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4:13am

Wed January 31, 2007
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Praise for Governor Spitzer's Education Proposals

Oswego, NY – Education advocates are pleased with Governor Spitzer's approach to education.
Some are calling it "historic" and others say it sets New York in the right direction.
WRVO's Chris Ulanowski spoke to New York State United Teachers President Richard Iannuzzi and State School Boards Association President Tim Kremer about the governor's plan.

10:13am

Mon January 29, 2007
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Judical Abuses and Errors

Syracuse, NY – The Chairman of the State Senate Judiciary Committee wants to "weed out" local town and village judges whose behavior on the bench is questionable.
Senator John Defrancisco of Syracuse is holding a public hearing to review possible reforms. He spoke to WRVO's Chris Ulanowski.

9:01am

Tue January 23, 2007
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State of the Union Preview

Oswego, NY – The State of the Union coverage from NPR can be heard this evening on the WRVO Stations along with analysis and the Democratic Response. Here's NPR's Ron Elving with a preview...

4:37am

Thu January 11, 2007
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Promising year ahead for education in New York State

Oswego. NY – 2007 could be a banner year for education in New York State.
New York's new Governor Eliot Spitzer set the tone in his state of the state message last week.
The President of New York State United Teachers Agrees. WRVO's Chris Ulanowski spoke to Richard Iannuzzi about the year ahead.

3:02am

Wed January 10, 2007
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Onondaga 19 Law

Syracuse, NY – It's back to the drawing board in Onondaga County for a local law that would have raised the age to purchase cigarettes to 19.
Members of the county legislature met today to consider changes in the law but the session ended in disagreement.
WRVO's Chris Ulanowski spoke to legislator Bob Warner -- a co-sponsor of the so-called "Onondaga 19 " law.

12:28am

Thu December 21, 2006
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CNY Bell Choir Rings of Tradition

Oswego, NY – Since its inception in 18th century England, hand bell choirs have become increasingly popular in the United States, especially during the holidays. For several years, a church group in Oswego has captured and presented the magic and camaraderie of bell ringing. WRVO's Mark Lavonier recently caught
up with the West Baptist Church Bell Choir, and delivers this audio postcard.

3:20am

Wed December 13, 2006
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Onondaga Nation might make cigarettes.

Oswego, NY – The Onondaga Nation is considering to open a cigarette factory. The plan could be dropped if a tax dispute with the State of New York over native-sold cigarettes is resolved.

3:54am

Tue November 21, 2006
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Civil Confinement Challenged

Oswego, NY – The advocacy group, "Mental Hygiene Legal Services successfully filed a lawsuit that argued 12 convicted sex offenders, who had served their prison sentences, were denied due process when the Pataki administration ordered them held in a psychiatric facility. WRVO's Chris Ulanowski spoke to the group's Emmitt Creahan about a ruling in the case from the New York State Court of Appeals.

4:07am

Fri November 17, 2006
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New President of the Business Council of New York

Oswego, NY – The Business Council of New York State has a new President. He's Kenneth Adams who served at the helm of the Brooklyn Cnamber of Commerce for 11 years.
Adams discusses his recent meeting with Governor-elect Eliot Spitzer and the Business Council's priorities.

1:56am

Wed November 15, 2006
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SUNY Oswego's Squonk Project Searches for Inspiration

Oswego, NY – At SUNY Oswego, students from several departments have been cultivating ideas for an ambitious theater production which will involve various forms of abstract sound and media. During this process, students are encourages to attend art or music oriented events to become inspired and educated. WRVO's Mark Lavonier accompanied a student to one of these events, and delivers another installment of our journet with members og the Squonk Opera Project.

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11:03am

Fri November 3, 2006
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Onondaga Lake Interview Series Part Three

Oswego, NY – There's disagreement about how clean Onondaga Lake will be following a massive project to stop the flow of contaminants into the lake and the removal of decades of industrial pollution that entered the five-mile long body of water.
In our third and final segment on Onondaga Lake, we hear the perspective of the Onondaga Nation, which considers Onondaga Lake sacred.
The Onondaga's legal counsel Joseph Heath spoke to WRVO's Chris Ulanowski.

10:55am

Fri November 3, 2006
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Onondaga Lake Interview Series Part Two

Oswego, NY – The clean up of Onondaga Lake is well underway.
With the Onondaga Lake Partnership meeting for an update on the on-going effort, WRVO presents a three-part series on the clean up.
In part two, the Environmental Protection Agency's Region 2 Director Alan Steinberg spoke to WRVO's Chris Ulanowski.

10:44am

Fri November 3, 2006
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Onondaga Lake Clean Up Interview Series Part One

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4:14am

Fri November 3, 2006
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John McHugh seeks re-election to NY's 23rd Congressional District

Oswego, NY – Republican John McHugh has served in Congress for 14 years. He is seeking re-election again in New York's 23rd District. WRVO's Chris Ulanowski spoke to the veteran lawmaker.

2:12am

Fri November 3, 2006
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Umbilical Cord Blood Bank Center Planned For Syracuse, NY

Oswego, NY – The State of New York plans on opening a 10-million dollar umbilical cord blood bank center in Syracuse. The center will collect umbilical cord stem cells to help treat people with blood diseases.
State Senator John Defrancisco helped secure state funding for the project.
He spoke to WRVO's Chris Ulanowski.

4:01am

Thu November 2, 2006
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Robert Johnson Challenges John McHugh for Congress

Oswego, NY – Democrat Dr. Robert Johnson is challenging incumbent John McHugh for New York's 23rd Congressional District. Johnson spoke to WRVO's Chris Ulanowski to discuss the campaign and the issues.

12:14am

Fri October 27, 2006
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Local groups distribute dictionaries to foster literacy

Oswego New York – a coalition of groups will be giving away dictionaries to every third grader in Syracuse. It's hoped the move will help foster literacy. WRVO's Richard Annal spoke to project chair Karen Hawkins....

6:55am

Wed October 25, 2006
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Squonk for SUNY Oswego's Artists

Oswego, NY – A few weeks ago, we heard from members of the Squonk Opera project at SUNY Oswego who are putting together a show that will combine abstract theater work, original music and what promises to be an expressive voyage into the highly creative minds of the students involved. We continue our discovery with director Jonel Langenfeld-Rial, who speaks with WRVO's Mark Lavonier about how students from the theater, graphic arts and music departments are forming their ideas.

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2:06am

Mon October 23, 2006
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Possible "PAC" Violations In New York

Oswego, NY – Good government groups today say political action committees may have violated New York State's campaign finance law by exceeding limits on how much money they are allowed to give. WRVO's Chris Ulanowski spoke to Rachel Leon of Common Cause about the group's findings.

1:38am

Fri October 20, 2006
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NCAA President Speaks at Borrelli Media Summit

Oswego, NY – The President of the National Collegiate Athletic Association participated in the "Louis A. Borrelli Junior Media Summit" at the State University of New York College at Oswego.
Myles Brand spoke to WRVO's Chris Ulanowski.

11:36am

Tue October 17, 2006
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Green Party Gubernatorial Candidate Malachy Mccourt speaks to WRVO's Richard Annal

Oswego ,New York – Green Party Candidate Malachy Mccourt speaks to WRVO's Richard Annal. Mccourt is urging the people of Central New York not to waste their vote...and vote for him. Hear Mccourt's position on lobbyists...the war in Iraq...and settling the Campaign for Fiscal Equality lawsuit against the state and much much more.

10:52am

Tue October 17, 2006
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Arcuri/Meier Negative Campaign Ads

Oswego, NY – The candidates say they are on friendly terms but blame out-of-town money for giving campaign ads in their congressional race a nasty tone.
Democrat Michael Arcuri and Republican Ray Meier are vying for the open 24th Congressional District seat. They both say they are disappointed about the negative ads but also argue that they can do little to influence them.
Political Analyst John Robert Greene of Cazenovia College says that claim is far from the truth. Greene spoke to WRVO's Chris Ulanowski.

10:45am

Tue October 17, 2006
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SUNY Chancellor Address Student Drinking

Oswego, NY – The head of the State University of New York is encouraging students to stay away from alcohol. Chancellor John Ryan says excessive student drinking, such as binge drinking during pub crawls or off-campus drinking parties, leads to death, injury and sexual assaults.
The Chancellor is raising the issue this week as part of SUNY's Alcohol Awareness Week. WRVO's Chris Ulanowski spoke to Chancellor Ryan about the effort.

1:44am

Tue October 17, 2006
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Voter Guide

Oswego, NY – A practical guide on the candidates' positions on key issues will soon be available for voters. But the candidates are increasingly reluctant to respond.
WRVO's Chris Ulanowski spoke to Project Vote Smart's Carolyn Holmes.

1:55am

Fri October 13, 2006
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Onondaga Lake clean up effort gets 451 million

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1:34am

Fri October 13, 2006
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Howie Hawkins Picks Up Support in U-S Senate Bid

Oswego, NY – A candidate running for U-S Senate in New York is becoming increasingly encouraged by his longshot campaign.
Green Party candidate Howie Hawkins says new polling findings had a suprising result.

1:34am

Fri October 13, 2006
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Howie Hawkins Picks Up Support in U-S Senate Bid

Oswego, NY – A candidate running for U-S Senate in New York is becoming increasingly encouraged by his longshot campaign.
Green Party candidate Howie Hawkins says new polling findings had a suprising result.

1:34am

Fri October 13, 2006
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Howie Hawkins Picks Up Support in U-S Senate Bid

Oswego, NY – A candidate running for U-S Senate in New York is becoming increasingly encouraged by his longshot campaign.
Green Party candidate Howie Hawkins says new polling findings had a suprising result.

1:53am

Wed October 11, 2006
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Catholic Voter Guide

Oswego, NY – New York State's Catholic Bishops have issued their voter guide. They asked more than 400 candidates running for public office his November to respond to their survey. While the major party candidates running for Governor shed light on their views, it wasn't the same for most of the others.
WRVO's Chris Ulanowski spoke to Dennis Poust, a spokesman for the State Catholic Conference, the Church's Albany-based lobby group about the voter guide.

9:50am

Tue October 10, 2006
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Guardian Angels Fight Cyber Predators

Oswego, NY – The Guardian Angels anti-crime group is getting a 200-thousand dollar grant from New York State to teach children about the dangers of on-line predators.
"Cyberangles" was founded in 1995. It works on a voluntary basis with schools and libraries.
WRVO's Chris Ulanowski spoke to the founder and President of the Guardian Angels, Curtis Sliwa about the program.

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