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Public radio’s quintessential quiz show, "Says You!" visited central New York at the beginning of November to mark WRVO’s 50th anniversary and now WRVO’s listeners will be able to hear the live recording.

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Democrats in the House of Representatives are moving ahead with the impeachment process this week.

The House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing regarding the "Constitutional Grounds for Presidential Impeachment" at 10 a.m. to hear from expert witnesses.  The Judiciary committee is tasked with drafting potential articles of impeachment. Watch here, online, or listen on-air across central and northern New York.


This week’s special coverage of the live public hearings of the U.S. House of Representative’s impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump continues today with testimony beginning at 9 a.m. EST. Testimony this week will be from Fiona Hill, the former top Russia specialist on the National Security Council and David Holmes, a U.S. dipolomat from the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv. David Holmes was added as a witness at this morning's hearing following his closed-door testimony on November 15. 

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Ten candidates are taking the stage for the November Democratic Debate in Atlanta, amid public hearings in the impeachment inquiry into President Trump. NPR reporters will be providing fact checks and analysis throughout the debate. Follow along.  


Diet culture

Nov 20, 2019
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Do diets work? It's a question people have been asking for decades, and one "Take Care" is exploring this week with the help of nutritionists, authors and activists. Turns out, the answer to that question is both yes and no.


Special coverage of the hearings of the U.S. House of Representatives impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump continue for the second day this week. The public hearings begin at 9 a.m. EST with testimony from Gordon Sondland, U.S. Ambassador to the European Union.

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With just under a year until Americans elect their next president, "America: Are We Ready? A November Democracy Big Think," will discuss what's working and what's broken; what's threatened and what's missing in American democracy?


The U.S. House of Representatives continues open hearings in its impeachment inquiry into President Trump this morning. The public hearings begin at 9 a.m. EST with testimony from both Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, the top Ukraine specialist on the National Security Council and Jennifer Williams, a foreign service aide detailed to Vice President Pence’s office.

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Public radio’s quintessential quiz show, "Says You!" visited central New York at the beginning of this month to mark WRVO’s 50th anniversary and now WRVO’s listeners will be able to hear the live recording.


Giving Tuesday, a global generosity movement, is on December 3 this year. Giving Tuesday is a day that encourages people to do good and inspires people to make a difference in their community. This Giving Tuesday we ask our listeners to donate to WRVO. When you support WRVO it doesn’t just mean supporting the news you depend on, it also means supporting the news this community depends on.


Join NPR and WRVO online this Wednesday, November 13 for live coverage of the public hearings of the House Impeachment Inquiry. House Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff has announced the first public hearings of the House Impeachment Inquiry into President Trump. The public hearings will begin on Wednesday with Ambassador William Taylor, the acting U.S. ambassador to Ukraine and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State George Kent to testify.

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Soldiers for Peace takes a deep look at why a significant number of Vietnam veterans felt compelled to oppose the war rather than simply try to put it behind them when they returned home. Through first-person storytelling, it explores the way their conceptions of patriotism changed and evolved as their faith in the Vietnam War and the American government dissolved. Tune in Sunday, November 10 at 7 p.m. for more.

Experiencing infertility

Oct 29, 2019
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Infertility is not uncommon. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 12% of women between the ages of 14 and 44 have used infertility services. We're going to explore the topic of infertility -- a sensitive subject with some long held stigma.


In the conclusion of NPR’s special series, “I’ll Be Seeing You,” delve into one of the most damaging spy cases this country has ever know, and find out how casinos, algorithms and data surveillance will transform spying in the modern age. Join NPR’s Dina Temple-Raston as she examines how technology is changing the way the government catches spies. Tune in Sunday, October 27 at 7 p.m. for more.

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“Fire.” – With that one command a secret unit, Joint Task Force Ares, launched a 2016 classified military operation and cyber-attack against ISIS. NPR has been given exclusive access to the nearly dozen people involved in the operation.

You’ve counted on WRVO for 50 years to provide you with in-depth, commercial-free news and analysis. As we look forward to the next 50 years we are counting on you, our listeners, to support us as we evolve and grow with the world around us.

Your support will help WRVO as we continue to add transmitters and provide streaming and news services wherever you are online. By helping us financially you are helping us keep up with the times as well as with the future of public radio.

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Twelve Democratic candidates have taken the stage in Ohio for their fourth debate. They're all vying for the Democratic nomination for president and much has changed since the last time the candidates met: former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., are now co-front-runners; Bernie Sanders suffered a heart attack; the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump is in full swing; and more. 

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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.