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8:50am

Fri January 7, 2005
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North Country Housing Market

Oswego, NY – A year ago, it wasn't too hard to find an apartment in Jefferson County. There were plenty of houses for sale too. But the housing market has shifted dramatically since Army officials announced eight months ago that a new brigade would come to Fort Drum. WRVO's Skye Rohde takes a closer look at the state of the county's real estate market.

2:39pm

Thu January 6, 2005
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Pundits Respond to Govenor's State of the State message

Oswego, NY – WRVO's Elizabeth Christensen speaks to SUNY Cortland political science professor Robert Spitzer about Governor Pataki's State of the State address.

3:17pm

Thu December 30, 2004
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Feature Interview: Megan Scott

Oswego, NY – Six students from the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry are traveling today to the Caribbean to put their engineering skills to work. They will spend more than two weeks on the island of Dominica, where they will install a hydroelectric generator and lead workshops. Sophomore Megan Scott spoke with WRVO's Skye Rohde about the students' project.

12:24pm

Wed December 29, 2004
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John Weeks: The Nature of a Naturalist

Oswego, NY – You may have heard the commentaries of John Weeks on "The Nature of Things" on WRVO's Morning Edition Friday. For over two decades, his weekly broadcast has taken us on a guided tour of the forests, rivers, and wildlife in our region, as well as the occasional nature walk in our backyard.

John's early fascination with our world has led to a career in environmental advocacy that has spanned over 60 years.

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9:21am

Thu December 23, 2004
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Sign Language Interpreter Program

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2:59pm

Fri December 17, 2004
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Feature Interview: Steve Glamuzina

Oswego, NY – It's been over a year-and-a-half since New York State officials decided to allow liquor sales on Sundays. Steve Glamuzina is president of the Empire State Liquor Store Association. He told WRVO's Skye Rohde that, despite recent opposition from some liquor store owners in the Albany area, the policy is a good one.

10:25am

Fri December 17, 2004
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Golden Era of Onondaga Lake

Syracuse, NY – Onondaga Lake in Syracuse NY is one of the dirtiest waterways in the nation. It wasn't like that more than a century ago. Then, resorts dotted its shorelines. Author Donald Thompson , a retired teacher, has captured the lake's glory days in "The Golden Age of Onondaga Lake Resorts" first published in 2002. He's out with an expanded third printing. He spoke about it with WRVO's Chris Ulanowski.

8:55am

Wed December 15, 2004
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Feature Interview: Jill Tiefenthaler

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8:51am

Tue December 14, 2004
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Venison Donation Coalition

Syracuse, NY – Today may mark the end of the firearm hunting season, but the deer are still plentiful in upstate New York. Roadside deer kills are one result. But the overpopulation also means more deer meat is made available to the region's poor, thanks to a statewide network of hunters, meat processors and food banks called the Venison Donation Coalition. WRVO's Skye Rohde has this report about the organization, which aims to give local food pantries more than 2,500 pounds of venison this season.

7:41am

Wed December 8, 2004
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NOWNYS has a new President

Oswego, NY – The New York State Chapter of the National Organization for Women has elected a new President. She is Marcia Pappas, who is currently "Now's" Albany chapter president. She replaces Kathryn Lake Mazierski.

Pappas promises to be a different kind of keader and restore some of the assertiveness from "Now's" early days almost 40-years ago. Pappas spoke with WRVO's Chris Ulanowski.

9:51am

Mon December 6, 2004
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Mid-York Bookmobile to End Service

Utica, NY – The bookmobile is a staple of many a childhood in upstate New York. Big old busses modified to hold thousands of books rumbled into town regularly over the decades. A few still do. But later this month, the Mid-York Library System will shut down its 42-year-old bookmobile service. WRVO's Skye Rohde reports on the reasons for the closure and the impact it will have.

8:47am

Fri December 3, 2004
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Extended Feature Interview: Maura Welch

Oswego, NY – A 16-year-old from Syracuse has been recognized for her work fighting global poverty. Yesterday Maura Welch was one of four teen across the country who received a Global Action Award from the nonprofit organization NetAid. Welch has been speaking out against child labor and raising money for children in Third World countries since she attended the Student Conference for Human Rights at the United Nations five years ago. She spoke with WRVO's Skye Rohde about her work.

11:38am

Thu December 2, 2004
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Renaissance Madrigal Banquet

Oswego, NY – Most holiday dinners consist of in-laws, kids, turkey, yams and pumpkin pie. There's at least one that's a little different. WRVO's Kate Percival has this report aboout the Renaissance Madrigal Banquet.

The banquet will be held December 4-5 at the State University College at Oswego.

8:58am

Thu December 2, 2004
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Roswell Park Cancer Institute's Paintbox-Project

Oswego, NY – Many people will be sending holiday greeting cards to friends and family in the coming weeks. A slew of non-profit groups now offer greeting cards that support a particular cause.
This year, patients at Buffalo's Roswell Park Cancer Institute are creating cards that will help raise the funds needed for research.
WRVO's Elizabeth Christensen spoke with Kendra Smith, who was treated at Roswell for brain cancer as a teenager and whose artwork is featured on some of the cards.

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11:47am

Wed December 1, 2004
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CNY World Aids Day

Oswego, NY – All across New York, county health departments and non-profit groups are running ads urging people to get tested for HIV and to know the facts about how the disease is spread.

WRVO's Elizabeth Christensen spoke with Michael Crinnin , the Executive Director of Aids Community Resources. He says most people know the facts already but that doesn't mean they're safe.

10:55am

Tue November 30, 2004
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NYS Releases Plan to Clean Up Onondaga Lake

Syracuse, NY – Officials with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation have unveiled a 449-million dollar plan to clean up Onondaga Lake near Syracuse.
The proposal would place most of the financial burden on Honeywell International, whose predecessor, Allied Signal, polluted the lake with mercury throughout the 20th century.
Elizabeth Christensen reports that not everyone is thrilled with the new plan.

8:29am

Tue November 30, 2004
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Feature Interview: Vivyan Adair

Oswego, NY – A Hamilton College professor has been named New York State Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation. Vivyan Adair is an associate professor of women's studies and director of a program called the ACCESS Project that gives low-income parents in the region access to higher education. She's also a single parent and former welfare recipient who dropped out of high school. WRVO's Skye Rohde spoke with Adair about her experiences.

9:31am

Tue November 23, 2004
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Hunger and Poverty in NYS

Oswego, NY – With the holiday season upon us, the Hunger Action Network of New York is launching a campaign to raise awareness about hunger and poverty in New York.
WRVO's Elizabeth Christensen spoke to Hunger Action Director Mark Dunlea about his group's effort to address not only the hunger problem but the underlying causes.

9:01am

Mon November 22, 2004
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Motto Sheet Music Collection

Fayetteville, NY – Sometimes we find treasures in the most unexpected places. Central New York is full of them. WRVO's Skye Rohde has this sound portrait of a sheet music collection at the Fayetteville Free Library, in the old Stickley factory on Orchard Street.

2:46pm

Tue November 16, 2004
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The Progressive Muslim Movement

Hamilton, NY – WRVO's Elizabeth Christensen speaks with Colgate professor Omid Safi, co-founder of the "Progressive Muslim Union of North America."

8:17am

Fri November 12, 2004
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40 Below Summit

Oswego, NY – This afternoon, more than 600 people will gather in Syracuse to talk about the "under 40" demographic in Central New York. It's the latest effort to bring together this group and to brainstorm ways young professionals can help revitalize the region and strengthen its offerings. WRVO's Skye Rohde has this report abut what some participants hope the 40 Below Summit will accomplish.

7:55am

Mon November 8, 2004
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Literacy Initiative

Syracuse, NY – One out of four Central New Yorkers cannot read above the eighth-grade level.
The Central New York Community Foundation wants to reverse that startling statistic.
It officially begins a literacy initiative dubbed "read ahead" at a luncheon today. Popular children's author Charles R. Smith Jr. is the keynote speaker. He spoke with WRVO's Chris Ulanowski.

1:18pm

Wed November 3, 2004
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Election Night

Oswego, NY – The final vote count isn't known yet, but the 2004 election inspired voters to register in record numbers. Whatever their political orientation, Central New York voters showed they wanted a say in who governs the country. WRVO's Skye Rohde spent election night in the city of Oswego and has this report.

12:43pm

Thu October 28, 2004
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In Their Own Words : David Walrath

Auburn, NY – Congressional candidate David Walrath speaks about the issues as part of WRVO's "In Their Own Words" series.

12:40pm

Thu October 28, 2004
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In Their Own Words: Jeff Miller

Oswego, NY – Congressional candidate Jeff Miller speaks about the issues as part of WRVO's "In Their Own Words" series.

(His opponent, incumbent Congressman Sherwood Boehlert is recovering from heart surgery and was not able to take part in this series.)

12:37pm

Wed October 27, 2004
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In Their Own Words: Randy Pellis

Oswego, NY – Candidate Randy Pellis speaks about the issues as part of WRVO's "In Their Own Words" series.

(Pellis' opponent, incumbent Assemblyman Robert Oaks did not respond to our request for an interview.)

12:35pm

Tue October 26, 2004
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In Their Own Words : Dave Valesky

Syracuse, NY – Candidate Dave Valesky speaks about the issues as part of WRVO's "In Their Own Words" series.

12:33pm

Tue October 26, 2004
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In Their Own Words : Nancy Larraine Hoffmann

Syracuse, NY – Senator Nancy Larraine Hoffmann speaks about the issues as part of WRVO's "In Their Own Words" series.

10:25am

Tue October 26, 2004
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NY Politicians Fail to Respond to National Political Awareness Test

Oswego, NY – Politicians running for elected office this year have one of the poorest response rates to a national political awareness test.
The survey, sponsored by the non-partisan Project Vote Smart, asked candidates for their positions on key issues. New York politicians had a survey response rate of 25 percent. WRVO's Chris Ulanowski asked Project Vote Smart Senior Advisor Adelaide Elm what the findings say about the willingness of candidates to openly state their positions.

11:37am

Mon October 25, 2004
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In Their Own Words : Tim Gorman

Syracuse, NY – Candidate Tim Gorman speaks about the issues as part of WRVO's "In Their Own Words" series.

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