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Connections
8:05 am
Tue September 23, 2014

Coming up on Connections: Tuesday, September 23rd

First hour: Neal Conan; a "prehistory of robots"

Second hour: Pastor Marlowe Washington

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Government
7:15 am
Tue September 23, 2014

NY Requires Agencies to Consider Extreme Weather

Credit news.jrn.msu.edu

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) _ New York is requiring state agencies to consider the increasing episodes of extreme weather in public works projects, industrial and commercial permits and issuing regulations. 

For New York, those calculations include rising sea levels, more flooding and more severe storms. 

Governor Andrew Cuomo says the law is intended to create more resilient infrastructure, noting ``the new reality of extreme weather'' has had painful consequences for New Yorkers. 

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Health
7:11 am
Tue September 23, 2014

New York Launches Website to Combat Heroin Addiction

Credit combatheroin.ny.gov

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) _ New York has put up a new website with information about heroin and prescription opioid addiction and where to go for help. 

According to state officials, admissions last year statewide for abuse and addiction treatment for those drugs rose to more than 89,000 with the largest increase among people between 18 and 24. 

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Economy
7:56 pm
Mon September 22, 2014

Local Business Ethics Awards Handed Out

Three Rochester companies have been named recipients of a 2014 ETHIE Award, which was presented Monday night by the Rochester Area Business Ethics Foundation.

In the large-sized category (with more than 150 employees), the ETHIE recipient is Iberdrola-RG&E.

In the medium-sized category (between 50 and 150 workers), the ETHIE was awarded to Genesee Valley Motors in Avon.

And in the small-sized category (less than 50 employees) the Ethie went to Rainbow Restorations of Rochester.

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WXXI Local Stories
5:36 pm
Mon September 22, 2014

ROC Clergy Push For Police Officers To Wear Body Cameras

Credit CBS Philly

The relationship between Rochester police and city residents continues to deteriorate. That's according to Reverend Lewis Stewart, the head of the United Christian Leadership Ministry.  He says a "Ferguson Missouri is brewing" here in Rochester.

"City council and the mayor they need to act now to avoid any explosion that could come about in the immediate future.”

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Connections
5:18 pm
Mon September 22, 2014

Connections: Can We Trust Online Reviews?

In this hour, we ask if we can trust online review sites like Yelp? We examine the democratization of reviews for restaurants with the following:

Connections
5:12 pm
Mon September 22, 2014

Connections: Responding to Violence In the Name of Religion

In this hour, we look at ISIS in the broader context of the Muslim world. We examine the question of how peaceful Muslims – and people of all faiths – can respond to violence in the name of religion. We discuss this with our panel:

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Government
4:40 pm
Mon September 22, 2014

NYS Dems, at Fall Meeting, Focus on Portraying Opponents in a Negative Light

Democratic candidate for Lieutenant governor, Kathy Hochul , speaks at fall meeting of New York Democratic State Committtee

State Democrats say their prime strategy to motivate voters this fall will be to paint Governor Andrew Cuomo’s republican opponent, as an ultra conservative who has a negative view about New York.  

Democratic candidate for Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul went on the attack against the Republican candidate for governor, Rob Astorino, saying the GOP opponent and his running mate are too conservative and his portrayal of the state as economically troubled and dysfunctional is too pessimistic .

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Economy
3:04 pm
Mon September 22, 2014

Panel to Consider Farm Workers Fair Labor Practices Act

Credit wamc.org

Labor practices in New York’s agricultural industry are the center of a conversation considered in Rochester Monday night.

At issue—a proposed Farm Workers Fair Labor Practices Act—that labor advocates want to see representatives in Albany adopt.

The proposed law would allow certain benefits that farm workers do not currently have—such as collective bargaining and overtime pay.

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