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NY public defender challenges 1995 kidnap verdict

OSWEGO, N.Y. (AP) A federal public defender has filed papers seeking the overturn of a 1995 kidnapping conviction in connection with the disappearance of an 18-year-old convenience store clerk.

Lisa Peebles filed the papers Wednesday in Oswego County Court.  Go to full article
The view from the porch in Adams, NY this morning. Photo: Catherine Loper
The view from the porch in Adams, NY this morning. Photo: Catherine Loper

The view from smack in the middle of the snow belt

Last week when the Tug Hill was getting several feet of snow, we called out to long time veterans of life in the lake effect belt to hear how you actually cope with a sudden dump of that much snow. Their response? Keep shoveling.

That's exactly what WRVO News Director Catherine Loper and her fiancee were trying to do at their home in Adams this morning. But they weren't making all that much progress.  Go to full article
Photo: <a href="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/1d/Nine_Mile_Point_Nuclear_Generating_Station_001.jpg">Michael Styne</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Photo: Michael Styne, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

NRC: Nine Mile Point reactor problems resolved

SCRIBA, N.Y. (AP) Federal regulators say they're satisfied the operator of a nuclear power plant in central New York has addressed problems that led to four unscheduled reactor shutdowns last year.

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission says it did a special inspection at Nine Mile Point 1 in Scriba last month because of the shutdowns from July to November 2012.  Go to full article
Christopher Battles in a Brooklyn recording studio. (photo:  the artist)
Christopher Battles in a Brooklyn recording studio. (photo: the artist)

Christopher Battles: the permanence of recorded music

Musician Christopher Battles is hoping to make his mark as an acoustic singer/songwriter in the big city. He grew up in Oswego, graduated from the Crane School of Music and now lives in New York City. He studied percussion and music education at Crane, and when he's not performing on the street or the stage at a coffee house, he's a substitute band teacher. Over the past year, he has shared his musical journey via audio postcards.

Last summer, he released his first solo EP recording, titled Miles upon Miles. EPs are usually an artist's debut recording and contain just a few musical tracks. Miles upon Miles is among the finalists for the 2012 Best Folk Song in the USA Songwriting Competition. In his final audio postcard in the series, Christopher takes us into the recording studio and shares his thoughts about the permanence of recording his music.  Go to full article

Christopher Battles: music in the classroom

Musician Christopher Battles is hoping to make his mark as an acoustic singer/songwriter in New York City.

Over the last few months, Christopher Battles has shared his musical journey via audio postcards. We've heard occasional stories of his new life -- the pressures, emotional highs and lows and what it's like for an upstate troubadour in the big city.

Christopher grew up in Oswego, graduated from the Crane School of Music last year and now lives in New York City. He studied percussion and music education at Crane, and when he's not performing his brand of folk music on the street, subway platform or the stage of a coffee house, he's a substitute teacher.  Go to full article
Christopher Battles
Christopher Battles

Christopher Battles: busking among the subway trains

Musician Christopher Battles is hoping to make his mark as an acoustic singer/songwriter in the big city. He grew up in Oswego, graduated from the Crane School of Music last spring and now lives in New York City. He studied percussion and music education at Crane, and when he's not performing on the street or the stage at a coffee house, he's a substitute band teacher.

In the coming months, Christopher Battles will share his musical journey via audio postcards. We'll hear occasional stories of his new life -- the pressures, emotional highs and lows and what it's like for an upstate troubadour in the big city.

Earlier this summer, he released his first solo EP recording, titled Miles upon Miles. Not quite a single and not quite an album, EPs are usually an artist's debut recording and contain just a few musical tracks.

Battles takes new music and familiar favorites along while busking (street performing) at subway stops. For many musicians, busking is the showbiz equivalent of an entry-level job.  Go to full article
Christopher Battles
Christopher Battles

Christopher Battles, chasing his musical dream

New York City has always held a special place in the American imagination. For generations, it has inspired more than its fair share of musical dreams.

Musician Christopher Battles is hoping to make his mark as an acoustic singer/songwriter. He graduated from the Crane School of Music last spring and moved from his upstate hometown -- Oswego -- to New York City. He studied percussion and music education at Crane, and when he's not busking at a subway stop or on stage at a coffee house, he's a substitute band teacher.

Next Saturday, he'll release his first solo EP recording, titled Miles upon Miles. Not quite a single and not quite an album, EPs are usually an artist's debut recording and contain just a few musical tracks.

In the coming months, Christopher Battles has agreed to share his musical journey via audio postcards. We'll hear occasional stories of his new life -- the pressures, emotional highs and lows and what it's like for an upstate troubadour in the big city.  Go to full article

State Reaches Settlement on Lower Emissions for Coal Plants

The operators of six New York coal-fired power plants have agreed to slash nitrogen and sulfur emissions. Governor Pataki and state Attorney General Eliot Spitzer say the action would cut emissions that cause acid rain.  Go to full article
Refugee children at Fort Ontario, 1944. Photo: National Archives.
Refugee children at Fort Ontario, 1944. Photo: National Archives.

Haven From the Holocaust

A one-hour documentary about the only refugee camp established during WW II on U.S. soil for people fleeing Nazi persecution. The camp was based at the old Fort Ontario site outside Oswego, NY. This documentary was distributed nationally to the public radio system and was recognized with an Ohio State Achievement Award in 1988. It is part of the permanent collection of the NYS Museum in Albany. Jackie Sauter and Beverly Hickman, producers; Ellen Rocco, executive producer; with special production help from Lawrence Baron.  Go to full article

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