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6:48am

Fri October 24, 2014
Race

A Black Cosmetic Company Sells, Or Sells Out?

Originally published on Fri October 24, 2014 2:50 pm

Real Housewives of Atlanta star Lisa Wu Hartwell gets a hair treatment at a "Curl Party" hosted by Carol's Daughter and theYBF.com in 2010.
Paras Griffin Landov

Cosmetics giant L'Oréal purchased Carol's Daughter, a beauty company that sells natural hair and skin products for black women, earlier this week. It may seem like an unlikely chapter in the story of a business that began in a Brooklyn kitchen.

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6:43am

Fri October 24, 2014
Politics

Despite lack of interest, Onondaga County sheriff race has strong candidates

Republican Gene Conway, left, and Democrat Toby Shelley are the candidates in the race for Onondaga County Sheriff. They spoke with Campbell Conversations host Grant Reeher.
WRVO

For the first time in two decades, Onondaga County will have a new sheriff next January. The two men vying for the opportunity to succeed longtime sheriff Kevin Walsh, who’s retiring, are making the rounds across the county this fall, trying to convince voters to pay attention to the race.  

The candidates are Republican Gene Conway, currently the police chief in the town of Dewitt, and Democrat Toby Shelley, a 16-year veteran of the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Department, who retired in 2011.

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6:27am

Fri October 24, 2014
Education

Utica City School District rejects state funding for extra classroom time

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The Utica City School District's Board of Education unanimously rejected $4.1 million in state funding to extend the school day in five city schools.

The grant would have allowed the the school district to increase classroom time by 25 percent. An additional hour and a half would have been tacked onto the end of the school day from Monday through Thursday, and summer classes would have been added. District officials hoped extra learning time would raise Common Core test scores.

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5:34am

Fri October 24, 2014
Health

Breakfast: Not the meal of champions?

For generations, parents and nutritionists repeated the claim that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. This week on WRVO's health and wellness show "Take Care," hosts Linda Lowen and Lorraine Rapp speak with health reporter Gretchen Reynolds about new scientific research showing that this may not be the case. Gretchen Reynolds writes for The New York Times Well blog

Lorraine Rapp: For years we’ve been told not to skip breakfast especially if we’re trying to lose weight. Why all of a sudden, are the experts backing off that advice?

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5:07am

Fri October 24, 2014
Strange News

Halloween Twitter War Pits Conan O'Brien Against Madeleine Albright

Originally published on Fri October 24, 2014 7:03 am

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5:02am

Fri October 24, 2014
Business

Facebook's Zuckerberg Shares His Mandarin Skills

Originally published on Fri October 24, 2014 7:03 am

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4:53am

Fri October 24, 2014
Politics

Courting Republicans, Georgia Democrat Tries To Keep His Seat

Originally published on Fri October 24, 2014 2:25 pm

Rep. John Barrow speaks at First African Baptist Church in Dublin, Ga. Barrow needs African-Americans to turn out on Election Day, but they're not enough to put him over the top.
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4:53am

Fri October 24, 2014
Remembrances

Journalist And Political Aide Frank Mankiewicz Dies At 90

Originally published on Fri October 24, 2014 7:03 am

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4:53am

Fri October 24, 2014
Sports

Giants Fans Prepare For World Series To Hit City By The Bay

Originally published on Fri October 24, 2014 7:03 am

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6:31am

Thu October 23, 2014
Jazz

Herbie Hancock: 'On A Path To Find My Own Answer'

Originally published on Thu October 23, 2014 10:26 am

Herbie Hancock's new memoir is titled Possibilities.
Jessica Hancock Courtesy of the artist

6:15am

Thu October 23, 2014
Environment

NYSERDA promoting program for high-efficiency wood burning heat systems

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As the home heating season approaches, the New York State Energy Research and Development Agency, or NYSERDA, is pushing a program that offers incentives for heating homes with wood pellets and cordwood, and using the latest high-efficiency, low-emission wood heating systems.

New York state started the Renewable Heat New York program in July. The $27 million initiative promotes the highest efficiency wood burning technologies in the country.

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6:14am

Thu October 23, 2014
Regional Coverage

Faith leaders, police hope to be 'proactive' in improving relations

Pastor Daren Jaimi of the People's AME Zion Church with other clergy members.
Ryan Delaney WRVO

Members of the Syracuse faith community and the city’s police department want to be “proactive” in improving the relationship between the community and police department.

African-African faith leaders will hold a series of monthly community meetings at different churches in the city beginning next month with the goal of facilitating a dialog between the police department and community members.

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5:30am

Thu October 23, 2014
Europe

How Much Would You Pay For A Putin-Themed Music Box?

Originally published on Thu October 23, 2014 7:14 am

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5:30am

Thu October 23, 2014
Education

Wave Away Math Homework With An App

Originally published on Thu October 23, 2014 7:14 am

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Good morning, I'm Steve Inskeep. Suppose you need the answer to 70 times five?

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It's 350.

INSKEEP: Or 12 times four.

GREENE: 48.

INSKEEP: That's impressive, David.

GREENE: Well, thank you.

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5:30am

Thu October 23, 2014
World

With Bears On The Streets, Canadian Town Cancels Halloween

Originally published on Thu October 23, 2014 7:14 am

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And now this. Winter comes early in the Canadian Arctic, which means polar bear season.

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9:51pm

Wed October 22, 2014
Politics

In their only debate, four candidates for governor spar

Candidates for New York governor, from left, the Green Party's Howie Hawkins, Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Republican Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino.
Ryan Delaney/WRVO & Zack Seward/WXXI

The four candidates for governor of New York met on a stage together in Buffalo Wednesday night for likely the only time this fall.

The debate began with questions of economic development, hydrofracking and political corruption. It soon turned into a series of no longer on-topic jabs between Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Republican challenger Rob Astorino, the executive of Westchester County.

Cuomo is seeking his second term as governor.

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8:56am

Wed October 22, 2014
Shots - Health News

Banned Drugs Still Turning Up In Weight-Loss Supplements

Originally published on Thu October 23, 2014 9:04 am

Even versions of Zi Xiu Tang Bee Pollen labeled "genuine" and "anti-counterfeit" have been found to contain the drug sibutramine, which was supposed to come off the U.S. market in 2010 for safety reasons.
Food and Drug Administration

Americans spend about $4 billion a year on weight-loss supplements. And the Food and Drug Administration spends a lot of effort policing distributors who market fraudulent products that are tainted with unsafe, banned drugs.

But a study published Tuesday finds that buyers should beware: Just because the FDA recalls a product for containing dangerous substances doesn't mean the product disappears from the market.

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5:17am

Wed October 22, 2014
Politics

Candidates for New York governor prepare for race's only debate

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Four of the candidates running for New York state governor will be participating in a debate shown on public television and heard on public radio.

Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Republican Rob Astorino, Green Party candidate Howie Hawkins and the Libertarian Party’s Michael McDermott will appear together in an hour long debate, the only televised contest of the 2014 governor’s race.

GOP challenger Astorino had wanted a chance for the two major party candidates to hold additional debates on TV. Astorino spoke before the debate schedule was settled.

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5:17am

Wed October 22, 2014
Politics

Hawkins says he will attack Cuomo's stance on hydrofracking during debate

Ellen Abbott WRVO

The controversial issue of hydrofracking will come up in Wednesday night’s gubernatorial debate if Howie Hawkins has anything to do with it. The Green Party candidate will be on the stage in Buffalo with Democratic incumbent Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Republican Rob Astorino and Libertarian candidate Michael McDermott.

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5:16am

Wed October 22, 2014
Politics

Final debate held in race to fill open North Country congressional seat

From left, Matt Funiciello, Elise Stefanik, and Aaron Woolf at the WWNY-TV studios in Watertown.

Gun control was one of the topics the three candidates running for the North Country's open congressional seat discussed during their final debate of the election season, hosted by WWNY-TV in Watertown. Both Republican Elise Stefanik and Democrat Aaron Woolf agree the New York SAFE Act is flawed.

Woolf says there needs to be a discussion about sensible gun control, and that mental health should be looked at, starting in schools.

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5:16am

Wed October 22, 2014
Health

Upstate Medical University receives training to handle possible Ebola patients

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New York State Health Department officials are in Syracuse this week looking at how SUNY Upstate Medical University is preparing to become one of two hospitals in upstate New York designated to deal with Ebola patients.

Being an Ebola hospital means Upstate has to be ready on three fronts, according to hospital CEO John McCabe.

"One is identifying the patients early," McCabe said. "Second is taking care of them in a safe way, and third is being sure that no other patient, staff member, family member has any exposure.”

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5:13am

Wed October 22, 2014
Music News

Taylor Swift Sells White Noise In Canada

Originally published on Wed October 22, 2014 7:32 am

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Good morning, I'm David Greene. You might say the musician Taylor Swift is so popular fans will listen to whatever she puts out. Like this single from an upcoming album...

(WHITE NOISE)

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5:07am

Wed October 22, 2014
Business

Problem With The Product: Mom Protests 'Breaking Bad' Merchandise

Originally published on Wed October 22, 2014 7:32 am

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4:33am

Wed October 22, 2014
Politics

The 2014 Campaign Ads That You Just Can't Stop Replaying

Originally published on Wed October 22, 2014 9:00 am

In this campaign ad, GOP candidate Terri Lynn Land sips coffee after asking the viewer to "think about" accusations that she's waging a war on women.
Terry Land YouTube

4:33am

Wed October 22, 2014
Media

Inside Larry King's Complicated Mind, As Shown In Late-Night Tweets

Originally published on Wed October 22, 2014 7:32 am

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4:33am

Wed October 22, 2014
Politics

Concern Over New-Voter Registration In Georgia Ahead Of Election

Originally published on Wed October 22, 2014 5:26 pm

A voter casts her ballot at a polling site for Georgia's 2014 primary election in Atlanta.
David Goldman AP

This election season is proving to be tough for Democrats, but many believe they can turn the red state of Georgia blue with the help of new voters.

One voter registration campaign led by the New Georgia Project, a "nonpartisan effort" according to its website, has targeted black, Latino and Asian-American residents.

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4:33am

Wed October 22, 2014
Author Interviews

Among The Young And Privileged In North Korea

Originally published on Wed October 22, 2014 9:59 am

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In the summer of 2011, American journalist Suki Kim got a job teaching English at the elite, all-male Pyongyang University of Science and Technology in the North Korean capital.

Kim, who was born in South Korea and immigrated with her family to the U.S. at age 13, is a fluent Korean speaker and secretly took notes during her six months at the university in Pyongyang. This formed the basis for her new book, Without You, There Is No Us.

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4:33am

Wed October 22, 2014
Sports

World Series Opens With A Thud For Royals

Originally published on Wed October 22, 2014 7:32 am

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7:14am

Tue October 21, 2014
Politics

In Tight Races, Both Parties Bank On Early Votes

Originally published on Wed October 22, 2014 2:48 pm

President Obama casts an early ballot for the midterm elections at the Dr. Martin Luther King Community Service Center in Chicago on Monday.
Brendan Smialowski AFP/Getty Images

On the first day for in-person early voting in Illinois, President Obama went to the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center to cast his ballot.

"I'm so glad I can early vote here," he told the elections worker checking him in.

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6:09am

Tue October 21, 2014
Politics

No consensus on redistricting ballot amendment

A map of upstate New York's Assembly districts.
New York State Board of Elections

Next month voters will decide whether they want to change the way redistricting is done in New York state by voting on a ballet amendment that would change the state’s constitution. But there are different opinions over whether the amendment actually gets rid of gerrymandering or not.

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