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Education
4:43 pm
Wed October 1, 2014

Improving Job Opportunities For College Students With Disabilities

RIT is being credited by the National Organization on Disability as being a good example of a university that has successfully bridged the employment gap for students with disabilities.

The private, non-profit group promotes the full participation of people with disabilities in all aspects of life.  Advocates for people with disabilities say that nationally there is a 46 percent unemployment rate for college grads that have a disability.

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Move To Include
4:22 pm
Wed October 1, 2014

LISTEN: How RIT is Preparing Students With Disabilities For The Workforce

New U.S. Labor Department regulations will require federal contractors – of which there are nearly 50,000 companies with approximately 200,000 establishments – to set a target of having 7 percent of their workforce be comprised of employees with disabilities. Colleges and universities are being asked to do more to adequately prepare students with disabilities for the workforce, because current statistics show they are not prepared.  RIT is being cited as a shining example of what one university is doing in this arena. The National Organization on Disability hosted a news conference with RIT, and they join us to talk about how to make a workplace achieve this standard. 

Government
4:09 pm
Wed October 1, 2014

Cuomo Enlists an Actual Rockefeller Republican to Support his Re Election Campaign

Governor Cuomo is reaching out to moderate  Republicans to try to win over their vote in next month’s elections, his efforts have been bolstered by a new ad featuring Larry Rockefeller.

Rockefeller, the nephew of former Governor Nelson Rockefeller, says  in the spot that GOP candidate Rob Astorino is too conservative for New York, and that he favors “mainstream” Governor Cuomo in the election.

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Connections
4:02 pm
Wed October 1, 2014

Connections: So You Want To Be Vegan?

So you want to go Vegan? What does it entail? We look at the options. Can you dine Vegan at local restaurants? Can you cook at home? Is it affordable? Will you go insane?

Connections
3:59 pm
Wed October 1, 2014

Connections: Rob Astorino; RIT Preparing Students With Disabilities For The Workforce

We start this hour with gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino. The Republican is challenging Governor Andrew Cuomo for the top seat in New York. Then, as part of our Move To Include series, we talk about the new U.S. Labor Department regulations that will require federal contractors to set a target of having 7 percent of their workforce be comprised of employees with disabilities. College and universities are being asked to do more to adequately prepare students with disabilities for the workforce, because current statistics show they are not prepared.  RIT is being cited as a shining example of what one university is doing in this arena, and representatives from RIT are with us in studio. 
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Health
3:55 pm
Wed October 1, 2014

Raising Awareness of Military Sexual Trauma

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Congresswoman Louise Slaughter says there's been a 50 percent increase in the number of reported sexual assaults in the military since 2012.

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Economy
3:50 pm
Wed October 1, 2014

Kodak Lays Off 70 People In Rochester

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Kodak is laying off 70 people in Rochester.  The company says they are part of 85 jobs being cut at various locations, as Kodak works to re-engineer some of its operations.

A statement issued by the company says that Kodak is working to improve its supply chain and ensure that costs are aligned with business priorities and financial commitments.  Kodak says the cuts will not impact delivery of products or service to its customers.

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Arts & Culture
1:13 pm
Wed October 1, 2014

New Film Festival To Focus On The Environment

There's a new film festival coming to Rochester, and this one will focus on the environment. It's executive director, Dr.  Andrew Stern,  says the Fast Forward Film Festival invites amateur and professional filmmakers from around the region to submit short films of five minutes or less.

He says these films should involve the environment in some way.

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WXXI Top Stories
9:51 am
Wed October 1, 2014

Around the State 10-1-14

The WXXI News staff checks newspapers and websites to help keep tabs on what's happening in communities across New York state.

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Government
9:46 am
Wed October 1, 2014

New York Legislator Facing Charges

New York State Assemblyman William Scarborough
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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP)  A longtime state assemblyman from New York City was charged Wednesday with felony counts of using his campaign funds for personal expenses. 

William Scarborough, a 68-year-old Queens Democrat, was shackled and wearing a suit Wednesday morning when he pleaded not guilty in Albany County Court to charges of grand larceny and filing false campaign documents. 

The 23-count indictment accuses him of taking his campaign funds and spending the money on his personal expenses.  It followed an investigation by the state attorney general and comptroller's offices. 

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