Campbell Conversations http://wrvo.org en Michael Falcone on the Campbell Conversations http://wrvo.org/post/michael-falcone-campbell-conversations <p><span style="font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;">Michael Falcone is Chairman Emeritus&nbsp;of the Pioneer Companies, a commercial real estate development enterprise in Upstate New York, Denver, and Phoenix.&nbsp; Prior to that, he was a partner with Robert Congel in the Pyramid Companies.&nbsp; In this edition of the Campbell Conversations, Grant Reeher speaks with him about malls, hotels, the development trajectory of Syracuse, the proper role of government in development, and Syracuse University's impact on the city.</span></p><p></p> Sun, 06 Jul 2014 20:42:00 +0000 Grant Reeher 58310 at http://wrvo.org Michael Falcone on the Campbell Conversations Steve Butler on The Campbell Conversations http://wrvo.org/post/steve-butler-campbell-conversations-0 <p><span style="font-family: calibri, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;">Through its Engage CNY initiative, the non-profit organization CNY Arts has recently completed a thorough inventory and survey of the arts, and of citizens' views and preferences about arts and culture in the Central New York region.&nbsp; In this edition of the Campbell Conversations, Grant Reeher speaks with Stephen Butler, the executive director of CNY Arts, about the findings, and about the plan that has been developed in light of them.&nbsp; They also discuss the Syracuse Symphony an Sun, 29 Jun 2014 20:07:24 +0000 Grant Reeher 58121 at http://wrvo.org Steve Butler on The Campbell Conversations David Holwerk on The Campbell Conversations http://wrvo.org/post/david-holwerk-campbell-conversations <p><span style="font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;">On this week's edition of the Campbell Conversations, host Grant Reeher talks with the David Holwerk, Director of Communications for the Kettering Foundation and a long-time print journalist, about the problems with American democracy and constructive citizen engagement, and what the Foundation is doing to try to address them.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p></p> Sun, 22 Jun 2014 20:16:58 +0000 Grant Reeher 57821 at http://wrvo.org David Holwerk on The Campbell Conversations David Cobb of 'Move to Amend' on the Campbell Conversations http://wrvo.org/post/david-cobb-move-amend-campbell-conversations <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Calibri; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal;">One of the fallouts of the Supreme Court’s&nbsp;</span><i style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Calibri; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal;">Citizen</i><i style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Calibri; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal;">s</i><i style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Calibri; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;United</i><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Calibri; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;decision has been the e Sun, 15 Jun 2014 20:23:51 +0000 Grant Reeher 57391 at http://wrvo.org David Cobb of 'Move to Amend' on the Campbell Conversations John Katko on The Campbell Conversations http://wrvo.org/post/john-katko-campbell-conversations <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Calibri; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal;">In one of his first extended public interviews, John Katko talks with Grant Reeher on the Campbell Conversations.&nbsp; Katko is the former federal prosecutor challenging Dan Maffei for the </span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Calibri; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal;">24</span><font size="1" style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Calibri; line-height: normal;"><span style="font-size: 7.3pt;"><sup>th</sup></span></font><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-fami Sun, 25 May 2014 21:25:58 +0000 Grant Reeher 56385 at http://wrvo.org John Katko on The Campbell Conversations 'Elect Her' panel on The Campbell Conversations http://wrvo.org/post/elect-her-panel-campbell-conversations <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Calibri; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal;"><a href="http://www.aauw.org/what-we-do/campus-programs/elect-her-campus-women-win/" target="_blank"><strong>Elect Her</strong></a> is an initiative co-sponsored by the American Association of University Women.&nbsp; It involves trainings held at universities and colleges to support and recruit more young women to pursue leadership positions on campus, as well as future political office.&nbsp; In this edition of the Campbell Conversations, host Grant Reeher speaks with a local director of the A Sun, 18 May 2014 20:44:08 +0000 Grant Reeher 55986 at http://wrvo.org 'Elect Her' panel on The Campbell Conversations Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee on The Campbell Conversations (Pt 2) http://wrvo.org/post/rhode-island-gov-lincoln-chafee-campbell-conversations-pt-2 <p><span style="font-family: calibri, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;">In this edition of the Campbell Conversations, Grant Reeher continues the discussion with Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee.&nbsp; The governor frankly describes the political challenges he's encountered as governor, and the effects of his party switch after being elected.&nbsp; He also discussed his state's relatively smooth roll-out of Obamacare, and his political future.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p></p> Sun, 11 May 2014 19:17:29 +0000 Grant Reeher 55641 at http://wrvo.org Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee on The Campbell Conversations (Pt 2) Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee on The Campbell Conversations (Pt 1) http://wrvo.org/post/rhode-island-gov-lincoln-chafee-campbell-conversations-pt-1 <p style="font-family: calibri, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;">In the first of two-part interview, Grant Reeher discusses the current level of conflict and polarization between the two parties with Rhode Island Governor <a href="http://www.governor.ri.gov/" target="_blank"><strong>Lincoln Chafee</strong></a>.&nbsp; Chafee is particularly well-suited as an observer of this problem--when in the U.S. Sun, 04 May 2014 21:03:40 +0000 Grant Reeher 55283 at http://wrvo.org Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee on The Campbell Conversations (Pt 1) Randi Bregman on The Campbell Conversations http://wrvo.org/post/randi-bregman-campbell-conversations <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Calibri; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal;">Domestic abuse and sexual violence are complicated social problems that many people find difficult even to talk about.&nbsp; In this edition of the Campbell Conversations, host Grant Reeher has a frank and open discussion with <a href="http://www.verahouse.org/" target="_blank"><strong>Vera House</strong></a> executive director Randi Bregman, about the nature of the problems, the best ways to address them, and the personal experience of working with the victims.</span></p><p></p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 13:43:34 +0000 Grant Reeher 52871 at http://wrvo.org Randi Bregman on The Campbell Conversations Larry Wilmore on The Campbell Conversations http://wrvo.org/post/larry-wilmore-campbell-conversations <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Calibri; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal;">February is Black History Month, but in this edition of the Campbell Conversations, humorist Larry Wilmore explains why he’d rather African-Americans got casinos instead of the celebration—which is also the title of his recent book.&nbsp; The writer and performer also discusses his experiences as the “senior black correspondent” for <a href="http://www.thedailyshow.com/news-team/larry-wilmore" target="_blank"><strong>The Daily Show with Jon Stewart</strong></a>.</span></p><p></p> Sun, 23 Feb 2014 21:47:00 +0000 Grant Reeher 51628 at http://wrvo.org Larry Wilmore on The Campbell Conversations Dr. Sharon Brangman on The Campbell Conversations http://wrvo.org/post/dr-sharon-brangman-campbell-conversations <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Calibri; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal;">The American population is rapidly aging, and this has enormous implications for our health care system.&nbsp; Among other challenges, there are fewer workers contributing to Medicare and Medicaid, relative to the population using those programs.&nbsp; On this week’s edition of the Campbell Conversations, Grant Reeher talks with Geriatric specialist Dr. Sun, 16 Feb 2014 21:47:00 +0000 Grant Reeher 51385 at http://wrvo.org Dr. Sharon Brangman on The Campbell Conversations Calls for public campaign finance system include a Moreland Commission co-chairman http://wrvo.org/post/calls-public-campaign-finance-system-include-moreland-commission-co-chairman <p></p> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 12:23:10 +0000 Karen DeWitt 47080 at http://wrvo.org Onondaga County DA Fitzpatrick says Moreland Commission has uncovered criminal activity http://wrvo.org/post/onondaga-county-da-fitzpatrick-says-moreland-commission-has-uncovered-criminal-activity <p>The Moreland Act Commission appointed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo is releasing a preliminary report on public corruption in a few weeks. The commission is charged with investigating corruption in state governmental agencies, and has already gone after the state Board of Elections and the Joint Commission on Public Ethics, or J-COPE, at recent public hearings.<br /> Fri, 08 Nov 2013 20:33:15 +0000 Gino Geruntino 46815 at http://wrvo.org Syracuse Councilor-at-Large candidates discuss city government http://wrvo.org/post/syracuse-councilor-large-candidates-discuss-city-government <p></p><p>Three candidates running for Syracuse Common Councilor-at-Large in a September primary joined Grant Reheer's Campbell Conversation to talk about the role of the city's legislative branch of government.</p> Fri, 09 Aug 2013 12:20:31 +0000 Ellen Abbott 42376 at http://wrvo.org Lopez Lomong on the Campbell Conversations http://wrvo.org/post/lopez-lomong-campbell-conversations <p>"The land next to heaven."</p><p>That's the way Lopez Lomong describes his love for and thanks to this country for the opportunities it has afforded him.</p><p> Fri, 23 Nov 2012 22:00:19 +0000 Grant Reeher 26031 at http://wrvo.org Part I: Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner on the Campbell Conversations http://wrvo.org/post/part-i-syracuse-mayor-stephanie-miner-campbell-conversations <p>In recent months Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner has been an evangelist for fiscal sustainability and a clear-eyed look at the financial challenges facing the city. Before that she was a town crier regarding the Destiny project.</p><p> Mon, 23 Jul 2012 15:00:07 +0000 Grant Reeher 22997 at http://wrvo.org Tanner Lecture Series: Bill Bradley http://wrvo.org/post/tanner-lecture-series-bill-bradley <p>A lecture on public responsibility by former senator, presidential candidate, and NBA Hall of Famer Bill Bradley.</p><p>This lecture, hosted by Grant Reeher of the Campbell Conversations, took place on April 10, 2012 in the Maxwell Auditorium on the Syracuse University campus. The lecture series is presented by the Campbell Public Affairs Institute. Feel free to visit their website for <a href="http://www.campbellinstitute.org">more information on this lecture and future lectures</a> in the series.</p><p> Fri, 29 Jun 2012 18:12:06 +0000 Grant Reeher 21807 at http://wrvo.org Tanner Lecture Series: Bill Bradley Bob Dougherty on the Campbell Conversations http://wrvo.org/post/bob-dougherty-campbell-conversations <p>Bob Dougherty is new to politics, but in his first year on the Syracuse Common Council, he's been drinking from a fire hose.</p><p>Given the current political climate- both national and local- why did he choose now to become involved?</p><p> Fri, 18 May 2012 20:00:00 +0000 Grant Reeher 19497 at http://wrvo.org Susan Thistlethwaite on the Campbell Conversations http://wrvo.org/post/susan-thistlethwaite-campbell-conversations <p>Susan Thistlethwaite is a professor at the Chicago Theological Seminary, and an ordained minister of the United Church of Christ. She&#39;s the author of &quot;Dreaming of Eden&quot; and the forthcoming &quot;Occupy the Bible.&quot; In this conversation with Grant Reeher, she talks about her books, as well as the way that religion and politics intertwine.</p><p> Fri, 11 May 2012 20:00:00 +0000 Grant Reeher 19208 at http://wrvo.org Susan Thistlethwaite on the Campbell Conversations Jill Stein on the Campbell Conversations http://wrvo.org/post/jill-stein-campbell-conversations <p>Jill Stein is the Green Party&#39;s nominee-apparent for President of the United States. In this conversations she outlines the party&#39;s main goals and message in its run for the White House.</p><p> Fri, 27 Apr 2012 20:03:24 +0000 Grant Reeher 18351 at http://wrvo.org The Brackett Refugee Education Fund on The Campbell Conversations http://wrvo.org/post/brackett-refugee-education-fund-campbell-conversations <p>In their so-called retirement, Tom and Liz Brackett founded and now run an education non-profit, the Brackett Refugee Education Fund. In this conversation, they relate the story of how they decided to start this, how they approach and structure the work of their organization, and what inspires them to keep up the effort.</p><p> Fri, 16 Mar 2012 23:56:10 +0000 Grant Reeher 16107 at http://wrvo.org Religion and Politics on The Campbell Conversations http://wrvo.org/post/religion-and-politics-campbell-conversations <p>Marcus Matthews is the Resident Bishop for the Upper New York Area of the United Methodist Church. In this conversation he discusses the relationship between religion and politics, and how that relationship plays out in the Bishop&#39;s desire to see his churches have a greater presence and impact in their communities. Fri, 09 Mar 2012 21:32:33 +0000 Grant Reeher 15712 at http://wrvo.org Peter Coleman on the Campbell Conversations http://wrvo.org/post/peter-coleman-campbell-conversations <p><font face="Tahoma" size="2"><span style="FONT-SIZE:10pt"><font face="Calibri" size="2"><span style="FONT-SIZE:11pt">There are conflicts, and then there are conflicts.&nbsp; <span class="il">Peter</span> <span class="il">Coleman</span>, director of the international center for cooperation and conflict resolution at Columbia University, has identified a category of our seemingly most intractable conflicts&mdash;the five percent&mdash;and has studied them systematically.&nbsp; </span></font></span></font></p> Sat, 03 Mar 2012 20:16:14 +0000 Grant Reeher 15365 at http://wrvo.org Peter Coleman on the Campbell Conversations Tom Devine on The Campbell Conversations http://wrvo.org/post/tom-devine-campbell-conversations <p><font face="Calibri" size="2"><span style="font-size: 11pt;">There is nothing more powerful than the truth.&nbsp; That&rsquo;s the faith that has sustained Tom Devine&rsquo;s three-decade campaign to promote and protect whistleblowers in the corporate and governmental realms. </span></font> Fri, 17 Feb 2012 17:05:50 +0000 Grant Reeher 14546 at http://wrvo.org Campbell Debate - Increasing taxes on the wealthy http://wrvo.org/post/campbell-debate-increasing-taxes-wealthy <p><span id="ctl00_ctl00_ContentContainer_Content_ListSummary1">The Campbell Public Affairs Institute at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University presents The Campbell Debates, a debate series on timely issues of public importance with a fresh, provocative format.</span><br /> Fri, 17 Feb 2012 16:38:48 +0000 Grant Reeher 14543 at http://wrvo.org Campbell Debate - Increasing taxes on the wealthy Joanie Mahoney on The Campbell Conversations http://wrvo.org/post/joanie-mahoney-campbell-conversations <p><font face="Calibri" size="2"><span style="font-size:11pt">Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney works on the front lines of the &quot;unfunded mandate&quot; issue, a phrase we&#39;ve been hearing with increasing frequency at all levels of political discussion.&nbsp; What exactly is the problem with unfunded mandates?&nbsp; </span></font></p><p> Sat, 11 Feb 2012 18:49:16 +0000 Grant Reeher 14200 at http://wrvo.org Eliot Spitzer on the Campbell Conversations http://wrvo.org/post/eliot-spitzer-campbell-conversations <p><font face="Calibri" size="2"><span style="font-size:11pt">Perhaps no one is better suited to evaluate President Obama&rsquo;s new investigative and prosecutorial unit on abuses in the mortgage industry than former governor and attorney general Eliot Spitzer.&nbsp; As a prosecutor and attorney general, he was known for his aggressive pursuit of financial abuse; he warned us about the ultimate financial collapse; and he has written about these topics extensively since the crisis in 2008.&nbsp; </span></font></p> Fri, 03 Feb 2012 16:46:08 +0000 Grant Reeher 13755 at http://wrvo.org Occupy Syracuse on The Campbell Conversations http://wrvo.org/post/occupy-syracuse-campbell-conversations <p>What drives those who have invested their time in the Occupy Wall Street movement, and what message is at the movement&#39;s core? In this edition of the Campbell Conversations, three Syracuse activists who had been camping at the <a href="http://occupysyracuse.org/">Occupy Syracuse</a> site prior to being evicted by the city tell their stories and make their case.</p> Fri, 20 Jan 2012 21:52:13 +0000 Grant Reeher 13156 at http://wrvo.org Iowa Caucus Discussion on The Campbell Conversations http://wrvo.org/post/iowa-caucus-discussion-campbell-conversations <p>It&#39;s an entirely political discussion on this week&#39;s Campbell Conversations, as Congresswoman Ann Marie&nbsp;Buerkle and political consultant Scott Armstrong consider the Republican presidential field in light of the <span class="il">Iowa</span> Caucus results.&nbsp; Among the questions they consider are:&nbsp; What surprised them?&nbsp; Is the party dangerously fractured as it heads toward the general election?&nbsp; What could unite it?&nbsp; Are the norms of the Republican Party changing in important ways?&nbsp; Is Romney still the nominee apparent?&nbsp; And what are the calcula Sat, 07 Jan 2012 21:50:45 +0000 Grant Reeher 12406 at http://wrvo.org Judith Wellman on The Campbell Conversations http://wrvo.org/post/judith-wellman-campbell-conversations <p><font face="Calibri" size="2"><span style="font-size:11pt">What made Upstate New York such a hotspot for the abolitionist and women’s rights movements?&nbsp; Was it just geography, or was it something about the people who lived here?&nbsp; Historian Judith <span class="il">Wellman</span>, an expert on the Underground Railroad and the women’s rights movement in the 19<font size="1"><span style="font-size:7.3pt"><sup>th</sup></span></font> century, answers this question and offers other stores and information that illuminate this time period and counter some of the stereotypes we have about o Sat, 07 Jan 2012 21:47:21 +0000 Grant Reeher 12405 at http://wrvo.org Judith Wellman on The Campbell Conversations