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Rochester, NY – WXXI's Bob Smith interviewed Democratic nominee Tom Richards about his campaign for Rochester mayor in the upcoming March 29 special election.

Click on the audio player above to listen to a portion of the interview from Tuesday's 1370 Connection.

 

Rochester, NY – WXXI's Bob Smith interviewed Rochester Police Chief James Sheppard about how the city's violent crime rate can be reduced even as resources remain scarce.

Click on the audio player above to listen to a portion of the interview from Monday's 1370 Connection.

 

Rochester, NY – WXXI's Bob Smith interviewed former Rochester Mayor Bill Johnson about his decision to run again and challenge the local Democratic party establishment.

Johnson appeared on WXXI as the city awaits a court ruling on a challenge to the city's appointment of Carl Carballada as acting mayor until the special election scheduled for March 29. The court's ruling could impact whether that special election is held and whether City Council is forced to appoint yet another new mayor until a general election in November.

Albany, New York –
A coalition of groups that traditionally oppose spending cuts spoke out against Governor Cuomo's budget, which seeks to slash $10 billion dollars from schools, health care and state services. Cuomo, who has begun touring the state to promote his spending plan, says he's undeterred.

Rochester, NY – WXXI's Bob Smith interviewed RGRTA CEO Mark Aesch about his new book including criticism of former Rochester Mayor Bob Duffy over his handling of the scuttled Renaissance Square project.

Aesch's new book is titled "Driving Excellence." Click on the audio player above to hear a portion of the interview on Wednesday's 1370 Connection.

 

Albany, New York –
Governor Andrew Cuomo released a budget plan Tuesday that he said would shake up the way budgets are made in Albany, but the governor left some questions unanswered in his spending plan.

Rochester, NY – Former Rochester Mayor Bill Johnson formally announced he will challenge Democratic Party choice Tom Richards.

Click on the audio player above to listen to raw audio from Johnson's announcement Thursday afternoon.

 

Rochester, NY – Former Rochester Mayor Bill Johnson formally announced he will challenge Democratic Party choice Tom Richards.

Click on the audio player above to listen to raw audio from Johnson's announcement Thursday afternoon.

 

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