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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.

We meet the class of 2020 - school leavers and graduates from around the world - who would be, in normal circumstances, entering the labor market now.

Listen Sunday, June 14 at 7 p.m. on WRVO, on-air and online.

Intelligence Squared U.S. / IQ2US

More than a decade ago, Lehman Brothers collapsed and the world witnessed one of the worst financial crises in global history. In January 2019, Intelligence Squared U.S. hosted a debate on the motion “Ten Years After the Global Financial Crisis, the System Is Safer,” to assess how resilient markets would be in the future. With the emergence of a global pandemic, this has put the debater’s arguments to the ultimate test – whose claims have been vindicated by this unprecedented event?

NPR

It's only human to find yourself going through different emotions from day to day, or even hour to hour. Some moments are joyful. Some aren't. Public radio is filled with human stories that match your moods, challenge them, and honor every side of you. We're more than the news, because you are too. Stay connected with NPR and WRVO Public Media. 

WNYC Distribution (NYPR)

The news cycle continues to expose how America contends with racism: racial disparity in COVID-19 infections and deaths, the murder of Ahmaud Arbery, the police killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, the protests, the president’s tweets and the weaponization of white womanhood. 

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Public radio hosts, past and present, read short eulogies to just some of the tens of thousands lost to the coronavirus pandemic in the United States in the months of March, April and May, 2020.

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This weekend on WRVO -- listen to a special episode of "Hearing Voices" in honor of Memorial Day. Major Robert Schaefer of US Army Special Forces Green Beret and poet, Colonel Robert Schaefer, US Army, host the voices of veterans remembering their comrades:

They talk with troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, reading their emails, poems, and journals, as part of the National Endowment for the Arts project "."

WRVO

WRVO sounds the same these days. You hear in-depth news coverage, the context behind the story and thoughtful questions from reporters and hosts. There are details daily on reopening plans and the economic impact of the pandemic from Tom Magnarelli, Ellen Abbott and Payne Horning. We’re keeping you up-to-date.

As events this year have reminded us so forcefully, no matter what’s happening in the world, around the country, or here in our own community, access to reliable and thorough news coverage is essential for a healthy democracy to properly function.

Independent sources of trusted and accurate information like WRVO Public Media are more crucial than ever. Whatever lies ahead, you can be sure WRVO will continue, as always, to be your essential source of news, information, and entertainment for you and your entire community.

IQ2US

As the coronavirus pandemic sweeps the globe, the World Health Organization is warning of the spread of something else -- an information epidemic or "infodemic." And while diligent consumers of the news are inundated with stats, graphs, press conferences, and think-pieces, so too are they exposed to dubious data, miscredited quotations and outright harmful claims. 

WRVO Public Media has once again been recognized for excellence in journalism and public affairs content. This month, the WRVO News team received awards from the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA), the Syracuse Press Club (SPC),  the New York State Broadcasters Association (NYSBA) and the New York State Associated Press Association (NYSAPA).

StoryCorps Connect

In this historic pandemic, people across the country are feeling alone. But what if one meaningful conversation could make a difference? WRVO is proud to be partnering with StoryCorps to help you share a moment of connection with your loved ones through a new remote technology. 

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President Trump and White House officials deliver remarks and take questions regarding coronavirus testing. The briefing comes as states continue to debate when and how to relax restrictions and reopen their economies. The briefing will begin at approximately 4:00 p.m. EST. 

For continuing local coverage of the coronavirus visit our live blog

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

Library of Congress

Some say motherhood is the hardest job in the world; turns out, there's a lot of history to back that up. In this special Mother's Day episode, the American History Guys explore changing expectations of mothers over the centuries.

WKSU/PRX

The 67 shots that rang out at Kent State amid a May 4,1970 Vietnam War protest, killing four students and wounding nine, reverberate nearly 50 years later. Many historians see the shootings as the moment America turned, finally and forcefully, against the war.

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The White House is expected to hold a Coronavirus Task Force press conference with the latest updates on the coronavirus response. The briefing will begin at approximately 5:00 p.m. EST. 

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The White House is expected to hold a Coronavirus Task Force press conference with the latest updates on the coronavirus response. The briefing will begin at approximately 5:30 p.m. EST. 

 

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'A Change of World'

Apr 24, 2020
PRX

"A Change of World," tells the story of how poets who were swept up in the Women’s Movement of the 1960s and 70s radically changed American poetry. As poet Alicia Ostriker says, "For the first time in the history of writing, which is about 4000 years or so, women could write without fear, without constantly looking over their shoulder to see if they were going to be approved of by men.” How did this come about?

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[Updated start time] The White House is expected to hold a Coronavirus Task Force press conference with the latest updates on the coronavirus response. The briefing will begin at approximately 5:45 p.m. EST. 

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The White House is expected to hold a Coronavirus Task Force press conference with the latest updates on the coronavirus response. The briefing will begin at approximately 5:00 p.m. EST. 

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Tia Dufour / Official White House/Flickr

The White House is expected to hold a Coronavirus Task Force press conference with the latest updates on the coronavirus response. The briefing will begin at approximately 5:00 p.m. EST. 

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The White House is expected to hold a Coronavirus Task Force press conference with the latest updates on the coronavirus response. The briefing will begin at approximately 5:00 p.m. EST. 

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The White House is expected to hold a Coronavirus Task Force press conference with the latest updates on the coronavirus response. The briefing will begin at approximately 6:00 p.m. EST. 

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Americans visit the library more often than they go to a movie theater or attend a sporting event. But as we hear in this "Humankind" documentary series by David Freudberg, libraries are far from stagnant institutions of the past. Today they are rapidly evolving -- carried along the tide of information technology that has transformed modern life. Digital natives are the most likely generation to visit the library building (and to access the library online).

D. Myles Cullen / Official White House/Flickr

The White House is expected to hold a Coronavirus Task Force press conference with the latest updates on the coronavirus response. The briefing will begin at approximately 6:00 p.m. EST. 

For continuing local coverage of the coronavirus visit our live blog.  

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The White House is expected to hold a Coronavirus Task Force press conference with the latest updates on the coronavirus response. The briefing will begin at approximately 5:00 p.m. EST. 

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White House coronavirus briefing for April 14

Apr 14, 2020
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The White House is expected to hold a Coronavirus Task Force press conference with the latest updates on the coronavirus response. The briefing will begin at approximately 5:00 p.m. EST. 

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D. Myles Cullen / Official White House/Flickr

The White House is expected to hold a Coronavirus Task Force press conference with the latest updates on the coronavirus response. The briefing will begin at approximately 5:00 p.m. EST. 

For continuing local coverage of the coronavirus visit our live blog.  

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