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4:05pm

Fri January 6, 2006
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"Youth Hot Button Issues" Poll

Oswego, NY – A new poll conducted by Hamilton College and Zogby International shows that American high school students are very conservative on some issues ... and very liberal on others.

WRVO's Elizabeth Christensen spoke to Hamilton College sociology professor Dennis Gilbert about the survey.

12:07pm

Thu January 5, 2006
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Education Advocates React to The State of the State Address

Oswego, NY – WRVO's Elizabeth Christensen gets feedback on Governor Pataki's final State of the State message from the executive director of the New York State School Boards Association, Tim Kremer.

12:03pm

Thu January 5, 2006
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Governor Pataki's Last State of the State Message

Albany – Capitol Bureau Correspondent Karen Dewitt reports on the governor's address.

12:03pm

Mon January 2, 2006
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Syracuse Peace Council Encourages High School Students to Pursue Careers in Social Justice

Oswego, NY – WRVO's Elizabeth Christensen speaks to the Peace Council's Jessica Maxwell about a grant it has received for it's "Nonviolent Futures Intiative."

12:00pm

Fri December 30, 2005
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Business Council of New York State Releases 2006 Legislative Agenda

Oswego, NY – WRVO's Elizabeth Christensen speaks to the Business Council's Matthew McGuire about their 2006 legislative agenda.

8:35am

Thu December 29, 2005
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Revitalizating the Old Erie Canal

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3:48pm

Wed December 28, 2005
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Cayuga Nation Acquires a Homeland

Oswego, NY – For the first time in 200 years, the Cayuga nation has a homeland.

The tribe has purchased 70 acres in Union Springs.

WRVO's Elizabeth Christensen spoke to Cayuga Nation spokesman Karl Hill about the tribe "buying" a reservation.

3:40pm

Tue December 20, 2005
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NYC Transit Strike Could Have Upstate Implications

Oswego, NY – WRVO's Elizabeth Christensen speaks to conservative New York Post columnist E.J. McMahon about the transit strike and possible implications for Upstate municipalities.

3:27pm

Wed December 14, 2005
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Author Explores How Military Families Are Coping With Long Deployments

Oswego, NY – WRVO's Elizabeth Christensen speaks to Jessica Redmond, the author of "A Year of Absence : Six Women's Stories of Courage, Hope, and Love."

3:23pm

Tue December 13, 2005
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Former Green Party Activist Will Challenge Hillary Clinton

Oswego, NY – WRVO's Elizabeth Christensen has a conversation with Steven Greenfield. A former Green Party activist who wants to run as "The Anti-War Democrat".

Incumbent Hillary Clinton already has the party's endorsement, so Greenfield is taking his message directly to party members.

11:36am

Tue December 13, 2005
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Prosecutor speaks out in favor of Capital Punishment

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.

2:50pm

Mon December 12, 2005
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ESF Researchers Study Chronic Wasting Disease

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.

3:10pm

Thu December 1, 2005
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"Crystal Crazy"

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.

12:37pm

Thu December 1, 2005
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CNY Marks World AIDS Day

Oswego, NY – December 1st is World AIDS Day.

WRVO's Elizabeth Christensen talks to AIDS Community Resources executive director Micheal Crinnin about the face of HIV/AIDS in Central New York.

2:00pm

Tue November 29, 2005
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New York State Assembly GOP Leader Named.

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.

10:34am

Wed November 23, 2005
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S.U. Professor Writes About the GI Bill and "The Greatest Generation"

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."

10:30am

Tue November 22, 2005
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Farmers in NYS Ready for Biofuel Push

Oswego, NY – Governor Pataki has signed an executive order requiring state agencies to use more biofuel in their vehicles.

That means more work for local corn farmers.

It also means that work will have to move full speed ahead on two proposed biofuel refineries in Central New York.

WRVO's Elizabeth Christensen spoke to the New York State Farm Bureau's Peter Greg about how the agriculture industry is preparing for the biofuel revolution.

11:44am

Fri November 18, 2005
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Feature: Ava Landfill Controversy

Utica, NY – WRVO's Elizabeth Christensen takes a closer look at the controversy surrounding a landfill that's already under construction in Oneida County.

1:35pm

Wed November 9, 2005
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NYS Voters Reject Budget Amendment, Adopt Transportation Bond Act

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.

1:26pm

Wed November 9, 2005
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Four More Years for Syracuse Mayor Matt Driscoll

Syracuse, NY – It was a close and contentious race, but in the end, Matt Driscoll will be Syracuse's mayor for another four years.

WRVO reporters were with both campaigns on election night. First, Elizabeth Christensen reports from Driscoll headquarters, then, we hear from Matt Hackworth with the Mahoney camp.

10:33am

Tue November 8, 2005
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Onondaga Community College will offer on-campus housing.

Syracuse, NY – Onondaga Community College has broken ground on its first-ever dormitory. O-C-C President Debbie Sydow tells WRVO's Elizabeth Christensen these won't be stereotypical residence halls.

4:53pm

Fri November 4, 2005
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Mohawk Valley Ghost Hunters

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.

They can be reached at mvghunters@yahoo.com

3:50pm

Fri November 4, 2005
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Recycling's Past, Present, and Future in CNY

Oswego, NY – WRVO's Elizabeth Christensen reports on changes in the recycling industry in upstate New York over the past 15 years.

3:47pm

Thu November 3, 2005
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Oswego Opera Takes on "The Merry Widow"

Oswego, NY – The story of boy meets girl has taken on many variations. One interpretation is the opera "The Merry Widow."

Originally produced in Germany in 1905, the Oswego Opera Theatre is bringing it back to life with an original English translation this weekend.

Kate Percival has more.

2:49pm

Thu November 3, 2005
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Oswego Media Summit

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.

1:59pm

Fri October 28, 2005
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A White House in Crisis

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.

1:56pm

Wed October 26, 2005
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Oswego Hospital's New Surgical Center Set to Open

Oswego, NY – WRVO's Elizabeth Christensen visits Oswego Hospital's new Surgical Center... which will bring state of the art medical technology to rural Oswego County.

(Note: Tours of the new Surgical Center will be given to the general public on Saturday, October 29, 2005 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.)

3:34pm

Thu October 20, 2005
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Survey of likely voters shows incumbent's campaign in the race for Mayor of Syracuse may be trouble.

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.

3:34pm

Thu October 20, 2005
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Survey of likely voters shows incumbent's campaign in the race for Mayor of Syracuse may be trouble.

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.

7:01am

Tue October 18, 2005
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Destiny defends latest ad

SYRACUSE, N.Y. –

As Destiny U-S-A developers take their message to the public in television ads, the content of at least one commerical sticks out as being as controvesial as the project itself. WRVO's Matt Hackworth reports.

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