Oswego. – The New York State Legislature has picked one of their own to replace disgraced former comptroller Alan Hevesi...despite the wishes of Govenor Eliot Spitzer

Oswego. – The New York State Legislature has picked one of their own to replace disgraced former comptroller Alan Hevesi...despite the wishes of Govenor Eliot Spitzer

Oswego. – The New York State Legislature has picked one of their own to replace disgraced former comptroller Alan Hevesi...despite the wishes of Govenor Eliot Spitzer


Oswego, NY – Students at the State University College at Oswego are continuing their creative journey toward producing an original, abstract theater production called, "Lost in a Viral Paradise". In recent months we've heard from some of the members of the group who are being assisted by creative visionaries from the Squonk Opera, based in Pennsylvania. WRVO's Mark Lavonier met with the lead composer of the play, and delivers this latest installment.

Oswego, NY – Education advocates are pleased with Governor Spitzer's approach to education.
Some are calling it "historic" and others say it sets New York in the right direction.
WRVO's Chris Ulanowski spoke to New York State United Teachers President Richard Iannuzzi and State School Boards Association President Tim Kremer about the governor's plan.

Syracuse, NY – The Chairman of the State Senate Judiciary Committee wants to "weed out" local town and village judges whose behavior on the bench is questionable.
Senator John Defrancisco of Syracuse is holding a public hearing to review possible reforms. He spoke to WRVO's Chris Ulanowski.

Oswego, NY – The State of the Union coverage from NPR can be heard this evening on the WRVO Stations along with analysis and the Democratic Response. Here's NPR's Ron Elving with a preview...

Oswego. NY – 2007 could be a banner year for education in New York State.
New York's new Governor Eliot Spitzer set the tone in his state of the state message last week.
The President of New York State United Teachers Agrees. WRVO's Chris Ulanowski spoke to Richard Iannuzzi about the year ahead.

Syracuse, NY – It's back to the drawing board in Onondaga County for a local law that would have raised the age to purchase cigarettes to 19.
Members of the county legislature met today to consider changes in the law but the session ended in disagreement.
WRVO's Chris Ulanowski spoke to legislator Bob Warner -- a co-sponsor of the so-called "Onondaga 19 " law.

Oswego, NY – Since its inception in 18th century England, hand bell choirs have become increasingly popular in the United States, especially during the holidays. For several years, a church group in Oswego has captured and presented the magic and camaraderie of bell ringing. WRVO's Mark Lavonier recently caught
up with the West Baptist Church Bell Choir, and delivers this audio postcard.

Oswego, NY – The Onondaga Nation is considering to open a cigarette factory. The plan could be dropped if a tax dispute with the State of New York over native-sold cigarettes is resolved.

Oswego, NY – The advocacy group, "Mental Hygiene Legal Services successfully filed a lawsuit that argued 12 convicted sex offenders, who had served their prison sentences, were denied due process when the Pataki administration ordered them held in a psychiatric facility. WRVO's Chris Ulanowski spoke to the group's Emmitt Creahan about a ruling in the case from the New York State Court of Appeals.

Oswego, NY – The Business Council of New York State has a new President. He's Kenneth Adams who served at the helm of the Brooklyn Cnamber of Commerce for 11 years.
Adams discusses his recent meeting with Governor-elect Eliot Spitzer and the Business Council's priorities.

Oswego, NY – At SUNY Oswego, students from several departments have been cultivating ideas for an ambitious theater production which will involve various forms of abstract sound and media. During this process, students are encourages to attend art or music oriented events to become inspired and educated. WRVO's Mark Lavonier accompanied a student to one of these events, and delivers another installment of our journet with members og the Squonk Opera Project.

Oswego, NY – There's disagreement about how clean Onondaga Lake will be following a massive project to stop the flow of contaminants into the lake and the removal of decades of industrial pollution that entered the five-mile long body of water.
In our third and final segment on Onondaga Lake, we hear the perspective of the Onondaga Nation, which considers Onondaga Lake sacred.
The Onondaga's legal counsel Joseph Heath spoke to WRVO's Chris Ulanowski.

Oswego, NY – The clean up of Onondaga Lake is well underway.
With the Onondaga Lake Partnership meeting for an update on the on-going effort, WRVO presents a three-part series on the clean up.
In part two, the Environmental Protection Agency's Region 2 Director Alan Steinberg spoke to WRVO's Chris Ulanowski.

Oswego, NY – Republican John McHugh has served in Congress for 14 years. He is seeking re-election again in New York's 23rd District. WRVO's Chris Ulanowski spoke to the veteran lawmaker.

Oswego, NY – The State of New York plans on opening a 10-million dollar umbilical cord blood bank center in Syracuse. The center will collect umbilical cord stem cells to help treat people with blood diseases.
State Senator John Defrancisco helped secure state funding for the project.
He spoke to WRVO's Chris Ulanowski.

Oswego, NY – Democrat Dr. Robert Johnson is challenging incumbent John McHugh for New York's 23rd Congressional District. Johnson spoke to WRVO's Chris Ulanowski to discuss the campaign and the issues.

Oswego New York – a coalition of groups will be giving away dictionaries to every third grader in Syracuse. It's hoped the move will help foster literacy. WRVO's Richard Annal spoke to project chair Karen Hawkins....

Oswego, NY – A few weeks ago, we heard from members of the Squonk Opera project at SUNY Oswego who are putting together a show that will combine abstract theater work, original music and what promises to be an expressive voyage into the highly creative minds of the students involved. We continue our discovery with director Jonel Langenfeld-Rial, who speaks with WRVO's Mark Lavonier about how students from the theater, graphic arts and music departments are forming their ideas.

Oswego, NY – Good government groups today say political action committees may have violated New York State's campaign finance law by exceeding limits on how much money they are allowed to give. WRVO's Chris Ulanowski spoke to Rachel Leon of Common Cause about the group's findings.

Oswego, NY – The President of the National Collegiate Athletic Association participated in the "Louis A. Borrelli Junior Media Summit" at the State University of New York College at Oswego.
Myles Brand spoke to WRVO's Chris Ulanowski.

Oswego ,New York – Green Party Candidate Malachy Mccourt speaks to WRVO's Richard Annal. Mccourt is urging the people of Central New York not to waste their vote...and vote for him. Hear Mccourt's position on lobbyists...the war in Iraq...and settling the Campaign for Fiscal Equality lawsuit against the state and much much more.

Oswego, NY – The candidates say they are on friendly terms but blame out-of-town money for giving campaign ads in their congressional race a nasty tone.
Democrat Michael Arcuri and Republican Ray Meier are vying for the open 24th Congressional District seat. They both say they are disappointed about the negative ads but also argue that they can do little to influence them.
Political Analyst John Robert Greene of Cazenovia College says that claim is far from the truth. Greene spoke to WRVO's Chris Ulanowski.

Oswego, NY – The head of the State University of New York is encouraging students to stay away from alcohol. Chancellor John Ryan says excessive student drinking, such as binge drinking during pub crawls or off-campus drinking parties, leads to death, injury and sexual assaults.
The Chancellor is raising the issue this week as part of SUNY's Alcohol Awareness Week. WRVO's Chris Ulanowski spoke to Chancellor Ryan about the effort.

Oswego, NY – A practical guide on the candidates' positions on key issues will soon be available for voters. But the candidates are increasingly reluctant to respond.
WRVO's Chris Ulanowski spoke to Project Vote Smart's Carolyn Holmes.