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Kasich Dropping Out Of Presidential Race; Donald Trump Assured GOP Nomination

Donald Trump is the apparent GOP presidential nominee after his two remaining rivals ended their White House bids.Ohio Gov. John Kasich suspended his campaign Wednesday evening in Columbus. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz dropped out of the race Tuesday night after a disappointing loss in Indiana.The rapid moves in the past 24 hours bring to a close a wild GOP primary season that leaves the one-time unlikely candidate as the party's apparent nominee.Trump was widely discounted when he announced his bid...
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First hour: Larry Wilmore calls the president "my nig-a." Is that okay?

Second hour: John Donvan's new book on autism

Three-year-old Jaime is excited to talk about what he’s learning in school today. “I’m happy!” he declares while showing off a card with a smiley face and the word “happy” at the bottom. Why?  “My mommy loves me!”

Interacting with these feelings cards is part of the curriculum at Jaime’s preschool, a federally-funded Head Start site in Rochester, New York.

 

Senator Schumer is calling on his colleagues in the congress to pass legislation that would help domestic violence victims and their pets.

Jamie Saunders is the President of the Willow Domestic Violence Center. She says she once worked with a woman whose boyfriend was abusive, but instead of seeking safety at one of their shelters, the woman lived out of her car.

"And she had five very good reasons, she did have those two dogs and three cats and they all stayed together in her car because they were her life, they were her comfort, they were her hope."

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The Rochester Museum and Science Center is getting a boost in its effort to get more young people interested in math and science, as well as look to a possible career in photonics.

With the Rochester area recently named a photonics hub, RMSC President Kate Bennett says the facility is trying to do more to encourage area students to consider pursuing employment in photonics as those companies expand in this region.

She says last year, the museum opened up an Illumination Gallery to talk about light and optics.

Bernie Sanders is staying in the race until the last primary and the nation will be better off for it, he told NPR's Steve Inskeep in an interview that will air Thursday on Morning Edition.

Inskeep, passing on questions he had invited on Twitter, asked Sanders if he is "threatening [his] revolution" by continuing to run, potentially scaring some voters away from supporting Hillary Clinton — the likely Democratic nominee — in November.

The Christian Educators Association International is trying to bring Christian values into public schools by helping teachers understand the law, and to spread their Christian faith without crossing legal lines. Executive director Finn Laursen says American children are not learning right from wrong, in large part because Jesus Christ is not a part of public schools. Laursen told the Washington Post his organization is not advising teachers to proselytize, but they view public schools as a mission field.

We talk to Laursen about his goals, and we hear from parents and education leaders who have objections. Our guests:

  • Finn Laursen, executive director, Christian Educators Association International
  • Howard Maffucci, retired superintendent of East Rochester schools
  • Jeremy Button, parent

Oak Hill is hosting the 2016 Simpson Cup, which is basically the Ryder Cup for disabled and injured veterans. Teams of 13 injured servicemen and veterans from the USA and the UK compete in this golf event every year. The event rotates host nations, raising funds for the On Course Foundation, an organization that supports the recovery of wounded, injured, and sick service personnel.

We meet the 2016 American and British captains (each wounded veterans), and we discuss broader issues related to supporting injured service members. Our guests:

  • John Simpson, founder of the Simpson Cup
  • Steve Ogletree, American captain living with depression and PTSD
  • Paul Swain, UK captain who lost an arm in a bomb blast in Afghanistan
  • Jeremy Bagley, executive director of JDRF Rochester and a 10-year veteran of the United States Army

Finger Lakes Community College has a new president.

The SUNY Board of Trustees has voted to approve the appointment of Robert Nye to that post. He succeeds Barbara Risser who is retiring.

Nye currently is the vice president for academic affairs at Thaddeus Stevens College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and previously was deputy provost of the United States Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

Nye also had a lengthy military career, serving in the Army for 30 years including deployments in Kosovo, Afghanistan and Iraq.

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(AP) Retired U.S. soccer star and Pittsford native Abby Wambach is joining ESPN as an analyst and a contributor.

Wambach, the leading career scorer in international soccer, will cover the European Championships in France and the Rio Olympics in August. But her role won't be limited to soccer: She will work across multiple platforms including ESPN Films and shows including ``Outside the Lines,'' according to the network.

Governor Cuomo’s explanation of some of the circumstances of a US Attorney’s probe into his administration has left some unanswered questions.

Governor Cuomo offered a brief explanation of his former top aide’s involvement in a scandal now encompassing his administration, saying the actions of Joe Percoco were perfectly legitimate.  The governor says he knew that when Percoco left his $156,000 a year job to manage Cuomo’s 2014 re election campaign, that Percoco would also work for private clients, but that’s all he knew about the situation.

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