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4:41 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

Connections: The Whiteness Project

We open the conversation with Whitney Dow, director of the Whiteness Project, a multimedia documentary created in Buffalo. In the documentary, Dow talked with people about what it means to be white. Then we talk more about the impact of this project with Ann Johnson of ACT Rochester and the Rochester Area Community Foundation

Connections
4:34 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

Connections: Homeless Veterans

Veterans Day is approaching and western New York is still grappling with a homeless vets problem. We sit down with Todd Baxter, executive director of the Veterans Outreach Center to talk about what’s being done for local veterans.

Government
2:49 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

Comptroller's Race Hampered by Failure of Public Campaign Finance Experiment

An experimental public campaign finance system for the state Comptroller’s race has fizzled, after the lone candidate who applied for the program failed to meet the minimum threshold to obtain the public monies.

The pilot public campaign financing program, limited to just the state Comptroller’s race as part of a state budget deal.

It was widely condemned at the time by reform groups as fatally flawed. Blair Horner of the New York Public Interest Research Group called it “cynical”.

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Arts & Culture
2:09 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

WXXI & The Little Theatre Launch "Go Public" Campaign

Norm Silverstein, Dr. Cynthia Reddeck-LiDestri, Harry Trueheart
Credit Peter Wayner / WXXI News

WXXI Public Broadcasting and The Little Theatre on Thursday officially announced a $17 million  "Go Public" campaign to allow both organizations to better serve the needs of the community. About 75 percent, or $13.2 million has already been raised.

Larry and Jane Glazer, the well-known local business people and philanthropists who died in a plane crash in September, had been leading the campaign through its silent phase for the past three years. They will keep the title of Campaign Chairs and the effort will be completed in their honor.

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WXXI Top Stories
1:47 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

Around the State 10-3-14

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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Education
1:14 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

Education Alignment Summit in Rochester

Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren delivers keynote at National League of Cities' Education Alignment Summit
Credit Alex Crichton

Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren delivered the keynote address at today's National League of Cities' Early Education Alignment Summit.

Rochester is one of six cities in the country selected by the National League of Cities to take part in a technical assistance project aimed at aligning early childhood learning and K through 12 systems.

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WXXI Local Stories
12:46 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

Settlement In Flight 3407 Trial

Credit TWC News

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP)  A settlement has been reached in the only case to go to trial following a 2009 plane crash into a home outside Buffalo that killed 50 people. 

The settlement was announced Thursday in state Supreme Court in Buffalo after more than a month of testimony.

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WXXI Local Stories
10:57 am
Thu October 30, 2014

Monroe County To Restrict Movements of Sex Offenders on Halloween

Credit countryfinancial.com

Monroe County officials say they're taking steps to make Halloween safer for kids.

The county's Probation Department is ordering 25 of the highest-risk sex offenders to report to an undisclosed location on Halloween night.

161 other sex offenders have been ordered to not decorate their homes for Halloween and to turn off their exterior lights and not answer the door for trick-or-treaters.

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WXXI Local Stories
5:47 am
Thu October 30, 2014

Whiteness Project Explores Racial Identity and Views

Whitney Dow
Credit pbs.org

 The Whiteness Project is a multi-media documentary in which 21 Caucasian people from Buffalo talk about how being white shapes their identity and influences their place in the world.  It's now online on the PBS POV website.

Click on the audio link above to hear an interview with Whitney Dow, producer and director of the project.

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