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The City of Rochester continues round-the-clock snow clearing efforts after more than 15 inches of snow fell across the region.

Mayor Lovely Warren says many city snowplowing crews have been working long hours for the last few days.

“I cannot commend our team at DES (Department of Environmental Services) and our safety workers enough because during this, 48 hours of all this snow, they’ve been working overtime, some of them putting in 18 hours a day, and we appreciate them for that.”

Warren says you can call for help with questions about city services.

Rochester is a budding hotbed for lifestyle medicine. The founder of Rochester Lifestyle Medicine says the concentration of lifestyle medicine board-certified physicians in the Greater Rochester area is far higher than anywhere else in the world. And now, doctors and patients from across the country are invited to the Rochester Lifestyle Medicine Institute to participate in a plant-based nutrition course.

This hour, our guests discuss how chronic diseases can be treated and prevented through nutrition, lifestyle choices, and other “low-tech” solutions, versus drugs and procedures. We also discuss local success stories. In studio:

  • Dr. Ted Barnett, M.D., founder and medical director for Rochester Lifestyle Medicine, founder and board chair of the Rochester Lifestyle Medicine Institute, and co-coordinator of the Rochester Area Vegan Society
  • Dr. Michael Klaper, M.D., physician, consultant, and educator
  • Dr. Rebeca Monk, M.D., nephrologist at the University of Rochester Medical Center
  • Robert Franki, communication director for the Rochester Lifestyle Medicine Institute

When Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez proposed a 70% tax rate for the very highest earners, it brought swift predictions that she would be hurting her own popularity with the idea. But a new poll finds that most Americans are in favor of just such a tax rate. 59% of Americans would like to see it happen, including 45% of Republicans.

What does this tell us about what Americans want, and what Congress wants? And what would the revenue pay for? Our guests discuss it: 

NYS Senate

The New York State Legislature is poised to approve a bill Tuesday to codify the abortion rights in the U.S. Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade into state law.

For supporters, including the majority of senators and Assembly members, it’s been a long time coming. But for opponents, it’s a bitter disappointment.  

The Photonics for Quantum Workshop is coming to RIT later on this week, and we give you a preview of what will be happening at the conference.

MCC is touting success, a new study by the college says students who get degrees or certificates in certain kinds of technical careers are doing quite well salary-wise five years after graduation.

Plus, RG&E and NYSEG are working on pilot projects involving energy storage.

First hour: Discussing Rep. Ocasio-Cortez's proposed tax rate for America's highest earners

Second hour: Why Rochester is a budding hotbed for lifestyle medicine

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"Women Empowered: Fashions From the Frontline," is an exhibit at Cornell University chronicling the ways women have used fashion throughout history to collectively uplift themselves.

Denise Green is a faculty member in the fiber science and apparel design department in the College of Human Ecology at Cornell University. She says the "Women Empowered" exhibit is the result of a semester’s worth of work between her and a group of students.

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.

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The heaviest snow from a major winter storm to hit the Rochester area and much of upstate NY may be over, but the blustery conditions will continue into Monday.

The National Weather Service downgraded the Winter Storm Warning to a Winter Weather Advisory for Monroe, Wayne and Orleans counties early Sunday afternoon. It's in effect until 5pm Monday.

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Snow cleanup continues in the City of Rochester, where Mayor Lovely Warren said that two residential street and sidewalk plow runs were completed Sunday morning, and the arterial and intersection plow teams are working continuously.

Warren said that, “Another city-wide residential and sidewalk run will take place later today (Sunday). In the interim, I encourage residents to call 311 with any issues in their neighborhoods and to use PlowTrax to keep up to date on our snow-removal efforts.”