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We're bringing the golden age of radio to the silver screen once again -- Tuned to Yesterday "At the Movies" presents "Dragnet." The 1954 feature-length film follows "Dragnet" radio and TV series detectives Joe Friday (Jack Webb) and Frank Smith (Ben Alexander) as they investigate the brutal shotgun murder of a crime syndicate member.

Taxed-Off!

Mar 31, 2015

This week on Public Radio Presents, an in-depth look at the American tax system in "Taxed-Off!"

Audrey Quinn, an investigative journalist, gathers elected officials, tax experts, and individual citizens to explore the grand experiment that is the U.S. tax system. You'll hear from governors of three states who have made the leap and changed their tax code, and explore other possible changes to the system. Plus, how state and federal income taxes affect American families, and how state taxes get used to woo new residents. 

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WRVO's community event calendar features many events across our listening area. Throughout central and northern New York, you'll find charitable events, classes and workshops, events for children, book readings and author talks, artistic events, live performances, and much more.

Notes On Spring: A Seasonal Music Special

Mar 23, 2015

This week, an assuring hour of music and information about the promising resurgence of spring, including rare facts about the featured music and the reasons for springtime warming and rain.

A wide variety of unique vocal and instrumental performances by Mannheim Steamroller, Joni Mitchell, the London Symphony & Cambridge Singers, Jim Stafford, Timothy Seaman, Barbra Streisand, Richard Burmer, Julie Andrews, The Slovak Philharmonic,  Andrea McCardle, Steven Isserlis with Michael Tilson Thomas and Dudley Moore, William Tabbert, Stan Kenton, and John Denver.

Our short spring fundraiser was a success -- thanks to everyone who donated to help make our programming possible. Remember, you put the public in public radio and we couldn't do it without you!

If this was your first time donating, thank you for taking that additional step and becoming a member. New members truly are the future of public radio and WRVO Public Media. Welcome to the community!

IQ2US: Should the world bet on America?

Mar 16, 2015

This week on Intelligence Squared U.S., debate on the question "Should the world bet on America?"

It's our spring fundraiser, donate today

Mar 11, 2015

Donate today, online, to support the public radio station you rely on every day.

WRVO Public Media is here for you every day -- in  your car, at the gym, in your kitchen and online. Our website not only provides news from reporters across central and northern New York, but also archived audio from our own programs, information about upcoming events, school closings, podcasts and more. One of the easiest ways to support us is by using our online form -- another perk of our website!

Our spring fundraiser is just one day away

Mar 10, 2015

You come to WRVO Public Media for in-depth coverage of the news of the day and unexpected stories that expand your knowledge of the world and satisfy your curiosity.

Think about just a few of the stories you’ve heard recently on WRVO:

  • Daniel Zwerdling’s series on nursing and workplace injury: Zwerdling investigated what kind of injuries (and how many) nurses sustain on the job, proper techniques, how hospitals handle nurse injuries and new developments which hope to reduce injury.
  • Ryan Delaney’s reporting on inaccessible Syracuse homes and the struggle some have to cope with aging homes and the hardships that come with physical disability
  • Susan Stamberg’s coverage of fine art: Stamberg has been traveling across the country (and the world) bringing famed masterpieces to the ears of NPR listeners. Most recently with the story of an art dealer who sold European masterpieces, or with an esteemed Edouard Manet exhibit in Los Angeles.

Songs of the Troubles

Mar 9, 2015

Songs are more than just words and musical notes. They are a reflection of the people who sing them. And people in conflict create songs of conflict.

Songs of the Troubles is a musical exploration of the conflict in Northern Ireland. The program contains several rare recordings that even the most ardent Celtic fan hasn't heard. All the while delving deep into the context of Irish folk music and giving listeners fresh insight into the rich music tradition.

Join us this Sunday, March 15 at 7 p.m. on WRVO.

Her Stories: For Women's History Month

Mar 2, 2015

Hearing Voices from NPR presents "Her Stories: For Women's History Month" this week on WRVO.

You'll hear: the Kitchen Sisters go to "Tupperware" parties; a supermarket checker checks out her life, in ZBS's radio soap Saratoga Springs; Jenifir returns "Home From Africa" with all 13 symptoms of chronic peace corps withdrawal; a collage of and about "Sisters," the story of "Ruby" and her husbands; and more.

Listen this Sunday, March 8 at 7 p.m. on WRVO.

IQ2US: Is Amazon a friend to readers?

Feb 23, 2015

This week on Intelligence Squared U.S., debate on the question "Is Amazon a friend to readers?" In late 2014, Amazon and the publishing house Hachette settled a months-long dispute over who should set the price for e-books.

American Radioworks

The last in our series of Black History Month specials airs this Sunday, February 22 at 7 p.m. Join us for the American Radioworks broadcast "Say It Loud: Great Speeches on Civil Rights and African American Identity."

"Say It Loud" traces the last 50 years of black history through stirring, historically important speeches by African Americans from across the political spectrum. With recordings unearthed from libraries and sound archives, and made widely available here for the first time, "Say It Loud" includes landmark speeches by Malcolm X, Lorraine Hansberry, Angela Davis, Martin Luther King Jr., Henry Louis Gates, and many others.

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WRVO Public Media is saddened to share the news of the passing of Richard Sher, creator, executive producer and host of the wordplay program Says You!. Richard died February 9 after a battle with cancer. He was 66. 

For a remembrance of Richard Sher's connection to central New York, see this commentary by WRVO General Manager Michael Ameigh.

Leadership from the Bottom Up, a SOTRU special

Feb 9, 2015
State of the Re:Union

Tune in for another in a series of Black History Month specials this Sunday at 7 p.m. on WRVO. This week it's State of the Re:Union with "Leadership from the Bottom Up: A Black History Month Special."

Usually during Black History Month, we remember our Civil Rights icons and reflect on their legacy. But over the past couple of years, SOTRU has met a new generation of African American leaders, people you may not see on TV specials or making nationally acclaimed speeches. Most of these men and women are on the front lines of their communities, rolling up their sleeves and diving into what can be unglamorous work.

King's Last March

Feb 2, 2015
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This Sunday, February 8, join us for an American Radioworks special, "King's Last March" at 7 p.m.

Although it was one of the most challenging and controversial chapters of his career, the final year of King's life has not been the focus of significant public attention. This dramatic and illuminating documentary uses a rich mix of archival tape, oral histories and contemporary interviews to paint a vivid picture of what may have been the most difficult year of Dr. King's life.

[SOLD OUT] A Prairie Home Companion in NYC

Jan 28, 2015
American Public Media

Our Prairie Home Companion Trip on April 11, 2015 is sold out. Thank you so much for your interest.

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!

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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
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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
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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 Tuesday, September 1 through Tuesday, September 8, makes its way across Northern Wyoming and South Dakota.

February 15: Our Computers, Ourselves. This week, we look at the ways technology affects us, and the main question is : Are computers changing human character? You’ll hear from cyborgs, bullies, neuroscientists and police chiefs about whether our closeness with computers is changing us as a species.

This is the final broadcast of NPR's six-week series Invisibilia! Thank you for listening. Fell free to offer your thoughts and comments by sending us an email to feedback@wrvo.org.

"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. 

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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.

Tinsel Tales

Nov 28, 2014
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Sunday December 7th at 7 p.m.

We kick off the holiday season with collection of holiday stories of all kinds: funny, touching, insightful and surprising. Baxter Black ponders Christmas for cows; Bailey White sneaks into her neighbor's yard in search of an elusive hemlock tree; O. Henry's Gift of the Magi; and a different take on How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Hosted by NPR's Lynn Neary.

Hearing Voices Christmas Mashup

Nov 28, 2014
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Sunday December 14th at 7 p.m.

A mix of holiday stories, found-sound, and sampled songs: A bell-ringer at the Mall of America. Holiday history as told by second graders. A trip to the toy store. Carols sung by Zulu children in a South African orphanage. And holiday bits from Bing Crosby, George W. Bush, and The Beatles Fan Club Christmas messages. Hosted by Barrett Golding.

Hanukkah Lights

Nov 28, 2014
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Sunday December 21st at 7 p.m.

A perennial favorite with brand new Hanukkah stories written by acclaimed authors Debra Ginsberg, Anne Burt, Simone Zelitch, Andrew Borowitz, and Theodore Bikel. Hear a wide variety of stories perfect for the holiday --- one story is funny and crisp, another historical, and there's one with a multicultural theme. Also included is a story about the supernatural and one that ends with the best last line for any Hanukkah show, "Love is the only miracle." Hosted by Susan Stamberg and Murray Horwitz.

Jonathan Winters' A Christmas Carol

Nov 28, 2014

Wednesday December 24th at 8 p.m.

An updated version of a public radio tradition hosted by NPR's Susan Stamberg. Master comedian Jonathan Winters presents a distinctive reading of Dickens' holiday classic, with a special performing edition prepared by Dickens for his own presentations. Also featuring Mimi Kennedy.

Professor Mikey's New Year's Revolution

Nov 28, 2014

Sunday December 28th at 7 p.m.

The perfect New Year's mixtape, complete with rarities, standards, surprises, blatant nostalgia, sincere resolutions, unashamed hope, and serious parties! From the Great Depression to the Great Recession, New Year's music from all genres for all tastes.

Capitol Steps

Wednesday December 31st at 8 p.m.

Thursday January 1st at noon

Say good-bye and good riddance to 2014 with the Capitol Steps and their annual year-end review. It's all in their hour-long special of "Politics Takes a Holiday!" This year' show features:

Turkey Confidential on WRVO

Nov 24, 2014

Thursday, November 27 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

National Call-In Line:  800-242-2828

#turkeyconfidential

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