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Need to Know Rochester: Enlightened Earth Exhibit

Feb 1, 2012

This week on Need to Know Rochester, we visit the Enlightened Earth exhibit at the Nazareth College Arts Center.

The diverse collection  features the work of artist-slash-educators who help make Upstate New York a national leader in the development of ceramic arts.

Also, we'll talk about a series at The Little designed to increase understanding of films by taking you behind-the-scenes of movies like "The Artist", as well as some homegrown productions.

Watch Need to Know Rochester this Friday night at 8:30 on WXXI-TV.

Analysis: The State of Our Schools Speech

Jan 28, 2012

WXXI News Director Julie Philipp and Education Reporter Helene Biandudi discuss the State of Our Schools Address presented this week by Rochester City Schools Interim Superintendent Bolgen Vargas.

Click on the video box below to see the segment from Need to Know Rochester on January 27, 2012

Regional Economic Development Status Report

Jan 28, 2012

WXXI News Director Julie Philipp and Innovation Trail reporter Zack Seward discuss this week's Rochester Downtown Development Corporation event which focused on the recent work of the Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council.

Click on the video box below to watch the segment from Need to Know Rochester on January 27, 2012.

Need to Know Rochester: Maggie Brooks

Jan 23, 2012

WXXI News Director Julie Philipp interviews Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks about the impact of Kodak's bankruptcy announcement on the community.

Brooks also discusses Governor Cuomo's recent State of the State speech and the upcoming state budget process.

Business Section - January 20, 2012

Jan 23, 2012

WXXI News Director Julie Philipp and Democrat and Chronicle Business Reporter Matt Daneman discuss the local business headlines for the week ending January 20, 2012.

WXXI-TV Special: Kodak's New Chapter

Jan 22, 2012

WXXI's Need to Know Rochester presents "Kodak's New Chapter" - an hour-long live television special featuring stories about the Eastman Kodak Company's past, present and future.

Hosted by Julie Philipp, the program features special reports from Zack Seward of the Innovation Trail and WXXI News' Helene Biandudi, plus local reaction to the announcement, analysis of what's next for the company and for Rochester, and a tribute to the Kodak Colorama.

The special aired live on WXXI-TV Thursday, January 19 - the same day Kodak made its bankruptcy announcement.

Learning Lessons about Life After Kodak

Jan 20, 2012

With Kodak embarking on a restructuring effort under Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, the future of the imaging icon remains unclear.

But one aspect of Kodak's legacy is already deeply imprinted onto the Rochester community.

Even as Rochester's most famous company struggled mightily to reinvent itself, the Rochester region steadily fought back - leading the state in job growth in recent years and outpacing its upstate peers in economic vitality.

One key reason: A long history of top-notch human capital flung into the community - willingly or not - as Kodak's fortunes withered.

Special Kodak Programming on WXXI-TV

Jan 19, 2012

WXXI-TV presents a special night of Kodak programming beginng at 8:00 p.m. with an hour-long live special featuring stories about the Eastman Kodak Company's past, present and future.

This week on Need to Know Rochester, Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks looks ahead after the news of Kodak's bankruptcy.

Brooks also talks about the governor's 2012 budget proposal.  If approved by the state legislature, will his mandate relief measures lower your taxes this year?  

Join host Julie Philipp on Need to Know Rochester, Friday at 8:30 p.m. on WXXI-TV.

Business Section - Jan. 13, 2012

Jan 16, 2012

Democrat and Chronicle Business Reporter Matt Daneman discusses the week's business news in Rochester.

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