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For Hispanic Heritage Month: Immigration Uncovered

Oct 4, 2015
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Sunday, October 4th, 2015 at 7pm: Immigration Uncovered: Untold Stories of Moving North

It's time to get out your dictionaries and brush up on those "hot words" for the SAT I, because "Says You!" is coming to Syracuse this fall.

Get tickets!

Job Opening: Development Director

Sep 11, 2015

WRVO Public Media, a non-profit radio and online media service of the State University of New York at Oswego, is searching for our next Director of Development and Member Services.  The person in this position will be the chief fundraising officer for our organization, and will conceive, plan and implement fundraising strategies for WRVO.  The successful candidate will have demonstrated success in professional fundraising.  He/she will be poised, self-motivated, creative, outgoing, well-organized and collegial.  The person in this position must be able to meet deadlines and demonstrate exce

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Tickets to see A Prairie Home Companion live in New York City this December are sold out! Thanks to everyone who expressed interest or purchased tickets.

It's time to think fall -- and with fall comes WRVO's annual fall fundraiser. Get your donation out of the way, and contribute to our member pool, before our fundraiser starts.

Why donate to WRVO?

Because of the ideas and information you hear each time to tune to WRVO.

Because of the moments you find yourself sitting in the car, waiting for a story to finish.

For all the times you say, "I was listening to WRVO and I heard that..."

WRVO Public Media is looking for motivated students who would like to intern this fall and/or next spring.

Coming up this Sunday, August 23 is Intelligence Squared U.S. (IQ2US) as part of Public Radio Presents. This debate, "Containment is not Enought: ISIS Must be Defeated," airs Sunday at 7 p.m. on WRVO.

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Join us this Sunday for another Re:sound special, airing as part of Public Radio Presents. This week we look at the ups and downs of confinement with "The Tight Spaces Show."

This week -- sometimes the only way to get out of a tight space is by getting into an even tighter one; getting through, or really -- underneath, the Berlin Wall; the need for wide-open space, and the resulting case of claustrophobia; and the isolation solitude confinement happiness freedom domain (that's right).

Tune in this Sunday, August 16 at 7 p.m. on WRVO.

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This week it's "The Waiting Show," a Re:sound special from the Third Coast Audio Festival. Join us Sunday, August 9 at 7 p.m. In this episode: waiting. Waiting in line, waiting for an organ transplant and waiting for a bus that's never, ever going to come.

Stories this week from Sean Cole, Lulu Miller and Catie Talarski.

Missed the show? Listen online, anytime.

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Join us this Sunday, August 2 for another Re:sound special as part of Public Radio Presents. This week it's "The Randomness Show," with two stories in which random events change lives forever and a third pulled randomly from the phonebook.

"The Long Shadow" by Lea Thau

One day in February, 1997, four young men decided they would go to the top of the Empire State Building. What happened there would cast a long shadow over everything that came after.

"J Dilla's Lost Scrolls" by Pat Mesiti-Miller

Discovery Tour: Bermuda

Jul 24, 2015
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Join WRVO Public Media and Boyer Travel on a fall cruise to Bermuda in 2016. We'll travel to the beautiful pink sand island of Bermuda and enjoy a little taste of England, on this British-owned pearl off the coast of South Carolina.

Round-trip motor coach transportation will take us from Syracuse to New York City to board the Norwegian Breakaway at the Manhattan pier. Enjoy two days at sea before docking a the Royal Navy Shipyard at King's Wharf and from there -- explore the island.

Discovery Tour: Alaska, 2016

Jul 23, 2015
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WRVO Public Media, in association with Boyer Travel, is offering the popular Alaska cruise once again -- this time in May, 2016. This memorable 7-day cruise from Vancouver, BC, Canada to Anchorage, Alaska is followed by a 4-day tour through Denali National Park.

Re:sound - The Hearing Show

Jul 20, 2015
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Join us this Sunday on Public Radio Presents for Re:sound -- The Hearing Show, from the Third Coast Audio Festival. 

This hour we listen in on hearing -- a complex system of circuitry that is vulnerable to all sorts of interruptions, misfires and breakdowns. Stories include: "The Rest Is Silence" by Brian Calvert, "Signal To Noise" by Paolo Pietropaolo, "5-7-5" by Flo Neve, and "The Extractor" by Jonathan Mitchell.

Tune in Sunday, July 26 at 7 p.m. on WRVO.

Missed the program? No worries! You can hear it online.

Re:sound - The 'If You Build It' Show

Jul 13, 2015
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This Sunday night on Public Radio Presents, Re:sound -- The "If You Build It" Show, from the Third Coast Audio Festival.

This hour they built it and we see who came, including stories of Clyde Casey, a street performer who used abstract art to fight street crime; a peculiar eight-story high mansion in the trees; and the remnants of Sutro Baths, a palatial indoor swimming pool and amusement park built in 1898.

Join us for these stories this Sunday, July 19 at 7 p.m. on WRVO.

All Things Considered, NPR's flagship evening news program, is expanding its lineup of hosts: Ari Shapiro and Kelly McEvers will join veterans Robert Siegel and Audie Cornish on weekdays, and Michel Martin will become the new host of the weekend show.

Re:sound - The Dinner Table Show

Jul 6, 2015
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Coming up this Sunday on Public Radio Presents, Re:sound -- The Dinner Table Show, from the Third Coast Audio Festival.

This Independence Day, enjoy the Capitol Steps one-hour long special, "Politics Takes a Holiday!"

It's the most wonderful time of the year when Presidential candidates emerge from their political slumbers and proclaim themselves fit to rule this Nation. The singing political comedians will take on Jeb Bush, Hillary Clinton, Ted Cruz, Bernie Sanders and all the other "76 Unknowns" who have thrown their hat (and your money) into the ring. Its time to "Mock the Vote" in 2015!

Join us this Sunday on Public Radio Presents for another Intelligence Squared U.S. debate, this time we ask the question "Should states be required to license same-sex marriages?"

Update: We did it! Thanks to all of your generous contributions, we've reached and exceeded our original membership goal. It's a record-breaking year at WRVO. Thanks for getting us to a new high!

Kids across central and northern New York are closing their books for the summer, and so are we -- it's nearly the end of our fiscal year at WRVO. We did the math and we're only $6000 shy of reaching a new peak for membership contributions.

We need your help! Donate today.

Join us for a showing of a new documentary produced by WPBS-TV in Watertown for the Path Through History project. This 30-minute high definition film entitled "Trailblaze a Path Through History: Central New York" is locally produced and focuses on the many stories that established central New York's history. The stories uncover a trail of innovation and reform that makes its way through Madison, Oswego, Cortland, Cayuga and Onondaga counties.

Saying goodbye to State of the Re:union

Jun 15, 2015

This week on Public Radio Presents, we say goodbye to State of the Re:Union, a program you've likely heard intermittently on WRVO for years now. Host Al Letson is moving on and focusing on the new public radio show Reveal, and other projects.

In the last episode of State of the Re:Union, the team brings you a collection of our favorite stories from the road. Letson reflects on six years of SOTRU and says goodbye to the show.

Join us this Sunday, June 21 at 7 p.m. on WRVO.

The San Gabriel Valley: Small Town, Global City

Jun 11, 2015
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Coming up this Sunday at 7 p.m. on Public Radio Presents, another State of the Re:Union special.

The San Gabriel Valley is just like any other suburb in America. Life revolves around family and school; the social fabric is woven over cheap eats at the mall. But unlike most suburbs in America, the San Gabriel Valley is home to the largest Chinese diaspora in the country. In fact, eight of the region’s cities are majority Asian. That makes the “SGV” one of the few places where being Asian American is the norm -- but where there is no normal version of being Asian American.

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This Sunday, June 7, on Public Radio Presents, join us for a story from Ithaca.

The climate is going haywire, and politicians are bickering over what to do about it, or whether to do anything at all. But that’s only part of the story. Around the country, communities are taking matters into their own hands, publicly pledging to shrink their carbon footprints, then setting out to make good on their promises. Leading, they hope, from below.

IQ2US: Should we abolish the Death Penalty?

May 25, 2015

Should we abolish the Death Penalty? This is the question at hand in the latest Intelligence Squared U.S. debate, airing this Sunday.

A recent Gallup poll found that Americans are still largely supportive of the death penalty, with 6 in 10 in favor as punishment for murder. Legal in 32 states, it has come under renewed scrutiny in light of several botched executions in 2014.

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?"