Regional Coverage

11:14am

Wed March 21, 2007
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Meals on Wheels gets help from local leaders

Oswego, New York – Meals on Wheels recipients in Central New York recently received special visitors at their doorsteps.

WRVO's Jasmyn Belcher has more...

1:08am

Wed March 21, 2007
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Public Radio's Karen DeWitt interviews New York Governor Eliot Spitzer (Part 2)

Albany, NY – Capitol Bureau Correspondent Karen DeWitt also asked Governor Spitzer about his strategy on other issues in the second part of her interview with the new Governor.

1:05am

Wed March 21, 2007
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Public Radio's Karen DeWitt Interviews New York Governor Eliot Spitzer (Part 1)

Albany, NY – State budget talks are apparently at a stalemate between Governor Spitzer and Senate Majority Leader Joesph Bruno.
Bruno...a Republican...wants to spend more on school aid for some wealthier but heavily taxed suburban school districts.
Governor Spitzer sat down with Capitol Bureau Correspondent Karen DeWitt Tuesday to discuss the "state of the budget" and other issues.

2:09am

Mon March 19, 2007
Science

Dairy goat numbers are on the rise in New York

Oswego, New York – The State Department of Agriculture recently conducted a survey that shows a 68 percent increase in the state's number of dairy goats since 1997...yet there are only 15 goat milk processing facilities in New York.

WRVO's Jasmyn Belcher visited a local dairy goat farm and prepared this report.

4:23am

Fri March 16, 2007
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Survey shows most Upstate New Yorkers support generic medicines

Oswego, New York – Excellus BlueCross BlueShield has released the findings of a survey that show most Upstate New Yorkers support generic medicines.

WRVO's Jasmyn Belcher spoke with Excellus Vice President and Chief Pharmacy Officer...Joel Owerbach about the report and what might be preventing some consumers from achieving the maximum savings on their prescription drug costs.

4:00am

Fri March 16, 2007
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Hamilton College abandons its merit scholarship program

Oswego, New York – In an effort to prepare for future students with greater financial need...Hamilton College will no longer offer merit scholarships. WRVO's Jasmyn Belcher reports...

12:11am

Tue March 13, 2007
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School boards want new disciplinary process for bad teachers

Oswego, NY – The New York State School Boards Association is proposing legislation to change the current disciplinary procedure for unfit teachers.

WRVO's Jasmyn Belcher spoke with the organization's David Ernst.

9:54am

Wed March 7, 2007
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New York Considers Earlier Presidential Primary Date

Cazenovia NY – New York's Legislature leaders both support moving the state's Presidential Primary from March to February.
U-S Senator and Democratic Presidential contender Hillary Rodham Clinton could be well-positioned for the rest of the race for the White House.
So says Presidential Scholar Robert Greene of Cazenova College. He spoke to WRVO's Chris Ulanowski.

10:05am

Fri March 2, 2007
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The fight to build a high voltage power-line from outside of Utica to the suburbs of New York City continues this week.

Oswego,New York – GROUPS OPPOSSED TO CONSTRUCTION OF A HIGH VOLTAGE POWERLINE FROM THE UTICA AREA TO THE NEW YORK CITY SUBURBS HAVE REFUTED CLAIMS BY NEW YORK REGIONAL INTERCONNECT THAT THE POWERLINE WOULD SPURR GREEN ENERGY PRODUCTION ALONG THE PROPOSED ROUTE. WRVO'S RICHARD ANNAL HAS MORE

2:54am

Thu March 1, 2007
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Sweetland Runs for Onondaga County Executive

Syracuse, NY – Dale Sweetland made it official today. The Chairman of the Onondaga County Legislature announced that he's a candidate for Onondaga County Executive.
WRVO's Chris Ulanowski spoke to the Republican.

12:03am

Thu March 1, 2007
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Republicans want more jail time for repeat misdemeanor offenders

Oswego, New York – New York might have a new law that would help keep repeat misdemeanor offenders off the streets. WRVO's Jasmyn Belcher has more...

12:04am

Wed February 28, 2007
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NYRI officials say power line could lead to more wind farms

Oswego, New York – New York Regional Interconnect officials say the proposed high-voltage transmission line that would run through Central New York could spur the growth of wind farms across the state. WRVO's Jasmyn Belcher reports...

9:55am

Fri February 23, 2007
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A new book on Fort Ontario in Oswego

Oswego, New York – Pastor ...historian ....and author George reed speaks with WRVO's Richard Annal about his new book Fort Ontario, 250 Years of History

5:02am

Fri February 23, 2007
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A local gender violence prevention program kicks off

Oswego, New York – A new violence prevention program has begun in an effort to reduce gender-based conflicts among college students.

The program is a partnership between the Center for Court Innovation...Syracuse University Rape Center and Vera House.

WRVO's Jasmyn Belcher spoke with Associate Director of the Syracuse University Rape Center...Janet Epstein about the program and its approach to preventing gender violence.

11:43am

Thu February 22, 2007
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Local officials push for State ban on open waste burning.

Oswego, New York – St. Lawrence County Government officials are working to eliminate the practice of outdoor trash burning.

Officials say backyard burning is often common in rural areas and is a source of dangerous pollutants.

WRVO's Jasmyn Belcher spoke with St. Lawrence County Planning Office's Jon Montan about the risks of unregulated open burning of solid waste by rural residents.

12:39am

Thu February 22, 2007
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"Lost in a Viral Paradise" gears up for their forthcoming performance.

Oswego, NY – SUNY Oswego's highly creative and ambitious theater piece, "Lost in a Viral Paradise" will soon make its stage debut. As part of our series on this effort, WRVO's Mark Lavonier spoke with visitin artistic director from the Squonk Opera, Steve O'Hearn to find out more about the upcoming show.

8:10am

Wed February 21, 2007
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Church in Mexico forced to cancel services

Oswego, New York – A church in mexico was forced to cancel services due to heavy snow fall and concerns about the buildings saftey.

11:55am

Tue February 20, 2007
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Former N-F-L player plans to meet with Governor Eliot Spitzer

Oswego, New York – A Former N-F-L player plans to meet with Governor Eliot Spitzer on Friday.

WRVO's Jasmyn Belcher spoke with the former Atlanta Falcons football player...attorney and best selling author...Republican Tim Green...about rumors that he is being asked to switch parties and run as a Democrat in 2008 against Senator John Defrancisco of Syracuse.

11:44am

Fri February 16, 2007
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Bad weather and birth rates

Oswego, New York – Heavy Snowfall is nothing new for Oswego County...and history tells us good things actually can come from bad weather.

With all the travel advisories and state of emergencies in the area...many people have been stuck in their homes. Some health officials say cabin fever can lead to a little surprise nine-months later.

WRVO's Jasmyn belcher spoke with Lori Greeney...the Clinical Nursing Manager for Maternity at Oswego Hospital about the correlation between pregnancies and bad weather.

11:42am

Fri February 16, 2007
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New York State Army National Guard in Oswego County

Oswego, New York – Oswego County is getting help digging out of the seven to twelve feet of snow that has fallen on parts of the area. WRVO's Jasmyn Belcher prepared this report.

3:50am

Thu February 15, 2007
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Iraq War Resolution

Utica, NY – New York's newest member of Congress, 24th District Representative Michael Arcuri is speaking out against President Bush's troop surge in Iraq.
The House democrat spoke to WRVO's Chris Ulanowski.

3:37am

Thu February 15, 2007
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City-County Agreement on Onondaga Lake

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11:33am

Tue February 13, 2007
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Human Papilloma Virus vaccine

Oswego, New York – Health Officials say the Human Papilloma Virus also known as H-P-V is a sexually transmitted disease that causes 70-percent of cervical cancers.

Recently the H-P-V vaccination has been made mandatory for schoolgirls in Texas. More than a dozen other states are considering similar legislation including New York. WRVO's Jasmyn Belcher spoke with New York Democratic Assemblywoman Amy Paulin of Westchester County. She says the vaccine should be available.

12:25am

Tue February 13, 2007
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Gay marriage rights

Oswego New York – A marriasge rights advocacy group is calling on New Yorkers to help win the battle for same sex marriage recognition.

9:24am

Mon February 12, 2007
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Lake effect snow squalls in Oswego County are quieting down

Oswego, New York – Artic lake effect snow squalls that have hammered Oswego County for over a week are easing their grip on the area. WRVO's Richard Annal spoke with some city of Oswego residents about how they weathered the storm

3:38am

Fri February 9, 2007
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Record amounts of snow hit Oswego County

Oswego New York – Oswego County is getting a break from lake effect snow. WRVO's Richard Annal spoke with some resident about dealing with the snow.

5:08am

Thu February 8, 2007

Legislature picks new comptroller

Oswego. – The New York State Legislature has picked one of their own to replace disgraced former comptroller Alan Hevesi...despite the wishes of Govenor Eliot Spitzer

2:37am

Thu February 8, 2007
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Legislature picks new comptroller

Oswego. – The New York State Legislature has picked one of their own to replace disgraced former comptroller Alan Hevesi...despite the wishes of Govenor Eliot Spitzer

2:31am

Thu February 8, 2007
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Legislature picks new comptroller

Oswego. – The New York State Legislature has picked one of their own to replace disgraced former comptroller Alan Hevesi...despite the wishes of Govenor Eliot Spitzer

2:31am

Thu February 8, 2007
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Legislature picks new comptroller

Oswego. – The New York State Legislature has picked one of their own to replace disgraced former comptroller Alan Hevesi...despite the wishes of Govenor Eliot Spitzer

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