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2:38am

Mon May 21, 2007
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Colgate Commencement Speakers

Hamilton, NY – Former ABC news anchor Bob Woodruff survived serious brain injuries that he suffered less than a year-and-a-half ago when a roadside bomb nearly killed him while reporting in Iraq. Woodruff and his wife, Lee, were the commencement speakers at Colgate University where both graduated more than two decades ago.
The tow urged Colgate graduates to open to life's surprises. WRVO has this sampling of what they said.

(Visit Colgate University's website
www.colgate.edu for the entire speech)

11:33am

Wed May 16, 2007
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Reaction to unionization of day care workers

Oswego, New York – Governor Spitzer's Executive Order aimed at giving the state's day care workers the right to unionize is coming under criticism from a Manhattan based conservative think tank.

WRVO's Jasmyn Belcher spoke with Executive Director of the Empire Center for New York State Policy Edmund J. McMahon.

3:27am

Wed May 16, 2007
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NYS Senate Republicans call for major investment in the Upstate Economy

Syracuse, NY – The State Senate Republican Majority wants to tap into a special state fund to help revive Upstate New York's struggling economy.
State Senator John Defrancisco is among the co-sponsors. He spoke to WRVO's Chris Ulanowski.

9:07am

Tue May 15, 2007
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Voters across New York are heading to the polls to vote on school district budgets and officials

Oswego, New York – New yorkers head to the polls today to vote on local school district budgets. The voting comes after state officials directed hundreds of millions of dollars in additional spending to schools. That has left some questioning whether schools have done enough to control spending and reduce taxes. WRVO's Richard Annal has more.....

4:18am

Mon May 14, 2007
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Biodiesel plant to be built in Central New York

Oswego, New York – Some local college officials say the state's first biodiesel refinery that uses oilseed could be operating in Central New York by this time next year.

WRVO's Jasmyn Belcher spoke with Morrisville State College President Dr. Ray Cross.

11:11am

Fri May 11, 2007
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Tribe seeks another casino

Oswego, New York – The tribe pursuing a casino in Central New York is now looking into building one in Oklahoma.

WRVO's Jasmyn Belcher reports.

11:35am

Thu May 10, 2007
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State information law comes under criticism

Oswego, New York – Anti-drunk driving advocates want to change the Freedom of Information Law to open driving records to the public in DWI cases.

WRVO's Jasmyn Belcher has more...

11:52am

Tue May 8, 2007
In Focus Today

Diane Rehm Visits

Oswego, NY – Diane Rehm sits down in WRVO's studio with Chris Ulanowski and talks about her career and life. She also takes questions and comments from listeners. (Total running time 57 min)

11:35am

Tue May 8, 2007
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Church goers to prepare for closings

Oswego, New York – Some parishioners in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Syracuse will have time to prepare for plans that could lead to the end of their local church and years of tradition.

WRVO's Jasmyn Belcher reports.

9:50am

Tue May 8, 2007
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New York State has passed a new law to protect student borrowers from predatory loan practices.

Oswego, New York – An investigation by State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo's office into college loan lenders has lead to a new state law. WRVO's Richard A.Annal has more.

8:50am

Tue May 8, 2007
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Syracuse area Congressman Jim Walsh says his support of the war in Iraq is evolving.

Oswego – Upstate Congressman Jim Walsh says he's rethinking his stance on the war in Iraq. WRVO's Richard Annal has more.

11:47am

Mon May 7, 2007
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Announcements made on church changes

Oswego, New York – The Roman Catholic Diocese of Syracuse has unveiled changes affecting its Northern Region.

WRVO's Jasmyn Belcher reports.

4:05am

Mon May 7, 2007
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Magnarelli Runs for Onondaga County Executive

Syracuse, NY – Onondaga County democrats have "their" candidate for County Executive. WRVO's Chris Ulanowski spoke with Syracuse-area State Assembly Bill Magnarelli about his bid for the county's top job.

10:51am

Fri May 4, 2007
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Ethanol and the Price for Milk

Oswego, NY – New York dairy farmers are seeing higher prices for raw milk. The finding comes from the New York State Dairy Foods, a trade group that represents dairy product producers. As WRVO's Chris Ulanowski finds out, the demand for corn to produce ethanol, is driving up consumer prices for dairy products. He spoke to the group's Bruce Krupke.

10:51am

Fri May 4, 2007
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Ethanol and the Price for Milk

Oswego, NY – New York dairy farmers are seeing higher prices for raw milk. The finding comes from the New York State Dairy Foods, a trade group that represents dairy product producers. As WRVO's Chris Ulanowski finds out, the demand for corn to produce ethanol, is driving up consumer prices for dairy products. He spoke to the group's Bruce Krupke.

11:47am

Thu May 3, 2007
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Tim Green Interview

Oswego NY – Best selling author Tim Green spins another tale of intrigue and suspense in his latest novel, "American Outrage."
WRVO's Chris Ulanowski spoke to Green about his new novel, the craft of writing and the possibility that he'll enter politics.

11:25am

Thu May 3, 2007
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Spitzer pushes for healthier schools

Oswego, New York – Some schools officials say Governor Spitzer's legislation aimed at setting new nutritional standards for all schools should be tailored to each district.

WRVO's Jasmyn Belcher reports.

10:21am

Mon April 30, 2007
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Recruiting Pediatric Surgeons

Syracuse, NY – Upstate Medical University officials are hoping to create a one-million dollar endowment fund to assist the Syracuse hospital in recruiting new pediatric surgeons. WRVO's Chris Ulanowski has this report.

10:48am

Fri April 27, 2007
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New York yet to choose voting method

Oswego, New York – New voting devices are supposed to be in place this year...but New York is behind on the certification process.

WRVO's Jasmyn Belcher spoke with Executive Director for the New York State Association of Counties...Stephen Acquario.

11:54am

Thu April 26, 2007
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Environmentalists fight fake turf

Oswego, New York – A new-generation artificial turf being installed in some area school athletic fields is raising some questions.

WRVO's Jasmyn Belcher reports.

11:35am

Tue April 24, 2007
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Schumer to slow doctor shortage

Oswego, New York – US Senator Charles Schumer is calling for legislation to offset the declining number of physicians in Upstate New York.

WRVO's Jasmyn Belcher spoke with the President of Upstate Medical University...Dr. David Smith about the shortage of physicians and what Schumer is doing to prevent further loss.

11:54am

Mon April 23, 2007
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Centro adds hybrid buses to its fleet

Oswego, New York – Central New York's Public Transit System is embracing clean air bus technology.

WRVO's Jasmyn Belcher prepared this report.

11:25am

Tue April 17, 2007
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Local response to Virginia Tech shooting

Oswego, New York – The Virginia Tech shooting has local college officials responding.

SUNY Oswego President Deborah Stanley today offered prayers and sympathies to the Virginia Tech campus community. She said the shooting is a blow to all colleges and universities across the nation.

She also said Oswego State's Counseling Services Center stands ready to offer support to campus students...faculty and staff.

Syracuse University Chancellor Nancy Cantor also offered condolences.

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3:02am

Fri April 13, 2007
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Walmart Supercenter to be built in Granby

Oswego, New York – Walmart's plan to build a Supercenter in the Oswego County town of Granby is full steam ahead.

WRVO's Jasmyn Belcher prepared this report.

5:42am

Thu April 12, 2007
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New DEC Commissioner helps set priorities

Oswego, New York – With a new Commissioner on board, the Department of Environmental Conservation is laying out some of its priorities.

WRVO's Jasmyn Belcher spoke with former Assemblyman and newly appointed state DEC Commissioner Pete Grannis.

11:22am

Wed April 11, 2007
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Verified voting advocate speaks in Syracuse

Oswego, New York – The head of New Yorkers for Verified Voting visited Syracuse to talk about the Federal Government's push for a change in voting methods and the type of system many election integrity advocates support.

WRVO's Jasmyn Belcher spoke with the organization's Bo Lipari.

12:14am

Fri April 6, 2007
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Statewide charter school cap doubles

Oswego, New York – Charter school advocates are praising Governor Spitzer for doubling the state's cap on the number of charter schools to 200.

WRVO's Jasmyn Belcher spoke with Policy Director for the New York Charter Schools Association Peter Murphy.

1:25am

Thu April 5, 2007
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Author and music critic talks about censorship

Oswego, New York – An author and public radio music critic gave his take on the free speech and censorship debate at an appearance at the SUNY Oswego campus.

WRVO's Jasmyn Belcher met with Tim Riley and spoke with him about current censorship issues.

3:12am

Wed April 4, 2007
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Utica-area lawmaker helps fund power line fight

Oswego, New York – As opposition to New York Regional Interconnect's proposed 200 mile long power line grows...a Utica- Area lawmaker is working to help fund the fight.

WRVO's Jasmyn Belcher spoke with Assemblywoman RoAnn Destito of the 116th Assembly District.

2:53am

Tue April 3, 2007
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Pinwheels to show magnitude of child abuse problem

Oswego, New York – With April recognized as child abuse prevention month...the Madison County Priorities Council is using pinwheels to create awareness.

WRVO's Jasmyn Belcher spoke with Commissioner of Social Services for Madison County...Michael Fitzgerald.

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