Ethnicity and Gender

Utica Begins Journey To Reduce Poverty

Jan 25, 2017
Payne Horning, WRVO

(WRVO) A third of the city of Utica lives below the poverty line, including 47 percent of its children. That is the starting point for the city's new poverty reduction initiative task force. At its first public forum last week, those involved with the project revealed that the problem is even worse for African American children, 72 percent of whom are affected.

Payne Horning, WRVO

(WRVO) Women’s rallies were held in Syracuse and Watertown over the weekend in protest of President Donald Trump’s inauguration, but perhaps the most symbolic in the region was the one in Seneca Falls where thousands gathered outside the National Women’s Rights Historical Park. 

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(WXXI) Organizers of a women’s march and rally are expecting hundreds of people from across the state and beyond to come to Seneca Falls this weekend. The local events are scheduled to coincide with the Women's March on Washington on Saturday, January 21, the day after the inauguration of Donald Trump. 

Syracuse Declared A Sanctuary City

Jan 13, 2017
Ellen Abbott, WRVO

Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner delivered her final State of the City speech Thursday evening. Miner, a Democrat, can’t run for re-election because of term limits. Her final speech before staff and the community, was part reflection, part forward looking, with an exclamation point on an issue she has championed for much of her term.

Ellen Abbott, WRVO

(WRVO) Following more than 15 years of federal and local lobbying efforts, the Harriet Tubman properties in Auburn have been established as a national historic park.

(WXXI) New York was one of the first states in the country to pass legislation giving women the right to vote 1917, three years before the 19th amendment was passed. 

Eileen Buckley, WBFO

(WBFO) There are more planned protests this week calling on Buffalo  School board member Carl Paladino to resign. What's being labeled as an "Oust Paladino Action" is scheduled for Tuesday on the steps of City Hall. 

Karen Shakeridge

(WXXI) Attorney Ann Williams meets her 33-year-old client for the first time at a legal clinic in Rochester, NY. She asks him questions about what it’s like to have one name and gender legally and another name and gender in his daily life.

Randy Gorbman

(WXXI) Authorities have identified the man responsible for distributing fliers in Pittsford and Brighton promoting a white supremacist website. 

Payne Horning, WRVO

Ruth Gruber, who played a key role in helping Oswego’s Fort Ontario harbor nearly 1,000 refugees during World War II, has died. She was an accomplished journalist and humanitarian, but she is most fondly remembered in Oswego for the difference she made in the lives of the refugees she helped save.