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President Barack Obama will travel to Syracuse this week as part of a two-day bus tour to lay out his plan for reducing college costs. The president also has plans to stop in Buffalo, Binghamton and northeastern Pennsylvania.Obama will explain his ideas for reducing the costs and improving the value of a college education. The upstate stops are part of his recent effort to refocus on economic issues ahead of looming fiscal fights with Congress.You can find all of WRVO's coverage here.

Tickets for President Obama visit to Syracuse to be made available Tuesday


President Barack Obama will visit the Syracuse area this week, giving a speech at Henninger High School on the importance of an affordable education. The president's speech is expected to begin at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday.

Tickets for the event are free and will be made available to the public on a first come, first served basis today starting at noon. They will be distributed at Sunnycrest Ice Rink, located on Robinson Street in Syracuse. Only one ticket will be given per person and tickets cannot be resold. 

The doors at Henninger High School will open at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday. Those who have tickets will not be allowed to bring bags, banners or signs and cant expect to have to go through airport-like security.

Jason has served as WRVO's news director in some capacity since August 2017. As news director, Jason produces hourly newscasts, and helps direct local news coverage and special programming. Before that, Jason hosted Morning Edition on WRVO from 2009-2019. Jason came to WRVO in January of 2008 as a producer/reporter. Before that, he spent two years as an anchor/reporter at WSYR Radio in Syracuse.