News

Oswego, NY – WRVO's Elizabeth Christensen speaks with Common Cause New York Executive Director Rachel Leon about campaign finances in the 24th District Congressional race.

Oswego,NY – This Friday's fundraising visit to Utica by Vice President Dick Cheney for Congressional candidate Ray Meier is expected to draw a large number of protestors.

WRVO's Chris Ulanowski spoke to Jeff Miller, who is organizing the protest.

Oswego, NY – WRVO's Elizabeth Christensen talks to minister Ed Putnam, who is challenging Republican Will Barclay for the 124th District Assembly seat.

Syracuse, NY – WRVO's Elizabeth Christensen talks to Empire Pride Agenda Executive Director Alan VanCappelle about the 4 to 2 ruling against gay marriage.

Syracuse, NY – WRVO's Elizabeth Christensen reports on three new farmers markets in the Central New York region that will bring farm fresh produce to under served communities.

Oswego, NY – In 1977 an article in the Soho Weekly wrote, "Liv Ullman's door is wide open." - which quickly becomes apparent through a new book of insightful and candid conversations with one of cinema's greatest acheivers - writer, actor, director and humanitarian Liv Ullman. Central New York author Robert Emmet Long edited the new collection and met with WRVO's Mark Lavonier to talk about the book.

Syracuse, NY – Two leaders of Syracuse Stage are leaving the regional theatre.
Producing Director Jim Clark and Artistic Director Robert Moss have announced that they are leaving their jobs for new endeavors. Robert Moss spoke to WRVO's Chris Ulanowski.

Oswego, NY – 41-years ago, three Boston-area friends entered a cave in Dolgeville in New York's Mohawk Valley. One of them never made it back. He died in the cave after he became stuck.
The remains of James Mitchell have been in the cave ever since.
Dolgeville native Christian Lyon, a Los Angeles actor, musician and documentary maker, has organized an effort to retrieve James Mitchell's remains. WRVO's Chris Ulanowski spoke to Lyon about the retrieval effort.

Oswego, NY – The sharp increase in violent crime as reported by the FBI has experts and officials looking for answers. One idea that has been floating around for several years is to legalize drugs and have government regulate the drug trade.
Peter Christ of Cazenovia, NY is a retired police captain who has been a proponent of drug legalization since the early 1990's. He's with the group "Law Enforcement Against Prohibition." WRVO's Chris Ulanowski spoke with Christ.

Oswego, NY – Joan Loveridge-Sanbonmatsu knows how war time can lead to anti-foreigner hysteria in this country. The Professor Emeritus at SUNY Oswego has written an oral history of five Japanese-American women forced into confinement during World War Two.
WRVO's Chris Ulanowski spoke to the author about her latest work, "Imperial Valley Nisei Women: Transcending Poston."

Oswego, NY – Democratic Gubernatorial front-runner Eliot Spitzer this week released his six-billion dollar property tax relief plan. Spitzer says he would pay for it by eliminating 11-billion dollars in state spending.
His Democratic rival, Tom Souzzi, is wasting no time in picking Spitzer's plan apart. He spoke to WRVO's Chris Ulanowski.

Syracuse, NY – The Syracuse Peace Council is celebrating 70-years of activism.
The Peace Council formed in 1936 at the height of the depression and the "New Deal" politics of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
Sam Feld joined the Peace Council in the 1950's. He still remains active in the organization. WRVO's Chris Ulanowski asked the 87-year old why he became involved.

Vernon, NY – State Regulators say harness racing may resume at Vernon Downs this summer... if the owners of the track finish some key projects.

WRVO's Elizabeth Christensen has more.

Oswego, NY – Advocates for people with HIV/Aids gathered in Syracuse NY to speak about the 25th anniversary of the first known cases of the illness.

Oswego – Gubernatorial candidate Eliot Spitzer took time out from his cross state bus campaign to speak with WRVO's Richard Annal

Oswego, NY – The state's hihgest court is hearing arguments in a case filed on behalf of gays and lesbians who have been denied marriage licenses.

As it stands now, the state's domestic relations and marriage laws do not apply to same sex couples.

As lawyers on both sides of the case argue in court, same sex partners statewide anxiously await the court decision.

WRVO's Elizabeth Christensen spoke to one such couple.

Oswego, NY – U-S Senator Hillary Clinton has a lock on the state democratic nomination as the New York democrat seeks re-election this year.
But a new Zogby International poll found that if she were to face a challenge from an anti-war candidate in the fall campaign, she could find herself in a real battle for re-election.
WRVO's Chris Ulanowski spoke to pollster John Zogby about the poll findings.

Oswego, NY – The regulations governing water levels on Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River have remained the same since they were first enacted almost 50-years ago. The regulations could change soon under recommendations released this week by a study board commissioned by the International Joint Commission.
Tony Eberhardt is the U-S General Manager of the Study Board. WRVO's Chris Ulanowski spoke to him about the group's recommendations.

Oswego, NY – U-S Senator Hillary Clinton has a lock on the State Democratic Party nomination as the New York Democrat seeks re-election this year.
But a new Zogby International poll found that if she were to face a challenge from an anti-war candidate in the fall campaign, she could find herself in a real battle for re-election.
WRVO's Chris Ulanowski spoke to pollster John Zogby about the poll findings.

Fulton, NY – Peter Noone gained fame at age 15 as "Herman" in the legendart British-Invasion band, "Herman's Hermits". He has kept entertaining through the years...whether in concert venues, acting on Broadway or in guest-starring roles on prime time television. He's performing in Fulton, NY on Saturday, May 27 as part of their Memorial Day salute. WRVO's Mark Lavonier spoke with him about his career.

Oswego, NY – Nassau County Executive Tom Souzzi faces an up-hill battle to win the State Democratic Party nomination for Governor against State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer. Spitzer holds a wide lead over Souzzi in the polls and in campaign fundraising. Still, Souzzi remains enthusiastic and says he will continue to wage a primary campaign against Spitzer.
This week, Souzzi proposed an economic plan to revitalize Upstate New York. WRVO's Chris Ulanowski spoke to the candidate.

Oswego, NY – Opponents of the proposed "New York Regional Interconnect" high voltage power line project are joining forces with local officials to stop the company.

They say NYRI's line, which would bisect the Mohawk Valley, would ruin the view and the local economy.

NYRI is countering that claim, saying hundreds of jobs will be created when the line is built.

But as WRVO's Elizabeth Christensen reports, the opponents aren't buying it.

Oswego, NY – A top state lawmaker whose investigation lead to changes in the way development rights were awarded for property along the New York State Canal System is questioning Governor Pataki's proposed legislation to separate the State Canal Corporation from the New York State Thruway Authority.
Richard Brodsky is the Chairman of the Assembly's Committee on Corporate Authorities and Commissions. He spoke to WRVO's Chris Ulanowski.

Syracuse, NY – Democrat Dan Maffei has been campaigning for Upstate New York's 25th Congressional District for months. Today, he formally announced his campaign against incumbent Republican Jim Walsh. WRVO's Chris Ulanowski spoke to Maffei about his candidacy.
( Maffei still faces a possible primary against Rochester-area lawyer Paloma Capanna.)

Oswego, NY – Jonathon Tasini knows he's a long short for the Democratic Party Nomination for U.S. Senate in New York. But that hasn't kept him from taking his anti-war message on the road as he bicycles across New York on his way to Buffalo for the State Democratic Nominating Convention. WRVO's Chris Ulanowski spoke to the candidate.

Oswego, NY – WRVO's Elizabeth Christensen reports on New York Regional Interconnects plan to build a high voltage power line that would stretch from Utica, South to Orange County.

Syracuse, NY – For the first time since agreement was reached on the expansion of the Carousel Center Mall in Syracuse, one of the leading critics of Pyramid Companies founder Robert Congel is publically speaking out against last week's proposed deal.
State Senator John Defrancisco has long criticized Congel and is proposal to build what's supposed to be the Destiny USA mega-mall project for lacking specifics.
The state lawmaker says nothing has changed. He spoke to WRVO's Chris Ulanowski.

Syracuse, NY – Figurative drawing has experienced a bit of a decline in recent years as more artists turned to abstract art and computer-generated art. Syracuse University Professor of Studio Art, Jerome Whitkin , figure drawing is making a comeback. He spoke to WRVO's Chris Ulanowski.

Utica, NY – As Memorial Day and the traditional beginning of the summer travel season draw near, New Yorkers will be taking to the road.
Along the way, Empire State travelers will be able to eat their way across the state, sampling regional cuisines from Buffalo wings to Coney Island hot dogs.
Freelance reporter David Hollis previews a local food favorite and the festival this weekend that celebrates it.

Oswego, NY – The historic Oswego City Library is undergoing an 8-and-a-half million dollar renovation. Although completion is over a year away a new campaign is hoping to raise money for the building....while at the same time restoring a sense of pride to the community.
WRVO's Richard Annal prepared this report..

Pages