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All we can say is thank you, thank you -- thank you ! Our fall fundraiser was a huge success this year and, like always, you're the ones we have to thank for that! Public radio has an interesting way of paying bills. The service is free at first, and then we ask you all to donate to support the product you've already been using and enjoying. And it works! The phones start ringing and we can continue to say that our listeners are our most reliable source of funding. All of the money we receive...

The staff at WRVO is giving you a bit of a break this afternoon! You heard us during Morning Edition asking for your contributions, but you won't hear us today during "The Diane Rehm Show," "Fresh Air," or "Q," because we're fundraising free until later this afternoon. Donate now, to support the news and entertainment programming you hear on WRVO. Thank you to everyone who donated over the weekend. There are always thousands listening for those fun Saturday morning shows and we were lucky...

If you haven't heard, today is the first official day of our fall fundraiser. We kicked the day off with a bang, asking for $20,000 in donations from 7-8 a.m. It was a fast-paced hour of matching dollars and phones ringing off the hook. We were able to reach our goal in that first hour, and you won't hear us fundraising on-air for the rest of the day. The staff at WRVO also want to give a shout out to the new members who stepped up during the special challenge today. We took calls and online...

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 The United States has always been a beacon for those searching for safe haven, for a place to build a better life. Though the barriers are high, and the odds are stacked against them, hundreds of thousands of people leave their homes in Mexico, Honduras and other Central American countries and head for the U.S. Immigration Uncovered: Untold Stories of Moving North flies close to the ground, bringing you...

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! The "Says You!" gang will be at The Palace Theatre , at 2384 James Street in Syracuse for two live shows: Join us on Friday, October 30 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, October 31 at 1 p.m. If you haven't attended a live radio performance -- this is your chance! Barry Nolan will be hosting both performances. You can find more information on the ...

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...

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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..." In support of "Morning Edition," "All Things Considered," "The...

WRVO Public Media is looking for motivated students who would like to intern this fall and/or next spring. We need help in the news/online division, particularly for our locally-produced health and wellness show Take Care. Each week, our hosts interview leaders in the field, researchers from the nation's top hospitals, even experts at the Mayo Clinic, to bring our listeners the latest in health and wellness. Your task is to work on our production team to help generate our web content. We...

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. I n June 2014, the Sunni militant group ISIS declared that it had established a new caliphate spanning territory in Syria and Iraq. Since then, the region under its control has expanded, despite airstrikes and the deployment of U.S. military advisors, and Jihadist groups across the Muslim world...

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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...

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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...

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. Three...

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. Sail through the Inside Passage, enjoy ports-of-call in Ketchikan , Juneau and Skagway , a full-day scenic cruise through Glacier Bay National Park , and an afternoon in College Fjord. Shore excursions run the gamut, from physically...

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...

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. Missed the...

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. The network says the expanded lineup "helps NPR keep pace with the way audiences are consuming news in evening drive time and opens new doors to audience growth." The changes will take effect in September. "Adding these voices to our afternoon...

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 hour: the dinner table and all that it inspires. You'll hear Jonathan Goldstein detail an experience he made every one of his girlfriends endure -- watching a home movie of his family's Rosh Hashanah dinner he made when he was 17... to make them more sympathetic to his shortcomings. Then, one woman's first experience at a clothing optional dinner. Plus, discussing your...

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! So relax and...

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?" Traditional marriage (between one man and one woman) has existed for millennia, and until recently, states always adhered to the traditional definition. But does this traditional practice violate the Constitution? The Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment provides: "No State shall... deny to any person...

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. This is an opportunity for...

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. Seating for the film screening is limited and...

Saying goodbye to State of the Re:union

Jun 15, 2015
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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. Missed the show?...

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...

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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. In this hour, a tour of the uber-progressive but...

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. At the heart of the debate are many complicated questions. Within a flawed criminal justice system, is it possible to...

Summer Destinations: Adirondacks

May 21, 2015

There are many great destinations for summer fun in the Adirondacks, including:
Enchanted Forest | Water Safari New York's largest water theme park, Enchanted Forest Water Safari, is great for family amusement. Located in New York's Adirondack State Park in Old Forge, the park boasts over 50 rides and attractions -- including 32 of the wettest and wildest water rides. Opening day is June 15, 2016.

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. Boldt Castle The...

Summer Destinations: Finger Lakes

May 21, 2015

There are plenty of great destinations to visit this summer in the Finger Lakes, including: Mid-Lakes Navigation Mid-Lakes Navigation offers cruises on the Erie Canal and Skaneateles Lake. You can choose between daily cruises with lunch or dinner on the lake and canal, charters on the Erie Canal, and longer two or three day cruises on the canal with tours, meals, overnight accommodations and stops at historical sites. For information on booking or to request a brochure or video, visit their...

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