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10:22am

Thu November 13, 2003
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The Haudenosaunee Flag Flies Again

LaFayette, NY – Despite some controversy, the Haudenosaunee flag, which celebrates the unification of the six Iroquois nations, now flies over LaFayette Junior-Senior High School.

WRVO's Elizabeth Christensen attended the flag raising ceremony and has this report.

3:20pm

Fri November 7, 2003
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Feature Interview: Anne Manson

Syracuse, NY – One of the few established female conductors in the music world is in Syracuse this weekend. Anne Manson is guest conductor for the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra tonight and tomorrow night. Manson worked extensively in Europe before spending four years as the Kansas City Symphony's music director. She told WRVO's Skye Rohde she began conducting in college, when the head of the professional chorus she sang in asked her to fill in.

3:54pm

Thu November 6, 2003
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Commentator responds to the molestation of a student.

Fulton, NY – The alleged molestation of a Fulton, NY Junior High School football player by four of his classmates shocked Central New York. It also has commentator Merilee Witherall thinking about how we call can contribute to improving responsibility in our schools.

12:44pm

Thu November 6, 2003
Science

Arsenic Treated Lumber

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12:01pm

Thu November 6, 2003
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Brennan Greens Lawsuit

Richland, NY – It's a common dispute: developer versus neighbors, business growth versus environmental impact. In the town of Richland, in northern Oswego County, some landowners and environmentalists are arguing that the proper environmental review of a project that includes a nine-hole golf course has not taken place. They say endangered species are at risk as result.

2:45pm

Thu October 30, 2003
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Feature Interview: Robert O'Connor

Oswego, NY – Robert O'Connor, an English professor at SUNY Oswego, wrote his novel "Buffalo Soldiers" in 1993. The story was adapted into a movie, which was released by Miramax Films this past July and will be screened in Oswego tonight. O'Connor told WRVO's Skye Rohde that watching his story move from the page to the screen has been a positive experience.

3:50pm

Tue October 28, 2003
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Utica Curling Club Open House

Whitesboro, NY – It's not often that throwing rocks at a house is sanctioned...but it's actually the goal of curling. Of course, "throwing" a curling stone means sliding it along 136 feet of ice toward a bullseye called the "house." This Scottish game has been big in Canada for years and is a tradition in New York's Mohawk Valley. Members of the Utica Curling Club spent much of last week introducing it to new players. As WRVO's Skye Rohde reports, it has a lot to offer.

4:19pm

Fri October 17, 2003
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Selkirk Lighthouse

Pulaski, NY – Lighthouses are often viewed as symbols of America's maritime history, beacons guiding sailors back to terra firma. The Selkirk Lighthouse is no exception. It sits at the mouth of the Salmon River in northern Oswego County, a three-story stone structure with rooms to rent and 165 years of history.

10:07am

Fri October 10, 2003
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Carrier Layoffs

Syracuse, NY – This week's announcement of 1,200 layoffs at the Carrier Corporation is yet another indication of the declining manufacturing sector across central New York and across the country. But it also begs two questions: what are other large local employers thinking about hiring and firing, and what can the laid-off Carrier workers do next?

11:09am

Wed October 1, 2003
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Immigrant Workers Freedom Ride

Syracuse, NY – More than 130 people stopped in Syracuse Tuesday to advocate for immigrants and migrant workers. The activists are part of a nationwide effort to draw attention to the civil rights of immigrants in the U.S. WRVO's Skye Rohde has more.

9:15am

Mon September 29, 2003
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Expanding New York's "Bottle Bill"

Syracuse, NY – This past spring, environmental groups tried to expand New York's "bottle bill" to include water, juice, and sports drink containers.

Supports of an expanded redemption law also want the deposit on cans and bottles raised from five centrs to a dime.

The bill was left untouched by the legislature, but as WRVO's Elizabeth Christensen reports, it's supporters are bringing it back this session.

12:34pm

Thu September 25, 2003
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Chapin Living Waters Foundation

Watertown, NY – The Chapin Living Waters Foundation in Watertown, New York is helping thousands of hungry people in the landlocked African country of Malawi -- and across the globe -- using little more than buckets, agricultural drip tape and good will. WRVO's Skye Rohde has more.

12:22pm

Thu September 25, 2003
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Fat Tax

Albany, NY – W-R-V-O'S Elizabeth Christensen caught up with democrat Felix Ortiz to see what's happening with the so called "fat tax'legislation.

2:34pm

Wed September 24, 2003
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"Fat Tax"

Brooklyn, NY – Last year, Assemblyman Felix Ortiz proposed a tax on junk food.

He says the tax would raise revenue for the state and fight childhood obesity.

In this interview, Ortiz says he'll continue his crusade this session.

12:14pm

Wed September 24, 2003
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New York Indian Tax Dispute

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1:32pm

Mon September 22, 2003
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Congressman Hinchey on Iraq

New York – Congressman Maurice Hinchey shares his opinion about President Bush's policy in Iraq.

12:03pm

Mon September 22, 2003
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Congressman Boehert on Iraq

Utica, NY – Congressman Sherwood Boehlert shares his views on President Bush's policy in Iraq.

11:47am

Mon September 22, 2003
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Congressman Walsh on Iraq

Syracuse, NY – Part 1 of our series exploring congressional views on the Bush administration's policy in Iraq.

Congressman James Walsh's comments.

10:34am

Mon September 22, 2003
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Congressman McHugh on Iraq

Watertown, NY – North Country Congressman John McHugh offers his opinion on US involvement in Iraq.

11:40am

Thu September 18, 2003
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Profile of a Beekeeper/Candlemaker

Canastota, NY – Beekeeping is not for the faint-of-heart. Neither is candlemaking, which requires patience, creativity and the ability to handle seeing Santa Claus from June to December. One 24-year-old Canastota resident has taken on both activities full-time in an effort to educate people about honeybees and the outdoors. WRVO's Skye Rohde has more.

4:37pm

Thu September 11, 2003
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Feature Interview: New York's Cancer Plan

Syracuse, NY – WRVO's Chris Ulanowski takes an in-depth look at what New York's Health Department is doing to prevent cancer among state residents.

4:20pm

Tue September 9, 2003
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Casino-Funded College Scholarships

Oneida, NY – The Turning Stone, St. Regis Mohawk and Seneca casinos have clearly brought more money to the Native American tribes that operate them, even if exact numbers are hard to come by. But the casino profits are also increasing educational opportunities for members of some New York Indian tribes, paralleling a shift in attitude about the importance of higher education.

9:37am

Mon September 8, 2003
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Foreign Language Instruction

Oswego, N.Y. – An Education Group says foreign language instruction in New York is in jeopardy.

3:47pm

Wed September 3, 2003
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Coming Home to Central New York

Syracuse, NY – From 1990 to 2000, New York's population grew by five percent.

But in the four county Central New York region, population declined by just under nine percent.

WRVO's Elizabeth Christensen spoke to two families that have left Central New York about why they moved away... and why they long to return.

9:57am

Tue September 2, 2003
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Jeremy's Day at the State Fair

Syracuse, NY – Self-introductory sound portrait.

Segment close : Jeremy Hanlon enters his senior year of high school on September 12. He plans to pursue a career in broadcasting. Jeremy's Day at the Fair was produced by WRVO's Mark Lavonier with assistance provided by WRVO's Fred Vigent.

3:57pm

Fri August 29, 2003
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New York State Fair

Syracuse, NY – The New York State Fair has highlighted agriculture since its opening in 1842. But it's also a chance for New Yorkers to learn more about the process of working with one's hands, as well as the results. A handful of craftsmen are at the fairgrounds this year to educate visitors about the tools they use and the work they do.

2:30pm

Tue August 26, 2003
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Manufacturing in Central New York Takes a Hit

Syracuse, NY – Upstate New York used to be a busy hub of manufacturing.

Now, factories seem to be closing everday.

Over 1500 jobs were eliminated in Central New York alone in the past six months. Companies like Nestle, Sonoco, and Marsellus Casket are moving operations out of Central New York ... to places where muscle labor is cheaper.

WRVO's Elizabeth Christensen takes a look at what seems to be a dying sector of the Upstate economy.

9:53am

Tue August 26, 2003
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Who Needs a College Degree?

Syracuse, NY – WRVO's Elizabeth Christensen speaks to Syracuse University professor Bill Coplin, the author of "Ten Things Employers Want You to Learn in College."

9:26am

Fri August 22, 2003
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Interview with DNC Chairman Terry McAuliffe

Syracuse, NY – Democratic National Committee Chairman Terry McAuliffe was in Syracuse recently, drumming up support from local party leaders.

He took time out to speak with WRVO's Elizabeth Christensen.

9:52am

Thu August 21, 2003
Arts & Culture

Profile of a Pianist

Skaneateles, NY – The Skaneateles Festival has showcased chamber musicians from around the world for 24 years. Around 7,000 people each year attend the festival, which takes place Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays through the month of August. WRVO's Skye Rohde spent some time last week with pianist Andrew Russo, a Syracuse native.

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