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Election 2021

We're joined by two more candidates for Rochester City School Board. It's our fourth and final discussion with candidates in this race prior to the primary on June 22.

Incumbent and current board vice president Cynthia Elliott and educator and activist Clianda Florence-Yarde join us to discuss their platforms and priorities for the district.

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We talk with two more candidates for Rochester City School Board. Nine candidates are vying for three open seats on the board. Our goal is to talk to all of the candidates before the primary on June 22.

This hour, we hear from Joshua Bauroth and Tatiana Welch about their platforms and priorities for the district. Our guests:

We hear from two more candidates for Rochester City School Board. Our goal is to talk to all of the candidates before Primary Day.

Our guests this hour include:

Some voters in Monroe County will head to the polls on June 22 to vote in the primary. Historically, there has been low turnout. Primaries often decide local elections, especially in Rochester, where Democrats outnumber all other voters.

So why don’t more people vote in primaries? How does that impact polling? And would a stronger turnout in primaries mean for local elections? Our guests discuss these questions and more:

  • Paul Hypolite, founder of Leading With Our Values
  • Stephanie Townsend, councilmember for the Pittsford Town Board
  • Ken Warner, political consultant, writer, and community activist
  • Tim Kneeland, professor of history and political science, and director of research, scholarship, and innovation at Nazareth College

We talk with candidates for Rochester City School Board. Nine candidates are running in the Democratic primary, and there are three open seats on the board. Our goal is to hear from all nine candidates before voters head to the polls on June 22.

During this conversation, we talk with Joe Klein and Camille Simmons about why they are running and a number of issues affecting the district. Our guests:

Malik Evans, Rochester mayoral candidate, joins us to discuss his proposals on various issues, including illegal guns in the city. We invited both candidates in the upcoming primary; Mayor Lovely Warren declined our invitation. We also sit down with CITY Magazine reporter Gino Fanelli to discuss his recent interview of the mayor.

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We continue our series of conversations with candidates for Rochester City Council in advance of Primary Day. We hear from Leticia Astacio. She's one of 16 candidates vying for five at-large seats. We talk with her about her platforms, her priorities, and about issues affecting Rochester.

Our guest:

  • Leticia Astacio

*Note: Willie Lightfoot declined invitations to join these conversations. Patricia Williams-McGahee cancelled her appearance. 

We talk with two more candidates for Rochester City Council. It's part of a series of conversations we're having with Council candidates prior to the primary. Our guests share their platforms and priorities, and discuss issues affecting Rochester. 

Our guests:

We sit down with another group of candidates for Rochester City Council. 16 candidates are running for five at-large seats. Our goal is to talk to all of them at length prior to Primary Day.

This hour, three candidates share their priorities and platforms, and answer our questions and your about issues affecting Rochester. Our guests:

We sit down with candidates for Rochester City Council. Our goal is to have conversations at length with the nearly 20 candidates before Primary Day.

Our guests this hour discuss their platforms and priorities, and their perspectives on different issues impacting Rochester. Our guests:

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