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11:44am

Fri November 18, 2005
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Feature: Ava Landfill Controversy

Utica, NY – WRVO's Elizabeth Christensen takes a closer look at the controversy surrounding a landfill that's already under construction in Oneida County.

1:35pm

Wed November 9, 2005
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NYS Voters Reject Budget Amendment, Adopt Transportation Bond Act

Oswego, NY – New York voters soundly rejected the state legislature's constitutional amendment to gain greater budget power. Voters did, however, approve a $2.9 billion bond act for transportation projects.

WRVO's Chris Ulanowski spoke with SUNY Oswego political science professor Bruce Altschuler about the two proposals, and about what happens next.

1:26pm

Wed November 9, 2005
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Four More Years for Syracuse Mayor Matt Driscoll

Syracuse, NY – It was a close and contentious race, but in the end, Matt Driscoll will be Syracuse's mayor for another four years.

WRVO reporters were with both campaigns on election night. First, Elizabeth Christensen reports from Driscoll headquarters, then, we hear from Matt Hackworth with the Mahoney camp.

10:33am

Tue November 8, 2005
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Onondaga Community College will offer on-campus housing.

Syracuse, NY – Onondaga Community College has broken ground on its first-ever dormitory. O-C-C President Debbie Sydow tells WRVO's Elizabeth Christensen these won't be stereotypical residence halls.

4:53pm

Fri November 4, 2005
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Mohawk Valley Ghost Hunters

Utica, NY – Ghost hunting is a serious affair, and in our age of information, numerous websites and television programs reflect on the paranormal, and the devices and methods used to 'capture' them for research into the unknown. WRVO's Mark Lavonier met with a group in central New York who pursues entities beyond our world - the Mohawk Valley Ghost Hunters.

They can be reached at mvghunters@yahoo.com

3:50pm

Fri November 4, 2005
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Recycling's Past, Present, and Future in CNY

Oswego, NY – WRVO's Elizabeth Christensen reports on changes in the recycling industry in upstate New York over the past 15 years.

3:47pm

Thu November 3, 2005
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Oswego Opera Takes on "The Merry Widow"

Oswego, NY – The story of boy meets girl has taken on many variations. One interpretation is the opera "The Merry Widow."

Originally produced in Germany in 1905, the Oswego Opera Theatre is bringing it back to life with an original English translation this weekend.

Kate Percival has more.

2:49pm

Thu November 3, 2005
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Oswego Media Summit

Oswego, NY – The first Louis Borrelli Jr. Media Summit was held at the State University of New York at Oswego October 27, 2005. Media experts, including legendary Washington Post Editor Ben Bradlee discussed how the news media can regain public trust.

1:59pm

Fri October 28, 2005
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A White House in Crisis

Oswego, NY – A White House in crisis is the way New Yorker Magazine Media Columnist Ken Auletta sums up the Bush White House.
Auletta was in Oswego Thursday to moderate a media summit about how the news media can recover the public's trust.
He spoke earlier in the day to WRVO's Chris Ulanowski who first asked him to comment about Harriet Miers' decision to withdraw her nomination to the U-S Supreme Court.

1:56pm

Wed October 26, 2005
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Oswego Hospital's New Surgical Center Set to Open

Oswego, NY – WRVO's Elizabeth Christensen visits Oswego Hospital's new Surgical Center... which will bring state of the art medical technology to rural Oswego County.

(Note: Tours of the new Surgical Center will be given to the general public on Saturday, October 29, 2005 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.)

3:34pm

Thu October 20, 2005
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Survey of likely voters shows incumbent's campaign in the race for Mayor of Syracuse may be trouble.

Syracuse N.Y. – The public opinion poll in the race for mayor of Syracuse, released this week by the Post-Standard, shows signs that Democrat Matt Driscoll's bid for a second term may in trouble. That according to a local political expert. WRVO's Chris Ulanowski spoke with Lemoyne College political science professor John Frey about the poll findings.

3:34pm

Thu October 20, 2005
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Survey of likely voters shows incumbent's campaign in the race for Mayor of Syracuse may be trouble.

Syracuse N.Y. – The public opinion poll in the race for mayor of Syracuse, released this week by the Post-Standard, shows signs that Democrat Matt Driscoll's bid for a second term may in trouble. That according to a local political expert. WRVO's Chris Ulanowski spoke with Lemoyne College political science professor John Frey about the poll findings.

7:01am

Tue October 18, 2005
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Destiny defends latest ad

SYRACUSE, N.Y. –

As Destiny U-S-A developers take their message to the public in television ads, the content of at least one commerical sticks out as being as controvesial as the project itself. WRVO's Matt Hackworth reports.

9:10am

Thu October 6, 2005
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Phoenix woman honored by gay rights group

PHOENIX, N.Y. – Tonight in New York City, a leading gay rights group will highlight the struggle of a Central New York woman to honor her longtime partner. As WRVO's Matt Hackworth reports, the Phoenix woman's story brings added emphasis to a legislative plan that would provide domestic partners with at least one benefit of marriage.

9:34am

Wed October 5, 2005
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Green Party Candidate for Mayor in Syracuse

Syracuse, NY – If Green Party candidate for mayor in Syracuse Howie Hawkins had his way, the current system of city government would scrapped and replaced by a system of what he calls "grassroots democracy and proportional representation."
Hawkins outlined his plan in a position paper. WRVO's Chris Ulanowski spoke to the Green Party candidate.

1:37pm

Mon October 3, 2005
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Human Trafficking

Oswego, NY – New York State is considering a measure that would apply the same provisions for treatment of domestic victims of human trafficking that already exist for victims of international human trafficking.

The New York State Assembly recently held a roundtable discussion with stake-holders to see what can be done on the state level to combat the exploitation of persons for commercial sex or forced labor.

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10:15am

Fri September 30, 2005
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Child Care Advocates Push for Change.

Oswego, NY – Child care advocates across New York are holding events to call attention to the importance of day care programs.

WRVO's Elizabeth Christensen spoke to Peggy Liuzzi , the Executive Director of Child Care Solutions. She says many providers are holding rallies and virtual strikes to get the message out.

7:48am

Thu September 29, 2005
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Renewed support for school renovation plan

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – The Syracuse City School District got renewed support yesterday for its $600 million building renovation plan. Governor Pataki vetoed the plan in the final hours of the State Assembly session. WRVO's Matt Hackworth visited one elementary school to see first hand the problems district officials say warrant so much state assistance.

12:51pm

Wed September 28, 2005
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Education group calls on State Senate to Fix New York State's funding system for schools.

Oswego, NY – A group seeking to overhaul the way New York State funds public schools is calling on the republican-controlled State Senate to take action.
The Alliance for Qaulity Education is launching a campaign this week demanding that the state senate respond to a two-year old landmark court ruling that requires the state to fix the funding system. WRVO's Chris Ulanowski asked A-Q-E's Director Billy Easton why the issue has remained stalled for so long.

8:56am

Mon September 26, 2005
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School Fuel Costs

Oswego, NY – School districts across the state are taking a beating on transportation costs and the effect of Hurricane Rita will no doubt make the situation worse.
Some school districts are already taking steps to curtail the rising expense. WRVO's Chris Ulanowski spoke to Tim Kremer...the executive director of the State School Boards Association about what could be a funding crisis for many New York schools.

2:06pm

Fri September 23, 2005
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Our Secret World

Syracuse, NY – Manfred Stanley and his mother fled Nazi Germany to the US at the outset of WWII. His mother Ilsa was a theatrical success in Berlin, and played a pivotal role in rescuing many from the Gestapo. Coupled with the love of her son and compassion for others, she produced a moving wartime radio drama called, "Our Secret World" with tales from home and the front. This is the story of a son reunited with his mother's work, and the realization of how he was the focus of her aspirations in their new country.

8:22am

Mon September 19, 2005
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Retired cop pushes lift on drug laws

SYRACUSE, N.Y. –
Over the weekend, a former police officer stopped in Syracuse on his way across the country. The journey is more than a sightsseing trip. As WRVO's Matt Hackworth reports, the retired cop is on a mission to reverse US drug policy.

3:28pm

Thu September 15, 2005
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Emergency Physicians from CNY return from New Orleans

Syracuse , NY – Two emergency physicians from SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse have returned to Central New York from the hurricane-ravaged gulf coast region.
One of them, Dr. Jahn Avarello was dispatched to a clinic shelter about 60-miles outside New Orleans. The pediatric doctor described the shelter as well-organized -- filled with food and supplies. But as he explained to WRVO's Chris Ulanowski, what he heard from the evacuees was disturbing.


6:34am

Mon September 12, 2005
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Katrina drives up local lumber prices

OSWEGO, N.Y. – The aftermath of Hurricane Katrina is evident in Central New York at more places than gas stations. Lmber prices are on the way up, as WRVO's Matt Hackworth reports.

6:48am

Fri September 9, 2005
In Focus Today

On the road: CNY's response to Katrina

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Earlier this week, we brought you the story of the response to Hurricane Katrina by Central New York's faith community. Houses of worship collected personal hygiene kits for refugees at the Houston
Astrodome. As a member of Park Central Presbyterian Church, WRVO's Matt Hackworth took part in the aid effort. He spoke with Charles Tremper, who drove his truck and a trailer more than two days straight to Texas and back to Syracuse.

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6:34am

Thu September 8, 2005
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Hannibal educator wins award

Oswego, NY –
The Hannibal Central School District in rural Oswego County has had difficulties lately with its budget. As classes resumed this week, there's some positive news to report. Hannibal Physics Teacher Carol Burch has been recognized as an "Unsong Hero" by the financial services group ING for her innovative class work.
WRVO's Chris Ulanowski spoke with the 11-year teaching veteran.

7:45am

Wed September 7, 2005
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Katrina: Central New York responds

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – A truck and trailer filled with donations from Central New Yorkers is on its way to Houston to aid refugees. The donations are personal care kits in Ziploc bags, to help people stuck in the astrodome. As a member of Park Central Presbyterian Church in Syracuse, WRVO's Matt Hackworth took part in the aid effort. He brings us this audio journal of the mission.

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3:40pm

Fri August 26, 2005
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Congressman Sherwood Boehlert Reacts to BRAC Decision in Rome

Oswego, NY – Officials in the Mohawk Valley are celebrating their reversal of fortune in the Base Realignment and Closure process.

BRAC Commissioners voted yesterday to keep the Rome "Defense Finance and Accounting Service" office open and create 600 new positions at the facility.

WRVO's Elizabeth Christensen spoke to Rome-area Congressman Sherwood Boehlert shortly after the BRAC announcement to get his take on the commission's decision.

1:45pm

Thu August 25, 2005
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Audio Postcard: Behind the Scenes at Turning Stone

Verona, NY – Most Central New Yorkers are aware of the Oneida Indian Nation's Turning Stone Casino and Resort in Verona.

The casino has operated, and expanded, since the early 1990s.

But few people realize how much work goes into keeping the resort running 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

WRVO's Elizabeth Christensen prepared this audio postcard of the "casino behind the casino."

8:01am

Thu August 25, 2005
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Syracuse woman travels to vigil

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Long-time peace activist Kathleen Krumpf will travel to Craford, Texas to take part in the growing anti-war vigil outside President Bush's ranch. She spoke with WRVO's Matt Hackworth before she left.

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