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This week on Ear Shot:

Transitioning from spouse to caregiver is complicated, and those who do it can suffer from high rates of depression caused by loneliness and isolation. But support groups can help.

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Artists are installing "Earth Altars" as a way to help people process the last 16 months of the pandemic.

And Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared a new state of emergency for New York -- this time over rising gun violence. But not everyone thinks that's a good idea.

This week on Ear Shot:

There have been decades of talk about filling in the Inner Loop -- Rochester’s C-shaped highway -- and that huge task is a lot more possible today than at any point in recent history. But neighbors are concerned the project might be moving too fast, and want to have a say in how their neighborhood is built back.

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While socializing can be challenging for children with autism, it’s especially hard during a pandemic. A summer program aims to help.

This week on Ear Shot:

As people slowly return to the office after a year of working from home, their dogs are not happy. But there are ways to help.

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Michael Lasser, the longtime host of WXXI’s music program Fascinatin' Rhythm, is retiring.

And:

Malik Evans beat Mayor Lovely Warren in the Democratic primary. He tells us what he plans to do now.

This week on Ear Shot:

The pandemic has shed light on disparities within the Black community. In addition to systematic racism, lack of access to health information and health literacy, there are additional barriers that affect Black deaf people who are a minority in an already marginalized group.

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The Genesee Country Village & Museum is hosting its first Juneteenth celebration, reflecting a trend of historical institutions reckoning with their white-centric programming.

This week on Ear Shot:

The remains of hundreds of children were found at a school site in Canada, just one of nearly 500 former boarding schools for indigenous children that existed for a century. Now local Haudenosaunee people are seeking justice for the pain and suffering caused by the practice of forced “assimilation.”

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