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.
Oswego, NY – Former State Senator Nancy Lorraine Hoffmann is returning to politics. This time, she has her sights on a statewide office. Yesterday, the republican announced she is seeking the GOP nomination for Lieutenant Governor. WRVO's Chris Ulanowski spoke to Cortland State political science professor about Hoffmann's candidacy.
Oswego, NY – New York State Senator Ray Meirer has called news conferences in Utica and Binghamton today where he's expected to announce his future plans. Utica and Binghamton are the two largest cities in the sprawling 24th Congressional district. WRVO's Chris Ulanowski spoke about a likely Meirer's candidacy and the contests for two other Upstate Congressional districts with State University College at Oswego political science professor Bruce Altschuler.
Oswego, NY – Lake Ontario stake-holders are being briefed on the state of the big lake. State and federal fisheries biologists are explaining their findings at meetings in Lake Ontario Communities. WRVO's Chris Ulanowski spoke to Department of Environmental Conservation Region 7 Fishery Manager Dan Bishop about the report's findings.
Oswego, NY – New York Catholics gather in Albany Tuesday for their annual public policy forum. Topping the agenda is an education tax credit proposed by Governor Pataki. WRVO's Chris Ulanowski spoke to Dennis Poust of the New York Catholic Conference.
Oswego, NY – They were let go of their high-paying jobs working for Destiny USA about two months ago, but they still haven't given up on the multi-billion dollar retail, resort and tourism complex proposed for Syracuse. But the project remains stalled over a tax agreement. some of those former Destiny workers will out in front of Syracuse City Hall this week to make their concerns known. WRVO's Chris Ulanowski spoke to one of the organizers, John Ramsden, of "Citizens for Economic Development for Central New York"
Oswego, NY – New York State Attorney General and front-runner for Governor Eliot Spitzer spoke on WRVO's Morning Edition about his plan to revive the Upstate NY economy. He also answered a question about reinstating New York's death penalty in the wake of the death of two Upstate NY law enforcement agents.
Oswego, NY – A group of Central New York organizations is concerned about the treatment of local Muslims since the 9-11 attacks. They came together to form the "The Central New York Bill of Rights Defense Campaign" to show solidarity with local Muslims, Arabs and South Asians. The American Friends Service Committee is one of the organizations. Area Director Chrissie Rizzo explains to WRVO's Chris Ulanowski how the group came about and its aim.
Hubbardsville, NY – While the world watches the Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy, people may not be aware that the region is home to a growing movement aimed at protecting and preserving our food heritage. 20 years ago, Chef Carlo Petrini started what is know today as the "slow food movement" as a protest against a fast food restaurant opening. Today, the movement has 83,000 members worldwide and a growng presence in Central New York. Freelancer David Hollis reports.
Syracuse, NY – Imagine having a map that will guide you to unique and often little known places worth visiting in Syracuse. Such a map will be available later this year. The "People's Map of Greater Syracuse" is the newest project being unertaken by the Syracuse Cultural Workers, which have a long history of community involvment. Proprietor Dik Cool speaks with WRVO's Mark Lavonier.
Oswego, NY – Scott Chaskey believes good writing comes from the same places as good tomatoes or the best sweet corn: the soil of the organic farm he tends to on Long Island. Chaskey is the manager of Quail Hill Farm in Amagansett and author of "This Common Ground: Seasons on an Organic Farm" published last year by Viking. He says writing and farming are very similar as we hear in this report filed by David Hollis.
( David Hollis is a freelance reporter living in Hubbardsville, Madison County.
Oswego, NY – Organic farming isa small but growing segment of New York's multi-billion dollar agricultural economy. Several hundred organic farmers were in Syracuse recently for a conference including author and Long Island farmer Scott Chaskey. Freelance reporter David Hollis spoke with Chaskey about his book detailing a year in the life of an organic farm.
Oswego, NY – Scott Chaskey believes good writing comes from the same places as good tomatoes or the best sweet corn: the soil of the organic farm he tends to on Long Island. Chaskey is the manager of Quail Hill Farm in Amagansett and author of "This Common Ground: Seasons on an Organic Farm" published last year by Viking. He says writing and farming are very similar. Reporter David Hollis has more.
( David Hollis is a freelance reporter living in Hubbardsville, Madison County.