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ICYMI on Connections:How do we hold totalitarians responsible? How do we guard against the return of some of the worst e...
09/27/2021
Connections: Myroslav Marynovych on his book, "The Universe Behind Barbed Wire"

ICYMI on Connections:

How do we hold totalitarians responsible? How do we guard against the return of some of the worst evils of mankind? Myroslav Marynovych was imprisoned in a Soviet Gulag for seven years. He was a prisoner of conscience, locked away for pushing for human rights. His new memoir was published by the University of Rochester Press, and he’s visiting the university to discuss his vision for human rights. But first, we talk with him on Connections.

https://www.wxxinews.org/post/connections-myroslav-marynovych-his-book-universe-behind-barbed-wire

How do we hold totalitarians responsible? How do we guard against the return of some of the worst evils of mankind? Myroslav Marynovych was imprisoned in a

ICYMI on Connections:After a recent controversy with City Council, the Rochester Police Accountability Board is hiring. ...
09/27/2021
Connections: An update on the Rochester Police Accountability Board

ICYMI on Connections:

After a recent controversy with City Council, the Rochester Police Accountability Board is hiring. From the beginning, the PAB has stressed its need for independence. It will now have the opportunity to fill dozens of positions. This comes at a time when the City of Rochester is disciplining one officer who was involved with Daniel Prude’s death.

https://www.wxxinews.org/post/connections-update-rochester-police-accountability-board

After a recent controversy with City Council, the Rochester Police Accountability Board is hiring. From the beginning, the PAB has stressed its need for

As of October 1, all theatergoers age 12 and older going to Rochester’s Auditorium Theatre will be required  to show pro...
09/27/2021
Auditorium Theatre joins chorus of venues requiring proof of vaccination to see a show

As of October 1, all theatergoers age 12 and older going to Rochester’s Auditorium Theatre will be required to show proof that they’ve taken at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine prior to entry.

https://www.wxxinews.org/post/auditorium-theatre-joins-chorus-venues-requiring-proof-vaccination-see-show

As of October 1, all theatergoers age 12 and older going to Rochester’s Auditorium Theatre will be required to show proof that they’ve taken at least one

Josh Allen threw four touchdown passes and scored another rushing TD in the Buffalo Bills' 43-21 rout of the Washington ...
09/26/2021
Allen shakes off rust in Bills' 43-21 rout of Washington

Josh Allen threw four touchdown passes and scored another rushing TD in the Buffalo Bills' 43-21 rout of the Washington Football Team on Sunday.

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) Josh Allen quieted his early season critics and own self-doubts by throwing four touchdown passes and scoring another rushing in

Joywave, Cammy Enaharo, Mikaela Davis, KOPPS, Spencer., and Cannons closed out the KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival in ...
09/26/2021
Joywave closes Fringe in a big-decibel way

Joywave, Cammy Enaharo, Mikaela Davis, KOPPS, Spencer., and Cannons closed out the KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival in a big way.

Very few people who give a damn about music have the same kind of records, album after album, on their shelves. That was the appeal of “Smokestacks,” the

Fire damaged the back porch at the historic Susan B. Anthony house in Rochester early Sunday morning.
09/26/2021
Fire damages porch at Susan B. Anthony house in Rochester

Fire damaged the back porch at the historic Susan B. Anthony house in Rochester early Sunday morning.

Fire damaged the back porch at the historic Susan B. Anthony house in Rochester early Sunday morning. The fire department was first notified about the fire

There will be some street closures in parts of Rochester Sunday for the half-marathon & 5K race.
09/25/2021
Rochester 1/2 Marathon & 5K is on Sunday

There will be some street closures in parts of Rochester Sunday for the half-marathon & 5K race.

The Rochester ½ Marathon and 5K race is on Sunday, September 26. Organizers were not able to bring back the full marathon this year. YellowJacket racing is

Gov. Kathy Hochul said Saturday she is prepared to call in medically trained National Guard members and retirees to addr...
09/25/2021
NY preps for staff shortage with health care vaccine mandate

Gov. Kathy Hochul said Saturday she is prepared to call in medically trained National Guard members and retirees to address potential staffing shortages caused by an approaching vaccine mandate for health care workers.

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York Gov. Kathy Hochul said Saturday she is prepared to call in medically trained National Guard members and retirees to address

If you missed Charming Disaster's Musical Tarot Show on Thursday at The Spirit Room, you have one more chance Saturday a...
09/25/2021
The dark inspires Charming Disaster in ‘Musical Tarot Show’

If you missed Charming Disaster's Musical Tarot Show on Thursday at The Spirit Room, you have one more chance Saturday at the not-so-dark time of 5 p.m. Here's what you can expect if you attend as part of the KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival.

The name, Charming Disaster, would seem to explain everything. But I’ll go ahead with this review anyway. And as it turns out, first impressions built on

ICYMI on Connections:On Thursday, a number of local partners announced the launch of a new climate initiative. AMPED is ...
09/24/2021
Connections: Discussing the launch of the AMPED climate initiative

ICYMI on Connections:

On Thursday, a number of local partners announced the launch of a new climate initiative. AMPED is aimed at promoting the use of carbon-free electricity to power the region’s buildings and vehicles. According to AMPED’s leaders, about three quarters of the region’s climate-changing greenhouse gas emissions come from buildings and transportation. How can companies go “all electric”? What are the costs? What are the long-term impacts? Our guests answer these questions and more.

https://www.wxxinews.org/post/connections-discussing-launch-amped-climate-initiative

On Thursday, a number of local partners announced the launch of a new climate initiative. AMPED is aimed at promoting the use of carbon-free electricity to

ICYMI on Connections:Two local organizations have made it their mission to help people who have been disconnected from t...
09/24/2021
Connections: How two local organizations are helping people who were disconnected from the workforce

ICYMI on Connections:

Two local organizations have made it their mission to help people who have been disconnected from the workforce find new jobs and careers. Miss Julie's School of Beauty is a faith-based cosmetology school that will offer training to survivors of human trafficking. Imprintable Solutions offers internships to at-risk youth. This hour, we hear from leaders and trainees at both organizations about how their work is changing lives.

https://www.wxxinews.org/post/connections-how-two-local-organizations-are-helping-people-who-were-disconnected-workforce

Two local organizations have made it their mission to help people who have been disconnected from the workforce find new jobs and careers. Miss Julie's

RCSD Superintendent Myers-Small says there are about 130 students without transportation currently. She expects them to ...
09/24/2021
Superintendent: Remaining RCSD students without transportation will soon get it

RCSD Superintendent Myers-Small says there are about 130 students without transportation currently. She expects them to have rides by the end of the month.

https://www.wxxinews.org/post/superintendent-remaining-rcsd-students-without-transportation-will-soon-get-it

All Rochester City School District students are expected to have a ride to school by the end of the month, according to Superintendent Lesli Myers-Small.

The Andreas Delfs era has officially begun for the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. As Daniel J. Kushner with our news ...
09/24/2021
Andreas Delfs makes official debut as RPO music director in impressive concert

The Andreas Delfs era has officially begun for the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. As Daniel J. Kushner with our news partner, City News, reports, Delfs conducted his first RPO Philharmonics concert as music director on Thursday to kick off the 2021-22 season.

The Andreas Delfs era has officially begun for the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. On Thursday, Delfs conducted his first RPO Philharmonics concert as

Thursday night at the KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival, PUSH Physical Theatre took aim at the most-dangerous inhabitant...
09/24/2021
PUSH Physical Theatre extinguishes the ‘Generic Male’

Thursday night at the KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival, PUSH Physical Theatre took aim at the most-dangerous inhabitants of the planet — the “Generic Male.”

Rochester’s PUSH Physical Theatre is a remarkable fusion of dance, body architecture, sight gags, and social philosophy. Thursday night at the KeyBank

This week on the pod:Sure, there’s a smell, and the occasional rat, but it's worth it to compost-enthusiasts.Plus, Joywa...
09/24/2021
‎Ear Shot: One person's trash is someone else's 'riches' on Apple Podcasts

This week on the pod:

Sure, there’s a smell, and the occasional rat, but it's worth it to compost-enthusiasts.

Plus, Joywave’s Daniel Armbruster sat down with Jeff Spevak to talk about their upcoming show, what it was like being a musician during the pandemic, and hockey, of course.

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ear-shot/id1451435144?i=1000536463480

‎Show Ear Shot, Ep One person's trash is someone else's 'riches' - Sep 23, 2021

ICYMI on Connections:We continue a conversation from Wednesday about the staffing crisis in the child-care industry. Acc...
09/23/2021
Connections: Current and former child-care workers on the state of the industry

ICYMI on Connections:

We continue a conversation from Wednesday about the staffing crisis in the child-care industry. According to the Washington Post, child-care providers are down more than 126,000 positions as workers leave for higher-paying jobs and better benefits. This hour, we talk with current and former child-care workers who share their insights about the industry.

https://www.wxxinews.org/post/connections-current-and-former-child-care-workers-state-industry

We continue a conversation from Wednesday about the staffing crisis in the child-care industry. According to the Washington Post, child-care providers are

ICYMI on Connections: Facebook Marketplace has become one of the most popular places to buy and sell just about any item...
09/23/2021
Connections: How to recognize and avoid online scams

ICYMI on Connections:

Facebook Marketplace has become one of the most popular places to buy and sell just about any item or service. But, as ProPublica reports, it has become almost too large to regulate. As a result, a growing number of scams are putting a dark tinge on what had been a relatively simple system. We discuss selling online -- whether it's through Facebook Marketplace, Craigslist, or otherwise -- and how to recognize and avoid scams.

https://www.wxxinews.org/post/connections-how-recognize-and-avoid-online-scams

Facebook Marketplace has become one of the most popular places to buy and sell just about any item or service. But, as ProPublica reports, it has become

URMC temporarily closes some labs and puts pause on new elective procedures beginning Sept 27-- in the wake of on going ...
09/23/2021
URMC temporarily closes some labs and puts pause on new elective procedures

URMC temporarily closes some labs and puts pause on new elective procedures beginning Sept 27-- in the wake of on going staff shortages, most recently brought on by the state's vaccine mandate for health care workers..

With less than a week before New York State’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for health care workers takes effect, University of Rochester Medical Center

The Food and Drug Administration authorized a booster dose Wednesday of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for people ...
09/23/2021
The FDA OKs Pfizer-BioNTech Booster For People 65+ Or At High Risk For Severe COVID

The Food and Drug Administration authorized a booster dose Wednesday of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for people 65 and older and others at high risk of severe COVID-19.

The Food and Drug Administration authorized a booster dose Wednesday of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for people 65 and older and others at high

"If you think about a tomato that's gone bad, for example, when you landfill that, it's landfilling all of the water tha...
09/22/2021
Wait! Don't throw that food out — this can turn it into 'riches'

"If you think about a tomato that's gone bad, for example, when you landfill that, it's landfilling all of the water that was used to grow that tomato, all the energy that went into shipping that tomato," says environmental engineer Ava Labuzetta.

Instead, when that food is composted, she says all those resources, in a way, are recycled back into the environment.

WXXI reporter Noelle E. C. Evans shares local ways people are turning their kitchen scraps into 'riches.'

https://www.wxxinews.org/post/wait-dont-throw-food-out-can-turn-it-riches

Near Monroe Avenue in downtown Rochester, a lush and almost secret garden thrives. It's filled with herbs like basil, mint, and parsley, along with plenty

Gov. Kathy Hochul & Constellation Brands say the move of the company's HQ to downtown #ROC  will bring more than 340 job...
09/22/2021
Constellation Brands to move HQ from Victor to downtown Rochester

Gov. Kathy Hochul & Constellation Brands say the move of the company's HQ to downtown #ROC will bring more than 340 jobs to the city, and include about an $80 million investment by Constellation and property developers.

Constellation Brands will be moving its headquarters from Victor to downtown Rochester into the Aqueduct building. That news, first reported Tuesday by the

ICYMI on Connections: The child-care industry is down more than 126,000 workers. That's according to the Washington Post...
09/22/2021
Connections: Discussing the staffing crisis in the child care industry

ICYMI on Connections:

The child-care industry is down more than 126,000 workers. That's according to the Washington Post. Staff members are leaving the industry for higher-paying jobs and better benefits. This has economic impacts -- with fewer workers, fewer children can be cared for, and more parents must leave the workforce to stay home with them. The staffing crisis is impacting the Rochester region. We discuss it with our guests.

https://www.wxxinews.org/post/connections-discussing-staffing-crisis-child-care-industry

The child-care industry is down more than 126,000 workers. That's according to the Washington Post. Staff members are leaving the industry for higher

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Evan Dawson, your show today with John Prine's music brought me to tears. Thank you thank you.
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Free Martial Arts Classes From Your Home! Parents are your kids bored? Are you tired of your whole family being coach potatoes? Are you looking for a fun & safe way that you and your kids can exercise/train together, right from your own living room? Eastside Martial Arts is now offering two free weeks of lessons, via ZOOM meetings. To register in advance for our live sessions Monday, March 23rd 4:15-5:00pm and Wednesday, March 25th 4:15-5:00pm, use the link below. https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIkf-ysrTwqvku7zEqdUYwYoHM5pWhU-g To register in advance for our live session Saturday, March 28th 10:00-10:45am, use the link below. https://zoom.us/meeting/register/upYrd-Cppjktx5baSqYhv2DBbf8YRIv_zw To register in advance for our live sessions Tuesday, March 31st 4:15-5:00pm and Thursday, April 2nd 4:15-5:00pm, use the link below. https://zoom.us/meeting/register/u5Apd-2uqDotr5QCQTIGwRAU7CrscGnpPA
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Nerf Ninja Warrior Summer Camps "A camp designed for kids who love Nerf Gun Wars, American Ninja Warrior and Glow-In-The-Dark Dodgeball." *Session 1: June 29-July 3rd Session 2: July 6th-10th Session 3: July 13th-17th Session 4: July 20th-24th Session 5: July 27th-31st *Session 6: August 3rd-7th *Session 7: August 10th-14th *Session 8: August 17th-21st *Session 9: August 24th-28th Ninja Dodgeball & Samurai Larish: Mondays & Wednesdays 7am-6pm ​A new concept designed at Eastside Martial Arts, that allows players to not just dodge and catch balls thrown during play, but to also block them using a small hand-held target. All of our balls are made from NON-STING, foam core. This eclectic form of dodgeball will really test your Ninja-like dexterity skills! Children and teens will be divided into age appropriate groups. Includes four 1/2 hour Martial Arts classes each day. Ninja Nerf Wars & Ga Ga Ball: Tuesdays & Thursdays 7am-6pm In our venturous, Nerf Ninja Camp, "Jr. Ninja" will battle each other on our matted, 4,000 square foot Black Light equipped room. Children and teens will be divided into age appropriate groups to battle on uniquely different courses with various obstacles to maneuver through and hide behind. Students may also opt to play Ga Ga Ball in our Ninja Octagon! We have a limited supply of Nerf Rival and Nerf Elite guns to rent for $5/day. Protective eyewear is provided and must be worn by all participants. Includes four 1/2 hour Martial Arts classes each day. Ninja Warrior Obstacle Course & Field Trip to Mendon Ponds Park: Fridays 7am-6pm In our high-energy, Ninja Warrior Camp, "Jr. Ninja" will navigate a real Ninja Warrior-like obstacle course, safely fight each other with padded martial arts weapons in our "Ninja Gladiator Octagon", use high-flying kicks to knock each other off their "horses" (our heavy bags) and learn how to wield a real nunchuck or swing a bo staff. Children and teens will be divided into age appropriate groups.Then it's off to Mendon Ponds Park for the afternoon, in our "Ninja Kids Van" (Eastside Camp Only). Includes four 1/2 hour Martial Arts classes each day. *Archery is offered sessions 1 & 6-9 Mondays-Thursdays 10:45am-12:00pm for an additional price, by Doug and Sue Ludwig from Points to the Cross Archery Club, a USA Archery (USAA) member with USAA certified instructors specializing in Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD) training, after school and summer camp archery programs. (minimum of six (6) participants required each session) Fencing is offered sessions 1-9 Mondays-Thursdays 1:00-2:15pm for an additional price, by certified instructors from Rochester Fencing Club. (minimum of six (6) participants required each session) Other weekly activities include our "Mat Chats" about building character, abduction safety & bully prevention courses, "Martial Arts & Crafts", "Martial Science Experiments", air hockey & foosball, concentration drills/games and outdoor activities. ​ For more info, see the link below! https://www.eastsidema.com/products.html