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Officials from RIT and Genesee Country Village & Museum have signed a partnership agreement to work on projects together.

The Dean of RIT's College of Liberal Arts, James Winebrake says the two institutions have worked together for a number of years on an ad hoc basis, and he says by formalizing the partnership, they are making a long-term commitment to work together.

One area the museum and the university may work together is the application of technology and new media to support exhibits, research and other activities at the museum.

We preview the ninth annual Sankofa Evening of Theatre and Jazz Fest, which kicks off this weekend at the Multi-use Community Cultural Center. The event celebrates the work of emerging and established African American playwrights.

We discuss the themes of some of the plays and the impact of the festival on art and the community. Our guests:

  • Kevin Hicks, communications director for the Sankofa Festival 
  • Anne Thompson-Scretching, featured artist and playwright of Four Men On A Couch
  • Gary DeWitt Marshall, director of Four Men On A Couch
  • Grace Flores, playwright of Now & Then
  • Jahaka Mindstorm, playwright of My People Perish

We discuss carbon fee and dividend: what it is, how it works, who supports it, and the impact it would have on climate change and the economy. Our guests: 

It doesn’t appear that incumbent Republican State Senator Rich Funke will have opposition in the November election.

The New York State Court of Appeals has ruled that Funke’s potential Democratic challenger, Steve Glickman, is ineligible to be on the ballot due to issues involving the state’s five-year residency requirement.

The decision overturns a different ruling last week by the State Supreme Court’s Appellate Division.

The 55th State Senate District includes parts of Monroe and Ontario Counties.

Funke is running for a 2nd term.

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A Rochester teen and his family are joining forces with a local civil rights group claiming the teen was brutalized by police earlier this month.

17 year old Ricky Bryant and his mother, along with members of the United Christian Leadership Ministry are talking about an incident that happened the night of August 7th, after the Puerto Rican festival.

They say that Bryant was on his bike on Remington Street, when police stopped him, and punched him, injuring his eye. They also say that police fired pepper balls at Bryant and used a Taser.

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Some members of Congress are demanding more information on why the price of a potentially lifesaving medical device has skyrocketed. 

EpiPens- injectable devices containing epinephrine- are used to ward off potentially fatal allergic reactions. The price has surged in recent years. A two-dose package cost less than $60 nine years ago.

Cyndi Gowan of Brighton has a 13-year old son with severe nut allergies. Her most recent refill for an EpiPen prescription cost more than $500 on her family's high deductible insurance plan. Fortunately, her family can afford it.

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — DraftKings, FanDuel and other daily fantasy sports companies have been cleared to resume business in New York State.

The state's Gaming Commission on Monday granted permits to five daily fantasy operators following the passage of a new state law regulating the popular online games.

This year, the industry suspended business in New York after Attorney General Eric Schneiderman likened the games to illegal gambling.

Both the Green and Libertarian Parties are hoping to earn more votes than ever in the presidential election. But they are unlikely to win, and critics have argued that third parties should try to win local elections first. Why not focus on Congress, or state government, or city council?

We talk about the rise of third parties, what is stopping third parties, and whether local elections offer more of a viable path. Our guests:

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