Oswego, NY – World renown progressive trombonist and composer Craig Harris will be in Central New York this evening, leading a group of artists in the interfaith, multicultural concert, "Songs of the Spirit" in Oswego. The tour of seven acts is visiting points across the state to promote tolerance and the connection all people have through the power of music. WRVO's Mark Lavonier spoke with Craig Harris to learn more about the show.
Oswego, NY – Speculation mounts about the fate of Governor Spitzer's licensing plan for undocumented workers. Capitol Bureau Correspondent Karen DeWitt discusses this and other issues with WRVO's Chris Ulanowski.
Oswego, NY – The State Association of convenience stores is sharply critical today of Governor Spitzer's decision to drop plans to collect sales taxes on cigarettes and gasoline sold by Native American merchants to non-Indians.
The decision reneges on Spitzer's campaign promise last year and will result in the loss of an estimated 200 million dollars to the state.
WRVO's Chris Ulanowski spoke to the President of the Convenience Store Association....Jim Calvin.
Oswego, NY – Governor Spitzer's Assistant Secretary for Public Safety is making the rounds -- speaking out in favor of his newly revised plan to allow illegal immigrants obtain New York driver's licenses. Denise O'Donnell spoke to WRVO's Chris Ulanowski.
Oswego, NY – In what might be the sharpest rebuke yet of Governor Spitzer's license plan for illegal immigrants, two Western New York county clerks say they will comply with the Governor's order. But illegal immigrants, who apply for a license at their DMV offices, face the risk of being arrested for violating US immigration law.
WRVO's Chris Ulanowski spoke to one of the clerks, Erie County's Kathleen Hochul.
Oswego, NY – Both sides on the death penalty believe the debate over the issue in New York is over now that the state court of appeals refused to consider its 2004 ruling that nullified New York's capital punishment law.
David Kaczynski is the Executive Director of New Yorkers Against the Death Penalty. WRVO's Chris Ulanowski spoke to the death penalty opponent.
By Huge piles of road salt arrive for the winter season
10/26/07 – Visitors to Oswego's Harbor will notice something unusual, huge piles of road salt on both sides of the Oswego River on property owned by the Port Authority of Oswego. WRVO's Chris Ulanowski filed this report.
10/24/07 – Peter Sagal's credits include being a playwright, actor, travel writer, essayist, screenwriter and he is most well-known for being host of NPR's "Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me."
He's now also the author of a new book, "The Book of Vice. Very Naughty Things (And How To Do Them)." WRVO's Kate Percival had the opportunity to talk with Sagal, and asked him why he chose this particular subject.
Oswego, NY – School aid in New York State could top more than $20 Billion for the first time. The State Board of Regents is proposing a nearly $2 Billion increase in school aid for the 2008-09 fiscal year. The Director of a conservative think-tank has some reservations about the spending. E-J McMahon of the Manhattan Institute's Empire Center for New York State Policy spoke to WRVO's Chris Ulanowski.
Syracuse, NY – Onondaga Lake had been labeled one of the most polluted bodies of water in the nation. But as the Onondaga Lake Partnership holds its annual meeting, officials are expected to report that significant progress has been made to clean up the lake from decades of municipal and industrial pollution. 25th District Congressman Jim Walsh spoke to Chris Ulanowski about the clean up progress.
Oswego, NY – Hunger advocates in New York State are gearing up for a busy month. In recognition of World Food Day, events will raise awareness about hunger in the world and New York State. WRVO's Katherine Harrington reports.
Oswego, NY – New York State Assembly Republicans are stepping up their opposition to Governor Spitzer's executive order that will allow undocumented workers to obtain New York State driver's license. They unveiled a "County Clerks' Protection Act." WRVO's Chris Ulanowski spoke to Assembly Minority leader James Tedisco about the latest development.
Oswego, NY – The Bush Administration's decision to designate New York as one of two locations for a National Interest Electric Transmission Corridor is coming under fire from New York's elected officials. The move would pave the way for New York Regional Interconnect's plan to build a high-voltage power line from Utica to the New York City region. Community groups are also reacting. WRVO's Chris Ulanowski spoke to Paul Miller -- a member of "Communities Against Regional Interconnect.
Oswego, NY – In a speech at Fordham University, New York Governor Eliot Spitzer accused Republicans of using what he calls "the politics of fear and selfishness" for criticizing his order to allow illegal immigrants and his support for a popular children's healthcare program. Here's an excerpt.