Oswego, NY – Over-the-top legal ads and aggressive marketing by some lawyers might become a thing of the past under new guidelines recommended by a New York State Bar Association task force. The "Bar" wants a special panel to review lawyer advertising to help protect the public. WRVO's Chris Ulanowski asked the President of the State Bar Association, Vincent Buzard, if had one particular T-V legal ad in mind.
Syracuse, NY – The execution of Stanley "Tookie" Williams in California provoked a debate over redemption and retribution. But a vocal proponent of the death penalty in New York says the outpouring of support for the convicted killer turned anti-gang advocate and childrens' book author is wrong. WRVO's Chris Ulanowski spoke to Onondaga County District Attorney William Fitzpatrick about the execution.
Syracuse, NY – WRVO's Elizabeth Christensen speaks to ESF researcher Amy Dechen about her work trying to stop the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease by tracking white trail deer in the Mohawk Valley and Southern Tier.
Marcellus, NY – A Central New York physician has just published her first novel, "Crystal Crazy". An exploration into the trust some put in homeopathic remedies, and what could happen when administered by the wrong people. WRVO's Mark Lavonier spoke with author Eva Briggs to learn more.
Oswego, NY – The new leader of republicans in the State Assembly is promising to give his conference a stronger voice in the legislative process. The 45 member G-O-P conference on Tuesday officially named Schenectady-area Assemblyman James Tedisco Minority Leader. Tedisco explains his priorities to WRVO's Chris Ulanowski.
Oswego, NY – WRVO's Elizabeth Christensen speaks to Suzanne Mettler, a professor at Syracuse University's Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs about her new book "Soldiers to Citizens: The GI Bill and the Making of the Greatest Generation."
Oswego, NY – New York voters soundly rejected the state legislature's constitutional amendment to gain greater budget power. Voters did, however, approve a $2.9 billion bond act for transportation projects.
WRVO's Chris Ulanowski spoke with SUNY Oswego political science professor Bruce Altschuler about the two proposals, and about what happens next.
Utica, NY – Ghost hunting is a serious affair, and in our age of information, numerous websites and television programs reflect on the paranormal, and the devices and methods used to 'capture' them for research into the unknown. WRVO's Mark Lavonier met with a group in central New York who pursues entities beyond our world - the Mohawk Valley Ghost Hunters.
Oswego, NY – The first Louis Borrelli Jr. Media Summit was held at the State University of New York at Oswego October 27, 2005. Media experts, including legendary Washington Post Editor Ben Bradlee discussed how the news media can regain public trust.
Oswego, NY – A White House in crisis is the way New Yorker Magazine Media Columnist Ken Auletta sums up the Bush White House. Auletta was in Oswego Thursday to moderate a media summit about how the news media can recover the public's trust. He spoke earlier in the day to WRVO's Chris Ulanowski who first asked him to comment about Harriet Miers' decision to withdraw her nomination to the U-S Supreme Court.
Syracuse N.Y. – The public opinion poll in the race for mayor of Syracuse, released this week by the Post-Standard, shows signs that Democrat Matt Driscoll's bid for a second term may in trouble. That according to a local political expert. WRVO's Chris Ulanowski spoke with Lemoyne College political science professor John Frey about the poll findings.