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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.

11:18am

Wed August 17, 2005
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Education Group Encourages Mentoring for New Teachers.

Syracuse, NY – Mentoring and professional development are critical in the retention of new teachers. That's the recommendation of the not-for-profit "Alliance for Excellence in Education." In a new study, the Washington D-C based policy and research group found that nationally, fifty-percent of teachers will leave the profession within the first five-years of entering it. Alliance President Bob Wise explains the findings.

7:56am

Wed August 17, 2005
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Rural schools struggle with rising fuel costs

OSWEGO, N.Y. – As school districts ready buses, classrooms and cafeterias for another year of learning, those handling district finances face an unexpected new challenge. As WRVO's Matt Hackworth reports, rising gas prices run the risk of sapping districts of cash.

10:59am

Tue August 9, 2005

10:47am

Tue August 9, 2005
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Destiny USA workers might replace retail workforce

Syracuse, NY – Developers of the Destiny USA mega-mall project in Syracuse want J-C Penney to use only approved Destiny USA workers.
WRVO's Elizabeth Christensen spoke to Amanda Nicholson, an Associate Professor in Syracuse University's Department of Retail Management, about the unusual proposal.

9:39am

Mon August 8, 2005
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Syracuse readies for first racial profiling study

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – It's been more than four years since Syracuse's common council asked for a racial profiling study of the city's police department. Changes in city and police leadership mean the study was never completed. As WRVO's Matt Hackworth reports, the department's first real racial profiling study is about to get underway.

12:03pm

Thu August 4, 2005
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Gas Station Museum Brings Nostalgia to Rome Residents

Rome, NY – The old H.P. Sears Service Station on the corner of North George and West Liberty Streets in Rome has re-opened as a museum.

The red, white, and blue building is an exact replica of the gas station that was built in 1933 and is filled with memorabilia from a bygone era.

WRVO's Elizabeth Christensen visited the service station museum on it's opening day and prepared this audio postcard.

12:47pm

Tue August 2, 2005
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Military Center in Rome NY found to be among the best.

Rome, NY – Mohawk Valley Edge, the agency leading efforts to keep Rome's Defense Finance and Accounting Service Center off the Pentagon's base closing list, has submitted a white paper to the Base Realignment and Closure Commission.

Mohawk Valley Edge spokesman Rob Duchow tells WRVO's Chris Ulanowski that it makes a strong case to keep the Rome center open.

7:52am

Mon August 1, 2005
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Executive bikes for corporate visits, charity

OSWEGO, N.Y. – Energy company executive John McClellan decided to visit his company's facilities last year...by bike. He used the trip not just for on-the-job visits but also to raise money for charity. McClellan spoke with WRVO's Matt Hackworth

7:47am

Mon August 1, 2005
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Soldiers learn language, culture at Ft. Drum

FT. DRUM, N.Y. – The Army has a new plan to bridge the cultural divide between American soldiers and Iraq's civilian population. As W-R-V-O's Matt Hackworth reports, Ft. Drum has the only school in the Army that teaches Arabic language and culture to soldiers set to deploy to Iraq.

10:09am

Thu July 28, 2005
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Destiny USA Thought Summit

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5:58pm

Thu July 21, 2005
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Robert Emmet Long - In Conversation

Central New York – Central New York author Robert Emmet Long speaks with WRVO's Mark Lavonier about his new look at the films of Merchan/Ivory productions in a series of conversations with director James Ivory. His book, "James Ivory in Conversation" explores Ivory's filmmaking career with innumerable stories and anecdotes about the 40+ years of the Merchant/Ivory film company.

2:50pm

Thu July 21, 2005
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Robert Emmet Long - Feature Interview

Oswego, NY – Fulton resident Robert Emmet Long has just released another comprehensive look at films of Merchant/Ivory through a series of interviews with director James Ivory. WRVO's Mark Lavonier spoke with Long to find out more.

3:43pm

Tue July 19, 2005
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40 Below Summit

Syracuse , NY – A group of young professionals which set out last year to bring about positive change in Central New York has set a date for a second 40 Below Summit. It will take place October 7th at the OnCenter in Downtown Syracuse. WRVO's Chris Ulanowski spoke with 40 Below Summit Steering Committee Chair Jessica Crawford.

12:19pm

Mon July 18, 2005
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Pataki tests waters in Iowa

OSEWGO, N.Y. – Gov. George Pataki attended the annual conference of governors over the weekend. The Iowa visit could mean the beginning of a presidential bid. WRVO's Matt Hackworth spoke with Steve Kraske, political correspondent for the Kansas City Star and host of Up to Date on KCUR Public Radio, about how Pataki could fare in America's heartland.

10:40am

Thu July 14, 2005
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Among homeless, veterans struggle to survive

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Almost a quarter of homeless adults are veterans. Special federal programs are available to those who served yet dozens of veterans in Central New York remain on the streets. A conference today in Syracuse aims to end veteran homelessness within a decade. WRVO's Matt Hackworth reports.

3:28pm

Wed July 13, 2005
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The Future of Nuclear Power in Oswego County - Part Three

Oswego, NY – In this final part of a three part series on the future of nuclear generation in Oswego County, WRVO's Elizabeth Christensen talks with opponents of putting a fourth reactor on the Lake Ontario shoreline.

3:25pm

Tue July 12, 2005
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The Future of Nuclear Power in Oswego County - Part Two

Oswego, NY – In this second part of a three part series, WRVO's Elizabeth Christensen examines the possible economic benefits a fourth nuclear power plant could bring to Oswego County.

3:22pm

Mon July 11, 2005
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The Future of Nuclear Power in Oswego County - Part One

Oswego, NY – In this first part of a three part series, WRVO's Elizabeth Christensen takes a look at NuStart, a consortium of energy industry groups that may build a fourth nuclear power plant in Oswego County.

10:24am

Mon July 11, 2005
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Kendra's Law renewed but protests continue

OSWEGO, N.Y. – New York's legislature extended the plan that commits some with mental illnesses to treatment. But on the capitol grounds in Albany this week, protestors question the law's ability to guarantee patient rights. WRVO's Matt Hackworth reports.

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