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A bill to legalize Aid in Dying has been re-submitted in the New York legislature. 

A similar bill passed the Assembly health committee last year. Organizers are hoping to go further this year, and get a vote in the full Assembly.

Any action on the legislation would come despite opposition from the Catholic Church and some people with disabilities, like Emily Papperman at Ithaca's Finger Lakes Independence Center. Papperman is worried that legalizing aid in dying will leave people with disabilities open to coercion from doctors and family members.

Governor Andrew Cuomo makes a stop in downtown Rochester on Tuesday, and he’s expected to announce that Datto, a provider of computer data backup and recovery services, plans to create 200 jobs.

Datto, a Connecticut-based company which was founded by an RIT grad several years ago, is expected to bring those jobs to the building now known as “The Metropolitan,” formerly Chase Tower.

Cuomo is also expected to announce the state will provide a grant of just over $2 million to help the company.

The leader of the Senate Republicans said he’s not happy with what he said is over $800 million in new taxes and fees tucked away in Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s new state budget.

Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan said he’s upset over about new proposed fees that a preliminary analysis shows total $803 million – with $250 million in new Department of Motor Vehicles fees alone.

Flanagan said he’s also not happy with the way Cuomo presented his spending plan to lawmakers. He said Cuomo failed to mention all of the new fees in a private briefing at the executive mansion.

We talk about creative therapies for children with autism. Research proves that art can directly impact brain development in people with autism. We talk about the benefits of activities that incorporate music, dance, film, visual arts, writing, and more. 

We also preview the documentary, Generation A: Portraits of Autism and the Arts, which airs Thursday, January 26 at 10 p.m. on WXXI-TV. Our guests:

The following program is presented as part of Dialogue on Disability Week – a partnership between WXXI and Al Sigl Community of Agencies – in conjunction with the Herman and Margaret Schwartz Community Series. Dialogue on Disability is supported in part by The Golisano Foundation with additional support from the Fred L. Emerson Foundation.

Saturday's series of marches and demonstrations around the world were remarkable in size, scope, and meaning. We discuss the focus of the movement, and the goals for the future. Our guests:

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First hour: Reactions to the Women's Marches in Washington and around the world

Second hour: Creative therapies for children with autism

Zimpher delivers final State of the University Address

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More State University of New York students than ever before are completing their degrees.

That's according to SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher, who delivered her final State of the University address today.

The outgoing chancellor highlighted new initiatives such as the SUNY Impact Foundation, which would actively seek private sector investment in programs.

"A system-level repository that allows us to actively seek private-sector investment in programs proven to expand access, drive completion, and prepare students for success," she said.

Rochester Regional Health is the latest local hospital system to implement visitor restrictions in an effort to keep the flu virus from spreading.

As of Noon Monday, visitors at Rochester General and Unity Hospitals will restrict visitors to no more than two people per patient at a time.

All visitors must be at least 14 years old, and you are asked not to visit at all if you are ill , including having things like a sore throat, fever, runny nose or a cough, even if you have been vaccinated against the flu.

AM 1370 and WXXINews.org brings you a new, weeknight call-in radio show that invites everyday Americans to talk, debate, and find common ground in the first 100 days of the new administration.

Indivisible, airs Monday through Thursday from 8 to 9 p.m. for 14 weeks beginning January 23, features a different host and focus each night, bringing listeners across every divide together to weigh in and participate in lively, candid, and inclusive conversations.

What’s set to take place after the Presidential inauguration this week is nothing less than “a global movement.” That’s according to one of the leaders of the Women’s March on Washington. There are nearly 400 women’s marches planned throughout the US and on six continents on January 21st, all inspired by the women-led DC march. The idea is to bring together women and men of all ages, races and backgrounds to be proactive about women’s rights and social justice under a trump presidency. More than twenty of the “Sister Marches” as they’re being called are taking place in upstate New York.

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