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World War I presented civilization with unprecedented violence and destruction. The shock of the first modern, "industrial" war extended far into the 20th century and even into the 21st, and changed how people saw the world and themselves. And that was reflected in the cultural responses to the war - which included a burgeoning obsession with beauty and body image, the birth of jazz, new thinking about the human psyche, the Harlem Renaissance, Surrealism...and more.


The President's legal team will resume their impeachment defense today, Monday, January 27 at 1 p.m. Coverage could continue into the middle of the week. Live video will be available below as soon as the Senate hearing begins. 

Visit our impeachment coverage page for updates on the latest news

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From KRCB Northern California comes an hour-long special on underage vaping, "What You Don't Know Can Kill You." In the summer of 2019, troubling reports circulated throughout the country that people were being injured and dying after vaping, usually connected to black market THC products. More information surfaced in November of 2019 that a key cause of these injuries and deaths was a substance called Vitamin E acetate.

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Democratic presidential candidates will take the stage in Des Moines, Iowa on Tuesday night for their seventh debate. Six candidates are taking the stage -- less than a third of those that qualified for the first debate back in June. Businessman Andrew Yang, who is still in the running, did not make the cut for the debate due to polling performance.

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Join WRVO this afternoon for live coverage as Governor Andrew Cuomo is set to deliver his State of the State address today from Albany. WRVO will provide live coverage of the address on-air beginning at 1:30 p.m.

Third Coast International Audio Festival

Join us for two consecutive weekends in January for the annual Best of the Best broadcast from the Third Coast Festival. Listen to winners of the 2019 Third Coast/Richard H. Driehaus Foundation documentary competition.

This year's program will feature producer interviews, highlights from this year's unforgettable awards ceremony in Chicago, and excerpts from the following stories:

"Mardi Gras is a State of Mind," produced by Mara Lazer.

Winner of the 2019 Best New Artist Award

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Has it been a rough year? Did you put all of your savings into Bill De Blasio's presidential campaign? Did you get a haircut from Boris Johnson's barber? Did you take a job as a public relations spokesperson for Rudy Guiliani?

Then you may feel the need to laugh at 2019, and "The Capitol Steps" could not agree more! So tune in to "The Capitol Steps' New Year's Edition of Politics Takes a Holiday," featuring songs from their latest album, "The Lyin' Kings."

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Seven Democratic presidential candidates are debating Thursday night, the smallest group yet. The December 19 debate, hosted by Politico and "PBS NewsHour," is taking place at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. NPR reports are providing online live analysis of the candidates' remarks. On-air coverage will be hosted by NPR's Michel Martin.

The latest in health

Dec 18, 2019
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This week on "Take Care": new and noteworthy developments in health and wellness. We've been sharing the "latest in health" segment with you for a couple of years on the show, bringing listeners new studies and research, interesting developments and so much more. For this show, we're focusing on quite a few different stories in that vein.


The House of Representatives will be debating and voting on articles of impeachment against President Trump starting at 9 a.m. on December 18. This vote follows a 14-hour debate by the House Judiciary Committee on December 12. The committee approved two articles of impeachment on a party-line 23-17 vote, making Trump just the fourth president in American history to face impeachment by the House. 

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The House Judiciary Committee began their consideration last night of two articles of impeachment against President Trump: abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. The committee started the process by each of the members giving a five minute opening statement.

The hearing will continue this morning at 9 a.m. Watch here, online or listen on-air across central and northern New York.

Relationships between nature and our health

Dec 11, 2019
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Our relationship with nature has evolved over time, to say the least. Many of us buy our food from a grocery store, instead of working the land. We spent hours of our day inside, in office buildings void of natural light. And many of us are far from rising with the sun. But what does this change mean for our health? How does nature impact our physical and mental health? We ask those questions and more this week on "Take Care."

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Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz is answering lawmakers' questions about his report on the Russia investigation, which was released on Monday. The report examined the Department of Justice and the FBI's use of their surveillance powers in the Russia investigation.

Read the Russia investigation report compiled by Horowitz.

This Giving Tuesday you made a difference! We were able to raise more than $6000 thanks to the generous support of listeners. Thank you, from all of us at WRVO!

WRVO Public Media is funded by voluntary financial contributions from listeners, allowing us to provide the local, regional and international news you depend on.



Public radio’s quintessential quiz show, "Says You!" visited central New York at the beginning of November to mark WRVO’s 50th anniversary and now WRVO’s listeners will be able to hear the live recording.

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Democrats in the House of Representatives are moving ahead with the impeachment process this week.

The House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing regarding the "Constitutional Grounds for Presidential Impeachment" at 10 a.m. to hear from expert witnesses.  The Judiciary committee is tasked with drafting potential articles of impeachment. Watch here, online, or listen on-air across central and northern New York.


This week’s special coverage of the live public hearings of the U.S. House of Representative’s impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump continues today with testimony beginning at 9 a.m. EST. Testimony this week will be from Fiona Hill, the former top Russia specialist on the National Security Council and David Holmes, a U.S. dipolomat from the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv. David Holmes was added as a witness at this morning's hearing following his closed-door testimony on November 15. 

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Ten candidates are taking the stage for the November Democratic Debate in Atlanta, amid public hearings in the impeachment inquiry into President Trump. NPR reporters will be providing fact checks and analysis throughout the debate. Follow along.  


Diet culture

Nov 20, 2019
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Do diets work? It's a question people have been asking for decades, and one "Take Care" is exploring this week with the help of nutritionists, authors and activists. Turns out, the answer to that question is both yes and no.


Special coverage of the hearings of the U.S. House of Representatives impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump continue for the second day this week. The public hearings begin at 9 a.m. EST with testimony from Gordon Sondland, U.S. Ambassador to the European Union.

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With just under a year until Americans elect their next president, "America, Are We Ready? A November Democracy Big Think," will discuss what's working and what's broken; what's threatened and what's missing in American democracy?


The U.S. House of Representatives continues open hearings in its impeachment inquiry into President Trump this morning. The public hearings begin at 9 a.m. EST with testimony from both Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, the top Ukraine specialist on the National Security Council and Jennifer Williams, a foreign service aide detailed to Vice President Pence’s office.

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Public radio’s quintessential quiz show, "Says You!" visited central New York at the beginning of this month to mark WRVO’s 50th anniversary and now WRVO’s listeners will be able to hear the live recording.


Giving Tuesday, a global generosity movement, is on December 3 this year. Giving Tuesday is a day that encourages people to do good and inspires people to make a difference in their community. This Giving Tuesday we ask our listeners to donate to WRVO. When you support WRVO it doesn’t just mean supporting the news you depend on, it also means supporting the news this community depends on.


Join NPR and WRVO online this Wednesday, November 13 for live coverage of the public hearings of the House Impeachment Inquiry. House Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff has announced the first public hearings of the House Impeachment Inquiry into President Trump. The public hearings will begin on Wednesday with Ambassador William Taylor, the acting U.S. ambassador to Ukraine and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State George Kent to testify.

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Soldiers for Peace takes a deep look at why a significant number of Vietnam veterans felt compelled to oppose the war rather than simply try to put it behind them when they returned home. Through first-person storytelling, it explores the way their conceptions of patriotism changed and evolved as their faith in the Vietnam War and the American government dissolved. Tune in Sunday, November 10 at 7 p.m. for more.

Experiencing infertility

Oct 29, 2019
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Infertility is not uncommon. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 12% of women between the ages of 14 and 44 have used infertility services. We're going to explore the topic of infertility -- a sensitive subject with some long held stigma.


In the conclusion of NPR’s special series, “I’ll Be Seeing You,” delve into one of the most damaging spy cases this country has ever know, and find out how casinos, algorithms and data surveillance will transform spying in the modern age. Join NPR’s Dina Temple-Raston as she examines how technology is changing the way the government catches spies. Tune in Sunday, October 27 at 7 p.m. for more.

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“Fire.” – With that one command a secret unit, Joint Task Force Ares, launched a 2016 classified military operation and cyber-attack against ISIS. NPR has been given exclusive access to the nearly dozen people involved in the operation.