WRVO Public Media is organizing a nine-day Discovery Tour of the American Southwest in October, 2014. This once-in-a-lifetime tour departs on Thursday, October 9 and begins in the colorful city of Scottsdale, Arizona, takes you on a journey through the visually stunning Grand Canyon, Monument Valley (the Navajo Nation equivalent to a national park),
Over the next 8 months, WRVO will be giving away tickets to performances at the Palace Theater in Hamilton. Their main stage productions this year range from dance to classical plays to fun musicals. There's certainly something for everyone.
In this open panel discussion, journalists weighed the pros and cons of open data. Featured in this discussion is: Dan Pacheco, professor and chair of Journalism Innovation (Journovation) at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications; Matt Bernius, Hacks/Hackers of Rochester; Catherine Loper, news and public affairs director at WRVO Public Media; and Matthew Leonard (off screen), editor of the Innovation Trail journalism collaboration.
Recently, the WRVO news team has been recognized for their achievements by press organizations in Syracuse and statewide. Saturday, May 4, awards were presented by the Syracuse Press Club (SPC) for the best central New York journalism in 2012.
In the coming weeks on Take Care, we'll feature an interview on prostate cancer. Every man who's diagnosed faces unique challenges, often around the question of treatment. An oncologist will join us to explain why watchful waiting may be the preferred option for many. Plus, the latest super fruit.
In November, we featured a story by Randy Wenner about a GE prototype from central New York that was sent to the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. for preservation. It was announced today by the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) that Wenner won a 2013 Regional Edward R. Murrow Award.
WRVO Public Media is adding a new half-hour program to its Sunday evening broadcast schedule. "Take Care," a conversation on health and wellness, will be co-hosted and produced by Lorraine Rapp and Linda Lowen.
The Campbell Institute of Public Affairs at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University presents the second in a series of debates on timely issues of public importance, with a fresh, provocative format.
WRVO received the lion's share of first-place awards this past weekend at the New York State Associated Press Broadcasters Association's annual news awards competition. For the second year in a row, WRVO received the NYSAPBA's Steve Flanders Award presented to the radio station with the largest number of first-place awards in the annual competition. WRVO News Director Catherine Loper and Innovation Trail reporter Ryan Delaney represented WRVO at the awards presentation.
Below is the complete list of awards presented to WRVO:
WRVO Public Media has appointed Catherine J. Loper Director of News and Public Affairs. The appointment follows a 20-year career as broadcast reporter, senior producer, newsroom manager, and, most recently, Director of News for the Washington Bureau of the Fox News Channel. From 2007 to 2010 she was Director of White House Coverage for the network. She has held similar positions at Canadian Television Network, ABC NewsOne and APTN.