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Latest Episodes
  • A local member of Congress says he is happy that a federal government shutdown was averted over the weekend, the search for a missing 9-year-old girl who had been camping with her family in upstate New York continues, and Monroe High School in Rochester is celebrating its centennial.
  • A man shot by a Rochester police officer on Monday night allegedly tackled and beat the officer before fighting him for his handgun, an administrative law judge has ruled that Grenitch Generation’s crypto mining operation near Seneca Lake interferes with emission limits set forth in New York’s climate law, and a recent report by AARP shows the number of older adults living in poverty in Rochester increased 70 percent over a 10-year period.
  • Unionized actors have voted to potentially expand their ongoing strike to include the lucrative video game market, Rochester Mayor Malik Evans is once again calling on parents to be aware of where their children are, and what they’re doing, especially late at night, and leaders in the city of Rochester and its police department are getting behind a new police re-organization plan.
  • A looming federal government shutdown could stall New York State's ongoing efforts to deal with the migrant crisis, owners of a former hotel in downtown Rochester are making a last-minute pitch to save the property from demolition, and a statewide coalition calling for equitable access to quality childcare for all children in New York says it starts with paying a living wage for workers in the field.
  • Rochester public health icon Rosa Wims has died, the Monroe County Republican Committee has a new chair: Brighton GOP leader Patrick Reilly, and a political scientist at the University of Rochester warns that the war in Ukraine is likely to last through next year and beyond.
  • A new exhibit at Rochester's Strong Museum of Play delves into the world of dolls while addressing the enduring presence of racism in America, Monroe Community College has a significant increase in student enrollment for this fall semester, and a weekend event in Rochester brought attention to the life and death of Daniel Prude.
  • Local organizations have produced a report to address the health and wellbeing of older adults, a growing market for electricians spurs a new training center in Henrietta, and the attorney general's office has sent a cease-and-desist letter to a group accused of voter intimidation.
  • The Greece Central School District is joining a national legal fight to hold social media companies responsible for student struggles with mental health, city funding for downtown and other neighborhood ambassadors is on hold as Rochester City Council seeks more clarity from the Evans administration, and Governor Kathy Hochul signed a slate of bills that expand voting access across the state.
  • A local hospital says they’re seeing increased hospital rates due to new COVID-19 variants, the University of Rochester will be receiving millions of dollars in federal funding to research how to treat and prevent child abuse, and the City of Rochester has ordered the closure a unlicensed nightclub that was the scene of a shooting in the early morning hours of September 16.
  • Local Jewish leaders are speaking out after several anti-Semitic incidents over Rosh Hashana weekend, the president of the Rochester Teachers Association says concerns about safety have led to a record number of teacher resignations, and we visit a farm sanctuary in Watkins Glen.