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15 minutes | Aug 12, 2022
StoryCorps: Rochesterians share 3 stories that show the complexity of our community
A collection of stories and interviews from Rochester gathered through a project aimed at preserving oral histories about one man learning about his roots, one small business and its lasting impact on the community, and one family processing the loss of their loved one to the AIDS virus.
11 minutes | Aug 5, 2022
Snow geese symbolizing strength, discipline memorialize 3 guardsmen who died in '21 helicopter crash
An artist pays tribute to three national guardsmen who died in a helicopter crash last year. And we meet the newest member of the Adirondack Park Agency board, and hear what she wants for one of New York’s most treasured regions.
7 minutes | Jul 29, 2022
These Rochester women are Ultimate Frisbee world champions. They say the game means everything
This summer, in Ireland, two Rochester women were crowned World Champions in ultimate frisbee. We meet them and learn more about the sport that prides itself on Spirit of the Game.
12 minutes | Jul 22, 2022
Graffiti on the rise as officials work to erase, embrace its painted landscape
Graffiti is on the rise, and some established artists are seeing their murals tagged over by novice teenagers. What separates art from vandalism?And a sixteen-year-old is fighting to make active shooter drills and emergency plans more accessible for kids with disabilities.
7 minutes | Jul 15, 2022
These barbers and hairstylists are helping their clients access valuable health care resources
For a lot of people, getting a haircut is also a time to socialize and connect with someone they trust. That’s why barbers and hairstylists are being recruited to help people access health screenings and other important information.
11 minutes | Jul 8, 2022
The secret Devil's Cove Park: A hellish name, a heavenly place
We take a trip out to the secret, secluded Devil's Cove Park.
15 minutes | Jul 1, 2022
Rochester kids are living in the middle of serious violence. One afterschool program tries to help
An afterschool program in Rochester helps kids process the gun violence in their neighborhood, and hopefully prevent it in the future. Plus, New Yorkers who were once criminalized for selling and possessing marijuana may be among the first to benefit from the state's emerging recreational market.
13 minutes | Jun 24, 2022
Pummeled by the economy and COVID, farmers at the Rochester Public Market say they're holding on
During the pandemic, Rochester’s Public Market has endured the same disruptions as many other businesses: supply chain issues, labor shortages and high gas prices. But it's adapting in its own way.Plus: A mural on East High School depicts local and national leaders of the civil rights movement. We take a closer look at one man in the photo, the Rev. Franklin Florence.
7 minutes | Jun 17, 2022
Nail salon workers face unhealthy conditions, wage theft and unstable hours. Some are speaking up
Workers at many nail salons face some serious health and financial risks.
11 minutes | Jun 10, 2022
Far from home, young Afghan refugees find community in skateboarding
A new program in Rochester seeks to empower and enrich recent refugees through skating.
11 minutes | May 27, 2022
The formula shortage has Rochester parents worried about how they'll feed their children
A shortage of baby formula is causing local parents to panic. Plus, a new historical marker attempts to re-address the complicated history of white European settlement in the area.
10 minutes | May 20, 2022
Indian boarding schools tried to eradicate their language. Now, the Seneca are bringing it back
A group of Seneca Nation people are working to reclaim a language that was almost completely lost to them.
11 minutes | May 13, 2022
Success coaches help workers with problems outside the workplace. That helps their employers, too
A local agency is trying a new approach to retaining their employees – they’re supporting them at work and at home. Plus, a local ballerina is retiring, but not before breaking some ballerina stereotypes.
14 minutes | May 6, 2022
Who's planting all those daffodils at Mount Hope Cemetery?
Meet the man who has planted 15,000 daffodils in Mount Hope Cemetery. Plus: A welding class geared toward young women aims to create a boom of female tradespeople.
10 minutes | Apr 29, 2022
Stop cutting your lawn
A local environmentalist is trying to convince people to let go of their perfectly manicured lawns. And plans are in the works for a large pavilion in Highland Park. Plus, A particularly deadly strain of bird flu is spreading through New York, from wild birds to chicken farms.
14 minutes | Apr 15, 2022
Pay transparency: How ending the secrecy could erase inequities and change the workplace
For many years, people seeking jobs have been at a disadvantage when it comes to negotiating pay. Now more places, including New York, are considering requiring employers to divulge pay ranges. And in Monroe County, Black mothers and their babies are at a higher risk of complications and mortality.
13 minutes | Apr 8, 2022
Should there be an age limit on teaching LGBTQ acceptance? Some Pittsford parents seem to think so
An afterschool club for elementary school students focused on LGBTQ education is at the center of a heated debate in the Pittsford Central School District. And in the North Country, one local doughnut shop/laundromat has endured for decades. What is their recipe for success?
11 minutes | Apr 1, 2022
Nuclear warfare is back in the headlines. We revisit Rochester's forgotten fallout shelters
At the height of the Cold War, Rochester residents built their own fallout shelters. Some of them are still scattered around town. Plus: More people are choosing the sober life, and more organizations are catering to them.
12 minutes | Mar 25, 2022
How to heat your home without killing the planet
A Rochester couple wants to be an example for affordable eco-friendly living. Plus: As more New Yorkers wait for trial at home, few communities are paying for services to support them.
12 minutes | Mar 18, 2022
The giant spiders aren’t going to hurt you
Will giant parachuting spiders spread through Rochester? Plus: Warmer winters mean a shorter season for ice fishing. And Public Health Commissioner Doctor Michael Mendoza reflects on two years of COVID.
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