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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."

The American Cancer Society's Hope Lodge is celebrating more than a year of successfully helping out of town cancer patients by giving them a place to stay while in Rochester for treatment.

In the video box below, WXXI's Steve Dawe talks with Hope Lodge's Lorraine Clements and volunteer Brian Moore about the facility and why it means so much to patients and their families.

The Celebrate Hope Gala is a fundraiser on March 31 to benefit Hope Lodge - learn more at the event's website.

Business Section February 24, 2012

Feb 25, 2012

WXXI's Steve Dawe and Democrat and Chronicle Business Reporter Matt Daneman discuss the local business headlines for the week ending February 24, 2012.

The Seneca Park Zoo plans a Grand Opening of its new exhibit this spring.

This week on Need to Know Rochester, Rachel Baker August of the Seneca Park Zoo Society provides a sneak peek of "A Step Into Africa."

Learn more about the Seneca Park Zoo's expansion at their website.

Also, we'll show you a local home away from home for cancer patients. Lorraine Clements and Brian Moore talk about the mission of the American Cancer Society's Hope Lodge.

Expert Advice on Salt Warnings

Feb 19, 2012

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control says 9 out of 10 Americans eat more than the recommended daily allowance of sodium each day.

Most Americans actually eat more than twice the recommended daily amount making them highly susceptible to high blood pressure and other significant health risks.

WXXI's Steve Dawe interviews Dr. Jason Pacos, a cardiologist at the University of Rochester Medical Center, about the dangers of too much salt in one's diet.

The Effort to Preserve Arts Funding for Rochester

Feb 18, 2012

WXXI's Steve Dawe interviews Sarah Lentini, President & CEO of the Arts & Cultural Council of Greater Rochester about the impact of the proposed state budget on Rochester's arts community.

Business Section - February 17, 2012

Feb 18, 2012

WXXI's Steve Dawe and Democrat and Chronicle Business Reporter Matt Daneman discuss the local business headlines for the week ending February 17, 2012.

George Eastman House in Full Bloom

Feb 16, 2012

WXXI News Director Julie Philipp visits the George Eastman House for a look at how they are keeping a 100 year old tradition started by the famous Rochesterian himself. Click on the video box below to watch the story.

The historic home will be in full bloom for its Dutch Connection Flower Show. Landscape Curator Amy Kinsey ordered 6,000 flowering bulbs for the annual event - all chosen to replicate the bulbs George Eastman ordered a century ago.

The flowers and historical exhibit are on display through February 25 at the George Eastman House.

WXXI Capitol Bureau: The Latest on Redistricting

Feb 13, 2012

WXXI News Director Julie Philipp and Capitol Bureau Correspondent Karen DeWitt discuss the newly proposed redistricting maps in New York State and how they could impact the future makeup of the legislature.

This discussion originally aired on Need to Know Rochester February 10, 2012.

Analysis: Redistricting and Rochester

Feb 13, 2012

WXXI News Director Julie Philipp and Democrat and Chronicle political reporter Jill Terreri analyze the newly proposed redistricting maps for New York State Senate and their potential impact on Rochester.

This discussion originally aired on Need to Know Rochester February 10, 2012.

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