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

ROC Clergy Push For Police Officers To Wear Body Cameras

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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

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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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Government
2:56 pm
Mon September 22, 2014

Missing Afghan Soldiers Found Near Canadian Border

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BOSTON (AP)  Massachusetts law enforcement officials say they have been notified that three Afghan National Army officers who went missing during a training exercise are in custody at the Canadian border. 

State police spokesman David Procopio said Monday that federal authorities were interviewing the officers at Rainbow Bridge at Niagara Falls, but provided no further details. 

Military officials say the Afghan soldiers had been participating in a U.S. Central Command Regional Cooperation training exercise at Joint Base Cape Cod. 

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Beth & Matt
1:20 pm
Mon September 22, 2014

WATCH: Beth & Matt on Paychecks and Paychex

WXXI's Beth Adams and the D&C's Matt Daneman discuss if you'll see more money in your upcoming paychecks, along with news on Paychex. 

Video by Todd Clausen, D&C - A joint project of WXXI and the D&C

Arts & Culture
12:54 pm
Mon September 22, 2014

Toy Hall Of Fame Releases 12 Finalists For This Year's Induction

The National Toy Hall of Fame at the Strong Museum in Rochester is out today with its 12 toy "finalists" for this year's induction ceremonies.

The nominees are: American Girl Dolls; Bubbles; Fisher Price Little People; Hess Toy Trucks; Little Green Army Men; My Little Pony; Operation Skill Game; Paper Airplane; Pots & Pans; Rubik's Cube; Slip 'N Slide; and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

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Economy
11:15 am
Mon September 22, 2014

Charles Plosser To Retire From Philadelphia Fed

Charles Plosser is retiring from his role as President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia.

The 66 year old Plosser, a former dean of the University of Rochester's Simon School of Business, will retire effective next March.  

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said that Plosser "has been an insightful and dedicated leader and colleague," and she says they will miss his "keen insights, deep analysis, and good humor."

Plosser has been president of the Philadelphia Fed since 2006. He was dean of the Simon School from 1993 to 2003.

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