Regional Coverage

11:47am

Thu September 20, 2007
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SUNY Upstate to expand

Oswego, New York – SUNY's Upstate Medical University is planning a major expansion.

Upstate officials are proposing a $510 million dollar project that would expand the academic medical center by increasing research facilities, academic space and student housing.

WRVO's Jasmyn Belcher spoke with Upstate's President, Dr. David Smith.

11:16am

Thu September 20, 2007
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The "Jena Six"

Oswego, New York – New Yorkers are being asked to show solidarity with the "Jena Six." They're the six African American teenagers charged with attacking a white classmate following a racial incident at their school in Lasalle...Parish louisiana.

Khalid Bey is a spokesman for the Syracuse Chapter of the National Action Network. He discussed the "Jena Six" case with WRVO's Chris Ulanowski.

11:20am

Tue September 18, 2007
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Troopergate investigation continues

Oswego, New York – A State Senate Committee investigating the so-called "Troopergate scandal" is gearing up to meet for another public hearing.

Republican George Winner of Elmira is the committee's Chairman. He spoke to WRVO's Jasmyn Belcher about the widening probe.

11:16am

Mon September 17, 2007
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NYSBA works to reform local courts

Oswego, New York – The New York State Bar Association is working to reform local municipal courts.

WRVO's Jasmyn Belcher spoke with State Bar Association President, Kathryn Madigan.

Madigan testified at a public hearing called by the Special Commission of the Future of the Courts last week, and explains her efforts.

4:03am

Mon September 17, 2007
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"I Live NY" Summit

Oswego, New York – About 500 people are expected to attend the "I Live NY" summit in Cortland...to discuss ways to keep young professionals from leaving the upstate region for better job opportunities elsewhere in the nation.

WRVO's Jasmyn Belcher spoke with New York's first lady...Silda Wall Spitzer...who is hosting the conference.

Wall Spitzer explains what she hopes to achieve from the summit.

10:54am

Wed September 12, 2007
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Walsh changes stance on war

Oswego, New York – An Upstate Congressman, previously in favor of the war, says he now supports a withdrawal of American troops.

WRVO's Jasmyn Belcher spoke with Congressman Jim Walsh, New York's 25th Congressional District Representative.

10:50am

Mon September 10, 2007
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Medical marijuana

Oswego, New York – As the State Legislature gears up to return to session, a marijuana policy reform organization is stepping up efforts...urging state senators to pass a medical marijuana bill.

WRVO's Jasmyn Belcher spoke with the Director of Communications for the Marijuana Policy Project, Bruce Mirken.

6:49am

Thu September 6, 2007
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Working artists to receive state aid

Oswego, New York – Under a new law...working artists in Central New York could receive some financial help from the state.

WRVO's Jasmyn Belcher spoke with Development Director of the Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse, Leo Crandall.

6:48am

Thu September 6, 2007
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SU's Newhouse gets new building

Oswego, New York – Plans are being finalized for the dedication of a third building of Syracuse University's Newhouse School of Public Communications.

WRVO's Jasmyn Belcher reports.

11:06am

Thu August 23, 2007
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Advocates push for updated abortion laws

Oswego, New York – The National Organization for Women in New York State is working to update the state's abortion laws.

WRVO's Jasmyn Belcher spoke with NOW-NYS President, Marcia Pappas.

10:37am

Thu August 23, 2007
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Great New York State Fair

Syracuse, NY – The 161st Great New York State fair opened Thursday. WRVO's Chris Ulanowski spoke to Fair Director Dan O'Hara about the latest edition.

4:32am

Wed August 22, 2007
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Smoke-free in Madison County

Oswego, New York – Some Anti-smoking groups are working to make Madison County smoke-free. WRVO's Jasmyn Belcher reports.

4:48am

Tue August 14, 2007
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Alzheimer's Disease in CNY

Oswego, New York – New Census data shows that the number of Central New Yorkers living with Alzheimer's Disease has increased.

WRVO's Jasmyn Belcher spoke with Jared Paventi of the Alzheimer's Association, Central New York Chapter.

3:24am

Tue August 14, 2007
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Sweetland unveils ethics plan

Oswego, New York – A candidate running for Onondaga County Executive is making ethics a priority issue. WRVO's Jasmyn Belcher reports.

10:53am

Thu August 9, 2007
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Insurance industry prepares for pandemic

Oswego, New York – State insurance companies are being asked to participate in a national plan...aimed at preparing the insurance industry for a potential flu-pandemic.

WRVO's Jasmyn Belcher spoke with Deputy Superintendent of the State Insurance Department...Louis Pietroluongo about the exercise and why it's important for insurance companies to participate.

9:21am

Wed August 8, 2007
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Gov. Spitzer's Speech

August 8th, 2007 – New York Governor Eliot Spitzer on Tuesday delivered a speech at the Chautaugua Institution about U-S Foreign Policy and the fight against global terrorism.

He tied the theme to his own struggle over the scandal involving attempts by his top aides to politically embarrass Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno about the G-O-P leader's political travel.

We have the entire speech. Chautaugua Institution President Tom Becker introduces Governor Spitzer...

9:11am

Wed August 8, 2007
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Unhealthy Beaches

Oswego, NY – The Natural Resources Defense Council has issued its annual report on water quality at public beaches.
The report determined that ocean, estuaraine and beaches in New York and Connecticut were closed for 1,500 days in 2006 -- an increase of 15 percent over 2005.
Dereth Glance of the Citizens Campaign for the Environment spoke to WRVO's Chris Ulanowski about the report's findings.

(The full report is available at
http://www.nrdc.org/water/oceans/ttw/titinx.asp)

12:02am

Fri August 3, 2007
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Oswego officials consider wind turbine proposal

Oswego, New York – A proposal to build five new wind turbines in the city of Oswego is moving forward.

WRVO's Jasmyn Belcher spoke with President of the Oswego Common Council, Connie Cosemento about the plan.

4:47am

Mon July 30, 2007
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"Jesus: The Lost Years" Film makes its debut in CNY

Syracuse, NY – Arizona based film maker and best selling author Paul Perry is in Central New York for the U.S. premiere of his film, "Jesus: The Lost Years". Based on his book, Paul retraces the steps of a young Jesus and uncovers a story seldom heard in historic and biblical texts. WRVO's Mark Lavonier met with Paul to learn more.

For more infomation on the film, visit:

http://www.lostyears-themovie.com

1:43am

Fri July 27, 2007
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Fulton Amateur Radio Club celebrates 50th Anniversary

Fulton, NY – Since the early 1900's people have been experimenting with wireless radio. The Fulton Amateur Radio Club recently ran a Special Events Station to celebrate its 50th anniversary. When the day was done, Club members had spoken to over 300 amateur operators in 32 states, 2 provinces and 2 foreign countries. WRVO's Kate Percival has this audio postcard.

11:01am

Wed July 25, 2007
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Spitzer scandal creates controversy

Oswego, New York – A Recent scandal involving the Spitzer administration is raising some questions.

An investigation by Attorney General Andrew Cuomo found two of Spitzer's top aides had used the State Police to damage the Governor's biggest foe...Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno.

WRVO's Jasmyn Belcher spoke with Capitol Bureau Correspondent, Karen Dewitt about the scandal and what it means for Governor Spitzer.

10:01am

Wed July 25, 2007

Playhouse Rundown for Friday Night

7/27/07 – 9 Show 1
9:30 Show 2
10 Show 3
10:30 Show 4
11 Show 5
11:30 Show 6

10:42am

Tue July 24, 2007
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Drug Abuse Hotline

Syracuse, NY – Syracuse is one of only three cities in the nation to take part in a pilot program that will allow parents to access direct information to help their children deal with a drug or alcohol problem.
The program is sponsored by the "Partnership for a Drug-Free America."
WRVO's Chris Ulanowski spoke to the Partnership's President and C-E-O Steve Pasierb about the initiative.

11:00am

Mon July 23, 2007
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Report shows more women are traveling without men

Oswego, New York – A new survey shows girlfriend getaways are on the rise.

WRVO's Jasmyn Belcher spoke with AAA spokesperson Diana Dibble.

11:00am

Fri July 20, 2007
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Compact preventing Great Lakes water diversion moves forward

Oswego, New York – State officials are moving forward with a plan aimed at protecting water from the Great Lakes from being diverted to other places.

WRVO's Jasmyn Belcher spoke with Republican State Senator George Maziarz of North Tonowanda...who sponsored the bill.

4:07am

Tue July 17, 2007
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NYS ...not so good for business

Oswego, New York – In an effort to find the best states for business...Forbes Magazine gives New York a mediocre ranking.

WRVO's Jasmyn Belcher spoke with the Business Council of New York State's Matthew Maguire about why the survey listed New York as 33rd in the US when it comes to business climates.

11:01am

Thu July 12, 2007
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HANYS seeks solution to nursing shortages

Oswego, New York – A statewide healthcare organization is working to address nursing shortages plaguing New York State.

WRVO's Jasmyn Belcher spoke with the Healthcare Association of New York State's Bill Van Slyke. He explains what the shortages mean and what the organization is doing to prevent further loss.

10:55am

Thu July 12, 2007
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Trade group runs TV ad criticizing Spitzer

Oswego, New York – A trade group representing convenience stores in New York State is voicing its frustration with Governor Spitzer over a tax fairness issue.

WRVO's Jasmyn Belcher reports.

8:18am

Fri July 6, 2007
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Bruno calls for an investigation of Governor Spitzer

Oswego, NY – The feud between Senate Majority leader Joseph Bruno and Governor Spitzer has escalated. Bruno is calling for an investigation into whether the freshman governor engaged in political espionage over use of state aircraft.
Bruno issued this statement to reporters on Thursday.
( Spitzer's office denies there was any spying but is also calling for an investigation to settle the conflict)

3:36am

Mon July 2, 2007
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Sweetland pushes for nine-point plan

Oswego, New York – A candidate running for Onondaga County Executive has announced a nine-point plan aimed at returning money to taxpayers and providing fiscal stability to county government.

WRVO's Jasmyn Belcher spoke with Chairman of the Onondaga County Legislature Dale Sweetland.

Sweetland is being challenged by Joanie Mahoney for the County Executive position. Democratic candidates, Assemblyman Bill Magnarelli and Ed Ryan are also seeking to succeed Nicholas Pirro who retires at the end of the year.

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