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There are a few tasks I loathe with the blazing heat of a thousand exploding suns.  These include (in no particular order) untangling kite strings, cleaning out the fridge, and sitting through long meetings, especially sessions in which everyone gets a turn to talk.  This is why my impatient spirit was surprised when my body decided to hop in the car and drive us to a potentially leth

Intelligence Squared US: Is Obesity the Government's Business?

Sun, 04/15/2012 - 9:00pm

Obesity costs our health care system nearly $150 billion a year and is a major risk factor for expensive, chronic conditions like heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. Should the government intervene, or is this a matter of individual rights and personal responsibility? 

Race and the Space Race

Sun, 02/26/2012 - 9:00pm

The Space Age began when America was going through a wrenching battle over Civil Rights. And because the heart of the old Confederacy was chosen as its base, NASA  played an unintended role in Civil Rights history.

Rubin Carter's Hurricane

Sun, 02/12/2012 - 9:00pm

After more than 19 years behind bars, Rubin Carter was exonerated when a federal judge declared the witness "unbelievable" and the trial racially charged.

Stokes: An American Dream

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 7:00pm

Stokes: An American Dream profiles two African-American brothers who changed the course of American politics — Louis and Carl Stokes.

This American Life "Kid Politics"

Thu, 01/19/2012 - 9:00pm

As the 2012 election year shifts into full gear This American Life examines an entirely different group of "candidates".

Survival: Lives in the Balance "Distant Places, Forgotten Lives"

Thu, 12/15/2011 - 9:00pm

This series takes viewers into the lives of people struggling for survival against health problems perpetuated by extreme poverty.

Global Voices " We're Watching You"

Sun, 03/02/2014 - 10:00pm

Can three women with hand held cameras open a nation's eyes to corruption?

Maggie Brooks & Sandra Doorley Election Night Winners

Republican County Executive Maggie Brooks won a third term in office and Democrat Sandra Doorley will take over as District Attorney.

2011 General Election Results

WXXI News provided election updates throughout the night in key races on WXXI-AM 1370, WXXI-TV and here on

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