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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Advocates for people with disabilities in Broome County are urging people to contact their member of Congress. It’s part of a last-minute effort to prevent the House of Representatives from passing a replacement to the Affordable Care Act.

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On Wednesday, Binghamton and Southern Tier residents woke up to Day Two of a record-setting winter snowstorm.

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The City of Binghamton lifted its travel ban early this morning. At a 10:30 am press conference outside City Hall, Mayor Rich David said the main roads are clear. The city had 25 vehicles from various agencies plowing yesterday and through the night, he said. Still, it was difficult to keep up with the snowfall, even on the main thoroughfares.

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As Congress attempts to change the Affordable Care Act, members are facing questions in their districts about how they come down on the new health care bill being pushed by House Speaker Paul Ryan and the Trump Administration.  

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In the past few presidential elections, rural voters have been shifting ever closer to Republicans. And in many of those areas, the GOP dominates local politics, too. Upstate New York is no different, outside of urban areas like Rochester and college towns like Ithaca, which tend to vote Democratic. 

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Getting access to treatment for addiction can be hard. The advocacy group Truth PHARM recently surveyed people in the region who’ve dealt with opioid addiction and then struggled to find help. 

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Ithaca College has announced a new president. Shirley M. Collado will take over for Tom Rochon. 

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A community of Muslims in the Southern Tier is happy and relieved now that a Tennessee man who was plotting to attack them has been found guilty on four federal charges

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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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