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10:47am

Tue August 9, 2005
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Destiny USA workers might replace retail workforce

Syracuse, NY – Developers of the Destiny USA mega-mall project in Syracuse want J-C Penney to use only approved Destiny USA workers.
WRVO's Elizabeth Christensen spoke to Amanda Nicholson, an Associate Professor in Syracuse University's Department of Retail Management, about the unusual proposal.

9:39am

Mon August 8, 2005
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Syracuse readies for first racial profiling study

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – It's been more than four years since Syracuse's common council asked for a racial profiling study of the city's police department. Changes in city and police leadership mean the study was never completed. As WRVO's Matt Hackworth reports, the department's first real racial profiling study is about to get underway.

12:03pm

Thu August 4, 2005
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Gas Station Museum Brings Nostalgia to Rome Residents

Rome, NY – The old H.P. Sears Service Station on the corner of North George and West Liberty Streets in Rome has re-opened as a museum.

The red, white, and blue building is an exact replica of the gas station that was built in 1933 and is filled with memorabilia from a bygone era.

WRVO's Elizabeth Christensen visited the service station museum on it's opening day and prepared this audio postcard.

12:47pm

Tue August 2, 2005
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Military Center in Rome NY found to be among the best.

Rome, NY – Mohawk Valley Edge, the agency leading efforts to keep Rome's Defense Finance and Accounting Service Center off the Pentagon's base closing list, has submitted a white paper to the Base Realignment and Closure Commission.

Mohawk Valley Edge spokesman Rob Duchow tells WRVO's Chris Ulanowski that it makes a strong case to keep the Rome center open.

7:52am

Mon August 1, 2005
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Executive bikes for corporate visits, charity

OSWEGO, N.Y. – Energy company executive John McClellan decided to visit his company's facilities last year...by bike. He used the trip not just for on-the-job visits but also to raise money for charity. McClellan spoke with WRVO's Matt Hackworth

7:47am

Mon August 1, 2005
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Soldiers learn language, culture at Ft. Drum

FT. DRUM, N.Y. – The Army has a new plan to bridge the cultural divide between American soldiers and Iraq's civilian population. As W-R-V-O's Matt Hackworth reports, Ft. Drum has the only school in the Army that teaches Arabic language and culture to soldiers set to deploy to Iraq.

10:09am

Thu July 28, 2005
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Destiny USA Thought Summit

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5:58pm

Thu July 21, 2005
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Robert Emmet Long - In Conversation

Central New York – Central New York author Robert Emmet Long speaks with WRVO's Mark Lavonier about his new look at the films of Merchan/Ivory productions in a series of conversations with director James Ivory. His book, "James Ivory in Conversation" explores Ivory's filmmaking career with innumerable stories and anecdotes about the 40+ years of the Merchant/Ivory film company.

2:50pm

Thu July 21, 2005
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Robert Emmet Long - Feature Interview

Oswego, NY – Fulton resident Robert Emmet Long has just released another comprehensive look at films of Merchant/Ivory through a series of interviews with director James Ivory. WRVO's Mark Lavonier spoke with Long to find out more.

3:43pm

Tue July 19, 2005
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40 Below Summit

Syracuse , NY – A group of young professionals which set out last year to bring about positive change in Central New York has set a date for a second 40 Below Summit. It will take place October 7th at the OnCenter in Downtown Syracuse. WRVO's Chris Ulanowski spoke with 40 Below Summit Steering Committee Chair Jessica Crawford.

12:19pm

Mon July 18, 2005
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Pataki tests waters in Iowa

OSEWGO, N.Y. – Gov. George Pataki attended the annual conference of governors over the weekend. The Iowa visit could mean the beginning of a presidential bid. WRVO's Matt Hackworth spoke with Steve Kraske, political correspondent for the Kansas City Star and host of Up to Date on KCUR Public Radio, about how Pataki could fare in America's heartland.

10:40am

Thu July 14, 2005
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Among homeless, veterans struggle to survive

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Almost a quarter of homeless adults are veterans. Special federal programs are available to those who served yet dozens of veterans in Central New York remain on the streets. A conference today in Syracuse aims to end veteran homelessness within a decade. WRVO's Matt Hackworth reports.

3:28pm

Wed July 13, 2005
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The Future of Nuclear Power in Oswego County - Part Three

Oswego, NY – In this final part of a three part series on the future of nuclear generation in Oswego County, WRVO's Elizabeth Christensen talks with opponents of putting a fourth reactor on the Lake Ontario shoreline.

3:25pm

Tue July 12, 2005
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The Future of Nuclear Power in Oswego County - Part Two

Oswego, NY – In this second part of a three part series, WRVO's Elizabeth Christensen examines the possible economic benefits a fourth nuclear power plant could bring to Oswego County.

3:22pm

Mon July 11, 2005
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The Future of Nuclear Power in Oswego County - Part One

Oswego, NY – In this first part of a three part series, WRVO's Elizabeth Christensen takes a look at NuStart, a consortium of energy industry groups that may build a fourth nuclear power plant in Oswego County.

10:24am

Mon July 11, 2005
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Kendra's Law renewed but protests continue

OSWEGO, N.Y. – New York's legislature extended the plan that commits some with mental illnesses to treatment. But on the capitol grounds in Albany this week, protestors question the law's ability to guarantee patient rights. WRVO's Matt Hackworth reports.

2:58pm

Thu July 7, 2005
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Counties Continue to Try to Foreclose on Oneida Properties

Oswego, NY – Two Upstate counties are continuing their efforts to foreclose on Oneida Indian Nation properties.

After the Supreme Court ruled that non-reservation lands owned by the tribe were taxable, both Madison and Oneida Counties filed suit.

Madison County's foreclosure proceedings have been delayed. Oneida County's have just begun.

WRVO's Elizabeth Christensen spoke to the Chairman of the Madison County Board of Supervisors, Rocco DiVeronica, and got this update.

8:13am

Tue July 5, 2005
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State permits spraying for water chestnut

OSWEGO, N.Y. – For the first time in more than a dozen years of battling water chestnut, New York will allow chemical spraying in flowing bodies of water to fight the invasive species. WRVO's Matt Hackworth reports.

11:13am

Tue June 28, 2005
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Upstate Congressman seeks answers on VA health care funding.

Syracuse, NY – An Upstate Congressman wants to know why the Department of Veterans Affairs has a $1 billion hole in its budget.
Republican Jim Walsh of Syracuse, NY who chairs the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Life and Veterans Affairs, says he's investigating the sudden lack of funding.
The Congressman spoke about the issue with WRVO's Elizabeth Christensen.

10:41am

Thu June 23, 2005
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Play resumes at Syracuse's Skiddy Park

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Skiddy Park's recent makeover has been overshadowed by a fatal shooting last month that led to questions of public safety. As WRVO's Matt Hackworth reports, parents, players and coaches are determined to keep playing at what's become the heart of an inner-city little league program.

12:23pm

Wed June 22, 2005
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Valedictorian System Changes

Oswego, NY – Something might be noticably absent from high school commencement ceremonies this year. Many schools nationwide are eliminating the valedictorian class-ranking system. It's being done in part to bring about a greater degree of fairness among students. That's according to the Executive Director of the New York State Schools Boards Association, Tim Kremer. He spoke to WRVO's Chris Ulanowski.

12:18pm

Tue June 21, 2005
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Changes in Valedictorian System

Oswego, NY – Something might be noticably absent from high school commencement ceremonies this year. Many schools nationwide are eliminating the valedictorian class-ranking system. It's being done in part to bring about a greater degree fairness among students. That's according to the Executive Director of the New York State School Boards Association, Tim Kremer. He spoke to WRVO's Chris Ulanowski.

9:52am

Tue June 14, 2005
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WRVO Wins Grand Prize in AP Awards

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11:18am

Mon June 13, 2005
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Local Organizations Bring Literacy to Africa

Syracuse, NY – While world leaders discuss the possibility of forgiving debt in underdeveloped nations as a means of economic growth, a Syracuse based group is taking action by bringing literacy programs to the African nation of Angola.

WRVO's Elizabeth Christensen reports.

5:33pm

Fri June 10, 2005
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Oswego Theater Renovation

Oswego, NY – A community theater group in Central New York is reaching out to the public to raise funds for the renovation of the building that they've performed in for nearly 50 years. The Oswego Players' production of "Don't Dress For Dinner" runs two weekends in June for the benefit of the theater project. WRVO's Mark Lavonier spoke with the director of the show, Nelson Metz and the group President Inez Parker to find out more.

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9:52am

Thu June 9, 2005
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Healthy Teens Act

Oswego, NY – The New York State Assembly has approved the so-called "Healthy Teens Act." The measure will provide school districts across the state will funding for age-appropriate sex education. The proposed curriculum will stress abstinence, but will also address issues related to contraception and S-T-D-s. WRVO's Elizabeth Christensen spoke with Joanne Smith, the President of Family Advocates of New York, about the act.

4:25pm

Wed June 8, 2005
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Faith and Hope Community Center Tries to Reduce Youth Violence

Syracuse, NY – As temperatures rise, so do violent incidents in Syracuse's inner city.

Four men, all native to the South side, may have found a way to reduce youth anger and instill a sense of pride in those who live in one of Syracuse's worst neighborhoods.

WRVO's Elizabeth Christensen visited the Faith and Hope Community Center.

2:33pm

Thu June 2, 2005
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The NYS Bar Association Gets New President

Oswego, NY – WRVO's Elizabeth Christensen speaks with Vincent Buzard, the new presidents of the New York State Bar Association.

11:03am

Wed June 1, 2005
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Little League Games end due to street violence

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4:25pm

Thu May 26, 2005
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Congressman Sherwood Boehlert Supports Stem Cell Research

Oswego, NY – Congressman Sherwood Boehlert has broken with his fellow Republicans and is supporting embryonic stem cell research.

Boehlert, a moderate Republican who chairs the House Science Committee, spoke about the issue with WRVO's Elizabeth Christensen.

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