Bret Jaspers

Managing Editor

Originally from Rochester, radio has brought Bret back to picturesque upstate New York. He's reported for NPRWYPR News and WYPR's The Signal. Past production work was with WNYC’s On the MediaThe Brian Lehrer Show and Soundcheck. He won a First Place Associated Press Association award in the Best Use of Sound category for upstate New York stations for his story on hospitality students in the Southern Tier. That story also received a PRNDI award. He also received an AP Special Mention as part of the team that produced WSKG's series The First Five.

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Take action. That was the message from Vice President and Regional Economist at M&T Bank Gary Keith to Binghamton’s business community on Tuesday.

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Dan White of Apalachin is a freshman at SUNY Broome, near Binghamton. At first, he thought about attending the University of Buffalo, but decided to live at home, save money, and work at a local Subway sandwich shop. Dan admits he thought college would be like a harder version of high school. But it was definitely tougher than that.

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Governor Cuomo's plan for free state college tuition would be the first of its kind in the U.S. because it would include 4-year schools, not just community colleges. 

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A bill to legalize Aid in Dying has been re-submitted in the New York legislature. 

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The “Save My Care” bus made a stop in Binghamton this afternoon on its way from Albany to Pittsburgh. 

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An expansion of industrial hemp farming was one of Governor Cuomo’s proposals Wednesday at his regional State of the State address in Syracuse. 

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Broome County Executive Jason Garnar today officially called the area’s opioid epidemic a “public health emergency.” 

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New York's colleges are concerned about retaining students. 

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Susan Rahn's doctors first discovered cancer in her back a few years ago. They traced its to her breast, and she's now at Stage 4 - a terminal diagnosis. Rahn changes her medication every three months to fight the pain.

"The pain is going to at some point get substantially worse as the cancer progresses," Rahn said. "Because it's eventually going to get into a vital organs: my lungs or my liver or my brain."

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A wastewater treatment plant in Endicott can continue to take in leachate from landfills in Broome and Seneca Counties. 

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