Mike Bloomberg http://wrvo.org en Keeping the country healthy: The government's role in public health http://wrvo.org/post/keeping-country-healthy-governments-role-public-health <p>When New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg proposed banning large sugary drinks, there was a lot of public backlash. But this country actually has quite a history of government intervening in the name of public health. Lorraine Rapp and Linda Lowen, hosts of WRVO's weekly health show "Take Care," spoke with nutrition policy expert Tracy Fox who argues this kind of intervention is sometimes warranted - and often works.</p><p> Fri, 03 May 2013 13:47:08 +0000 WRVO News 36963 at http://wrvo.org Keeping the country healthy: The government's role in public health Miner and other mayors bring complaints about Cuomo's budget to Albany http://wrvo.org/post/miner-and-other-mayors-bring-complaints-about-cuomos-budget-albany <p>Mayors from around the state came to complain about Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s budget, as the first day of legislative hearings on the spending plan kicked off in Albany. Upstate mayors, in particular, have concerns about ever growing pension payments. Tue, 29 Jan 2013 14:23:46 +0000 Karen DeWitt 32522 at http://wrvo.org NY leaders react to Newtown shooting, call for gun measures http://wrvo.org/post/ny-leaders-react-newtown-shooting-call-gun-measures <p>Governor Andrew Cuomo is pledging to work for gun control in the wake of the shooting at the elementary school in Newtown Connecticut, calling it “yet another senseless and horrific act of violence involving guns.” Fri, 14 Dec 2012 21:33:26 +0000 Karen DeWitt 30577 at http://wrvo.org Sandy sparks belief in climate change http://wrvo.org/post/sandy-sparks-belief-climate-change <p>A new poll finds that, in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, more than two thirds of New Yorkers say they now believe in climate change.</p><p> Mon, 03 Dec 2012 20:27:17 +0000 Karen DeWitt 29987 at http://wrvo.org N.Y. Mayors testify in front of Legislative Budget Committee http://wrvo.org/post/ny-mayors-testify-front-legislative-budget-committee <p>Mayors from across the state came to the Capitol to testify to a joint legislative fiscal committee on Governor Cuomo’s proposed budget. While New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg went out of his way to offer support to the governor and for his budget plan, Mayors of upstate cities begged for a bail out. WRVO's Capitol Correspondent Karen Dewitt reports.</p> Wed, 25 Jan 2012 12:46:59 +0000 Karen DeWitt 13378 at http://wrvo.org