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Summer Destinations: Adirondacks

May 21, 2015

There are many great destinations for summer fun in the Adirondacks, including:

Great Camp Sagamore

With 27 authentic National Historic Landmark designated buildings from the wilderness estate of the Vanderbilt family, the camp is now open to the public for accommodations and tours all summer long. Great Camp Sagamore offers weekend packages, retreats, family events and more. Dedicated to the enjoyment of education, interpretation and historic preservation, it's  a piece of history.

Summer Destinations: 1000 Islands

May 21, 2015

Enjoy many destinations perfect for the summer months in the Thousand Islands, including:

Antique Boat Museum

The Antique Boat Museum is the premier freshwater nautical museum in North America. Located in the 1000 Islands on the St. Lawrence River, the ABM's galleries feature over 300 unique and beautifully-preserved boats and thousands of recreational boating artifacts. With the longest running antique boat show in North America, the museum celebrates 51 years this summer.

Summer Destinations: Finger Lakes

May 21, 2015

There are plenty of great destinations to visit this summer in the Finger Lakes, including:

Seward House Museum

The Seward House interprets and celebrates the accomplishments, and democratic and social values of Willam H. and Frances A. Seward and their immediate descendants. They aim to engage a diverse public in connecting the past with the present. The museum offers tours for small or large groups and is also available for weddings.

Summer Destinations: Central New York

May 21, 2015

There are many destinations perfect for a summer getaway in central New York, including:

Everson Museum of Art

Hearing Voices: For the Fallen

May 18, 2015
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This week, for Memorial Day, we honor Veterans with "For the Fallen," a special program from Hearing Voices.

Hosts Major Robert Schaefer and Colonel Robert Schaefer speak with troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, reading their emails, poems and journals. Also on this program, interviews from StoryCorps, an essay from This I Believe, and the sounds of a Military Honor Guard.

Tune in this Sunday, May 24 at 7 p.m. on WRVO. If you can't listen this Sunday, you can also hear the program online.

The Ring and I: The Passion, The Myth, The Mania

May 14, 2015
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"The Ring and I" is a story about the love affair between hundreds of thousands of people and one, colossal, controversial and awe-inspiring piece of work, Wagner's Ring of the Nibelung. Join us this Sunday for this special program on Public Radio Presents.

This is an examination of the ways Wagner's Ring Cycle has inspired passion, impacted culture, and invited controversy over the last 125 years. Hosted by Jad Abumrad, "The Ring and I" asks what many of the uninitiated must wonder: "What's the big deal?"

WRVO News brings home Syracuse Press Club awards

May 11, 2015
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It's awards season! Every year, WRVO reporters and staff submit what we believe to be our best stories of the past year to various award contests in New York state. These can be feature stories, breaking news stories, investigative reporting pieces and even entire programs produced by multiple staff members. After each piece is submitted and judged, we attend an awards dinner where winners are announced.

The Moth Mother's Day Special 2015

May 4, 2015

This week, for Public Radio Presents, stories picked specifically for Mother's Day.

Molly Ringwald finds herself in the principal's office with her daughter, a young man navigates life with his single mom, a boy who loves Barbies is terrified at the thought of playing tackle football, and a daughter contemplates how to face her mother’s death with grace.

Join us this Sunday, Mother's Day, on Sunday, May 10 at 7 p.m. If you missed our broadcast, you can also hear the program online.

Reduced signal quality, tower painting

May 4, 2015
Jason Smith / WRVO

Have you looked out your back window this spring and thought about how much that deck or shed needs a new coat of paint? That's the thought we had when we looked at our antenna tower.

This week, WRVO is taking a few days to paint our 403-foot tower. We'll occasionally need to reduce power for the safety of the painters, which may result in brief periods of reduced signal quality. The painting is tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, May 6 through Friday, May 8.

This Sunday, join us for another debate from "Intelligence Squared U.S." This time we ask the question "Are liberals stifling intellectual diversity on campus?"

What is college for? For many, it's a time for personal and intellectual growth, to meet new people, and to explore ideas and philosophies that challenge their beliefs. Or is it? Recent cancelations of conservative speakers, rescinded honorary degrees, and scrutiny of certain campus groups have heightened perceptions that there is pervasive liberal intolerance on campuses.

The Adaptors: An Earth Day special from BURN

Apr 13, 2015

Climate change is calling. "The Adaptors" are responding... Join us for this Earth Day special from "BURN: An energy journal" this week on Public Radio Presents.

Confronting Hatred: 70 years after the Holocaust

Apr 6, 2015

This week WRVO Public Media brings you a special Holocaust Remembrance Week program during Public Radio Presents. "Confronting Hatred: 70 years after the Holocaust" brings together a broad range of voices to talk about racism, antisemitism, and the ways in which hatred can grow.

We're bringing the golden age of radio to the silver screen once again -- Tuned to Yesterday "At the Movies" presents "Dragnet." The 1954 feature-length film follows "Dragnet" radio and TV series detectives Joe Friday (Jack Webb) and Frank Smith (Ben Alexander) as they investigate the brutal shotgun murder of a crime syndicate member.

Taxed-Off!

Mar 31, 2015

This week on Public Radio Presents, an in-depth look at the American tax system in "Taxed-Off!"

Audrey Quinn, an investigative journalist, gathers elected officials, tax experts, and individual citizens to explore the grand experiment that is the U.S. tax system. You'll hear from governors of three states who have made the leap and changed their tax code, and explore other possible changes to the system. Plus, how state and federal income taxes affect American families, and how state taxes get used to woo new residents. 

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WRVO's community event calendar features many events across our listening area. Throughout central and northern New York, you'll find charitable events, classes and workshops, events for children, book readings and author talks, artistic events, live performances, and much more.

Notes On Spring: A Seasonal Music Special

Mar 23, 2015

This week, an assuring hour of music and information about the promising resurgence of spring, including rare facts about the featured music and the reasons for springtime warming and rain.

A wide variety of unique vocal and instrumental performances by Mannheim Steamroller, Joni Mitchell, the London Symphony & Cambridge Singers, Jim Stafford, Timothy Seaman, Barbra Streisand, Richard Burmer, Julie Andrews, The Slovak Philharmonic,  Andrea McCardle, Steven Isserlis with Michael Tilson Thomas and Dudley Moore, William Tabbert, Stan Kenton, and John Denver.

Our short spring fundraiser was a success -- thanks to everyone who donated to help make our programming possible. Remember, you put the public in public radio and we couldn't do it without you!

If this was your first time donating, thank you for taking that additional step and becoming a member. New members truly are the future of public radio and WRVO Public Media. Welcome to the community!

IQ2US: Should the world bet on America?

Mar 16, 2015

This week on Intelligence Squared U.S., debate on the question "Should the world bet on America?"

It's our spring fundraiser, donate today

Mar 11, 2015

Donate today, online, to support the public radio station you rely on every day.

WRVO Public Media is here for you every day -- in  your car, at the gym, in your kitchen and online. Our website not only provides news from reporters across central and northern New York, but also archived audio from our own programs, information about upcoming events, school closings, podcasts and more. One of the easiest ways to support us is by using our online form -- another perk of our website!

Our spring fundraiser is just one day away

Mar 10, 2015

You come to WRVO Public Media for in-depth coverage of the news of the day and unexpected stories that expand your knowledge of the world and satisfy your curiosity.

Think about just a few of the stories you’ve heard recently on WRVO:

  • Daniel Zwerdling’s series on nursing and workplace injury: Zwerdling investigated what kind of injuries (and how many) nurses sustain on the job, proper techniques, how hospitals handle nurse injuries and new developments which hope to reduce injury.
  • Ryan Delaney’s reporting on inaccessible Syracuse homes and the struggle some have to cope with aging homes and the hardships that come with physical disability
  • Susan Stamberg’s coverage of fine art: Stamberg has been traveling across the country (and the world) bringing famed masterpieces to the ears of NPR listeners. Most recently with the story of an art dealer who sold European masterpieces, or with an esteemed Edouard Manet exhibit in Los Angeles.

Songs of the Troubles

Mar 9, 2015

Songs are more than just words and musical notes. They are a reflection of the people who sing them. And people in conflict create songs of conflict.

Songs of the Troubles is a musical exploration of the conflict in Northern Ireland. The program contains several rare recordings that even the most ardent Celtic fan hasn't heard. All the while delving deep into the context of Irish folk music and giving listeners fresh insight into the rich music tradition.

Join us this Sunday, March 15 at 7 p.m. on WRVO.

Her Stories: For Women's History Month

Mar 2, 2015

Hearing Voices from NPR presents "Her Stories: For Women's History Month" this week on WRVO.

You'll hear: the Kitchen Sisters go to "Tupperware" parties; a supermarket checker checks out her life, in ZBS's radio soap Saratoga Springs; Jenifir returns "Home From Africa" with all 13 symptoms of chronic peace corps withdrawal; a collage of and about "Sisters," the story of "Ruby" and her husbands; and more.

Listen this Sunday, March 8 at 7 p.m. on WRVO.

IQ2US: Is Amazon a friend to readers?

Feb 23, 2015

This week on Intelligence Squared U.S., debate on the question "Is Amazon a friend to readers?" In late 2014, Amazon and the publishing house Hachette settled a months-long dispute over who should set the price for e-books.

American Radioworks

The last in our series of Black History Month specials airs this Sunday, February 22 at 7 p.m. Join us for the American Radioworks broadcast "Say It Loud: Great Speeches on Civil Rights and African American Identity."

"Say It Loud" traces the last 50 years of black history through stirring, historically important speeches by African Americans from across the political spectrum. With recordings unearthed from libraries and sound archives, and made widely available here for the first time, "Say It Loud" includes landmark speeches by Malcolm X, Lorraine Hansberry, Angela Davis, Martin Luther King Jr., Henry Louis Gates, and many others.

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WRVO Public Media is saddened to share the news of the passing of Richard Sher, creator, executive producer and host of the wordplay program Says You!. Richard died February 9 after a battle with cancer. He was 66. 

For a remembrance of Richard Sher's connection to central New York, see this commentary by WRVO General Manager Michael Ameigh.

Leadership from the Bottom Up, a SOTRU special

Feb 9, 2015
State of the Re:Union

Tune in for another in a series of Black History Month specials this Sunday at 7 p.m. on WRVO. This week it's State of the Re:Union with "Leadership from the Bottom Up: A Black History Month Special."

Usually during Black History Month, we remember our Civil Rights icons and reflect on their legacy. But over the past couple of years, SOTRU has met a new generation of African American leaders, people you may not see on TV specials or making nationally acclaimed speeches. Most of these men and women are on the front lines of their communities, rolling up their sleeves and diving into what can be unglamorous work.

King's Last March

Feb 2, 2015
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This Sunday, February 8, join us for an American Radioworks special, "King's Last March" at 7 p.m.

Although it was one of the most challenging and controversial chapters of his career, the final year of King's life has not been the focus of significant public attention. This dramatic and illuminating documentary uses a rich mix of archival tape, oral histories and contemporary interviews to paint a vivid picture of what may have been the most difficult year of Dr. King's life.

[SOLD OUT] A Prairie Home Companion in NYC

Jan 28, 2015
American Public Media

Our Prairie Home Companion Trip on April 11, 2015 is sold out. Thank you so much for your interest.

Back by popular demand -- it's our full day trip to New York City to see a live taping of A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the city and the live taping, this time in the spring.

Buy tickets now!

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We're "foneless" this February, ahead of our spring on-air pledge drive. That means we're keeping the phones quiet -- for now!

This February, WRVO Public Media is making a silent request for contributions. Your favorite programs won't be interrupted and you won't hear any ringing phones. We call it "Foneless February," and it helps make our spring fundraiser shorter. You can reduce on-air fundraising hours by donating today.

Re:Defining Black History

Jan 26, 2015
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This Sunday, February 1 at 7 p.m. join WRVO for a State of the Re:Union special on black history. Re:Defining Black History is just one in a series of specials for Black History Month heard each Sunday.

During a month selected to celebrate "history," we certainly are treated to a lot of the same familiar stories: the battles won for Civil Rights, the glory of Martin Luther King Jr.'s words, the hardships endured by slaves. And as important as those narratives are for us to collectively remember, many others get lost in trumpeting the same heroic tales.

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