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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.

WXXI News Director Julie Philipp interviews James Norman of Action for a Better Community about a new exhibit on race relations ABC is helping to bring to Rochester in 2013.

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

Business Section - March 9, 2012

Mar 10, 2012

WXXI News Director Julie Philipp and Democrat and Chronicle Business Reporter Matt Daneman discuss the local business headlines for the week ending March 9, 2012.

Rochester in Spotlight for Community Health Projects

Mar 2, 2012

Top federal officials are keeping a close eye on some Rochester area community health projects.   That's what Dr. Stephen Cook of the University of Rochester Medical Center discovered at a conference last week at the White House.

While there, Cook says he met with a senior USDA official, "He's aware of community assets that we have like people at RIT and people at Wegmans, and what they do with marketing food and advertising food.  And it's good to know that things we take for granted these guys seem to be looking to for next steps, next ideas."

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