Michael S. Ameigh

General Manager, WRVO Public Media

Michael oversees all aspects of station operations including administration, programming and operations, development, and technical operations.  He also serves as Assistant Provost for Operations, State University of New York at Oswego.

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9:26pm

Mon April 21, 2014
Energy

The next decade in renewable energy

Participants at 'Renewable Energy: What to Expect in the Next Ten Years."
Jerry Klineberg

Renewable Energy: What to Expect in the Next Ten Years
Symposium held April 4, 2014
The Links at East Syracuse

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10:30am

Sun January 12, 2014
Environment

Frog Wranglers

Green Frog captured to observe for possible parasites, virus and other disease.
Credit Michael Ameigh, WRVO

On a hot, humid evening in July, 2013, a group of volunteers descended on an autumnal pool on the grounds of SUNY Oswego's Rice Creek Biological Field Station to collect frog specimens with SUNY Oswego Biological Sciences professor Jennifer Olori.  Pestered by swarms of mosquitoes and serenaded by songbirds including an elusive Wood Thrush, the group captured bullfrogs, green frogs and peepers for observation including taking weight and size measurements, determining gender, and collecting skin swabs and toe clippings (harmless to the frog as toes quickly regenerate) for laboratory analysis

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5:14am

Wed January 8, 2014
The Upstate Economy

Block by Block: Revitalizing Oswego's Neighborhoods

A home on West Fifth Street in Oswego, NY.
Credit Leah Landry / WRVO

Describes an initiative by residents of the city of Oswego, in central New York State, intended to revitalize neighborhoods, raise housing values, reconstitute a tax base adequate to fund city services and build community pride, block by block.

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10:45am

Tue April 23, 2013
Energy

Planning for a Net Zero Energy Footprint

Nearly 400 attended the 9th annual Energy in the 21st Century symposium.
Credit Klineberg Photography/Syracuse

Ninth Annual Symposium on Energy in the 21st Century
Friday, April 12, 2013
The Links at Erie Village, East Syracuse, N.Y.

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4:33pm

Fri April 12, 2013
Environment

Invasion - Landscapes in Crisis

Invasion: Landscapes in Crisis describes the effects of deer-browsing, buck rubbing and other environmental threats to plants and trees in and around Cornell Plantations Botanical Gardens and Arboretum at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY.

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1:51pm

Mon November 5, 2012
Innovative Aging Technology

Innovative Aging Symposium

Creating and Sustaining the Academic-Clinical-Business Partnerships that Drive Innovation for Aging in Place

A panel discussion moderated by Catherine Loper, WRVO Director of News and Public Affairs; Thursday, October 11, 2012; IMPARA/Menorah Park, Dewitt, NY

Organized by WRVO Public Media, the SUNY Oswego Metro Center and IMPARA of Central New York

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2:44pm

Wed October 17, 2012
-From The Soil with Sollecito

Weather or Not

Jim Sollecito

Did you know a Quaking Aspen, one of the lovliest trees in the fall landcape, can predict the weather? Keen observers note weather changes underway just by listening to trees.  Jim has a better method: he keeps changing channels on the TV until he sees a forecast he likes.  Here are some natural things to look for that may help you predict the weather in your neighborhood.

2:37pm

Wed October 17, 2012
-From The Soil with Sollecito

Dig, Drop and Done

Jim Sollecito

Jim has a rule when he bites into a really hot pepper sprout in one of Megan's five-alarm hot shot panini sandwiches while lunching out on the job;  'stop, drop, and roll.'  After recovery he then stumbles back to the flower bed to resume planting those spring bulbs.  The rule there is 'dig, drop, and done.'  It's really simple, and guaranteed to bring many springtimes of pleasure.

2:17pm

Wed October 17, 2012
-From The Soil with Sollecito

Love 'em and Leave 'em

Fall is the time of year you can be a heartbreaker without remorse.  Love 'em, then leave 'em.  Be a landscape Casanova or Cleopatra with a lawn rake and a lawn mower.  Shower those favorite leafy shrubs and trees with your attention and affection from spring through summer and then, when autumn leaves start to fall, mulch them into your lawn.  No tears will be shed and your lawn will love you for it. 

2:06pm

Wed October 17, 2012
-From The Soil with Sollecito

Get the PHD

Jim Sollecito

And you thought getting a PHD would take years of hanging around the library when all you needed to do was go outside to dig a hole.  For that you DO need a PHD - a Post Hole Digger.  Making that hole productive for a new planting does require a bit of art and a science, but there are no early morning classes or exams to sleep through. So get your PHD and start planting!  Your landscape will be ready to enjoy by spring break.

1:53pm

Wed October 17, 2012
-From The Soil with Sollecito

Needles, Leaves and Lights

Jim Sollecito

"Lights, Conifers, Action!"  That's what they shouted in Hollywood just before they shot the last scene in 'White Christmas' (well, something like that, surely).  Now you can be the director of your very own holiday special by bringing your home landscape to a dazzle with holiday lighting that repels deer.  Better yet, make it a double feature starting with fall colors that razzle as well as dazzle.

1:40pm

Wed October 17, 2012
-From The Soil with Sollecito

Cutting Edge

Jim talks about his trip to Washington, D.C. to see the White House Rose Garden and Michelle Obama's Kitchen Garden.  Listen to his tale about how he donated his pocket knife to the Secret Service.  Looks like no more mumbly peg for Jim until Santa brings him a new one. 

1:30pm

Wed October 17, 2012
-From The Soil with Sollecito

Angel's Share

Jim Sollecito

When fruits, vegetables and other vegetation disappear from the landscape, old timers declare that's 'the angel's share.'  Other people blame deer - and they may just be onto something.  Fruits and vegetables will regenerate, but when trees and shrubs are damaged - by mice and other woodland creatures as well as deer - the damage can be permanent.  Jim has some ideas about how you can help protect your landscape from these pesky nibblers. 

1:21pm

Wed October 17, 2012
-From The Soil with Sollecito

Deer Munchies

Jim Sollecito

Fall is 'bulk up' time for deer.  You think they wreak havoc in spring and summer?  Fall is the peak of chow down time.  But you can do something to pull the plug on the gravy train in your back yard.  Jim has some ideas about how you can turn the herd around and keep them away from your plantings.

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Sat September 1, 2012
-From The Soil with Sollecito

You Are how you Plant

Jim Sollecito

Question: which of the following is the most sensible statement?
A) best time to do your landscape chores is on a hot, sunny day at noon.
B) best time to water your plants is on a hot, sunny day at noon.
C) best way to keep your landscape verdant and thriving is to ignore it.
D) best way to keep plants thriving is to place them where the sun and other natural conditions will work to their advantage as they become established.
(correct answer is D, unless you are a mad dog or an Englishman and inclined to take song lyrics by Noël Coward  literally)

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Sat September 1, 2012
-From The Soil with Sollecito

Fall Planting

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9:35pm

Fri August 31, 2012
-From The Soil with Sollecito

Fruits of Fall

Jim Sollecito

If you think Weeping Louisa is a character from the board game 'Clue,' think again.  Think ornamental flowering apple tree.  Think pink buds, yellow fruit.  Think how great such a tree would look in your landscape in relief against winter snow.  In this commentary learn how a little planning - and a little tree - can add interest and value to your little piece of heaven through four seasons.

6:32pm

Wed August 29, 2012
-From The Soil with Sollecito

Rachel's Coffee Filter Fixes

Rachel Sollecito

In this commentary, Jim's daughter Rachel describes lots of uses for disposable coffee filters in addition to filtering what she calls her vitamin 'C.'  Rachel will have you asking yourself 'Why didn't I think of that!"  She's a chip off the old block, and serious about taking care of the only planet we have.

4:45pm

Fri May 25, 2012
-From The Soil with Sollecito

Oh Deer

Question: Name a woodland creature that will leap a six foot chain link fence in a single bound to get to that luscious-looking vegetable garden on the other side but will not leap a four-foot slat-sided fence through which it cannot see.  If you said 'hippopotamus,' please review your field notes more thoroughly before attempting our next quiz.  If you answered 'deer,' you are correct.  Deer are smart - but you can outsmart them.  Here's how.

3:12pm

Fri May 25, 2012
-From The Soil with Sollecito

Water Those Plants

As the summer roles on, landscape and garden soil becomes drier from constant sun at its most intense.  Many plants go dormant, but that does not mean they are dead.  They are very much alive and will appreciate your occasional offer of liquid refreshment.  Water your plants during the cool part of the day to keep them happy.

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