Flyers with anti-immigration sentiments and  inappropriate messages about sexual assault were discovered on the campus of St. John Fisher Monday morning.

A statement from a college spokesperson says St. John Fisher College has a zero tolerance policy for behavior not consistent with the school's values.

The spokesperson said immediate steps were taken to recover and remove the flyers, and the school is actively trying to find out who was responsible for distributing them in and around the academic corridor.

Jurors have been chosen in the public corruption trial of Governor Cuomo’s former top aide Joe Percoco and told to report back at 9:15 am Tuesday morning for opening statements.

The racially diverse jury of five men and seven women were chosen from a pool of thirty potential jurors, some of whom expressed strong feelings about corruption and big money in politics, and even about hydro fracking.

The number of flu cases in New York State continues to rise, and the latest figures also show additional deaths related to the flu in Monroe County.

The latest numbers from the Monroe County Health Department show another two deaths tied to the flu; so far this season, there have been a total of five deaths in the county, with four of the deaths involving people 75 years of age or older, and one of the deaths involving someone between the ages of 50 and 64. 

Officials do not release anything more specific about the people who died.

Wendell Castle, an icon in the furniture design movement, has died. Castle had deep roots in the Rochester community, and leaves a storied career and legacy.

We discuss it with our guests:

One year after worldwide women's marches, thousands more took to the streets in western New York and across the country.

We discuss the issues central to the movement. We also discuss what it means to be active, beyond marching or protesting. Our guests:

  • Mercedes Mike, education organizer for Metro Justice/Alliance for Quality Education who attended marches in Rochester in 2017 and 2018
  • Stephanie Vargas, activist who attended the 2017 march in Washington, D.C.
  • Miriam Zinter, activist who attended the 2017 march in Washington, D.C.
  • Marta Driscoll, program and outreach manager at Causewave Community Partners who attended the 2017 march in Washington, D.C.

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A new report says that two of Xerox’s biggest investors are pushing the company to consider a possible sale.

The story is in the Wall Street Journal which says that billionaire investors Carl Icahn and Darwin Deason have formed an alliance and plan to encourage Xerox to look at the possibility of selling the office technology company.


The JP Morgan Corporate Challenge is running back to its roots with a 2018 May start date.

The race had been held in late May or early June since 1991, with the exception of last year when it was moved to July.

Director of Communications for the race Alan Tieuli said that’s because they really wanted to get the race into downtown Rochester.

"It was an important move for the Mayor.  Important as Rochester was revitalizing its downtown. Important as more businesses are there. We wanted to really become a focal point for the community by moving down there."

First hour: Discussing the Women's March, one year later 

Second hour: Remembering artist Wendell Castle

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Imagine if the flu was about as common as diphtheria, measles, or other relatively rare viruses.

Researchers say if a universal vaccine being tested right now does what they hope it will, people would be able to get a flu shot once every five or ten years and be protected against any form of influenza.

As health officials report one of the most severe flu seasons in recent years, Rochester Clinical Research is one of five sites around the U.S. enrolling subjects in trial studies for the vaccine.

Public trust in the media is at an all-time low. One reason - concern over ‘fake news’ is at a high. That’s according to a new survey released this week by Gallup and the Knight Foundation. Seventy-three percent of Americans say inaccurate information on the web is a “major problem” with news coverage. So how do we deal with this issue of ‘fake news’ and how do we improve public trust in the media? Mike Johansson (Senior Lecturer, RIT School of Communication), Deanna Dewberry (Anchor & Reporter, News10NBC), and Justin Murphy (Education Reporter, Democrat & Chronicle), in addition to Rochester area residents, share their perspectives on this edition of Need to Know