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Need to Know

Thursdays at 8:00 p.m. & Sundays at 11:00 a.m. on WXXI-TV & on City 12

On average, apartment-dwellers in the City of Rochester are putting 42% of their incomes toward rent-well above the federal affordable housing standard of 30%.

To help out, the federal government supplies vouchers to low-income residents through a program called Section 8. But Rochester Housing Authority Executive Director Alex Castro says the program isn't keeping up with demand.

WXXI News Director Julie Philipp interviews Interim Rochester City School Superintendent Bolgen Vargas and Rochester Teachers' Association President Adam Urbanski about the district's current budget situation in comparison to last year's process.

Click on the video box below to watch the interview which aired on WXXI's Need to Know Rochester on April 6, 2012.

Business Section - Mar. 30, 2012

Apr 2, 2012

WXXI News Director Julie Philipp and Democrat and Chronicle Business Reporter Matt Daneman discuss the local business headlines for the week ending March 30, 2012.

Click on the video box below to watch the segment from Need to Know Rochester.

Analyzing Rochester's Community Report Card

Mar 30, 2012

WXXI News Director Julie Philipp talks with ACTRochester's Ann Johnson and Jennifer Leonard of the Rochester Area Community Foundation about the recently released report card on the Rochester community.

The segment in the video box below from Need to Know Rochester on March 30, 2012 also features quiz questions about the report and answers from members of the community.

How Well Do You Know the Rochester Community?

Mar 29, 2012

Rochester’s Community Report Card was released this week by ACTRochester, a collaboration of the United Way and the Rochester Area Community Foundation.

WXXI’s Need to Know Rochester takes an in-depth look at this report on the community Friday, March 30 at 8:30p.m.

In the video box below see how local people answered a quiz about the information in the report.

 We’ll share the right answers during Need to Know Rochester on WXXI-TV Friday night from ACTRochester’s Ann Johnson and the Community Foundation’s Jennifer Leonard.

Analyzing the Race Between Brooks & Slaughter

Mar 25, 2012

WXXI News Director Julie Philipp and 1370 Connection Host Bob Smith discuss Maggie Brooks' announcement that she will challenge Louise Slaughter in the newly drawn 25th Congressional District.

Business Section March 23, 2012

Mar 25, 2012

WXXI News Director Julie Philipp and Democrat and Chronicle Business Reporter Matt Daneman discuss the local business headlines for the week ending March 23, 2012.

WXXI News reports on measuring the effectiveness of Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection.

This story includes interviews with those who express concerns about the effectiveness of the program and supporters who say it is vital to the success of many young people.

Click on the video box below to wathc the story that first aired on WXXI's Need to Know Rochester program on Friday, March 16, 2012.

Business Section - Mar. 16, 2012

Mar 19, 2012

WXXI News Director Julie Philipp and Democrat and Chronicle Business Reporter Matt Daneman discuss the local business headlines for the week ending March 16, 2012.

WXXI News profiles Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection and its impact on students in the Rochester City School District.

Click on the video box below to watch the story that first aired on WXXI's Need to Know Rochester program on Friday, March 9, 2012.

Tyriek Porcha-Blackwell sees college in his future – a future that was in jeopardy not that long ago.

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