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Join WRVO this morning for live coverage as Governor Andrew Cuomo is set to deliver his 2021 state budget address today from Albany. WRVO will provide live coverage of the address on-air beginning at 11:30 a.m. EST.

Listen live to Gov. Cuomo's 2021 budget address on-aironline, with your smart speaker and with the WRVO app.

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Alejandro Mayorkas, President-elect Joe Biden's nominee for homeland security secretary, is testifying before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. The nomination comes at a crucial time for national security in the wake of the deadly riot on the U.S. Capitol. Watch the hearing live as it begins at approximately 10 a.m.

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President-elect Joe Biden is outlining his COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan in Wilmington, Del. Biden has been critical of the current administration's effort and is seeking to speed up the process. The announcement comes a day after Biden proposed a $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package.

Watch his remarks live at approximately 3:40 p.m. EST.

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Third Coast International Audio Festival

Join us for the second hour of the annual Best of the Best broadcast from the Third Coast Festival. Listen to winners of the 2020 Third Coast/Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition.

Best of the Best is an annual ode to audio storytelling, taking listeners on a journey through the full breadth of what’s possible in stories made from sound.
 

"Songs of Speculation (excerpt)," [abridged] by Jillian Walker and Ben Williams for category-other.

Winner of the 2020 Audio Unbound Award

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President-elect Biden is set to deliver remarks in which he will "outline his vaccination and economic rescue legislative package." Biden has long said that the most recent coronavirus relief legislation did not go far enough in delivering critical help and that a new package would be a top priority for his incoming administration.

Watch his remarks live at approximately 7:15 p.m. EST.

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Governor Cuomo will deliver his fourth and final 2021 State of the State address this morning at 11:30 a.m. EST. Live video will be available below as it begins. 

In his third speech on Wednesday, the governor unveiled an ambitious green energy plan.

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Governor Cuomo will deliver his third 2021 State of the State address this morning at 11:30 a.m. EST. Live video will be available below as it begins. 

In his second speech on Tuesday, the governor detailed his plans to use rapid coronavirus testing in 2021 to reopen restaurants, theaters and arts venues, even before most New Yorkers are vaccinated.

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The U.S. House of Representatives is debating an article of impeachment against President Trump following the violence at the U.S. Capitol. The article charges Trump with incitement of insurrection. The debate and vote will begin at 9 a.m. EST.

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The U.S. House of Representatives is taking up a resolution that would call on Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment and take over President Donald Trump's duties. The effort comes as the House is also pursuing a second impeachment against the president over the insurrection at the Capitol on January 6. WRVO will carry live, on-air, special coverage from NPR of the proceedings beginning at 6 p.m. EST.

Join WRVO this morning 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 11:30 a.m. EST.

Third Coast International Audio Festival

Join us for four consecutive weekends in January for the annual Best of the Best broadcast from the Third Coast Festival. Listen to winners of the 2020 Third Coast/Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition.

Best of the Best is an annual ode to audio storytelling, taking listeners on a journey through the full breadth of what’s possible in stories made from sound.

"How to Remember," produced by Axel Kacoutié and edited by Eleanor McDowall for Short Cuts from BBC Radio 4.

Winner of the 2020 Best Documentary: Gold Award

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President-elect Joe Biden is formally introducing his nominee for attorney general, Merrick Garland. The event follows a day of violence and an overnight session of Congress that ended in a final affirmation of Biden's election win. Watch the announcement live as it begins at 1:30 p.m. EST.

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Members of Congress are formally counting the Electoral College votes. A group of Republicans, including North Country Rep. Elise Stefanik, are planning to object to the results, citing false claims of widespread voter fraud. President Trump continues to baselessly claim that he won the election rather than Joe Biden, who is set to be sworn into office on Jan. 20.

NPR

Georgians are voting in two Senate runoff elections on Tuesday, January 5. Incumbent Republican Sens. Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue face Democratic challengers Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff. The races were too close to call in November and now their outcome determines the balance of power in the Senate.

Follow live runoff results here Tuesday night. Polls are set to close at 7 p.m. EST.

IQ2US

The public and pundits alike are still processing the most recent election, but this much we know: 2020 marks the most diverse Congress in American history, and President Trump garnered more minority voters in 2020 than in 2016. As Georgia faces two runoff elections, which will determine which party controls the Senate, gubernatorial nominee Stacey Abrams and other voting-rights advocates have focused on identity politics as a way to prevail in the electoral process. Is it a winning strategy?

Marketplace Tech

Climate change is here. We hear about it more than ever. And experts say we need to adapt -- but what does that actually look like? This one-hour special from "Marketplace," led by Molly Wood, explores the role of technology in helping humanity weather the impacts of climate change. The time of complete prevention has passed, and we must turn towards adaptation.

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President-elect Joe Biden speaks in Delaware on Tuesday, December 22, days before Christmas. Biden received the COVID-19 vaccine on Monday, as cases soar in the U.S., and Congress agreed on a massive relief package. Watch his remarks live at 2:30 p.m. EST.

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President-elect Joe Biden is introducing key members of his incoming climate team. The nominees and appointees include Rep. Deb Haaland for interior secretary, former Michigan Gov.

WAMU

In time for the holiday season, WAMU and Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C. present a new radio play adaptation of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol," featuring acclaimed Washington actor Craig Wallace as Ebenezer Scrooge and public radio broadcaster Murray Horwitz as the narrator.

NPR

A panel of experts advising the Food and Drug Administration weighs the safety and effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccine from Moderna in a daylong public meeting. A committee vote will guide the FDA's decision about authorizing the vaccine for emergency use during the pandemic. The public meeting began at approximately 9 a.m. on Thursday, December 17 and will continue throughout the day. 

The Keepers: Archiving the Now / The Kitchen Sisters

As the world we all knew unravels and communities begin to re-shape themselves "The Kitchen Sisters" have been gleaning, looking for those who have something to offer during these uncharted times. People who rebuild, restore, reinvent.

Gert McMullin, one of the first people to put a stitch on the AIDS Memorial Quilt, who is now sewing masks for healthcare workers fighting Covid-19, using leftover fabric from the quilt.

NPR

A panel of experts advising the Food and Drug Administration will weigh the safety and effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccine from Pfizer and BioNTech in a daylong public meeting. The committee will vote on whether the FDA should authorize the vaccine for emergency use during the pandemic.

The public meeting began at approximately 9 a.m. and will continue throughout the day. In-depth panel discussion is scheduled to start a little after 3 p.m. EST and will culminate in votes on questions posed by the FDA. The meeting is set to adjourn by 5:15 p.m.

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President-elect Joe Biden is announcing his pick to lead the Defense Department, retired Gen. Lloyd Austin. Watch his remarks live at 1:30 p.m. EST.

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President-elect Joe Biden is formally announcing his pick for health secretary and other key health positions. In his statement released Monday, he announced that he will nominate -- Xavier Becerra to lead the Health and Human Services Department, Dr.

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December 8, 1980, musician John Lennon was shot and killed outside of his apartment building in New York City by a deluded fan. Producer Paul Ingles asked various people to recall how they heard the news and what John Lennon's music meant to them. The program also includes excerpts from an interview John and Yoko Ono gave the morning of December 8, "The Day John Lennon Died." December 8, 2020, commemorates the 40th anniversary of his death.

WRVO

On December 1, 2020, WRVO is proud to participate in Giving Tuesday. This global day of giving invites individuals to celebrate the holiday season by giving back to their communities. WRVO and NPR have been by your side all year -- serving you and the central and northern New York community with thorough, dedicated news coverage. Your donation of any amount right now truly makes a difference.

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President-elect Joe Biden is introducing key members of his incoming economic team. The nominees and appointees include former Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, and others who worked in earlier Democratic administrations. Watch his announcement live beginning at approximately 12:30 p.m. EST.

Intelligence Squared U.S. / IQ2US

Economic inequality has become a linchpin of modern politics. As nations around the world face a reckoning on racial and social justice and work to combat the economic impacts of the pandemic, we ask: Is it time to redistribute the wealth? Should we address growing inequality by overhauling our tax system, expanding our social safety nets, and investing more in public initiatives like universal health care, education, and infrastructure?

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President-elect Joe Biden is formally announcing his most recent nominees and appointments for his incoming administration.

The Pulse / WHYY

So many things will be different this year, because of the pandemic. Our celebrations will be smaller, our travel plans limited. We will try to be grateful for what we have, while feeling the pain of all we have lost. 

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