1370 Connection Old Show Archives - 2009

The following are lists of guests and topics that were discussed on episodes of the WXXI radio program 1370 Connection for the given years.  The program is no longer in production and has been replaced by Connections with Evan Dawson.  Follow this link to return to the listings archive page.

Week of 12/28/09-1/1/10

Monday 12/28
Hr. 1
On the 65th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge, we talk with battle veterans John Cipolla, Bill Stott and Mitch Kaidy
Hr. 2
U of R urban education expert David Hursh examines the possible impact of a mayoral takeover of Rochester's schools

Tuesday 12/29
Hr. 1
Trends Research Institute executive director Gerald Celente joins us on the line from the Hudson Valley with some stunning predictions for the year to come
Hr. 2
The year in review in investing, with MCC business professor and personal finance expert Joe Marchese

Wednesday 12/30
Hr. 1
Monroe County School Boards Association executive director Jody Siegle, on how the governor's witholding of state funds is impacting local schools--and why some statewide organizations are already filing suit against the state
Hr. 2 (no cable simulcast today)
Jim Kennard and Dan Scoville, underwater explorers who've found historic shipwrecks in the Great Lakes (tape)

Thursday 12/31
Hr. 1
The Year in Review on 1370 Connection (taped)
Hr. 2
NO SHOW--pre-empted for special holiday programming

Friday 1/1/10
NO SHOW--both hours pre-empted for special holiday programming

The program featuring City Council public safety chairman Adam McFadden, originally scheduled for the second hour on 12/30, will instead be heard on 1/14/10 at 1 PM.

Simulcast of the Wednesday Hour 2 program has been suspended for the holidays, but is scheduled to resume on January 13, 2010.

 

Week of 12/21-25/09

Monday 12/21
Hr. 1
Political scientist and former State Senator Seymour Lachman, author of Three Men In A Room, on why the NY State government remains so dysfunctional
Hr. 2
Rochester-based lawyer Amy Bach shares the conclusions reached in her national bestseller about the justice system, Ordinary Injustice

Tuesday 12/22
Hr. 1
New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli joins us on the line to discuss the state's financial condition; then, Pulitzer-winning Boston Globe architectual columnist Robert Campbell on the design of cities today (second portion taped)
Hr. 2
Human rights today; Amnesty International's Josh Rubenstein on the line from Boston

Wednesday 12/23
Hr. 1
The year in politics in review, with Nazareth College political historian Timothy Kneeland
Hr. 2
Cal Tech scientist and History Channel contributing commentator Michelle Thaller on what we've learned recently about how the universe works (taped)

Thursday 12/24
NO SHOW--pre-empted for special holiday programming

Friday 12/25
NO SHOW--pre-empted for special holiday programming

 

Week of 12/14-18/09

Monday 12/14
Hr. 1
Gardening experts Mike Tanzini and Greg Frank wrap up the gardening year and offer tips for holiday greenery
(rescheduled from November 24)
Hr. 2
Holiday food on a budget; Adam Wilcox of RochesterFoodNet.com

Tuesday 12/15
Hr. 1
U of R education professor April Luehmann on fhe girls-only math and science enrichment programs she's running in Rochester--and why single-sex classes and programs may be making a comeback
Hr. 2
NO SHOW--we present the Hanukkah Lights holiday special

Wednesday 12/16
Hr. 1
Examining the present and future of entertainment on television, as an art and a business; MCC communications expert Tom Proietti and Channel 13 general manager Chuck Samuels
Hr. 2 (simulcast on City 12)
Former Rochester Mayor and current RIT senior public policy faculty member Bill Johnson, on why state and local government's current fiscal crises should make us re-evaluate the structure and levels of government

Thursday 12/17
Hr. 1
D&C home repair columnist Jerry Ludwig
Hr. 2
George Hamlin, Canandaigua National CEO and former member of the New York Federal Reserve Bank board, analyzes the structure of the financial system today, and Congress' latest efforts at renewed regulation

Friday 12/18 (both hours on tape)
Hr. 1
Elissa Orlando presents a Healthy Friday program on diet and stress, and breast cancer screening
Hr. 2
Bob Smith presents a Healthy Friday program featuring Maria Ayoob and Katrina Korfmacher on the effects of Rochester's lead laws, and Dr. Sandra Steingraber on the effects of environmental pollution on health

Week of 12/7-11/09 (Revised)

Monday 12/7
Hr. 1
Economist Rochelle Ruffer of Nazareth College critically examines the President's jobs summit and its likely outcome
Hr. 2
Veteran diplomat Ambassador Thomas Dodd, Jr. looks at America's relationship with the nations of Latin America (tape)

Tuesday 12/8
Hr. 1
U of R economist Steven Lansburg shares some of the unusual, and sometimes counter-intuitive, insights you get from looking at our economy in a different way
Hr. 2
How stimulus money is being used for community renewal; Action for a Better Community chief executive James Norman

Wednesday 12/9
Hr. 1
Examining the issues of immigration policy; author Peg Orchowski (tape)
Hr. 2 (simulcast on City 12)
Rochester Mayor Duffy looks back on the city's 175th anniversary year, and ahead to the challenges the city faces as we enter 2010

Thursday 12/10
Hr. 1
State Assembly Insurance Committee chair and Monroe County Democratic Committee leader Joseph Morelle on state budget adjustments, the impact of federal health care reform on the state's future, and the political landscape
Hr. 2
Dr. Joseph Stefko, public finance research director at the nonpartisan Center for Governmental Research, on the hard choices the state faces as 2010 budget season begins in just four weeks

Friday 12/11
Hr. 1
NY State Assemblywoman Barbara Lifton joins us on line from her office in the Finger Lakes region to discuss why she's asking the state to review all its oil and gas drilling regulations in the wake of gas exploration in the Marcellus Shale formation--and possible effects on the environment
Hr. 2
Grand Rapids, MI Mayor George Hartwell and planning director Suzanne Schultz; how midsized cities rebuild (tape)

Week of 11/30-12/4/09 (REVISED)

Monday11/30
Hr. 1
Political roundtable with Ivan Kenneally of RIT and Jim Bowers of St. John Fisher College analyzing issues and personalities of NY politics today
Hr. 2
Do the scandals in Albany point to an ethical crisis? We talk with Dick Dadey of the Citizens' Union of NY and Susan Lerner of Common Cause NY on the line about a new report on the issue

Tuesday 12/1
Hr. 1
Balancing the budget without overburdening middle income taxpayers; ides in a new report from Frank Mauro of the Fiscal Policy Institute, joining us on the line from Albany
Hr. 2
Natonal security expert John Mueller, author of best-sellers including Overblown and formerly a member of the U of R faculty, joins us on the line from Ohio State University to discuss the choices President Obama faces on Afghanistan, including what he's likely to announce in tonight's speech

Wednesday 12/2
Hr. 1
The U of R's Adam Frank tackles the tension between science and faith in a prelude to his lecture in the RIT Caroline Werner Gannett lecture series
Hr. 2 (simulcast on City 12)
Tom Ferrarro, executive director of Foodlink, on how Rochester is working to solve the problem of hunger

Thursday 12/3
Hr. 1
We convene the College of Collectible Knowledge
Hr. 2
Barbara Bartoletti, legislative director of the NY League of Women Voters; what the budget battle says about the way state government functions

Friday 12/4
Hr. 1
Arts Friday; we meet playwright Stuart Loeb and director David Shakes to discuss their forthcoming dramatization of the life of Frederick Douglass, an event which is part of the celebration of Rochester's 175th anniversary as a city
Hr. 2
Arts Friday; David Irwin and Gerard Floriano of SUNY Geneseo discuss how they're developing a new way to stage Handel's classic Messiah

Week of 11/23-27/09

Monday11/16
Hr. 1
Courtney Burke of the Rockefeller Institute at SUNY Albany joins us on the line from the state capital to discuss how streamlining the way the health insurance system runs, could save the nation a lot of money
Hr. 2
Congressman Dan Maffei (D-25th District) joins us in studio to discuss the issues facing the nation

Tuesday 11/24
Hr. 1
Can volunteers be encouraged to take part to help the community? Business leader Joe Klein and a panel of volunteer advocates join us to talk about what can be done
Hr. 2
Managing your money; MCC professor and personal finance expert Joe Marchese

Wednesday 11/25
Hr. 1
Putting your garden to bed for the year; Mike Tanzini and Greg Frank give you advice on preparing your lawn, garden, trees and shrubs in the best shape to get through the winter and bloom in the spring
Hr. 2 (no cable simulcast today; City 12 simulcast is scheduled to resume 12/2)
Dr. Leroy Hood discusses the frontiers of technology and health (recorded)

Thursday 11/26 (Thanksgiving Day)
NO SHOW--pre-empted for holiday special programming (The Splendid Table Thanksgiving Special; Giving Thanks With John Birge)

Friday 11/27
NO SHOW--pre-empted for holiday special programming (Third Coast Audio Festival)

Live 1370 Connection programs will resume on Monday, 11/30.

Week of 11/16-20/09 (revised)

Monday11/16
Hr. 1
Emily Talen, featured speaker in the Rochester Regional Community Design Center's Reshaping Rochester series
Hr. 2
A conversation with State Health Commissioner Dr. Richard Daines about the state's preparedness for H1N1 and the impact of possible budget changes on health care delivery in the state; plus, examining the TV season so far; MCC communications expert Tom Proietti on what the networks have shown us, and whether they've succeeded in entertaining us

Tuesday 11/17
Hr. 1
We convene the College of Collectible Knowledge to answer your antiques questions (rescheduled from 11/5)
Hr. 2
Russian affairs expert Robert Donaldson on our relations with the other major military superpower (recorded)

Wednesday 11/18
Hr. 1
Democrat and Chronicle home repair columnist Jerry Ludwig (rescheduled from 11/19 in the first hour)
Hr. 2
Rochester Mayor Robert Duffy on responding to the state's budget changes, and retooling his administration

Thursday 11/19
Hr. 1
Rochester Broadway Theater League President Arnold Rothschild discusses the future of the Auditorium Theater, and Broadway productions in Rochester
Hr. 2
Health policy expert Thomas Dennison joins us on the line from the Syracuse University campus to assess the next stage in the health care reform debate

Friday 11/20
Elissa Orlando presents the Healthy Friday program; topics will include an update on the H1N1 flu virus, and a discussion on prevention of diabetes

12-1pm
Two discussions on Diabetes for World Diabetes Day.
Guests: Dr. Jim Bingman from RGH and Marilyn Konezny -- a registered dietician and certified diabetes educator at Unity Diabetes Center

1pm-2pm
H1N1 update.
Guests: Pediatricians Dr. Ed Lewis and Dr. Ann Francis

Gardening experts Mike Tanzini and Greg Frank, scheduled to appear Wednesday 11/18 in the first hour, will be heard instead on Wednesday 11/25 in the first hour.

Week of 11/9-13/09 (revised)

Monday11/9
Hr. 1
Andrew Cohen of the Historica-Dominion Institute joins us live on line from Toronto to discuss a new survey on how our nearest neighbors view America, its leadership and its direction
Hr. 2
Lawyer and human rights advocate Grahame Russell with an eyewitness view of turmoil in Central America (recorded)

Tuesday 11/10
Hr. 1
Meet the gang of Sesame Street on the line to celebrate the show's 40th anniversary; plus a discussion of the House health care reform bill with James Fatula, health policy expert on the SUNY Brockport faculty
Hr. 2
Economist Kathy Bromley of the MCC business and economics faculty discusses whether the latest unemployment numbers mean it's time for a second stimulus program

Wednesday 11/11
Hr. 1
Meet the director and key performers of the new GeVa play, the off-Broadway hit No Child...and discuss the issues the play raises about education in America today
Hr. 2
We're joined by Veterans Outreach Center director Tom Cray and his key staffers; a discussion of veterans' needs today

Thursday 11/12
Hr. 1
RPO Pops director Jeff Tyzik and Jami Tyzik looking ahead to this weekend's special concert presentation
Hr. 2
Harris Poll director Humphrey Taylor joins us on the line from New York to discuss America's current state of political and social alienation (the news is actually just a bit upbeat)--and our apparent long term change in buying habits

Friday 11/13
Hr. 1
Assemblyman David Koon assesses the special legislative session this week; plus a call from Governor David Paterson with his perspective on the ongoing budget negotiations
Hr. 2
Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb shares his perspective on the state budget; plus Monroe County Legislature leaders Dan Quatro and Harry Bronson discuss the 2010 proposed county budget in advance of the upcoming legislative vote

Week of 11/2-6/09 (first release, subject to change)

Monday11/2
Hr. 1
Meet the candidates for Monroe County Sheriff, Republican incumbent Patrick O'Flynn and Democratic challenger Dan Greene (recorded)
Hr. 2
The emerging economy analyzed with the help of author and University of Massachusetts professor William Lazonick, who'll be speaking this week at RIT

Tuesday 11/3
Hr. 1
Monroe County Election Commissioners Peter Quinn and Thomas Ferrarese
Hr. 2
NBA star Manute Bol advocates for education and aid from the West to wartorn southern Sudan; plus, America's relationships with Vietnam analyzed first-hand by veteran diplomat Richard Burghardt (tape)

Wednesday 11/4
Hr. 1
National Book Critics Circle award winner Rebecca Solnit joins us in advance of her evening lecture in RIT's Caroline Werner Gannett series
Hr. 2
In advance of his appearance at the Jewish Book Festival, one of America's most honored spiritual leaders and authors, Rabbi Harold Kushner, shares his insights as his latest work, Conquering Fear; Living Boldly In An Uncertain World, reaches America's bookstores

Thursday 11/5
Hr. 1
A preview of the upcoming special State Legislature session with area State Senator Joseph Robach
Hr. 2
Meet the people of the Strong Museum as they unveil the latest inductees into the National Toy Hall of Fame

Friday 11/6 (Arts Friday)
Hr. 1
Meet Robert Sawyer, Hugo award-winning author whose newly released novel Wake is now reaching bookshelves; he's the creator of the new ABC-TV hit Thursday night series FlashForward
Hr. 2
WXXI-FM morning host Brenda Tremblay interviews Eastman School of Music historian Vincent Lenti, who has just released the second volume of his history of the school--telling the story of its growth to a world-class institution (taped)

 

Week of 10/26-30/09

Monday10/26
Hr. 1
Scott Fearing of the Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley discusses the governor's plans for a same sex marriage bill
Hr. 2
America and the world, and how a new administration affects the equation; foreign policy expert Venda Felbab Brown (tape)

Tuesday 10/27
Hr. 1
Democrat & Chronicle home repair columnist Jerry Ludwig
Hr. 2
MCC business professor Joe Marchese on the markets, and the impact of the latest regulatory changes (including the proposals to limit the salaries of Wall Street's titans)

Wednesday 10/28
Hr. 1
American Experience producer Robert Stone joins us on the line to discuss the current series
Hr. 2
Progress report on the campaign to make Rochester's homes lead-safe; Joan Roby Davison, Ralph Spezio, Dr. David Broadbent

Thursday 10/29
Hr. 1
American College of Physicians regional president Dr. David Stornelli; a doctor's eye view of the current health care reform plans now before Congress
Hr. 2
Hear the contenders for Greece Town Supervisor, Democrat Dan Maloney and Republican incumbent Jack Auberger, in back-to-back interviews on the issues as election day approaches in the Rochester area's largest suburban community

Friday 10/30
Hr. 1
Marketing expert and RIT emeritus professor Eugene Fram; how business should meet the marketing challenges of hard times, to help make the times better
Hr. 2
NO SHOW--the annual Capitol Steps Halloween special

 

Week of 10/19-23/09 (revised, subject to change)

Monday10/19
Hr. 1
Atlantic Monthly contributing editor Ellen Ruppel Shell on the discount culture in America, and why it may NOT be a bargain (phone)
Hr. 2
Monroe County DA Mike Green, and Esther Maltese, examine what's being done today to help missing, abused and exploited children

Tuesday 10/20
Hr. 1
Governor David Paterson joins us on the line in the first portion of the hour to discuss the state's current financial situation, and his proposed solution. Then, good eating on a budget in Rochester; it's possible, and Adam Wilcox of the Rochester FoodNet website will show you how
Hr. 2
Geoffrey Anderson, opening speaker in this year's Reshaping Rochester series from the Rochester Regional Community Design Center and one of America's leaders in the smart growth movement (recorded)

Wednesday 10/21
Hr. 1
Fall gardening...and a review of the year's fall foliage...from Mike Tanzini and Greg Frank
Hr. 2
Rochester Mayor Robert Duffy

Thursday 10/22
Hr. 1
Meet Richard McCollough and Christopher Morrison of Youth Achievement Productions, discussing a unique youth employment initiative through media
Hr. 2
Center for Governmental Research director of public finance Dr. Joseph Stefko on how big the state's budget deficit really is

Friday 10/23
Hr. 1
Western NY Assemblyman Sam Hoyt joins us live on the line from Buffalo and proposes a major restructuring of public education in New York; plus Kennedy Center director Michael Kaiser; what local arts organizations in communities like Rochester need to do to get through hard times and position themselves for a better future (recorded)
Hr. 2
A new look for Rochester's annual film festival; John Richardson and Jack Garner

 

 

Week of 10/12-16/09 (revised, subject to change)

Monday10/12
Hr. 1
MCC President Dr. Ann Kress and GRE President Mark Peterson preview this year's Eyes on the Future conference
Hr. 2
Marist Institute of Opinion Research director Dr. Lee Miringoff; what New Yorkers think about their leadership (phone)

Tuesday 10/13
Hr. 1
NYS Bar Association past President Vince Buzard examines the cases now in the Supreme Court docket
Hr. 2
RIT Criminal Justice chair John Klofas looks at the current picture of drug traffic and violence in Rochester, and assesses Project Exile after a decade in force

Wednesday 10/14
Hr. 1
Astronomer and author Ken Crosswell on what space exploration is teaching us now (phone)
Hr. 2
Rochester City Council member Elaine Spaull discusses whether a review of the city's laws on noise may be in order

Thursday 10/15
Hr. 1
Historian and author Phyllis Pittman Kitt; how the houses of worship we built in upstate NY 100 to 200 years ago say a lot about our history and values (tape)
Hr. 2
Meet veteran environmental activist and author Julia Butterfly Hill (tape); plus a look at this fall on Capitol Hill with NPR's Andrea Seabrook (tape)

Friday 10/16
Elissa Orlando presents the Healthy Friday program

The segment with Democrat & Chronicle home repair columnist Jerry Ludwig, originally scheduled to air the on 15th in the first hour, will instead be heard on the 27th in the first hour.

 

Week of 10/5-9/09 (further revision)

Monday10/5
Hr. 1
Steffan Sagmeister on contemporary design and how it affects us; the next RIT Gannett Series speaker
Hr. 2
Larry Harris of Mason-Dixon Opinion Research shares the results of the Voice of the Voter survey

Tuesday 10/6
Hr. 1
RIT's Jamie Winebrake examines the frontiers of transportation technology, and how we'll move towrad solutions to our energy and environmental challenges
Hr. 2
Meet journalists from around the world, visiting Rochester under the auspices of the United Nations Association (tape)

Wednesday 10/7
Hr. 1
State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli is scheduled to join us live on the line with an update on the state's financial picture; then, a conversation with astronomer and frequent History Channel contributor Michelle Thaller on what we're learning about the universe (taped)
Hr. 2
State Assembly Labor Committee chair Susan John on how the state may resolve its budget problems, and whether cutbacks in state employee benefits, or layoffs, may be part of the picture--or off the table

Thursday 10/8
Hr. 1
Finger Lakes Health Systems Agency president Fran Weisberg; how the community is handling the problems of cost control and accessibility to health care
Hr. 2
Former Ambassador Thomas Dodd, who represented the U.S. in Latin America for a decade, discusses our relationship with our neighbors to the south (tape)

Friday 10/9
Pre-empted for a special two-hour report on the coming of the H1N1 flu virus, with both a national report and a local update with Healthy Friday host Elissa Orlando

Week of 9/28-10/2/09 (subject to change)

Monday 9/28
Hr. 1
Buffalo News Washington bureau chief, and National Press Club past president, Jerry Zremski joins us on the line from Washington to discuss national issues impacting Western NY--and how our representatives are dealing with those issues
Hr. 2
WROC-TV anchor Maureen McGuire on how Rochester's news is covered--and how local media deal with news from around the world and its impact on Rochester

Tuesday 9/29
Hr. 1
Author Randi Minetor, who wrote the guides to many of America's most popular national parks, talks about the parks and their heritage as we enjoy Ken Burns' PBS series on the parks
Hr. 2
MCC business professor and personal finance expert Joe Marchese answers your investment questions

Wednesday 9/30
Hr. 1
Lt. Governor Richard Ravitch discusses the state's economy and the fiscal and budgetary condition of the state; then, we convene the College of Collectible Knowledge to answer your questions on your antiques and collectibles
Hr. 2
City Councilman Adam McFadden; how we'll keep the concept of the Children's Zone alive despite the loss of state funding

Thursday 10/1
Hr. 1
Eastman School of Music Dean Douglas Lowry and RPO President Charles Owens preview the new Kodak Auditorium at the Eastman Theater complex, opening next week
Hr. 2
Business Council of NY President Kenneth Adams discusses the business community's agenda as the Council continues its annual statewide convention here in Rochester

Friday 10/2--Arts Friday
Hr. 1
Writers and Books' Big Read; the people of W&B help us rediscover Edgar Allan Poe
Hr. 2
Veteran director Bill Andia and his troupe join us to talk about how community theater will help Rochester celebrate its 175th birthday

Week of 9/21-25/09 (revision, subject to change)

Monday 9/21
Hr. 1
Joan Mandle of Common Cause's Democracy Matters Project; engaging young Americans in the political process for the purpose of achieving reform
Hr. 2
Joselyn Barnes, opening speaker in this year's Gannett Lecture Series at RIT; film as an agent of change

Tuesday 9/22
Hr. 1
US/Canada relations considered, with international affairs expert Joel Sokolsky, director of Canada's Royal Military College (recorded)
Hr. 2
Senior researcher Howard Wial of the Brookings Institution, co-author of the latest report on the economic health of America's major metro areas, joins us on the line and tells us why Rochester comes out comparatively well

Wednesday 9/23
Hr. 1
Inside the workings of Rochester's courts; Judge Thomas Rainbow Morse
Hr. 2
Meet the people of the "Cool Rochester" project, working to reduce the region's environmental footprint

Thursday 9/24
Hr. 1
Should there be a constitutional convention for New York? Reform advocate Stuart Berger joins us in studio, and constitutional historian Peter Gailie of Canisius College joins us on the line from his Buffalo campus office
Hr. 2
James Parrott of the Fiscal Policy Institute joins us on line from New York to discuss his new report on the recession's impact on working families across the state

Friday 9/25
Hr. 1
Center for Governmental Research President Dr. Kent Gardner discusses a new study showing that ten counties in upstate New York--including Monroe and Wayne counties in our area--are the ten counties with the highest relative property tax burden in the United States
Hr. 2
Examining all the alternative health care bills in Congress with Dr, William Dolan, member of the national board of directors
of the American Medical Association

 

Week of 9/14-18/09 (revised, subject to change)

Monday 9/14
Hr. 1
President Obama speaks to the nation on reform of the nation's financial regulations; the live speech is followed by analysis from Brighton Securities President George Conboy
Hr. 2
Understanding the policy behind President Obama's health care reform plans; Prof. James Fatula of the public administration faculty at SUNY Brockport, an expert on health care policy and administration

Tuesday 9/15
Hr. 1
Upstate business advocate Brian Sampson; what businesspeople are telling state lawmakers
Hr. 2
Rochester Mayor Robert Duffy on government, public policy, political change and public safety in Rochester

Wednesday 9/16
Hr. 1
Gardening experts Mike Tanzini and Greg Frank; helping your lawns during fall seeding season, and predictions for fall foliage
Hr. 2
Will the Rochester area get a new theater for Broadway touring company shows, and if it does, where will it go? We talk with Arnold Rothschild, board president of the Rochester Broadway Theater League

Thursday 9/17
Hr. 1
Democrat & Chronicle home repair columnist Jerry Ludwig with advice on your repair and remodeling jobs
Hr. 2
Ambassador Raymond Burghardt with perspectives on America's relationships with the Pacific Rim; plus a discussion on diversity and the media with ABC correspondent John Quinones, keynoter at SUNY Brockport's diversity forum (taped)

Friday 9/18
Elissa Orlando presents the Healthy Friday program

Hour One
Dr Eric Caine
Chair of Psychiatry
University of Rochester Medical Center

Alzheimer's Treatments with Dr Anton Porsteinsson
University of Rochester Medical Center and Monroe Community Hospital

Family stresses for the school year
Dr. Michael Scharf
University of Rochester Medical Center

Hour Two

H1N1
Dr Edward Walsh
Head of infectious Diseases Unit
Rochester General Hopital

Dr. Ghinwa Dumyati
Epidemiologist, Monroe County Department of Health

Week of 9/7-11/09 (first release, subject to change)

Monday 9/7
NO SHOW--pre-empted for Labor Day holiday specials

Tuesday 9/8
Hr. 1
House Rules Committee chair Louise Slaughter joins us on the line from Washington to preview the President's upcoming address to Congress on health care, and discuss economic and national security policy
Hr. 2
Hilda Rosario Escher, the president of the Ibero-American Action League, discusses the Latino community in Rochester and across upstate New York today

Wednesday 9/9
Hr. 1
State Senator Joe Robach joins us in the latest in our series of programs looking ahead to the special State Legislature session
Hr. 2
The business of media today; advertising and marketing executive Sharon Napier and MCC communications expert Tom Proietti

Thursday 9/10
Hr. 1
America and Canada today; Dr. Joel Sokolsky, head of the Royal Military College of Canada, the Canadian equivalent of West Point (taped)
Hr. 2
An excursion into the printed word; bibliophile John Perry Smith with a preview of the annual Rochester Book Fair and a discussion of what people are reading today

Friday 9/11
Hr. 1
We continue our series on the challenges facing the State Legislature in its upcoming special session, with Assemblyman David Koon as our guest
Hr. 2
Military intelligence and national security expert Henry "Pete" French; eight years after the World Trade Center and Pentagon attacks, are we safer and more secure now?

 

Week of 8/31-9/4/09 (first release, subject to change)

Monday 8/31
Hr. 1
As back to school week begins, we look at trends in educational policy with U of R education expert David Hursh, plus we continue our series of recorded discussions with the primary candidates for Rochester City Council as part of the Voice of the Voter project
Hr. 2
An examination of America's changing attitudes on recreational drugs with Jill Harris of the Drug Policy Alliance on the line from New York; plus we continue our series of recorded discussions with the primary candidates for Rochester City Council as part of the Voice of the Voter project

Tuesday 9/1
Hr. 1
Education Day begins with a discussion of policy and financial issues with Rochester School Board President Malik Evans; plus we continue our series of recorded discussions with the primary candidates for Rochester City Council as part of the Voice of the Voter project
Hr. 2
School discipline and child behavior; Rochester School Superintendent Jean Claude Brizard and district security director James Sheppard discuss a new report on discipline in the schools. Plus, we continue our series of recorded discussions with the primary candidates for Rochester City Council as part of the Voice of the Voter project

Wednesday 9/2
Hr. 1
Sam Tenenhaus of the New York Times joins us on line from Manhattan to discuss his new study of the future of American conservative politics; plus we continue our series of recorded discussions with the primary candidates for Rochester City Council as part of the Voice of the Voter project
Hr. 2
Who's responsible for the recession, and who has the answers in terms of a lasting fix? We talk with economist Kathy Bromley

Thursday 9/3
Hr. 1
We convene the College of Collectible Knowledge to discuss your antiques and collectibles; plus another in our series of recorded discussions with the primary candidates for Rochester City Council as part of the Voice of the Voter project
Hr. 2
Security expert Bruce Schineier examines the realities and the myths behind current security policy (recorded); plus another in our series of recorded discussions with the primary candidates for Rochester City Council as part of the Voice of the Voter project

Friday 9/4; Arts Friday
Hr. 1
Meet Rochester playwrights Casey Filiacci and Vynnie Meli, preparing to premiere their work in New York's off-Broadway theater; plus another in our series of recorded discussions with the primary candidates for Rochester City Council as part of the Voice of the Voter project
Hr. 2
Meet GeVa Theater artistic director Mark Cuddy and the principal cast of the GeVa MainStage's season-opening Souvenir (and get a preview of the 2009-10 GeVa season); plus the final scheduled installment in our series of recorded discussions with the primary candidates for Rochester City Council as part of the Voice of the Voter project

 

Week of 8/24-28/09 (first release, subject to change)

Monday 8/24
Hr. 1
Meet veterans of both the Israeli Defense Force and the Palestinian militia who have now joined together to become "Combatants for Peace" (tape)
Hr. 2
SUNY Brockport professor Joseph Makarewicz on a stalled study that could reveal the environmental future of the Great Lakes;

Tuesday 8/25
Hr. 1
MCC personal finance expert Joe Marchese answers investment questions
Hr. 2
Dr. Elliott Fisher, Dartmouth College, and Fran Weisberg, Dr. Tom Mahoney and Wade Norwood of FLHSA, discuss how health care costs in western New York are kept lower than the national average

Wednesday 8/26
Hr. 1
Former NYS Bar Association President Vince Buzard assesses the new Supreme Court session, which is getting off to an early start this year; plus the first in our series of recorded discussions with the primary candidates for Rochester City Council as part of the Voice of the Voter project
Hr. 2
The series of programs on the upcoming special state legislative session continues with area Assemblyman Joseph Errigo

Thursday 8/27
Hr. 1
The series of programs on the upcoming special state legislative session continues with area State Senator George Maziarz; plus another in our series of recorded discussions with the primary candidates for Rochester City Council as part of the Voice of the Voter project
Hr. 2
Is the recession over, at least in the Northeast? We ask Federal Reserve regional economist Dr. Richard Dietz; plus another in our series of recorded discussions with the primary candidates for Rochester City Council as part of the Voice of the Voter project

Friday 8/28
Hr. 1
RIT's Jamie Winebrake takes us to the frontiers of transportation technology for our future; NPR Capitol Hill correspondent Andrea Seabrook updates us on the issues and decisions being made in Congress today; plus another in our series of recorded discussions with the primary candidates for Rochester City Council as part of the Voice of the Voter project
Hr. 2
The series of programs on the upcoming special state legislative session continues with area Assemblyman and Monroe County Democratic Chairman Joseph Morelle; plus another in our series of recorded discussions with the primary candidates for Rochester City Council as part of the Voice of the Voter project

Week of 8/17-21/09 (revised, subject to change)

Monday 8/17
Hr. 1
We begin previews of the upcoming State Legislature special session with Assemblyman and Monroe County GOP chair Bill Reilich joining us on the line; plus, a discussion with Monroe County's human services officials about the questions surrounding the special back-to-school grant given low income families by the state
Hr. 2
SUNY Brockport professor emeritus and health administration expert John Phillips examines the current controversy around health care reform

Tuesday 8/18
Hr. 1
Examining the future of drug policy and law; Gabriel Sayegh of the Drug Policy Alliance on the line
Hr. 2
Woodstock plus 40 years; rock historian John Covach

Wednesday 8/19
Hr. 1
Mike Tanzini and Greg Frank, our gardening experts
Hr. 2
The home mortgage crisis updated; attorney Ruhi Maker and research analyst Barbara Van Kerkhove of the Empire Justice Center

Thursday 8/20
Hr. 1
Democrat and Chronicle home repair columnist Jerry Ludwig
Hr. 2
RIT's Bob Manning on how the Credit Card Nation has gone bust (taped)

Friday 8/21
Elissa Orlando presents the Healthy Friday program

12 pm-12:30 pm
Health Care Reform and consumer confusion
Center for Governmental Research Director Kent Gardner talks about whether people are able to understand health care reform plans and proposals in all the political din. Plus some tips on where to turn to get unbiased information.

12:30pm - 1pm
Beautiful Sadness. Rochester hospice nurse and author Joy Jennings talks about her book profiling the final days of some of her patients.
End of life issues and palliative care.

1 pm - 1:30pm
Men's Health -Prostate Health and Sexuality
Dr. Hani Rashid – Urologist at University of Rochester Medical Center.

1:30pm-2pm
Men's Health - Stroke Symptoms and prevention
Dr. Babak Jahromi –Neurosurgeon, University of Rochester Medical Center

 

Week of 8/10-14/09 (first release, subject to change)

Monday 8/10
Hr. 1
Federal Bankruptcy Court Judge John Ninfo; why hard times are causing more to file for bankruptcy, and how to avoid it
Hr. 2
Rochester School Superintendent Jean-Claude Brizard and Deputy Superintendent John Scanlan on budget cuts and coping with recession, and looking ahead to possible mid-year state budget changes and their impact

Tuesday 8/11
Hr. 1
Congressman Chris Lee (R-26th) on the issues before Congress today
Hr. 2
Congressman Dan Maffei (D-25th) on the issues before Congress today

Wednesday 8/12
Hr. 1
MCC communications professor Tom Proietti and WHAM-TV 13 News Director Steve Dawe; the business of news
Hr. 2
Rochester Mayor Robert Duffy on what's next for downtown, and what might be next from Albany and how Rochester will cope

Thursday 8/13
Hr. 1
Evangelism meets environmentalism; Dr. J. Michael Sleeth (tape)
Hr. 2
Rochester Police Chief David Moore, on how we'll try to keep the toll of violence down in the city

Friday 8/14
Hr. 1
NY State Assembly Health Committee chair Richard Gottfried joins us on the line to discuss possible health care reform for New York, even if Congress doesn't act nationally
Hr. 2
Meet the "Compliment Guys" and why they're on a national tour saying nice things to people (tape)

Week of 8/3/09 (revised-updated)

Monday 8/3
Hr. 1
Chili Supervisor David Dunning; a community survey shows mixed emotions about development in a growing suburb
Hr. 2
Grand Rapids Mayor George Hartwell; how one mid-sized Great Lakes city has accomplished a turnaround (taped)

Tuesday 8/4
Hr. 1
Dr. Adam Urbanski; a teachers' perspective on how hard times have affected public education in Rochester
Hr. 2
Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks pronounces the requiem for Renaissance Square (taped); then,
RIT marketing expert Eugene Fram on how recession changes the way we do business--and the ways it doesn't or shouldn't (taped)

Wednesday 8/5
Hr. 1
Congressman Eric Massa (D-29th) shares his views on key issues including the economy, taxes, health care and national security
Hr. 2 (simulcast on City12 each Wednesday)
If Renaissance Square is dead, what next for downtown? We talk with City Council economic development committee chairman Dana Miller

Thursday 8/6
Hr. 1
General Anthony Zinni, former Central Command commanding officer, joins us on the line and shares his views on security and leadership
Hr. 2
We convene the College of Collectible Knowledge to answer your questions on antiques and collectibles

Friday 8/7; Arts Friday
Hr. 1
We talk with Kennedy Center executive director Michael Kaiser about how he's working with local arts groups around the country to help them cope with hard times (taped)
Hr. 2
Meet the organizers of the Gateway Music Festival, who'll tell us how they're bringing live music to the city and working to expand music education opportunities for Rochester's children

 

Week of 7/27/09 (note revision on 7/30)

Monday 7/27
Hr. 1
Steve Greenberg of Siena Research Institute discusses how New Yorkers feel about their leadership and its handling of key issues
Hr. 2
Former Rochester mayor, and now senior RIT public policy faculty member, Bill Johnson on local and state issues that divide us and divide leaders, from taxes to schools to Renaissance Square and downtown development--and how government can be restructured to better handle them

Tuesday 7/28
Hr. 1
MCC business professor and personal finance expert Joe Marchese answers your questions on money management
Hr. 2
Members of a congressionally appointed special commission on US/China trade share lessons learned in last week's hearings in Rochester (taped)

Wednesday 7/29
Hr. 1
Are state governments, including New York, hitting the fiscal wall because of shrunken tax revenues during the recession? And what will it mean for us? We talk on the line with Robert Ward of SUNY Albany's Rockefeller Institute of Government
Hr. 2 (simulcast on City12 each Wednesday)
The impact of health care reform on working people in upstate NY; Jim Bertolone, president of the AFL-CIO Council of Greater Rochester, in studio, and economic analyst David Kallick of the Fiscal Policy Institute on the line from New York

Thursday 7/30
Hr. 1
Researcher Nancy Stoner of the Natural Resource Defense Council joins us on line from council headquarters in Washington with a new report on the quality of the Lake Ontario shoreline, and the effects of pollution on our safety and health; plus, an update from Governor David Paterson on the state's fiscal position, health care reform, and the court battles over the appointment of a Lieutenant Governor (prerecorded)
Hr. 2
A new project at the University of Rochester to gather the oral history of the civil rights movement; historian Laura Warren Hill, Clarence Ingram, and former Monroe County Legislator Constance Mitchell

Friday 7/31
Hr. 1
Analysts Mark Blaxill and Ralph Eckardt, authors of a report on innovation which highlights the Rochester economy and effects of public policy on private innovation, join us on line
Hr. 2
An examination of US/Canada relations with historian Joel Sokolsky of Canada's Royal Military College (taped)

Week of 7/20/09 (revised)

Monday 7/20
Hr. 1
50 years of the Seaway; Rochester-based engineer John B. Adams III was one of its initial designers in the 1950s and discusses its significance today
Hr. 2
U of R space scientist Alice Quillen on what we've learned since astronauts first walked on the moon 40 years ago today

Tuesday 7/21
Hr. 1
Let's eat! Food critics Adam Wilcox and Michael Warren Thomas of RochesterFoodnet.com talk about our local dining scene--and affordable approaches to good eating
Hr. 2
Part II of our examination of space 40 years after Apollo XI; scientist Michelle Thaller on what we still have to learn about the cosmos (tape)

Wednesday 7/22
Hr. 1
The NAACP marks its centennial; local chapter leaders Joseph Brown and Willie Sanders discuss the progress made, and work yet to be done
Hr. 2 (simulcast on City12 each Wednesday)
Changing re-development plans for downtown; RDDC President Heidi Zimmer-Meyer and RGRTA chief Mark Aesch analyze them

Thursday 7/23
Hr. 1
Journalist Jeff Sharlet shares new information on the little known religious organization behind the careers of controversial politicians like Mark Sanford and John Ensign
Hr. 2
Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks; Renaissance Square reaches a decision point, possibly a deadline; we get an update

Friday 7/24
Hr. 1
The U of R leads a national study of children's health; meet the survey's directors, Drs. Shanna Swan and Emily Barrett
Hr. 2
Economist Kathy Bromley crunches recently released numbers and examines how close we may be to economic recovery

 

Week of 7/13/09 (revised)

Monday 7/13
Hr. 1
Health care policy options examined with Thomas Dennison, on the line from Syracuse University's Maxwell School; plus a conversation with newly appointed Lieutenant Governor Richard Ravitch (tape)
Hr. 2
The cutting edge of health and technology explored with renowned researcher Dr. Lee Roy Hood (tape)

Tuesday 7/14
Hr. 1
D&C home repair columnist Jerry Ludwig helps you with your repair and remodeling jobs
Hr. 2
The Sotomayor appointment to the Supreme Court, and cases recently decided or now pending in the appellate courts that can affect you, with appellate law expert and past New York State Bar Association President Vince Buzard

Wednesday 7/15
Hr. 1
Your garden and how it grows, as well as how to control pests threatening it; gardening experts Greg Frank and Mike Tanzini
Hr. 2 (simulcast on City12 each Wednesday)
Changes in entertainment and information programming on TV, and how the business of broadcasting impacts them, examined with Ray Martino of Martino & Flynn Advertisinig, and Tom Proietti of Monroe Community College

Thursday 7/16
Hr. 1
Meet Mike May, this year's keynoter for ABVI/Goodwill and an inventor and entrepreneur who proves what people with visual impairment can do
Hr. 2
Rochester City Council economic development committee chair Dana Miller; what's next for Renaissance Square and for the city's central business district as a whole?

Friday 7/17
A Healhy Friday program, hosted by Elissa Orlando

 

Week of 7/13/09 (revised)

Monday 7/13
Hr. 1
Health care policy options examined with Thomas Dennison, on the line from Syracuse University's Maxwell School; plus a conversation with newly appointed Lieutenant Governor Richard Ravitch (tape)
Hr. 2
The cutting edge of health and technology explored with renowned researcher Dr. Lee Roy Hood (tape)

Tuesday 7/14
Hr. 1
D&C home repair columnist Jerry Ludwig helps you with your repair and remodeling jobs
Hr. 2
The Sotomayor appointment to the Supreme Court, and cases recently decided or now pending in the appellate courts that can affect you, with appellate law expert and past New York State Bar Association President Vince Buzard

Wednesday 7/15
Hr. 1
Your garden and how it grows, as well as how to control pests threatening it; gardening experts Greg Frank and Mike Tanzini
Hr. 2 (simulcast on City12 each Wednesday)
Changes in entertainment and information programming on TV, and how the business of broadcasting impacts them, examined with Ray Martino of Martino & Flynn Advertisinig, and Tom Proietti of Monroe Community College

Thursday 7/16
Hr. 1
Meet Mike May, this year's keynoter for ABVI/Goodwill and an inventor and entrepreneur who proves what people with visual impairment can do
Hr. 2
Rochester City Council economic development committee chair Dana Miller; what's next for Renaissance Square and for the city's central business district as a whole?

Friday 7/17
A Healhy Friday program, hosted by Elissa Orlando

 

Week of 7/6/09 (revised)

Monday 7/6
Hr. 1
Auto care expert Lauren Fix joins us on line from Buffalo and discusses not only what may fix your car, but what kinds of developments in technology and features could save the American car industry
Hr. 2
One of the most outspoken critics of America's policy in Latin America, Rev. Roy Bourgeois (tape)

Tuesday 7/7
Hr. 1
The history of health care reform; the U of R's Ted Brown
Hr. 2
Gerald Celente of the Trends Research Institute on the line from his Hudson Valley headquarters; why he thinks we're not out of the economic woods yet

Wednesday 7/8
Hr. 1
Cornell University sociologist Robin Blakely joins us from her office on the Ithaca campus with a report on what New Yorkers are really most worried about, in dollars and cents terms
Hr. 2 (simulcast on City12 each Wednesday)
Former New York GOP chair and Supreme Court judge Richard Rosenbaum, with perspective on today's politics and tomorrow's problems in New York State

Thursday 7/9
Hr. 1
Meet the man who came up with the idea of appointing a new Lieutenant Governor to break the deadlock...attorney and reform advocate Jeremy Creelan, joining us on the line from New York
Hr. 2
Political analyst and pollster Lee Miringoff of the Marist Institute for Opinion Research on the line from the Marist campus, with the latest on the winners and losers in New York's ongoing political battles

Friday 7/10; Arts Friday (Bob Smith hosts this month's edition)
Hr. 1
New Yorker columnist and humorist Ian Frasier, winner of this year's Art of Fact award from SUNY Brockport's writing program (tape)
Hr. 2
Veteran jazz man turned psychiatrist Dr. Steven Botek, author of Song on My Lips, shares his first hand recollections of the greats of the 1940s and 1950s (tape)

 

Week of 6/29/09 (first release)

Monday 6/29
Hr. 1
The unfinished business of reform in Albany; analysis from Larry Norden of the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU, author of the crucial report that delcared our state legislature America's most dysfunctional
Hr. 2
Meet David Isay, the man behind the Story Corps oral history project that's coming to
Rochester

Tuesday 6/30
Hr. 1
Managing your money; advice from MCC professor and personal finance expert Joe Marchese
Hr. 2
Peter Rosen, producer of this week's American Masters special on public TV

Wednesday 7/1
Hr. 1
A look at the new Leadership Academy project that will train future leaders of Rochester's public schools, with Superintendent Jean Claude Brizard
Hr. 2 (simulcast on City12 each Wednesday)
Business weighs in on health care reform; Rochester Business Alliance president Sandy Parker and former US Chamber of Commerce board chair Paul Speranza

Thursday 7/2
Hr. 1
We convene the College of Collectible Knowledge
Hr. 2
Howard Wial of the Brookings Institution joins us on line from Washington to discuss the report that shows Rochester's metro economy stronger than most across America

Friday 7/3
NO SHOW--pre-empted for 4th of July holiday weekend special programming (we'll return live on Monday, July 6th)

Week of 6/22/09 (revised)

Monday 6/22
Hr. 1
The unfinished business of reform in Albany; analysis from Blair Horner of NYPIRG as the scheduled final day of the 2009 legislative session arrives
Hr. 2
Rochester Mayor Robert Duffy on the newly authorized budget, and ongoing changes in how the city does business

Tuesday 6/23
Hr. 1
Special coverage of President Obama's news conference on health care reform; preceded by a conversation on the history of health care reform efforts with U of R historian Ted Brown
Hr. 2
U of R President Joel Seligman discusses his vision for the university in the community, and analyzes the President's proposals for reforming federal financial regulations in his role as a nationally recognized expert on law, finance and regulation

Wednesday 6/24
Hr. 1
The Obama administration health plan is released...we look at the options with SUNY Brockport public administration chair, and health administration expert, Dr. James Fatula, in studio, and the political aspects of the issue with Hobart & William Smith Colleges political scientist Iva Deutchman on line from Geneva
Hr. 2 (simulcast on City12 each Wednesday)
City Council Finance Chair Carolee Conklin discusses the impact of the newly enacted city budget on city services and city residents, and looks at the issues Council must deal with to move Renaissance Square forward

Thursday 6/25
Hr. 1
Has the recession impacted the caregivers who help our elderly--is it squeezing the "sandwich generation"? We talk with Ann Marie Cook of Lifespan about a national report on the subject
Hr. 2
How consumers can evaluate health care providers intelligently; Bruce Boisonnault, president of Niagara Health Quality Coalition, and Dr. Roger Oskvig, Highland Hospital and U of R Medical Center

Friday 6/26
Hr. 1
U of R musicologist and rock historian John Covach, and joining us on the line, Tariq Spence of WDKX; an assessment of the impact of Michael Jackson
Hr. 2
MCC political scientist Shahin Monshipour on the turmoil affecting her birth country, Iran

 

Week of 6/15/09 (revised)

Monday 6/15
Hr. 1
Hobart & William Smith College professor Tom Drennen on why we're paying more for gas
Hr. 2
Business leader and reform advocate Tom Golisano on the role he played in last week's State Senate leadership changes...and what he hopes to see coming from them in the months ahead (Simulcast on WXXI-AM 1370 in Rochester and WNED-AM 970 in Buffalo)

Tuesday 6/16
Hr. 1
Downsizing and consolidating local governments; Charles Zettek of Center for Governmental Research in studio, consolidation advocate Kevin Gaughan on the line from Buffalo
Hr. 2
Chris Barrett of Cornell University; why is global poverty so intractable, and what can be done?

Wednesday 6/17
Hr. 1
Mike Tanzini and Greg Frank help you with your lawn and garden
Hr. 2 (simulcast on City12 each Wednesday)
MCC's Tom Proietti; TV prepares for a new season, Rochester celebrates 60 years of television, Sesame Street celebrates its 40th birthday, and the nation considers the impact of incendiary broadcast talk on society, and its connection with recent incidents of domestic terror

Thursday 6/18
Hr. 1
Rochester International Jazz Festival impresario Marc Iacona checks in with an update on the festival in progress--and a peek into future festivals
Hr. 2
Greg Leskowski of the UNITE/Rochester Regional Joint Board, and members of the Hickey Freeman workforce, discuss the company's, and manufacturing's, future in Rochester

Friday 6/19
Elissa Orlando presents the Healthy Friday program
With the school year coming to an end, we're focusing on young people for this edition.

12pm-1pm: Heart problems in young people: Cardiologist Dr. Arthur Moss
1pm: Kid's mental health issues: Dr. Eric Caine join autism expert Susan Hyman for a discussion of the issues surrounding kids with autism
1:40pm: Dr. Caine and child pyschiatrist Dr. Michael Scharf prepare parents for a summer with " those outrageous adolescents."

 

Week of 6/8/09 (revised)

Monday 6/8
Hr. 1
Journalist Jeff Sharlet examines the myths and the reality of the religious right (tape)
Hr. 2
Consolidating a city with former Indianapolis Mayor and Rochester native Bill Hudnut; plus a taped conversation with festival headliner Dave Brubeck

Tuesday 6/9 (note major schedule change)
Hr. 1
Canandaigua National Bank CEO George Hamlin IV, with perspectives on the state of the financial industry and on his recent meetings with Fed chair Ben Bernanke
Hr. 2
A State Senate Coup puts Republican Dean Skelos in the majority leader's chair again; what's next for New York? We talk with political scientists Paul Ferber of RIT, Capital Bureau correspondent Karen DeWitt, Susan Arbetter of public TV's New York Now, Barbara Bartoletti of the League of Women Voters, and (on tape) State Senator Joseph Robach

Wednesday 6/10
Hr. 1
What would have happened to Rochester if the Erie Canal had taken a proposed alternate route? D&C columnist, author and historian Bob Marcotte shares the untold story of how Rochester almost didn't blossom into the Flower City we know today (rescheduled from 6/8 at noon)
Hr. 2 (simulcast on City12 each Wednesday)
Rochester Downtown Development Corporation president Heidi Zimmer-Mayer discusses the latest phase of downtown renewal

Thursday 6/11
Hr. 1
Cornell University professor Lorraine Maxwell joins us on the line from the campus, to discuss why battling noise pollution is becoming a major issue in urban quality of life--and why we need to do something about it
Hr. 2
Is the future of our regional economy in "green" jobs? A new report from the Pew Research Center answers that question; we're joined on the line by Pew Center deputy director Lori Grange (tentative)

Friday 6/12
Hr. 1
New York State Assemblyman, and Monroe County Democratic chair, Joseph Morelle with an assessment of the state legislative session to date
Hr. 2
We convene a panel to help you make the transition from analog television in Rochester to the new digital age...coincidentally, on the 60th anniversary of Rochester's first TV broadcast in 1949

Week of 6/1/09 (revised)

Monday 6/1
Hr. 1
Mike Seilback and Brian Marchetti of the American Lung Association/NY grade our air quality, and tell us what the numbers say about how to improve it (live on phone)
Hr. 2
Curt Smith, bestselling author and former White House speechwriter, on baseball, public dialogue and how they come together

Tuesday 6/2
Hr. 1
Video game pioneer Ralph Baer joins us on line from New Hampshire, and Eric Wheeler of the Strong Museum of Play in studio, to discuss the last 30 years of high tech games
Hr. 2
Gap Mangione, Rochesterian, keyboardist extraordinaire and featured artist in the Rochester International Jazz Festival lineup

Wednesday 6/3
Hr. 1
What's next for America's auto workers? We talk with UAW Local 1097 President Dan Maloney
Hr. 2 (simulcast on City12 each Wednesday)
Locally based filmmaker Beth Bailey, in advance of this week's premiere of her latest film
Delicious Ambiguity at the Little Theater

Thursday 6/4
Hr. 1
We convene the College of Collectible Knowledge, our panel of experts on antiques
Hr. 2
Foreign policy expert Vanda Felbab-Brown shares her observations from recent treks to Latin America and turbulent south-central Asia (tape)

Friday 6/5
Peter Iglinski presents an Arts Friday program
Hr 1
A look at how the economic downturn is hurting local arts organizations.
Guests: Jennifer Leonard, President & Executive Director of the Community Foundation; Kristen Kessler, Executive Director of Mercury Opera; Nancy Rees, Board Chair of Garth Fagan Dance.

Hr 2
The Life and Music of Blues Great Son House
Guests: Dan Beaumont, author of an upcoming biography of Son House; Jeff Harris, organizer of the weekend tribute concert. Blues artist Steve Grills is a tentative guest.

Week of 5/25/09 (revised)

Monday 5/25 (Memorial Day, full program recorded for holiday broadcast)
Hr. 1
Environmentalist and minister J. Michael Sleeth on how environmentalism and evangelism converge
Hr. 2
Jan Scruggs, the man who spearheaded the creation of the Vietnam Veterans" Memorial

Tuesday 5/26
Hr. 1
Kelly Clark of the Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley on a new initiative to combat bias based on sexual orientation
Hr. 2
Appellate law expert and former NYS Bar Association President A. Vincent Buzard joins us on the line to discuss the new appointment to the Supreme Court--and some cases to watch

Wednesday 5/27
Hr. 1
National Book Award winner Julia Glass, winner of Writers and Books' Sense of Place award
Hr. 2 (simulcast on City12 each Wednesday)
Center for Public Safety Initiatives researcher Kendell Jones and center director John Klofas on the spread of gang activity in Monroe County

Thursday 5/28
Hr. 1
MCC business professor Joe Marchese helps you with money management
Hr. 2
Doctors Leon Zoghlin and James Gaden, co-convenors of a community forum on health care reform

Friday 5/29
Hr. 1
Cornell University labor relations professor Kate Bronfenbrenner joins us on line from Ithaca and shares the findings of her new report to Congress on the possible impact of the Employee Free Choice Act
Hr. 2
What makes young people content, and do success and money really buy happiness? Dr. Edward Deci of the U of R shares results of a study on the subject

Week of 5/18/09

Monday 5/18
Hr. 1
Examining the future structure of local government; key panelists in an upcoming forum at SUNY Brockport on how governing communities in New York State will (and they believe, must) change
Hr. 2
Real estate expert and syndicated columnist Edith Lank

Tuesday 5/19
Hr. 1
Playwright Mark Davis tells a previously untold story about a crucial episode in the history of the civil rights movement through his play Pantheon's Edge; he'll be joined by director Jerry Argetsinger
Hr. 2
Israeli consul-general Asaf Shariv (tape)

Wednesday 5/20
Hr. 1
Gardening experts Mike Tanzini and Greg Frank answer your questions
Hr. 2 (simulcast on City12 each Wednesday)
Media analyst Tom Proietti of MCC and anchor & reporter Pat McGonigle of WHEC-TV discuss television news coverage today

Thursday 5/21
Hr. 1
D&C home repair columnist Jerry Ludwig
Hr. 2
State Senator Thomas Duane, principal Senate sponsor of proposed legislation to clear the way for same-sex marriage in New York, joins us on the line from New York; plus on tape) an inquiry into one of our favorite summer treats with author and upstate restaurateur Michael Turback

Friday 5/22
Hr. 1
Dr. Sandra Steingraber, nationally recognized expert on environment and health (tape)
Hr. 2
Re-growing New York's economy; CGR President Dr. Kent Gardner in studio, and we'll be joined in progress on the phone by Cornell University President Dr. David Skorton, chair of Governor Paterson's newly launched special task force on economic development

Week of 5/11/09 (revised)

Monday 5/11
Hr. 1
A special membership hour...with WXXI executive VP Susan Rogers and radio VP Jeanne Fisher
Hr. 2
Meet the makers of a new documentary film, about a young man coming of age and coping with disability

Tuesday 5/12
Hr. 1
Eugenio Cotto, chief executive of Group 14621, on efforts under way to reclaim brownfield sites in Rochester for new development
Hr. 2
RGRTA chief executive Mark Aesch, shares his views on the Renaissance Square project and responds to Mayor Duffy's call to downsize it

Wednesday 5/13
Hr. 1
Economist Kathy Bromley of MCC helps us understand the messages behind the economic numbers; then, a conversation with award-winning actress Lynn Redgrave in advance of her weekend appearance at the High Falls Film Festival (taped)
Hr. 2 (simulcast on City12 each Wednesday)
Jackie Grimshaw, nationally recognized consultant and expert on urban development and the place of public transportation in making it happen

Thursday 5/14
Hr. 1
We meet headlining speakers at the High Falls Film Festival, as Pat Carroll joins us in studio, and 60 Minutes' Lesley Stahl in a recorded conversation
Hr. 2
The State of the County examined, by Monroe County Legislature leaders Dan Quatro and Harry Bronson

Friday 5/15
Hr. 1
Elissa Orlando hosts Healthy Friday:
Grace Anne Dorney and Ted Koppel, discussing COPD.
The well-known journalist and his wife talk about Grace Anne's diagnosis of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.
Grace Anne is an advocate for the Learn More Breathe Better Campaign: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/lung/copd/lmbb-campaign/

Also, Dr. Bill Thomas, founder of the Eden Alternative, and Dr Al Power of St. John's Home in Rochester, discussing the Eden Alternative and
its next iteration in long term care: the greenhouse project.


Hr. 2
As the Senate prepares for a vote on changes in consumer credit law, we look at the state of the financial industry with RIT's Robert Manning, author of Credit Card Nation (tape)


Hr. 2
As the Space Shuttle orbits Earth to update the Hubble Telescope, we look at the future of space exploration with space scientist Michelle Thaller (tape)

 

Week of 5/4/09 (first release)

Monday 5/4
Hr. 1
Matthew Coolidge, latest in the RIT Gannett Lecture series, discusses how we shape the terrain of our planet--and how it affects our lives
Hr. 2
Meet the new Minority Leader of the State Assembly, the Finger Lakes' Brian Kolb

Tuesday 5/5
Hr. 1
Ed Ciaschi of St. John Fisher College and Regina Maye of Action for a Better Community discuss what we'll need to do, to prepare people for work in the new wave of development opened by the federal stimulus package
Hr. 2
Toronto transportation chief Mike Brady joins us on the line to tell us what to expect when red light cameras come to Rochester (Toronto intersections have been monitored by them for five years now)

Wednesday 5/6
Hr. 1
In the first half of the hour, NPR and ABC political analyst Cokie Roberts joins us on the line from Washington to discuss her study of the changing roles of American women; then, Deb Johnson and Amy Baker of the Children's Institute in studio during the second half of the hour
Hr. 2 (simulcast on City12 each Wednesday)
A Rochester-based researcher takes a world-wide lead role in sustainability efforts; meet Randy Curren of the U of R

Thursday 5/7
Hr. 1
We convene the College of Collectible Knowledge to answer your questions about antiques
Hr. 2
Rochester school superintendent Jean Claude Brizard previews the budget he'll ask the Board of Education to approve this week

Friday 5/8
Hr. 1
Mark Peterson, newly named President of Greater Rochester Enterprise, discusses how we can jump-start the region's economy in the years to come
Hr. 2
Blair Horner of NYPIRG joins us on line from Albany to examine the process of state government, and what the latest round of budget making told us about how open or closed it now is

Week of 4/27/09 (further revision)

Monday 4/27
Hr. 1
A panel of local religious leaders examines the question raised by a recent national poll; are we as a society, becoming less religious? Panelists include Father Bill Graf of St. John Fisher College's religion faculty, and Rabbi Matthew Field, president of the Greater Rochester rabbinical council
Hr. 2
RIT's Steve Jacobs; is the "digital divide" growing?

Tuesday 4/28
Hr. 1
Community leaders, including the Rochester Area Community Foundation's Jennifer Leonard and City Council member Elaine Spaull, discuss Mayor Duffy's State of the City address.
Hr. 2
You will meet the newly appointed President of Monroe Community College, Dr. Anne Kress

Wednesday 4/29 (simulcast on City12 today only)
Hr. 1
A summit meeting of New York State's education policy leaders, including incoming Regents Chancellor Merryl Tisch, incoming Vice-Chancellor Milton Cofield, newly appointed Regent Wade Norwood, and Rochester School Superintendent Jean Claude Brizard, live in our studio
Hr. 2 (simulcast on City12 each Wednesday)
Update on swine flu; Dr. David Topham of the U of R Medical Center and Dr. Nancy Bennett, Monroe County Deputy Director of Public Health, to set the current situation in scientific perspective

Thursday 4/30
Hr. 1 Special Edition - Healthy Thursday
12pm- 12:30 pm
Dr Ed Walsh Infectious Diseases specialist. Rochester General Hospital
12:31-1pm
Glenn Kessler - president of Health Care Direct Research. He has been polling doctors and the general public on the swine flu topic.
Dr.Dr. Amy Nunn is an Assistant Professor of Medicine (Research) in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Brown Medical School.

Hr. 2
Finding a new path to metropolitan cooperation; former County Executive Lucien Morin, and current County Legislator and former City Council Finance chair Paul Haney

Friday 5/1
Arts Friday; Peter Iglinski presents an inquiry into humor, and the comedy scene in Rochester today

Hr. 1
Music Education, featuring the winners of the RPO's Musicians Awards for Outstanding Musician Educators; Dr. Lon Berry (Spr Middle School, Webster), Bob Leader (Livonia High School), Fred Weingarten (Curriculum Chair of NYS School Music Association), and Nancy Hunt (Chair of Music Educators' Awards Committee)
Hr. 2
The Art of Comedy; Swithun No (Artistic Director, Village Idiots), Scott Hildreth (member, Nuts & Bolts), and Carol Roberts (stand-up comedy instructor, Writers & Books).

Week of 4/20/09 (revised)

Monday 4/20
Hr. 1
Our antiques and collectibles experts gather in the College of Collectible Knowledge
Hr. 2
Copiing with higher demand for higher education in hard times; RIT President Dr. William Destler

Tuesday 4/21
Hr. 1
Rochester city communications director Gary Walker updates the city's 175th birthday celebration
Hr. 2
The Federal Reserve's chief regional economist Dr, Richard Dietz joins us on the line from Buffalo to discuss Western and Central NY's economy, giving us a peek in the region's "Beige Book"

Wednesday 4/22
Hr. 1
Rochester Teachers' Association president Dr. Adam Urbanski on the impact of state budget cuts. and the ongoing contract talks with the city school district
Hr. 2 (simulcast on City12)
Nationally recognized economic justice advocate Ethel Long Scott

Thursday 4/23
Hr. 1
The impact of the change in stem cell research regulations; Dr. Mark Noble of the U of R
Hr. 2
Rochester Mayor Robert Duffy

Friday 4/24
Hr. 1
Dr. Walter Cooper, former member of the NY Board of Regents and longtime advocate for equal opportunity
Hr. 2
Pollster Steven Greenberg of the Siena Research Institute joins us on the line from Albany to discuss Governor Paterson's approval rating, New Yorkers' opinions of his potential opponents, and our opinions on key issues of the moment

Week of 4/13/09 (revised)

Monday 4/13
Hr. 1
Emmy-winning journalist Frank Sesno, host of PBS' Planet Forward (live on line)/NPR Moscow bureau chief Greg Feifer (tape)
Hr. 2
John Zogby on changing American attitudes toward politics; former Monroe County Legislature leader Bill Smith on the passing of former GOP chair Steve Minarik

Tuesday 4/14
Hr. 1
As tax day approaches, the past, present and future of tax law with legal expert Scott Cristman
Hr. 2
District Attorney Mike Green discusses the changes brought about by the new drug laws

Wednesday 4/15
Hr. 1
Gardening experts Mike Tanzini and Greg Frank
Hr. 2 (simulcast on City12)
Rochester Police Chief David Moore

Thursday 4/16
Hr. 1
D&C columnist Jerry Ludwig
Hr. 2
US Bankruptcy Court judge John Ninfo on the stresses of the economic downturn, and how to avoid trouble in your own financial future

Friday 4/17
Elissa Orlando presents Healthy Friday:
Hr.1
Dr. Patricia Bomba
Vice President and Medical Director of Geriatrics Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield
Deborah Stamps Rochester General Hospital
Director of Nursing
Emergency Services & Diagnostic Imaging
Rochester General Health System

Hr. 2
Menopause and Andropause
1pm- 1:40 pm Dr. Henry Hess, author of the perfect menopause and Dr. John Valvo, a urologist from Rochester General Hospital, talking about male menopause.

Week of 4/6/09 (revised)

Monday 4/6
Hr. 1
Meet Maira Kalman, author, illustrator, and latest speaker in RIT's Gannett Lecture Series
Hr. 2
Cornell University psychologist James Maas and researcher Rebecca Robbins explain why we don't get enough sleep--and why our children should be sleeping in instead of boarding a 7:30 school bus

Tuesday 4/7
Hr. 1
Meet student leaders from our area campuses, talking about the problems they face and their expectations for the future
Hr. 2
Hear a conversation with area Congressman Dan Maffei (pre-recorded earlier this morning)

Wednesday 4/8
Hr. 1
MCC personal finance expert Joe Marchese examines what the markets are telling us
Hr. 2
Ambassador Kenton Keith on America's relations with the international community (taped)

Thursday 4/9
Hr. 1
The problems faced by our returning veterans; counselors Kerry Knox and Kai Chittaphong
Hr. 2
RIT's John Klofas with a new report on how we'll re-integrate former convicts into the community; plus a conversation with Governor David Paterson on infrastructure, state layoffs, and issues still in the legislative hopper (segment recorded overnight)

Friday 4/10
Hr. 1
Does New York's public payroll need to be trimmed? Perspectives from Steven Maderas of New York CSEA, and Dr. Joseph Stefko of CGR
Hr. 2
State Senator Joseph Robach on what's next for the state legislative agenda--and whether or not the lawmakers will have to make mid-year budget corrections

Week of 3/30/09 (revised & updated)

Monday 3/30
Hr. 1
The Credit Card Nation goes belly-up; RIT's Robert Manning examines the financial crunch, and why consumer credit may be the next big economic crisis
Hr. 2
Analysis of the new state budget deal with Center for Governmental Research President Dr. Kent Gardner and policy analyst Erika Rosenberg, and State League of Women Voters legislative director Barbara Bartoletti; reaction and comment from Assemblyman Joseph Errigo on line from Albany; and WXXI Capital Bureau correspondent Karen DeWitt updates us on the latest in the state's budget negotiations and the upcoming votes

Tuesday 3/31
Hr. 1
We talk about the stimulus package and how it'll be spent locally, with Genesee Regional Transportation Council chair Richard Perrin and (tentatively) Tim Gilchrist of the Governor's Office
Hr. 2
Former NY State Bar Association President Vincent Buzard examines the cases now before the nation's appeals courts and how they could affect you

Wednesday 4/1
Hr. 1
First segment; spend April Fools' Day with the Capitol Steps (pre-recorded)
Second segment; examining the frontiers of health care's robotic revolution with Dr. John Valvo, lecturer at the Rochester Museum's Science at the Edge series
Hr. 2 (simulcast on City12)
Michael Townsend, the new chair of the New York Power Authority, on our energy future in upstate New York and its impact on our regional economy

Thursday 4/2
Hr. 1
We examine the outcome of the state budget process; joining us on the line from Albany will be Assemblywoman Susan John and Assemblyman Bill Reilich
Hr. 2
Making sense of the latest federal bank rescue package; we get guidance from Cliff Smith of the U of R's Simon School faculty

Friday 4/3 (Arts Friday, Peter Iglinski hosts)
Hr. 1
Commemorating 50 years of The Elements of Style: Elaine Engst of Cornell University; Mark Garvey, author of Stylized: A Slightly Obsessive History of Strunk & White’s The Elements of Style; Wendy Low, Director of Youth Education and Community Outreach at Writers & Books.
Hr. 2
The 2009 Rochester International Jazz Festival: Producers John Nugent and Marc Iacona

Week of 3/23/09 (update)

Monday 3/23
Hr. 1
Rochester Business Alliance President Sandy Parker and Wegmans vice-chair and US Chamber of Commerce past Board President Paul Speranza; the community wish list
Hr. 2
First segment; Assemblyman Joseph Morelle with perspectives on the state's buddget struggles Second segment; Filmmaker Nicholle LaVann on her study of violent crime and its impact on the people and the community, Homicidez

Tuesday 3/24
Hr. 1
Meet Eastman School of Music composer in residence Judith Lang Zaimont, who headlines this year's Women in Music festival
Hr. 2
Tony Earley, the author of the bestselling Jim The Boy, the focus of this year's If All Rochester Read The Same Book literature festival

Wednesday 3/25
Hr. 1
First, an update on the state of the state of New York's financial picture with State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli joining us on the line from Albany; then, examining the housing market and your alternatives; Nationally syndicated columnist Edith Lank, and attorney and housing/mortgage law expert Ruhi Maker
Hr. 2 (simulcast on City12)
Jim Senall, newly installed president of High Tech Rochester

Thursday 3/26
Hr. 1
Mark Frauenfelder & Carla Sinclair, RIT Gannett Series lecturers, on how new media meet old craftsmanship; plus an update on the state budget from Capital Bureau Correspondent Karen DeWitt and analysis by Jay Gallagher, Albany bureau chief for Gannett News Service
Hr. 2
A return visit to 1370 Connection from acclaimed poet Marie Howe in advance of her appearance at the U of R's Neilly Lecture Series

Friday 3/27
Hr. 1
Analyzing the state budget endgame; Elizabeth Lynam, deputy research director of the nonpartisan Citizens' Budget Commission
Hr. 2
Assemblywoman Pat Eddington on new legislation she's proposing to stiffen penalties and increase the deterrent impact of the law to deal with domestic violence

Week of 3/23/09 (update)

Monday 3/23
Hr. 1
Rochester Business Alliance President Sandy Parker and Wegmans vice-chair and US Chamber of Commerce past Board President Paul Speranza; the community wish list
Hr. 2
First segment; Assemblyman Joseph Morelle with perspectives on the state's buddget struggles Second segment; Filmmaker Nicholle LaVann on her study of violent crime and its impact on the people and the community, Homicidez

Tuesday 3/24
Hr. 1
Meet Eastman School of Music composer in residence Judith Lang Zaimont, who headlines this year's Women in Music festival
Hr. 2
Tony Earley, the author of the bestselling Jim The Boy, the focus of this year's If All Rochester Read The Same Book literature festival

Wednesday 3/25
Hr. 1
First, an update on the state of the state of New York's financial picture with State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli joining us on the line from Albany; then, examining the housing market and your alternatives; Nationally syndicated columnist Edith Lank, and attorney and housing/mortgage law expert Ruhi Maker
Hr. 2 (simulcast on City12)
Jim Senall, newly installed president of High Tech Rochester

Thursday 3/26
Hr. 1
Mark Frauenfelder & Carla Sinclair, RIT Gannett Series lecturers, on how new media meet old craftsmanship; plus an update on the state budget from Capital Bureau Correspondent Karen DeWitt and analysis by Jay Gallagher, Albany bureau chief for Gannett News Service
Hr. 2
A return visit to 1370 Connection from acclaimed poet Marie Howe in advance of her appearance at the U of R's Neilly Lecture Series

Friday 3/27
Hr. 1
Analyzing the state budget endgame; Elizabeth Lynam, deputy research director of the nonpartisan Citizens' Budget Commission
Hr. 2
Assemblywoman Pat Eddington on new legislation she's proposing to stiffen penalties and increase the deterrent impact of the law to deal with domestic violence

 

Week of 3/16/09 (update)

Monday 3/16
Hr. 1
Art Spiegelman, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and illustrator of Maus (tape)
Hr. 2
The state of the audio media today; MCC communications expert Tom Proietti is joined by RIT's Mike Saffran, who recently completed a survey of attitudes toward radio

Tuesday 3/17
Hr. 1
The Obama administration's plans for health care change; two perspectives, from SUNY Brockport Prof. James Fatula and Dr, David Stornelli, regional president of the American College of Physicians
Hr. 2
Demond Meeks of Alliance for Quality Education, a part of the Fair Share Coalition, presenting a critical view of the state budget and taxation, and Brian Sampson of Unshackle Upstate voices support for the governor's plans

Wednesday 3/18
Hr. 1
Gardening experts Mike Tanzini and Greg Frank kick off the 2009 gardening season
Hr. 2 (simulcast on City12)
Scientist Gary Skuse with a preview of his Rochester Museum and Science Center presentation on biotechnology's cutting edge

Thursday 3/19
Hr. 1
Democrat and Chronicle home repair columnist Jerry Ludwig answers your questions
Hr. 2
On the sixth anniversary of the start of the war in Iraq, we get different and critical perspectives on the war, and a common call for a commitment to the needs of returning veterans, from Major General John Batiste and James Swarts of Progressive Democrats of the Genesee Valley (and other possible guests TBA)

Friday 3/20
Elissa Orlando presents the Healthy Friday program
Hr. 1
Eric Caine to discuss stress and distress in a down economy
Hr. 2
Dr. Zachary Kramer (RGH) and Dr. Alok Khorana (URMC) on 1-2pm to talk about pancreatic cancer and Ruth Bader Ginsberg's controversial treatment decision.

Week of 3/16/09 (first release)

Monday 3/16
Hr. 1
Art Spiegelman, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and illustrator of Maus (tape)
Hr. 2
The state of the audio media today; MCC communications expert Tom Proietti is joined by RIT's Mike Saffran, who recently completed a survey of attitudes toward radio

Tuesday 3/17
Hr. 1
The Obama administration's plans for health care change; two perspectives, from SUNY Brockport Prof. James Fatula and Dr, David Stornelli, regional president of the American College of Physicians
Hr. 2
Demond Meeks of Alliance for Quality Education, a part of the Fair Share Coalition, presenting a critical view of the state budget and taxation

Wednesday 3/18
Hr. 1
Gardening experts Mike Tanzini and Greg Frank kick off the 2009 gardening season
Hr. 2 (simulcast on City12)
Scientist Gary Skuse with a preview of his Rochester Museum and Science Center presentation on biotechnology's cutting edge

Thursday 3/19
Hr. 1
Democrat and Chronicle home repair columnist Jerry Ludwig answers your questions
Hr. 2
On the sixth anniversary of the start of the war in Iraq, we get different and critical perspectives on the war, and a common call for a commitment to the needs of returning veterans, from Major General John Batiste and James Swarts of Progressive Democrats of the Genesee Valley (and other possible guests TBA)

Friday 3/20
Elissa Orlando presents the Healthy Friday program

Week of 3/9/09 (revised/updated)

Monday 3/9
Hr. 1
Saving the history of American film; Eastman House curators Edward Stratmann and Jim Healy
Hr. 2
Technology and how it can save the American auto industry; Dan Maloney of the UAW and Matthew Fronk of GM's research center in Honeoye Falls

Tuesday 3/10
Hr. 1
The state budget, the schools and city parents' efforts to send their kids to suburban classrooms; Rochester School Board president Malik Evans and MCSBA executive director Jody Siegle
Hr. 2
Repopulating cities like Rochester; Robert Fishman, author of Bourgeois Utopias and the next speaker in the Reshaping Rochester series of the RRCDC (tape)

Wednesday 3/11
Hr. 1
NPR Moscow correspondent Gregory Feifer on US/Russian relations, and the lessons we can learn from Russia's experience in Afghanistan (tape)
Hr. 2 (simulcast on City12)
Rochester Mayor Robert Duffy on the city's challenges, and its opportunities

Thursday 3/12
Hr. 1
Meet Deborah Cramer, noted author on nature and the environment, joining us on the line to discuss her findings in her latest book, Smithsonian's Ocean; Our Water, Our World
Hr. 2
Eastman School of Music faculty member John Kovach, program host on sister station WRUR-FM and author of What's That Sound, takes us inside the history of rock

Friday 3/13
Hr. 1
The National Women's Hall of Fame gets ready to welcome its Class of 2009 and we meet its director Christine Moulton
Hr. 2
Meet Bruce Jacobs, Rochester native and author of the best-selling Race Manners; in advance of his Monday lecture here in Rochester we ask, are we changing our attitudes toward race?

Week of 3/2/09 (revised)

Monday 3/2
Hr. 1
Area Congressman Eric Massa looks at the impact of recent legislation
Hr. 2
A discussion of New York's drug laws begins with a conversation with Sheriff Patrick O'Flynn

Tuesday 3/3
Hr. 1
As the Dow hits a 12 year low, market analysis from Brighton Securities President George Conboy
Hr. 2
Our discussion of the state's drug laws continues with the NYCLU's regional director Gary Pudup and Drug Policy Alliance state policy director Gabriel Sayegh; then, a conversation with Tony-winning playwright Mario Fratti in advance of his Thursday evening appearance in Rochester

Wednesday 3/4
Hr. 1
United Way president Peter Carpino and senior VP Dawn Borgeest on the challenge of meeting the area's needs for service in hard times
Hr. 2 (simulcast on City12)
Rochester City Council member Bill Pritchard, on what he sees as the next stage of downtown Rochester's revival

Thursday 3/5
Hr. 1
Our College of Collectible Knowledge convenes to answer your questions about your antiques
Hr. 2
David Hursh of the U of R's Warner Graduate School of Education examines the Obama administration's educational policy; plus a conversation with economist Dr. Ken Mayland on when the economy may rebound from its current slump (he says the recovery may not be so far away)

Friday 3/6
Brenda Tremblay presents the Arts Friday program, including an look at how technology affects how we experience music with Helen Smith and Carl Pultz; and living with art, with Nan Miller and Jenna Miller

Week of 2/23/09 (first release)

Monday 2/23
Hr. 1
Economist Kathy Bromley on where we are now, and where the economy is heading
Hr. 2
A discussion of who should govern the schools and who should allocate the influx of federal money for education, with Rochester School Board finance committe chair Willa Powell and City Council finance chair Carolee Conklin

Tuesday 2/24
Hr. 1
MCC business professor and personal finance expert Joe Marchese
Hr. 2
The impact of state cuts on health care; URMC chief executive Dr, Brad Berk and Strong Health CEO Steven Goldstein

Wednesday 2/25
Hr. 1
State Senatot Michael Nozzolio joins us on the line; plus, Siena Research Institute pollster Steven Greenberg analyzes the latest poll numbers on Governor Paterson's administration, and why they may be bad news for the Governor's hopes for 2010
Hr. 2 (simulcast on City12)
Rochester's Economic Development Commissioner Carl Carballada on how to improve the city's fortunes

Thursday 2/26
Hr. 1
Cornell University economist Steve Kyle joins us on the line to analyze the stimulus package...and make the case that while it's needed, it's not big enough and another one will be needed sooner rather than later
Hr. 2
David Shaffer of the Rockefeller Institute at SUNY Albany on what the state should do with its cut of the infusion of federal money

Friday 2/27
Hr. 1
Making state government more open; two approaches, from NYPIRG's Blair Horner, and Bob Freeman, chair of the State Commission on Open Government, both on the line from Albany
Hr.2
State Assemblyman Joseph Errigo

Week of 2/16/09 (revised)

Monday 2/16
Hr. 1
Historian Richard Norton Smith on the Presidency, on this Presidents' Day (tape)
Hr. 2
Ambassador Kenton Keith on America's image in the world (tape)

Tuesday 2/17
Hr. 1
A special show on the onset of the digital television age with Scott Fybush and Rachel Ward
Hr. 2
Congressman Chris Lee shares his views on economic policy

Wednesday 2/18
Hr. 1
The impact of trade and economic policy on our chances for recovery; RIT economic analyst, and best-selling author of Outsourcing America, Ron Hira
Hr. 2 (simulcast on City12)
The politics of economic stimulus; two views, from the U of R's Gerald Gamm and David Primo

Thursday 2/19
Hr. 1
We speak with Iris Bannister of the Surround-Care Community and Police Lieutenant Will Johnson about ongoing work to build a better bond between police and community
Hr. 2
Democrat and Chronicle home repair columnist Jerry Ludwig

Friday 2/20
Our regular monthly Healthy Friday segment has been postponed to a later date TBA.
Hr. 1
What's next on the Capitol Hill agenda? We find out, from House Rules Committee chair Louise Slaughter
Hr.2
State Labor Commissioner M. Patricia Smith on the labor market, job sharing, and getting through hard times (live line)

Week of 2/9/09 (first release)

Monday 2/9
Hr. 1
What's next for the center city? We speak with Rochester Downtown Development Corporation president Heidi Zimmer-Mayer
Hr. 2
New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli joins us on the line; plus, as part of our coverage of African-American History Month, an examination of the seldom-told story of African-American Jewish congregations, with Rabbis Shlomo Levy and Matthew Field, and filmmaker Marlaine Glicksman (first segment live on phone, second segment on tape)

Tuesday 2/10
Hr. 1
NPR Education Correspondent Claudio Sanchez discusses issues of educational policy today (tape) plus a live conversation with business leader Joe Klein, active as both an advisor to Rochester city government on education policy and a regional leader of the charter school movement
Hr. 2
State Senate Majority Leader Malcolm Smith joins us on the line from Albany to share his views on the ongoing budget debate

Wednesday 2/11
Hr. 1
A conversation on the issues raised by the arrest of a 14-year-old youth in the shooting of a Rochester police officer, with Doug Ackley of the Center for Teen Empowerment, SUNY Brockport criminologist Dr. Bivette Stodghill, and Youth-Police Unity Project members Gary Hardy and Britney Horton
Hr. 2 (simulcast on City12)
We welcome 2008 Pulitzer Prize winning poet Phillip Schultz to our studios

Thursday 2/12
Hr. 1
What are the best films of the past year? As Oscar time approaches, we discuss the topic with Gannett News Service film critic Jack Garner
Hr. 2
HIstorian David Anderson on the constitutional changes that set the stage for civil rights for African Americans (tape)

Friday 2/13
Hr. 1
Assemblyman David Koon on the budget battles, and upstate lawmakers' perspectives
Hr. 2
The ongoing evolution of television and film; Tom Proietti and Barry Goldfarb

Week of 2/2/09 (first release)

Monday 2/2
Hr. 1
The impact of financial failure in the public and private sector; The U of R's Thomas Jackson and Cliff Smith preview the issues to be raised at an upcoming community forum
Hr. 2
Economist Gerald Prante of the Tax Institute on the impact of high property taxes, and the Rochester region's relative burden (on line)

Tuesday 2/3
Hr. 1
Maria Ayoob of CGR, Katrina Korfmacher of the U of R, and national home safety expert Rebecca Morley assess the impact of Rochester's lead contamination law (tape)
Hr. 2
Architect and urban expert Doug Farr on how to rejuvenate a city in a sustainable way

Wednesday 2/4
Hr. 1
Rochester-based filmmaker Dave Marshall discusses, and prepares to premiere, his new film educating young people on the history of the Underground Railroad and the pre-Civil War anti-slavery struggle
Hr. 2 (simulcast on City12)
The business community's agenda; Brian Sampson, executive director of Unshackle Upstate

Thursday 2/5
Hr. 1
The College of Collectible Knowledge answers your questions on antiques
Hr. 2
Economist Jim Diffley presents the National Conference of Mayors' report on employment and America's urban areas; then, a conversation with former Wal-Mart senior executive and human resources expert Maxie Carpenter in advance of his lecture at Roberts Wesleyan College (both
segments on line)

Friday 2/6
Peter Iglinski presents Arts Friday
Hr 1
"President Obama's Arts Platform"
Guests:
Sarah Lentini-- Pres & CEO, Arts & Cultural Council of Greater Rochester
Dr. Shannon Elliott--Director of Art Education, Nazareth College
Cathy Sweet--Arts Professor, Nazareth College
Rep. Louise Slaughter (recorded segment)

Hr 2
"Remembering Poet WD Snodgress"
Guests:
Thom Ward--Editor, BOA Editions
Bill Patrick--Poet; Professor, College of St. Rose

Week of 1/26/09 (revised)

Monday 1/26
Hr. 1
Amalyzing the new Senate pick; our scheduled guests include former Monroe County Republican chair Steve Minarik and former Monroe County Democratic chair and current County Legislator Ted O'Brien in studio, and Capital Bureau correspondent Karen DeWitt, WNYC political correspondent Elaine Rivera public television's New York Now host and producer Susan Arbetter on line from Albany and New York
Hr. 2
Empire State Development Corporation upstate president Dennis Mullen on how we'll regrow the regional economy

Tuesday 1/27
Hr. 1
MCC business professor and personal finance expert Joe Marchese offers advice on protecting your wealth
Hr. 2
Is mayoral control of urban schools a good idea? Perspectives from Joseph Viteritti, executive director of New York City government's Office of the Public Advocate (live line) and Rochester School Board members Van White and Tom Brennan in studio

Wednesday 1/28
Hr. 1
Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks on the Renaissance Square project, economic development, and the unfolding impact of the proposed state budget; plus an update from Rochester General Hospital CEO Mark Clement on the state budget, its impact on hospitals and this week's lobbying efforts by health care providers to lessen projected budget cuts
Hr. 2
Can the Children's Zone survive without state money? We'll ask its leader, Surround-Care Community executive director Iris Banister

Thursday 1/29
Hr. 1
State Assemblyman and Monroe County GOP chairman Bill Reilich on the future of the state and the future of the Republican Party
Hr. 2
Rochester Mayor Robert Duffy on the challenges facing the city today

Friday 1/30 (with guest host David Cay Johnston)

Hr. 1
State Budget: Offering Solutions to the NYS Budget Deficit
Guests: Ron Deutsch, New Yorkers for Fiscal Fairness; EJ McMahon, Empire Center, Manhattan Institute
Hr. 2
Economic Development Subsidies: Free Lunch or Real Economic Development
Guests: Betsy Lynam, Citizens Budget Commission; Brian McMahon, NYS Economic Development Institute

Week of 1/19/09 (revised/updated)

Monday 1/19
Hr. 1
Business leader and government reform advocate Tom Golisano discusses what the new State Legislature and the new national administration can do to make the system work better for us
Hr. 2
MCC communications professor and media analyst Tom Proietti and about...time editor James Blount on live line from the Inauguration venue in Washington; how the nation and the world sees the changes in American politics and government, and how the media report them; plus, a discussion of cutbacks on the air in commercial radio, and in print

Tuesday 1/20
NO SHOW-Complete coverage of the inauguration of President Obama

Wednesday 1/21
Hr. 1
America's changing political scene; WXXI-TV reporter Carlet Cleare shares her eyewitness view of the Obama inauguration, and pollster Lee Miringoff discusses America's perceptions and expectations
Hr. 2
Photographer and artist Ed Burtynski on the industrialization of the North American landscape; latest in the Caroline Warner Gannett lecture series at RIT

Thursday 1/22
Hr. 1
Capital Bureau correspondent Karen DeWitt updates us on the selection of a new Senator; and Democrat & Chronicle home repair columnist Jerry Ludwig on keeping your home safe and war
Hr. 2
A conversation on the Senatorial selection with Nicholas Confessore of the NY Times; plus the latest on the digital TV transition, with Rachel Ward and Scott Fybush

Friday 1/23
Hr. 1
The Senate selection; WXXI's Capital Bureau correspondent Karen DeWitt, political scientist Dena Levy of SUNY Brockport, and the U of R's Curt Smith, commenting on this morning's expected announcement from Governor Paterson
Hr. 2
Meet acclaimed poet Nikki Giovanni, in advance of her appearance at the U of R Friday evening for the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Address (tape)

Week of 1/12/09

Monday 1/12
Hr. 1
Dialogue on Disability; meet physical rehabilitation director Frank Cogliandro and program graduate Peter Boulay from the Rochester Rehabilitation Center
Hr. 2
Dialogue on Disability; Teena Fitzroy of Monroe BOCES #1 discusses her work in helping disabled youth connect with the world of work, education and social activity

Tuesday 1/13
NO SHOW-Congressional hearings on Cabinet nominees

Wednesday 1/14
Hr. 1
Dialogue on Disability; Ray Justice, entrepreneur and graduate of the Rochester Hearing and Speech Center, and a roundtable with some of the leaders of service organizations helping those with disabilities
Hr. 2
Meet Naomi Silver, CEO of the Red Wings and Minor League Baseball Executive of the Year for 2008

Thursday 1/15
NO SHOW-Congressional hearings for confirmation of Secretary of State-designate Clinton

Friday 1/16
Dialogue on Disability concludes as Elissa Orlando presents a Healthy Friday program

Week of 1/5/09 (updated)

Happy New Year, everyone, here's the lineup for our first full week's programming of 2009;

Monday 1/5
Hr. 1
Nationally syndicated columnist Edith Lank and real estate market analyst Richard Beers survey the housing market
Hr. 2
Futurist Gerald Celente of the Trends Research Institute joins us on line to look ahead at what's in store for us in 2009

Tuesday 1/6
Hr. 1
Pollsters John Zogby and Steven Greenberg join us on the line to discuss the state of public opinion today in New York and across America
Hr. 2
Jazz orchestra leader Maria Schneider joins us on the line in advance of her upcoming performance and lecture at Rochester's Eastman School of Music (her alma mater) to discuss the state of jazz and the business of recording today

Wednesday 1/7
Hr. 1
A preview of the State of the State message, including a live report from Albany by our Capital Bureau correspondent Karen DeWitt, analysis from political historian Sarah Liebschutz, political scientist Ivan Kennealy of RIT, and additional guests TBA
Hr. 2
NO SHOW-special live coverage of Governor Paterson's State of the State message; followed by analysis of the speech, in which Bob is joined by RIT Political Science chair Paul Ferber

Thursday 1/8
Hr. 1
You've heard the State of the State address...but is the state of the state's governing process still dysfunctional? We're joined on line by Lawrence Norden, co-author of the New York University Brennan Center's newly released report, "Still Broken; New York State Legislative Reform."
Hr. 2
A report to the community on progress against crime, from Rochester Police Chief David Moore

Friday 1/9/09
Hr. 1
State Senate Republican leader Dean Skelos joins us on line from Albany to discuss the state budget and the organization of the new Senate
Hr. 2
Our antiques and collectibles experts in the College of Collectible Knowledge

 

Week of 12/29/08 (first release)

Monday 12/29
Hr. 1
State Assemblyman, and Monroe County Democratic Chair, Joseph Morelle on the state budget
Hr. 2
Superintendents of four Rochester area school districts share their perspective on the state budget, and how they'll cope with possible funding cuts

Tuesday 12/30
Hr. 1
MCC business professor Joe Marchese reviews the year on Wall Street and looks ahead to financial strategies for 2009
Hr. 2
Supervisors of four area towns share their perspectives on how the economy, and state spending cuts, affect their communities
(Our final live 1370 Connection program of 2008)

Wednesday 12/31
NO SHOW-special holiday presentations of Watch Night and the Capitol Steps' New Year's Eve special

Thursday 1/1/09
Hr. 1
Our retrospective of 2008, our annual Year in Review (tape)
Hr. 2
NO SHOW-special holiday presentations of Season's Griot

Friday 1/2/09
Hr. 1
Arts Friday; Sarah Lentini of the Arts & Cultural Council and Marjorie Searle of the Memorial Art Gallery share perspectives with Bob on the State of the Arts 2009 (tape)
Hr. 2
We talk with incoming 25th District Congressman Dan Maffei (tape)

Have a happy New Year's holiday weekend--see you again live on Monday, January 5!

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