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President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin sat down for a summit today in in Helsinki, Finland. This is the first stand-alone summit between the two leaders, and comes just days after an American grand jury indicted 12 Russian intelligence officers on charges related to Russia's interference in the 2016 election.

Is Bitcoin here to stay, or is it a bubble waiting to pop? Less than a decade old, Bitcoin is worth billions. The cryptocurrency promises to revolutionize global finance by placing control of currency in the hands of users, not nations, and make financial exchanges more transparent, efficient, and democratic. And it seems to be taking hold: Earlier this year both the Cboe and CME debuted Bitcoin futures. But is Bitcoin really a safe bet?

WRVO Public Media seeks a new morning news host to join our award-winning news team. The Morning Edition Host/News Reporter will serve as the local host for WRVO’s most important daypart, will write, prepare and deliver news and continuity during local portions of Morning Edition, and will contribute news reports and features as required.

Anthems can fuel patriotism, unite fans at baseball games, rally the troops or animate political movements.

For the next year, we'll unpack the elements of an anthem and ask what a song says about our diverse American communities as well as our collective soul.

Have you ever been to the Third Coast Institute of Sound? Probably not. It's a dreamed-up fictional museum where all of the exhibits and artifacts are dedicated to things that make sound and noise.

On this special, the history of the cat piano goes back centuries and raises unanswered (and perhaps unanswerable) questions about the relationship between music and noise, human and animal.

Celebrate the July 4th holiday and pick up a few new legal explanations from Rudy Guiliana when the "Capitol Steps" poke fun at today's news with a brand new, one-hour special.

Call your friends! Call your lawyer! Call your lawyer's lawyer! The special promises to be huge, fantastic, tremendous... the highest ratings ever, believe me. If there's anything both sides can agree on, it's that we all could use a good laugh. Tune out and tune in as the "Capitol Steps" rhyme the news of the day.

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On the next "Take Care," we're exploring the health of our children. Looking at the issue from mental and physical perspectives, we hear from a variety of experts on the topic. It should be no surprise that today's youngest generation is growing up differently than the generations before them.

From WBEZ Chicago, Making Obama tells the story of Barack Obama’s climb from the South Side of Chicago to the national stage. Host Jennifer White talks with Obama’s key advisors, mentors, rivals, and the former President himself.

Part One: Obama’s years as a community organizer to his first elected office in Springfield, Illinois.

Part Two: Obama’s ill-advised run for Congress in 2000 to the moment he arrived on the national stage.

Negotiations can denuclearize North Korea. That's the statement two teams will debate in this week's "Intelligence Squared U.S." How should the United States respond to North Korea’s rapidly advancing nuclear capabilities?

Some experts suggest the upcoming summit between President Trump and Kim Jong-un might provide a pivotal diplomatic opportunity to persuade North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons -- especially in light of the announcement of harsh new sanctions.

The final year of World War II in the Pacific, told by men who came back and kept silent about the harrowing ordeal that changed their lives.

Accepting yourself: Aging and body image

May 17, 2018
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This time on "Take Care," we take a look in the mirror (and, hopefully, a look inside ourselves). WRVO's health and wellness show is exploring body image, aging and acceptance this time around with a number of experts in these fields.

All Mom Radio

May 9, 2018

For Mother’s Day, maternal tales from producers around the country:

“Travels with Mom” follows Larry Massett and his mother to the Tybee Island, Georgia of today and of the 1920′s, as recalled by Mrs. Massett.

Writer Beverly Donofrio joins her mom for “Thursday Night Bingo,” produced by Dave Isay of Sound Portraits.

In Nancy Updike‘s “Mubarak and Margy,” a gay man returns home to care for his mom, and to the “cure” his family plans for his homosexuality.

And comedian Amy Borkowsky shares her hilarious phone “Messages from Mom.”

What if a single policy could impact American democracy, culture, and competitiveness?  What if that policy might either empower citizens and consumers, or burden them?  And what if the decision on that policy sparked a frenzy of legislative proposals, judicial challenges, and citizen outrage, all across the country?

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On this episode of "Take Care" we're exploring addiction and the opioid crisis. It's a topic on the minds of health professionals, community leaders, elected officials and citizens across the country. Some cities and states have been hit particularly hard, others are working proactively to give their residents options for recovery. It's a complicated issue that we're looking at from a few different angles.

From BBC World Service's "The Compass," scientist Liz Bonnin offers a deep dive into the Earth's oceans. From Mauritius to Alaska, the Philippines to Cape Town, she shares stories of people who make a living from the sea and its wildlife, capturing the powerful ties that bind so many of us to the awesome majesty of the oceans.

Join us this Sunday, April 15 at 7 p.m. and again on April 29 at 7 p.m. for this two-part series in celebration of Earth Day.

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is appearing on Capitol Hill for a second day of hearings about protecting its users' data. The House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing follows hours of questioning by lawmakers in the Senate.

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is testifying on Capitol Hill to answer questions about protecting user data. We will have a live feed online this afternoon (starting at 2:15 p.m.) and tomorrow morning to cover any developments.

King's Last March

Mar 28, 2018

Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968. Half a century later, King remains one of the most vivid symbols of hope for racial unity in America. But that's not the way he was viewed in the last year of his life.

"King's Last March" includes interviews with some of the leader's closest colleagues and advisors, who reflect on the last year of his life, and the last protest movement of his career. It's a powerful and moving exploration of the final chapter of King's life that offers audiences reflection on the 50th anniversary of his death.

This season of "Invisibilia," coming in April, examines how the stories we tell ourselves can lock us into one place or another and what happens in the space between.

Join us for a special presentation tying the golden age of radio to the silver screen, this time at the Auburn Public Theater. "Tuned to Yesterday" is at the movies again with "The Hitch-Hiker." The 1953 picture, regarded as the first American film-noir directed by a woman, follows two fishing buddies who pick up a mysterious hitchhiker during a trip to Mexico. Inspired by the crime spree of psychopathic murderer Billy Cook, the film is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat.

NPR's "Embedded" team returns with two programs on the investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Host Kelly McEvers reports on two key questions explored by Special Counsel Robert Mueller for the next two Sundays on WRVO.

Collusion | Sunday, March 11 at 7 p.m.

Tune in over the next four weeks as "Freakonomics Radio" takes listeners behind the scenes of some of the most powerful companies in the world, interviewing these current and former CEOs:

Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook), Richard Branson (Virgin), Satya Nadella (Microsoft), Indra Nooyi (PepsiCo), Jack Welch (General Electric), Ellen Pao (Reddit), Carol Bartz (Yahoo!), Ray Dalio (Bridgewater Associates), and David Rubenstein (The Carlyle Group).

The BBC World Service presents remarkable stories of women's history, told by the women who were there. Selected from its Witness program, audiences will hear the story of the first women to vote in Kuwait; meet the woman who took the x-ray that revealed the structure of DNA; and hear how one woman's experience of 'date rape' changed the discourse around sexual violence in America.

Tune in this Sunday, March 4 at 7 p.m. for this broadcast of "Witness."

Witness the antics of The Capitol Steps, Jay Leno, Dennis Miller, George Carlin, Chevy Chase, and John Toomey. Hear Stan Freberg lampoon George Washington, James Whitmore play Harry Truman, Charlie Warren impersonate Jimmy Carter, and Rich Little play Nixon, Ford, Carter, and Reagan.

Tune in this Sunday for a special program from the BBC World Service.

Hear remarkable stories of African American history, told by the people who were there. Selected from "Witness," audiences will hear the story o America's first major-party black candidate for president; meet one of the founding members of the first classical ballet company to focus on black dancers; and Ruby Bridges talks about being escorted to school by U.S. Marshals.

Tune in this Sunday, February 11 at 7 p.m. for "Witness: Black History Month."

"Take Care" returns this weekend with our first show of 2018. We'll be exploring the theme of giving from a health and wellness perspective this hour with a handful of very engaging guests.

For the past six years, the Health Foundation for Western and Central New York has supported health and wellness programming on WRVO. While the vehicle has changed over the years, from community forums to weekly shows and hour-long specials, they’ve been committed to supporting our effects to bring listeners the latest in health and wellness news that affects your community and your life.

By most accounts, the American economy is booming — manufacturing is at a 13-year high, unemployment is at a 16-year low, and both the stock market and consumer confidence are soaring. But just what is driving this upturn? And can Americans trust that current economic conditions will hold up in the months ahead?

In Intelligence Squared U.S.’s first debate of this season, five esteemed economic thinkers debate the state of the American economy, from tax cuts to trade policy.

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Coming up this week, a special broadcast with Diane Rehm.

A year after President Trump's inauguration, Diane talks with a panel of top political analysts about how the country has changed since his election, and what's ahead for the White House, Congress and voters in 2018.

Tune in this Friday, January 19 at 1 p.m. and again Sunday, January 21 at 7 p.m. for this special broadcast. You can find more details about "One Year Under Trump" on WAMU's website.

A few changes are coming to the weekend lineup on WRVO Public Media this year.

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