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Learning Lessons about Life After Kodak

Jan 20, 2012

With Kodak embarking on a restructuring effort under Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, the future of the imaging icon remains unclear.

But one aspect of Kodak's legacy is already deeply imprinted onto the Rochester community.

Even as Rochester's most famous company struggled mightily to reinvent itself, the Rochester region steadily fought back - leading the state in job growth in recent years and outpacing its upstate peers in economic vitality.

One key reason: A long history of top-notch human capital flung into the community - willingly or not - as Kodak's fortunes withered.

Special Kodak Programming on WXXI-TV

Jan 19, 2012

WXXI-TV presents a special night of Kodak programming beginng at 8:00 p.m. with an hour-long live special featuring stories about the Eastman Kodak Company's past, present and future.

This week on Need to Know Rochester, Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks looks ahead after the news of Kodak's bankruptcy.

Brooks also talks about the governor's 2012 budget proposal.  If approved by the state legislature, will his mandate relief measures lower your taxes this year?  

Join host Julie Philipp on Need to Know Rochester, Friday at 8:30 p.m. on WXXI-TV.

Business Section - Jan. 13, 2012

Jan 16, 2012

Democrat and Chronicle Business Reporter Matt Daneman discusses the week's business news in Rochester.

An interview with local Democratic Assemblyman Joe Morelle and local Republican Assemblyman Brian Kolb about Governor Cuomo's first year in office, his recent State of the State Address and a look ahead to the legislative priorities for 2012.

The interview aired on Need to Know Rochester Friday, January 13, 2012.

In Depth: Regional School Study in Ontario County

Jan 8, 2012

WXXI News Director Julie Philipp interviews Kristin Pryor and Jaime Saunders of the Center for Governmental Research about their regional school study in Ontario County.

Watch the segment from Friday, January 6, 2012 in the video box below.

WXXI News Director Julie Philipp, Capitol Bureau Correspondent Karen DeWitt and New York NOW Host Matt Ryan analyze Governor Cuomo's second State of the State Address.

Watch the segment from Friday, January 6, 2012 in the video box below.

Need to Know Rochester: Garth Fagan's Madiba

Nov 28, 2011

In this Special Edition of Need to Know Rochester, WXXI News Director Julie Philipp interviews renowned dance pioneer Garth Fagan and Norwood "PJ" Pennewell about their newest productions -- being debuted in Rochester the week of November 28, 2011.