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11:38am

Thu December 2, 2004
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Renaissance Madrigal Banquet

Oswego, NY – Most holiday dinners consist of in-laws, kids, turkey, yams and pumpkin pie. There's at least one that's a little different. WRVO's Kate Percival has this report aboout the Renaissance Madrigal Banquet.

The banquet will be held December 4-5 at the State University College at Oswego.

8:58am

Thu December 2, 2004
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Roswell Park Cancer Institute's Paintbox-Project

Oswego, NY – Many people will be sending holiday greeting cards to friends and family in the coming weeks. A slew of non-profit groups now offer greeting cards that support a particular cause.
This year, patients at Buffalo's Roswell Park Cancer Institute are creating cards that will help raise the funds needed for research.
WRVO's Elizabeth Christensen spoke with Kendra Smith, who was treated at Roswell for brain cancer as a teenager and whose artwork is featured on some of the cards.

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11:47am

Wed December 1, 2004
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CNY World Aids Day

Oswego, NY – All across New York, county health departments and non-profit groups are running ads urging people to get tested for HIV and to know the facts about how the disease is spread.

WRVO's Elizabeth Christensen spoke with Michael Crinnin , the Executive Director of Aids Community Resources. He says most people know the facts already but that doesn't mean they're safe.

10:55am

Tue November 30, 2004
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NYS Releases Plan to Clean Up Onondaga Lake

Syracuse, NY – Officials with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation have unveiled a 449-million dollar plan to clean up Onondaga Lake near Syracuse.
The proposal would place most of the financial burden on Honeywell International, whose predecessor, Allied Signal, polluted the lake with mercury throughout the 20th century.
Elizabeth Christensen reports that not everyone is thrilled with the new plan.

8:29am

Tue November 30, 2004
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Feature Interview: Vivyan Adair

Oswego, NY – A Hamilton College professor has been named New York State Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation. Vivyan Adair is an associate professor of women's studies and director of a program called the ACCESS Project that gives low-income parents in the region access to higher education. She's also a single parent and former welfare recipient who dropped out of high school. WRVO's Skye Rohde spoke with Adair about her experiences.

9:31am

Tue November 23, 2004
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Hunger and Poverty in NYS

Oswego, NY – With the holiday season upon us, the Hunger Action Network of New York is launching a campaign to raise awareness about hunger and poverty in New York.
WRVO's Elizabeth Christensen spoke to Hunger Action Director Mark Dunlea about his group's effort to address not only the hunger problem but the underlying causes.

9:01am

Mon November 22, 2004
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Motto Sheet Music Collection

Fayetteville, NY – Sometimes we find treasures in the most unexpected places. Central New York is full of them. WRVO's Skye Rohde has this sound portrait of a sheet music collection at the Fayetteville Free Library, in the old Stickley factory on Orchard Street.

2:46pm

Tue November 16, 2004
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The Progressive Muslim Movement

Hamilton, NY – WRVO's Elizabeth Christensen speaks with Colgate professor Omid Safi, co-founder of the "Progressive Muslim Union of North America."

8:17am

Fri November 12, 2004
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40 Below Summit

Oswego, NY – This afternoon, more than 600 people will gather in Syracuse to talk about the "under 40" demographic in Central New York. It's the latest effort to bring together this group and to brainstorm ways young professionals can help revitalize the region and strengthen its offerings. WRVO's Skye Rohde has this report abut what some participants hope the 40 Below Summit will accomplish.

7:55am

Mon November 8, 2004
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Literacy Initiative

Syracuse, NY – One out of four Central New Yorkers cannot read above the eighth-grade level.
The Central New York Community Foundation wants to reverse that startling statistic.
It officially begins a literacy initiative dubbed "read ahead" at a luncheon today. Popular children's author Charles R. Smith Jr. is the keynote speaker. He spoke with WRVO's Chris Ulanowski.

1:18pm

Wed November 3, 2004
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Election Night

Oswego, NY – The final vote count isn't known yet, but the 2004 election inspired voters to register in record numbers. Whatever their political orientation, Central New York voters showed they wanted a say in who governs the country. WRVO's Skye Rohde spent election night in the city of Oswego and has this report.

12:43pm

Thu October 28, 2004
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In Their Own Words : David Walrath

Auburn, NY – Congressional candidate David Walrath speaks about the issues as part of WRVO's "In Their Own Words" series.

12:40pm

Thu October 28, 2004
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In Their Own Words: Jeff Miller

Oswego, NY – Congressional candidate Jeff Miller speaks about the issues as part of WRVO's "In Their Own Words" series.

(His opponent, incumbent Congressman Sherwood Boehlert is recovering from heart surgery and was not able to take part in this series.)

12:37pm

Wed October 27, 2004
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In Their Own Words: Randy Pellis

Oswego, NY – Candidate Randy Pellis speaks about the issues as part of WRVO's "In Their Own Words" series.

(Pellis' opponent, incumbent Assemblyman Robert Oaks did not respond to our request for an interview.)

12:35pm

Tue October 26, 2004
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In Their Own Words : Dave Valesky

Syracuse, NY – Candidate Dave Valesky speaks about the issues as part of WRVO's "In Their Own Words" series.

12:33pm

Tue October 26, 2004
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In Their Own Words : Nancy Larraine Hoffmann

Syracuse, NY – Senator Nancy Larraine Hoffmann speaks about the issues as part of WRVO's "In Their Own Words" series.

10:25am

Tue October 26, 2004
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NY Politicians Fail to Respond to National Political Awareness Test

Oswego, NY – Politicians running for elected office this year have one of the poorest response rates to a national political awareness test.
The survey, sponsored by the non-partisan Project Vote Smart, asked candidates for their positions on key issues. New York politicians had a survey response rate of 25 percent. WRVO's Chris Ulanowski asked Project Vote Smart Senior Advisor Adelaide Elm what the findings say about the willingness of candidates to openly state their positions.

11:37am

Mon October 25, 2004
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In Their Own Words : Tim Gorman

Syracuse, NY – Candidate Tim Gorman speaks about the issues as part of WRVO's "In Their Own Words" series.

11:33am

Mon October 25, 2004
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In Their Own Words: John DeFrancisco

Syracuse, NY – John DeFrancisco talks about the issues as part of WRVO's "In Their Own Words" series.

5:16pm

Thu October 21, 2004
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Syracuse's Domestic Violence Court

Oswego, NY – Syracuse's only domestic violence court is scheduled to be inaugurated later this morning. New York State Chief Judge Judith Kaye has established 13 Integrated Domestic Violence courts across the state since 2001. Each one is run by a single judge, who handles every stage of the domestic violence cases that come to city court. WRVO's Skye Rohde spoke with Judge Stephen Dougherty, who is in charge of Syracuse's domestic violence court.

6:34pm

Tue October 19, 2004
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Wells Alums Protest

Oswego, NY – Opposition is mounting against the Wells College Board of Trustees' decision two weeks ago to accept male students. In recent years, enrollment at the 136-year-old women's college has declined. Almost 100 members of the school's Alumnae Association met last weekend to discuss the board's decision. WRVO's Skye Rohde spoke with Judy Scott, class of '67, who was at the meeting.

11:15am

Mon October 18, 2004
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Dhafir Trial

Jamesville, NY – WRVO's Elizabeth Christensen speaks to Chris Ulanowski about her jailhouse interview with Dr. Rafil Dhafir.

Dhafir is the Manlius oncologist accused of illegally sending money to Iraq through a phony charity.

9:31am

Thu October 14, 2004
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Music Journeys

Syracuse, NY – Students in the Syracuse schools are taking a closer look at innovative music thanks to Music Journeys. This foundation supports new and different ideas in arts education and concerts in Central New York. WRVO's Skye Rohde has this report about guitarist Dominic Frasca and composer Marc Mellits, who visited a few Syracuse schools this week as part of their work with Music Journeys.

9:13am

Wed October 13, 2004
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Catholic Vote

Syracuse, NY – A group of Catholic Bishops has taken an active role in the Presidential election. Although short of an explicit endorsement, they are encouraging Catholics to vote for President Bush because of his opposition to abortion.
New York's Catholic Bishops have stayed on the sidelines. WRVO's Chris Ulanowski asked New York Catholic Conference spokesman Dennis Poust why.

5:35pm

Mon October 11, 2004
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Syracuse Sting

Syracuse, NY – Syracuse's professional women's football team, the Sting, is nearing the end of its fourth season. It's been a "rebuilding year" for the Sting, with coaching changes, hours on the road for away games and new players to train. WRVO's Skye Rohde spent time with the team and has this report about game day.

9:27am

Fri October 8, 2004

Nader Campaigns in Upstate NY

Albany, NY – Ralph Nader brought his Presidential campaign to Upstate NY on Thursday with stops in Albany, Syracuse and Albany.
At the State Capital, Nader urged his supporters to vote their conscience and back him on election day. Karen DeWitt has the story.

9:44pm

Thu October 7, 2004
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Response to a Coeducational Wells College

Aurora, NY – Scores of students at Wells College have been protesting all week against the Board of Trustees' decision to admit male students next fall. The impasse between administration and students shows no sign of resolution, but its repercussions are surfacing. WRVO's Skye Rohde has this report on the response to the school's decision.

1:48pm

Thu September 30, 2004
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Ithaca Hours

Ithaca, NY – In many of Ithaca's stores, there are two ways to pay for purchases. You can use U.S. dollars, or you can pay in Ithaca Hours. This local currency has been part of the city's economy for 13 years. WRVO's Skye Rohde has this report about Ithaca Hours and whether such a system could work in other parts of the region.

4:06pm

Tue September 21, 2004
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Project Vote Smart

Syracuse, NY – Non-partisan Project Vote Smart expands voters' understanding of candidates and issues in Congressional and State Legislative political campaigns for public office. Project Vote Smart's Senior Advisor Adelaide Elms explains to WRVO's Chris Ulanowski that the organization goes well beyond what the news media can offer.

10:11am

Tue September 21, 2004
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On the Trail

Oswego, NY – Al Lepage has been on the road for eight and a half weeks.

Actually, Lepage has been on the trail for eight and a half weeks.

As the executive director of the National Cost Trail Association, he's been hiking, biking, and kayaking across the Northeast to drum up support for a national system of nature trails.

He stopped in Oswego and spoke with WRVO's Elizabeth Christensen.

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