Oswego, NY – Grant Reeher speaks with Bob Wojnar, the national sales manager for Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery in the Finger Lakes. Bob provides a fascinating background of the development of wine making in the area, why the area does better with certain kinds of grapes, and the place of wine in the economic development of the region. The conversation spans the wine universe, from the finer points of local "terroir" to the wine slushy at the State Fair.
Oswego, NY – The Nine Mile 1 and James A. Fitzpatrick nuclear power plants in Oswego County have the same water-boiling reactors and containment design as the Fukushima plant in Japan (the Nine Mile 2 plant has a newer model of the reactor and containment design). Fukushima is one of the plants that had a partial meltdown following the major earthquake and tsunami that hit the country late last week.
Rochester, NY – With oil prices skyrocketing, transportation companies around the country are struggling to cope with higher fuel costs. But as the Innovation Trail's Zack Seward reports, a Rochester company is using nanotechnology to help ease the pain.
SYRACUSE, NY – In an interview with WRVO's Michael Benjamin, Syracuse Teachers Association President Kevin Ahern discusses the effects of the city Board of Education decision to cut 580 jobs, including 140 teaching positions.