Oswego, NY – We'll hear about a coalition of urban agriculture advocates are hoping to find that new way to kick off a food revolution. In this week's Campbell Conversation, Grant Reeher speaks with Laura Nader, a Berkeley anthropologist, activist - and sister of former presidential candidate Ralph Nader, and in honor of Mother's Day, we'll hear one mom admit that she is a complete embarrassment to her kids. That and much more on WRVO's Weekly Edition.
Oswego, NY – Part of our series Global to Local: Immigration and Diaspora, Dr. Jessica Hester speaks with award-winning poet Li-Young Lee about how his experience as a Chinese American has influenced his writing.
Oswego, NY – A Cortland Alderman wants other common councilors to consider dissolving the city.
Fifth ward Alderman Dan Quail presented his proposal at a council meeting last night, May 4. He cites a 2008 study done by the New York State Commission on local government efficiency. The study looked at sharing services in Oneonta, Norwich and Cortland.
Quail says 13 percent of city residents are over 65 years old, and the median household income is $26,000. He says residents can't afford to wait for relief.
Oswego, NY – Onondaga County lawmakers approved a new 10-year deal to share sales tax money.
Legislative Chairman James Rhinehart says the biggest thing he was looking for among the several proposals was balance.
"I think during the course of this process, you did see some proposals, some concepts that were brought up that were extreme. But we looked at everything, and we dealt with everything and we got to this result which I think is all about balance," said Rhinehart.
Albany, NY – Governor Paterson, who has been threatening for days to include one day a week furloughs for state employees in the next emergency spending bill, says he's made up his mind to go through with it, and force a potential show down with the legislature.