Veterans Connections

Rochester Veterans Outreach Center loses $2M in federal funding

The federal government has cut millions of dollars in funding for veteran programs, and Rochester’s Veterans Outreach Center is one of those affected....
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Thu, 09/28/2017 - 8:04pm
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Connections: Theater of War

Since ancient times, combat veterans have suffered from war stress, PTSD, and suicidal urges. The Veterans Outreach Center is bringing Theater of War to...
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Fri, 09/22/2017 - 10:16am
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Veterans in the Monroe County Jail will now be housed together

Sheriff Patrick O’Flynn announced a new housing area in the downtown Monroe County Jail specifically designated for incarcerated military veterans....
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Wed, 09/20/2017 - 12:57pm
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Veterans organization urges vets to seek help if Vietnam documentary triggers difficult memories

The Ken Burns and Lynn Novick documentary "The Vietnam War" , which debuted on WXXI-TV this week, could trigger symptoms for some veterans who suffer...
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Wed, 09/20/2017 - 12:01pm
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WATCH: Theatre reveals the wounds of war

https://youtu.be/pmwuMwUqbPo Actors from popular television dramas of the past and present are coming to Rochester on Friday, September 22. However,...
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Mon, 09/18/2017 - 1:03am
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WATCH: Finding family roots; preserving stories of the Vietnam War

https://youtu.be/bJiwXdaaL7A Everyone from Whoopi Goldberg to Samuel L. Jackson have sought to find the answer to one question” where am I from? But...
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Fri, 09/15/2017 - 11:45am
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Join us for "Vietnam War Conversations", a "Connections" special on August 24th

The sweeping and powerful documentary, The Vietnam War, which is being referred to as Ken Burns’ most ambitious film, premieres next month on WXXI-TV. In anticipation of the series, WXXI has partnered with local organizations to host outreach events to engage our community in a conversation about what happened during the Vietnam War.

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My top 5 favorite things WXXI has done in 2015

As we enter the holiday season and the end of 2015, it’s a good time to reflect on the accomplishments of the past year. In addition to compelling programming from NPR and PBS and independent films at The Little, I'm proud of the work of the staff of WXXI and The Little. I thought I'd share my top five favorites of 2015:

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5 Summertime Activities You Don't Want to Miss

August is almost here and now we’re in the thick of the dog days of summer. I hope you have a chance to savor this month with some fun activities. We have some great events planned for August and I thought I’d share my top 5 favorites with you:

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Independence Day Celebrations

I hope you and your family enjoy the “4th of July” celebrations here in Rochester, or wherever you may be over the long weekend. WXXI-TV will celebrate with its annual broadcast of A Capitol Fourth, which is broadcast live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol on Saturday, July 4 at 8:00 p.m. (and repeated at 9:30 p.m.).

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