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Connections
2:56 pm
Mon October 6, 2014

Connections: Science Roundtable

It's our monthly Science Roundtable. We check in with the research world's biggest star, the naked mole rat. What are we learning about the science of aging, and curing disease? In studio from University of Rochester Medical Center are:

  • Vera Gorbunova: professor of Biology; associate professor of Oncology; co-director of the Rochester Aging Research Center
  • Dirk Bohmann: professor of Biomedical Genetics; co-director of the Rochester Aging Research Center
  • Andrei Seluanov: assistant professor of Biology
Arts & Culture
6:23 am
Mon October 6, 2014

Changes To RPO Musicians Contract

The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra says that its musicians and the board of directors have mutually agreed to changes in the RPO's 2014-15 collective bargaining agreement. Officials say the changes address the orchestra's challenging financial situation and include a salary freeze as well as a reduction in the number of work-weeks for the musicians.

The changes affect the third year of a four-year agreement that was ratified in 2012, a contract that itself began with some significant concessions.

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Arts & Culture
12:27 am
Mon October 6, 2014

Bills Allege Laser Pointer Shined At Players In Detroit

Credit fbi.gov

DETROIT (AP) — Buffalo Bills coach Doug Marrone says the team filed a complaint to NFL security officials alleging someone shined a laser pointer from the stands at his players during their game at Detroit on Sunday.

Marrone says quarterback Kyle Orton and holder Colton Schmidt informed him during the game they both had lasers shined at them. The team then followed league protocol by informing NFL security staff. Marrone said the issue was eventually resolved before the game ended.

Buffalo beat the Lions 17-14 on Dan Carpenter's 58-yard field goal with 4 seconds left.

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Arts & Culture
4:41 pm
Sun October 5, 2014

Bills Beat Detroit By 3

DETROIT (AP) — Buffalo's Dan Carpenter did what Detroit's Alex Henery couldn't: The Bills kicker managed to split the uprights.

Carpenter hit a 58-yard field goal with 4 seconds remaining, sealing a come-from-behind 17-14 win over the Lions on Sunday afternoon.

Carpenter's field goal came 17 seconds after Henery missed his third and final attempt, a 50-yarder that sailed wide left. Henery hit the right upright from 50 yards and fluttered a 47 yarder wide left on consecutive possessions in the third quarter.

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Arts & Culture
11:07 pm
Fri October 3, 2014

Fringe Fest Attendance Grows 20 Percent

Organizers of this year's 3rd annual Fringe Festival in Rochester say attendance grew by 20 percent, topping last year's 50,000 by an estimated 10,000 festival attendees.

The producer of the 10-day arts festival, Erica Fee, says that besides just the numbers increase, she really feels that this year  "Fringe really came into its own, in terms of Rochester embracing the experience."

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Arts & Culture
4:24 pm
Fri October 3, 2014

Connections: Question Bridge

Bleu Cease and Carvin Eison  talk about Question Bridge: Black Males, a project that facilitates a dialogue between black men from diverse and contending backgrounds.

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Connections
4:14 pm
Fri October 3, 2014

Connections: The Legacy of Lost; Image Art & Image Out

Mike DiGiorgio  of 13WHAM TV, talking about the legacy of LOST, which launched 10 years ago this week.

Then: We talk to Paul Allen on the phone about ImageArt and ImageOut Film Festival

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Connections
3:14 pm
Thu October 2, 2014

Connections: What is the Sunday Assembly?

Rochester has a new Sunday Assembly, and it's a place for atheists to come together. We'll sit down with Leslie Hannon and Kim Teal , who are helping coordinate the local chapter of a growing national movement. What do atheists say about the concept of coming together in a setting that resembles a church? Who is attending? 

Arts & Culture
8:17 am
Thu October 2, 2014

A Conversation with Jonathan Binstock

Jonathan Binstock
Credit mag.rochester.edu

This is a year of transition for the Memorial Art Gallery.

Founded in 1913, the gallery just marked its first 100 years. And now, there's a new leader.

Jonathan Binstock is settling into his role as director. We met with him in his new office Wednesday. He talks about his perspective and vision as he takes the helm from Grant Holcomb, who served for nearly 30 years.

Click on the audio link above to hear that interview.

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Arts & Culture
6:56 pm
Wed October 1, 2014

Abby Wambach Among Soccer Players Filing Suit Over Turf

American soccer star Abby Wambach, a Pittsford native, and a group of elite international players filed a lawsuit in Canada on Wednesday challenging plans to play the 2015 Women's World Cup on artificial turf.

Led by U.S. national team forward Wambach, the players filed the suit at the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal in Toronto, attorney Hampton Dellinger told The Associated Press.

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