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16 minutes | 4 days ago
On this episode of City Limits Winds of Change, Chris Bolt looks at how the number of people of color getting coronavirus vaccinations trails behind the overall community rate due to both access and v
26 minutes | a month ago
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Higher Education
As the nation has grappled with a pandemic, the cries for racial and social justice have also grown in intensity. On this episode of City Limits: Winds of Change, how are places of higher education responding to ensure diversity, equity and inclusion? How are they dealing with bias, racial issu
59 minutes | 2 months ago
Celebrating Syracuse's Black History
WAER’s Syracuse Speaks program recently celebrated Black History Month by looking at influence on music, activism, and community, African Americans have a rich and often under-told legacy in the area.
12 minutes | 2 months ago
Righting The Wrongs Of Interstate 81 Will Require Intentional Action
The Interstate 81 project is inching closer to action with the anticipation of a public comment period and final environmental impact statement expected this year.
15 minutes | 3 months ago
Talking About Race and Identity at the Office
The calls for racial, social, and economic justice that rang out across the nation and in Central New York are echoing through the halls, offices, and boardrooms of corporate America.
14 minutes | 3 months ago
Having Police in SCSD Doesn't Mean Safety For Everyone
One of the reforms Syracuse's People’s Agenda for Policing coalition called for is the removal of police from city schools. They say that security resource officers, commonly referred to as SROs, cause more harm than protection to black and brown students.
20 minutes | 4 months ago
Addressing the Longstanding Achievement Gap from Georgia to Syracuse
In this edition of City Limits: Winds of Change, we begin with how Georgia State University has dramatically narrowed the achievement gap by increasing the graduation rate by 74-percent within 15 years. Author Andrew Gumbel discusses how the college dramatically turned things around for
15 minutes | 4 months ago
Black Equity and Excellence in Action
With $1 million earmarked for capacity building among black led non-profits in Syracuse, a local foundation now waits to assess the impact of its grant-making. In this episode of City Limits Winds of Change, we examine how first round grant recipients of the Central New York Community Foundation
19 minutes | 4 months ago
Measuring the Impact of Police Reform
The echoes of protests, marches and rallies have gone quiet in Syracuse. But one issue a the center of the uproar, police conduct against people of color, has not. The killing of George Floyd sparked public outcry but numerous issues of police reform have been in the works for years. What was
6 minutes | 5 months ago
Racial Justice Means Changing The Process
The Central New York Community Foundation pledged $1 million to racial justice following the multiple killings of Black people by law enforcement this past summer.
19 minutes | 6 months ago
Art and Activism: A Conversation with Members of the Black Artist Collective
The previous episode of City Limits examined efforts in the Syracuse community to use art to heal the emotional wounds created by instances of racial injustice, police brutality, and social unrest. In that episode, you heard voices of members of the Black Artist Collective, an organized group of
16 minutes | 6 months ago
How Art Amplifies Social Movements
Historically, black artists have long played an integral role in social justice movements by using their art and their voice to amplify anger and frustrations. This City Limits episode examines how artists and arts organizations in Syracuse are working to support and sustain the racial justice m
8 minutes | 10 months ago
Local Nonprofit Shares Data Linking Structural Inequalities And COVID-19 Pandemic In CNY
COVID-19 didn’t so much create new issues for Central New Yorker experiencing poverty, but instead exacerbated existing inequalities.
16 minutes | a year ago
The Uncertainty Surrounding Hemp
Hemp growers are deciding right now how much hemp crops to plant with the unknowns of when they will be able to farm and when processors will be able to start, again. As part of City Limits Food For Thought, John Smith reports the industry appeared to be gaining state support before the COVID-19
12 minutes | a year ago
Winners of Inaugural Agriculture Innovation Competition Aim To Change The Food System
***Episode 43 of City Limits begins our Food for Thought series. Food for Thought is our newest reporting project focusing on the state’s largest economic sector: agriculture. ***
5 minutes | a year ago
Tackling P-O-V-E-R-T-Y With the Power of Letters and Words
It’s well-established that education is often key to breaking the cycle of poverty by opening doors better-paying jobs. But what about something as basic as literacy? An estimated 60,000 adults in Onondaga County lack literacy skills.
8 minutes | 2 years ago
'A Shadow Cast' Shines Light On History And Present Reality of Communities Along I-81 Viaduct
6 minutes | 2 years ago
Doula Care In Syracuse Is Working To Decrease Maternal Health Racial Disparities
9 minutes | 2 years ago
City Limits-Research Shows Nojaim's Closing Is Not A Priority For Those Living Around It
Nojaim Market closing on Syracuse’s Near Westside renewed a conversation about food access in some of the city’s most impoverished n
60 minutes | 2 years ago
City Limits Talk- Mayor Ben Walsh
In his state of the city address this year, Mayor Ben Walsh said Syracuse's best days aren't just around the corner, but they are i
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