Oswego, NY – U-S Senator Hillary Clinton has a lock on the state democratic nomination as the New York democrat seeks re-election this year. But a new Zogby International poll found that if she were to face a challenge from an anti-war candidate in the fall campaign, she could find herself in a real battle for re-election. WRVO's Chris Ulanowski spoke to pollster John Zogby about the poll findings.
Oswego, NY – The regulations governing water levels on Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River have remained the same since they were first enacted almost 50-years ago. The regulations could change soon under recommendations released this week by a study board commissioned by the International Joint Commission. Tony Eberhardt is the U-S General Manager of the Study Board. WRVO's Chris Ulanowski spoke to him about the group's recommendations.
Oswego, NY – U-S Senator Hillary Clinton has a lock on the State Democratic Party nomination as the New York Democrat seeks re-election this year. But a new Zogby International poll found that if she were to face a challenge from an anti-war candidate in the fall campaign, she could find herself in a real battle for re-election. WRVO's Chris Ulanowski spoke to pollster John Zogby about the poll findings.
Fulton, NY – Peter Noone gained fame at age 15 as "Herman" in the legendart British-Invasion band, "Herman's Hermits". He has kept entertaining through the years...whether in concert venues, acting on Broadway or in guest-starring roles on prime time television. He's performing in Fulton, NY on Saturday, May 27 as part of their Memorial Day salute. WRVO's Mark Lavonier spoke with him about his career.
Oswego, NY – Nassau County Executive Tom Souzzi faces an up-hill battle to win the State Democratic Party nomination for Governor against State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer. Spitzer holds a wide lead over Souzzi in the polls and in campaign fundraising. Still, Souzzi remains enthusiastic and says he will continue to wage a primary campaign against Spitzer. This week, Souzzi proposed an economic plan to revitalize Upstate New York. WRVO's Chris Ulanowski spoke to the candidate.
Oswego, NY – A top state lawmaker whose investigation lead to changes in the way development rights were awarded for property along the New York State Canal System is questioning Governor Pataki's proposed legislation to separate the State Canal Corporation from the New York State Thruway Authority. Richard Brodsky is the Chairman of the Assembly's Committee on Corporate Authorities and Commissions. He spoke to WRVO's Chris Ulanowski.
Syracuse, NY – Democrat Dan Maffei has been campaigning for Upstate New York's 25th Congressional District for months. Today, he formally announced his campaign against incumbent Republican Jim Walsh. WRVO's Chris Ulanowski spoke to Maffei about his candidacy. ( Maffei still faces a possible primary against Rochester-area lawyer Paloma Capanna.)
Oswego, NY – Jonathon Tasini knows he's a long short for the Democratic Party Nomination for U.S. Senate in New York. But that hasn't kept him from taking his anti-war message on the road as he bicycles across New York on his way to Buffalo for the State Democratic Nominating Convention. WRVO's Chris Ulanowski spoke to the candidate.
Syracuse, NY – For the first time since agreement was reached on the expansion of the Carousel Center Mall in Syracuse, one of the leading critics of Pyramid Companies founder Robert Congel is publically speaking out against last week's proposed deal. State Senator John Defrancisco has long criticized Congel and is proposal to build what's supposed to be the Destiny USA mega-mall project for lacking specifics. The state lawmaker says nothing has changed. He spoke to WRVO's Chris Ulanowski.
Syracuse, NY – Figurative drawing has experienced a bit of a decline in recent years as more artists turned to abstract art and computer-generated art. Syracuse University Professor of Studio Art, Jerome Whitkin , figure drawing is making a comeback. He spoke to WRVO's Chris Ulanowski.
Utica, NY – As Memorial Day and the traditional beginning of the summer travel season draw near, New Yorkers will be taking to the road. Along the way, Empire State travelers will be able to eat their way across the state, sampling regional cuisines from Buffalo wings to Coney Island hot dogs. Freelance reporter David Hollis previews a local food favorite and the festival this weekend that celebrates it.
Oswego, NY – The historic Oswego City Library is undergoing an 8-and-a-half million dollar renovation. Although completion is over a year away a new campaign is hoping to raise money for the building....while at the same time restoring a sense of pride to the community. WRVO's Richard Annal prepared this report..
Oswego, NY – With the May 15th deadline looming to sign up for the Medicare Prescription Drug Plan, the Onondaga County Office for the Aging has been inundated with inquiries from seniors. WRVO's Chris Ulanowski spoke to the office's Joanne Spoto-Decker.
Oswego, NY – WRVO's Elizabeth Christensen speaks to St. Joseph's hospital's Mary Bishop about a new program that trains pediatricians to look for signs of mental illness in children... and how to help parents seek treatment.
Oswego, NY – Author Tim Green has written a new novel. It's titled "Kingdom Come." The plot of the thriller has a striking resemblence to people and events right here in Central New York. WRVO's Chris Ulanowski spoke to the novelist, former NFL player, lawyer and broadcast commentator.
Oswego, NY – Public power is affordable and would lead to lower energy costs for Syracuse residents. That's according to advocates of municipal power. They have presented Syracuse City Hall a petition with more than 1,500 signatures from people who want the city to create a public power utility. WRVO's Chris Ulanowski spoke with one of the organizers of the Central New York Power Coalition, Howie Hawkins.
Syracuse, NY – Syracuse's Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnett Park will be celebrating Earth Day on April 22nd with a series of activities aimed at educating children and adults about environmental awareness. WRVO's Mark Lavonier spoke with education director Tara Lafferty and prepared this report.
Oswego, NY – The Healthcare Association of New York State has launched a statewide media campaign calling for the reversal of Governor Pataki's veto of $1.3 billion dollars in health care funding in the new state budget. WRVO's Chris Ulanowski spoke to the group's spokesman William Van Slyke about the issue.
Oswego, NY – Nassau County Executive Tom Souzzi is seeking the Democratic Party Nomination to run for Governor of New York this November. He is challenging front-runner New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer for the party nod. Souzzi says, unlike his opponent, he is proposing specific plans to correct New York's fiscal problems and provide New Yorkers with tax relief. He spoke to WRVO's Chris Ulanowski about his proposals and other issues in the hotly contested Governor's race.
Oswego, NY – An annual initiative to spruce up downtown Syracuse with artwork is underway once again. Visitors will see posters featuring illustrated poems about the city and surrounding areas. Jim Emmins is founder and coordinator of the Syracuse Poster Project. He explained the project o WRVO's Chris Ulanowski.
Oswego, NY – New York State's public library system received a big boost in the State Legislature approved budget. Lawmakers okayed almost 20-million dollars in library aid. Michael Borgess is the Executive Director of the New York Library Association. He explained the significance of the state funding increase to WRVO's Chris Ulanowski.
Syracuse University – It may not be Hollywood, but for more than four days this week, many folks in Central New York will focus on film. The Syracuse International Film and Video Festival opens its third annual run April 6th, bringing numerous movies, movemakers and film fans together. But the festival is more than a great opportunity to see films that otherwise may never make it to a Syracuse screen. It's also a chance to learn. Freelance reporter David Hollis has this festival preview.
Oswego, NY – The agreement that settles a 20-year tax dispute between the City of Oneida and the Oneida Indian Nation will likely have a deeper effect on other communities seeking to resolve similar disputes and help settle long standing Indian land claims in New York. Robert Odawi Porter is Director of the Center for Indigenous Law, Governance and Citizenship at Syracuse University. He spoke to WRVO's Chris Ulanowski.