News & Opinion

Listener Data Helped Drive WAER Programming Shift

On June 30, the Syracuse University-owned and operated station introduced changes to its weekday programming schedule.

Public radio isn’t all pledge drives and quirky human-interest narratives, they say at WAER-FM (88.3). Sometimes, it’s about shaking up the formula to better suit your audience.

Dear Mr. President

Part of the Problem? No, CNY Can Be Part of the Solutions

I like children ... to a point. I’ll even go a step further and say that anyone who lacks a soft spot for kids at risk needs help themselves.

Problems of a Neglected Region Cross U.S. Borders

Every once in a while, our cluelessness about our neighbors to the south erupts into full-scale engaged lunacy.

“The people of the United States will do anything for Latin America, except read about it.”

Interview: State Senator David Valesky

Grant Reeher’s interview with Senator Dave Valesky.

State Sen. Dave Valesky represents the 53rd District, which contains most of Syracuse along with areas to the east. He is a member of the Independent Democratic Conference (IDC), a group of Democrats who broke from the Democratic Conference and joined in a coalition with State Senate Republicans to constitute a working majority. Recently, the IDC announced it plans to join with State Senate Democrats after the elections n November.

News and Blues

Your weekly re-cap of weird and funny news from around the nation.

Curses, Foiled Again

Syracuse’s Iron Woman

Lectie Altman strives to be a world-class triathlete.

One if by land, Two if by sea… Three if by bike.

Stage of Nations Blue Rain EcoFest (Photos)

(Photos) Stage of Nations Blue Rain EcoFest 2014

Syracuse New Times photographer Michael Davis captured some of the sights on Saturday July 26 during the Stage of Nations Blue Rain Eco Fest. See the photos below:

Street Painting 2014 | Chalk Drawing Photos

Syracuse New Times Street Painting Photos

See Michael Davis photos from the 2014 Syracuse New Times Street Painting Competition!

New York Jets 2014 Training Camp Photos

David Armelino’s photo gallery from the 2014 New York Jets training camp in Cortland, NY.

See David Armelino's photos from the New York Jets training camp in Cortland.

Top 5 Stories of the Week

July 21 – 27

Each week, we tally the numbers to bring you the Top 5 Most Read Stories of the Week on As tastes and interests change, so do the Top 5. Whether it’s a story about local festivals, Open Farm Day or a photo gallery, Syracuse New Times readers click and read the stories that are meaningful to you.