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Author Cheryl Strayed on 1370 Connection

May 1, 2013

Cheryl Strayed is the author of the best-selling memoir Wild and the advice collection Tiny Beautiful Things. Strayed visited Rochester Thursday to speak at a SUNY Brockport event, and she visited WXXI for an interview on 1370 Connection with host Scott Fybush. 


New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli says so far, so good in describing the economic health of the state at this point in the budget year.

DiNapoli was in Rochester Tuesday to highlight seed money investments the state employee pension fund is making in businesses across the state to help foster growth and create jobs.

In an appearance on WXXI's 1370 Connection, DiNapoli said the best way to describe the outlook for the state balance sheet is cautious optimism about the state's prospects.

Investigating the Cause of the Economic Crisis

Jun 11, 2012

A film documenting the roots of the economic crisis opens in in Rochester Monday night.

 The Heist: Who Stole the American Dream? looks at the severity of the economic downturn and its impact on the working-class.

The film premieres Monday night at The Little Theatre on Monday, June 11 followed by a panel discussion.

Rochester City Council Begins Budget Hearings

Jun 5, 2012

Rochester City Council begins discussion of Mayor Tom Richards’ budget proposal this week.

City Council Finance Chair Carolee Conklin spoke with WXXI’s Bob Smith about the city budget in including the impact of Albany’s budgeting and policies, and the obligations the city has to help funding public education.

Click on the audio player above to listen to a portion of the interview from Tuesday’s 1370 Connection.

Covering Hydrofracking of the Marcellus Shale

Apr 25, 2012

One of the most active journalists covering the story of natural gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale Region says it's become controversial partly because of a spotty environmental record for the industry, and partly because of a lack of openness on the part of gas drilling firms about what they're doing and how they're doing it.

In honor of National Healthcare Decisions Day, Excellus BCBS CEO David Klein talks personally about the importance of advance care planning, sharing his experience during his wife’s battle with cancer.  His wife Linde died in 2011, three years after her cancer diagnosis.

Klein spoke on 1370 Connection on WXXI-AM 1370 with WXXI’s Elissa Orlando. Dr. Patricia Bomba, Vice President and Medical Director, Geriatrics, at Excellus BCBS, joined in the conversation and reviewed the process for advance care directives.

Former Rochester Mayor Bill Johnson has publicly shared his thoughts about the controversial shooting death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin.

Johnson wrote an op-ed piece published the Orlando Sentinel newspaper. Martin was shot and killed in Sanford, FL, a suburb of Orlando.

New York Behind on Health Reform Implementation

Mar 15, 2012

New York State is behind the curve when it comes to implementing President Obama's Affordable Health Care Act.

Blair Horner, American Heart Association Regional Vice President for Advocacy, says that because of the indecision and uncertainty created by ongoing court challenges to the program, New York has fallen behind in creating the program's mechanisms for shopping for and buying health insurance at an affordable price.          

New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has introduced a bill to boost the state's minimum wage by $1.25 per hour, but a new study by an Albany-based think tank shows that we would still lag behind a number of states, including several in the Northeast and Great Lakes, even if Silver's proposal passes this year.

Frank Mauro, executive director of the nonpartisan Fiscal Policy Institute, says our state compares poorly with some of the states around us.

A co-inventor of digital photography whose pioneering work began 36 years ago at Eastman Kodak says he's proud of what he and his colleagues accomplished--even if Kodak was never able to take full advantage of it the way it once dominated chemically based photography.

Steve Sasson, who is now retired from Kodak, says in general he's happy to see the way digital picture-taking has blossomed.

Click on the audio player above to listen to a portion of the interview with WXXI’s Bob Smith on 1370 Connection on Thursday, February 16.

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