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6:48am

Thu September 6, 2007
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SU's Newhouse gets new building

Oswego, New York – Plans are being finalized for the dedication of a third building of Syracuse University's Newhouse School of Public Communications.

WRVO's Jasmyn Belcher reports.

11:06am

Thu August 23, 2007
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Advocates push for updated abortion laws

Oswego, New York – The National Organization for Women in New York State is working to update the state's abortion laws.

WRVO's Jasmyn Belcher spoke with NOW-NYS President, Marcia Pappas.

10:37am

Thu August 23, 2007
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Great New York State Fair

Syracuse, NY – The 161st Great New York State fair opened Thursday. WRVO's Chris Ulanowski spoke to Fair Director Dan O'Hara about the latest edition.

4:32am

Wed August 22, 2007
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Smoke-free in Madison County

Oswego, New York – Some Anti-smoking groups are working to make Madison County smoke-free. WRVO's Jasmyn Belcher reports.

4:48am

Tue August 14, 2007
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Alzheimer's Disease in CNY

Oswego, New York – New Census data shows that the number of Central New Yorkers living with Alzheimer's Disease has increased.

WRVO's Jasmyn Belcher spoke with Jared Paventi of the Alzheimer's Association, Central New York Chapter.

3:24am

Tue August 14, 2007
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Sweetland unveils ethics plan

Oswego, New York – A candidate running for Onondaga County Executive is making ethics a priority issue. WRVO's Jasmyn Belcher reports.

10:53am

Thu August 9, 2007
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Insurance industry prepares for pandemic

Oswego, New York – State insurance companies are being asked to participate in a national plan...aimed at preparing the insurance industry for a potential flu-pandemic.

WRVO's Jasmyn Belcher spoke with Deputy Superintendent of the State Insurance Department...Louis Pietroluongo about the exercise and why it's important for insurance companies to participate.

9:21am

Wed August 8, 2007
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Gov. Spitzer's Speech

August 8th, 2007 – New York Governor Eliot Spitzer on Tuesday delivered a speech at the Chautaugua Institution about U-S Foreign Policy and the fight against global terrorism.

He tied the theme to his own struggle over the scandal involving attempts by his top aides to politically embarrass Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno about the G-O-P leader's political travel.

We have the entire speech. Chautaugua Institution President Tom Becker introduces Governor Spitzer...

9:11am

Wed August 8, 2007
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Unhealthy Beaches

Oswego, NY – The Natural Resources Defense Council has issued its annual report on water quality at public beaches.
The report determined that ocean, estuaraine and beaches in New York and Connecticut were closed for 1,500 days in 2006 -- an increase of 15 percent over 2005.
Dereth Glance of the Citizens Campaign for the Environment spoke to WRVO's Chris Ulanowski about the report's findings.

(The full report is available at
http://www.nrdc.org/water/oceans/ttw/titinx.asp)

12:02am

Fri August 3, 2007
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Oswego officials consider wind turbine proposal

Oswego, New York – A proposal to build five new wind turbines in the city of Oswego is moving forward.

WRVO's Jasmyn Belcher spoke with President of the Oswego Common Council, Connie Cosemento about the plan.

4:47am

Mon July 30, 2007
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"Jesus: The Lost Years" Film makes its debut in CNY

Syracuse, NY – Arizona based film maker and best selling author Paul Perry is in Central New York for the U.S. premiere of his film, "Jesus: The Lost Years". Based on his book, Paul retraces the steps of a young Jesus and uncovers a story seldom heard in historic and biblical texts. WRVO's Mark Lavonier met with Paul to learn more.

For more infomation on the film, visit:

http://www.lostyears-themovie.com

1:43am

Fri July 27, 2007
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Fulton Amateur Radio Club celebrates 50th Anniversary

Fulton, NY – Since the early 1900's people have been experimenting with wireless radio. The Fulton Amateur Radio Club recently ran a Special Events Station to celebrate its 50th anniversary. When the day was done, Club members had spoken to over 300 amateur operators in 32 states, 2 provinces and 2 foreign countries. WRVO's Kate Percival has this audio postcard.

11:01am

Wed July 25, 2007
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Spitzer scandal creates controversy

Oswego, New York – A Recent scandal involving the Spitzer administration is raising some questions.

An investigation by Attorney General Andrew Cuomo found two of Spitzer's top aides had used the State Police to damage the Governor's biggest foe...Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno.

WRVO's Jasmyn Belcher spoke with Capitol Bureau Correspondent, Karen Dewitt about the scandal and what it means for Governor Spitzer.

10:01am

Wed July 25, 2007

Playhouse Rundown for Friday Night

7/27/07 – 9 Show 1
9:30 Show 2
10 Show 3
10:30 Show 4
11 Show 5
11:30 Show 6

10:42am

Tue July 24, 2007
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Drug Abuse Hotline

Syracuse, NY – Syracuse is one of only three cities in the nation to take part in a pilot program that will allow parents to access direct information to help their children deal with a drug or alcohol problem.
The program is sponsored by the "Partnership for a Drug-Free America."
WRVO's Chris Ulanowski spoke to the Partnership's President and C-E-O Steve Pasierb about the initiative.

11:00am

Mon July 23, 2007
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Report shows more women are traveling without men

Oswego, New York – A new survey shows girlfriend getaways are on the rise.

WRVO's Jasmyn Belcher spoke with AAA spokesperson Diana Dibble.

11:00am

Fri July 20, 2007
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Compact preventing Great Lakes water diversion moves forward

Oswego, New York – State officials are moving forward with a plan aimed at protecting water from the Great Lakes from being diverted to other places.

WRVO's Jasmyn Belcher spoke with Republican State Senator George Maziarz of North Tonowanda...who sponsored the bill.

4:07am

Tue July 17, 2007
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NYS ...not so good for business

Oswego, New York – In an effort to find the best states for business...Forbes Magazine gives New York a mediocre ranking.

WRVO's Jasmyn Belcher spoke with the Business Council of New York State's Matthew Maguire about why the survey listed New York as 33rd in the US when it comes to business climates.

11:01am

Thu July 12, 2007
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HANYS seeks solution to nursing shortages

Oswego, New York – A statewide healthcare organization is working to address nursing shortages plaguing New York State.

WRVO's Jasmyn Belcher spoke with the Healthcare Association of New York State's Bill Van Slyke. He explains what the shortages mean and what the organization is doing to prevent further loss.

10:55am

Thu July 12, 2007
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Trade group runs TV ad criticizing Spitzer

Oswego, New York – A trade group representing convenience stores in New York State is voicing its frustration with Governor Spitzer over a tax fairness issue.

WRVO's Jasmyn Belcher reports.

8:18am

Fri July 6, 2007
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Bruno calls for an investigation of Governor Spitzer

Oswego, NY – The feud between Senate Majority leader Joseph Bruno and Governor Spitzer has escalated. Bruno is calling for an investigation into whether the freshman governor engaged in political espionage over use of state aircraft.
Bruno issued this statement to reporters on Thursday.
( Spitzer's office denies there was any spying but is also calling for an investigation to settle the conflict)

3:36am

Mon July 2, 2007
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Sweetland pushes for nine-point plan

Oswego, New York – A candidate running for Onondaga County Executive has announced a nine-point plan aimed at returning money to taxpayers and providing fiscal stability to county government.

WRVO's Jasmyn Belcher spoke with Chairman of the Onondaga County Legislature Dale Sweetland.

Sweetland is being challenged by Joanie Mahoney for the County Executive position. Democratic candidates, Assemblyman Bill Magnarelli and Ed Ryan are also seeking to succeed Nicholas Pirro who retires at the end of the year.

3:26am

Mon July 2, 2007
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State population rates continue to decline

Oswego, New York – New census data reviewed by a business group shows the rush of New Yorkers fleeing the state has yet to slow down.

WRVO's Jasmyn Belcher spoke with the State Business Council's Matthew Maguire.

9:49am

Fri June 29, 2007
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Syracuse Jazz Fest

Syracuse, NY – The M-&-T Syracuse Jazz Fest takes place June 29 to July 1st. The annual event is now 25-years old. Frank Malfitanto is the festival founder and executive producer. He spoke to WRVO's Chris Ulanowski.

4:56am

Wed June 27, 2007
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NYS still lacks new voting devices

Oswego, New York – As state officials break for summer vacation...New York State is still without a new voting method.

WRVO's Jasmyn Belcher spoke with Legislative Director of the New York State League of Women Voters, Barbara Bartoletti, about New York's non-compliance with the Help America Vote Act.

Bartoletti explains what that means for up coming elections.

11:30am

Tue June 26, 2007
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Prayer Patrols

Syracuse, NY – Prayer vigils and prayer patrols are returning to the streets of Syracuse to help stem the bloodshed that appears to be getting worse among some of the city's young people.
The Reverend Larry, Pastor of God's Way Church of Jesus, is the organizer of the annual event.
WRVO's Chris Ulanowski spoke to him about causes and what can be done to break the cycle of violence.

12:25am

Mon June 18, 2007
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Open Waste Burning

Oswego, NY – An environmental group is urging the New York State to prohibit the burning of garbage in barrels or refuse heaps. The practice is common in rural areas. The group says "opening burning" is contaminating the food supply with dioxin and other toxic particles.
WRVO's Chris Ulanowski spoke to Cancer Action's Donald Hassig about the issue.

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11:18am

Thu June 14, 2007
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Pay equity advocates take action

Oswego, New York – Advocates for pay equity in New York have delivered over 2,000 petition signatures to Governor Spitzer and Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno in an effort to protect women and minorities from pay discrimination.

WRVO's Jasmyn Belcher spoke with New York State Pay Equity Coalition's Education Coordinator, Barbara Smith about the legislation she is pushing for.

10:43am

Thu June 14, 2007
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"Project X"

Oswego. NY – Expand,explore,experience and express are the watchwords for a new program in Oswego County that is reaching out to 13-to-16-year olds.
Dubbed "Project X" by its founders, Matt Wood and Gina Holsopple, the program invites its participants to a retreat-like setting to produce an audible work of their own creation as a personal growth experience.
WRVO's Mark Lavonier met with members of "Project X" and prepared this report.

11:58am

Wed June 13, 2007
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Children Protest Iraq War

Syracuse, NY – A peace demonstration against the Iraq war takes place this afternoon in downtown Syracuse.
The event is much different than other anti-war demonstrations -- this one involves children who are part of the Syracuse Community Choir.
WRVO's Chris Ulanowski spoke to one of the participants - 13-year old Leyana Dessauer.

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