Obama Visit http://wrvo.org en Activists protest outside Obama speech in Syracuse http://wrvo.org/post/activists-protest-outside-obama-speech-syracuse <p></p> Fri, 23 Aug 2013 11:16:25 +0000 Tom Magnarelli 43083 at http://wrvo.org Activists protest outside Obama speech in Syracuse Obama visits Syracuse, promotes college affordability plan http://wrvo.org/post/obama-visits-syracuse-promotes-college-affordability-plan <p></p> Fri, 23 Aug 2013 10:41:07 +0000 Ellen Abbott 43080 at http://wrvo.org Obama visits Syracuse, promotes college affordability plan Maffei says more should be done to make higher education affordable http://wrvo.org/post/maffei-says-more-should-be-done-make-higher-education-affordable <p>President Obama was at Henninger High School in Syracuse on Thursday evening to discuss plans to make higher education more affordable for students. Congressman Dan Maffei, whose district includes Syracuse, says the president's speech included the introduction of a new college grading method that could influence how federal financial aid is distributed to the nation's colleges.<br> Fri, 23 Aug 2013 00:00:00 +0000 Gino Geruntino 43056 at http://wrvo.org Maffei says more should be done to make higher education affordable Hydrofracking subject of rally at Obama's Buffalo speech http://wrvo.org/post/hydrofracking-subject-rally-obamas-buffalo-speech <p>More than a dozen people rallied in a controlled area across from Alumni Arena in Buffalo today. While some were there to ask President Obama to pull out of the Middle East and stop using drones, the majority of protesters were there to urge the president to ban the gas drilling technique known as hydrofracking. Rita Yelda is with Food and Water Watch. She says her group was hoping to get the chance to meet the president and let its voice be heard.<br> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 21:01:58 +0000 Gino Geruntino 43059 at http://wrvo.org Hydrofracking subject of rally at Obama's Buffalo speech Slideshow: President Obama in Syracuse http://wrvo.org/post/slideshow-president-obama-syracuse <p>President Obama visited Syracuse Thursday, giving a speech on making college more affordable for middle class students. Take a look at some of the photos in and around Henninger High School in Syracuse, where the president gave his speech.</p> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 20:23:51 +0000 WRVO News 43055 at http://wrvo.org Slideshow: President Obama in Syracuse 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 GOP leaders "welcome" Obama to upstate with criticism http://wrvo.org/post/gop-leaders-welcome-obama-upstate-criticism <p></p> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 10:53:12 +0000 Karen DeWitt 43011 at http://wrvo.org Syracuse schools superintendent discusses Obama visit http://wrvo.org/post/syracuse-schools-superintendent-discusses-obama-visit <p>Syracuse City School District Superintendent Sharon Contreras said the district is assisting the White House and Secret Service as they prepare for the arrival of President Obama at Henninger High School on Thursday.<p>Though Contreras wouldn't specifically say why Henninger High School was chosen as the location for President Obama to speak, she did say the Syracuse City School District's "Say Yes to Education" program would fit in perfectly with the president's speech on college access.<p>"Having those programs actually motivates students to stay in high school and with appropriate time a Wed, 21 Aug 2013 12:40:15 +0000 Tom Magnarelli 42946 at http://wrvo.org Syracuse schools superintendent discusses Obama visit In a shirt and tie, aspiring politician camps out to see Obama http://wrvo.org/post/shirt-and-tie-aspiring-politician-camps-out-see-obama <p></p><p>Caleb Duncan was probably the only person wearing a shirt and tie to wait in line overnight to get tickets to President Obama's scheduled Thursday visit to Syracuse.</p><p>"I’m thinking about getting a new suit," he said with laugh. He <a href="http://www.wrvo.org/post/hundreds-try-tickets-see-president-obamas-bus-tour" target="_blank">lined for tickets</a> around 10:30 p.m. Monday.</p> Tue, 20 Aug 2013 22:34:00 +0000 Ryan Delaney 42907 at http://wrvo.org In a shirt and tie, aspiring politician camps out to see Obama Hundreds try for tickets to see President Obama's bus tour http://wrvo.org/post/hundreds-try-tickets-see-president-obamas-bus-tour <p>As the sun heated up the parking lot outside Henninger High School this morning, umbrellas and other makeshift sources of shade began to replace pillows and blankets.</p><p>Some people had been in line since 7 p.m. Monday, shortly after details of President Barack Obama's visit to Syracuse were released, in hopes of getting tickets to see him give a speech at the high school Thursday evening about making education more affordable.</p> Tue, 20 Aug 2013 18:38:20 +0000 Ryan Delaney 42900 at http://wrvo.org Hundreds try for tickets to see President Obama's bus tour 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 Obama to be greeted by anti-fracking protesters http://wrvo.org/post/obama-be-greeted-anti-fracking-protesters <p>President Barack Obama is planning on visiting upstate New York this week to promote an education plan. Mon, 19 Aug 2013 10:02:07 +0000 Karen DeWitt 42811 at http://wrvo.org Obama to be greeted by anti-fracking protesters Maffei discusses upcoming presidential visit http://wrvo.org/post/maffei-discusses-upcoming-presidential-visit <p>President Obama will be in<a href="http://wrvo.org/post/president-obama-make-stop-syracuse"><strong> </strong>Buffalo, Syracuse and Binghamton next week</a> to discuss his plan for reducing college costs, but Rep. Dan Maffei hopes the president makes a stop in Auburn, too.</p> Thu, 15 Aug 2013 10:41:04 +0000 Gino Geruntino 42657 at http://wrvo.org Maffei discusses upcoming presidential visit Obama to make a stop in Syracuse http://wrvo.org/post/obama-make-stop-syracuse <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The White House has confirmed that President Barack Obama will travel to Syracuse next week as part of a two-day bus tour to lay out his plan for reducing college costs.The president will also stop in Buffalo, Binghamton and northeastern Pennsylvania.</span></p> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 20:09:10 +0000 WRVO News 42637 at http://wrvo.org Obama to make a stop in Syracuse