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Updated 11:22 p.m. ET President Trump's abrupt announcement he was calling off a June 12 summit with North Korea's leader was met Friday with an open invitation from North Korea to meet "at any time." Trump's decision, which officials said Thursday was delivered in a letter directed to Kim Jong Un, prompted questions and dismay from world leaders. South Korean President Moon Jae-in said he was "very perplexed" by the decision, which he called "very regrettable," according to the South Korean...

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The Bob Dylan Birthday Bash

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In one of the city’s longest-running popular-music traditions, about three dozen Bob Dylan songs will be interpreted by Rochester musicians at Friday’s 31st annual Bob Dylan Birthday Bash at Lovin’ Cup Bistro & Brews.

Host band HuNu? opens the 8 p.m. set  on May 25 with the only non-Dylan song of the night. “A Different Bob” is a composition by the late Chuck Cuminale, the originator of the event with his band, The Colorblind James Experience.

Several people were injured, a few critically, after two men set off a bomb inside an Indian restaurant near Toronto.

The Peel Regional Police said they received a call at 10:32 p.m. after two men detonated an improvised explosive device inside the Bombay Bhel restaurant in the city of Mississauga.

Movie producer Harvey Weinstein will surrender to the New York Police Department on Friday in Lower Manhattan, a source familiar with the matter tells NPR's Rose Friedman.

He's expected to turn himself in around 8 a.m. to be arrested on charges of rape and sexual assault, reporter Benjamin Mueller of The New York Times told NPR's All Things Considered.

A rare family upbringing leads an author to pen her memoir. On this edition of Need to Know we’ll learn how sharing her unconventional childhood in Rochester could help at least one person feel less alone in the world.

Also on the show, we’ll hear about a local effort to shine a light on those breathing new life into the city – Rochester makers.

And before he stole the show at the royal wedding, he stole the hearts of those in the Rochester region. We’ll look back at a message from Bishop Michael Curry during an appearance on Need to Know.

Spectrum News

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office has found the body of 18-year-old Selena Hidalgo-Calderon, but they are still looking for her 14-month-old son Owen. The woman’s boyfriend, Alberto Reyes has been charged with tampering with physical evidence.

Sheriff Barry Virts announced on Thursday evening that Hildago-Calderon’s body was found in a bag in the woods on Wednesday behind a farm on Joy Road in Sodus. Crews had spent the last two days searching an apple orchard in that area.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo called in Democratic Party stalwarts Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden to endorse him as he received the overwhelming support of delegates Thursday at the state Democratic Convention on Long Island.

In his speech, Cuomo listed his accomplishments, saying his efforts to pass marriage equality, raise the minimum wage and enact gun control should be a model for the nation.

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If Rene Hagins is lucky, she’ll be moving into her brand new house in about a month’s time.

Located on Parsells Avenue in Rochester, the home currently has just two bathtubs and a front porch. There's no insulation, only a half-done front stoop and there are random holes throughout the house where piping will later go.

But she says she’s extremely excited: “I come by and check it out all of the time,” she said, laughing. "I take pictures and everything. It's great."

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An executive at Morgan Communities, who is one of four men named this week in an indictment alleging mortgage fraud, was arraigned in federal court in Buffalo on Thursday.

29 year old Todd Morgan, a project manager at the company headed up by his father, Robert Morgan, entered a not guilty plea on the bank and wire fraud charges. He was released on bond which was set at $25,000.

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Even though gas prices in Rochester have crested the $3-per-gallon mark — and national prices aren’t far behind — Americans are still going forward with their Memorial Day vacation plans.

AAA expects 41.5 million Americans to travel on this  holiday weekend, with 36.6 million driving to their holiday destination. Even with the rise in gas prices, it’s not keeping people home.

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Super Bowl champion Roland Williams spoke with WXXI's Evan Dawson following the NFL's new national anthem policy. The league voted in the new policy on Wednesday; it states that if players kneel on the field or sidelines, their teams will be fined, but players are allowed to remain in the locker room while the anthem is played.

Williams shares his comments on the policy and the broader context of the decision.

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As tech companies and government agencies prepare to defend against possible Russian interference in the midterm elections, the Federal Election Commission has a different response: too soon.

The four commissioners on Thursday deadlocked, again, on proposals to consider new rules, for example, for foreign-influenced U.S. corporations and for politically active entities that don't disclose their donors.

Michael Frank ran his finger down his medical bill, studying the charges and pausing in disbelief. The numbers didn't make sense.

His recovery from a partial hip replacement had been difficult. He'd iced and elevated his leg for weeks. He'd pushed his 49-year-old body, limping and wincing, through more than a dozen physical therapy sessions.

The last thing he needed was a botched bill.

His December 2015 surgery to replace the ball in his left hip joint at NYU Langone Medical Center in New York City had been routine. One night in the hospital and no complications.

Several people were injured, a few critically, after two men set off a bomb inside an Indian restaurant near Toronto.

The Peel Regional Police said they received a call at 10:32 p.m. after two men detonated an improvised explosive device inside the Bombay Bhel restaurant in the city of Mississauga.

Movie producer Harvey Weinstein will surrender to the New York Police Department on Friday in Lower Manhattan, a source familiar with the matter tells NPR's Rose Friedman.

He's expected to turn himself in around 8 a.m. to be arrested on charges of rape and sexual assault, reporter Benjamin Mueller of The New York Times told NPR's All Things Considered.

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From the Inclusion Desk

The Reel Mind Theatre and Film Series is underway. It features films and performances that address the stigma attached to mental illness and behavior disorders, while providing messages of hope.

One of the films in this year's lineup is the documentary, Deej; it tells the story of David James Savarese, a non-speaking young man with autism. Savarese joins us in studio to share his remarkable journey and the challenges he has overcome. Plus, we get a look at what's next in the series. Our guests: 

  • Dr. Larry Guttmacher, M.D., clinical professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Rochester Medical Center, and co-director of the Reel Mind Film series
  • David James Savarese, poet, co-producer of Deej, and advocate for people with autism 
  • Dr. Lori Jeanne Peloquin, Ph.D., clinical psychologist in the Departments of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at the University of Rochester Medical Center
  • Lynne Fisher, education program administrator for NAMI-Rochester

Marsha King

Familiar sounds and movements can make difficult tasks seem easier because they are comforting. Through those associations, music can connect the mind to the soul.

Take Jason King, for example. “Jason has always been a handful,” said Marsha King about her 16-year-old son. “He was diagnosed with bipolar/ADHD when he was about 9.”

Jason has a 134 IQ and is as mature as a 10-12 year old. When Jason was 15, he was stabilized with medication and diagnosed with high functioning autism.

“One of the biggest issues he experiences is the ability to be flexible and follow direction to do things when he should,” his mother said.

However, Jason moves to the beat of Artists Unlimited. There, Jason can express himself because it gives him the opportunity to perform on stage, just like he does at home.

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A 24-hour helpline for Rochester-area families with children on the autism spectrum will be place by July 1. It's one of the responses advocates say is needed after the death of Trevyan Rowe.

The 14-year-old, whose family said he had autism, died in the Genesee River after walking away from School 12 in March.

“As the parent of children with autism, that story really hit home hard,” said Andrea Francis of Farmington. “I think the community is still shaken up over it.”

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The Arc of Monroe County is accepting applications for its Adult Project SEARCH program, which prepares adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities for employment.

Kayt Davidson is director of transition services with Job Path at the Arc of Monroe.

She says the program focuses on employment readiness.

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