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WXXI News Director Julie Philipp interviews renowned dance pioneer Garth Fagan and Norwood "PJ" Pennewell about their newest productions -- being debuted in Rochester the week of November 28, 2011.

WXXI Capitol Bureau Correspondent Karen DeWitt reports on why Occupy Albany protesters say they will no longer provoke nightly arrests by the New York State police.

PBS NewsHour's Hari Sreenivasan reports on lessons in education that can be learned form the experience of public schools in struggling Detroit.

Syracuse University fired longtime Assistant Basketball Coach Bernie Fine amid new developments in the sexual abuse investigation involving Fine and former ball boys for the team.

After last year's success, PBS Newshour has brought back its #TSATime on Twitter to help holiday travelers track security checkpoint times at airports around the country.

This week on Need to Know Rochester, WXXI News Director Julie Philipp interviews renowned dance pioneer Garth Fagan and Norwood "PJ" Pennewell about their newest productions -- being debuted in Rochester next week.

WXXI News Director Julie Philipp interviews Cilas Kemedijo, the Director of the Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African-American Studies about celebrating 25 years of the Frederick Douglass Institute at the University of Rochester.

WXXI Innovation Trail reporter Marie Cusick explains how the failure of the Congressional Supercommittee is projected to have a major financial impact on New York State.

WXXI's Carlet Cleare reports on concerns over a nationwide shortage of Adderall and how it is impacting local patients, doctors and pharmacies.

WXXI Capitol Bureau Correspondent Karen DeWitt reports legislators have hit a new hurdle in the complex process of redrawing district lines across New York State.

PBS NewsHour turned to Rochester's Dr. William Calnon for his expertise as president of the American Dental Association as part of their series of reports on dental care in America.

This week on Need to Know Rochester, celebrating 25 years of the Frederick Douglass Institute at the University of Rochester and a sneak preview of Garth Fagan's newest creation on stage.

WXXI Innovation Trail reporter Matt Richmond analyzes the emotional day at the crowded DEC public hearing in Binghamton on proposed gas drilling in New York State.

WXXI Innovation Trail reporter Zack Seward covered Wednesday's public hearing in Dansville on the controversial natural gas drilling proposed for New York State.

WXXI Capitol Bureau Correspondent Karen DeWitt reports on the new construction in a part of Albany that chronicles the history of state leaders.