New York in the World

4:10pm

Wed April 23, 2014
Station Announcement

'New York in the World' receives regional Edward R. Murrow award

Catherine Loper, Sidsel Overgaard and Mark Lavonier.
WRVO

“New York in the World,” a documentary produced by WRVO Public Media, has been awarded a 2014 regional Edward R. Murrow Award from the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA). The RTDNA has been honoring outstanding achievements in electronic journalism with the Edward R. Murrow Awards since 1971. Award recipients demonstrate the spirit of excellence that Murrow set as a standard for the profession of electronic journalism.

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11:46am

Thu February 13, 2014
Public Radio Presents

New York in the World

Join us Sunday, February 16 for an encore presentation of New York in the World. This documentary brings you stories of union workers in Buffalo, fashion designers in New York City, and farmers in the Finger Lakes - all talking about how they've found a place amid today's new economic realities.

From Niagara Falls to Long Island, from the North Country to the Southern Tier, Upstate, Downstate... we are nearly twenty million.

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1:01pm

Fri August 23, 2013
The Upstate Economy

New York in the World: Interview with Jonathan Bowles

Jonathan Bowles, Center for an Urban Future

The SUNY Levin Institute’s New York in the World report was prepared by the Center for an Urban Future headed by Jonathan Bowles. Bowles sat down with Garrick Utley to discuss the current state of New York's economy, and its future.

Garrick Utley:  Jonathan Bowles, you and your team worked on this report New York and the World for a long time. You examined the state of New York, the city of New York. What impression did you come away with in terms of the state of New York in the world today?

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12:59pm

Fri August 23, 2013
The Upstate Economy

Full documentary: New York in the World

New York in the World, the documentary hosted by Garrick Utley, is now available online. The full, hour-long broadcast, as well as the text of the documentary, is available below. Feel free to leave comments and share with others.

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6:34am

Fri August 23, 2013
The Upstate Economy

New York in the World: an old economic engine is new again

Doug Kerr Flickr

Back in the 1930s, when Finger Lakes resident Carl Mortensen was a kid, agriculture was his small town’s link to the rest of the state.

“New York City was full of horses,” Mortensen said. “They used horses for everything. And our big thing then was to put up oats, straw and hay and like that and ship it to New York City.”

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11:22am

Thu August 22, 2013
The Upstate Economy

New York in the World: the SUNY Levin Institute report

The SUNY Levin Institute conducted an in-depth study on New York state's competitive position in the world, and its ability to sustain and grow the standard and quality of life of its people.

New York in the World, our documentary, was inspired by this study.

The full report:

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6:34am

Thu August 22, 2013
The Upstate Economy

New York in the World: the home of Kodak tries to reinvent itself

The Kodak plant in Rochester
Onno Kluyt Flickr

As more and more young people flock to the world’s largest cities, smaller cities have had to struggle to keep up. Perhaps nowhere has this played out more dramatically than New York, a state housing one of the world’s most tempting urban centers.  But there are young people who do move to New York City, only to discover - sometimes to their own surprise - that success can be found back home.

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6:34am

Wed August 21, 2013
The Upstate Economy

New York in the World: How one New York City industry refashioned itself

Nanette Lepore Fall 2013 collection
FashionMingle

In 1950, New York City’s garment industry employed 300,000 workers. During the last several decades, those production jobs have all but disappeared. But the story of what happened next in this industry is dramatically different from others in cities elsewhere in the state.

Today, Fashion Week in New York City attracts nearly 250,000 visitors from around the world and has an economic impact on the city of of more than $750 million.

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6:34am

Tue August 20, 2013
The Upstate Economy

New York in the World: How one manufacturing plant survived

A sign greets visitors to the Tonawanda, NY powertrain plant.
Sidsel Overgaard/WRVO

In 1975, the workforce in several major cities in upstate New York had more than 40 percent of their jobs in manufacturing. Today, that number hovers around 10 percent. There are examples of manufacturers and workers in New York state who have found a place in our new global economy, but not without sacrifice.

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9:52am

Mon August 19, 2013
The Upstate Economy

New York in the World: The history behind the state's economy

Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller, circa 1960; Governor Andrew Cuomo
New York State Archives & governor.ny.org

All this week, we’ll be bringing you  a series of stories from the documentary about the state of the economy in New York state. "New York in the World" with Garrick Utley will air on WRVO Public Media  Sunday, August 25 at 7 p.m.

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