women http://wrvo.org en Democratic National Committee chairwoman stumps for Dan Maffei http://wrvo.org/post/democratic-national-committee-chairwoman-stumps-dan-maffei <p></p><p>One of the Democratic Party’s top women visited Syracuse to stump for Rep. Dan Maffei, who is running for re-election to Congress.</p><p>Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, a Florida Democrat, is chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee. She spoke a Laci’s Tapas Bar Monday, a women-owned restaurant in the city's Hawley Green neighborhood.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner, Common Councilor Helen Hudson, and former Palmyra Mayor Vicky Daly all showered their praise as well.</span></p> Tue, 13 May 2014 12:53:48 +0000 Ryan Delaney 55689 at http://wrvo.org Democratic National Committee chairwoman stumps for Dan Maffei Gillibrand's five proposals for the economy all focus on women http://wrvo.org/post/gillibrands-five-proposals-economy-all-focus-women <p>U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) has five proposals she believes will boost the economy, all centered around women, which she says are the key to a growing economy.</p><p>At Syracuse University’s Maxwell School last week, Gillibrand outlined her American Opportunity Agenda, saying that the things that can help women succeed, and therefore the economy, begin with increasing the minimum wage.</p> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 12:27:25 +0000 Ellen Abbott 50143 at http://wrvo.org Rosalind Barnett on The Campbell Conversations http://wrvo.org/post/rosalind-barnett-campbell-conversations <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Calibri; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal;">In a recently published book, <a href="http://www.brandeis.edu/barnett/">Brandeis University </a>researcher Rosalind Barnett argues that there is a new “soft war” on women, which is reinforcing gender inequality and harming not only women, but also men and the general economy.&nbsp; This war is being fueled in part by a growing “myth” that women have largely accomplished their historic struggle for equality.&nbsp; In this edition of the Campbell Conversations, Grant Reeher explores those argume Sun, 19 Jan 2014 21:40:00 +0000 Grant Reeher 50045 at http://wrvo.org Rosalind Barnett on The Campbell Conversations Women learn art of wood splitting at hands-on workshop http://wrvo.org/post/women-learn-art-wood-splitting-hands-workshop <p>Our reporter, Joanna Richards, is a city girl. But since she moved to the north country four years ago, she's been boning up on the traditions and culture of rural life. She had a chance recently for a bit of North Country skill building, in a workshop on wood splitting especially for women. Joanna tells the story of her lesson.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in"> Wed, 06 Mar 2013 14:17:00 +0000 Joanna Richards 34185 at http://wrvo.org Women learn art of wood splitting at hands-on workshop NY Farm Bureau hopeful on immigration reform http://wrvo.org/post/ny-farm-bureau-hopeful-immigration-reform <p>The New York Farm Bureau is optimistic following news that Congress is working to pass new immigration reforms. The bureau, a lobbying group, says it was very excited to hear the proposals made by a bipartisan group of senators and by President Barack Obama this week. Thu, 31 Jan 2013 21:09:33 +0000 Ryan Delaney 32682 at http://wrvo.org NY Farm Bureau hopeful on immigration reform Seeking more women for computer sciences http://wrvo.org/post/seeking-more-women-computer-sciences <p>The number of women graduating from computer science degrees has more than halved since the 1980s. One computer scientists recently spoke to students at the Rochester Institute of Technology and told them that women have to be included in the field to boost the economy, and to encourage equality. Mon, 10 Dec 2012 21:08:52 +0000 Kate O'Connell 30344 at http://wrvo.org Reaching out to 'green' women in the sustainable economy http://wrvo.org/post/reaching-out-green-women-sustainable-economy <p><span id="primaryContentDepotPortlet.contentDescription">Upstate communities are reaching out to women working in the sustainable economy. This week, community group Greenworks Buffalo Niagara hosted the first in a series of events for&nbsp; "green" women, and many are still bumping their heads against the glass ceiling.</span></p><p> Thu, 15 Nov 2012 21:55:00 +0000 Kate O'Connell 29192 at http://wrvo.org Wendy Long a long-shot for Senate http://wrvo.org/post/wendy-long-long-shot-senate <p>WRVO News is interviewing regional candidates who are running in contested races.&nbsp; Wendy Long, a Republican attorney from Manhattan is running a long-shot race against incumbent Democrat Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. WRVO's Catherine Loper spoke with Long about why she's running, the economy and the importance of women in this year's election.</p><p> Sat, 03 Nov 2012 12:15:00 +0000 Catherine Loper 28495 at http://wrvo.org Wendy Long a long-shot for Senate Buerkle on election gender gap and the GOP http://wrvo.org/post/buerkle-election-gender-gap-and-gop <p>The gender gap looms large in the upcoming election. &nbsp;Depending on the polls you look at, women support Democrats over Republicans by 10 to 20 percent but that does not necessarily mean the GOP is abandoning the women's vote, especially in the hotly contested 24th Congressional district race.</p><p> Thu, 30 Aug 2012 19:52:22 +0000 Ellen Abbott 25150 at http://wrvo.org Buerkle town hall http://wrvo.org/post/buerkle-town-hall <p>A bit of bickering broke out among citizens at Congresswoman Ann Marie Buerkle&#39;s town hall meeting in DeWitt Monday. But it wasn&#39;t even the big issues that caused disagreement.</p><p> Mon, 02 Jul 2012 20:54:08 +0000 Ellen Abbott 21943 at http://wrvo.org Buerkle town hall Senator says tax breaks for small businesses would help women http://wrvo.org/post/senator-says-tax-breaks-small-businesses-would-help-women <p>US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand was in Syracuse today at a local business promoting tax breaks for small businesses. The bill is particularly directed at companies owned by women.</p><p> Fri, 15 Jun 2012 19:56:40 +0000 Matt Porter 21019 at http://wrvo.org Senator says tax breaks for small businesses would help women Gillibrand pushes for women and paycheck fairness http://wrvo.org/post/gillibrand-pushes-women-and-paycheck-fairness <p>New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is pushing for the U.S. Senate to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act.</p><p>The proposed legislation would hold employers accountable for pay inequity among women employees. It would also make it easier for workers to pursue back pay and help women negotiate for higher salaries.</p><p> Tue, 22 May 2012 20:30:00 +0000 Catherine Loper 19698 at http://wrvo.org Ayesha Khan Interview http://wrvo.org/post/ayesha-khan-interview <p>SUNY Oswego's <strong><a href="http://www.oswego.edu/arts.html">ARTSwego</a></strong> program has been part of a pilot project called, "Caravanserai" which brings Pakistani artists to rural communities to bring better understanding of Muslim entertainment and cultures. WRVO's Mark Lavonier met with filmmaker Ayesha Khan on her recent visit where she gave a talk called, "Women Crossing Boundaries," and showed her recent film, "Made in Pakistan".</p><p> Tue, 10 Apr 2012 18:27:19 +0000 Mark Lavonier 17421 at http://wrvo.org Ayesha Khan Interview