Regional Coverage

10:33am

Fri November 16, 2007
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ACTS

Oswego, NY – Jasmyn Belcher reports on this organization called ACTS.

10:30am

Fri November 16, 2007
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Toy Danger

Oswego, NY – WRVO's Chris Ulanowski reports about warnings of hidden dangers in toys.

11:40am

Thu November 15, 2007
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Schumer calls for action on low water levels

Oswego, New York – U.S. Senator Charles Schumer is pushing for immediate action to address low water levels at the Port of Oswego.

WRVO's Jasmyn Belcher has the story.

10:41am

Wed November 14, 2007
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Songs of the Spirit

Oswego, NY – World renown progressive trombonist and composer Craig Harris will be in Central New York this evening, leading a group of artists in the interfaith, multicultural concert, "Songs of the Spirit" in Oswego. The tour of seven acts is visiting points across the state to promote tolerance and the connection all people have through the power of music. WRVO's Mark Lavonier spoke with Craig Harris to learn more about the show.

9:18am

Wed November 14, 2007
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Spitzer Drops in the Polls.

Oswego, NY – A Siena College Poll released on Tuesday shows support for Governor Spitzer is evaporating.
WRVO's Chris Ulanowski asked Siena Pollster Steven Greenberg about the findings.

8:07am

Tue November 13, 2007
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Albany Gridlock

Oswego, NY – Speculation mounts about the fate of Governor Spitzer's licensing plan for undocumented workers. Capitol Bureau Correspondent Karen DeWitt discusses this and other issues with WRVO's Chris Ulanowski.

11:08am

Fri November 9, 2007
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Destiny Hotel and Conference Complex

Syracuse, NY – The second phase of what's supposed to become the Destiny USA Retail and Tourism Destination is moving forward.

Developer Robert Congel has unveiled plans for a 450 Million dollar, 1,300 room hotel and convention center that will run on "Green Technology".

Chris Ulanowski interviewed outgoing Onondaga County executive, Nicholas Pirro, about the promise this project holds.

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1:53am

Mon November 5, 2007
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State lawmaker wants to regulate utilities

Oswego, New York – A Utica-area lawmaker is pushing for legislation aimed at reducing New York State's electricity costs.

WRVO's Jasmyn Belcher reports.

1:46am

Mon November 5, 2007
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Hinckley Reservoir Working Group

Oswego, New York – A task force aimed at monitoring the water levels at the Hinckley Reservoir is expected to meet for the first time.

The group, comprised of several state agencies...including the Mohawk Valley Water Authority, was formed in a response to the recent water crisis in Oneida County that lasted over two weeks.

The Water Authority's Executive Director, Patrick Becher, spoke with WRVO's Jasmyn Belcher.

10:43am

Fri November 2, 2007
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Cigarette Tax

Oswego, NY – The State Association of convenience stores is sharply critical today of Governor Spitzer's decision to drop plans to collect sales taxes on cigarettes and gasoline sold by Native American merchants to non-Indians.

The decision reneges on Spitzer's campaign promise last year and will result in the loss of an estimated 200 million dollars to the state.

WRVO's Chris Ulanowski spoke to the President of the Convenience Store Association....Jim Calvin.

12:34am

Tue October 30, 2007
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Governor Spitzer's License Plan

Oswego, NY – Governor Spitzer's Assistant Secretary for Public Safety is making the rounds -- speaking out in favor of his newly revised plan to allow illegal immigrants obtain New York driver's licenses.
Denise O'Donnell spoke to WRVO's Chris Ulanowski.

11:13am

Fri October 26, 2007
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County Clerks

Oswego, NY – In what might be the sharpest rebuke yet of Governor Spitzer's license plan for illegal immigrants, two Western New York county clerks say they will comply with the Governor's order. But illegal immigrants, who apply for a license at their DMV offices, face the risk of being arrested for violating US immigration law.

WRVO's Chris Ulanowski spoke to one of the clerks, Erie County's Kathleen Hochul.

11:06am

Fri October 26, 2007
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License Plan

Oswego, NY – More county clerks across the state say they'll refuse to comply with Governor Spitzer's license plan, which will make it easier for undocumented workers to obtain driver's licenses.

WRVO's Chris Ulanowski spoke to the President of the State County Clerks Association, Kathleen Marchione, about the controversy.

10:49am

Fri October 26, 2007
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Dealth Penalty

Oswego, NY – Both sides on the death penalty believe the debate over the issue in New York is over now that the state court of appeals refused to consider its 2004 ruling that nullified New York's capital punishment law.

David Kaczynski is the Executive Director of New Yorkers Against the Death Penalty. WRVO's Chris Ulanowski spoke to the death penalty opponent.

3:52am

Fri October 26, 2007
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Salt Piles up at Port of Oswego

10/26/07 – Visitors to Oswego's Harbor will notice something unusual, huge piles of road salt on both sides of the Oswego River on property owned by the Port Authority of Oswego. WRVO's Chris Ulanowski filed this report.

5:03am

Thu October 25, 2007
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Peter Sagal Interview

10/24/07 – Peter Sagal's credits include being a playwright, actor, travel writer, essayist, screenwriter and he is most well-known for being host of NPR's "Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me."

He's now also the author of a new book, "The Book of Vice. Very Naughty Things (And How To Do Them)." WRVO's Kate Percival had the opportunity to talk with Sagal, and asked him why he chose this particular subject.

2:01am

Thu October 25, 2007
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Civil rights group applauds Senate

Oswego, New York – A Civil rights organization is commending the state Senate for their efforts to prevent racist acts.

Khalid Bey is a spokesman for the Syracuse Chapter of the National Action Network...he spoke to WRVO's Jasmyn Belcher.

11:48am

Wed October 24, 2007
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NYS Regents Propose Record Education Funding

Oswego, NY – School aid in New York State could top more than $20 Billion for the first time.
The State Board of Regents is proposing a nearly $2 Billion increase in school aid for the 2008-09 fiscal year.
The Director of a conservative think-tank has some reservations about the spending. E-J McMahon of the Manhattan Institute's Empire Center for New York State Policy spoke to WRVO's Chris Ulanowski.

4:01am

Mon October 22, 2007
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Doctor ranking system gets a closer look

Oswego, New York – A proposed doctor ranking system is coming under fire from the state Attorney General and a statewide group of physicians.

WRVO's Jasmyn Belcher reports.

11:02am

Fri October 19, 2007
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Onondaga Lake

Syracuse, NY – Onondaga Lake had been labeled one of the most polluted bodies of water in the nation.
But as the Onondaga Lake Partnership holds its annual meeting, officials are expected to report that significant progress has been made to clean up the lake from decades of municipal and industrial pollution.
25th District Congressman Jim Walsh spoke to Chris Ulanowski about the clean up progress.

10:50am

Mon October 15, 2007
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World Food Day

Oswego, NY – Hunger advocates in New York State are gearing up for a busy month.
In recognition of World Food Day, events will raise awareness about hunger in the world and New York State. WRVO's Katherine Harrington reports.

5:38am

Fri October 12, 2007
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State agencies to address water management

Oswego, New York – Several state agencies are working to address water emergency management protocol in response to Oneida County's recent water crisis.

WRVO's Jasmyn Belcher reports.

11:09am

Thu October 11, 2007
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Assembly GOP ramps up opposition against Governor Spitzer

Oswego, NY – New York State Assembly Republicans are stepping up their opposition to Governor Spitzer's executive order that will allow undocumented workers to obtain New York State driver's license.
They unveiled a "County Clerks' Protection Act." WRVO's Chris Ulanowski spoke to Assembly Minority leader James Tedisco about the latest development.

5:40am

Mon October 8, 2007
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Canal system to close early

Oswego, New York – The agency that operates New York State's canal system is closing the navigation season a week earlier than planned because of dry conditions. WRVO's Jasmyn Belcher has more.

10:51am

Thu October 4, 2007
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Opponents react to Energy Dept. Decision on Transmission Corridors

Oswego, NY – The Bush Administration's decision to designate New York as one of two locations for a National Interest Electric Transmission Corridor is coming under fire from New York's elected officials.
The move would pave the way for New York Regional Interconnect's plan to build a high-voltage power line from Utica to the New York City region.
Community groups are also reacting. WRVO's Chris Ulanowski spoke to Paul Miller -- a member of "Communities Against Regional Interconnect.

2:18am

Thu October 4, 2007
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AFT endorses Clinton

Oswego, New York – Presidential hopeful Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton has gained the support of the American Federation of Teachers and the New York State United Teachers Union.

WRVO's Jasmyn Belcher spoke to NYSUT President and an AFT Vice President, Richard Iannuzzi about the endorsement.

12:31am

Wed October 3, 2007
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Governor Spitzer lashes out at his GOP critics

Oswego, NY – In a speech at Fordham University, New York Governor Eliot Spitzer accused Republicans of using what he calls "the politics of fear and selfishness" for criticizing his order to allow illegal immigrants and his support for a popular children's healthcare program.
Here's an excerpt.

4:42am

Tue October 2, 2007
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Excellus to offer new plan

Oswego, New York – A major upstate health insurer is working to reward its members for taking an active role in their health.

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield spokesman, Mark Ruszczyk explains the new "HealthyBlue" plan to WRVO's Jasmyn Belcher.

11:08am

Thu September 27, 2007
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McHugh supports SCHIP

Oswego, New York – A National policy debate is taking place over a popular healthcare program for children.

Many Democrats and Republicans alike are pitted against President Bush over funding for the State Children's Healthcare Program or SCHIP.

Northern New York Congressman John McHugh is a supporter is SCHIP...as he explains to WRVO's Jasmyn Belcher.

10:15am

Wed September 26, 2007
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Joanie Mahoney Declares Victory

Syracuse, NY – Joanie Mahoney has declared victory in the Republican race for Onondaga County Executive.
A recount and a count of absentee and military ballots gave Mahoney a 21 vote advantage over fellow Republican Dale Sweetland.
WRVO's Chris Ulanowski spoke to the G-O-P
candidate about her win.

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