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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.

11:49am

Wed May 25, 2005
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Interview with Novelist Tim Green

Oswego, NY – In his newest thriller, best-selling author, NPR commentator, and former NFL star Tim Green has created a modern re-telling of a classic tale of revenge. WRVO's Kate Percival had the opportunity to speak with the Central New Yorker about his latest book, "Exact Revenge."

(Published by Warner Books.)

10:25am

Tue May 17, 2005
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NYS Bird Habitats

Oswego, NY – Central New York is home to a number of important bird habitats. That's according to a new report released by the National Audobon Society.
WRVO's Elizabeth Christensen spoke to the Executive Director of Audobon New York, David Miller, about the report titled "Important Bird Areas of New York."

8:20am

Fri May 13, 2005
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New York School Spending Plan Up for a Vote.

Oswego, NY – Residents across New York will decide the outcome of public school budgets in local voting on Tuesday, May 17.
Spending on average will increase about seven-point-five percent if approved. That's more than twice the rate of inflation.
Tim Kremer, the Executive Director of The New York State School Boards Association, says the increase in spending is justified as he explained to WRVO's Chris Ulanowski.

9:36am

Thu May 12, 2005
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Saving Seneca County's White Deer Herd

Romulus, NY – A conservation group wants to save the white deer at the former Seneca Army Depot in Romulus. The unique deer have been fenced in for decades and redevelopment of the old army facility threatens the future of the herd which is estimated to number in the hundreds.
Dennis Money is chair of Seneca White Deer Inc. He explained the origin of the depot's white deer population to WRVO's Chris Ulanowski.

2:53pm

Wed May 11, 2005
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Job Outlook Good For 2005 College Grads

Oswego, NY – It's graduation time for college students across the country. It's a time of celebration, but also of anxiety. Many students are now feeling the pressure to find a job.

A number of reports find that college graduates have a good chance of finding employment in their field of study this year.

WRVO's Elizabeth Christensen speaks with Michael Cahill, the director of Syracuse University's Center for Career Services, about how students at his school are faring in the "real world."

6:32am

Wed May 4, 2005
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Cyber Crime Summit

Syracuse, NY – Computer experts and others gather in Syracuse to examine ways to protect children against cyber crime. The event co-sponsor is the Syracuse-based Jenna Foundation for non-violence. Foundation director Janice Greishaber spoke with WRVO's Chris Ulanowski.

12:33pm

Thu April 28, 2005
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A Poetic Pavillion

Syracuse, NY – There are many poets in Central New York who consider their craft to be a year-round experience. With the celebration of "National Poetry Month" coming to a close, we bring you a reminder of the community spirit and passion of the art that takes place every week - at Syracuse's Coffee Pavillion restaurant. WRVO's Mark Lavonier visited an 'Open Mic' performance, and spoke with host Jane Cassady about her experiences in the poetic scene in Central New York.

7:47am

Thu April 14, 2005
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Dying to Be Beautiful

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10:45am

Wed April 13, 2005
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CNY Refugee Series, Part 3

Syracuse, NY – Today we end our three-part series on refugees in Central New York with the story of Adisa Pot. She's a Bosnian woman who came to Syracuse eight years ago. WRVO's Skye Rohde reports.

10:42am

Tue April 12, 2005
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CNY Refugee Series, Part 2

Utica, NY – Today we continue our three-part series on refugees in Central New York with the story of Daniel Hne. He's a Liberian man who came to Utica last May. The city has become a common destination for refugees. WRVO's Skye Rohde has this report.

10:38am

Mon April 11, 2005
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CNY Refugee Series, Part 1

Syracuse, NY – Central New York has a rich history of refugee resettlement. In the early 20th century, Eastern Europeans came to cities like Syracuse and Utica. Today, the patterns of immigration have shifted dramatically. In the first piece of a three-part series, WRVO's Skye Rohde reports on the region's new arrivals.

8:09am

Fri April 8, 2005
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Holocaust Remembrance

Oswego, NY – 60 years ago, Walter Greenberg was a young boy whose escape from Nazi Europe took him to a refugee camp at Fort Ontario in Oswego, NY. His journey and that of just a few hundred others, later became known as the Safe Haven Story.
Now 72, the Rockland County, NY resident is back in Central New York for Holocaust Remembrance ceremonies at Syracuse's Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
He spoke with WRVO's Chris Ulanowski.

10:14am

Thu April 7, 2005
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Images of Iraq - Feature Interview

Syracuse, NY – Photojournalist Matt Moyer saw the freedom granted to the Iraqi people with the fall of Baghdad to U-S troops in April 2003. His photographs were featured in National Geographic's June 2004 magazine.
The LaFayette, NY native was back in Central New York to speak about his photos at Onondaga Community College. Mr. Moyer's exhibit "Images of Iraq" will be on display at OCC's Ann Felton Multi-cultural Center galley through April 27.

1:29pm

Wed April 6, 2005
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Feature Interview with W-L Swarts

Oswego, NY – A north country Congressman has a challenger, even though the next election is 19 months away.
Twenty-eight year-old novelist and substitute teacher W-L Swarts is mounting a campaign to unseat republican John McHugh, who's been in office since 1992.
The independent candidate is from Oneida County. WRVO's Chris Ulanowski asked Swarts about his candidacy.

11:41am

Tue April 5, 2005
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Onondaga Nation Responds to Land Claim Criticism

Oswego, NY – WRVO's Elizabeth Christensen speaks with Onondaga Nation general counsel, Joe Heath, about the tribe's land action.

11:25am

Mon April 4, 2005
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Feature Interview : Social Security

Oswego, NY – WRVO's Elizabeth Christensen speaks to AARP volunteer Steve Whisenand about privatizing social security.

11:07am

Mon April 4, 2005
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St. Jude's Gospel

Oswego, NY – A former Pulaski resident has written a new book, and Central New York plays a supporting role in it. John Howell is author of "St. Jude's Gospel." He told WRVO's Skye Rohde that it's a story about underdogs overcoming the odds, faith rising from cynicism and the awakening of love.

10:48am

Fri April 1, 2005
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U-S Supreme Court Rules Against Oneida Indian Nation of New York

Oswego, NY – The United States Supreme Court has ruled that the Oneida Indian Nation of New York owes property taxes to the City of Sherrill. The ruling could affect future native land claim cases and existing native casinos.
WRVO's Chris Ulanowski spoke with New York State Assemblyman David Townsend, a loongtime critic of the Oneida's business practices, about the ruling.

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10:28am

Fri April 1, 2005
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U-C-E Responds to Onondaga Nation Land Rights Action

Syracuse, NY – An outspoken Indian land claim opponent is speaking out against the Onondaga Nation's land rights lawsuit filed in early March in Syracuse NY. The President of Upstate Citizens for Equality talked about the land claim with WRVO's Elizabeth Christensen.

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