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RPD Chief Sheppard on Downtown Safety

Jan 26, 2012

Rochester Police Chief Jim Sheppard talked with WXXI’s Bob Smith on 1370 Connection.  Sheppard says he’s already in talks with the Regional Greater Rochester Transit Authority about security and safety at the upcoming transit center as part of an overall effort to maintain and improve public safety in the downtown area.

Kodak Creditors Uncertain of Chapter 11 Future

Jan 19, 2012

Eastman Kodak owes a lot of money to a lot of people.

According to Kodak's bankruptcy filing [PDF], the struggling photography pioneer owes hundreds of millions to banks and manufacturing firms.

The company also owes tens of millions more to movie studios (Sony, Paramount, Disney), retailers (Walmart, CVS, Staples) and tax collectors (New York State Department of Taxation and Finance).

Kodak also owes $1.7 million to Rochester-based Optimation.

"We're hopeful that we'll see at least a large percentage of the money," Optimation President Bill Pollock* said Thursday morning. "But at this point in time, it's not clear what the court will say and how creditors are going to be paid."

WXXI President Norm Silverstein and Little Theatre and WXXI Board Member Mark Cleary discuss the new partnership between Rochester’s public broadcasting organization and the region’s principal venue for the showing of independent film, the Little Theatre on WXXI-AM's 1370 Connection.

Click the audio player above to listen to a portion of the interview with WXXI's Bob Smith on 1370 Connection Friday, January 6, 2012.

You can also listen to the full interview.

New NPR Chief Talks to WXXI

Dec 22, 2011

Gary Knell is just weeks into his new job as CEO of NPR. He joined WXXI’s Bob Smith on Thursday’s 1370 Connection to talk about the transition and look ahead.

Click on the audio player above to listen to the interview.

A former University of Rochester professor who now holds a chair in security policy at Ohio State University thinks Americans are more worried about the potential threat of an unstable North Korea than they should be.

John Mueller is the author of best-selling books on security issues including "Atomic Obsession:  Nuclear Alarmism from Hiroshima to Al Qaeda" and spoke on WXXI’s 1370 Connection on Monday.

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