WXXI News http://wxxinews.org en Lessons From July '64 - A New Vision For Joseph Avenue http://wxxinews.org/post/lessons-july-64-new-vision-joseph-avenue <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It was 50 years ago this week that Rochester was rocked by three-days of rioting that erupted in two predominantly African American neighborhoods.&nbsp; A number of factors contributed to the violence, including a lack of job opportunities for African Americans, overcrowding and allegations of police brutality.</span></p><p>This week, WXXI News is airing a special series - “ Lessons from July ’64" -&nbsp; not only to look back, but to also look forward at the issues still impacting that same community.</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:03:15 +0000 Beth Adams 22307 at http://wxxinews.org Lessons From July '64 - A New Vision For Joseph Avenue Coming up on Connections: Wednesday, July 23rd http://wxxinews.org/post/coming-connections-wednesday-july-23rd <p><strong>First hour: </strong>Rise of the Finger Lakes cheese trail</p><p><strong>Second hour: </strong>Examining new studies about organic food</p><p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 02:06:04 +0000 Evan Dawson 22306 at http://wxxinews.org Coming up on Connections: Wednesday, July 23rd Ontario Beach Algae Removal Project Begins http://wxxinews.org/post/ontario-beach-algae-removal-project-begins <p>Monroe County officials are announcing the start of work on a project to help cut down on the algae problems at Ontario Beach.&nbsp;</p><p>The hot humid weather we're having this week makes you want to go to the beach...maybe take a swim..but that's not always possible at some of the local beaches due to problems with algae, which causes bad odors and also occasionally forces the temporary closing of the beaches for swimming.</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:28:46 +0000 Randy Gorbman 22305 at http://wxxinews.org Ontario Beach Algae Removal Project Begins Connections: News on Wine, Coffee, and Bread http://wxxinews.org/post/connections-news-wine-coffee-and-bread <p>Get ready to be hungry this hour, we're talking wine, coffee, and bread.</p><p>First, the Wine Bloggers Conference is coming to the Finger Lakes next year, and that's a big deal. Why? We find out from Morgan McLughlin, executive director of <a href="http://www.sbcountywines.com/" target="_blank">Santa Barbara Vintners</a>.</p><p>Then, we discuss coffee. We touched on the third wave of coffee in a previous show, and on Sunday, <a href="http://thelittle.org/films/film-about-coffee" target="_blank">The Little Theatre</a> is screening a film documenting this third wave called "<a href="http://afilmaboutcoffee.com/" target="_blank">A Film About Coffee</a>". We talk with <a href="https://twitter.com/john_ebel" target="_blank">John Ebel</a> of <a href="http://www.pourcoffeeparlor.com/" target="_blank">Pour Coffee</a> about the film.&nbsp;</p><p>We end with bread, an item that many restaurants bring to the table at the start of the meal. But this practice is starting to fade away in some places. Is Rochester one of them? We discuss this and more with chef <a href="https://twitter.com/ChefBAntinore" target="_blank">Brian Antinore</a>.</p><p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:14:11 +0000 Evan Dawson 22304 at http://wxxinews.org Connections: News on Wine, Coffee, and Bread Geva Theatre Actors To Get New Housing http://wxxinews.org/post/geva-theatre-actors-get-new-housing <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Actors who are part of &nbsp;</span>Geva<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Theatre<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> productions will soon have a new place to stay while their shows are going on. The owner and developers of the nearby Woodbury Place building will be&nbsp; leasing eleven studio lofts to </span>Geva<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> for the visiting actors.</span></p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:04:17 +0000 Randy Gorbman 22303 at http://wxxinews.org Geva Theatre Actors To Get New Housing Connections: More on Migraine Headaches http://wxxinews.org/post/connections-more-migraine-headaches <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Carlet&nbsp;Cleare guests hosts this hour of "Connections". Our subject is headache, cluster headache, and its evil cousin migraine. When we covered this subject on our show recently, we couldn't get to all the calls and online questions. The director of </span>URMC's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Headache Center, </span><a href="https://www.urmc.rochester.edu/people/22358875-catherine-m-lavigne" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">Dr. Catherine LaVigne</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, asked if she could return to the show to address the additional questions, and to focus more on cluster headaches.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:57:57 +0000 Carlet Cleare & Evan Dawson 22302 at http://wxxinews.org Connections: More on Migraine Headaches Penn Yan Dairy Firm Adds Jobs http://wxxinews.org/post/penn-yan-dairy-firm-adds-jobs <p>Emmi Roth USA, a producer of premium specialty cheeses and dairy products is expanding and adding 50 jobs in Penn Yan.</p><p>The company's plant in Penn Yan makes Siggi's brand yogurt as well as milk and creamers for food service dispensers. Governor Cuomo says the company's plant is currently at capacity and they need to invest in the facility to grow their market share in North America.</p><p>Emmi Roth is investing $11.6 million in the expansion. &nbsp;New York State is providing up to $400,000 in tax credits, which are tied to job creation and company investments in that facility.</p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:18:59 +0000 Randy Gorbman 22301 at http://wxxinews.org Penn Yan Dairy Firm Adds Jobs Record Breaking Catch http://wxxinews.org/post/record-breaking-catch <div><p>A WestHenrietta man has landed a record breaking fish from the waters of Irondequoit Bay.</p><p></p><p>The State Department of Environmental Conservation reports that James VanArsdall caught a freshwater drum that measured 33 and a half inches long and weighed 26 pounds, 9 ounces.</p><p></p><p>That broke the previous record by more than 2 pounds.</p><p></p><p>The DEC says the fish, also known as a "sheepshead" primarily dwell in large rivers and lakes, and feed on snails, clams and crayfish using small round teeth made for crunching.</p><p></p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:02:13 +0000 Alex Crichton 22300 at http://wxxinews.org Record Breaking Catch June Jobless Rate Falls To 5.8 Percent In The Rochester Metro http://wxxinews.org/post/june-jobless-rate-falls-58-percent-rochester-metro <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The unemployment rate fell in June in the Rochester area to 5.8 &nbsp;percent. That was the same as it was in May, but down from 7.1 percent in June of a year ago.</span></p><p>State labor analyst Tammy Marino says this has been a trend of slow, steady improvement in recent years.</p><p>"Looking back over the past four years employers have been creating new jobs on a very consistent basis so as a result the local unemployment rate fell to its lowest June level since 2008."</p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:31:11 +0000 Randy Gorbman 22299 at http://wxxinews.org June Jobless Rate Falls To 5.8 Percent In The Rochester Metro Life Saving Training for Law Enforcement Officers http://wxxinews.org/post/life-saving-training-law-enforcement-officers <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The State Division of Criminal Justice Service is joining other state agencies in training law enforcement officials on how to use </span>naloxone<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>It's a drug that can reverse the effects of a heroin or opioid overdose.</p><p>Mike Green, head of the State Division of Criminal Justice Services, says officers are often the first on the scene responding to a report of an overdose, and with the proper training, they now have a life-saving tool.</p><p>The naloxone is administered as a nasal spray.</p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:57:17 +0000 Alex Crichton 22298 at http://wxxinews.org Life Saving Training for Law Enforcement Officers