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Police Chief Patrick Phelan says the investigation began last week when a 16 year old student showed a photo of another person to his friends and made a comment , claiming that the person looks like he could be a school shooter. Others in the cafeteria alarmed by the comment told school officials. Through a series of interviews, Phelan says authorities uncovered a plot to attack the community of Islamburg in the Catskills. He says during the probe, police recovered 23 guns and 3 homemade...

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Local officials from Foodlink, United Way and 211 met Tuesday afternoon to speak out against the federal shutdown, and discuss how it’s impacting low income and food insecure residents in Rochester.

The government has been shutdown for over a month now, and with no end in sight, the organizations are asking the community for their help.

Julia Tedesco is the President and CEO of Foodlink.

We continue our series of conversations about how workplaces are changing as a result of the #MeToo movement.

Attorney Melanie Wolk says the types of assignments men and women are given could change because of #MeToo. She joins us to talk about the potential impacts. 

The Gandhi Institute is preparing to host a program about the "diversity advantage" — how society benefits when inclusion transforms into full equality.

Our guests discuss the issue from different perspectives. In studio:

  • Mary Scipioni, landscape architect, writer and critic, and owner of Pebble-stream
  • Tanya Bakhmetyeva, associate professor of gender, sexuality, and women's studies at the University of Rochester; and associate academic director for the Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies
  • Mara Ahmed, political activist, artist and writer, and independent filmmaker at Neelum Films

The good news and the bad news about flu season

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New data from the state Department of Health indicate the number of confirmed cases of influenza in New York is down by over 1,300 compared to a year ago.

That's an indication that this year's vaccine is more effective against the dominant strain, according to Dr. Stephen Cohen, senior vice president and corporate medical director for Excellus BlueCross BlueShield.

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There’s now at least a second Rochester City Council incumbent who is not seeking re-election.

Molly Clifford, who was first elected in 2015, will not seek a second term.

She says she has loved serving the Northwest Quadrant, but says that her business continues to grow and requires more of her time, including additional travel, which Clifford says would compromise her ability to serve at the level her constiuents should expect.

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Police Chief Patrick Phelan says the investigation began last week when a 16 year old student showed a photo of another person to his friends and made a comment , claiming that the person looks like he could be a school shooter.

Others in the cafeteria alarmed by the comment told school officials. Through a series of interviews, Phelan says authorities uncovered a plot to attack the community of Islamburg  in the Catskills.

He says during the probe, police recovered 23 guns and 3 homemade bombs.

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The Supreme Court has reinstated President Trump's order placing restrictions on transgender persons enlisting and serving in the military, by granting a stay of two lower court injunctions that had blocked the president's policy. The justices voted 5-4, reflecting the high court's conservative majority.

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First hour: Discussing the diversity advantage

Second hour: Attorney Melanie Wolk on the impact of the #MeToo movement in the workplace

Eight best picture nominations emerged on Tuesday morning: Black Panther, BlacKkKlansman, The Favourite, Vice, Green Book, Bohemian Rhapsody, Roma and A Star Is Born. They are comedic and dramatic, based on real events and conjured from the pages of comics, in color and in black and white.

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More headline acts have been announced for the CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival in June.

Organizers say that Jeff Goldblum, Patti LaBelle and Marc Cohn will join the lineup for the nine-day festival.

Actor Jeff Goldblum also plays jazz piano with his band, the Mildred Snitzer Orchestra. His appearance in Rochester will be June 26 at Eastman Theatre.

Singer Patti LaBelle will appear at the festival on June 22nd at Eastman Theatre.

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In 2018, Americans watched as California towns were incinerated by fires, hurricanes devastated coastal communities and a government report sounded the alarm about the impacts of a changing climate.

All those factors contributed to significant changes in perceptions of global warming in the U.S., according to the authors of a new public opinion survey.

The proportion of Americans who said global warming is "personally important" to them jumped from 63 percent to 72 percent from March to December of last year.

One in 3 U.N. employees has reported being sexually harassed in the past two years, according to a survey that the United Nations released last week.

It's part of an unfortunate trend in the humanitarian sector: complaints about sexual harassment, bullying and other unacceptable workplace behavior.

Tokyo's notoriously crowded metro system is trying to ease the morning commute with soba noodles and tempura.

The metro system is offering vouchers for the buckwheat noodles and fried snacks to commuters who get on the train before rush hour. So far, more than 8,000 people have signed up to beat the clock, metro officials have announced.

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WhatsApp is one of the most popular messaging platforms in the world. With about 1.5 billion users, it's a free way to text and place international voice and video calls.

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From the Inclusion Desk

World champion ski racer, Lindsey Vonn, has said: “I always channeled what I felt emotionally into skiing - my insecurities, my anger, my disappointment. Skiing was always my outlet and it worked.” Snow sports have long been hailed for their therapeutic benefits. Benefits available to all people of all different abilities. For decades, a local program has been making such benefits an option by offering adaptive sporting opportunities to individuals with disabilities. We learn more about SportsNet and the work to make access to sports available to all.

Going in for a mammogram, learning how to keep your cholesterol in check, and understanding your blood pressure all represent basic health care. And yet, what might be called “basic” and “easily accessible” are anything but for some individuals with disabilities. There are a number of gaps and barriers to healthcare impacting the long term health of some in the Rochester community. On this edition of Need to Know, we make these disparities known plus discuss measures to eliminate barriers to care.

Honey Meconi brings music history to life.  

In her new book, Hildegard of Bingen, Meconi offers fresh insight into one of the most creative composers of her time, Hildegard, a German writer and mystic who lived the town of Bingen on the Rhine River.  In the twelfth century, she produced music, theological books, medical texts, and paintings.  

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Sarah Latchney is a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Rochester Medical Center. She studies environmental toxicology. She’s also deaf.

Latchney learned early on that deaf students have to work exceptionally hard to get the same recognition as their colleagues who can hear.  

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A wide-reaching epidemic

WXXI, in partnership with public broadcasting stations across New York state, is airing special programming examining the opioid crisis.

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