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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 3:50 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 begun to release 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.

Last update: 8/12/20 12:21 p.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.

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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.

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. 

Tia Dufour / Official White House/Flickr

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.

Joyce N. Boghosian / 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

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

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Shealah Craighead / 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 5:30 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.

 

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