-chocolate-challenge Audio Transcript: Chocolate Challenge Script By Kayla Burton SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS)-  On Saturday, July 29, 2018, the first ever Chocolate Challenge 5K and 10K race will take place at 8:00 a.m. at Le Moyne College. This race consists of various kinds of chocolate including chocolate bars, chocolate ice cream, chocolate fountains, chocolate chips, chocolate kisses, […]

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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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Agriculture, Community, Food, Health

Local Farmers Markets Could Be Losing Many of Their Customers

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For more information, listen to the audio above! Audio Transcript: Farmers market By: Brandon Williams SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — The USDA is deciding whether to continue to allow Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients to use SNAP at farmers markets in New York state. This could lead to changes for many local farmers markets. Alice […]

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Central New York, Community, Health, Non-profit, Syracuse

Knitted Knockers for Onondaga County

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Audio Transcript: BrooksKnitting By Naiya Brooks SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – A Syracuse woman is providing breast cancer survivors with special prostheses. Carol Merritt makes “Knitted Knockers” for women who have undergone a major breast surgery. Knitted Knockers are free, knitted cotton prostheses that have the shape and feel of a real breast. According to Merritt, Knockers […]

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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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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, Health, Weather

Skin Care During the Summertime

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Click the play button above to learn more about how to keep your face healthy. Audio Transcript: Skin Care in the Summer By Casey Buscher SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Taking care of your skin during the summer will help keep away breakouts and oily skin. Summertime has the potential to bring everything from sunburns to oily skin to dry patches […]

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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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Health

Ayurveda Offers an Answer About How to Stay Healthy With a Busy Lifestyle

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Click here to learn more about how the ancient healing system of Ayurveda can help one maintain a healthy lifestyle in today’s society. Audio Transcript: Maintaining Balance with Ayurveda By Keir Chapman Syracuse, N.Y. (NCC News) — The importance of maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly is stressed throughout one’s lifetime. It is considered such a priority, the […]

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Central New York, Community, Crime, Health, Non-profit

Local Non-Profit Helping to Build a Better Life for Transitioning Residents

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Click below to hear about Center for Community Alternatives! Audio Transcript: Center for Community Alternatives Wrap By Alazia Williams SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News)— Since 1981, the Center for Community Alternatives has served the community as an outlet for youth and adults in their to transition back into everyday life after prison. They also help prevent young people from […]

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