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Finding an affordable and comfortable prosthetic for women who have had mastectomies is necessary—the scars of battling breast cancer last long after the treatment. A worldwide army of knitters is helping to solve this problem with handmade prostheses called Knitted Knockers.

The soft prosthesis is knitted in different colors and sizes by a network of volunteers who distribute them to individual women, breast cancer organizations, and doctor's offices worldwide free of charge. A downloadable pattern is used create them with reccomended materials.

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The former owner of an iconic Rochester area donut shop has died. Bob Malley and his family were the founders of Donuts Delite on Culver Road.

Malley died Sunday at the age of 86. 

Donuts Delite opened in 1958 and the Malley family ran the business until 2005.

The Malley family traces their baking heritage in the Rochester area to the 1860s, when Bob Malley’s great-grandfather, Sam Durnherr baked soda crackers that were shipped via the Erie Canal around the world.

We discuss a new campaign at the House of Mercy. The Radical Compassion campaign is "actively working to preserve, promote and restore the dignity, value and independence of every human person without distinction or judgment."

This hour, we talk about the goals of the campaign and we hear how radical compassion has helped the House of Mercy fulfill its mission. Our guests:

We begin the hour with a conversation about priorities for Rochester with City Council candidate Stanley Martin. Our goal is to talk with all of the Council candidates on the ballot prior to Election Day.

Martin answers our questions and your about why she’s running and what she hopes to accomplish, if elected. Our guest:

The Ibero-American Action League and Rochester Latinx leaders have released a 53-page document outlining their recommendations for how to address issues that impact Rochester’s Latinx community.

This hour, we discuss the 2021 Rochester Latinx Agenda and its priorities relating to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Our guests:

Governor Hochul's office

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul condemned state Democratic Party Chair Jay Jacobs' remarks comparing an African American mayoral candidate in Buffalo to a Ku Klux Klan leader.

But the Democratic governor stopped short of calling for Jacobs' resignation, saying for now, she is satisfied with his apology.

A new Siena College Poll shows that Governor Kathy Hochul has an early double-digit lead in various potential scenarios for the Democratic Primary next June.

First hour: The 2021 Rochester Latinx Agenda

Second hour: Candidates for Rochester City Council, part 4; Discussing the House of Mercy's Radical Compassion campaign

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Gas prices continue to rise sharply in the Rochester area and around the country.

AAA of Western and Central New York said that prices went up another 7 cents a gallon locally over the last week, and prices are up 15 cents over the last two weeks.

On Tuesday, gas in the Rochester area was averaging $3.45 a gallon.

Elizabeth Carey with AAA said that the increases that consumers are seeing largely relate to the sharp rise in the price of crude oil in the last couple of months, which is now over $80 a barrel.

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Lifetime Assistance, the local organization that helps people with developmental disabilities live with the highest possible level of independence, has another way to provide those services.

It involves a donation from  longtime employee, Bob Hickey, who died after a battle with cancer earlier this year.

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