I was totally inspired to meet and talk with Rochester home health aide Hope Dukie. Sheâ€™s developed a unique personal ministry among the sickest and neediest among us. Click the sound file below ("hopefeature.mp3") to hear her talk and sing. (Our complete conversation will be available as a podcast soon at wxxi.org.)
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In my parallel life as a church musician, I have the privilege of playing the organ and directing a dynamic choir in a small town Episcopal parish. Usually the choir disbands in July and August, and thereâ€™s not much going on between Sundays. But this year, I started a non-religious music group called Summer Renaissance!
You'll find a few pianos out and about around Rochester this month - and you're allowed (encouraged, even!) to play them. They're part of the Pianos for Peace project, which you can read and hear more about in this radio feature by WXXI News intern Sarah Tembeckjian. I saw one of the pianos this week at the Rochester Public Market, and I snapped a few photos.