Oswego, New York – A Former N-F-L player plans to meet with Governor Eliot Spitzer on Friday.
WRVO's Jasmyn Belcher spoke with the former Atlanta Falcons football player...attorney and best selling author...Republican Tim Green...about rumors that he is being asked to switch parties and run as a Democrat in 2008 against Senator John Defrancisco of Syracuse.
Utica, NY – New York's newest member of Congress, 24th District Representative Michael Arcuri is speaking out against President Bush's troop surge in Iraq. The House democrat spoke to WRVO's Chris Ulanowski.
Oswego, New York – Health Officials say the Human Papilloma Virus also known as H-P-V is a sexually transmitted disease that causes 70-percent of cervical cancers.
Recently the H-P-V vaccination has been made mandatory for schoolgirls in Texas. More than a dozen other states are considering similar legislation including New York. WRVO's Jasmyn Belcher spoke with New York Democratic Assemblywoman Amy Paulin of Westchester County. She says the vaccine should be available.
Oswego, New York – Artic lake effect snow squalls that have hammered Oswego County for over a week are easing their grip on the area. WRVO's Richard Annal spoke with some city of Oswego residents about how they weathered the storm
Oswego, NY – Students at the State University College at Oswego are continuing their creative journey toward producing an original, abstract theater production called, "Lost in a Viral Paradise". In recent months we've heard from some of the members of the group who are being assisted by creative visionaries from the Squonk Opera, based in Pennsylvania. WRVO's Mark Lavonier met with the lead composer of the play, and delivers this latest installment.
Oswego, NY – Education advocates are pleased with Governor Spitzer's approach to education. Some are calling it "historic" and others say it sets New York in the right direction. WRVO's Chris Ulanowski spoke to New York State United Teachers President Richard Iannuzzi and State School Boards Association President Tim Kremer about the governor's plan.
Syracuse, NY – The Chairman of the State Senate Judiciary Committee wants to "weed out" local town and village judges whose behavior on the bench is questionable. Senator John Defrancisco of Syracuse is holding a public hearing to review possible reforms. He spoke to WRVO's Chris Ulanowski.
Oswego. NY – 2007 could be a banner year for education in New York State. New York's new Governor Eliot Spitzer set the tone in his state of the state message last week. The President of New York State United Teachers Agrees. WRVO's Chris Ulanowski spoke to Richard Iannuzzi about the year ahead.
Syracuse, NY – It's back to the drawing board in Onondaga County for a local law that would have raised the age to purchase cigarettes to 19. Members of the county legislature met today to consider changes in the law but the session ended in disagreement. WRVO's Chris Ulanowski spoke to legislator Bob Warner -- a co-sponsor of the so-called "Onondaga 19 " law.
Oswego, NY – Since its inception in 18th century England, hand bell choirs have become increasingly popular in the United States, especially during the holidays. For several years, a church group in Oswego has captured and presented the magic and camaraderie of bell ringing. WRVO's Mark Lavonier recently caught up with the West Baptist Church Bell Choir, and delivers this audio postcard.
Oswego, NY – The advocacy group, "Mental Hygiene Legal Services successfully filed a lawsuit that argued 12 convicted sex offenders, who had served their prison sentences, were denied due process when the Pataki administration ordered them held in a psychiatric facility. WRVO's Chris Ulanowski spoke to the group's Emmitt Creahan about a ruling in the case from the New York State Court of Appeals.
Oswego, NY – The Business Council of New York State has a new President. He's Kenneth Adams who served at the helm of the Brooklyn Cnamber of Commerce for 11 years. Adams discusses his recent meeting with Governor-elect Eliot Spitzer and the Business Council's priorities.
Oswego, NY – At SUNY Oswego, students from several departments have been cultivating ideas for an ambitious theater production which will involve various forms of abstract sound and media. During this process, students are encourages to attend art or music oriented events to become inspired and educated. WRVO's Mark Lavonier accompanied a student to one of these events, and delivers another installment of our journet with members og the Squonk Opera Project.
Oswego, NY – There's disagreement about how clean Onondaga Lake will be following a massive project to stop the flow of contaminants into the lake and the removal of decades of industrial pollution that entered the five-mile long body of water. In our third and final segment on Onondaga Lake, we hear the perspective of the Onondaga Nation, which considers Onondaga Lake sacred. The Onondaga's legal counsel Joseph Heath spoke to WRVO's Chris Ulanowski.
Oswego, NY – The clean up of Onondaga Lake is well underway. With the Onondaga Lake Partnership meeting for an update on the on-going effort, WRVO presents a three-part series on the clean up. In part two, the Environmental Protection Agency's Region 2 Director Alan Steinberg spoke to WRVO's Chris Ulanowski.