Syracuse mayoral candidates debate on Campbell Conversations

Campbell Convos Mayor Debate

Full audio and transcript can be found here "The candidates for Syracuse mayor hold their first debate."

For Immediate Release
Thursday, September 28, 2017

WRVO to broadcast first debate between candidates for Syracuse mayor

The first debate between the candidates for mayor of Syracuse will air this Monday, October 2 at 7 p.m. on WRVO. The debate, recorded this week, will feature Green Party candidate Howie Hawkins, Republican nominee Laura Lavine, independent candidate Ben Walsh and Democratic nominee Juanita Perez Williams. Grant Reeher, host of “The Campbell Conversations” and director of the Campbell Public Affairs Institute at the Maxwell School of Citizenship at Syracuse University, will moderate.

A portion of the debate will air before the full broadcast, including:
• during “Weekend Edition” on Saturday, September 30 at 8:35 a.m.
• during “Morning Edition” on Monday, October 2 at approx. 6:45 a.m. and 8:45 a.m

Full transcript and audio of the broadcast will be made available online at on Monday, October 2 at 7 p.m. Any media inquiries for use of sound or transcript must be made through the WRVO news department by calling (315) 312-3232 or by emailing

Reeher has already featured all four candidates in longer conversations on “The Campbell Conversations” this election cycle. Those conversations are available online.

About WRVO Public Media: 
WRVO Public Media is a non-profit public radio service licensed to SUNY and based at the State University of New York College at Oswego. Its multi-station network serves portions of 20 counties in central and northern New York, including Syracuse, Utica, Watertown, Oswego, Rome, Clayton, Fenner, Geneva, Hamilton, Ithaca, and Norwich. WRVO is also available online at Broadcast studios and administrative offices are located on the campus of SUNY Oswego. A satellite studio is located in Clinton Square, downtown Syracuse. 
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Jason Smith
(315) 312-3232