A casino in Rochester? The city is considering a pair of proposals for a performing arts center, and one of them is tied to a downtown casino.

Local ministers have voiced disapproval, and Mayor Lovely Warren has accused them of essentially being paid off. They say that's untrue, and they oppose a casino on the merits.

We talk to ministers, as well as a city representative about what happens next. Our guests:

In the first part of the show, we call out for all 'makers' to take part in the Rochester Mini Maker Faire in November. Co-chair Dan Schneiderman joins us to tell us about the event, and who can take part (spoiler: anyone!). Then, Xanthe Matychak from the Ithaca Generator joins us to tell us what happens at the generator (spoiler: they make stuff!). 

In the latter part of the show, we're joined by Kara Miller of WGBH's Innovation Hub. We talk with Kara bout technology in education, our offices, and in the casino. 

New Yorkers Double Down on Casinos

Nov 5, 2013
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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) _ New York voters have authorized seven Las Vegas-style casinos to be built to boost the economy.  With 60 percent of precincts reporting, the constitutional amendment was approved Tuesday 57 percent to 43 percent.  In Monroe County, the amendment was narrowly rejected by 460 votes.

Need To Know Rochester: The Business Section

Feb 8, 2013

Matt Daneman from the Democrat & Chronicle discusses the business headlines of the week including a possible Seneca Nation casino in Rochester, news on the Sibley Building, and state funding for the Eastman Business Park.