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Governor Cuomo, in his first remarks since President Trump announced in a tweet that he was banning transgender people from the military, condemned the action, as “terrible “and “hateful” , and saying it is contrary to American values.

Cuomo, speaking before a meeting of the business group ABNY, says it’s “true” that you can base a political movement on “fear and negativity”, but he says the divisiveness is “corrosive”, and comes at a “terrible price”.

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First hour: Is net neutrality dying?

Second hour: Summer of Food explores the identity of Finger Lakes food culture

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The Rochester Broadway Theatre League says it has named four prominent and respected local business leaders to serve as co-chairs of a capital campaign to build a performing arts center downtown.

The RBTL named accounting firm leader Tom Bonadio, Elaine Del Monte of the DelMonte Hotel Group, developer David Flaum and Red Wings president Naomi Silver.

Plans for the Golisano Performing Arts Center were announced in April when Mayor Lovely Warren said her administration was backing a proposal from RBTL for Parcel 5.

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An award granted to the University of Rochester will help coordinate and connect researchers around the nation.

The $19 million federal grant comes from the National Institute of Health, and is for the Clinical and Translational Science Institute, which works to help biomedical scientists move their research forward.

The money will help fund a new networking initiative called the Center for Leading Innovation and Collaboration, or CLIC, at the university. It will help researchers communicate better within in the nationwide clinical and translational network.

Kodak Alaris is moving. But it’s not going very far.

The company, which is involved in photo kiosks, various photographic products and software solutions, has been located in the Eastman Business Park, but has announced it is moving to the Rochester Technology Park in Gates.

The company says the 250,000 square foot space will serve as the company’s U.S. headquarters and will house its CEO, as well as be the base for three of its four business groups.

Do you ever read a great book... but feel like you have no one with whom to discuss it? Or that you have no time to really digest or appreciate it?

Open Letter Books is trying to offer a remedy for that problem with their new project called "Two Month Review."

It's an effort to discuss a single book, bit by bit, over two months. Their upcoming book is known as the Icelandic Ulysses, called Tomas Jonsson, Bestseller.

We'll talk about their featured books -- and the value of examining art slowly, instead of binging and instantly moving on to the next idea.

Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren joins us in studio.

It's our second round of interviews with the candidates for mayor. We  discuss the recent questions that arose surrounding her campaign finances, as well as the proposed downtown performing arts center, economic development and other city issues. 

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Governor Andrew Cuomo recently signed a bill allowing local BOCES and municipalities to directly purchase New York State produced foods.

A current initiative called Farm to School allows districts to purchase food from local farms up to $200,000 without going through the state. The new bill would allow BOCES and county governments to do the same.

State Agricultural Commissioner Richard Ball said it’s important to maintain good relationships with farmers.

City relaunching rewards program for good deeds

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City officials stood with dozens of young people at the Frederick Douglass R-Center on South Avenue to announce the re-launch of "Positive Ticket," a program that rewards people for positive behavior.

"If I happen to come across you and you're helping someone struggling with groceries, (by) carrying them into the house, for us, that's a positive interaction, and that's something we want to recognize," said Rochester Deputy Police Chief Wayne Harris.

The RPO has a new president and CEO. The board chairperson of the orchestra, Jules Smith says that Curtis Long has been named to those roles.

He has been president of the Alabama Symphony Orchestra since 2008.

Long previously worked in executive positions with the Dayton Philharmonic and the Delaware Symphony.

He succeeds Ralph Craviso, who came on board with the RPO in 2015, and told WXXI News in June that he was looking to transition out of that job.

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