WXXI News http://wxxinews.org en Coming up on Connections: Friday, August 29th http://wxxinews.org/post/coming-connections-friday-august-29th <p><strong>First hour: </strong>Organized labor roundtable</p><p><strong>Second hour:</strong> Recording artist David Lanz</p><p> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 03:10:29 +0000 Evan Dawson 22720 at http://wxxinews.org Coming up on Connections: Friday, August 29th Bills Lose Preseason Finale To The Lions http://wxxinews.org/post/bills-lose-preseason-finale-lions <p>ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Lions third-string quarterback Kellen Moore threw two touchdown passes in making one last case to make the roster in a 23-0 win over the Buffalo&nbsp;Bills&nbsp;in their preseason finale on Thursday night.</p><p>The&nbsp;Bills&nbsp;might have lost more than the game because rookie receiver Sammy Watkins did not return after reinjuring his left ribs in the first quarter. The first-round pick was hurt on the&nbsp;Bills' second possession, when he was struck in the side by linebacker Ashlee Palmer while running a slant route.</p> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 03:04:07 +0000 22719 at http://wxxinews.org Bills Lose Preseason Finale To The Lions WATCH: RCSD’s New Deputy Superintendents & The Italian Frittata http://wxxinews.org/post/watch-rcsd-s-new-deputy-superintendents-italian-frittata <p><a href="http://youtu.be/8hDNdzvdZZQ" target="_blank">http://youtu.be/8hDNdzvdZZQ Fri, 29 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000 Hélène Biandudi Hofer 22713 at http://wxxinews.org Mapping Downtown Investment http://wxxinews.org/post/mapping-downtown-investment <p></p> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 21:55:16 +0000 Alex Crichton 22718 at http://wxxinews.org Mapping Downtown Investment Two Newly Remodeled City Schools Open For 2014-2015 School Yr http://wxxinews.org/post/two-newly-remodeled-city-schools-open-2014-2015-school-yr <p>Upgrades to two Rochester schools are complete just in time for the new school year.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>State and local officials joined school staff and families to cut the ribbon on the newly remodeled John Williams School No. 5 and Henry Hudson School No. 8 buildings on Thursday.</p><p>"We're so excited. Our young people are going to be in awe when they see this building!"</p><p>That's School No. 5 principal Joanne Wideman. She believes the new improvements will boost student achievement.</p> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 21:33:26 +0000 Carlet Cleare 22717 at http://wxxinews.org Two Newly Remodeled City Schools Open For 2014-2015 School Yr Connections: Why We Love Music From Our Childhood http://wxxinews.org/post/connections-why-we-love-music-our-childhood <p>In this hour, why do we still love the songs we loved in middle school. Even if they're awful. Why is that? And why do kids tend to loathe their parents' music? We look at the psychology of music from our childhood, and yes, we'll play some guilty pleasures with our panel:</p><ul><li>John Covach, director of the <a href="http://www.rochester.edu/popmusic/" target="_blank">Institute for Popular Music at the University of Rochester</a></li><li>Dick Storms, partner at <a href="http://www.recordarchive.com/" target="_blank">Record Archive</a></li><li>Andrea Levendusky, artist, writer for <a href="http://www.585mag.com/" target="_blank">585</a> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 21:13:12 +0000 Evan Dawson 22716 at http://wxxinews.org Connections: Why We Love Music From Our Childhood Connections: Talking With Zephyr Teachout http://wxxinews.org/post/connections-talking-zephyr-teachout <p>Democratic gubernatorial candidate <a href="http://www.teachoutwu.com/" target="_blank">Zephyr Teachout</a>&nbsp;stopped in Rochester today and <a href="http://wxxinews.org/post/teachout-criticizes-cuomos-leadership-fracking" target="_blank">spoke to supporters</a> at Village Gate. After that, she was our guest on the first half of this hour to talk about her campaign. In the second part of this hour, we talk about the Teachout campaign with WXXI's Michelle Faust and <a href="http://www.capitalnewyork.com/users/conor-skelding" target="_blank">Conor Skelding</a> from Capital New York.</p><p> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 21:01:50 +0000 Evan Dawson 22715 at http://wxxinews.org Connections: Talking With Zephyr Teachout NASCAR's Tony Stewart Returns To Racing After Fatal Canandaigua Incident http://wxxinews.org/post/nascars-tony-stewart-returns-racing-after-fatal-canandaigua-incident <p style="background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;">(AP) Tony<span class="apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>Stewart<span class="apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>will return to Sprint Cup competition Sunday night at Atlanta Motor Speedway, ending a three-race hiatus after his car struck and killed a fellow driver during a dirt-track race.<o:p></o:p></p> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 20:45:43 +0000 22714 at http://wxxinews.org NASCAR's Tony Stewart Returns To Racing After Fatal Canandaigua Incident Former Xerox & ACS Executives Settle SEC Charges http://wxxinews.org/post/former-xerox-acs-executives-settle-sec-charges <p>The Securities and Exchange Commission has announced that a Xerox executive has agreed to resolve civil charges related to accounting practices at ACS, which is the business outsourcing company acquired by Xerox in 2010.</p><p>The government agency says that Lynn Blodgett agreed to pay nearly $413,000 to settle the SEC’s charges plus a penalty of $52,000.</p> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 19:30:35 +0000 Randy Gorbman 22712 at http://wxxinews.org Former Xerox & ACS Executives Settle SEC Charges Teachout Criticizes Cuomo's Leadership on Fracking http://wxxinews.org/post/teachout-criticizes-cuomos-leadership-fracking <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Andrew Cuomo’s primary opponent says the Governor has failed to lead on the issue of hydraulic fracturing in New York State. Zephyr </span>Teachout<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> spoke to a crowd of 80 supporters Thursday at the Village Gate.</span></p><p></p><p>During the campaign visit, the democrat said the process of extracting natural gas from deep in the ground is has too many ecological risks.</p><p></p> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 19:00:53 +0000 Michelle Faust 22711 at http://wxxinews.org Teachout Criticizes Cuomo's Leadership on Fracking