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A recent census found that the African elephant population decreased by a third between 2007 and 2014. Much of the decline can be attributed to poaching.


Adrian Lamo is the hacker who rather controversially turned Chelsea Manning into the authorities almost a decade ago. He died under mysterious circumstances last spring. Investigative reporting will reveal not only how he died but explain how hacks work and what Lamo was doing on the DarkWeb.

In part one of “I’ll Be Seeing You,” hear NPR’s Dina Temple-Raston investigate the mysterious death of one of the world’s most famous hackers. Tune in Sunday, October 6 at 7 p.m. for more.

The cost of health

Sep 26, 2019
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Many believe that health care is a basic human right, but there are many Americans who are not receiving the care that they need. This time on “Take Care,” we explore the cost of health – why health care is so expensive and how health care could change. We’ll also take a look at hospital visits and surprise bills, plus one doctor’s prescription for fixing (not perfecting) our health care system.

There's an idea about how people read words that's deeply embedded in teaching practices and curriculum materials used in most elementary school classrooms. While the idea has been disproven by cognitive scientists, it continues to be taught in teacher preparation programs, promoted in professional development sessions, and marketed by publishers.

From APM Reports, this documentary investigates where the idea comes from, why it holds on, and how it harms kids. Tune in Sunday, September 22 at 7 p.m. for more.

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September's Democratic presidential debate has been narrowed to one night only, as more candidates have called it quits altogether.

Ten candidates are on stage for three-hour event hosted by ABC News and Univision, beginning at 8 p.m. tonight. It's the third debate of the campaign and the first time that former Vice President Joe Biden, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders are all together.

Frequent moves are hard on kids. From APM Reports, a growing body of research says children with unstable housing are more likely to struggle in school and more likely to drop out -- and millions of children in the United States face housing challenges.

This documentary focuses on two groups who often change addresses -- homeless kids and children of migrant farm workers -- and explores efforts to help these students do well in school. Tune in this Sunday, September 15 at 7 p.m. for more.

From APM Reports, reporter Jill Barshay of the Hechinger Report examines the growing use of predictive analytics to get more students across the finish line and deliver more revenue to school – and how that's reshaping the college experience.

“American Anthem: The Special” will highlight standout stories from NPR's ongoing periodic American Anthem series – you’ve likely heard some of the songs during “Morning Edition.” In this special, you’ll hear even more on the creation, popularization, and evolution of a selection of songs about our shared national identity as Americans.

Do you recharge to stay healthy?

Aug 21, 2019
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What keeps you going each and every day? It could be your head hitting the pillow each night, a yearly vacation or a job with fantastic health and wellness perks. How do we recharge? And what’s the best way to maintain these periods of rest in a world where we’re never far from our work or other issues? This time on “Take Care,” we explore the concept of recharging, whether it’s sleeping a full eight hours a night or disconnecting over the weekend.

Woodstock organizers, musicians and audience members recall the 1969 music festival that rocked the world in more ways than one.

The transatlantic relationship has been a hallmark of the liberal international order for decades and, for many, a source of global peace and stability. But rising populism and inequality, coupled with surprising election outcomes in the United States and Europe, may signal an end to this historic relationship.

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It's the second and final night of the July Democratic debates. The second set of 10 candidates is making their case as to why they should be the next president of the United States. Follow NPR's live coverage for real-time fact checks and analysis of their remarks.

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It's night one of the July Democratic debates. Ten candidates are each making the case that they should be the next president of the United States. Follow NPR's live coverage for real-time fact checks and analysis of their remarks (below):

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Staying active

Jul 25, 2019
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For many of us, the days of mandatory physical activity are long gone. But when gym class and varsity basketball are no longer part of our daily lives, how do we make sure we keep moving? This week on “Take Care,” we talk about how to stay active. But first, how active are we?

Join NPR and WRVO this Wednesday morning for live coverage of Former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s testimony before the House Judiciary and Intelligence Committees. Mueller is expected to answer questions about his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. He will appear in two separate hearings -- the first expected to begin around 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 24.

Hear details of the human and technical preparations necessary to win over the moon, such as voices of astronauts from outerspace and our country's influential leaders of the time, JFK, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Lyndon Johnson.  Witness the reasons various space missions like Project Mercury, Mariner, Gemini, USSR Soyus, and Apollo flights succeeded and failed prior to the successful launch of Apollo 11.  Also, recall our nation's controversy over foreign relations, race, and the Vietnam War, that resulted in the Cuban missile crisis, riots, and anti-war demonstrations.

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After an inspector general report found "dangerous overcrowding" at Border Patrol facilities, the House oversight committee is holding a hearing about conditions for detained migrants. Watch the hearing live, below, starting at 10 a.m.

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Julie Brown of the Miami Herald conceived, reported, and wrote one of the most explosive criminal justice stories in recent memory. She revealed the shutting down of an FBI investigation that may have been on the verge of discovering the full extent of a child-sex-trafficking operation run by politically-connected billionaire Jeffrey Epstein.

This July 4th, the Capitol Steps answer all of the burning questions! What rhymes with Pete Buttigieg? If Joe Biden and Donald Trump have a Twitter exchange at 3 a.m., how fast can the Capitol Steps write a song about it? And if Vladimir Putin appears shirtless on the radio, does it violate the FCC's decency standards?

Tune in for the traditional Fourth of July radio show -- "Politics Takes a Holiday," from The Capitol Steps.

Tune in Thursday, July 4 at 1 p.m. and again Sunday, July 7 at 7 p.m. on WRVO.

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We’re examining mental health from a different angle on “Take Care” this week. When we think about mental health, we often think about anxiety, stress, depression and the like. And we’ve covered many of those topics on this show. This time, we wanted to instead look at different situations and specific populations that deal with challenges in mental health. They’re not all that uncommon, but they may not always be part of the dialogue around mental health.

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It's night two of the first primary debate of the 2020 election cycle. Democratic candidates in tonight's debate, all vying for the Democratic nomination for president, include: Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, Sen. Kamala Harris of California, Former Vice President Joe Biden, Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Indiana, Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado, Author Marianne Williamson, Rep. Eric Swalwell of California, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, Entrepreneur Andrew Yang, and Former Gov. John Hickenlooper of Colorado.

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It's night one of the first primary debate of the 2020 election cycle. Democratic candidates in tonight's debate. all vying for the Democratic nomination for president, include: Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey, Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Former Rep. Beto O'Rourke of Texas, Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, Former Rep. John Delaney of Maryland, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii, Former Housing Secretary Julián Castro, Rep. Tim Ryan of Ohio, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Washington Gov. Jay Inslee.

The future of medicine

Jun 13, 2019
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What is the future of medicine? One thing is clear: things are changing. Algorithms can help diagnose rare diseases and more and more doctors are relying on technology that was unimaginable decades ago. Where is medicine heading in the 21st century? We ask that question this time on “Take Care.”

First, the technological side of medicine, as we discuss innovations that will revolutionize medicine, according to Dr. Daniel Kraft. He’s a physician-scientist and faculty chair for medicine and neuroscience at Singularity University.

This time on "Re:sound," what we see -- and what we want to see -- when we gaze into our reflections in the mirror.  Stories include:


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On the next "Intelligence Squared U.S." debate: Americans are gearing up for the 2020 presidential elections, and Republicans have a choice: Should Donald Trump be their nominee?

His detractors see a politically vulnerable candidate caught up in the uncertainty of the Mueller investigation, wounded by the longest government shutdown in history, and defeated by House Democrats who refused his demand for border wall funding.

Our members make everything you hear on WRVO possible. From live coverage of Senate Judiciary hearings to reports on flooding from the shore of Lake Ontario, donations are behind the unparalleled coverage you’ve come to expect.

Earlier this year, we set our goal for the spring fundraiser, but we came up a bit short. That’s why we’re coming on the air for a couple days this week to ask for your help.

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Special counsel Robert Mueller is making a statement this morning about his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. You can watch his remarks at the Department of Justice starting at 11 a.m., live:

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People smoke marijuana. But it's not always experimenting high schoolers, and it's not always even for recreation. Medical marijuana is legal, in some way, in 33 states and the District of Columbia. And while eyes are opening to the benefits of medical marijuana, the debate continues. When it comes to recreational marijuana, many questions remain: How should it be related? Is it wise to open the flood gates to for-profit marijuana production and sales? We'll answer those questions and more this week on "Take Care."

Bluff and bluster, words and whimsy come to Syracuse and Utica this November with special events from WRVO and “Says You!”


To mark WRVO’s 50th anniversary, the radio quiz show returns to the area for live show tapings. “Says You!” is public radio’s quintessential quiz show. It’s spirited and civil, brainy and boisterous, and peppered with musical interludes. You could be part of the live audience, laughing along with panelists on stage.

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WRVO is bringing another well-known NPR personality to the central New York area this fall. Rachel Martin, host of “Morning Edition,” is visiting Syracuse Monday, September 16 for an evening with listeners and members of the station. She’ll share her experience as host of the most-listened-to news radio program in the country and as National Security Correspondent for NPR.