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Remembering the Career and Impact of Bob Smith

Oct 17, 2013

Long time listeners, frequent callers, guests, fill-in hosts, and elected officials all paid tribute longtime 1370 Connection host Bob Smith during a two-hour tribute to him on Wednesday. Elissa Orlando and Jeanne Fisher hosted the tribute which you can listen to here if you missed Wednesday's tribute show.

If you would like to send a message to Bob Smith, please address your note to: 


c/o Bob Smith

PO Box 30021

Rochester, NY 14603


LISTEN: Activities for Your Kids This Summer

Jun 27, 2013
Debra Ross

"I'm bored!" may be an exclamation you hear from your kids this summer. If you're looking for something to do, listen to our interview with Debra Ross, Rochester editor and publisher of KidsOutAndAbout.com, about ideas to cure summer boredom.

Today on 1370 Connection, we discussed TV and personal technology. Here are the resources you heard about on the show today.

Computer Classes:

Computer Tutor Classes from OASIS Rochester (website), (585) 730-8800

TechAge Adult Computer Learning Center (website), (585) 461-2000, ext 4

Indoor TV Antennas:

Author Cheryl Strayed on 1370 Connection

May 1, 2013

Cheryl Strayed is the author of the best-selling memoir Wild and the advice collection Tiny Beautiful Things. Strayed visited Rochester Thursday to speak at a SUNY Brockport event, and she visited WXXI for an interview on 1370 Connection with host Scott Fybush. 

New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli says so far, so good in describing the economic health of the state at this point in the budget year.

DiNapoli was in Rochester Tuesday to highlight seed money investments the state employee pension fund is making in businesses across the state to help foster growth and create jobs.

In an appearance on WXXI's 1370 Connection, DiNapoli said the best way to describe the outlook for the state balance sheet is cautious optimism about the state's prospects.

Investigating the Cause of the Economic Crisis

Jun 11, 2012

A film documenting the roots of the economic crisis opens in in Rochester Monday night.

 The Heist: Who Stole the American Dream? looks at the severity of the economic downturn and its impact on the working-class.

The film premieres Monday night at The Little Theatre on Monday, June 11 followed by a panel discussion.

Rochester City Council Begins Budget Hearings

Jun 5, 2012

Rochester City Council begins discussion of Mayor Tom Richards’ budget proposal this week.

City Council Finance Chair Carolee Conklin spoke with WXXI’s Bob Smith about the city budget in including the impact of Albany’s budgeting and policies, and the obligations the city has to help funding public education.

Click on the audio player above to listen to a portion of the interview from Tuesday’s 1370 Connection.

Covering Hydrofracking of the Marcellus Shale

Apr 25, 2012

One of the most active journalists covering the story of natural gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale Region says it's become controversial partly because of a spotty environmental record for the industry, and partly because of a lack of openness on the part of gas drilling firms about what they're doing and how they're doing it.

In honor of National Healthcare Decisions Day, Excellus BCBS CEO David Klein talks personally about the importance of advance care planning, sharing his experience during his wife’s battle with cancer.  His wife Linde died in 2011, three years after her cancer diagnosis.

Klein spoke on 1370 Connection on WXXI-AM 1370 with WXXI’s Elissa Orlando. Dr. Patricia Bomba, Vice President and Medical Director, Geriatrics, at Excellus BCBS, joined in the conversation and reviewed the process for advance care directives.

Former Rochester Mayor Bill Johnson has publicly shared his thoughts about the controversial shooting death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin.

Johnson wrote an op-ed piece published the Orlando Sentinel newspaper. Martin was shot and killed in Sanford, FL, a suburb of Orlando.