Morning Edition http://wrvo.org en Cuomo makes first comments on ethics commission controversy http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-makes-first-comments-ethics-commission-controversy <p>Gov. Andrew Cuomo, in his first public appearance since a potentially damaging news story about allegations his staff tampered with an ethics probe, tried to change the subject by talking about economic development.&nbsp; But the story continues to dog the governor.</p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 23:11:00 +0000 Karen DeWitt 59575 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo makes first comments on ethics commission controversy The Ice Cream Sandwich That Wouldn't Melt http://wrvo.org/post/ice-cream-sandwich-wouldnt-melt <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=The+Ice+Cream+Sandwich+That+Wouldn%27t+Melt&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAyMDgzMzYwMDEyOTc4NzE4NzJkZTAzYw004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>And our last word in Business Today is indestructible ice cream. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:12:00 +0000 editor 59545 at http://wrvo.org More school spending doesn't always mean fiscal efficiency http://wrvo.org/post/more-school-spending-doesnt-always-mean-fiscal-efficiency <p></p><p>At the&nbsp;Baldwinsville&nbsp;School District’s administrative office, Superintendent David Hamilton works from an office filled with reclaimed furniture. He says a fancy office chair doesn’t help teach students biology.</p><p>Hamilton says that sort of frugality is what helped&nbsp;Baldwinsville&nbsp;score one of the best “bang for the buck” ratings in a recent report by the Center for American Progress. It ranked high on a spending to test score ratio.</p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:32:00 +0000 Ryan Delaney 59543 at http://wrvo.org More school spending doesn't always mean fiscal efficiency Peace activists says drone protests at Hancock Air Base will continue http://wrvo.org/post/peace-activists-says-drone-protests-hancock-air-base-will-continue <p></p><p>Activists opposed to drone warfare continue targeting the Hancock Field Air National Guard Base north of Syracuse.<br /><br />During a protest at the air base last week, local upstate drone activists were joined by some members of the Atlantic Life Community Activists, an East Coast-based group of pacifists.</p><p></p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:18:56 +0000 Ellen Abbott 59542 at http://wrvo.org Peace activists says drone protests at Hancock Air Base will continue Colorado Rockies Hand Out Free Jerseys — With A Typo http://wrvo.org/post/colorado-rockies-hand-out-free-jerseys-typo <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Colorado+Rockies+Hand+Out+Free+Jerseys+%E2%80%94+With+A+Typo&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA1MjI2NzUxMDEyNzQyMTY5MjQ2YzkwNA004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST: <p>Good morning. I'm Linda Wertheimer with news of an all-star spelling error. The Colorado Rockies beat the Pittsburgh Pirates in a home game Saturday night, and fans at Coors Field received replicas of shortstop Troy Tulowitzki's jersey. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:09:00 +0000 editor 59539 at http://wrvo.org Calif. Gets A Lesson In Succession: 4 Governors In 4 Days http://wrvo.org/post/calif-gets-lesson-succession-4-governors-4-days <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Calif.+Gets+A+Lesson+In+Succession%3A+4+Governors+In+4+Days&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDEwNzk4NjQwMDEzNTkxNDE0MTg3ZGYxMA004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. Californians are getting a lesson in succession as the state gets four governors in four days. Governor Jerry Brown headed for Mexico yesterday on a trade mission. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:09:00 +0000 editor 59540 at http://wrvo.org Israelis Broadly Support Military's Operation In Gaza http://wrvo.org/post/israelis-broadly-support-militarys-operation-gaza <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Israelis+Broadly+Support+Military%27s+Operation+In+Gaza&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAyMDgzMzYwMDEyOTc4NzE4NzJkZTAzYw004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>The U.N. Security Council overnight called for an immediate, unconditional, humanitarian cease-fire in Gaza. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09:55:00 +0000 Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson 59535 at http://wrvo.org U.K. Launches Licensing For Onshore Oil And Gas Exploration http://wrvo.org/post/business-news-192 <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=U.K.+Launches++Licensing+For+Onshore+Oil+And+Gas+Exploration&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDEwNzczMDA2MDEzNTg3ODA1MTAzZjYxNg004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>NPR's Business News starts with fracking in the U.K.<p>MONTAGNE: The British government today will begin the process of offering licenses for onshore oil and gas exploration. This comes as governments across Europe are seeking to reduce their dependence on imports. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09:55:00 +0000 editor 59538 at http://wrvo.org Long-term impact of Moreland Controversy on Cuomo unknown http://wrvo.org/post/long-term-impact-moreland-controversy-cuomo-unknown <p>Gov. Andrew Cuomo has not held any public appearances since a potentially damaging New York Times story that reported that his top aide interfered in a corruption probe when it focused on Cuomo donors. But on Monday morning, the governor is scheduled to visit the University of Buffalo, where the press will try to ask him questions about the Moreland Act Commission and his office's involvement.<br /><br />Cuomo’s political challengers leaped on The Times story, that alleges a top aide to Cuomo squelched subpoenas to the governor’s donors and associates.<br /> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09:30:00 +0000 Karen DeWitt 59461 at http://wrvo.org Long-term impact of Moreland Controversy on Cuomo unknown Fighting In Ukraine Continues; Russia Dismisses Threat Of Sanctions http://wrvo.org/post/ukraine-update <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Fighting+In+Ukraine+Continues%3B+Russia+Dismisses+Threat+Of+Sanctions&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA4MzMwMDM0MDEzMTg4NzQ3NzAwZDdjZg004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>Fierce fighting continued overnight in Eastern Ukraine on the Russian border. A new U.N. report says, the violence there has killed more than 1,100 people since mid-April. Russia's foreign minister rejected U.S. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Corey Flintoff 59532 at http://wrvo.org The Week In Politics: Progress On Upgrading VA Health System http://wrvo.org/post/week-politics-progress-upgrading-va-health-system <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=The+Week+In+Politics%3A+Progress+On+Upgrading+VA+Health+System&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxODMzOTM1MDEyMTY4Mzc5OTliNTMwMg004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>Congress is heading into its last week before taking a summer recess. For a change, lawmakers are not racing the clock to overt a fiscal calamity. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Ron Elving 59533 at http://wrvo.org Depends Promotes Pants-Dropping For 'Underwearness' http://wrvo.org/post/last-word-1 <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Depends+Promotes+Pants-Dropping+For+%27Underwearness%27+&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDEwNzk4NjQwMDEzNTkxNDE0MTg3ZGYxMA004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST: <p>Our last word in Business Today is drop trou.<p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>That's the message of an ad campaign for the Depend brand of undergarments. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09:00:00 +0000 editor 59534 at http://wrvo.org At Washington's Training Camp, Fans Are Split On Name Change http://wrvo.org/post/washingtons-training-camp-fans-are-split-name-change Washington, D.C.'s football team has opened its training camp in Richmond, Va., just weeks after <a href="http://www.npr.org/2014/06/18/323351064/redskins-cancelled-tradmarks-spell-a-symbolic-victory-for-critics" target="_blank">trademark registrations for its name were revoked</a>.<p>In June, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office ruled that the Redskins' name is "disparaging" to Native Americans. And earlier this month, U.S. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 12:03:00 +0000 Hansi Lo Wang 59479 at http://wrvo.org At Washington's Training Camp, Fans Are Split On Name Change 'Purple Rain' Taught Me How To Be In A Band http://wrvo.org/post/purple-rain-taught-me-how-be-band <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKVDdm-bpKY</p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:14:00 +0000 Eric Deggans 59488 at http://wrvo.org 'Purple Rain' Taught Me How To Be In A Band Vocal support, opposition to housing immigrant children http://wrvo.org/post/vocal-support-opposition-housing-immigrant-children <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">While Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner wants the city to be a temporary shelter for Central American children fleeing to the country, there is a vocal opposition against it.</span></p><p>There are strong opinions on both sides over whether Syracuse should become a temporary shelter site for the children.</p><p>The mayor was interrupted often Thursday evening by a boisterous crowd at a North Side meeting with shouts of "legal!" and applause for comments both for and against.</p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:39:44 +0000 Ryan Delaney 59428 at http://wrvo.org Vocal support, opposition to housing immigrant children At Jaguars' New Stadium, Come For The Football Or The Swimming http://wrvo.org/post/jaguars-new-stadium-come-football-or-swimming In Jacksonville, Fla., on Saturday, the Jaguars football team will unveil what it's calling the world's largest video display at a stadium. The team also has added luxury cabanas, where fans can watch the game poolside — improvements that are designed to get the beleaguered team's fans off their couches and into the stadium.<p>When team officials announced they were adding swimming pools to the stadium, some dismissed it as a gimmick. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:13:00 +0000 editor 59429 at http://wrvo.org At Jaguars' New Stadium, Come For The Football Or The Swimming Giant Toad Resembling Former President Attracts China's Censors http://wrvo.org/post/giant-toad-resembling-former-president-attracts-chinas-censors <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Giant+Toad+Resembling+Former+President+Attracts+China%27s+Censors&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDExMDQwMzQzMDEzNjMyMTE3MjRkNzlmNg004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. Censors in China are trying to contain a blow-up this week, specifically, a 72-foot-tall inflatable toad installed on a Beijing lake. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:50:00 +0000 editor 59425 at http://wrvo.org Death Penalty Expert On Why Lethal Injection Is So Problematic http://wrvo.org/post/death-penalty-expert-why-lethal-injection-so-problematic <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Death+Penalty+Expert+On+Why+Lethal+Injection+Is+So+Problematic&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDExMDQwMzQzMDEzNjMyMTE3MjRkNzlmNg004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>Arizona's execution this week added to the debate over lethal injection. It took almost two hours for condemned killer, Joseph Wood, to die. And it's the third execution by lethal injection to go wrong this year. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:42:00 +0000 editor 59426 at http://wrvo.org Oregon Proposes Ban On Smoking Along Its Coastline http://wrvo.org/post/oregon-proposes-ban-smoking-along-its-coastline <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Oregon+Proposes+Ban+On+Smoking+Along+Its+Coastline&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDExMDQwMzQzMDEzNjMyMTE3MjRkNzlmNg004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. Smokers were long ago forced to go outside, and now the outdoors is closing. Oregon is moving to ban smoking on all 362 miles of its Pacific coast. Repeat offenders could be fined $110. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:40:00 +0000 editor 59427 at http://wrvo.org Dispute over Seneca Lake gas storage proposal rages on http://wrvo.org/post/dispute-over-seneca-lake-gas-storage-proposal-rages <p></p><p>The debate over proposals to store natural gas, propane and butane in salt caverns under Seneca Lake has become increasingly vocal, especially after a federal agency approved part of the project last May.&nbsp; Last week opponents organized the biggest rally yet in the Finger Lakes village of Watkins Glen.</p><p>As the members of the Schuyler County Legislature left their meeting last week, the emotion, passion and anger of opponents of the gas storage projects -- and fracking in general -- burst into full display.</p><p>“Shame! Shame! Shame! Shame!” the protestors chanted.</p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 09:47:00 +0000 David Chanatry 59395 at http://wrvo.org Dispute over Seneca Lake gas storage proposal rages on Getting the most out of medical directives http://wrvo.org/post/getting-most-out-medical-directives <p></p><p>Thinking about the end of life is not something many of us want to do. But today a variety of medical directives exist that can help your family members and health care providers know your wishes ahead of time. This week, Lorraine Rapp and Linda Lowen, hosts of WRVO's health and wellness show "Take Care" interview Dr. Barron Lerner about what different medical directives do. Dr. Learner is a medical ethicist, author and professor at the New York University School of Medicine.</p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 09:34:00 +0000 WRVO News 58200 at http://wrvo.org Conservative Rep. DesJarlais Faces Primary Challenge In Tennessee http://wrvo.org/post/conservative-rep-desjarlais-faces-primary-challenge-tennessee <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 Nashville Public Radio. To see more, visit <a href="http://www.wpln.org/">http://www.wpln.org/</a>.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Conservative+Rep.+DesJarlais+Faces+Primary+Challenge+In+Tennessee&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxODM1Njk5MDEyMTY5MDg4MzEyOTc5Ng004)"/></div><p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 09:02:00 +0000 editor 59422 at http://wrvo.org It's Time For Comic-Con! http://wrvo.org/post/its-time-comic-con <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=It%27s+Time+For+Comic-Con%21&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA1MjI2NzUxMDEyNzQyMTY5MjQ2YzkwNA004)"/></div><p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 09:02:00 +0000 editor 59423 at http://wrvo.org What's The Outlook For Nigerian Girls Kidnapped By Boko Haram? http://wrvo.org/post/whats-outlook-nigerian-girls-kidnapped-boko-haram <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=What%27s+The+Outlook+For+Nigerian+Girls+Kidnapped+By+Boko+Haram%3F&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxNzgwMzIyMDEyMTQ4NzkxNDM0OWYxYg004)"/></div><p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 09:02:00 +0000 editor 59424 at http://wrvo.org Moreland Commission controversy raises questions on role of attorney general http://wrvo.org/post/moreland-commission-controversy-raises-questions-role-attorney-general <p></p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 09:01:00 +0000 Karen DeWitt 59414 at http://wrvo.org Moreland Commission controversy raises questions on role of attorney general Onondaga County executive discusses role in Cuomo's Moreland Commission http://wrvo.org/post/onondaga-county-executive-discusses-role-cuomos-moreland-commission <p>A New York Times report alleges that a senior aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo interfered with the work of the Moreland Commission, the group the governor appointed to investigate corruption in Albany. The Times story also accuses Cuomo's office of trying to stop the commission from investigating groups tied to him. Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney was a member of the commission and Grant Reeher, host of WRVO's Campbell Conversations, interviewed Mahoney after the Times report came out.</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:02:18 +0000 Grant Reeher 59371 at http://wrvo.org Onondaga County executive discusses role in Cuomo's Moreland Commission In New York's 128th Assembly District race, a familiar matchup returns http://wrvo.org/post/new-yorks-128th-assembly-district-race-familiar-matchup-returns <p></p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:07:05 +0000 Ellen Abbott 59366 at http://wrvo.org In New York's 128th Assembly District race, a familiar matchup returns Judge To Bulldog Thief: 'You Hid The Pup; The Jig Was Up' http://wrvo.org/post/judge-bulldog-thief-you-hid-pup-jig-was <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Judge+To+Bulldog+Thief%3A+%27You+Hid+The+Pup%3B+The+Jig+Was+Up%27+&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA0NTM3OTcyMDEyNjIwNDkzMjFhNTlkZg004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne with a story of the man sentenced to prison by the way of a poem.<p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>This was after he stole a bulldog puppy from its owners at gunpoint. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:50:00 +0000 editor 59368 at http://wrvo.org Sarah Palin Gets A Speeding Ticket, Says She 'Can't Drive 55' http://wrvo.org/post/sarah-palin-gets-speeding-ticket-says-she-cant-drive-55 <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Sarah+Palin+Gets+A+Speeding+Ticket%2C+Says+She+%27Can%27t+Drive+55%27&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA0NTM3OTcyMDEyNjIwNDkzMjFhNTlkZg004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. Sarah Palin was busted for speeding. She faces a fine for exceeding the limit in Wasilla, Alaska. Now make your Sarah Palin jokes if you want. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:50:00 +0000 editor 59369 at http://wrvo.org Public hearing for Solvay amphitheater draws criticism http://wrvo.org/post/public-hearing-solvay-amphitheater-draws-criticism <p></p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:34:22 +0000 Ellen Abbott 59359 at http://wrvo.org Public hearing for Solvay amphitheater draws criticism