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7:21 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

Unaccompanied Immigrant Children Reaching NY

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) €” The New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC) says close to 3,300 unaccompanied immigrant children have arrived in New York since January, with almost 7,000 more expected to reach the state in coming months.

Camille Mackler, director of legal services for the advocacy group, says most are fleeing gang violence in Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala.

The coalition's number agrees with statistics released Thursday by the federal Office of Refugee Resettlement.

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Arts & Culture
7:14 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

State Money To Help Fund Gateways Music Festival

The Gateways Music Festival is getting a $20,000 grant from the NYS Department of Parks and Recreation.

The money was sought by Assemblyman David Gantt, who says that festival, which features classical musicians of African descent, provides an entry way to the stage “on which a person is not seen just as a demographic, but for their musical abilities."

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Government
5:18 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

Moreland Commission Controversy Raises Questions On Role Of Attorney General

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman talks with Governor Cuomo and Albany DA David Soares at the announcement creating the Moreland Commission on July 2, 2013

The fallout continues over whether Governor Cuomo’s top aide interfered with an ethics commission probe, with some now saying that the state’s Attorney General , Eric Schneiderman,  could have done more to protect the integrity of the investigations, and whether any actual crimes were committed .

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Economy
3:39 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

Rochester Manufacturing Executives Get An Update On A New Federal Program

From L. to R.-Mayor Warren, Jay Williams of the U.S. Commerce Dept., and Tyrone Reaves, owner of Truform Manufacturing.
Credit Kristen Mansfield / WXXI News

A top federal official was in Rochester Thursday to help outline a new program available to area manufacturers.

Jay Williams, the  U.S.  Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development was in Rochester at a company called Truform Manufacturing  to talk about the area's recent designation as a "manufacturing community." 

That new program has a pool of $1.3 billion in federal funding,  and Williams, along  with Mayor Lovely Warren and other officials, met with local manufacturing executives to let them know how their companies can apply for some of that funding.

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Connections
3:37 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

Connections: Fallout for Cuomo's Interference With The Moreland Commission

What fallout will Governor Cuomo endure after an article shows that he interfered with his Moreland Commission.

In this hour, Governor Cuomo is under heavy scrutiny after the New York Times published a story about his administration's efforts to rein in the Moreland Commission. Cuomo formed the commission last year to go after public corruption, and he boasted that it was a qualified, independent commission with no restrictions. Turns out the govenror's office tried to stop the commission whenever it got close to Cuomo. We talk to GOP gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino, we hear from legislative leaders, and our Karen DeWitt checks in from Albany.

Connections
3:30 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

Connections: More On The '64 Race Riots

Discussing the '64 race riots, 50 years to the day when it started.

In this hour, we continue the discussion of the 50th anniversary of the race riots in Rochester. Gap Mangione, whose family owned a business in Rochester at the time, joins our panel, along with RIT professor John Klofas and Darryl Porter, who was involved in the riot. We welcome Tariq Spence of WDKX to help lead the discussion with our guests and listeners.

Arts & Culture
11:39 am
Thu July 24, 2014

Ruth Scott, Carvin Eison Talk About July '64

Credit wdkx

On Thursday, July 24th, WXXI and WDKX did a one hour simulcast from 9 to 10 a.m.  to talk about the 50th anniversary today of the July ’64 riots and what issues still remain today.

The WaterCooler with Tariq also included the host of Connections on WXXI, Evan Dawson, who was  in the WDKX studios to talk about the issues.

Guests include: Ruth Scott, the city’s first African American councilwoman, and Carvin Eison, director of the July ’64 documentary.

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Economy
10:56 am
Thu July 24, 2014

Record Profits & Sales For Monro Muffler, But Projections Scaled Back

Rochester based Monroe Muffler Brake says it saw record profits and sales in its first quarter, although the numbers did come in a bit below Wall Street expectations.

The company saw net profits rise nearly 25 percent to  nearly $17 million. Revenues increased 5.5 percent to just over $217 million.

Monro Muffler also announced that it will acquire 35 tire stores in Florida, which is a new state for the Rochester company to be operating in.

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WXXI Local Stories
10:22 am
Thu July 24, 2014

Police-Community Relations from July '64 to Today

On July 24, 1964, riots erupted at a block party near Nassau Street and Joseph Avenue.
Credit Jim Day

In part four of WXXI News’ series “Lessons from July ’64”, we examine the strained relationship between police and communities of color that existed at the time. We look at the ways this relationship has improved and ways that it continues to be stressed.

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