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Connections
10:11 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

Coming up on Connections: Wednesday, April 23rd

12 noon: Charlotte development

1pm: Employment for the disabled

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Science
11:28 am
Tue April 22, 2014

Cornell Synchrotron Gets $100 Million Shot In The Arm From National Science Foundation

Credit Credit http://www.chess.cornell.edu/

Cornell University’s state-of-the-art particle accelerator won’t face a loss of funding, for the next few years at least. The National Science Foundation will spend $100 million to keep the synchrotron running.

Cornell’s High Energy Synchroton Light Source or CHESS is one of only two of its kind in the United States. CHESS uses high intensity x-ray and radiation to test hypotheses in physics, biology, and chemistry.

The lab will now receive $100 million over the next five years.

Senator Charles Schumer visited the CHESS lab yesterday to announce the funding.

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Schools for South Sudan
6:00 am
Tue April 22, 2014

Free Screening Tonight: Schools for South Sudan

In January 2013 WXXI’s Hélène Biandudi Hofer traveled to South Sudan to explore the issues of education, diversity, and racism in the war-torn country.  She shares her findings in a full-length documentary that focuses on the unique ties between Rochester and this young African nation.

A free screening of the Schools for South Sudan documentary starts at 6:30 p.m. tonight at the Little Theatre. A panel discussion moderated by Biandudi Hofer will follow the screening. The screening is open to the public and seats are first come, first served. Click here for more information on the documentary and the panelists.

Connections
10:15 pm
Mon April 21, 2014

Coming up on Connections: Tuesday, April 22nd

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12 noon: Donald Trump is not buying the Buffalo Bills. Right?

1pm: A cocktail revival in Rochester

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WXXI Local Stories
7:23 pm
Mon April 21, 2014

NPR's Michele Norris Talks About The Race Card Project at MCC

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Award-winning NPR Host and special correspondent Michele Norris visited Rochester on Monday.

Norris delivered the keynote at MCC’s annual Alice Holloway Young Power of Diversity Series. Part of her message included the unearthed secrets she learned about her family legacy and their attitudes about race.

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Connections
7:55 am
Mon April 21, 2014

Coming up on Connections: Monday, April 21st

12 noon: Schools for South Sudan documentary

12:30: The future of late-night comedy

1pm: Root shock in Rochester

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WXXI Local Stories
4:55 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

Good Friday Stations of the Cross

Need to Know Rochester
11:00 am
Fri April 18, 2014

Growth for the Razorsharks & Local Child Authors Recruiting "Change Agents"

A big win this week for the Rochester Razorsharks. We talk with the man behind the professional basketball team that just took home the PBL Championship title. Owner and CEO, Dr. Sev Hrywnak, discusses new opportunities for growth for the Razorsharks in the Rochester area. Also on the show – we’re joined by two local child authors known as the “Change Agents.” We’ll find out how they’re making a mark on the world of literacy. And a special preview of the upcoming WXXI screening of Schools for South Sudan.

WXXI Local Stories
6:21 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

Proposed Bill Would Keep Toys Safe From Toxic Chemicals

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A legislative proposal to eliminate toxic chemicals from children's products is hung up in the state Senate, despite passing in the Assembly last year.

Thursday, Democratic Senator Ted O’Brien, a representative for Republican Senator Joe Robach and health advocates are calling on state leaders to pass the Child Safe Products Act.

“We believe that our count there is enough votes already in the senate to pass it,” says O’Brien.

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WXXI Local Stories
12:55 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

Connections: Nanotechnology

A discussion about nanotechnology.

What is nanotechnology? Is it safe? Can it save lives, with tiny robots coursing through our bodies to root out the dangers? How about the construction industry? We learn all about nanotech from our guest, Sara Brenner of the SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering. She was also a guest speaker at the Rochester Museum and Science Center.   

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