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12:36pm

Fri June 4, 2004
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Feature Interview: John Sheehan

Oswego, NY – When people think of water in the Adirondacks, they envision clear lakes and flowing rivers. But some towns in the park are finding their drinking water isn't quite that pure. Earlier this week, an environmental group called the Adirondack Council proposed a constitutional amendment to let communities in the park drill wells to access clean water. John Sheehan is the group's communications director. He told WRVO's Skye Rohde that communities like Raquette Lake face serious problems with the water in their reservoirs.

12:07pm

Wed June 2, 2004
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CNY College names Counter-Terrorism Coordinator

Syracuse, NY – Onondaga Community College near Syracuse, N.Y. is positioned to become a national leader when it comes to counter-terrorism training. That from the new coordinator of O-C-C's Public Safety Center.
Tom Creamer was introduced to the community yesterday. He later led a seminar attended by more than 300 public safety professionals. Creamer is considered an international expert in counter-terrorism and detection of weapons of mass destruction. He spoke with WRVO's Chris Ulanowski.

3:35pm

Fri May 28, 2004
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Running Shoe Recycling

Utica, NY – Runners often wonder what to do with their old shoes once the treads have worn too low to provide enough foot support. Central New Yorkers who have donated old shoes to charities or thrown them away have a new option now: a sneaker recycling program. WRVO's Skye Rohde reports.

11:37am

Fri May 28, 2004
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Shoe Recycling

Utica, NY – Runners often wonder what to do with their old shoes once the treads have worn too low to provide enough foot support. Central New Yorkers who have donated old shoes to charities or thrown them away have a new option now: a sneaker recycling program. WRVO's Skye Rohde reports.

1:48pm

Fri May 21, 2004
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Hybrid Fever

Oswego, NY – As gasoline prices continue to rise, more and more people are talking about the alternative of hybrid cars. Honda and Toyota hybrids are selling briskly, but for Central New Yorkers, the biggest obstacle to switching to hybrids may be the wait for them. WRVO's Skye Rohde reports.

2:35pm

Tue May 18, 2004
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Oneida Language

Oneida, NY – Despite the economic success of its Turning Stone Casino, the Oneida Indian Nation is struggling to keep its language alive. Now nation leaders have turned to a worldwide language instruction firm to help increase the number of fluent Oneida speakers. WRVO's Skye Rohde has this report.

3:10pm

Mon May 17, 2004
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Gay Union Announcements

Syracuse, NY – There's a growing trend among newspapers to publish same-sex commitment ceremonies with wedding notices for heterosexual couples. WRVO's Chris Ulanowski has the story.

11:06am

Fri May 7, 2004
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Feature Interview: Anonymous 4

Oswego, NY – Medieval vocal ensemble Anonymous 4 is in Oswego to perform the oratorio "Voices of Light." The women of Anonymous 4 have been singing together for 18 years. They recently announced that this is their last touring season together. They stopped by the WRVO studios to speak with Kate Percival.

3:41pm

Thu May 6, 2004
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Voices of Light

Oswego, NY – "Voices of Light" is an oratorio composed by Richard Einhorn. It combines a silent film about Joan of Arc with a large chorus and the medieval vocal ensemble Anonymous 4. This piece of music will be performed at SUNY Oswego tonight and tomorrow. WRVO's Kate Percival has this report.

2:17pm

Thu May 6, 2004
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Voices of Light

Oswego, NY – "Voices of Light" is an oratorio composed by Richard Einhorn. It combines a silent film about Joan of Arc with a large chorus and the medieval vocal ensemble Anonymous 4. This piece of music will be performed at SUNY Oswego tonight and tomorrow. WRVO's Kate Percival has this report.

10:58am

Thu May 6, 2004
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Feature Interview: The VanNorstrands

Oswego, NY – Two young Central New York musicians are making their national debut this weekend. Andrew and Noah VanNorstrand, 16 and 14 years old, have just released their first duet CD, "Driftage." Now the Fulton residents are finalists in a music competition on this week's "A Prairie Home Companion." The brothers stopped by our studios this week and spoke with WRVO's Skye Rohde.

4:42pm

Mon May 3, 2004
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After Carrier

Dewitt, NY – Pete Renne is still adjusting to the newest chapter in his life, which began April 23rd. After 25 years at the Carrier Corporation, he lost his job making crank case compressors after the company shifted producton to Georgia and Asia. WRVO's Skye Rohde has been following Renne through this transition. She spent time with him after his last shift and has this report.

10:58am

Mon May 3, 2004
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The Death of the Payphone

New York State – As cellular phones get cheaper and cheaper, more and more Americans are buying them.

That's leading to the demise of an old standby - The corner payphone.

WRVO's Elizabeth Christensen reports.

9:03am

Thu April 29, 2004
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Feature Interview: Syracuse Film Festival

Oswego, NY – Independent film enthusiasts in Central New York will have 140 films to choose from over the next four days. The Syracuse International Film and Video Festival begins today and runs through May 2. Husband-and-wife team Owen Shapiro and Christine Fawcett have been working behind the scenes for two years to create the festival. WRVO's Skye Rohde spoke with Fawcett.

12:17pm

Wed April 21, 2004
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Feature Interview: Michael Doyle

Oswego, NY – Forestport was just another town on the Erie Canal until three successive canal breaks at the end of the 19th century put it on the map. In his new book "The Forestport Breaks," author Michael Doyle retraces the way political patronage and corruption shaped the Erie Canal. Doyle told WRVO's Skye Rohde that the investigation into the Forestport canal breaks uncovered what prosecutors called the largest conspiracy in the history of New York State.

10:11am

Wed April 21, 2004
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Extended Feature Interview: Michael Doyle

Oswego, NY – Forestport was just another town on the Erie Canal until three successive canal breaks at the end of the 19th century put it on the map. In his new book "The Forestport Breaks," author Michael Doyle retraces the way political patronage and corruption shaped the Erie Canal. Doyle told WRVO's Skye Rohde that the investigation into the Forestport canal breaks uncovered what prosecutors called the largest conspiracy in the history of New York State.

11:47am

Mon April 19, 2004
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Syracuse Arts Scene

Syracuse, NY – Central New York's manufacturing industry may be declining, but its arts scene is thriving. With more than 90 arts organizations in the area, and a number of new projects and renovations, there are plenty of galleries, exhibits and performances to choose from. But a push by local artists to build upon existing resources and fill the gaps in further strengthening the region's cultural offerings. WRVO's Skye Rohde has this report.

11:48am

Thu April 8, 2004
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Falconry

Hannibal, NY – Hunting is an integral part of life in much of upstate New York, whether for pleasure or for food. But for some people, the joy of hunting is more the chase than the kill. Alan Scott, a falconer who lives in Hannibal, is one of them. WRVO's Skye Rohde went hawking with Scott and his two birds last month and has this report.

10:44am

Fri April 2, 2004
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10th Anniversary of Heidi Allen's Disappearance

Oswego, NY – On April 3, 1994, 19 year old Heidi Allen disappeared during her shift at the D&W convenience store in New Haven.

Allen opened the store at 6 a.m. At 7:53, a customer flagged down a passing patrol car to report that no one was there. What happened in that 2 hour span remains a mystery.

WRVO's Elizabeth Christensen spoke with Oswgeo County sheriff Ruell Todd, who was one of the first people on the scene.

9:57am

Fri April 2, 2004
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Paper Snowboard

Syracuse, NY – Thirteen students from Syracuse University and SUNY's College of Environmental Science and Forestry are in Colorado this weekend to test out their paper snowboard. Yes, that's right. They've spent 8 months building a snowboard out of paper for a national competition called the Energy Challenge Design Competition. WRVO's Skye Rohde has this report.

3:21pm

Wed March 31, 2004
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Feature Interview: Zarb Commission

Oswego, NY – WRVO's Chris Ulanowski talks to Matt Jacobs, the vice president of NEA New York, about reforming school aid and Governor Pataki's Zarb commission.

3:33pm

Fri March 26, 2004
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Three Mile Island : 25 Years Later

Oswego, NY – March 28 marks the 25th anniversary of the nuclear accident at Three Mile Island.

The nuclear energy industry, regulators, and even critics maintain the plants are safer now that they were in 1979, thanks to more stringent safety measures.

But WRVO's Elizabeth Christensen reports that, while the plants may be safer, public information about them is becoming harder and harder to get.

12:30pm

Tue March 23, 2004
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Pete Renne, Revisited

Constantia, NY – Preparing for losing your job is a bit like dealing with the death of a loved one. It's emotionally and physically exhausting. Pete Renne understands this all too well. He produces compressor crank cases at Carrier Corporation, where he's worked for 25 years. He's also one of 1,200 employees who will lose their jobs after Carrier closes its DeWitt manufacturing facilities next month.

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1:42pm

Wed March 17, 2004
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Inside the Snowplow

Oswego, NY – Winter is nearly over in upstate New York. It was almost a record-setting season for snowfall...but not quite. For several weeks in Oswego County, it seemed the snow would never stop. WRVO's Skye Rohde rode along with one of winter's first responders, a highway plow operator, and has this account of her stint as his "wingman."

12:40pm

Wed March 17, 2004
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Air Filters: Smoke and Mirrors?

New York State – WRVO's Elizabeth Christensen speaks with former EPA scientist and second-hand smoke expert James Repace.

Repace says about a proposal to amend New York State's Indoor Clean Air Act to allow smoking in bars with state-of-the-art air filtration systems will harm public health.

2:52pm

Thu March 11, 2004
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Hip-Hop in Syracuse Schools

Syracuse, NY – More than 2,700 students attended the Syracuse Hip-Hop Summit at the Carrier Dome Wednesday morning. The summit was the culmination of a flurry of hip-hop related school lessons. It also caused controversy over whether hip-hop music belongs in the classroom in the first place. WRVO's Skye Rohde has this report.

9:28am

Thu March 4, 2004
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Gay Marriage and other issues facing New Yorkers -

Syracuse NY –
State Senator John Defrancisco doesn't believe the State Legislature will address the issue of same-sex marriage. WRVO's Chris Ulanowski asked the GOP lawmaker and trial lawyer for his interpretation if whether New York law on the matter is clear. Senator Defrancisco also discusses efforts to raise NY's minimum wage and his support for a major economic development project in Syracuse, NY.

3:45pm

Tue February 24, 2004
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Gay Marriage

Oswego NY –

The Nation's largest statewide Gay and Lesbian organization was quick to condemn President Bush's call on Tuesday for a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage. Empire State Pride Agenda Executive Director Alan Van Capell spoke with WRVO's Chris Ulanowski.

1:11pm

Tue February 24, 2004
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Feature Interview: Catholic Church Controversy

Oswego, NY – Over a dozen Catholic priests in the Syracuse area have been accused of sexually abusing parishoners.

WRVO's Elizabeth Christensen spoke to Joe O'Brien, a private investigator who's been helping the alleged victims navigate the secretive inner-world of the Catholic Church.


3:47pm

Mon February 23, 2004
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Semester-in-Cuba Program

Havana, Cuba – At a time when the Bush administration continues to toughen its stance against Cuba and American travel to the island, an upstate college has created a study abroad program there. It's one of just five semester-in-Cuba programs offered by American universities. WRVO's Skye Rohde spoke with the program's coordinators, as well as with some of the students after they arrived in Havana.

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