From the President

 

Join us in sharing why public media is important

With recently released Trump Administration Budget proposal that calls for the defunding of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, many have asked me if the future of federal funding for public broadcasting is being called into question. The answer may very well be “yes” and that’s why having a strong, diverse base of grassroots advocates is essential.

WXXI recently attended the Public Media Summit in Washington, DC, where we joined other PBS stations across the country to advocate on behalf of public media, reminding policymakers that federal funding (14% of our budget) helps make possible our missions in education, public affairs and civic leadership and makes our vital programming and services available to everyone, everywhere, every day, for free.

You can participate in this effort, too, by sharing why public media is important to you. Visit Protect My Public Media's website at: protectmypublicmedia.org where you can advocate for WXXI and e-mail your Members of Congress, urging them to pledge their support for public media by signing congressional letters.

 

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Many hands do great work

I recently received a letter from one of our Honorary Trustees commenting on the article that appeared in the newest issue of Metropolitan Magazine. Though the letter was addressed to me, it could speak to every person involved with making WXXI such an invaluable community resource.

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For several years, one of our core service areas has been health. WXXI has been aggressive in helping educate the community about healthier behaviors and has made great inroads to providing resources through our “Healthy You” initiative.

More Rochester Music

If you are a fan of our OnStage music series, I have some good news! WXXI will once again begin producing more episodes this summer, beginning with a much-anticipated local performance.

Invest in WXXI and help us reach our goal

Over the last couple weeks WXXI has shot six performances at the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival, completed production on the eighth season of Second Opinion, presented concerts as part of the Hochstein at High Falls series, provided educational outreach information at the Maplewood Rose Festival -- and won three New York State Broadcasters Association Awards, three Associated Press Awards and two Communicator Awards.