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City Limits is a year-long audio journalism project that examines the living and socio-economic conditions behind the alarming poverty rate in Syracuse.

City Limits - A Poverty Project WAER

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    • 4.9 • 17 Ratings

City Limits is a year-long audio journalism project that examines the living and socio-economic conditions behind the alarming poverty rate in Syracuse.

    Having Police in SCSD Doesn't Mean Safety For Everyone

    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.

    • 13 min
    Addressing the Longstanding Achievement Gap from Georgia to Syracuse

    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

    • 20 min
    Black Equity and Excellence in Action

    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

    • 14 min
    Measuring the Impact of Police Reform

    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

    • 19 min
    Racial Justice Means Changing The Process

    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.

    • 5 min
    Art and Activism: A Conversation with Members of the Black Artist Collective

    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

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

Uryniakjl ,

City Limits Encourages Action

As a Syracuse native, I was surprised to hear how high our poverty levels are compared to the rest of the country. WAER's City Limits project does an excellent job of highlighting the issues and encouraging action. The episodes are powerful and inspiring.

GMBush ,

A worthwhile listen

Education is key, and this podcast strives to educate the public on the severe poverty problem in Syracuse while featuring local organizations that are working to help. Very insightful and worth a listen!

Joe Henneberry ,

Good work, doing good!

I’ve heard these stories are actually encouraging people to action. That’s what good reporting can do on important issues.

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