News http://wrvo.org en More school spending doesn't always mean fiscal efficiency http://wrvo.org/post/more-school-spending-doesnt-always-mean-fiscal-efficiency <p>At the&nbsp;Baldwinsville&nbsp;School District’s administrative office, Superintendent David Hamilton works from an office filled with reclaimed furniture. He says a fancy office chair doesn’t help teach students biology.</p><p>Hamilton says that sort of frugality is what helped&nbsp;Baldwinsville&nbsp;score one of the best “bang for the buck” ratings in a recent report by the Center for American Progress. It ranked high on a spending to test score ratio.</p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:32:00 +0000 Ryan Delaney 59543 at http://wrvo.org More school spending doesn't always mean fiscal efficiency Peace activists says drone protests at Hancock Air Base will continue http://wrvo.org/post/peace-activists-says-drone-protests-hancock-air-base-will-continue <p>Activists opposed to drone warfare continue targeting the Hancock Field Air National Guard Base north of Syracuse.<br /><br />During a protest at the air base last week, local upstate drone activists were joined by some members of the Atlantic Life Community Activists, an East Coast-based group of pacifists.</p><p></p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:18:56 +0000 Ellen Abbott 59542 at http://wrvo.org Peace activists says drone protests at Hancock Air Base will continue River Hospital working with Upstate Medical University to bolster emergency department http://wrvo.org/post/river-hospital-working-upstate-medical-university-bolster-emergency-department <p>Beginning in August, River Hospital in Alexandria Bay will partner with Syracuse's Upstate Medical University to bolster the Thousand Islands' hospital's services.<br /><br />The goal is to bring more physicians to work in River Hospital's emergency department, according to chief executive officer Ben Moore. He says the hospital is receiving about $1.4 million in state and federal funding this year to bring in between six and nine additional physicians.<br /> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09:45:00 +0000 Gino Geruntino 59328 at http://wrvo.org River Hospital working with Upstate Medical University to bolster emergency department Long-term impact of Moreland Controversy on Cuomo unknown http://wrvo.org/post/long-term-impact-moreland-controversy-cuomo-unknown <p>Gov. Andrew Cuomo has not held any public appearances since a potentially damaging New York Times story that reported that his top aide interfered in a corruption probe when it focused on Cuomo donors.<br /><br />Cuomo’s political challengers leaped on The Times story, that alleges a top aide to Cuomo squelched subpoenas to the governor’s donors and associates.<br /><br />Republican candidate for governor Rob Astorino weighs in several times day.<br /> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09:30:00 +0000 Karen DeWitt 59461 at http://wrvo.org Long-term impact of Moreland Controversy on Cuomo unknown Planning for the worst with medical directives http://wrvo.org/post/planning-worst-medical-directives <p>Although we may like to think that we will always have control of our lives, there may come a time when we are incapable of making sound decisions for our health.&nbsp; Determining the best way to deal with those situations is difficult, but thanks to advances in medical ethics it may be a little easier.</p><p>This week on “Take Care,” <a href="http://drbarronlerner.com/about/">Dr. Barron Lerner</a> talks about the different kinds of medical directives and how they can help make an illness-related death easier on the patient’s caregivers. Lerner is an author and professor of medicine at New York University.&nbsp; His most recent book is <a href="http://drbarronlerner.com/the-good-doctor/">"The Good Doctor: A Father, a Son and the Evolution of Medical Ethics."</a></p><p><strong>Click "Read More" to hear our interview with Dr. Lerner.</strong></p><p> Sun, 27 Jul 2014 23:01:00 +0000 Take Care Staff 58124 at http://wrvo.org Planning for the worst with medical directives Becoming a quality 'qualitarian' http://wrvo.org/post/becoming-quality-qualitarian <p>Using a list for grocery shopping can be helpful for remembering which food items to purchase, but is your list optimized for your health?&nbsp;</p><p>This week on “Take Care,” <a href="http://www.ashleykoffapproved.com/about/">Ashley Koff</a> talks about the importance of selecting and incorporating quality foods into your diet.&nbsp; Koff is a registered dietician and creator of the website <a href="http://www.ashleykoffapproved.com/">ashleykoffapproved.com</a>, which provides viewers with a comprehensive and thorough guide to quality eating.</p><p><strong>Click "Read More" to hear our interview with Ashley Koff.</strong></p><p> Sun, 27 Jul 2014 23:00:00 +0000 Take Care Staff 57468 at http://wrvo.org Becoming a quality 'qualitarian' Midway Drive-In owner gets help from community to restore institution http://wrvo.org/post/midway-drive-owner-gets-help-community-restore-institution <p></p><p>This weekend a local Girl Scout troop is teaming up with the owner of the Midway Drive-In in Minetto to raise money to rebuild the decades old facility that was destroyed during a storm that struck the region July 8.</p><p>Midway Drive-In owner John Nagelschmidt says although the wooden screen tower was destroyed, it happened at a good time of day, when no customers had yet arrived at the facility. If it had hit later in the evening, he believes things could have been a lot worse.</p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:03:51 +0000 Gino Geruntino 59436 at http://wrvo.org Midway Drive-In owner gets help from community to restore institution Vocal support, opposition to housing immigrant children http://wrvo.org/post/vocal-support-opposition-housing-immigrant-children <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">While Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner wants the city to be a temporary shelter for Central American children fleeing to the country, there is a vocal opposition against it.</span></p><p>There are strong opinions on both sides over whether Syracuse should become a temporary shelter site for the children.</p><p>The mayor was interrupted often Thursday evening by a boisterous crowd at a North Side meeting with shouts of "legal!" and applause for comments both for and against.</p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:39:44 +0000 Ryan Delaney 59428 at http://wrvo.org Vocal support, opposition to housing immigrant children Dispute over Seneca Lake gas storage proposal rages on http://wrvo.org/post/dispute-over-seneca-lake-gas-storage-proposal-rages <p></p><p>The debate over proposals to store natural gas, propane and butane in salt caverns under Seneca Lake has become increasingly vocal, especially after a federal agency approved part of the project last May.&nbsp; Last week opponents organized the biggest rally yet in the Finger Lakes village of Watkins Glen.</p><p>As the members of the Schuyler County Legislature left their meeting last week, the emotion, passion and anger of opponents of the gas storage projects -- and fracking in general -- burst into full display.</p><p>“Shame! Shame! Shame! Shame!” the protestors chanted.</p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 09:47:00 +0000 David Chanatry 59395 at http://wrvo.org Dispute over Seneca Lake gas storage proposal rages on Getting the most out of medical directives http://wrvo.org/post/getting-most-out-medical-directives <p></p><p>Thinking about the end of life is not something many of us want to do. But today a variety of medical directives exist that can help your family members and health care providers know your wishes ahead of time. This week, Lorraine Rapp and Linda Lowen, hosts of WRVO's health and wellness show "Take Care" interview Dr. Barron Lerner about what different medical directives do. Dr. Learner is a medical ethicist, author and professor at the New York University School of Medicine.</p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 09:34:00 +0000 WRVO News 58200 at http://wrvo.org Moreland Commission controversy raises questions on role of attorney general http://wrvo.org/post/moreland-commission-controversy-raises-questions-role-attorney-general <p></p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 09:01:00 +0000 Karen DeWitt 59414 at http://wrvo.org Moreland Commission controversy raises questions on role of attorney general Green Party gubernatorial candidate wants to debate Cuomo, Astorino http://wrvo.org/post/green-party-gubernatorial-candidate-wants-debate-cuomo-astorino <p></p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:45:32 +0000 Tom Magnarelli 59379 at http://wrvo.org Green Party gubernatorial candidate wants to debate Cuomo, Astorino Onondaga County executive discusses role in Cuomo's Moreland Commission http://wrvo.org/post/onondaga-county-executive-discusses-role-cuomos-moreland-commission <p>A New York Times report alleges that a senior aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo interfered with the work of the Moreland Commission, the group the governor appointed to investigate corruption in Albany. The Times story also accuses Cuomo's office of trying to stop the commission from investigating groups tied to him. Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney was a member of the commission and Grant Reeher, host of WRVO's Campbell Conversations, interviewed Mahoney after the Times report came out.</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:02:18 +0000 Grant Reeher 59371 at http://wrvo.org Onondaga County executive discusses role in Cuomo's Moreland Commission Community job training program will expand http://wrvo.org/post/community-job-training-program-will-expand <p></p><p>A minority workforce training program on Syracuse’s North Side is being expanded with the help of several local agencies.</p><p>Northside UP, a community group targeting the immigrant population in the northern sections of Syracuse, has been running training programs called Green Train and Health Train.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">The second has placed a few dozen people <a href="http://wrvo.org/post/hospital-invests-not-only-new-buildings-neighborhood" target="_blank">on the payroll on St. Joseph’s Hospital</a>, also located on the North Side. </span></p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:22:26 +0000 Ryan Delaney 59370 at http://wrvo.org Community job training program will expand In New York's 128th Assembly District race, a familiar matchup returns http://wrvo.org/post/new-yorks-128th-assembly-district-race-familiar-matchup-returns <p></p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:07:05 +0000 Ellen Abbott 59366 at http://wrvo.org In New York's 128th Assembly District race, a familiar matchup returns Public hearing for Solvay amphitheater draws criticism http://wrvo.org/post/public-hearing-solvay-amphitheater-draws-criticism <p></p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:34:22 +0000 Ellen Abbott 59359 at http://wrvo.org Public hearing for Solvay amphitheater draws criticism Fallout for Cuomo over report his aides interfered with ethics probes http://wrvo.org/post/fallout-cuomo-over-report-his-aides-interfered-ethics-probes <p></p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 01:12:33 +0000 Karen DeWitt 59357 at http://wrvo.org Fallout for Cuomo over report his aides interfered with ethics probes Duffy will keep thoughts to himself on Moreland Commission http://wrvo.org/post/duffy-will-keep-thoughts-himself-moreland-commission <p></p><p>Lt. Gov. Robert Duffy says he had no direct knowledge of alleged meddling by his boss into an ethics commission the governor set up.</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:54:34 +0000 Ryan Delaney 59339 at http://wrvo.org Duffy will keep thoughts to himself on Moreland Commission New York's senators applaud safety proposals for transporting crude by rail http://wrvo.org/post/new-yorks-senators-applaud-safety-proposals-transporting-crude-rail <p>Sen. Charles Schumer and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand are welcoming the announcement today by the federal Department of Transportation for increased safety measures for rail cars that carry crude oil.<br /><br />With more oil being shipped via train from the Bakken region in North Dakota and adjacent Canada to the East Coast, and more accidents involving those tanker cars, safety concerns have been growing.<br /><br />Schumer told reporters today that he hopes the rules will be implemented as soon as possible<br /> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:25:32 +0000 Catherine Loper 59334 at http://wrvo.org New York's senators applaud safety proposals for transporting crude by rail Tell Me More will leave WRVO's midday schedule; Q with Jian Ghomeshi moves in http://wrvo.org/post/tell-me-more-will-leave-wrvos-midday-schedule-q-jian-ghomeshi-moves <p>Earlier this year, <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/05/20/314256024/npr-to-end-tell-me-more-lay-off-28-people">NPR announced it would end production of <em>Tell Me More</em> with Michel Martin</a>. Currently heard each Monday through Friday at 1 p.m. on WRVO, the last episode of <em>Tell Me More</em> will air on Friday, August 1.</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:47:03 +0000 Leah Landry 59185 at http://wrvo.org Tell Me More will leave WRVO's midday schedule; Q with Jian Ghomeshi moves in Women for Maffei hit back on some Katko comments http://wrvo.org/post/women-maffei-hit-back-some-katko-comments <p></p><p>Some supporters of Rep. Dan Maffei (D-Syracuse) are pushing back on recent comments made his Republican challenger, John Katko.</p><p>Katko, a former federal prosecutor, has recently said he doesn’t support a law aimed at equalizing pay for women and men. And he says his Catholic faith guides his views on abortion.</p><p><a href="http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2014/07/race_for_congress_where_republican_john_katko_stands_on_the_issues.html" target="_blank">Those comments to The Post-Standard</a> have upset female supporters of Maffei, a Democrat.</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:00:59 +0000 Ryan Delaney 59313 at http://wrvo.org Women for Maffei hit back on some Katko comments Blue-green algae blooms cause closure at beach in Constantia http://wrvo.org/post/blue-green-algae-blooms-cause-closure-beach-constantia <p></p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:15:34 +0000 Gino Geruntino 59310 at http://wrvo.org Blue-green algae blooms cause closure at beach in Constantia Empire Brewing Company says new brewery will create distinctive craft beers http://wrvo.org/post/empire-brewing-company-says-new-brewery-will-create-distinctive-craft-beers <p></p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:33:12 +0000 Ellen Abbott 59308 at http://wrvo.org Empire Brewing Company says new brewery will create distinctive craft beers The Film House moves forward with plans for first and second movies http://wrvo.org/post/film-house-moves-forward-plans-first-and-second-movies <p></p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:53:03 +0000 Ellen Abbott 59218 at http://wrvo.org The Film House moves forward with plans for first and second movies OCC joins forces with Cazenovia College with "2+2" program http://wrvo.org/post/occ-joins-forces-cazenovia-college-22-program <p></p><p>Onondaga Community College is tapping another central New York College to join it’s "2+2" partnership stable.<br /><br />Cazenovia College is the latest institution to sign this kind of partnership agreement with OCC. What it does is allow students to take two years of directed coursework at the community college, then transfer to Cazenovia, to get a bachelor's degree.</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:41:14 +0000 Ellen Abbott 59285 at http://wrvo.org OCC joins forces with Cazenovia College with "2+2" program Oswego increases security in preparation of Harborfest http://wrvo.org/post/oswego-increases-security-preparation-harborfest <p>Harborfest, an annual four-day event that brings more than 100,000 people to the city of Oswego, begins Thursday.<br /><br />The Oswego Police Department says they are beefing up patrols to prepare for the influx of people and to try to keep everyone safe, but Police Chief Tory DeCaire says they always need extra help.<br /><br />"We rely heavily on outside agencies and the law enforcement assistance that they provide," DeCaire explained. "We are going to have officers on foot, on bike, on ATVs, as well as marked police cars, and officers detailed at specific venues."<br /> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:30:37 +0000 Gino Geruntino 59266 at http://wrvo.org Oswego increases security in preparation of Harborfest Residents along Erie Canal are rediscovering it via bike http://wrvo.org/post/residents-along-erie-canal-are-rediscovering-it-bike <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Many New Yorkers who live along the Erie Canal are rediscovering the waterway via long-distance bicycle trips.</span></p><p>The recreational trail along the canal is becoming a well-used resource by people living in towns that were built by the canal. And they’re spending money too.</p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:19:19 +0000 Ryan Delaney 59235 at http://wrvo.org Residents along Erie Canal are rediscovering it via bike Syracuse's Tech Garden receives needed upgrade http://wrvo.org/post/syracuses-tech-garden-receives-needed-upgrade <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Technological times have changed since the Tech Garden set up shop on Warren Street in Syracuse almost ten years ago.</span></p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:24:49 +0000 Ellen Abbott 59058 at http://wrvo.org Syracuse's Tech Garden receives needed upgrade Preservation League announces new plans for old buildings http://wrvo.org/post/preservation-league-announces-new-plans-old-buildings <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Everything old is new again, so the saying goes. With that in mind, the Preservation League of New York State announced a plan to </span>repurpose<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> five vacant industrial buildings in the Capital region with the hopes of attracting young professionals and revitalizing communities.</span></p><p>The Industrial Heritage Reuse Project, or "trendy hipster bait," launched on Thursday in hopes of breathing new live into old buildings.</p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:24:18 +0000 Jenna Flanagan 59063 at http://wrvo.org Preservation League announces new plans for old buildings Novelis defends itself in court against allegations of influencing union vote http://wrvo.org/post/novelis-defends-itself-court-against-allegations-influencing-union-vote <p></p><p>Novelis<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Inc. is in federal court in Syracuse to defend itself against charges by the National Labor Relations Board. The case stems from allegations by the United Steelworkers Union that the Oswego aluminum manufacturer interfered with a vote by its workers to unionize.</span></p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:23:48 +0000 Gino Geruntino 59217 at http://wrvo.org Novelis defends itself in court against allegations of influencing union vote