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.
Syracuse, NY – Joanie Mahoney has declared victory in the Republican race for Onondaga County Executive. A recount and a count of absentee and military ballots gave Mahoney a 21 vote advantage over fellow Republican Dale Sweetland. WRVO's Chris Ulanowski spoke to the G-O-P candidate about her win.
Oswego, New York – New Yorkers are being asked to show solidarity with the "Jena Six." They're the six African American teenagers charged with attacking a white classmate following a racial incident at their school in Lasalle...Parish louisiana.
Khalid Bey is a spokesman for the Syracuse Chapter of the National Action Network. He discussed the "Jena Six" case with WRVO's Chris Ulanowski.
Oswego, New York – About 500 people are expected to attend the "I Live NY" summit in Cortland...to discuss ways to keep young professionals from leaving the upstate region for better job opportunities elsewhere in the nation.
WRVO's Jasmyn Belcher spoke with New York's first lady...Silda Wall Spitzer...who is hosting the conference.
Wall Spitzer explains what she hopes to achieve from the summit.