Grant Reeher http://wrvo.org en Michael Falcone on the Campbell Conversations http://wrvo.org/post/michael-falcone-campbell-conversations <p><span style="font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;">Michael Falcone is Chairman Emeritus&nbsp;of the Pioneer Companies, a commercial real estate development enterprise in Upstate New York, Denver, and Phoenix.&nbsp; Prior to that, he was a partner with Robert Congel in the Pyramid Companies.&nbsp; In this edition of the Campbell Conversations, Grant Reeher speaks with him about malls, hotels, the development trajectory of Syracuse, the proper role of government in development, and Syracuse University's impact on the city.</span></p><p></p> Sun, 06 Jul 2014 20:42:00 +0000 Grant Reeher 58310 at http://wrvo.org Michael Falcone on the Campbell Conversations Steve Butler on The Campbell Conversations http://wrvo.org/post/steve-butler-campbell-conversations-0 <p><span style="font-family: calibri, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;">Through its Engage CNY initiative, the non-profit organization CNY Arts has recently completed a thorough inventory and survey of the arts, and of citizens' views and preferences about arts and culture in the Central New York region.&nbsp; In this edition of the Campbell Conversations, Grant Reeher speaks with Stephen Butler, the executive director of CNY Arts, about the findings, and about the plan that has been developed in light of them.&nbsp; They also discuss the Syracuse Symphony an Sun, 29 Jun 2014 20:07:24 +0000 Grant Reeher 58121 at http://wrvo.org Steve Butler on The Campbell Conversations David Holwerk on The Campbell Conversations http://wrvo.org/post/david-holwerk-campbell-conversations <p><span style="font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;">On this week's edition of the Campbell Conversations, host Grant Reeher talks with the David Holwerk, Director of Communications for the Kettering Foundation and a long-time print journalist, about the problems with American democracy and constructive citizen engagement, and what the Foundation is doing to try to address them.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p></p> Sun, 22 Jun 2014 20:16:58 +0000 Grant Reeher 57821 at http://wrvo.org David Holwerk on The Campbell Conversations David Cobb of 'Move to Amend' on the Campbell Conversations http://wrvo.org/post/david-cobb-move-amend-campbell-conversations <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Calibri; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal;">One of the fallouts of the Supreme Court’s&nbsp;</span><i style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Calibri; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal;">Citizen</i><i style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Calibri; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal;">s</i><i style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Calibri; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;United</i><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Calibri; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;decision has been the e Sun, 15 Jun 2014 20:23:51 +0000 Grant Reeher 57391 at http://wrvo.org David Cobb of 'Move to Amend' on the Campbell Conversations John Katko on The Campbell Conversations http://wrvo.org/post/john-katko-campbell-conversations <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Calibri; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal;">In one of his first extended public interviews, John Katko talks with Grant Reeher on the Campbell Conversations.&nbsp; Katko is the former federal prosecutor challenging Dan Maffei for the </span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Calibri; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal;">24</span><font size="1" style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Calibri; line-height: normal;"><span style="font-size: 7.3pt;"><sup>th</sup></span></font><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-fami Sun, 25 May 2014 21:25:58 +0000 Grant Reeher 56385 at http://wrvo.org John Katko on The Campbell Conversations 'Elect Her' panel on The Campbell Conversations http://wrvo.org/post/elect-her-panel-campbell-conversations <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Calibri; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal;"><a href="http://www.aauw.org/what-we-do/campus-programs/elect-her-campus-women-win/" target="_blank"><strong>Elect Her</strong></a> is an initiative co-sponsored by the American Association of University Women.&nbsp; It involves trainings held at universities and colleges to support and recruit more young women to pursue leadership positions on campus, as well as future political office.&nbsp; In this edition of the Campbell Conversations, host Grant Reeher speaks with a local director of the A Sun, 18 May 2014 20:44:08 +0000 Grant Reeher 55986 at http://wrvo.org 'Elect Her' panel on The Campbell Conversations Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee on The Campbell Conversations (Pt 2) http://wrvo.org/post/rhode-island-gov-lincoln-chafee-campbell-conversations-pt-2 <p><span style="font-family: calibri, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;">In this edition of the Campbell Conversations, Grant Reeher continues the discussion with Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee.&nbsp; The governor frankly describes the political challenges he's encountered as governor, and the effects of his party switch after being elected.&nbsp; He also discussed his state's relatively smooth roll-out of Obamacare, and his political future.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p></p> Sun, 11 May 2014 19:17:29 +0000 Grant Reeher 55641 at http://wrvo.org Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee on The Campbell Conversations (Pt 2) Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee on The Campbell Conversations (Pt 1) http://wrvo.org/post/rhode-island-gov-lincoln-chafee-campbell-conversations-pt-1 <p style="font-family: calibri, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;">In the first of two-part interview, Grant Reeher discusses the current level of conflict and polarization between the two parties with Rhode Island Governor <a href="http://www.governor.ri.gov/" target="_blank"><strong>Lincoln Chafee</strong></a>.&nbsp; Chafee is particularly well-suited as an observer of this problem--when in the U.S. Sun, 04 May 2014 21:03:40 +0000 Grant Reeher 55283 at http://wrvo.org Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee on The Campbell Conversations (Pt 1) Stephen Zunes on The Campbell Conversations http://wrvo.org/post/stephen-zunes-campbell-conversations <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Calibri; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal;">Over the past 40 years, the world has witnessed a wave of democratization.&nbsp; Why have so many dictatorships fallen?&nbsp; This week on the Campbell Conversations, University of San Francisco professor Stephen Zunes argues that it’s largely because of strategic non-violent movements.&nbsp; Zunes also specializes in the Israel-Palestine conflict, and there he argues that the U.S. Sun, 27 Apr 2014 22:00:55 +0000 Grant Reeher 54946 at http://wrvo.org Stephen Zunes on The Campbell Conversations Joseph Fahey on The Campbell Conversations http://wrvo.org/post/joseph-fahey-campbell-conversations <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Calibri; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal;">One of Syracuse’s most intriguing mayors is Democrat James McGuire, who in 1896 bucked a Republican establishment to be elected into office, at just 26.&nbsp; This week on the Campbell Conversations host Grant Reeher talks with his biographer, Onondaga County Court Judge Joseph Fahey, about the mayor’s times, his legacy, and his controversial activism on behalf of Irish independence.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p> Sun, 20 Apr 2014 22:25:00 +0000 Grant Reeher 54001 at http://wrvo.org Joseph Fahey on The Campbell Conversations Susan Wood and Thomas Drake on The Campbell Conversations http://wrvo.org/post/susan-wood-and-thomas-drake-campbell-conversations <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;">In a continuation of <a href="http://wrvo.org/post/louis-clark-campbell-conversations" target="_blank"><strong>last week's</strong></a> conversation about government whistleblowing, host Grant Reeher talks this week with two actual whistleblowers, both of whom tell powerful stories about their experience.&nbsp; Susan Wood blew the whistle on the Food and Drug Administration's political stonewalling on the approval of the morning-after pill "Plan B," and Thomas Drak Sun, 13 Apr 2014 22:19:00 +0000 Grant Reeher 53997 at http://wrvo.org Susan Wood and Thomas Drake on The Campbell Conversations Louis Clark on The Campbell Conversations http://wrvo.org/post/louis-clark-campbell-conversations <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Calibri; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal;">The not-for-profit Government Accountability Project has been at the center of many of the nation’s highest profile whistleblower cases—involving nuclear power plants, the Star Wars anti-missile defense system, the World Bank, and the National Security Agency.&nbsp; This week on the Campbell Conversations host Grant Reeher talks with Louis Clark, the Project’s President.&nbsp; Clark discusses the importance of individual employees going public, and the challenges to them in doing so. Sun, 06 Apr 2014 22:45:00 +0000 Grant Reeher 53757 at http://wrvo.org Louis Clark on The Campbell Conversations Tim Kennedy on The Campbell Conversations http://wrvo.org/post/tim-kennedy-campbell-conversations <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Calibri; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal;">Like other newspapers, The Syracuse Post Standard has struggled in recent years, and it has made significant changes in the way it delivers the news and how it tries to interact with the public.&nbsp; In this edition of the Campbell Conversations, host Grant Reeher talks with Tim Kennedy, the person now in charge of navigating its course.&nbsp; Find out why he sees a bright future of opportunities for the Syracuse Media Group, despite the hits the company has taken.</span></p> Sun, 30 Mar 2014 20:02:00 +0000 Grant Reeher 53417 at http://wrvo.org Tim Kennedy on The Campbell Conversations Kevin Dunn on The Campbell Conversations http://wrvo.org/post/kevin-dunn-campbell-conversations <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Calibri; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal;">Sub-Saharan Africa is a big waterfront to cover, about 50 countries, with great diversity, but this edition of the Campbell Conversations attempts to cover it.&nbsp; Host Grant Reeher speaks with Hobart and William Smith political science professor Kevin Dunn, who has written numerous books on the region.&nbsp; They explore recent trends, common misperceptions, American foreign policy, and the increasing influence of China.</span></p><p></p> Sun, 23 Mar 2014 20:01:00 +0000 Grant Reeher 53041 at http://wrvo.org Kevin Dunn on The Campbell Conversations Randi Bregman on The Campbell Conversations http://wrvo.org/post/randi-bregman-campbell-conversations <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Calibri; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal;">Domestic abuse and sexual violence are complicated social problems that many people find difficult even to talk about.&nbsp; In this edition of the Campbell Conversations, host Grant Reeher has a frank and open discussion with <a href="http://www.verahouse.org/" target="_blank"><strong>Vera House</strong></a> executive director Randi Bregman, about the nature of the problems, the best ways to address them, and the personal experience of working with the victims.</span></p><p></p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 13:43:34 +0000 Grant Reeher 52871 at http://wrvo.org Randi Bregman on The Campbell Conversations Mark Monmonier on The Campbell Conversations http://wrvo.org/post/mark-monmonier-campbell-conversations <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;">You'd think that Global Warming would make for less snow, but in this episode of the Campbell Conversations we learn why it might produce more snow, at least in Central New York.&nbsp; Host Grant Reeher talks with <a href="http://www.markmonmonier.com/" target="_blank">Mark Monmonier</a> about his latest book,&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.amazon.com/Lake-Effect-Tales-Arctic-Recurrent/dp/0815610041/" target="_blank"><em style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Sun, 09 Mar 2014 20:43:00 +0000 Grant Reeher 52282 at http://wrvo.org Mark Monmonier on The Campbell Conversations Eleanor Powell on The Campbell Conversations http://wrvo.org/post/eleanor-powell-campbell-conversations <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Calibri; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal;">What effects do campaign contributions and independent expenditures really have on the way that Congress works?&nbsp; On this episode of the Campbell Conversations, Grant Reeher talks with Yale political scientist <a href="http://politicalscience.yale.edu/people/eleanor-powell" target="_blank"><strong>Eleanor Powell</strong></a>, an expert on money and Congress.&nbsp; Powell describes the complicated web of money’s influence, and considers what could realistically be done to change the system.< Sun, 02 Mar 2014 23:01:00 +0000 Grant Reeher 52035 at http://wrvo.org Eleanor Powell on The Campbell Conversations Larry Wilmore on The Campbell Conversations http://wrvo.org/post/larry-wilmore-campbell-conversations <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Calibri; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal;">February is Black History Month, but in this edition of the Campbell Conversations, humorist Larry Wilmore explains why he’d rather African-Americans got casinos instead of the celebration—which is also the title of his recent book.&nbsp; The writer and performer also discusses his experiences as the “senior black correspondent” for <a href="http://www.thedailyshow.com/news-team/larry-wilmore" target="_blank"><strong>The Daily Show with Jon Stewart</strong></a>.</span></p><p></p> Sun, 23 Feb 2014 21:47:00 +0000 Grant Reeher 51628 at http://wrvo.org Larry Wilmore on The Campbell Conversations Dr. Sharon Brangman on The Campbell Conversations http://wrvo.org/post/dr-sharon-brangman-campbell-conversations <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Calibri; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal;">The American population is rapidly aging, and this has enormous implications for our health care system.&nbsp; Among other challenges, there are fewer workers contributing to Medicare and Medicaid, relative to the population using those programs.&nbsp; On this week’s edition of the Campbell Conversations, Grant Reeher talks with Geriatric specialist Dr. Sun, 16 Feb 2014 21:47:00 +0000 Grant Reeher 51385 at http://wrvo.org Dr. Sharon Brangman on The Campbell Conversations Cliff Douglas on The Campbell Conversations http://wrvo.org/post/cliff-douglas-campbell-conversations <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Calibri; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal;">You sometimes hear that with all we know about the dangerous health effects of cigarettes, you’d have to be crazy to smoke.&nbsp; That turns out to be more true than we might realize.&nbsp; In this episode of the Campbell Conversations host Grant Reeher talks with tobacco control policy expert <strong><a href="http://tobaccofreecampus.org/" target="_blank">Cliff Douglas</a></strong>, and uncovers a variety of disturbing—and sometimes hopeful—information about our society’s tobacco use, tobacco Sun, 09 Feb 2014 23:04:00 +0000 Grant Reeher 51040 at http://wrvo.org Cliff Douglas on The Campbell Conversations Jeff Speck on The Campbell Conversations http://wrvo.org/post/jeff-speck-campbell-conversations <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: medium; line-height: normal;">What would a city planner and architect who focuses on the importance of something called "walkability</span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: medium; line-height: normal;">" make of the I-81 question and Destiny USA?</span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: medium; line-height: normal;">&nbsp; On this edition of the Campbell Conversations, Grant&nbsp;Reeher&nbsp;talks with <a href="http://www Sun, 02 Feb 2014 21:45:00 +0000 Grant Reeher 50688 at http://wrvo.org Jeff Speck on The Campbell Conversations Congressman Dan Maffei on The Campbell Conversations http://wrvo.org/post/congressman-dan-maffei-campbell-conversations <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">In 2012, the voters in the 24th Congressional district gave <a href="http://maffei.house.gov/" target="_blank">Dan&nbsp;Maffei</a></span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;a second chance when they chose him to replace Ann Marie Buerkle</span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">, after she had defeated him just two years before.&nbsp; Now a year in to his new term in o Sun, 26 Jan 2014 21:03:00 +0000 Grant Reeher 50289 at http://wrvo.org Congressman Dan Maffei on The Campbell Conversations Rosalind Barnett on The Campbell Conversations http://wrvo.org/post/rosalind-barnett-campbell-conversations <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Calibri; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal;">In a recently published book, <a href="http://www.brandeis.edu/barnett/">Brandeis University </a>researcher Rosalind Barnett argues that there is a new “soft war” on women, which is reinforcing gender inequality and harming not only women, but also men and the general economy.&nbsp; This war is being fueled in part by a growing “myth” that women have largely accomplished their historic struggle for equality.&nbsp; In this edition of the Campbell Conversations, Grant Reeher explores those argume Sun, 19 Jan 2014 21:40:00 +0000 Grant Reeher 50045 at http://wrvo.org Rosalind Barnett on The Campbell Conversations Robert McChesney on The Campbell Conversations http://wrvo.org/post/robert-mcchesney-campbell-conversations <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Calibri; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal;">Robert McChesney is a well-known communications professor at the <a href="http://www.communication.illinois.edu/people/rwmcches">University of Illinois.</a>&nbsp; His most recent book, co-authored with John Nichols, is&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.amazon.com/Dollarocracy-Election-Complex-Destroying-America/dp/1568587074/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1389372998&amp;sr=8-2&amp;keywords=robert+mcchesney"><i style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-fami Sun, 12 Jan 2014 21:07:00 +0000 Grant Reeher 49742 at http://wrvo.org Robert McChesney on The Campbell Conversations Madeleine Kunin on the Campbell Conversations http://wrvo.org/post/madeleine-kunin-campbell-conversations <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">On this week's edition of the Campbell Conversations, Grant&nbsp;Reeher</span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;talks with former Vermont Governor and U.S. Sun, 15 Dec 2013 21:27:00 +0000 Grant Reeher 48451 at http://wrvo.org Madeleine Kunin on the Campbell Conversations Mike Hopkins on The Campbell Conversations http://wrvo.org/post/mike-hopkins-campbell-conversations <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">The Syracuse University Men's Basketball Team is off to a good start this season, in its first season in the ACC.&nbsp; The team is 9-0 and ranked 4th in the nation after defeating Binghamton University on Saturday.&nbsp; On this week's edition of the Campbell Conversations, Grant&nbsp;Reeher</span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;talks with Mike Hopkins, SU associate head coa Sun, 08 Dec 2013 21:38:00 +0000 Grant Reeher 48177 at http://wrvo.org Mike Hopkins on The Campbell Conversations Incoming Syracuse University Chancellor Kent Syverud on The Campbell Conversations http://wrvo.org/post/incoming-syracuse-university-chancellor-kent-syverud-campbell-conversations <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">Kent&nbsp;Syverud</span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;arrives in Upstate New York&nbsp;in January to become Syracuse University's next Chancellor.&nbsp; Intense speculation has surrounded the transition--will there be a change of course from Nancy Cantor's signature commitment to the City of Syracuse and the Upstate region?&nbsp; Will the university focus more on improving its rankings and increasing its endowment?&nbsp; In Sun, 17 Nov 2013 21:38:00 +0000 Grant Reeher 47092 at http://wrvo.org Incoming Syracuse University Chancellor Kent Syverud on The Campbell Conversations Bill Fitzpatrick on The Campbell Conversations http://wrvo.org/post/bill-fitzpatrick-campbell-conversations-0 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">The <a href="http://moreland.ny.gov/" target="_blank">Moreland Commission to Investigate Public Corruption</a> is already making waves in Albany, as the media and the public react to what's coming out at its public hearings.&nbsp; In this edition of the Campbell Conversations, Grant&nbsp;Reeher</span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;talks with the Commission's Co-chair, Ononda Sun, 10 Nov 2013 21:55:00 +0000 Grant Reeher 46867 at http://wrvo.org Bill Fitzpatrick on The Campbell Conversations Mike Boettcher and David Salzberg on The Campbell Conversations http://wrvo.org/post/mike-boettcher-and-david-salzberg-campbell-conversations <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Calibri; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal;">A powerful new documentary about the war in Afghanistan,</span><a href="http://thehornetsnestmovie.com/" style="font-family: Calibri; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal;" target="_blank"><strong> The Hornet’s Nest</strong></a><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Calibri; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal;">, features a father and son team embedded for two years with American forward units.&nbsp; In this edition of the Campbell Conversations, Grant </span>Reeher<span style="col Sun, 03 Nov 2013 21:31:00 +0000 Grant Reeher 46514 at http://wrvo.org Mike Boettcher and David Salzberg on The Campbell Conversations Oswego County Sheriff Reuel Todd on The Campbell Conversations http://wrvo.org/post/oswego-county-sheriff-reuel-todd-campbell-conversations <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Calibri; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal;">Some of the most difficult-to-enforce provisions from the <strong><a href="http://www.governor.ny.gov/nysafeact/gun-reform" target="_blank">New York SAFE Act</a></strong> will soon come online.&nbsp; On this week’s edition of the Campbell Conversations, Grant Reeher talks with Oswego County Sheriff Reuel Todd, who recently joined a constitutional challenge to the law filed by the <a href="http://www.nysrpa.org/" target="_blank"><strong>New York State Rifle and Pistol Association</strong></a>.&n Sun, 27 Oct 2013 21:30:00 +0000 Grant Reeher 46179 at http://wrvo.org