New York City http://wrvo.org en Pre-K funding fight fuels upstate-downstate divide http://wrvo.org/post/pre-k-funding-fight-fuels-upstate-downstate-divide <p></p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 11:25:34 +0000 Karen DeWitt 51369 at http://wrvo.org Pre-K funding fight fuels upstate-downstate divide New York City trip: plan your spring vacation with WRVO http://wrvo.org/post/new-york-city-trip-plan-your-spring-vacation-wrvo <p><strong>The sign up deadline for our New York City trip has passed. Thank you to everyone who signed up!</strong></p><p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 20:24:16 +0000 Leah Landry 51279 at http://wrvo.org New York City trip: plan your spring vacation with WRVO Pre-K funding fight not letting up at state Capitol http://wrvo.org/post/pre-k-funding-fight-not-letting-state-capitol <p></p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 11:59:32 +0000 Karen DeWitt 51260 at http://wrvo.org New York in the World: How one New York City industry refashioned itself http://wrvo.org/post/new-york-world-how-one-new-york-city-industry-refashioned-itself <p></p><p>In 1950, New York City’s garment industry employed 300,000 workers. During the last several decades, those production jobs have all but disappeared. But the story of what happened next in this industry is dramatically different from others in cities elsewhere in the state.</p><p>Today, <a href="http://www.mbfashionweek.com/">Fashion Week in New York City</a> attracts nearly 250,000 visitors from around the world and has an economic impact on the city of of more than $750 million.</p> Wed, 21 Aug 2013 10:34:00 +0000 Sidsel Overgaard & Garrick Utley 42885 at http://wrvo.org New York in the World: How one New York City industry refashioned itself New York in the World: The history behind the state's economy http://wrvo.org/post/new-york-world-history-behind-states-economy <p><em>All this week, we’ll be bringing you&nbsp; a series of stories from the documentary about the state of the economy in New York state. "New York in the World" with Garrick Utley will air on WRVO Public Media&nbsp; Sunday, August 25 at 7 p.m. Mon, 19 Aug 2013 13:52:06 +0000 Sidsel Overgaard & Garrick Utley 42821 at http://wrvo.org New York in the World: The history behind the state's economy Cuomo compares Weiner saga to a tragi-comedy http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-compares-weiner-saga-tragi-comedy <p>New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo commented for the first time since the latest revelations about New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner’s sexting activities surfaced. Cuomo is still refusing to get dragged into the race, saying the recent events remind him of tragi-comic theater.<p>Cuomo won’t take a position on whether Weiner should drop out of the mayor’s race, as many of the governor’s fellow Democrats have demanded. Cuomo tried to downplay the recent news, calling it “summer political theater” in New York.<p>“We laugh because if we didn’t laugh, we would cry,” said Cuomo.<br> Tue, 30 Jul 2013 11:26:24 +0000 Karen DeWitt 41816 at http://wrvo.org Comptroller DiNapoli: I can work with Spitzer if he wins http://wrvo.org/post/comptroller-dinapoli-i-can-work-spitzer-if-he-wins <p>State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli says he thinks he can work with Eliot Spitzer, should the former governor win the post of New York City comptroller, even though he is supporting his opponent in the contest.</p><p>DiNapoli says his endorsement of former Assemblyman and Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer still stands.</p><p>“I can work with just about anybody,” DiNapoli said.</p><p>Though he qualified that assessment, saying he’ll have to see “how that plays out.”</p> Tue, 23 Jul 2013 12:38:37 +0000 Karen DeWitt 41498 at http://wrvo.org Two Row Wampum Campaign begins symbolic trip over New York's waterways http://wrvo.org/post/two-row-wampum-campaign-begins-symbolic-trip-over-new-yorks-waterways <p>The Haudenosaunee's Two Row Wampum Renewal Campaign has taken to the waterways of New York state. Paddlers have begun a canoe trip that will take them from the Onondaga Nation, through Albany and to the United Nations in New York City, as part of an education and advocacy strategy about this region's Native Americans.<br><br>The campaign marks the 400th anniversary of the Two Row Wampum, the first treaty between the Haudenosaunee and Dutch settlers in New York state.<br> Thu, 04 Jul 2013 09:36:00 +0000 Ellen Abbott 40519 at http://wrvo.org Two Row Wampum Campaign begins symbolic trip over New York's waterways Supporters urge Senate vote on marijuana decriminalization http://wrvo.org/post/supporters-urge-senate-vote-marijuana-decriminalization <p>Members of the legislature’s Black and Hispanic Caucus and their allies made a last minute push for a bill to decriminalize the public possession of small amounts of marijuana, saying current laws unfairly target young black and Latino men.<br><br>Assemblyman Karim Camara, who chairs the caucus, says the bill to decriminalize public possession of small amounts of marijuana is needed partly to fix an ongoing problem with the New York City Police Department’s Stop and Frisk policy. He and other supporters gathered outside the Senate chamber to call for a vote. &nbsp;<br> Fri, 14 Jun 2013 13:29:31 +0000 Karen DeWitt 39546 at http://wrvo.org Upstate farmers get innovative to access major food markets http://wrvo.org/post/upstate-farmers-get-innovative-access-major-food-markets <p>Most of the time, Eric Andrus is a beef and rice farmer. But lately, he’s learning to be a boat builder. On this day, he’s in the barn, sanding the hull of a big wooden barge.</p><p>“We’re about to apply the second layer of plywood,”&nbsp;Andrus&nbsp;says.</p> Fri, 24 May 2013 13:09:30 +0000 Sarah Harris 38383 at http://wrvo.org Upstate farmers get innovative to access major food markets Senate GOP hearings will examine NYC's public campaign financing system http://wrvo.org/post/senate-gop-hearings-will-examine-nycs-public-campaign-financing-system <p>Republicans in the New York State Senate plan to hold hearings Tuesday, May 7, on what they say are abuses in New York City’s public campaign finance system.&nbsp; Mon, 06 May 2013 12:57:45 +0000 Karen DeWitt 37334 at http://wrvo.org Champlain Hudson Power Express project moves a step forward with state approval http://wrvo.org/post/champlain-hudson-power-express-project-moves-step-forward-state-approval <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>The Champlain Hudson Power Express, or<a href="http://www.chpexpress.com/" target="_blank"> CHPE,</a> is the name of a proposed underground transmission line that would bring hydropower generated in Canada under both Lake Champlain and the Hudson River, and into New York City. Now, the project is one step closer to becoming a reality, following approval by the New York State Public Service Commission Thursday. Fri, 19 Apr 2013 19:30:52 +0000 Sarah Harris 36488 at http://wrvo.org Champlain Hudson Power Express project moves a step forward with state approval Malcolm Smith scandal reverberates through state's political circles http://wrvo.org/post/malcolm-smith-scandal-reverberates-through-states-political-circles <p>The scandal around state Sen. Malcolm Smith is continuing to have repercussions in both political parties and in every level of the state’s government. Gov. Andrew Cuomo, on an upstate tour to promote the recently passed state budget, has been dogged by questions about the scandal instead. Thu, 04 Apr 2013 13:25:18 +0000 Karen DeWitt 35744 at http://wrvo.org State Senator, others indicted in wide-ranging corruption scandal http://wrvo.org/post/state-senator-others-indicted-wide-ranging-corruption-scandal <p>State Sen. Malcolm Smith, a former New York Senate majority leader, has been arrested and indicted in a far reaching bribery and corruption scandal. Wed, 03 Apr 2013 01:40:00 +0000 Karen DeWitt 35665 at http://wrvo.org Will hydropower from Quebec supply New York City? http://wrvo.org/post/will-hydropower-quebec-supply-new-york-city <p>In Québec, electricity is cheap. Hydro-Québec, a state-owned utility,&nbsp;has over 60 generating stations that use the province’s rivers to produce power.&nbsp;One of them is Beauharnois, southwest of Montreal on the St. Lawrence River. Thu, 21 Mar 2013 13:32:58 +0000 Sarah Harris 35064 at http://wrvo.org Will hydropower from Quebec supply New York City? Researchers conduct first major earthquake simulation in New York state http://wrvo.org/post/researchers-conduct-first-major-earthquake-simulation-new-york-state <p>Researchers from the University at Buffalo conducted the state's first large-scale earthquake simulation on Tuesday to determine how prone unreinforced masonry walls are to quake damage. Fri, 22 Feb 2013 14:52:35 +0000 Ashley Hirtzel 33733 at http://wrvo.org Researchers conduct first major earthquake simulation in New York state Scientists predict flu outbreaks with weather forecasting techniques http://wrvo.org/post/scientists-predict-flu-outbreaks-weather-forecasting-techniques <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Someday your local weatherman may also be able predict the latest flu outbreak. That's according to <a href="http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2012/11/21/1208772109.abstract?sid=00ca8ff8-43a8-4afa-8f49-f42766d12d69" target="_blank">a new study published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences</a>. Thu, 29 Nov 2012 22:31:12 +0000 Marie Cusick 29832 at http://wrvo.org Scientists predict flu outbreaks with weather forecasting techniques Sandy's aftermath in Breezy Point http://wrvo.org/post/sandys-aftermath-breezy-point <p>In our latest Innovation Trail report for <a href="http://nynow.org/" target="_blank">New York NOW</a>, we traveled to one of the places hit the hardest by Sandy, the beachfront community of Breezy Point in Queens. Mon, 05 Nov 2012 21:20:45 +0000 Marie Cusick 28634 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo: Helicopter survey of Sandy damage "disturbing" http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-helicopter-survey-sandy-damage-disturbing <p>Governor Andrew Cuomo took a helicopter tour of areas devastated from Hurricane Sandy, along with New York Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand.&nbsp; The governor says the state faces significant challenges to rebuild, and will have to fundamentally rethink New York city’s infrastructure going forward. Thu, 01 Nov 2012 10:01:00 +0000 Karen DeWitt 28408 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo says to expect "long term" recovery after Sandy http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-says-expect-long-term-recovery-after-sandy <p>Gov. Andrew Cuomo, told reporters he spent a “frightening” night monitoring storm devastation in lower Manhattan at a briefing addressing short term repair efforts and long term weather concerns. Tue, 30 Oct 2012 18:03:40 +0000 Karen DeWitt 28332 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo says to expect "long term" recovery after Sandy Upstate wine industry uses the personal touch http://wrvo.org/post/upstate-wine-industry-uses-personal-touch <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>It’s the staple of just about everything. From dinner parties, to weekend shenanigans, to church, wine is a big part of our lives – and it’s a big part of the economy, too.</p><p> Tue, 09 Oct 2012 20:42:51 +0000 Kate O'Connell 27247 at http://wrvo.org Upstate wine industry uses the personal touch Cuomo moves to further decriminalize marijuana http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-moves-further-decriminalize-marijuana <p>Governor Andrew Cuomo is proposing the decriminalization of small amounts of marijuana found during police searches, to &nbsp;fix what he &nbsp;says is a &ldquo;blatant inconsistency&rdquo; in New York City&rsquo;s controversial stop and frisk policy.</p><p>Governor Cuomo says New York City&rsquo;s stop and frisk police procedure has unfairly led to the arrest of thousands of mainly young black and Hispanic men who were caught with possession of small amounts of marijuana.</p><p>The arrests often lead to criminal records with lifelong consequences that can prevent the young person from getting college aid, or living in public housing.</p><p> Tue, 05 Jun 2012 14:02:12 +0000 Karen DeWitt 20413 at http://wrvo.org