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Online Series and Podcasts

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As part of our commitment to the listener, WRVO provides a growing series of podcasts on a variety of topics. Sometimes our podcasts bring you archived content no longer heard on-air, special projects, and sound advice from regional experts on many subjects.

We also provide many of our locally produced programs online, so you can listen on your own time. Catch up on old time radio with host Mark Lavonier and "Tuned to Yesterday" and don't miss a compelling interview with Grant Reeher, host of "The Campbell Conversations."

Amended and Amended in Action

"Amended," a podcast series produced by Humanities New York and hosted by Laura Free, travels from the 1800s through the present day to highlight the diverse and complex stories behind the quest for women’s suffrage. "Amended in Action,” a collaboration between Humanities New York and WRVO Public Media, was created to compliment the podcast series, “Amended.” Host Michael Riecke introduces listeners to efforts underway in central New York and the Finger Lakes that challenge injustice, illuminate truth, and raise women’s voices.

The Campbell Conversations

Every week Grant Reeher, Director of the Campbell Public Affairs Institute at Syracuse University, leads a conversation with a notable guest. Guests include people from central New York -- writers, politicians, activists, public officials, and business professionals whose work affects the public life of the community -- as well as nationally prominent figures visiting the region to talk about their work.

Energizing CNY

"Energize CNY" is a special report hosted by Michael Riecke exploring clean energy and our future.

Estate Planning Pro Tips

In this series, attorney Tim Crisafulli, of the Crisafulli Estate Planning & Elder Law, P.C., helps listeners understand essential aspects of estate planning, probate, and elder law. As a former middle school and high school teacher, Tim makes complex legal concepts easy to understand. The Crisafulli Estate Planning & Elder Law, P.C. serves clients throughout central New York.

From the Soil with Sollecito

In this series of podcasts, Jim Sollecito of Sollecito Landscaping Nursery provides helpful advice on how to navigate the seasonal shifts that impact plants, shrubs, trees, flower beds, and garden plots. Sollecito focuses on the use of natural products and cultivation methods specifically adapted to this region's climate, soil composition, geology, and native ecology.

The Heidi Allen Case: Central New York's Most Enduring Mystery

This series explores the disappearance of Heidi Allen. It's a case that began decades ago, but has left the residents of central New York with many unanswered questions. As "The Heidi Allen Case" continues, you'll hear from different people whose lives were changed permanently as a result of Heidi's kidnapping -- starting from the beginning.

Nature of Things with John Weeks

Archived weekly, WRVO brings you essays from naturalist John Weeks. The essays were originally broadcast from 1984 to 2006. Topics include seasonal changes, storms, wildlife, weather patterns, animals, and local food.


In 2017, Syracuse Jewish Family Service invited WRVO to help celebrate its 125th anniversary by recording the stories and significant lifetime experiences of central New Yorkers. Now, we're sharing these stories with you. StorySharingCNY brings you stories of family, friends, love... and life. Listen as our friends, neighbors and coworkers tell us their experiences in their own words.

The Strategic Minutewith Strategic Communications, LLC

Strategic Communication, LLC's podcast series "The Strategic Minute" helps business leaders improve communications strategies and functions by sharing insights on specific topics within the firm's area of expertise: public relations, media relations, employee communications and community relations.

Take Care

A conversation on health and wellness from WRVO Public Media, Take Care draws upon the expertise of both regional guests and the country's leading authorities on medicine, technology, psychology and human behavior, health care, and public policy. Take Care explores a variety of topics that impact our lives and our choices in treating illness and enhancing wellness. Take Care episodes were originally broadcast from 2013 to 2019.

Tuned to Yesterday

"Tuned to Yesterday" is public radio's premier old-time radio show, hosted by Mark Lavonier. The highest quality broadcasts are restored and played as they were heard years and years ago. You'll hear programs like "The Whistler," "The Jack Benny Show," "Fibber McGee and Molly," "Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy," and "Gunsmoke" -- spanning all genres.

Tuned to Yesterday Dialer
The Tuned to Yesterday Dialer podcast is here to enhance your listening to Tuned to Yesterday during the week. You'll hear about what's coming up on the air and stories of the shows and performers who brought the radio to life during its golden age. Currently on hiatus and will be redeveloping for the future.