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WXXI Local Stories
5:47 am
Thu October 30, 2014

Whiteness Project Explores Racial Identity and Views

Whitney Dow
Credit pbs.org

 The Whiteness Project is a multi-media documentary in which 21 Caucasian people from Buffalo talk about how being white shapes their identity and influences their place in the world.  It's now online on the PBS POV website.

Click on the audio link above to hear an interview with Whitney Dow, producer and director of the project.

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WXXI Local Stories
3:09 pm
Wed October 29, 2014

Arrests In Protest At Finger Lakes Natural Gas Storage Facility

Credit innovationtrail.org

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (AP) A group opposed to expansion of a natural gas storage facility in the Finger Lakes says 10 protesters have been arrested for blockading the facility's gates. 

Joseph Campbell of We Are Seneca Lake said protesters were arrested Wednesday morning at Houston-based Crestwood Midstream's operations in Watkins Glen. Protesters have been blocking gates there daily since Thursday in opposition to a planned expansion of natural gas storage in depleted salt mines. 

The expansion has Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approval. 

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Need to Know
3:53 pm
Tue October 28, 2014

Coming Up On NTK: Changing The Face of Bullying, Tru Art & Project Empower Nationally Recognized

Watch Need to Know this Thursday at 8pm on WXXI-TV, Channel 21.1 and Cable 11 or 1221.

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Connections
3:20 pm
Tue October 28, 2014

Connections: What Happens To Your Online Accounts After You Die?

When you die, what happens to your online accounts? It's an issue that happens thousands of times a year, and the laws are murky regarding who can access your accounts after you pass away. There is a movement in place to change the laws that will not only affect the families and loved ones of the deceased, but also the companies who administer these individual accounts, like Twitter and Facebook. We discuss the impact of these laws with our guests:

WXXI Local Stories
12:09 pm
Mon October 27, 2014

POLL: 69% View Rochester Race Relations as "Only Fair" or "Poor"

Nearly 70 percent of people questioned in the latest Voice of the Voter poll believe race relations between blacks and whites in Rochester and Monroe County are "only fair" or "poor".

Those sentiments were more common among Democrats (73.3 %) than Republicans (54.3 %) and more women (78.6 %) than men (59 %). More white residents (68.9 %) than black residents (61.9 %) categorized race relations as “only fair” or “poor.”

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Connections
9:26 pm
Sun October 26, 2014

Coming up on Connections: Monday, October 27th

First hour: Exploring the growing world of secular homeschooling

Second hour: University of Rochester president Joel Seligman

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WXXI Local Stories
4:35 pm
Sun October 26, 2014

Bills Pound The Jets, 43 to 23

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Kyle Orton settled in as the game went on and looked pretty comfortable connecting with his Buffalo Bills receivers.

Meanwhile, Geno Smith was benched in the first quarter by the New York Jets, and Michael Vick wasn't much better.

Orton tied a career high by throwing four touchdown passes and the Bills forced the Jets into six turnovers — three each by Smith and Vick — in a 43-23 rout Sunday.

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WXXI Local Stories
4:05 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

Local Professor Talks To Nervous Relatives In Ottawa

The gunfire that killed a soldier in Ottawa, Canada Wednesday, has unnerved a lot of people in that community, including the family of a local woman.

Sarah Burns is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at RIT.

Burns grew up in Ottawa, and her parents still live there. She says the shooting  that also left the suspected gunman dead in Wednesday’s attack near Parliament, shook up a lot of people including her family members.

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WXXI Local Stories
11:14 am
Thu October 23, 2014

Vigil Calls Attention to Afterschool Programs

Credit racf.org

The Boys and Girls Clubs of Rochester are hosting a candlelight vigil tonight. It's part of a nationwide event calling attention to the benefit of afterschool programs.

Boys and Girls Clubs executive director Dwayne Mahoney says the programs offered by his organization and others in Monroe County can make a real difference in a child's life.                       

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