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From his Black Baptist roots to his braggadocious banter, Cassius Clay joined the Nation of Islam and became Muhammad Ali. He was more than a  silver-tongued boxer; he was a champion for Black empowerment, and when he resisted the Vietnam draft -- an historic defender of religious freedom. Until the end of his life, Ali fought his own sacred struggle as he negotiated the release of hostages, journeyed with Parkinson’s disease, and worked across religious traditions to advance the dignity of all humanity. Ali shook up the world. And this means as much for us today as it did in the past. 

WRVO Public Media seeks a new morning news host to join our award-winning news team. The "Morning Edition" Host/News Reporter will serve as the local host of WRVO’s most important daypart, will write, prepare and deliver news and continuity during local portions of "Morning Edition," and will contribute news reports and features as required.

WAMU

In 2014, a second-grader named Relisha Rudd disappeared from a homeless shelter in Washington, D.C. where she had been living with her family. By the time the city formally declared Relisha “missing,” 18 days had passed since the last time she’d been seen at school or in the shelter. Relisha has never been found. "Through The Cracks" investigates gaps in our society and the people who fall through them, and in this program, host Jonquilyn Hill examines if Relisha’s disappearance was, as the city later claimed, unpreventable.

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Amended, Episode 4: Embers and Activism

On March 25, 1911, a fire swept through the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in New York City, claiming the lives of 146 workers. Most of the victims were young immigrant women from Eastern and Southern Europe. In the wake of the fire, a group of women labor activists fought to ensure that the tragedy led to concrete change. 

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Amended, Episode 5: The Submerged Half

In 1912, Mabel Lee, a teenaged immigrant from China, led a New York City suffrage parade on horseback. Ineligible for U.S. citizenship due to anti-Chinese immigration policy, Mabel nonetheless spoke out for American women’s political equality. She envisioned a world where all women had the right to vote—and she wanted white suffragists to pay attention to the discrimination and racism faced by Chinese American women. 

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Each week during the month of March, WRVO Public Media will air an episode each of "Amended" from Humanities New York in honor of Women's History Month. The series travels from the 1800s to the present day to show us a quest for women's full equality that has always been as diverse, complex and unfinished as the nation itself.

Episode 3: Of Rights and Wrongs

After the Civil War, many abolitionists and women’s rights activists saw an opportunity to team up and advance equality for all. 

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Each week during the month of March, WRVO Public Media will air an episode each of "Amended" from Humanities New York in honor of Women's History Month. The series travels from the 1800s to the present day to show us a quest for women's full equality that has always been as diverse, complex and unfinished as the nation itself.

Episode 2: Any Woman

Staying connected to accurate news coverage and vital information through the fast-changing events of this past year has been critically important for listeners in central and northern New York.

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Each week during the month of March, WRVO Public Media will air an episode each of "Amended" from Humanities New York in honor of Women's History Month. The series travels from the 1800s to the present day to show us a quest for women's full equality that has always been as diverse, complex and unfinished as the nation itself.

Episode 1: Myths and Sentiments

How do we tell the story of the (unfinished) struggle for women’s voting rights? Who gave us the dominant suffrage narrative? And who gets left out? 

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President Biden is giving an address honoring the victims of the coronavirus pandemic as the country nears 500,000 deaths from COVID-19. Listen to his address on-air, at 6 p.m. EST, Monday, February 22 during "All Things Considered." Watch his remarks below as they begin.

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The Senate Judiciary Committee holds a confirmation hearing for Merrick Garland, President Biden's nominee for attorney general this morning, Monday, February 22 at 9:30 a.m. EST. Garland is the former chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and has deep ties to the Justice Department, where he served as a prosecutor decades ago. 

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"Foneless" February is back! Support the in-depth news, intelligent discussion and entertaining programs you depend on every day.

PRX/Radio Smithsonian

"Black Radio: Telling It Like It Was" is the story of radio’s role in the 20th-century transformation of the African American community. First aired in 1996, the specials have been reformatted into six hours for 2021. Original host Lou Rawls guides us, with new narration from original producer Jacquie Gales Webb. WRVO will air this six-part series every Sunday in February. Episodes will air from 7 - 9:00 p.m. on February 7 and 14. This will preempt "Big Picture Science" for those weeks. The remaining episodes will air on February 21 and 28.

Former President Donald Trump is on trial for the second time in the Senate. This time, the House has impeached Trump for inciting the Jan. 6 insurrection

Live, on-air coverage from NPR, hosted by Audie Cornish and Scott Detrow begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday, February 13. Listen at home with your smart speaker. Just ask it to "play WRVO."

Watch live: Day 4 of Trump impeachment trial in the Senate

Feb 12, 2021

Former President Donald Trump is on trial for the second time in the Senate. This time, the House has impeached Trump for inciting the Jan. 6 insurrection. Friday, February 12, Trump's legal team will present their defense. Catch up with how the House impeachment managers wrapped up their case.

Former President Donald Trump is on trial for the second time in the Senate. This time, the House has impeached Trump for inciting the Jan. 6 insurrection. Thursday, February 11, the House impeachment managers will continue presenting their case starting at noon and lasting up to 8 hours. Catch up with takeaways from day 2 of the trial.

Former President Donald Trump is on trial for the second time in the Senate. This time, the House has impeached Trump for inciting the Jan. 6 insurrection. Wednesday, February 10, the House impeachment managers will begin presenting their case starting at noon and lasting up to 16 hours over two days. Catch up with some takeaways from the first day of the trial.

NPR

Former President Donald Trump is on trial for a second time in the Senate. This time, the House has impeached Trump for inciting the Jan. 6 insurrection. Trump's defense team denies he directly called for violence and argues that he should not be tried since he is no longer in office. The House impeachment managers say he must be held accountable for the violence at the Capitol.

Third Coast International Audio Festival

Join us for the fourth and final 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.

"Dat Rona [excerpt]," produced by Dr. Janina Jeff and Sam Riddell for "In Those Genes."

Winner of the 2020 Impact Award

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The House is formally transmitting the article of impeachment against former President Donald Trump to the Senate, setting the stage for the trial in that chamber the week of February 8. Watch the ceremony live as it begins at approximately 6:50 p.m. EST.

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

As the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines unfolds in the U.S., numerous questions around distribution, supply, hesitancy and efficacy persist. The stakes are high, as numbers of deaths and cases break records. A panel of experts from Harvard and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tackles questions about COVID-19 vaccination. Watch the forum, live as it begins at noon EST on Friday, January 22.

Third Coast International Audio Festival

Join us for the third 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.

"The Work of Closing a Notorious Jail [excerpt]," reported by Carolina Hidalgo and edited by Jen Chien for "70 Million."

Winner of the 2020 Directors’ Choice Award

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Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will be sworn in as the president and vice president of the United States on Wednesday, January 20, 2021. Join WRVO for special coverage from NPR, on-air and online beginning at 11 a.m. EST. Watch the ceremony, inaugural address and other celebratory events throughout the day.

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Retired Army Gen. Lloyd Austin is appearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee on his nomination to be President-elect Joe Biden's defense secretary. Austin, who previously led U.S. Central Command, will require a waiver for his confirmation as he's only been retired from active duty for four years. Watch the hearing live as it begins at approximately 3 p.m. on Tuesday, January 19.

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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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