Independence Day

Tuned to Yesterday Independence Day Special

Jul 4, 2016

Tuned to Yesterday's Independence Day Special

Featuring  Columbia Presents Corwin "Home for the Fourth" 7/4/44 CBS, You Are There "The Signing Of The Declaration Of Independence" 7/4/48 CBS.

Tuned To Yesterday features programs from radio's golden era. Drama, Comedy, Western, Sci-Fi and more. Produced by Mark Lavonier.

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Oswego County celebrated its bicentennial over the Independence Day weekend. A float with historic county officials glided through the annual Oswego parade, the Oswego Stamp Club sold special historic stamps noting the bicentennial and later in the day residents gathered at the historic Fort Ontario for a picnic and presentation.

The Capitol Steps: 4th of July Edition

Jul 1, 2016
Capitol Steps

This Independence Day, celebrate our country by helping the Capitol Steps make fun of it! You don't need to be your own publicist to proclaim laughter is exactly what this election needs!

So clap your hands as the Capitol Steps take on The Donald, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and all the other newsmakers in this hour-long special. With this much material to work with, this special will be huge!

Listen this coming Sunday, July 3 at 7 p.m. on Public Radio Presents.

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Fireworks are a staple of Fourth of July celebrations. But one statewide organization is worried about sparks that will start flying in backyard pyrotechnics displays this weekend.

More fires are reported on July 4th than any other day of the year, according to the Fireman’s Association of New York State. And 60 percent of all fireworks injuries happen in the weeks immediately before and after the holiday.  

Pretty much everything lights up on the 4th of July

Jul 4, 2013
Ryan Delaney / WRVO

Communities across central and northern New York this week are playing with glow sticks, grilling hot dogs and looking up at the night sky to watch a fireworks display.

Here's a postcard from Wednesday evening's Independence Day festivities at Emerson Park in Auburn, N.Y.

It's a national tradition for naturalization ceremonies for new U.S. citizens to be performed on Independence Day. This year,  a Fort Drum soldier participated in a ceremony at the White House on July 4.