Ellen Abbott http://wrvo.org en App turns social media posts into charity dollars http://wrvo.org/post/app-turns-social-media-posts-charity-dollars <p></p><p>Young people today are a giving generation, according to a recent poll that shows that &nbsp;75 percent of millennials donated to causes in the calendar year. &nbsp;</p><p>But the tried and true charitable strategies of galas and golf tournaments often don't cross the generational divide. With this in mind,&nbsp;one Syracuse start-up is hoping to offer charities a chance to reach younger givers using something they relate to: social media.</p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 10:15:05 +0000 Ellen Abbott 53926 at http://wrvo.org App turns social media posts into charity dollars Syracuse considers adding more police, firefighters http://wrvo.org/post/syracuse-considers-adding-more-police-firefighters <p></p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 10:37:38 +0000 Ellen Abbott 53915 at http://wrvo.org Syracuse considers adding more police, firefighters Art and science flow together in the Lava Project http://wrvo.org/post/art-and-science-flow-together-lava-project <p>There's a place at Syracuse University where art meets science.&nbsp; The Lava Project has been fusing the two disciplines for four years now, and soon anyone can get in on the collaboration, through a free online course.</p><p>For the scientist, creating lava and watching it flow means to “understand how lava behaves and what it means when we have certain structures in lava flows, what controls that.”</p> Sat, 05 Apr 2014 13:15:34 +0000 Ellen Abbott 53788 at http://wrvo.org Art and science flow together in the Lava Project Historic choice for Le Moyne College president discusses challenges of the job http://wrvo.org/post/historic-choice-le-moyne-college-president-discusses-challenges-job <p></p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 20:27:54 +0000 Ellen Abbott 53787 at http://wrvo.org Historic choice for Le Moyne College president discusses challenges of the job Emerald Ash Borer poses bigger threat to central New York trees that expected http://wrvo.org/post/emerald-ash-borer-poses-bigger-threat-central-new-york-trees-expected <p></p><p>Homeowners in parts of Onondaga County with ash trees on their property, need to take action sooner than expected to deal with the Emerald Ash Borer.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 10:07:56 +0000 Ellen Abbott 53718 at http://wrvo.org Emerald Ash Borer poses bigger threat to central New York trees that expected Onondaga County reorganization plan led to Morrow resignation http://wrvo.org/post/onondaga-county-reorganization-plan-led-morrow-resignation <p></p><p>Onondaga<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> County’s longtime health commissioner, Dr. Cynthia Morrow, has resigned in a disagreement over a portion of the planned reorganization of the county's human service agencies.</span></p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 19:34:07 +0000 Ellen Abbott 53716 at http://wrvo.org Onondaga County reorganization plan led to Morrow resignation Protesters say Supreme Court ruling on campaign donations gives rich more power http://wrvo.org/post/protesters-say-supreme-court-ruling-campaign-donations-gives-rich-more-power <p></p><p>Some central New Yorkers rallied last night to oppose yesterday’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling that struck down certain caps for individuals donating to political campaigns.</p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 11:10:13 +0000 Ellen Abbott 53689 at http://wrvo.org Protesters say Supreme Court ruling on campaign donations gives rich more power New York State Police cracking down on drivers passing stopped buses http://wrvo.org/post/new-york-state-police-cracking-down-drivers-passing-stopped-buses <p></p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 10:35:03 +0000 Ellen Abbott 53685 at http://wrvo.org New York State Police cracking down on drivers passing stopped buses Education historian lashes out against Common Core during Syracuse visit http://wrvo.org/post/education-historian-lashes-out-against-common-core-during-syracuse-visit <p></p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 10:16:13 +0000 Ellen Abbott 53626 at http://wrvo.org Education historian lashes out against Common Core during Syracuse visit With budget behind them, some lobbyists turn to passing the Women's Equality Act http://wrvo.org/post/budget-behind-them-some-lobbyists-turn-passing-womens-equality-act <p></p><p>Now that the state budget is in place, lawmakers can turn their attention to more controversial end-of-session issues. That means a return to one of the more contentious items that failed at the end of last year’s session; the Women’s Equality Agenda.<br /><br />The Women’s Equality Agenda is a ten-point plan that deals with several women’s issues, including a call for equal pay, the end of sexual harassment in workplaces and the strengthening of human sex trafficking laws.</p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 11:20:52 +0000 Ellen Abbott 53563 at http://wrvo.org Schumer calls on USDA to assist upstate dairy farmers with Farm Bill http://wrvo.org/post/schumer-calls-usda-assist-upstate-dairy-farmers-farm-bill <p></p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 10:56:41 +0000 Ellen Abbott 53505 at http://wrvo.org Schumer calls on USDA to assist upstate dairy farmers with Farm Bill Upstate Hospital receives Level 1 trauma center designation http://wrvo.org/post/upstate-hospital-receives-level-1-trauma-center-designation <p></p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 09:56:34 +0000 Ellen Abbott 53315 at http://wrvo.org Upstate Hospital receives Level 1 trauma center designation New photo exhibit shows how far Onondaga Lake cleanup as come http://wrvo.org/post/new-photo-exhibit-shows-how-far-onondaga-lake-cleanup-come <p></p><p>Local photographers are showing off pictures of wildlife and birds returning to Onondaga Lake, during an exhibit open to the public this weekend at Honeywell’s Onondaga Lake Visitors Center in Geddes. The images are meant to show the public that the lake is being restored.</p><p>Like the canary in the coal mine, birds are often a harbinger of the health of an ecosystem, says Audubon of New York Executive Director Erin Crotty.</p><p></p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 11:16:18 +0000 Ellen Abbott 53400 at http://wrvo.org New photo exhibit shows how far Onondaga Lake cleanup as come ACR Health hopes program will reduce heroin deaths http://wrvo.org/post/acr-health-hopes-program-will-reduce-heroin-deaths <p></p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 10:30:12 +0000 Ellen Abbott 53223 at http://wrvo.org ACR Health hopes program will reduce heroin deaths Parents make their voices heard as Common Core tests approach http://wrvo.org/post/parents-make-their-voices-heard-common-core-tests-approach <p></p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 11:26:21 +0000 Ellen Abbott 53286 at http://wrvo.org Parents make their voices heard as Common Core tests approach St. Joseph's in Syracuse collaborating with Lewis County General Hospital http://wrvo.org/post/st-josephs-syracuse-collaborating-lewis-county-general-hospital <p></p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 12:11:02 +0000 Ellen Abbott 53221 at http://wrvo.org St. Joseph's in Syracuse collaborating with Lewis County General Hospital Affordable Care Act enrollment deadline is only one week away http://wrvo.org/post/affordable-care-act-enrollment-deadline-only-one-week-away <p></p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 11:39:36 +0000 Ellen Abbott 53156 at http://wrvo.org GED replaced with test based on Common Core standards http://wrvo.org/post/ged-replaced-test-based-common-core-standards <p></p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 11:26:16 +0000 Ellen Abbott 53037 at http://wrvo.org Syracuse leaders come together to advocate for pre-K funding http://wrvo.org/post/syracuse-leaders-come-together-advocate-pre-k-funding <p></p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 19:10:57 +0000 Ellen Abbott 52998 at http://wrvo.org Syracuse leaders come together to advocate for pre-K funding Syracuse group opens home to take in pregnant women http://wrvo.org/post/syracuse-group-opens-home-take-pregnant-women <p></p><p>A house that opens its doors to pregnant women who don’t have anywhere to live will soon open on Syracuse's Northside.</p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 10:18:42 +0000 Ellen Abbott 52508 at http://wrvo.org Syracuse group opens home to take in pregnant women Schumer asks for expedited delivery of sterilazation products for central New York hospitals http://wrvo.org/post/schumer-asks-expedited-delivery-sterilazation-products-central-new-york-hospitals <p></p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 11:33:22 +0000 Ellen Abbott 52869 at http://wrvo.org Schumer asks for expedited delivery of sterilazation products for central New York hospitals Schumer calls for more airline passport checks http://wrvo.org/post/schumer-calls-more-airline-passport-checks <p></p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 21:15:53 +0000 Ellen Abbott 52844 at http://wrvo.org Schumer calls for more airline passport checks Syracuse land bank to try deconstucting old homes instead of demolishing http://wrvo.org/post/syracuse-land-bank-try-deconstucting-old-homes-instead-demolishing <p></p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 10:49:00 +0000 Ellen Abbott 52804 at http://wrvo.org Syracuse land bank to try deconstucting old homes instead of demolishing New York GOP has sights set on winning four key Congressional contests http://wrvo.org/post/new-york-gop-has-sights-set-winning-four-key-congressional-contests <p></p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 10:19:43 +0000 Ellen Abbott 52638 at http://wrvo.org New York GOP has sights set on winning four key Congressional contests Hunger increasing in central and northern New York http://wrvo.org/post/hunger-increasing-central-and-northern-new-york <p></p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 18:35:21 +0000 Ellen Abbott 52707 at http://wrvo.org DeWitt nano hub announces first feature film project http://wrvo.org/post/dewitt-nano-hub-announces-first-feature-film-project <p></p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 10:22:54 +0000 Ellen Abbott 52687 at http://wrvo.org DeWitt nano hub announces first feature film project Syracuse Land Bank reports on progess in first year http://wrvo.org/post/syracuse-land-bank-reports-progess-first-year <p></p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 19:39:21 +0000 Ellen Abbott 52592 at http://wrvo.org Syracuse Land Bank reports on progess in first year Donald Trump rallies Republicans, saying party can win New York http://wrvo.org/post/donald-trump-rallies-republicans-saying-party-can-win-new-york <p></p><p>In the words of the infamous Donald Trump, upstate New York has been "abandoned," the state's gun control laws were a "catastrophe" and its pro-business television campaign is "egregious."</p><p>Those were some of the colorful adjectives Trump, a real estate tycoon and reality TV star, used at a Republican Party fundraiser Tuesday night in Syracuse.</p><p>Trump has flirted with a run for governor of New York for a few months, but his speech in front of more than 300 people was to raise money for the party, not announce a bid for governor. He did say that decision is coming soon.</p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 01:42:19 +0000 Ryan Delaney & Ellen Abbott 52557 at http://wrvo.org Donald Trump rallies Republicans, saying party can win New York Cortland County counts down the days to the next Obamacare deadline http://wrvo.org/post/cortland-county-counts-down-days-next-obamacare-deadline <p></p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 10:10:27 +0000 Ellen Abbott 52285 at http://wrvo.org Cortland County counts down the days to the next Obamacare deadline Governor proposes offering low-cost 'basic health care plan" http://wrvo.org/post/governor-proposes-offering-low-cost-basic-health-care-plan <p></p><p>People who are finding it difficult to pay for a health insurance policy offered through New York sate’s health care exchanges, may find a more affordable plan, if a proposal in Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s budget goes through.</p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 21:08:27 +0000 Ellen Abbott 52471 at http://wrvo.org