Jason Smith http://wrvo.org en Reveal, an investigative radio show http://wrvo.org/post/reveal-investigative-radio-show <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">Join us on Sunday July, 13 at 7:00 p.m. for Reveal, an investigative radio show from The Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 16:05:36 +0000 Jason Smith 58657 at http://wrvo.org Reveal, an investigative radio show Severe storms kill 3 people in Madison County, damage homes, cause power outages throughout region http://wrvo.org/post/severe-storms-kill-3-people-madison-county-damage-homes-cause-power-outages-throughout-region <p><strong>10:04 p.m. update:</strong></p><p>The National Weather Service says three people died from the storms in Madison County.</p><p>Family members confirm to WRVO News that three people were killed in Peterboro&nbsp;when the homes they were in on Goff Road collapsed after being pounded by thunderstorms.</p><p>The deceased include a mother and her four-month-old daughter who were in a single family home. Another woman, approximately 70 years old, according to family members, was in a mobile home that was also destroyed. In all, four homes collapsed.</p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 23:47:44 +0000 Jason Smith 58572 at http://wrvo.org Severe storms kill 3 people in Madison County, damage homes, cause power outages throughout region Heroin overdoses in Oswego leave 1 SUNY Oswego student dead, 2 others hospitalized http://wrvo.org/post/heroin-overdoses-oswego-leave-1-suny-oswego-student-dead-2-others-hospitalized <p><em>Story updated on Monday, May 12 at 8:00 a.m.</em></p><p></p><p>On the SUNY Oswego campus, students say they are still coming to terms with the weekend's heroin overdoses, in which one student died and two others were hospitalized.</p><p>Many students say they are uncomfortable talking about the subject. One student, Jessie Brandt, said she was scared when she first saw the emergency alerts on her phone.</p> Sat, 10 May 2014 14:57:43 +0000 Jason Smith & Gino Geruntino 55575 at http://wrvo.org Heroin overdoses in Oswego leave 1 SUNY Oswego student dead, 2 others hospitalized Re:Sound - Unforgettable stories curated from around the world http://wrvo.org/post/resound-unforgettable-stories-curated-around-world <p>During the month of May, join us for a new look at sound. From the producers of&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(40, 52, 89); font-family: 'Helvetica Bold', 'Lucida Grande', Helvetica, Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; line-height: 21.599998474121094px;">The Third Coast International Audio Festival, we present a special series of its flagship radio program "Re:sound." Hosted by award-winning producer and writer Gwen Macsai, "Re:sound" is known for presenting unforgettable audio stories carefully curated from around the world. Thu, 08 May 2014 15:16:56 +0000 Jason Smith 55456 at http://wrvo.org Re:Sound - Unforgettable stories curated from around the world America Abroad - Afghanistan After Karzai http://wrvo.org/post/america-abroad-afghanistan-after-karzai <p align="left" style="margin-bottom: 10px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; color: rgb(85, 85, 85); font-family: Tahoma, Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif; letter-spacing: 0.11999999731779099px; line-height: normal;">Join us on Sunday, April 27 at 7:00 p.m. as we bring you a conversation on the future of Afghanistan. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 15:44:03 +0000 Jason Smith 54774 at http://wrvo.org America Abroad - Afghanistan After Karzai Le Moyne College appoints new president http://wrvo.org/post/le-moyne-college-appoints-new-president <p>The Le Moyne College Board of Trustees unanimously elected a new president Thursday, naming Linda LeMura as its 14th president. She will become the first lay female to serve as president of a Jesuit college or university in the world.</p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 11:06:50 +0000 Jason Smith 53753 at http://wrvo.org Le Moyne College appoints new president State of the Re:Union http://wrvo.org/post/state-reunion <p style="margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 1.5em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: 'Helvetica Bold', 'Lucida Grande', Helvetica, Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); line-height: 18px;">State of the Re:Union is hosted by Public Radio Talent Quest Winner and performance artist Al Letson. With a journalistic, documentary-style approach, each hour-long program focuses exclusively on one city, region, or other community and features interviews, commentary, recordings, listener-generated letters, and music. Fri, 21 Mar 2014 11:42:35 +0000 Jason Smith 53036 at http://wrvo.org State of the Re:Union Winter storm brings heavy snow to the region http://wrvo.org/post/winter-storm-brings-heavy-snow-region <p>Spring is just over a week away, but winter storm warnings are in effect for most of central and northern New York from early Wednesday morning until early Thursday, as a large winter storm is expected to sweep through the area Wednesday afternoon into Thursday.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 19:00:52 +0000 Jason Smith 52509 at http://wrvo.org Winter storm brings heavy snow to the region Oswego County nuclear plant shut down for the second time in less than a week http://wrvo.org/post/oswego-county-nuclear-plant-shut-down-second-time-less-week <p>For the second time in less than a week, the Nine Mile Point Unit 2 nuclear power plant in Oswego County experienced an automatic shutdown, due to a problem at the plant.&nbsp;</p><p>The shutdown happened around 4:30 p.m. Monday. According to a spokesperson from Constellation Energy, which owns the plant, a worker "inadvertently contacted a highly sensitive plant component." As a result, safety systems shut down the plant automatically.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 13:16:42 +0000 Jason Smith 52500 at http://wrvo.org Oswego County nuclear plant shut down for the second time in less than a week Reveal, a new investigative radio show http://wrvo.org/post/reveal-new-investigative-radio-show <p>How does heroin end up on the streets of Chicago? Why are minors being held in solitary confinement – even when they haven’t been convicted of a crime? And what happens when you pair poets with investigative journalists?</p><p>These are just a few of the questions explored in the second pilot episode of “<a href="http://revealradio.org/" target="_blank"><strong>Reveal</strong></a>,” a new radio show dedicated to investigative journalism from The Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX. Hear the broadcast Sunday evening, March 9, at 7:00 p.m.</p><p>On this episode:&nbsp;</p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 13:46:58 +0000 Jason Smith 52279 at http://wrvo.org Reveal, a new investigative radio show State of the Re:Union, a Black History Month special http://wrvo.org/post/state-reunion-black-history-month-special <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'Helvetica Bold', 'Lucida Grande', Helvetica, Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; line-height: 18px;">During a month selected to celebrate “history,” we certainly are treated to a lot of the same familiar stories: the battles won for Civil Rights, the glory of Martin Luther King Jr.’s words, the hardships endured by slaves. And as important as those narratives are for us to collectively remember, many others get lost in trumpeting the same heroic tales. Thu, 20 Feb 2014 15:45:52 +0000 Jason Smith 51633 at http://wrvo.org State of the Re:Union, a Black History Month special New York in the World http://wrvo.org/post/new-york-world-0 <p style="margin-top: 3px; margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 18px; background-color: rgb(243, 248, 250);">Join us Sunday, February 16 for an encore presentation of New York in the World. This documentary brings you stories of union workers in Buffalo, fashion designers in New York City, and farmers in the Finger Lakes - all talking about how they've found a place amid today's new economic realities.</p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 16:46:59 +0000 Jason Smith 51325 at http://wrvo.org New York in the World Innovation Hub: The Beatles http://wrvo.org/post/innovation-hub-beatles <p>On February 9, 1964, The Beatles took America by storm, making their first appearance on the Ed Sullivan show.&nbsp;<span style="background-color: rgb(248, 248, 248); font-family: Cambria; font-size: 17px; line-height: normal; text-align: justify;">Fifty years later, we examine why the group was so innovative. Beyond reshaping music, they changed business, art, Hollywood, fashion, and culture. </span></p> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 16:15:06 +0000 Jason Smith 50977 at http://wrvo.org Innovation Hub: The Beatles State of emergency declared after winter storm closes schools, causes traffic problems http://wrvo.org/post/state-emergency-declared-after-winter-storm-closes-schools-causes-traffic-problems <p>A fast moving winter storm is dumping heavy snow along the Southern Tier early this morning and could leave a foot or more of snow on the ground by this evening.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 12:52:34 +0000 Jason Smith 50908 at http://wrvo.org State of emergency declared after winter storm closes schools, causes traffic problems Winter storm could make for a messy morning commute Wednesday http://wrvo.org/post/winter-storm-could-make-messy-morning-commute-wednesday <p>Winter storm warnings have been posted for all of central New York and parts of the North Country as a winter storm is expected move through the region Tuesday night and Wednesday.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 12:53:53 +0000 Jason Smith 50851 at http://wrvo.org Winter storm could make for a messy morning commute Wednesday Bitter cold, lake effect snow causes school closings, travel problems http://wrvo.org/post/bitter-cold-lake-effect-snow-causes-school-closings-travel-problems <p>Bitterly cold temperatures, strong winds and heavy lake effect snow is causing travel problems and <a href="http://wrvo.org/post/school-closings-and-delays-tuesday"><strong>school closings and delays </strong></a>around the region late Monday and Tuesday.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 06 Jan 2014 23:59:19 +0000 Jason Smith 49548 at http://wrvo.org Bitter cold, lake effect snow causes school closings, travel problems School closings and delays http://wrvo.org/post/school-closings-and-delays-1 <p><em>Last updated Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 5:05 am.</em></p><p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 10:52:12 +0000 Jason Smith 48386 at http://wrvo.org School closings and delays Syracuse University names new chancellor and president http://wrvo.org/post/syracuse-university-names-new-chancellor-and-president <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Syracuse University has announced that Kent </span>Syverud<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has been named the university's new chancellor and president.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Thu, 12 Sep 2013 11:57:07 +0000 Jason Smith 44035 at http://wrvo.org Syracuse University names new chancellor and president President Obama in Syracuse today http://wrvo.org/post/president-obama-syracuse-today <p>President Obama comes to Syracuse later today, where he will give a speech on college affordability and the middle class. The speech at Henninger High School is expected to begin at 6:00 p.m. Doors will open at 3:00 p.m. for those who have tickets, which were <strong><a href="http://www.wrvo.org/post/hundreds-try-tickets-see-president-obamas-bus-tour">distributed earlier this week</a></strong>.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 12:04:48 +0000 Jason Smith 43016 at http://wrvo.org President Obama in Syracuse today Tickets for President Obama visit to Syracuse to be made available Tuesday http://wrvo.org/post/tickets-president-obama-visit-syracuse-be-made-available-tuesday <p>President Barack Obama will visit the Syracuse area this week, giving a speech at Henninger High School on the importance of an affordable education. The president's speech is expected to begin at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday.</p> Tue, 20 Aug 2013 10:53:47 +0000 Jason Smith 42872 at http://wrvo.org Tickets for President Obama visit to Syracuse to be made available Tuesday Ask your question for the Syracuse mayoral candidates http://wrvo.org/post/ask-your-question-syracuse-mayoral-candidates <p>Primary day is September 10 this year. In Syracuse, three Democrats will face off in a primary for mayor. Common Councilor Pat Hogan and Alfonso Davis are challenging incumbent Mayor Stephanie Miner. As of now, there is no Republican candidate on the ballot, so whoever wins the primary is likely to win the general election in November.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 19 Aug 2013 10:55:31 +0000 Jason Smith 42812 at http://wrvo.org Justice Department ends investigation into Bernie Fine http://wrvo.org/post/justice-department-ends-investigation-bernie-fine <p>The U.S. Attorney's Office has dropped its year-long investigation of sexual abuse of minors by former Syracuse University assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine. Fri, 09 Nov 2012 15:28:00 +0000 Ryan Delaney & Jason Smith 28884 at http://wrvo.org Sandy causing scattered power outages, school closings http://wrvo.org/post/sandy-causing-scattered-power-outages-school-closings <p>The winds are starting to die down around central and northern New York, but high winds last night have caused power outages and some schools around the region decided on Monday to close or delay this morning.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 30 Oct 2012 14:00:00 +0000 Jason Smith 28235 at http://wrvo.org Sandy causing scattered power outages, school closings The Post-Standard to publish three days a week http://wrvo.org/post/post-standard-publish-three-days-week <p>After more than one hundred years in circulation, Syracuse's newspaper is cutting production to three days a week.</p><p> Tue, 28 Aug 2012 20:32:14 +0000 Jason Smith 25095 at http://wrvo.org November Congressional ballot decided http://wrvo.org/post/november-congressional-ballot-decided <p>Tuesday&#39;s federal primary in New York state was marked by low turnout.&nbsp; New York&#39;s primaries were split into three dates this year, with a presidential primary in April, Tuesday&#39;s Congressional primary and a September primary for state Senate and Assembly candidates. Experts believe having a primary in June, which is not traditional for New York, contributed to the low turnout. But, it is now known who will be on the ballot for Congress in November.</p><p> Wed, 27 Jun 2012 13:16:20 +0000 Jason Smith 21632 at http://wrvo.org Schumer wants to bring outsourced jobs back to upstate New York http://wrvo.org/post/schumer-wants-bring-outsourced-jobs-back-upstate-new-york <p>New York Senator Charles Schumer is pushing a new bill that he says would help bring outsourced jobs back to upstate New York.</p><p>The bill would provide a 20 percent tax credit for businesses that bring outsourced jobs back to the US as well as close tax loopholes for companies that ship jobs overseas.</p><p> Fri, 15 Jun 2012 13:56:34 +0000 Jason Smith 20993 at http://wrvo.org State Senate votes to give more money to schools in Republican represented districts http://wrvo.org/post/state-senate-votes-give-more-money-schools-republican-represented-districts <p>Republicans in the state Senate Tuesday night brought up a bill that would give $10 million in extra aid to schools.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 02 May 2012 12:14:27 +0000 Jason Smith 18558 at http://wrvo.org Romney rolls in New York, despite low voter turnout http://wrvo.org/post/romney-rolls-new-york-despite-low-voter-turnout <p>Mitt Romney won New York&rsquo;s presidential primary Tuesday without much difficulty. Romney won 62.4% of the vote statewide. Ron Paul finished second, picking up 15.7%. Newt Gingrich finished third, with 12.9% and Rick Santorum picked up 9% of the vote, despite dropping out of the race earlier this month.</p><p> Wed, 25 Apr 2012 13:21:24 +0000 Jason Smith 18180 at http://wrvo.org Romney rolls in New York, despite low voter turnout Audio: Gov. Cuomo talks transparency, other issues during stop in Syracuse http://wrvo.org/post/audio-gov-cuomo-talks-transparency-other-issues-during-stop-syracuse <p>Governor Andrew Cuomo stopped in Syracuse Wednesday, fresh off the passage of the second straight on time budget under his administration. Cuomo called the $132.6 billion budget part of a series of actions that will transform New York State.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 04 Apr 2012 21:52:07 +0000 Jason Smith & Ellen Abbott 17135 at http://wrvo.org Bernie Fine Accusers file defamation lawsuit against Syracuse University, Jim Boeheim http://wrvo.org/post/bernie-fine-accusers-file-defamation-lawsuit-against-syracuse-university-jim-boeheim <p>Two men who accused former Syracuse University assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine of sexual abuse have filed a defamation lawsuit against Syracuse University and head basketball coach Jim Boeheim.</p><p> Wed, 14 Dec 2011 00:19:29 +0000 Jason Smith 11037 at http://wrvo.org