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12:13am

Fri April 21, 2006
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Eco-Expo at Syracuse Zoo

Syracuse, NY – Syracuse's Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnett Park will be celebrating Earth Day on April 22nd with a series of activities aimed at educating children and adults about environmental awareness. WRVO's Mark Lavonier spoke with education director Tara Lafferty and prepared this report.


Zoo contact info:
(315) 435-8511
www.rosamondgiffordzoo.com

12:47am

Tue April 18, 2006
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Emergency Room Call to Action

Oswego, NY – The Healthcare Association of New York State has launched a statewide media campaign calling for the reversal of Governor Pataki's veto of $1.3 billion dollars in health care funding in the new state budget. WRVO's Chris Ulanowski spoke to the group's spokesman William Van Slyke about the issue.

3:48am

Tue April 11, 2006
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Tom Souzzi runs for Governor in New York

Oswego, NY – Nassau County Executive Tom Souzzi is seeking the Democratic Party Nomination to run for Governor of New York this November.
He is challenging front-runner New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer for the party nod. Souzzi says, unlike his opponent, he is proposing specific plans to correct New York's fiscal problems and provide New Yorkers with tax relief.
He spoke to WRVO's Chris Ulanowski about his proposals and other issues in the hotly contested Governor's race.

1:29am

Fri April 7, 2006
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Syracuse Poster Project

Oswego, NY – An annual initiative to spruce up downtown Syracuse with artwork is underway once again. Visitors will see posters featuring illustrated poems about the city and surrounding areas. Jim Emmins is founder and coordinator of the Syracuse Poster Project. He explained the project o WRVO's Chris Ulanowski.

1:10am

Fri April 7, 2006
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New York State's Public Library System Receives Big Funding Boost

Oswego, NY – New York State's public library system received a big boost in the State Legislature approved budget.
Lawmakers okayed almost 20-million dollars in library aid.
Michael Borgess is the Executive Director of the New York Library Association. He explained the significance of the state funding increase to WRVO's Chris Ulanowski.

1:31am

Wed April 5, 2006
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Syracuse International Film Festival

Syracuse University – It may not be Hollywood, but for more than four days this week, many folks in Central New York will focus on film.
The Syracuse International Film and Video Festival opens its third annual run April 6th, bringing numerous movies, movemakers and film fans together.
But the festival is more than a great opportunity to see films that otherwise may never make it to a Syracuse screen. It's also a chance to learn. Freelance reporter David Hollis has this festival preview.

9:18am

Thu March 23, 2006
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Oneida Indian Nation Settles Tax Dispute

Oswego, NY – The agreement that settles a 20-year tax dispute between the City of Oneida and the Oneida Indian Nation will likely have a deeper effect on other communities seeking to resolve similar disputes and help settle long standing Indian land claims in New York.
Robert Odawi Porter is Director of the Center for Indigenous Law, Governance and Citizenship at Syracuse University. He spoke to WRVO's Chris Ulanowski.

9:13am

Thu March 23, 2006
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Hoffmann Makes a Comeback

Oswego, NY – Former State Senator Nancy Lorraine Hoffmann is returning to politics. This time, she has her sights on a statewide office. Yesterday, the republican announced she is seeking the GOP nomination for Lieutenant Governor.
WRVO's Chris Ulanowski spoke to Cortland State political science professor about Hoffmann's candidacy.

8:59am

Mon March 20, 2006
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Upstate NY Congressional Races - Analysis

Oswego, NY – New York State Senator Ray Meirer has called news conferences in Utica and Binghamton today where he's expected to announce his future plans. Utica and Binghamton are the two largest cities in the sprawling 24th Congressional district.
WRVO's Chris Ulanowski spoke about a likely Meirer's candidacy and the contests for two other Upstate Congressional districts with State University College at Oswego political science professor Bruce Altschuler.

8:39am

Wed March 15, 2006
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State of Lake Ontario Report

Oswego, NY – Lake Ontario stake-holders are being briefed on the state of the big lake. State and federal fisheries biologists are explaining their findings at meetings in Lake Ontario Communities.
WRVO's Chris Ulanowski spoke to Department of Environmental Conservation Region 7 Fishery Manager Dan Bishop about the report's findings.

8:23am

Mon March 13, 2006
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New York Catholics Lobby for Education Tax Credit

Oswego, NY – New York Catholics gather in Albany Tuesday for their annual public policy forum. Topping the agenda is an education tax credit proposed by Governor Pataki.
WRVO's Chris Ulanowski spoke to Dennis Poust of the New York Catholic Conference.

12:26am

Mon March 13, 2006
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Colgate University Assists Afghani Higher Education

Hamilton, NY –
Riots in response to to cartoons in European newspapers that followers of Islam say are blasphemous of the prophet Muhammand fill the streets in the Muslim world.

But even as such hositilty continues one Central New York college is taking steps to improve higher education in developing countries .something that might break the cycle in the future.

Freelance reporter David Hollis reports.

9:35am

Mon March 6, 2006
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Ex-Destiny USA Workers Push for Deal

Oswego, NY – They were let go of their high-paying jobs working for Destiny USA about two months ago, but they still haven't given up on the multi-billion dollar retail, resort and tourism complex proposed for Syracuse. But the project remains stalled over a tax agreement. some of those former Destiny workers will out in front of Syracuse City Hall this week to make their concerns known.
WRVO's Chris Ulanowski spoke to one of the organizers, John Ramsden, of "Citizens for Economic Development for Central New York"

10:39am

Fri March 3, 2006
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Eliot Spitzer Interview

Oswego, NY – New York State Attorney General and front-runner for Governor Eliot Spitzer spoke on WRVO's Morning Edition about his plan to revive the Upstate NY economy. He also answered a question about reinstating New York's death penalty in the wake of the death of two Upstate NY law enforcement agents.

11:06am

Wed March 1, 2006
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WRVO's Then & Now

Oswego, NY – WRVO Stations presents this edition of "Then & Now."

10:38am

Wed March 1, 2006
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Muslim Solidarity

Oswego, NY – A group of Central New York organizations is concerned about the treatment of local Muslims since the 9-11 attacks. They came together to form the "The Central New York Bill of Rights Defense Campaign" to show solidarity with local Muslims, Arabs and South Asians.
The American Friends Service Committee is one of the organizations. Area Director Chrissie Rizzo explains to WRVO's Chris Ulanowski how the group came about and its aim.

1:50am

Wed March 1, 2006
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"America's Sung Hero" Paul Robeson Special

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2:15am

Mon February 27, 2006
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Onondaga Indian Nation Lecture Series

Syracuse, NY – WRVO's Elizabeth Christensen reports on a lecture series that will explore the history of the Onondaga Nation as well as the tribe's land rights in the area.

10:15am

Fri February 24, 2006
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Slow Food Movement

Hubbardsville, NY – While the world watches the Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy, people may not be aware that the region is home to a growing movement aimed at protecting and preserving our food heritage.
20 years ago, Chef Carlo Petrini started what is know today as the "slow food movement" as a protest against a fast food restaurant opening.
Today, the movement has 83,000 members worldwide and a growng presence in Central New York. Freelancer David Hollis reports.

4:58am

Wed February 15, 2006
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"People's Map of Syracuse"

Syracuse, NY – Imagine having a map that will guide you to unique and often little known places worth visiting in Syracuse. Such a map will be available later this year. The "People's Map of Greater Syracuse" is the newest project being unertaken by the Syracuse Cultural Workers, which have a long history of community involvment. Proprietor Dik Cool speaks with WRVO's Mark Lavonier.

9:27am

Mon February 13, 2006
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Organic Farming and Good Writing: Scott Chaskey

Oswego, NY – Scott Chaskey believes good writing comes from the same places as good tomatoes or the best sweet corn: the soil of the organic farm he tends to on Long Island.
Chaskey is the manager of Quail Hill Farm in Amagansett and author of "This Common Ground: Seasons on an Organic Farm" published last year by Viking.
He says writing and farming are very similar as we hear in this report filed by David Hollis.

( David Hollis is a freelance reporter living in Hubbardsville, Madison County.

8:13am

Mon February 13, 2006
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Organic Farming and Writing

Oswego, NY – Organic farming isa small but growing segment of New York's multi-billion dollar agricultural economy. Several hundred organic farmers were in Syracuse recently for a conference including author and Long Island farmer Scott Chaskey. Freelance reporter David Hollis spoke with Chaskey about his book detailing a year in the life of an organic farm.

11:31am

Thu February 9, 2006
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Priest to Leave Church

Camillus, NY – A priest at Saint Joseph's Catholic Church in Camillus is leaving over ideological differences.

8:50am

Thu February 9, 2006
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Farming and Writing: Scott Chaskey

Oswego, NY – Scott Chaskey believes good writing comes from the same places as good tomatoes or the best sweet corn: the soil of the organic farm he tends to on Long Island.
Chaskey is the manager of Quail Hill Farm in Amagansett and author of "This Common Ground: Seasons on an Organic Farm" published last year by Viking. He says writing and farming are very similar. Reporter David Hollis has more.

( David Hollis is a freelance reporter living in Hubbardsville, Madison County.

12:14am

Tue February 7, 2006
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Domestic Partner Funeral Rights

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7:37am

Wed February 1, 2006
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Guidelines for Lawyer Advertising

Oswego, NY – Over-the-top legal ads and aggressive marketing by some lawyers might become a thing of the past under new guidelines recommended by a New York State Bar Association task force. The "Bar" wants a special panel to review lawyer advertising to help protect the public.
WRVO's Chris Ulanowski asked the President of the State Bar Association, Vincent Buzard, if had one particular T-V legal ad in mind.

4:05pm

Fri January 6, 2006
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"Youth Hot Button Issues" Poll

Oswego, NY – A new poll conducted by Hamilton College and Zogby International shows that American high school students are very conservative on some issues ... and very liberal on others.

WRVO's Elizabeth Christensen spoke to Hamilton College sociology professor Dennis Gilbert about the survey.

12:07pm

Thu January 5, 2006
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Education Advocates React to The State of the State Address

Oswego, NY – WRVO's Elizabeth Christensen gets feedback on Governor Pataki's final State of the State message from the executive director of the New York State School Boards Association, Tim Kremer.

12:03pm

Thu January 5, 2006
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Governor Pataki's Last State of the State Message

Albany – Capitol Bureau Correspondent Karen Dewitt reports on the governor's address.

12:03pm

Mon January 2, 2006
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Syracuse Peace Council Encourages High School Students to Pursue Careers in Social Justice

Oswego, NY – WRVO's Elizabeth Christensen speaks to the Peace Council's Jessica Maxwell about a grant it has received for it's "Nonviolent Futures Intiative."

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