Wed October 29, 2014

Gillibrand wants plastic microbeads removed from personal care products

Originally published on Wed October 29, 2014 9:35 am

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) discusses the impact of microbeads on the environment. Oswego Mayor Tom Gillen (left) and Port of Oswego Board Chairman Terry Hammill (right) attended.
Gino Geruntino WRVO

They are in products people use every day to help get grime off their hands, keep their faces acne free and even make their teeth pearly white. But environmentalists and New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) say plastic microbeads are polluting the country's lakes and streams.

While standing in front of Lake Ontario, Gillibrand announced her push to get companies to remove microbeads from personal care products like hand soap, facial scrubs and toothpaste, citing the harmful effects they have on the environment.

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Mon October 27, 2014

Through pen and paper, veterans find a way to cope

Originally published on Mon October 27, 2014 9:16 pm

Doug D'elia, who served in the Air Force in Vietnam, reads a writing prompt at a veterans writing group.
Ryan Delaney WRVO

Andrew Miller had finished his second tour in Afghanistan for the U.S. Army, but he didn’t have a lot of time to think about it before being thrown back into the world, now labeled a veteran.

"Nobody gave us the time or the room to figure out what it meant to us," he said. "We caught planes, hipped and hopped and skipped and jumped. And the next thing we do, we were having a parade shoved down our throat."

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Sat October 25, 2014

Connections: Innovation Friday - Health Costs

Originally published on Fri October 24, 2014 3:26 pm

We get an update on the New York City Ebola case with Dr. Peter Salgo, host of Second Opinion and practicing physician at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York City. Then we talk with Jeanne Pinder, she is the founder of and a former New York Times journalist. 

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Mon October 20, 2014

Refugees receive certification to open home daycares

Originally published on Fri October 17, 2014 3:46 pm

Program Specialist for the Buffalo Refugee Childcare Microenterprise Project Shannon Linehan and Childcare Resource Network Education Specialist Michelle Wilson with aspiring refugee business owners who received NYS certification to open home daycares Friday.

A group of refugees received New York State certifications to open their own in home daycare centers Friday. The seven aspiring business owners were among three groups this year to receive certifications through the Buffalo Refugee Childcare Microenterprise Project.

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Thu October 16, 2014

Cuomo says state preparing for potential Ebola cases

Color-enhanced electron micrograph of Ebola virus particles.
Credit Wikipedia Commons

There are no known cases of Ebola in New York, but Governor Cuomo and state officials are making preparations in case one occurs, and have identified eight hospitals as Ebola care centers.

Cuomo says eight hospitals around the state have been identified as Ebola treatment centers, and personnel at all 200 of the state’s hospitals will be trained on how to respond if a person with Ebola walks into their emergency room.

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