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This week, on "Re:sound," we'll turn down the thermostat and usher in stories that gives us the chills. This Sunday you'll hear:

I Fell Through the Ice by Dennis Funk and Gwen Macsai (Re:sound debut, 2016)

Phil Smith grew up skating on frozen lakes. But one New Year's Eve, reliving his childhood memories put him in a life and death situation.

Overland by Nate DiMeo (The Memory Palace , 2016)

What realities should we entertain for ourselves?

How does culture help shape the reality each of us lives in?

Join us this Sunday for a special hour of Re:sound, in which the team shares their favorite entires to the 2016 ShortDocs Challenge.

This show features the entries, as well as interviews with producers, a visit to Manual Cinema -- who are adapting the winning ShortDoc into a live shadow puppetry performance -- and more.

Tune in this Sunday, June 18 at 7 p.m. for this episode of Re:sound. If you missed it on-air, you can hear it online.

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Today, Attorney General Jeff Sessions is scheduled to testify before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. He's expected to field questions about Russian efforts to influence the 2016 election, the ongoing investigation of Russian contacts with Trump campaign and administrative officials, and the dismissal of former FBI Director James Comey.

NPR News and WRVO will be providing live coverage of the hearing starting at 2:30 p.m. on-air. Tune in across central and northern New York or online.

Former FBI Director James Comey's remarks, annotated

Jun 8, 2017
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Former FBI Director James Comey testified before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence this morning at approximately 10 a.m. It was the first time Comey spoke publicly since being fired by President Donald Trump nearly a month ago.

The Senate committee is looking into the circumstances around Comey's dismissal and how they relate to the FBI investigation of Russian interference in the U.S. election. 

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What happens when people can't agree on reality? Many in our increasingly polarized society confront this question every day.

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Join us as "Re:sound" returns to the airwaves in June and July. This week we're going on three “soundwalks” that meander at the pace of real life.

First, the 4700 block of Liberty Heights Avenue is a portrait of survival and adaptability. It's a self-governed, informal economy where the currency is respect. Space is shared by merchants, churches, longtime residents, and drug dealers. Immigrants from Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nepal, West Africa, and Korea have set up shops alongside a dwindling number of African American-owned businesses. Trust is earned here, not given lightly.

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In the first stories of the new season, we're giving emotions a similar treatment to the one we gave to thoughts in the very first episode of "Invisibilia" (The Secret History of Thoughts). Where do our emotions come from? How seriously should we take them? Do they tell us truths about the world that should guide our behavior or should we be more skeptical about them?

To explore these questions, we look at an unusual case in the American justice system. Then we follow a man as he discovers a new emotion that no one in western culture has experienced before.

Join us this Sunday for a one-hour special with "All Things Considered" host Kelly McEvers. In-depth reporting from the "Embedded" podcast will investigate videos of police encounters and how the proliferation of this kind of video has affected life in America.

Note: This hour contains graphic and sensitive subject matter and may not be appropriate for young children. Please read the summary that follows to determine if these are topics are something you'd be comfortable with younger listeners hearing.

"Invisibilia" is back this spring with their third season. This time, they're exploring the nature of reality and our role in creating it with four new episodes. Join the team as they explore the invisible forces that shape human behavior -- thoughts, emotions, assumptions and expectations.

The new seasons starts Sunday, June 4. We'll be airing "Invisibilia" every Sunday at 10 a.m. through June. It will replace the last hour of "Weekend Edition" on Sunday, but remember you can hear that same hour at 8 a.m.

You can have your story heard this July when StoryCorps comes to Syracuse. In partnership with Syracuse Jewish Family Service (SJFS), StoryCorps will be conducting interviews from Sunday, July 16 to Tuesday, July 18 (there will be additional opportunities to have your stories heard after this time, as well).

"We Knew JFK" is an hour-long radio documentary on the life of John F. Kennedy, told in oral history form, through the first-person recollections of those who knew him. The program is constructed from a remarkable collection of audio interviews, recorded half a century ago and archived at the Kennedy Library in Boston, where they have gone largely unheard by the general public.

Join us this Sunday for the next "Intelligence Squared U.S." debate. This time, we take a look at the charter school.

In the 25 years since Minnesota passed the first charter school law, these publicly funded but privately operated schools have become a highly sought-after alternative to traditional public education, particularly for underserved students in urban areas. Between 2004 and 2014 alone, charter school enrollment increased from less than 1 million to 2.5 million students.

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WRVO Public Media recently welcomed members of the community and alumni of SUNY Oswego to our satellite studio in downtown Syracuse. The Oswego Alumni Association hosted the event, which included an update on all of the exciting things happening at SUNY Oswego, live music with Jeff Sawyer and tours of the studios.

Exodus '47

May 9, 2017

From Inside Out Documentaries, "Exodus '47" is the story of three men who served aboard the Exodus 1947, a Jewish refugee ship that tried to run thousands of holocaust survivors past the British blockade of Palestine in 1947.

You'll hear from three men who experienced that journey: Bill Millman, Frank Lavine and Nat Nadler. Before there was an Israel, these men (and nearly 40 others) climbed aboard a rusted American ferryboat and set out from Philadelphia to transport thousands of Jewish holocaust survivors.

Join WRVO for journeys to freedom, on two legs and four:

Ten years ago, more than 50 pit bulls were discovered at a dog fighting ring in Virginia. Most people thought they couldn't be saved. But their stories had just begun.

And 150 years ago, two girls crossed the Missouri River trying to escape a life of slavery.

In the summer of 2016, a high school teacher and his students set out on a 500-mile journey to follow in their footsteps.

"The Response: America's Story" seeks listeners' unique stories about they lives they lead, and their hopes for the next four years. The series offers Americans a chance to share their realities and reflections with the world.

The fourth segment of the series asks "How has the first 100 days of the Trump presidency affected you?" We hear Americans' answers on Sunday, April 30 at 7 p.m.

Thirsty Planet

Apr 12, 2017
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Scientists say most people on Earth will first experience climate change in terms of water -- either too much or too little. This documentary explores some of the most pressing water problems and some innovative solutions by visiting two countries where water issues are critical: India and Israel.

Over 70 years ago, in 1945, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and King Abdul Aziz of Saudi Arabia met onboard he USS Quincy. A close relationship between the two countries has been maintained ever since, with oil and military and intelligence cooperation at its foundation. But the 9/11 attacks, the U.S. shale revolution, human rights concerns, and diverging interests in the Middle East have all put strains on this relationship.

Has this special relationship outlived its usefulness or is it too important to walk away from? Hear the debate on WRVO.

You can listen to hand-picked stories, based on what you like, with NPR One. It's public radio made personal.

NPR One delivers the news of the day, interesting stories, the issues facing residents of central and northern New York, podcasts and more. The difference between listening on the radio and listening with NPR One is that your listening is curated with NPR One. You can skip stories or like stories based on your interests and mood.

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For National Poetry Month, WRVO is bringing you "Hearing Voices: Wordshakers."

An hour-long program full of poetry, this special features "The Charge of the Light Brigade," Walt Whitman's "America," found poems and more. Tune in this Sunday, April 2 at 7 p.m. for our kick-off of National Poetry Month.

Missed the program live? You can listen online, any time.

From "The Response: America's Story," we bring you a program about immigration, one of President Trump's signature issues.

The NPR Politics team will live blog the Senate Judiciary Committee's hearings on the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court. The live blog will include streaming video, with posts featuring highlights, context and analysis from NPR reporters and correspondents (below).

This live blog will update when proceedings begin on Tuesday, March 21. Although it is not yet confirmed, the hearings are anticipated to begin at 9 a.m.

The NPR Two-Way blog is providing live coverage of the House Intelligence Committee's public hearing on the investigations into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. Presidential election.

The live blog (found below) includes streaming video of the proceedings, with posts featuring highlights, context and analysis from NPR reporters and correspondents. 

The blog will begin after the hearing starts at 10 a.m. on Monday, March 20.

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Award-winning playwright Marcus Gardley's latest play is titled "X." It tells the story of the assassination of Malcolm X, both the story we think we know, and the details seldom shared. Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar" provides the framework for Gardley to deepen our understanding of this complex, compelling figure in the tumultuous era of the 1960s.  

President Donald Trump's budget proposes eliminating public media funding.

Without this critical seed funding -- roughly $1.35 per American taxpayer per year -- some stations could be forced to downsize or find other ways to make ends meet. While the success of WRVO does not rest on funding from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting alone, we do rely on that funding for a portion of our budget. While we are committed to finding other ways to fund our service, if this funding were to disappear, the future is uncertain. And this goes farther than your local public radio station.

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The week of March 20 is expected to be a busy one on Capitol Hill, as high-profile hearings take place in the House and Senate.

On Monday, March 20, the House Intelligence Committee is holding a hearing on Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election. FBI Director James Comey and Admiral Mike Rogers, director of the National Security Agency, are among those being called to testify. The hearing is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

We reached our goal! And that means, although we had planned to fundraise until Saturday afternoon, we're done with on-air fundraising for the rest of the day. We thought it might happen early, and you made it possible with your contributions.

As of this morning, we've raised $184,000 -- that's actually $4,000 above our original goal. We had an incredible first two hours of "Morning Edition," thanks to some challenges and some listeners who were up early today, and were able to finish the fundraiser more than a day early.

"I listen to WRVO as part of my job, monitoring the quality of the audio and transmitter coverage. We also use a variety of techniques to send audio from WRVO to the 10 repeater stations in our network, and each one must be checked regularly."

A day in the life of our chief engineer, Jeff Windsor, as he listens with a sensitive ear. But don't think he doesn't relax now and then to just enjoy the programs!

"I also listen to WRVO because I find the tone of the programs, newscasters and hosts to be level-headed and not sensational."

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