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Medical Marijuana, a Raw Look at the Young Black Male in America & Artist Steve Carpenter

Watch this Thursday at 8pm on WXXI-TV, Channel 21.1 and Cable 11 or 1221.On this week’s edition of Need to Know Rochester we’ll hear the personal story of an area resident battling metastatic colon cancer. We’ll get her take on the potential impact of the legalization of medical marijuana in New York and share the latest on where the legislature stands with the bill known as the Compassionate Care Act.

Also on the show - a raw look at the lives of young black males in America told through the perspective of Rochester teens. It’s all part of a new documentary airing next week at The Little Theatre. We’re joined by the film’s director who shares how he believes his latest project could bring about understanding and change in our community.

And from paintings for the Royal family of Monaco to a gallery and art school in the Neighborhood of the Arts. We’ll learn about the latest project soon to be unveiled by area artist Steve Carpenter and the unique path that led him to Rochester.