From the President


WXXI presents a fetching new pet show

Last February WXXI presented a pilot episode of Unleashed: The Pet Show. Thanks to listeners’ feedback and production funding from Rufus Kendig, The Richard T. Bell Foundation, and The Lilliputian Foundation, Unleashed is now a monthly series. The program, hosted by WXXI's Evan Dawson, looks at behavioral issues, the human-animal connection, pet health and care, rescue, therapy and work animals, animal intelligence, and more. Part of special Friday programming on ConnectionsUnleashed, which premiered last Friday, is available as a podcast. To listen, click here.

WXXI's Beth Adams serves as contributing reporter – producing special segments for the show and joining Dawson in studio. Unleashed guests will include a veterinarian, animal trainer, author, and/or pet owner – who will share valuable information and inspiring animal stories. Unleashed, which will air the third Friday of every month on AM 1370, WRUR-FM 88.5 and WEOS-FM 89.5, is underwritten locally by Natural Pet Foods and The Sartini Group at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management.


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Helping to make Rochester a healthier community

Though WXXI is known for many things – balanced news coverage, engaging educational programs, dedication to the arts – one of the efforts I’m most proud of is WXXI’s commitment to making Rochester a healthier community. In early 2007, we invited community health leaders to discuss how public media could be better used to increase the wellness of our region.


Post-Election Coverage

The election results are in, and though it may be easy to see who the winners are, it may not be as easy to see what it means to New York State or the nation as a whole. WXXI does an exceptional job reporting on election night, however, it is the evaluation and analysis of those results in the days and weeks following that defines the news service you get from public media.


Tune in to WXXI for continuous election coverage on November 2

As the election season comes to a close, I'd encourage you to tune in to WXXI on Election Night to keep on top of all our local and national races. WXXI's news team will be providing results and analysis with 1370 Connection’s Bob Smith and WXXI’s Center for Public Affairs News Director Julie Philipp in studio corralling up-to-the-minute reports from our field corespondents.


A perspective on NPR and Juan Williams

The controversial firing of Juan Williams by NPR was both tragic and inevitable. Not because Williams isn’t a fine journalist (he is), or because he was a bigot (he isn’t). What made it inevitable was the difficulty of juggling two very different positions with two news organizations, NPR and Fox.