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10:24am

Fri September 19, 2014
Business

Astorino says business climate in NY state is grim

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Rob Astorino for Governor

Republican candidate for governor Rob Astorino received a mostly polite reception from the state’s biggest business lobby at their annual meeting in Lake George.

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7:57am

Fri September 19, 2014
Research News

The Poor Don't Always Benefit From Democracy, Mortality Rates Show

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7:04am

Fri September 19, 2014
Around the Nation

Hearse Convoy Gets Set To Enter Hell

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6:57am

Fri September 19, 2014
Around the Nation

Traveling Videogame Museum Gets Permanent Home

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6:24am

Fri September 19, 2014
Health

Concerns over care from veterans toward Syracuse VA

Navy veteran Bob Stewart, left, and Brad Edwards listen during a town hall on the VA medical center in Syracuse Thursday.
Ryan Delaney WRVO

The Syracuse Veterans Affairs Medical Center got an invited earful from veterans about their care. The hospital hosted a town hall on Thursday.

The first question at a town hall-style meeting in the basement of the V.A. came from Navy veteran Bob Stewart. It was not in high praise of the V.A.

Stewart was denied coverage for surgery on his knee, so he had to pay out of pocket at a private hospital.

"I could afford to do that. There are so many veterans out there that can’t afford to do things like that. And something needs to be done about it," he said.

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5:34am

Fri September 19, 2014
Health

Keeping the pounds off with sleep

A growing body of research is linking obesity to sleep deprivation. This week on “Take Care,” WRVO's weekly health and wellness show, hosts Linda Lowen and Lorraine Rapp speak with Dr. Eve Van Cauter, a physician and the director of the University of Chicago's Sleep, Metabolism and Health center, about why people feel hungry when they are tired and haven't had enough sleep.

Lorraine Rapp: Why is there a tendency to overeat when we’re tired?

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5:02am

Fri September 19, 2014
NPR Story

How Much Pressure Is The U.S. Really Putting On Iran?

Originally published on Fri September 19, 2014 7:57 am

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5:02am

Fri September 19, 2014
Business

'Portland, Maine' Is Tim McGraw's Break Up Song

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Well, if you got the last word, I guess that makes this the last, last word in business. And today, it is Portland, as in Portland, Maine. That's the port city about 100 miles north of Boston.

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5:02am

Fri September 19, 2014
Business

General Mills To Close 2 Plants, Hundreds To Be Let Go

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3:25pm

Thu September 18, 2014
Regional Coverage

St. Lawrence County couple accused of kidnapping Amish girls indicted on federal charges

U.S. Attorney Richard Hartunian announced federal charges against Stephen Howells, Jr. and Nicole Vaisey at a press conference in Syracuse
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A St. Lawrence County couple, accused of kidnapping two Amish sisters, has been indicted on federal child sexual exploitation and child pornography charges. The indictment shows that the pair is also accused of exploitation of a third child.

Twenty-five-year-old Nicole Vaisey and 39-year-old Stephen Howells, Jr. already face state charges for allegedly kidnapping the sisters from their rural family farm stand in St. Lawrence County last month. A five-count federal indictment handed down this week also accuses the couple of sexual exploitation of another girl starting in 2012.  

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9:19am

Thu September 18, 2014
Regional Coverage

Syracuse learning more about its homeless population

Syracuse city officials are trying to learn more about their city’s homeless population. The city council held a hearing on the issue Wednesday evening.

One night this week, 527 people slept in a handful of homeless shelters – or in overflow hotel rooms – in the city of Syracuse. Charities that work with the homeless estimate another two dozen chose to sleep outside.

The city is on track to have one of its highest homeless populations in years.

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7:50am

Thu September 18, 2014
Race

Jacqueline Woodson On Being A 'Brown Girl' Who Dreams

Originally published on Fri September 19, 2014 2:37 pm

Author Jacqueline Woodson reads from her newest novel, Sept. 15.
Kat Chow NPR

The first time author Jacqueline Woodson says she really understood poetry — and loved it — was after reading Langston Hughes in elementary school.

"Until then, I thought it was some code that older white people used to speak to each other. I didn't know what was going on with the line breaks and the words," Woodson recalls. "Once the floodgates opened, they opened."

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7:50am

Thu September 18, 2014
Animals

Dog From Philadelphia Ends Up In Oregon Shelter

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7:50am

Thu September 18, 2014
Around the Nation

High School Reconsiders Student's Yearbook Photo

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6:44am

Thu September 18, 2014
Politics and Government

Judge says redistricting proposal cannot be described on ballot as independent

New York state's 2012 Assembly map.
New York State Board of Elections

A judge has ruled that the wording on a November ballot item making changes to New York‘s redistricting process is biased and must be altered before Election Day.

The Supreme Court judge ruled that language describing a new board created to oversee redistricting in New York as independent is misleading and must be struck from the amendment’s description.

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5:30am

Thu September 18, 2014
Politics

Pro-Cuomo ad criticized for photoshopping opponent's son out of picture

Rob Astorino (second from left) greets supporters while in Oswego earlier this week.
Gino Geruntino WRVO

This election season seems to feature more than the usual amount of negative ads, with television spots painting opponents in a dark light. But an ad that criticized a candidate’s choice of football team may have backfired when controversy arose over a picture that was altered to cut out his son.

Viewers of the most recent Buffalo Bills game saw an ad, sponsored by Erie County Democrats, that criticized Republican candidate Rob Astorino for being a Miami Dolphins fan.

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4:00pm

Wed September 17, 2014
Station Announcement

Marketplace Morning Report changes this Monday

There are a few changes coming to your mornings on WRVO. The Marketplace Morning Report, regularly heard Monday through Friday at 5:51 a.m. and 6:51 a.m., will move starting on Monday, September 22. It will now be heard at 6:51 a.m. and 8:51 a.m.

This change is part of a partnership between Morning Edition and Marketplace, allowing for the best possible coverage of business and economics news. MMR will take the place of NPR's business news segment (now heard at 7:51 a.m. and 9:51 a.m.).

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7:47am

Wed September 17, 2014
Politics

Astorino says policy changes, hydrofracking can help upstate New York economy thrive

Republican candidate for governor Rob Astorino was in Oswego to talk about his policies.
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Republican candidate for governor Rob Astorino was in Oswego Tuesday to meet with supporters, including Assemblyman Will Barclay, to discuss his plans for office if elected. One of the many topics he covered was the need to regrow the upstate economy, including leveraging the region's residents and location to help spur economic development.

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7:25am

Wed September 17, 2014
World

Royal Canadian Air Force Tries To Keep Aging Fleet Flying

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7:25am

Wed September 17, 2014
Europe

Police Try To Nab Thief Who Steals Flowers From Graves

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6:27am

Wed September 17, 2014
Education

Education center to be built in Syracuse's Inner Harbor

Syracuse's Inner Harbor will house a center for SUNY ESF and OCC.
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The latest projects slated for Syracuse’s Inner Harbor focus on education.  Gov. Andrew Cuomo joined county and city officials Tuesday to announce a state grant for the new SUNY Water Research and Educational Center.

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6:24am

Wed September 17, 2014
Politics and Government

Future of fracking will influence November election for governor

A fracking well in northern Pennsylvania
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The issue of hydrofracking played a role in the recent Democratic primary for governor in New York, and those who oppose the gas drilling process hope it will influence the general election, as well.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, once on a fast track to begin the natural gas drilling process known as hydraulic fracturing in New York, has put his decision on hold while his administration is conducting a health review that began two years ago. Cuomo, asked about the future of fracking in the state one day after the Democratic primary, said he’s still reserving judgment.

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6:15am

Wed September 17, 2014
NPR Story

Sen. Kaine's Bill Would Limit Obama's Options Against ISIS

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The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the nation's highest military officer, said he would recommend putting U.S. troops on the ground to fight ISIS if airstrikes are not enough to defeat the militant group.

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6:15am

Wed September 17, 2014
NPR Story

Netropolitan: Facebook For Rich People

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And today's last word in business is social media for the 1 percent. Yesterday, a new social networking site called Netropolitan launched.

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5:02am

Wed September 17, 2014
NPR Story

Congress Thrust Into Election-Year Debate Over ISIS Plan

Originally published on Wed September 17, 2014 7:50 pm

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, and Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, defend the president's strategy before the Senate Armed Services Committee.
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With just days to go until Congress is expected to go home until November, the House and Senate are moving quickly to pass legislation that would authorize the Obama administration's strategy to fight the so-called Islamic State group. The election year debate over the president's request is showing divisions that go beyond party lines.

There are Republicans like Rep. Chris Gibson of New York, who says he can't support a plan with language drafted by members of his own party. Gibson says right now, there's no political partner in Syria to broker an agreement with.

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5:02am

Wed September 17, 2014
NPR Story

Gaza's Fate Rests On Whether Hamas And Fatah Can Co-Exist

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5:02am

Wed September 17, 2014
NPR Story

Congressional Panels Chastise NHTSA Over GM Ignition Problems

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7:31am

Tue September 16, 2014
Asia

Chinese City Creates Sidewalk Lane For Smartphone Users

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7:31am

Tue September 16, 2014
Around the Nation

Funeral Home Offers Drive-Thru Lane To View Loved One

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5:16am

Tue September 16, 2014
NPR Story

NFL Proposes Plan To Stop Domestic Violence By Its Players

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