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American Public Media

Everyone agrees the goal of reading instruction is for children to understand what they read. The question is: how does a little kid get there? APM Reports continues its series of groundbreaking, award-winning documentaries about reading with a new program about comprehension. Senior correspondent Emily Hanford explores what reading scientists have figured out about how reading comprehension works and why poverty and race can affect a child's reading development.

American Public Media

The coronavirus pandemic represents the greatest challenge to American higher education in decades. Some small regional colleges that were already struggling won’t survive. Other schools, large and small, are rethinking how to offer an education while keeping people safe. This program explores how institutions are handling the crisis, and how students are trying to navigate a major disruption in their college years. 

Radio Diaries

In the early 1970s, author Studs Terkel went around the country with a reel-to-reel tape recorder interviewing people about their jobs. The result was a book called "Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do." The book became a bestseller and even inspired a Broadway musical – something rare for an oral history collection. "Working" struck a nerve, because it elevated the stories of ordinary people and their daily lives. Studs celebrated the un-celebrated.

Intelligence Squared U.S. / IQ2US

How might coronavirus reshape geopolitics? For some, the answer is clear: China is on the rise. While Washington embraces “America First” and abdicates its global leadership role, they argue, Beijing is stepping up to fill the void. By providing material assistance to struggling nations, organizing world leaders, and trumpeting its own virus response, China is vying for power and influence. But others see a global future where Beijing’s standing is diminished, not bolstered.

NPR

NPR and WRVO's live special coverage of the Republican National Convention concludes tonight, Thursday, August 27. Listen on-air and online from 9 – 11:30 p.m.

NPR

NPR and WRVO's live special coverage of the Republican National Convention continues tonight, Wednesday, August 26. Listen on-air and online from 9 – 11:30 p.m.

NPR

NPR and WRVO's live special coverage of the Republican National Convention continues tonight, Tuesday, August 25. Listen on-air and online from 9 – 11:30 p.m. EST with live analysis from NPR's Rachel Martin and Ailsa Chang. Before tonight's continuing coverage, catch up with 4 takeaways from the first night.

NPR

The Republican National Convention gets underway Monday, August 24 at 11:30 a.m. EST as delegates present their votes to re-nominate the president as their candidate. NPR and WRVO will provide live special coverage of the Republican National Convention tonight, Monday, August 17. Listen on-air and online from 9 – 11:30 p.m. EST with live analysis from NPR's Rachel Martin and Ailsa Chang.

NPR

The Republican National Convention gets underway Monday, August 24 at 11:30 a.m. EST as delegates present their votes to re-nominate the president as their candidate. NPR and WRVO will provide live special coverage of the Republican National Convention from Monday, August 24 - Thursday, August 27. Listen on-air and online each night from 9 – 11:30 p.m. EST. NPR will also provide a separate liveblog analysis for each day of the convention that will be available on WRVO’s homepage. Note that there will be no 9 p.m.

PRX

In the centennial year of the 19th Amendment, Rosario Dawson and Retta guide us through the fight for women’s voting rights, a history that resonates now more than ever.

NPR

NPR and WRVO's live special coverage of the Democratic National Convention concludes tonight, Thursday, August 20. Listen on-air and online from 9 – 11:30 p.m. EST with live analysis from NPR's Mary Louise Kelly and Noel King.

NPR

NPR and WRVO's live special coverage of the Democratic National Convention continues tonight, Wednesday, August 19. Listen on-air and online from 9 – 11:30 p.m. EST with live analysis from NPR's Mary Louise Kelly and Noel King. NPR will also provide a liveblog analysis of the convention, available below.

NPR

NPR and WRVO's live special coverage of the Democratic National Convention continues tonight, Tuesday, August 18. Listen on-air and online from 9 – 11:30 p.m. EST with live analysis from NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro and Scott Simon.

NPR

For the first time, the Democratic and Republican National Conventions will be mostly virtual. NPR and WRVO will provide live special coverage of the Democratic National Convention beginning tonight, Monday, August 17. Listen on-air and online from 9 – 11:30 p.m. EST with live analysis from NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro and Scott Simon.

NPR

For the first time the Democratic and Republican National Conventions will be mostly virtual. NPR and WRVO will provide live special coverage of the Democratic National Convention from Monday, August 17 - Thursday, August 20. Listen on-air and online each night from 9 – 11:30 p.m. EST. NPR will also provide a separate liveblog analysis for each day of the convention that will be available on WRVO’s homepage. Note that there will be no 9 p.m. hour of “Q” on those days and “Tuned to Yesterday” will air from 11:30 p.m. – midnight only.

Marketplace

The pandemic and the financial crisis have highlighted a fundamental truth: our economy has never worked for everyone. Marketplace's Kai Ryssdal will talk with experts about what it will take to begin to end the systemic racism that has defined our society and our economy for the last 400 years. Listen Sunday, August 16 at 7 p.m. on WRVO, on-air and online.

[Updated start time announced] Joe Biden announced on Tuesday that California Senator Kamala Harris would be his vice presidential running mate. They are giving remarks together on Wednesday, August 12 at 4:30 p.m. EST.

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Marketplace Morning Report

We are in the midst of a pandemic that has led to one of the worst economic crises in our history. Once the public health emergency becomes manageable, this country still faces one of the biggest public issue of our lifetimes: will we go back to business, inequity and the systemic racism we had, or will we draw a blueprint for the economy we want?

Central and upstate New York schools have released their reopening plans for the fall. Below are links to either the released school reopening plan or to the school district's main website if they have not yet updated their plans. This page will be updated as more plans are released or revised.

Last update: 9/4/20 10:00 a.m.

Broome County

Binghamton School District

Marketplace Tech

During this recession, technology has been keeping society and the economy afloat, from the platforms distributing food and masks to the physical wiring that lets us all stay connected. Biotech companies are working to transform the way we fight and cure diseases like COVID-19. And educators are struggling to find ways to make digital learning as effective as in-person classes.

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Join WRVO and NPR this morning as Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta holds a celebration of life for Rep. John Lewis. Live coverage hosted by Rachel Martin and Tonya Mosley will be available on-air and online at starting at 10:30 a.m.

Intelligence Squared U.S.

Five American presidents -- two in the last 20 years -- have assumed office without winning the popular vote. The most recent example, President Trump’s election in 2016, renewed vigorous debate about the Electoral College’s role in American politics. Supporters argue that the Founders wisely established the college to safeguard the republic against mob rule and ensure voters in less populous states have a voice in presidential elections.

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President Trump holds a briefing as coronavirus infections surge in hot spots around the U.S. The briefing will begin at approximately 5:30 p.m. EST.

The WRVO newsroom continues to provide updated numbers and the latest briefings from officials about the coronavirus and COVID-19 in New York. 

Live video will be available below as soon as the press conference begins.

Join WNYC and The Public Theater as they bring "Free Shakespeare in the Park" to the airwaves with William Shakespeare’s "Richard II." Brought to you in a serialized radio broadcast over four nights, listen as the last of the divinely anointed monarchs descends and loses it all.

Tia Dufour / Official White House/Flickr

President Trump and the coronavirus task force are restarting daily briefings after a pause. Coronavirus infections are surging in hot spots around the U.S. The briefing will begin at approximately 5:00 p.m. EST.

The WRVO newsroom continues to provide updated numbers and the latest briefings from officials about the coronavirus and COVID-19 in New York. 

Live video will be available below as soon as the press conference begins.

Peace Corps / Flickr

President Lyndon B. Johnson is today remembered largely for his failure in Vietnam. But before the war sunk his presidency, LBJ compiled a record of accomplishment on the domestic front unmatched since FDR.  Medicare, civil and voting rights, clean air and water, Head Start, immigration reform, public broadcasting — fifty years later, these programs are so deeply woven into the fabric of American life that it is difficult to imagine the country without them.  

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The Supreme Court narrowly rejected the Trump administration’s attempt to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program -- meaning life for its nearly 700,000 participants remains in limbo.

Nubar Alexanian

Voices from all sides of adoption. Stories about living with questions and searching for answers. We hear from birth families (mothers, siblings and a father), adoptees (both kids and adults), and various adoptive families including open adoption and international adoption (China). 

Listen Sunday, July 5 at 7 p.m. on WRVO, on-air and online.

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Celebrating America with Flags and Festivals, featuring:

Recitations and reflections on “The Pledge” of Allegiance” and “War vs. Peace” (by Joe Frank).

Jay Allison

"The Life Stories Collection" are public radio stories made over many years, by producer Jay Allison -- working together with Christina Egloff, and friends, colleagues, neighbors, strangers and whoever would take the loan of one of his tape recorders.

They are stories about life as we find it, and record it.

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