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Live taping: A Prairie Home Companion in NYC

23 hours ago
American Public Media

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!

Our trip is scheduled for Saturday, April 11, 2015 and includes round-trip coach transportation and admission to the two hour taping. Each ticket is $180.

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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
stateofthereunion.com

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.

Discovery Tour: America's Cowboy Country

Jan 16, 2015
Daniel Eynis / Flickr

Join WRVO and Boyer Travel on an eight-day excursion to America's cowboy country in September, 2015. Highlights include a Jackson Hole rodeo, trips to Grand Teton National Park, Yellowstone National Park, Mt. Rushmore, and more. The tour, from Wednesday, September 16 through Wednesday, September 23, makes its way across Northern Wyoming and South Dakota.

"Tuned to Yesterday" is sending out 2014 with a bang with a New Year’s Eve special! This Wednesday night at 10 enjoy an hour of moments from some of your favorite old time radio shows to hear how they celebrated another year gone by.

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President Barack Obama will hold a press conference Friday in the White House briefing room. It will be his final press conference of 2014, before leaving Washington for the holidays. The president is expected to answer questions on a range of topics, including U.S. relations with Cuba, the recent Sony Corporation hacking story and more. 

Jeff Windsor / WRVO

What would 2014 have been like without Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Diane Rehm, or all your other favorites on WRVO?

You did a lot of listening this past year, and we appreciate it. As you consider your end-of-year charitable giving, please keep WRVO Public Media in your plans. Your tax-deductible gift will help ensure the news and entertainment you depend on will be there for you in 2015. You can make your financial contribution here.

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President Barack Obama is scheduled to address the nation tonight at 8 p.m. from the White House. He will unveil executive actions on immigration.

WRVO and NPR will provide live anchored special coverage with Melissa Block, including the president's speech and analysis, starting at 8 p.m. Block will be joined in studio by Mara Liasson, political correspondent; Tamara Keith, White House correspondent; Ron Elving, senior Washington editor; and Juana Summers, congressional reporter. John Burnett, national correspondent, will join in from Texas.

Minor program adjustments at WRVO

Nov 16, 2014
Matteo Ianeselli/Wikimedia Commons

Thought you heard something just a little different on WRVO? Good for you…that means you’re paying attention. NPR has made some minor changes to some of its programs – most notably Morning Edition and All Things Considered – which require us to make a few adjustments of our own. You may hear a newscast where you didn’t hear one before, or a feature you’re used to hearing at a certain time may be heard a little earlier or later.

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In 2006, the original 4.5 million doughboys of World War One had shrunk to a mere handful of veterans, aged 105 to 113. The World War I Living History Project was the only media project to recognize the legacy and contributions of this passing generation of soldiers. Producers traveled the country, interviewing the last 10 soldiers of the "war to end all wars."

Richard Howard

Tom Magliozzi who, along with his brother Ray, hosted NPR’s hit comedy show Car Talk for the last 37 years, died Monday morning, November 3, 2014, from complications of Alzheimer’s Disease. “Turns out he wasn’t kidding,” said Ray. “He really couldn’t remember last week’s puzzler.”

Thank you for making our fall fundraiser a success

Oct 24, 2014
Leah Landry / WRVO

Because of our generous listeners, we were able to raise more than $170,000 during our eight-day on-air fall fundraiser. Many of you made your donations through the mail before the start of the on-air drive, adding an additional $90,000+ to the total. Thank you.

The drive got off to a good start the first Thursday, when we tried to raise an entire day's worth of money in just one hour of Morning Edition. We underestimated the response, and were able to raise just over $24,000 in only 60 minutes! Thanks for helping us bring you more programming with less on-air fundraising.

[SOLD OUT] A Prairie Home Companion, live

Oct 19, 2014

Our A Prairie Home Companion trip to New York City is sold out once again! Thank you so much to everyone who purchased a ticket, see you in NYC!

Wait, Wait... Don't Tell Me! is hiring this fall

Oct 17, 2014

As a true Equal Opportunity Employer, Wait, Wait... Don't Tell Me! is hiring. They're looking for qualified candidates with many years of experience in public radio, a good attitude, teamwork skills and all required rabies vaccinations.

Show your support of WRVO, literally

Oct 17, 2014

It's called S.W.A.G. -- as in stuff we all get, but only if you donate to WRVO Public Media during the fall fundaiser.  Here's a look at some of the premiums we're offering this year. You can select each premium on our online web form, or let our volunteers know that you're interested on the phone when you call (800) 341-3690.

The New WRVO Baseball Cap

For a contribution of $150, we can thank you by sending one of our brand new WRVO Public Media hats.

Thank you to everyone who made today a success. WRVO started a special challenge this morning, to raise $15,000 (an entire day's worth of donations) in just one hour -- and we exceeded that goal! That means that we'll be fundraiser free for the rest of the day.

Our final tally for this morning is about $24,000 and we couldn't have done it without our listeners. Whether you're a brand new member, a renewing friend or a long-time contributor, we appreciate your contribution.

Answer: you (and everyone else).

WRVO will try to make that happen tomorrow at 7 a.m., when we try to raise an entire day's worth of money in just one hour. By 8 a.m. we'll be done, and you'll have the rest of the day fundraising-free.

Yi Chen

This week, we bring you Breaking Ground: Military Children. During more than a decade of war, tens of thousands of military children have watched and waited as a parent was deployed to conflict zones overseas. 

Now, with the Department of Defense confronting budget cuts, these children face an uncertain future. What will they do if the military chooses to shut down their schools? Will they have the support they need as their parents reintegrate into civilian life? What can we learn from these children, and what duty do we as a society owe them? 

A successful public radio fundraiser depends on the help of staff, community members, listeners, volunteers and donors; and making a donation isn't the only way to support us. A donation of your time is just as important.

We're looking for phone bank volunteers during our fall fundraiser. It starts on Thursday, October 16 and ends on the following Thursday, October 23. Shifts vary in length, but most are around two hours. Can't make it for two hours? No problem. Any amount of time helps us meet our goal.

Marketplace Morning Report changes this Monday

Sep 17, 2014

There are a few changes coming to your mornings on WRVO. The Marketplace Morning Report, regularly heard Monday through Friday at 5:51 a.m. and 6:51 a.m., will move starting on Monday, September 22. It will now be heard at 6:51 a.m. and 8:51 a.m.

This change is part of a partnership between Morning Edition and Marketplace, allowing for the best possible coverage of business and economics news. MMR will take the place of NPR's business news segment (now heard at 7:51 a.m. and 9:51 a.m.).

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All through September join us as we present a series of education related radio documentaries from American Radioworks. Here is a look at the shows coming up.

September 7 - The Science of Smart

You can help WRVO Public Media bring you more news with less on-air fundraising by giving before the fall fundraiser begins. By giving early to the member matching fund, your contribution will be used to encourage other listeners to do their part to keep NPR News and programming, regional news and local content on the radio.

State of the Re:Union returns in August

Jul 31, 2014

This August, Public Radio Presents brings you the spring series of State of the Re:Union with host Al Letson. Every episode is like a love letter to the country -- telling the story of America, one community at a time.

Sunday, August 3 at 7 p.m. -- Hawaii: The Legacy of Sugar

Earlier this year, NPR announced it would end production of Tell Me More with Michel Martin. Currently heard each Monday through Friday at 1 p.m. on WRVO, the last episode of Tell Me More will air on Friday, August 1.

Thank you to everyone who joined us for this live film showing! Stay tuned for the next Tuned to Yesterday movie presentation.

Intelligence Squared U.S. (IQ2US) brings Oxford-style debating to America -- one motion, one moderator, two informed and provocative panelists for the motion, and two against. John Donvan of ABC News 'Nightline' is the moderator. The debate series takes on timely hot-button issues to inform, enlighten and entertain.

This Sunday, June 22 at 7 p.m. -- Does affirmative action do more harm than good?

WRVO News team brings home awards this spring

Jun 10, 2014
Syracuse Press Club

Each spring, news departments across the state are honored for the work they've done in the past year. This year, WRVO entered news stories in several awards competitions across the state and country. The lists that follow indicates which awards the WRVO News team and supporting staff took home for work completed during 2013.

We would like to thank all of our reporters, past and present, for their hard work and continued success.

An evening with David Sedaris

May 29, 2014
Hugh Hamrick / Little, Brown and Co.

Join celebrated author and humorist David Sedaris, often heard on NPR, in Syracuse this fall at the Oncenter Crouse Hinds Theater.

On air: Mental health care in upstate New York

May 5, 2014
Lorraine Rapp / WRVO

This health forum broadcast on WRVO Sunday, May 4 at 7:00 p.m.

The forum explored the current situation for mental health care particularly in upstate New York. What impact does the state government, federal programs like the Affordable Care Act, and non-profits have on mental health care in the community. We discuss the needs and future of mental health care in the region – and how government funding and the social, demographic and economic situation are changing both.

Panelists:

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The deadline to purchase tickets for Mary Poppins at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse has passed. Thanks to everyone who decided to attend. Enjoy the show!

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