1370 Connection Old Show Archives - 2008

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  The program is no longer in production and has been replaced by Connections with Evan Dawson.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 12/29/08 (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!

Week of 12/22/08 (first release)

Monday 12/22
Hr. 1
A special holiday edition; Mike Tanzini of the Ted Collins organization offers advice on holiday plants, and Judy Braiman of Empire State Consumers updates us on toy safety, and spotting unsafe toys you should avoid giving as gifts (tape)
Hr. 2
NO SHOW-a special holiday presentation of "Hanukkah Lights"

Tuesday 12/23
Hr. 1
Rochester School Superintendent Jean-Claude Brizard reacts to the state's education budget plan (live); Timothy Glandner, dean of the education faculty, Nazareth College, on national education policy under Barack Obama
Hr. 2
The housing crisis and its impact on our community examined by Housing Council executive director Alex Castro and foreclosure prevention director Rebecca King

Wednesday 12/24
Hr. 1
Labor's perspective on the economy, the financial bailout and the plight of the auto industry; AFL-CIO Council President James Bertolone, and UAW local president Dan Maloney
Hr. 2
NO SHOW-a special holiday presentation of The Night Before Christmas

Thursday 12/25--MERRY CHRISTMAS!
NO SHOW-special holiday presentations of A Christmas Carol featuring Jonathan Winters, and Tinsel Tales

Friday 12/26
Hr. 1
Scientist Nicholas Zumbulyadis takes us on an excursion through a previously unknown path of discovery (tape)
Hr. 2
W. Cleland Stewart examines how our community's future growth can be made more sustainable (tape)

 

Week of 12/15/08 (revised/updated)

Monday 12/15
Hr. 1
The impact of state and federal spending cuts and a slack economy on health care; Dr. Bradford Berk and Steven Goldstein of the University of Rochester Medical Center/Strong Health/Strong and Highland Hospitals
Hr. 2
Monroe County copes with a rising demand for social service assistance; County Human Services Commissioner Kelly Reid

Tuesday 12/16
Hr. 1
Helping the poor in hard times; we talk with Frances Passavento of Foodlink, Ron Fox of the Open Door Mission, Salvation Army Major Charles Detrick, and Mark Dunlea of the Hunger Action Network of New York State
Hr. 2
The newly announced state budget and its impact on taxes, local governments and services; Erika Rosenberg of the Center for Governmental Research in studio

Wednesday 12/17
Hr. 1
A prominent regional banker looks at our financial system; Canandaigua National CEO George Hamlin IV
Hr. 2 (simulcast on City Cable 12)
Community reaction to the state budget from Rochester City Council Finance Committee Chair Carolee Conklin and Rochester Business Alliance President Sandra Parker in studio, and Governor's Commission on Property Tax Relief chair Thomas Suozzi on line

Thursday 12/18
Hr. 1
Getting your home ready for the holidays; D&C home repair columnist Jerry Ludwig
Hr. 2
Monroe County Bar Association President T. Andrew Brown on the rising need for legal help as families cope with financial struggle and mortgage foreclosure

Friday 12/19
Elissa Orlando presents a two hour Healthy Friday program
Hour One
Cardiovascular issues and behavior changes for a healthy heart.
These two are coming to the station ( as of this writing )
Dr. Eugene Storozynsky, URMC
Jean Bauch, (Unity Diabetes Center)

This person is calling in:
Dr. Tom Stuver, RGH

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Hour Two:
New Stroke Treatments:
He is coming in:
Dr Babak S. Jahromi, URMC

Dental and Physical Health
She is calling in:
Dr. Arlene Messer

1370 Connection, week of 12/8/08 (revised)

Monday 12/8
Hr. 1
The future of print journalism, here and across the US; former Messenger-Post executive editor (and now FLCC public affairs director) Bob Madson, St, John Fisher College communications professor and former Democrat & Chronicle reporter Jack Rosenberry, and MCC communications professor and veteran TV/radio producer Tom Proietti
Hr. 2
The Monroe County Budget; County Legislature leaders Dan Quatro for the Republican majority and Harry Bronson for the Democratic minority

Tuesday 12/9
Hr. 1
The retail and merchandisinig picture in a hard-times Christmas; RIT emeritus professor Eugene Fram, plus the retailer's perspective from Mike Kauffman of Eastview Mall and Dick Rowe of Rowe Photo
Hr. 2
Nationally respected financial author Jonathan Pond joins us to discuss money management and retirement planning in challenging times; a preview of his prime-time television special which airs this evening on WXXI-TV

Wednesday 12/10
Hr. 1
A perspective on the upcoming state budget from Assemblyman (and Monroe County GOP chair) Bill Reilich
Hr. 2 (simulcast on City Cable 12)
Rochester celebrates its 175th anniversary as a city;City Recreation and Youth Services Commissioner Charles Reaves and celebration adviser Greg Smith (Note guest list change)

Thursday 12/11
Hr. 1
A special holiday season edition of our monthly convening of the College of Collectible Knowledge
Hr. 2
What should we do about health care, and what will President-elect Obama's plans accomplish? Two perspectives from SUNY Brockport health administration expert James Fatula, and Dr, David Stornelli, area chapter president of the American College of Physicians

Friday 12/12
Hr. 1
The transition to a new administration; Politico.com senior Washington correspondent Mike Allen (tape)
Hr. 2
Developer Larry Glazer discusses Rochester's future and the place of mixed-use development in revitalizing neighborhoods

 

 

Week of 12/1/08 (revised/updated)

Monday 12/1
Hr. 1
Perspectives on the stalled special State Legislature session, and the future of New York's finances, from State Senator Joseph Robach
Hr. 2
Dr. Joseph Stefko of the Center for Governmental Research examines the impact of economic turnoil, and state and federal budget austerity, on local communities and governments in our state

Tuesday 12/2
Hr. 1
Issues of children's health and nutrition; Wade Norwood and Bonnie DeVinney of the Finger Lakes Health Systems Agency and Dr. Steve Cook of the U of R Medical Center, on new initiatives in child health
Hr. 2
RIT finance professor Robert Manning discusses the next major financial crisis, the looming consumer credit crunch

Wednesday 12/3
Hr. 1
Congresswoman Louise Slaughter, chair of the powerful Rules Committee, shares her perspective on the new administration and the agenda of the forthcoming 111th Congress
Hr. 2 (simulcast on City Cable 12)
How community organizations will cope with fiscal austerity; James Norman of Action for a Better Community, Iris Bannister of the Surround-Care Community of Rochester and Sarah Lentini of the Arts and Cultural Council for Greater Rochester

Thursday 12/4
Hr. 1
Examining the state of the economy today, and how emerging trends in public policy could shape it; Simon School of Business Dean Dr. Mark Zupan
Hr. 2
Charting the future course of financial regulation and law; U of R President Joel Seligman, a nationally recognized expert on financial service law and regulation, shares the perspectives he recently presented in testimony on Capitol Hill to the House Financial Services Committee

Friday 12/5
Our Arts Friday broadcast, presented by Brenda Tremblay
Hour 1 - Writer Bill Kauffman

A conversation with Bill Kauffman, winner of the 2008 Andrew Eiseman Writers Award from the University of Rochester for his book,
Look Homeward America: In Search of Reactionary Radicals and Front-Porch Anarchists (2006.) Kauffman talks about his non-fiction meditation on American political, literary, and artistic figures whose values he admires, including Catholic Worker founder Dorothy Day, regionalist painter Grant Wood, and farmer-writer Wendell Berry.

Hour 2 - Singing

Two of Rochester's top choral conductors talk about how and why people sing. Guests include Eastman-Rochester Chorus conductor William Weinert and Lee Wright, the newly appointed Director of Rochester's premiere chamber choir, Madrigalia.

Week of 11/24/08 (revised)

Monday 11/24
Hr. 1
A "Mixed Media" special on Feburary's digital TV conversion, featuring WXXI President Norm Silverstein and additional guests in conversation with Rachel Ward and Scott Fybush
Hr. 2
Putting your garden to bed; gardening expert Greg Frank

Tuesday 11/25
Hr. 1
Coping with difficult times for your investment portfolio; MCC professor and personal finance expert Joe Marchese
Hr. 2
Former Lieutenant-Governor Stan Lundine and Brighton supervisor Sandra Frankel discusses how recommendations of the Commission on Local Government Efficiency may help the state and local governments cope with their current budget crises (live on phone and in studio)

Wednesday 11/26
Hr. 1
Meet the people who actually helped grow and pick what's going to be on your Thanksgiving dinner table; journalist Tom Rivers of the Batavia Daily News talks about his time with our region's farm workers
Hr. 2 (simulcast on City Cable 12)
Tony-winning coreographer Garth Fagan previews his Garth Fagan Dance Company's fall series of performances in Rochester

Thursday 11/27
NO SHOW--Holiday special programming, featuring "Turkey Confidential" and "Giving Thanks"

Friday 11/28
NO SHOW--Holiday special programming, featuring the Third Coast Audio Festival

Week of 11/17/08 (revised)

Monday 11/17
Hr. 1
A "Mixed Media" special featuring NPR's David Folkenflik, in conversation with Rachel Ward and Scott Fybush
Hr. 2
We talk with Capital Bureau correspondent Karen DeWitt for a preview of the special legislative session in Albany; plus we're joined by Demond Meeks of Alliance for Quality Education, who's leading a lobbying trip to Albany to work to preserve education and social service spending (live on phone)

Tuesday 11/18
Hr. 1
Common Cause New York executive director Susan Lerner discusses the agenda facing the state in the special legislative session and in 2009; plus a conversation with Iris Bannister about the future of the Children's Zone project (tape)
Hr. 2
Guest host Peter Iglinski speaks with Dr. William Julius Wilson of Harvard University, keynoter of Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School's Community Conversation on Race and former Mayor Bill Johnson

Wednesday 11/19
Hr. 1
Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks discusses her newly released 2009 County Budget
Hr. 2 (simulcast on City Cable 12)
Rochester Mayor Robert Duffy discusses how the struggling economy will change the relationship between Rochester and the state and federal administrations, and what Governor Paterson's proposed cuts may mean to us

Thursday 11/20
Hr. 1
Winterizing your home; Democrat and Chronicle home repair columnist Jerry Ludwig; plus, a conversation with the U of R's Duncan Moore about this week's Global Entrepreneurship Week and its emphasis on social entrepreneurship
Hr. 2
The impact of the November election, and the future of the parties locally and nationally; two perspectives from political analysts Curt Smith and Jim Bowers

Friday 11/21
Elissa Orlando presents a Healthy Friday program

 

Week of 11/10/08 (revised/updated)

Monday 11/10
Hr. 1
The humanities in a challenging age; Tom DiPiero, humanities dean, University of Rochester
Hr. 2
Outsourcing jobs in today's economy, and how to reverse the trend; RIT economist Ron Hira

Tuesday 11/11
Hr. 1
Ambassador Mark Parris examines America's relations with the eastern Mediterranean (tape)
Hr. 2
Veterans' Outreach Center executive director Tom Cray discusses the economic, social and health needs of the veterans returning home from our ongoing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan

Wednesday 11/12
Hr. 1
New York State Bar Association past president Vince Buzard discusses the Supreme Court, the appellate process on both the state and national levels, and how upcoming court appointments can affect the direction of jurisprudence
Hr. 2 (simulcast on City Cable 12)
Former Rochester Mayor Bill Johnson, now a senior public policy faculty member at RIT, looks at how the struggling economy will change the relationship between local governments and the state and federal administrations, and how communities can cope

Thursday 11/13
Hr. 1
Perpsectives on the mortgage and lending crisis; Ruhi Maker of the Empire Justice Center examines the subprime loan issue, and nationally syndicated columnist Edith Lank discusses how to protect the value in your home and ride out the fluctuations in home values
Hr. 2
Assemblywoman Susan John discusses the upcoming special legislative session in Albany

Friday 11/14
Hr. 1
Jodie Levin-Epstein of the Center for Law and Social Policy in Washington previews her keynote to the Action for a Better Community annual meeting, and confronts the question of how we will afford to restart our efforts to end poverty in America in today's struggling economy
Hr. 2
Meet Leslie Emanuel, North American regional director of the worldwide Disabled Peoples International organization (tape)

Week of 11/3/08 (revised/updated)

Monday 11/3
Hr. 1
Our coverage of Election 2008 continues, with the 135th district's incumbent Assemblyman David Koon
Hr. 2
The economic issues driving our votes considered by the U of R Simon School's Cliff Smith, and Simon School lecturer and Clover Capital research director Dan Burnside; plus an update on the statewide political perspective from Joe Spector of the Gannett News Service

Tuesday 11/4
Hr. 1
Our Election 2008 coverage continues, with Election Commissioners Peter Quinn and Thomas Ferrarese on how we'll conduct the local vote; plus a national perspective from NPR's Farai Chideya, host of News & Notes
Hr. 2
The economic problems the next President must face; economist Kathy Bromley discusses them; plus a regional policy perspective from Erika Rosenberg of the Center for Governmental Research

Wednesday 11/5
Hr. 1
A post-campaign assessment of the media's performance; MCC's Tom Proietti and Jim Blount of about...time magazine
Hr. 2 (simulcast on City Cable 12)
Assessing the vote; a discussion on the outcome of the 2008 election, featuring Monroe County Democratic Chair and Assemblyman Joseph Morelle, Monroe County Republican Committee Executive Director Andy Moore, City Council Finance Committee Chair Carolee Conklin and City Republican African-American Committee leader Kevan Shepperd

Thursday 11/6
Hr. 1
Environmental issues the next administration must face, and how we'll deal with the cost of either action or inaction; Gannett Lecture Series speaker Bill McKibben
Hr. 2
Rochester City Councilman (and Obama convention delegate) Adam McFadden on reaction to the election, and what Rochester might expect from the new administration; then, our College of Collectible Knowledge convenes to answer your questions about antiques and collectibles

Friday 11/7
A two hour Arts Friday program; Frank Cigelski, scheduled host

Hour 1
The Strong Museum of Play, with a focus on the new inductees into the National Toy Hall of Fame
Guests: Curators Chris Bensch and Susan Asbury

Hour 2
The art of teaching art
Guest: Mary Lee Miller, Dance Teacher at SOTA

Week of 10/27/08 (revised)

Monday 10/27
Hr. 1
George Conboy, president of Brighton Securities, on the markets and the economy
Hr. 2
Wayne Howard of the Sierra Club, environmental activist Marian Kramer, and RIT professor Ann Howard examine the Great Lakes and their future

Tuesday 10/28
Hr. 1
Our Election 2008 coverage continues, with 25th District Congressional candidate Dan Maffei
Hr. 2
How technology literally affects your mind; author Dr. Gary Small (live phone)

Wednesday 10/29
Hr. 1
Women, politics and bread-and-butter issues; Jennifer Lawless of Brown University
Hr. 2 (simulcast on City Cable 12)
The history of film; Joanne Bernardi and Jeff Stoiber of the U of R and Eastman House

Thursday 10/30
Hr. 1
Meet the two candidates for Monroe County Clerk, Cheryl Dinolfo and Thomas Hasman (tape)
Hr. 2
Economic roots of violent crime; RIT criminologist and city public safety policy advisor John Klofas

Friday 10/31
Hr.1
Our Election 2008 coverage continues with 25th District Congressional candidate Dale Sweetland (tape)
Hr. 2
The Capitol Steps Halloween special

Week of 10/20/08 (first release)

Monday 10/20
Hr. 1
RIT's Dr. Frank Sciremammano of the International Joint St.Lawrence Control Commission, and David Klein of the Nature Conservancy, on the regulation of the Seaway, the Great Lakes and the shoreline
Hr. 2
An examination of election coverage with MCC media expert Tom Proietti and veteran journalist and about...time magazine editor James Blount

Tuesday 10/21
Hr. 1
Our Election 2008 coverage continues, with Assembly Republican candidate David Bonacchi
Hr. 2
Home repair and remodeling expert Jerry Ludwig discusses preparation for the fall and winter

Wednesday 10/22
Hr. 1
Our Election 2008 coverage continues, with State Senate candidate Richard Dollinger
Hr. 2 (simulcast on City Cable 12)
A personal and historical perspective on the New York political scene from author, past Gubernatorial candidate and one of Nelson Rockefeller's closest friends and advisors, Judge Richard Rosenbaum

Thursday 10/23
Hr. 1
First, advice on how to manage your lawns and trees for the fall with Mike Tanzini and Greg Frank; then, a conversation recorded earlier this morning with New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli
Hr. 2
Our Election 2008 coverage continues, with incumbent State Senator Joseph Robach (tentative)

Friday 10/24
Elissa Orlando presents a Healthy Friday program

Week of 10/13/08 (revised/updated)

Monday 10/13
Hr. 1
Political analyst and blogger David Sirota
Hr. 2
NY Public Radio's Capital Bureau correspondent Karen DeWitt discusses the impact of the Wall Street meltdown on the state's budget and finances, and how lawmakers are likely to respond

Tuesday 10/14
Hr. 1
Our Election 2008 coverage continues, with the Voice of the Voter poll presented by Mason-Dixon Research's Larry Harris
Hr. 2
Rochester Mayor Robert Duffy on how the city and its hopes for economic renewal may be affected by current economic conditions

Wednesday 10/15
Hr. 1
Our Election 2008 coverage continues, with State Senate candidate David Nachbar
Hr. 2 (simulcast on City Cable 12)
Market analyst T.C. Lewis of Greentree Capital on the state of the market today

Thursday 10/16
Hr. 1
We speak with accalimed author Cynthia Ozick, whose work The Shawl is the subject of this year's Big Read in Rochester
(live line)
Hr. 2
Economist Kathy Bromley of the MCC business and economics faculty examines the state of the economy beyond Wall Street

Friday 10/17
Hr. 1
The arts in New York today; we talk with Sara Ogger and Marion Roach, speaking for the New York Council for the Humanities (live line)
Hr. 2
Cornell University law and business professor Robert Hockett; what we could have done, and may still do, to solve the credit crunch

The program featuring the candidates for Monroe County Clerk, originally scheduled to air on the 16th in the first hour, will instead air on the 27th of this month in the first hour.

The program featuring criminologist John Klofas on youth violence in Rochester, originally slated for the 17th in the first hour, will instead be heard on October 30 in the second hour.

Week of 10/6/08 (further revision)

Monday 10/6
Hr. 1
The market's new woes; we look at the state of the markets and the economy with Brighton Securities President George Conboy by live line, and are joined by Dr. Kent Gardner of the Center for Governmental Research to discuss the impact of Wall Street's troubles on Rochester's hopes for economic renewal
Hr. 2
Dr. Douglas Johnston, featured speaker at Nazareth College's Shannon Lecture Series, on "Bridging the Religious Divide"

Tuesday 10/7
Hr. 1
Our Election 2008 coverage continues, with State Senate candidate Paloma Capanna joining us as part of a series of programs this month with nominees in the fall election
Hr. 2
"Eyes on the Future" of the local economy; three voices on the way to grow the Upstate New York economy, as a preview of a major conference this week at Rochester's St. John Fisher College

Wednesday 10/8
Hr. 1
Meet Dr. Shiela Cassidy, a former political prisoner and torture victime in South America (tape)
Hr. 2 (simulcast on City Cable 12)
Leaders of the Rochester Women's Network join us

Thursday 10/9
Hr. 1
Grading Albany's environmental performance (with nearly all state lawmakers getting a passing grade), and examining the newly enacted emissions exchange process; Jackson Morris and David Gahl of Environmental Advocates of New York
Hr. 2
MCC business professor and personal finance consultant Joe Marchese discusses this week's market changes and how they may affect you

Friday 10/10
Hr. 1
Two Rochesterians, Judy Bello and Lynda Howland, recount their face-to-face meeting with controversial Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinijad
Hr. 2
New York State Education Commissioner Richard Mills on the economy and education funding, and how those factors could impact efforts to reduce the dropout rate and boost graduation rates (to be taped Friday morning for same-day broadcast); plus Rochester Board of Education finance committee chair Willa Powell on how the economy could affect school funding and school programs locally, and what plans are under way to deal with the issue (live in studio)

Week of 9/29/08 (revised & updated)

Monday 9/29
Hr. 1
We talk with Mark Mitschow and Michael Schimski of the SUNY Geneseo business faculty, about the ethical issues raised by the current Wall Street market turmoil
Hr. 2
Former Bennington College President John McCardell launches a new campaign to re-examine our drinking age laws (live line)

Tuesday 9/30
Hr. 1
Examining health care policy and costs; Prof. James Fatula, SUNY Brockport
Hr. 2
Pulitzer Prize winning financial journalist David Cay Johnston on the Wall Street crisis and the proposed solutions

Wednesday 10/1
Hr. 1
How productive is our state legislature? NYPIRG's Blair Horner crunches the numbers for us (live line)
Hr. 2 (simulcast on City Cable 12)
A veteran banker and former Federal Reserve Bank of NY board member casts a critical eye on the financial industry; we get the perspective of George Hamlin IV, CEO of Canandaigua National Company and Canandaigua National Bank

Thursday 10/2
Hr. 1
We convene the College of Collectible Knowledge to answer your questions about antiques
Hr. 2
David Kipen of the National Endowment of the Arts helps us mark The Big Read, along with the Writers and Books organization

Friday 10/3 (Peter will host)
Hr. 1
Jeff Tyzik is celebrating his 15th anniversary with the RPO. Jeff joins us to talk about music and his career. (recorded)
Hr. 2
Bill Ferguson of Garth Fagan Dance and Jessica Tretter of Rochester City Ballet consider the state of professional dance.

Week of 9/22/08 (first draft)

Monday 9/22
Hr. 1
We talk with senior Kodak marketing executives, on line from the Photokina show in Germany (2-hour tape delay)
Hr. 2
Examining politics and the media; MCC communications professor Tom Prioetti and about time editor Jim Blount (rescheduled from August)

Tuesday 9/23
Hr. 1
Pollster and analyst Gerald Goldhaber crunches the gyrating election poll numbers (live line)
Hr. 2
Business professor and money management expert Joe Marchese makes sense of the turbulent markets

Wednesday 9/24
Hr. 1
From Photokina; Microsoft's Josh Weisberg on a new partnership in imaging and telecommunications (2-hour tape delay)
Hr. 2 (simulcast on City Cable 12)
Bausch and Lomb CEO Gerald Ostrov

Thursday 9/25
Hr. 1
Marking Deafness Awareness Week, we talk with professionals in the field of working with the hearing-impaired
Hr. 2
Examining education policy in this election year; U of R urban education expert Dr. David Hursh (live in studio), plus a conversation with NPR eduication correspondent Caludio Sanchez (taped)

Friday 9/26
Hr. 1
How Wall Street turmoil could affect local communities; economist Cliff Smith of the U of R Simon School
Hr. 2
America and the Eastern Mediterranean, including its relationship with key regional allies like Turkey; Ambassador Mark Parris (tape)

Week of 9/15/08 (first release)

Monday 9/15
Hr. 1
Dr. Esther Maltese and Dr. David Broadbent; an update on progress against lead poisoning in Rochester
Hr. 2
Film and its power to lift the human spirit; Jim Locke and Dr. Patrick Loughney from the George Eastman House

Tuesday 9/16
Hr. 1
Monroe County Legislature leaders Dan Quatro and Harry Bronson, on choices to be made this fall on the county budget and major county projects like Renaissance Square
Hr. 2
Economist Kathy Bromley on the changing fortunes of the economy

Wednesday 9/17
Hr. 1
Ray Kurzweil, on a future of accelerating technology; the leadoff speaker in RIT's Gannett Lectures
Hr. 2 (simulcast on City Cable 12)
Rochester Mayor Robert Duffy

Thursday 9/18
Hr. 1
International composer Chen Yi, on the eve of a visit to Rochester (tape)
Hr. 2
Meet Clea Koff, whose skill as a forensic anthropologist helped unlock the secrets of some of the great modern tragedies of the 1990s in Rwanda and the Balkans (live line)

Friday 9/19
Elissa Orlando presents a two hour Healthy Friday program

Week of 9/8/08 (revised/updated)

Monday 9/8
Hr. 1
MCC's interim President, Dr. Larry Tyree
Hr. 2
Dr. Trudi Renwick of the Fiscal Policy Institute on New York's new poverty numbers, and Rochester's poverty profile (live line)

Tuesday 9/9
Hr. 1
Dr. Richard Ryan of the U of R Clinical Psychology faculty on the pursuit of happiness
Hr. 2
On books, with John Perry Smith, co-director of the upcoming Rochester Book Fair

Wednesday 9/10
Hr. 1
Hobart and William Smith Colleges president Mark Gearan (on ISDN digital live line to the Geneva campus)
Hr. 2 (simulcast on City Cable 12)
The blues and Rochester's place in blues history; Joe Beard and Dan Beaumont, and memories of Son House

Thursday 9/11
Hr. 1
Seven years after, are we really more secure? Military and security intelligence expert Henry "Pete" French examines the issue
Hr. 2
Getting beyond 9/11; Dr. Barry Goldstein of the U of R, who chronicled the experiences of people who worked at Ground Zero after the tragedy

Friday 9/12
Hr. 1
A world and a nation changed and re-examining itself, examined by John Michael
Hr. 2
Donna Smith, one of the featured personalities in Michael Moore's documentary Sicko, and U of R Medical Schoolo emeritus professor Larry Jacobs (tape)

The program on America, the Middle East, and the eastern Mediterranean, featuring former U.S. Ambassador to Turkey Mark Parris, originally scheduled for air on Friday 9/12 in the second hour, will instead be heard on Friday, 9/26 in the second hour.

Week of 9/1/08 (update)

Monday 9/1 (both hours on tape)
Hr. 1
On Hurricane Katrina's third anniversary, an eyewitness account from author and New Orleans resident Phyllis Montana LeBlanc
Hr. 2
Urban renaissance and how to accomplish it, Nashville development director Rick Bernhardt

Tuesday 9/2
Hr. 1
An examination of the issues facing GOP convention delegates from U of R political science chair Gerald Gamm, with a special live line report from Capital Bureau correspondent Karen DeWitt in St. Paul
Hr. 2
Rochester City Youth and Recreation Commissioner Charles Reaves and City Council member Elaine Spaull on the youth curfew

Wednesday 9/3
Hr. 1
Two views on the convention and the GOP campaign, from political analysts Curt Smith and Jim Bowers
Hr. 2 (simulcast on City Cable 12)
From the Republican convention in St. Paul, area delegate Bill Nojay on digital live line; plus in-studio commentary from St. John Fisher College adjunct political science professor Aaron Wicks

Thursday 9/4
Hr. 1
Keynote speaker W. Michael Hoffman from this year's Rochester Business Ethics Awards
Hr. 2
Our antiques and collectibles panel

Friday 9/5
Brenda Tremblay presents our monthly Arts Friday program, featuring an inside look at how a great musical instrument is made, and an in-depth examination of how Presidents are depicted on film

Week of 8/25/08 (revised)

Monday 8/25
Hr. 1
Syracuse University China expert Hong Ying Wang (tape)
Hr. 2
Farmer Elizabeth Henderson, James Farr of the Public Market, and Cornell University's Robert Hadad on the availability, affordabilty, safety and sustainability of America's food supply

Tuesday 8/26
Hr. 1
Inside the criminal justice system; examining the process of investigation of arrest with Henry Van Hoven and Nancy Scilbetta of Monroe County's crime lab, and Rochester Police detective lieutenant Mike Wood
Hr. 2
Inside the criminal justice system; the trial process explained by Monroe County DA Mike Green

Wednesday 8/27
Hr. 1
The Presidential nomination process so far; SUNY Brockport politicak scientist Dena Levy in studio, and Capital Bureau correspondent Karen DeWitt live from the Democratic Convention in Denver
Hr. 2 (simulcast on City Cable 12)
Examining the media and the election; MCC communications professor Tom Proietti, and about...time editor James Blount

Thursday 8/28
Hr. 1
Democratic Convention delegates Ken Preston, Adam McFadden and Diane Watkins join us on live line from Denver
Hr. 2
Political analyst and pollster Gerald Goldhaber on how the race to the White House is shaping up so far (live line)

Friday 8/29
Hr. 1
On the third anniversary of the Hurricane Katrina disaster, an eyewitness view of the storm and its aftermath from author Phyllis Montana LeBlanc on live line from New Orleans
Hr. 2
Analysis of the Democratic convention; two views from political analysts Jim Bowers and Curt Smith

Week of 8/18/08 (revised)

Monday 8/18
Hr. 1
Is religious prejudice once again on the rise? We discuss the issue with Dr. Muhammad Shafiq, director of the Center for Interfaith Studies at Nazareth College
Hr. 2
A faith community seeking to bring change to the Church celebrates its tenth anniversary; we meet Rev. Jim Callan and Rev. Mary Rammerman, founding co-pastors of Spiritus Christi

Tuesday 8/19
Hr. 1
Dr. Joseph Stefko of the Center for Governmental Research examines the State Legislature's choices as it meets to deal with proposed cutbacks; and we get a special live line report from Capital Bureau correspondent Karen DeWitt in Albany
Hr. 2
Rochester Mayor Robert Duffy on the choices, challenges and opportunities Rochester faces today

Wednesday 8/20
Hr. 1
How to make your garden grow; advice from Mike Tanzini and Greg Frank
Hr. 2 (simulcast on City Cable 12)
From the Center for Teen Empowerment, we welcome board members Shanterra Randle and Brandon Daniels, and staff coordinator Doug Ackley, who've just presented recommendations for action to the Mayor's office on how to build a safer community

Thursday 8/21
Hr. 1
RIT criminologist Jason Scott shares research on youth violence and how to respond effectively to reduce its toll; a preview of issues to be covered in a special Need To Know segment tonight on our sister station WXXI-TV
Hr. 2
Hobart and William Smith College historian Daniel Singal on why 2008 may well be a watershed election

Friday 8/22
Hr. 1
Energy expert Ben Ebenhack of the U of R on the real energy choices open to us today
Hr. 2
Sustainability and how we'll achieve it; Randy Curran and Andy Frank of the U of R on what scientific knowledge can teach us

Week of 8/11/08 (revised)

Monday 8/11
Hr. 1
Richard Dees of the U of R; the drugs we use to alter our minds, when they can help and when they can hurt
Hr. 2
Astronomer Aaron Steinhauer of SUNY Geneseo takes us into the frontiers of space exploration (tape)

Tuesday 8/12
Hr. 1
Dr. Douglas Lonnstrom of the Siena Research Institute; how people are retrenching in the face of inflation (live line)
Hr. 2
A singer/songwriter's life; Janis Ian looks back at her life and career since "Society's Child" hit the charts in 1965 (live line)

Wednesday 8/13
Hr. 1
City of Rochester chief of staff Jean Howard, on how to maintain government service in a time of diminished resources
Hr. 2 (simulcast on City Cable 12)
U of R historian, and global mountaineer, Stuart Weaver shares his adventures in the Himalayas and the stories of those who've come before him

Thursday 8/14
Hr. 1
Democrat & Chronicle home repair columnist Jerry Ludwig answers your questions
Hr. 2
As the State Legislature prepares to debate Governor Paterson's proposed spending cuts, we analyze them with the help of Charles Brecher, executive VP and research director of the nonpartisan Citizens' Budget Commission (live line)

Friday 8/15
Hr. 1
Elissa Orlando presents a Healthy Friday program on art therapy with Dr. Ellen Horvitz (tape)
Hr. 2
Bob Smith speaks with NOVA managing director Alan Ritsko, who takes us inside America's longest-lasting science program (tape)

Week of 8/4/08 (first release)

Monday 8/4
Hr. 1
How loudly does money talk when it speaks in the form of campaign contributions? We get differing views from U of R political scientist David Primo, and Susan Lerner, executive director of Common Cause NY
Hr. 2
How drug courts and mental health courts work; Judge Patricia Marks and Judith Zinser

Tuesday 8/5
Hr. 1
The federal minimum wage is up...but what does that mean to lower income workers in New York? We'll ask Michelle Mattingly of the nonpartisan Fiscal Policy Institute, author of a new study on the subject (live line)
Hr. 2
A live line summit of three of the northeast region's most prominent pollsters, including Humphrey Taylor of Harris Interactive Research, John Zogby of Zogby International, and Lee Miringhoff of the Marist Institute of Opinion Research

Wednesday 8/6
Hr. 1
U of R Simon School of Business dean Mark Zupan, on the economic impact of cuts in government spending like those New York faces now
Hr. 2
The faith community mobilizes against violence; Rev. Roy Hedman, Rev. Richard Myers and Rev. Marlow Washington

Thursday 8/7
Hr. 1
Our College of Collectible Knowledge convenes to answer your questions on antiques and collectibles
Hr. 2
On the eve of the Beijing Olympics, East Asia scholars Nevan Fisher and Lili Zhang of Nazareth College examine China, its image and reality

Friday 8/8
Hr. 1
The place of the humanities today; U of R humanities dean Thomas DiPiero
Hr. 2
We examine the state of the state's balance sheet with New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli (tape)

Week of 7/28/08 (revised/reposted)

Monday 7/28
Hr. 1
GeVa Theater artistic director Mark Cuddy on the state of live theater today
Hr. 2
Economist Kathy Bromley on inflation, trade and a slow-growth American economy

Tuesday 7/29
Hr. 1
Rochester School Board member Cynthia Elliott proposes changing the minimum dropout age to 18, to keep more children in school and spur them to graduate
Hr. 2
U of R historian Theodore Brown shares his analysis of the recent history of health care in the US and Canada, and what we can learn from the comparison

Wednesday 7/30
Hr. 1
Rochester Police Chief David Moore on the effects of programs like Zero Tolerance and the battle against violence
Hr. 2
The impact of the governor's spending cuts; we speak with Erika Rosenberg of the Center for Governmental Research and Rochester City Council finance committee chair Carolee Conklin in studio, and our Capital Bureau correspondent Karen DeWitt joins us on live line from Albany

Thursday 7/31
Hr. 1
Assemblyman David Koon shares his perspective on the governor's proposed state spending changes
Hr. 2
State Assemblyman, and incoming Monroe County Republican Chairman, Bill Reilich, discusses the state budget crunch and the changing of the political guard

Friday 8/1
Guest host Peter Iglinski presents a two-hour Arts Friday program

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Our conversation with Rev. Roy Hedman and Rev. Richard Myers about the faith community's response to violence, originally scheduled for the second hour on July 30, will instead be presented in the second hour on August 6.

Week of 7/21/08 (revised)

Monday 7/21
Hr. 1
Rev. Paul Womack, former president, Rochester Community of Churches, on his experience as a chaplain in Iraq
Hr. 2
Veterans' Outreach Center director Tom Cray and returned veterans from the Iraq conflict; what today's veterans need

Tuesday 7/22
Hr. 1
SUNY Brockport professor Felix Nwabueze Okoye on racial polarization in society today
Hr. 2
Mayor Robert Duffy updates us on issues facing the city and its residents

Wednesday 7/23
Hr. 1
MCC communications expert Tom Proietti
Hr. 2
Emerging leaders of the next generation; entrepreneurs Melissa Geska and Lyjah Wilton, and East Rochester mayor Jason Koon, as members of "Generation XXI", discuss their 21st century outlook and aspirations

Thursday 7/24
Hr. 1
Gardening experts Mike Tanzini and Greg Frank
Hr. 2
Iris Bannister, newly appointed executive director of the Rochester Surround-Care Community, the organization created to realize the Children's Zone concept

Friday 7/25
Hr. 1
UNICON president Ken Warner and Edison Tech principal Matt Laniak; the renaissance of a heritage technical and vocational school in Rochester
Hr. 2
RIT professor Robert Manning discusses how 'banks gone wild' are leading to a credit and financial crisis not only nationally but globally...and how we can fix the problem

Week of 7/14/08 (revision)

Monday 7/14
Hr. 1
Dr. Richard Fisher and Dr. Craig Jordan of the U of R Medical Center's Wilmot Cancer Center take us to the cutting edge of treatment
Hr. 2
James Winebrake of RIT on the economic and technological issues presented by today's energy crunch and how we'll respond

Tuesday 7/15
Hr. 1
The College of Collectible Knowledge answers your antiques questions
Hr. 2
Nationally recognized urban landscape authority Walter Hood, Jr. of UC Berkeley discusses how urban design impacts urban life (tape)

Wednesday 7/16
Hr. 1
Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks discusses what's next for the county budget and the county balance sheet, now that the FAIR plan is ended by a court settlement
Hr. 2
Garth Freeman, coordinator, and Devan Caldwell, board member, of the Monroe County Youth Bureau's Youth As Resources grant program

Thursday 7/17
Hr. 1
D&C home repair columnist Jerry Ludwig answers your questions
Hr. 2
Dr. Eric Claire, psychiatry department chair, and Dr. Ganesh Palapatlu, men's health specialist, U of R Medical Center, on issues impacting men today

Friday 7/18
Guest host Elissa Orlando presents a two-hour Healthy Friday program

Week of 7/7/08 (update)

Monday 7/7
Hr. 1
Jim Howe of the Nature Conservancy and David Klein examine the level, and quality, of Great Lakes watershed waters
Hr. 2
Former NY Bar Association president, and appellate law expert, Vince Buzard examines recent federal and state appeals court cases

Tuesday 7/8
Hr. 1
Amnesty International regional director Josh Rubenstein shares his organization's annual report on the state of human rights (live line)
Hr. 2
Sister Christine Wagner of St. Joseph's Neighborhood Center gives a first-hand perspective on how the uninsured working poor are being served in terms of health care

Wednesday 7/9
Hr. 1
State Assemblyman David Koon and State Senator Joseph Robach with perspectives on the outcome of this year's regular legislative session
Hr. 2
Underwater explorers Jim Kennard and Dan Scoville discuss their discovery of a British warship lost under Lake Ontario since the Revolution

Thursday 7/10
Hr. 1
Perspectives on the law; newly inauigurated Monroe County Bar Association President T. Andrew Brown
Hr. 2
The end of the litigation surrounding the controversial FAIR plan; Jody Siegle, executive director, Monroe County School Boards Associatio

Friday 7/11
Guest host Peter Iglinski presents a two-hour Arts Friday program

Hr 1
Photography Today
Guests: Marc Pagano, Photographer; Bleu Cease, Executive Director of Rochester Contemporary Arts Center

Hr 2
Rochester Jewish Film Festival
Guests: Andrea Miller, Festival Director; Sid Rosenzweig, Festival Board Member and Film Lecturer at SUNY Brockport.

Week of 6/30/08 (revised)

Monday 6/30
Hr. 1
The future of pro hockey in Rochester; new Rochester Americans team president Lewis Staats
Hr. 2
Corporate social responsibility; RIT's Clyde Hull & Sandra Rothenberg

Tuesday 7/1
Hr. 1
Ron Hira of RIT examines the issues of free trade and its impact on Americans
Hr. 2
Former New York State Republican chair Dick Rosenbaum with a perspective on politics over the last 50 years, from Rockefeller to Reagan to Obama vs. McCain

Wednesday 7/2
Hr. 1
Trudi Renwick of the Fiscal Policy Institute in Albany shares a study of the state of lower income working New Yorkers
Hr. 2
Changes in City Hall and how it delivers services; NET office director Molly Clifford

Thursday 7/3
Hr. 1
Fran Weisberg and Wade Norwood of the Finger Lakes Health Systems Agency discuss the newly released report on hospital expansion from the Commission 2020 panel
Hr. 2
Dr. David Stornelli, chapter president of the American College of Physicians, shares a survey of doctors' attitudes toward key health care issues

Friday 7/4
Hr. 1
Author Bob Marcotte shares accounts of Rochesterians' roles in the Battle of Gettysburg (tape)
Hr. 2
A humorous take on the 4th of July from the Capitol Steps (tape); plus a chat with Chad Post of the U of R Press on building an imprint to bring previously unknown books to the American reader (tape)

Week of 6/23/08 (revised & updated)

Monday 6/23
Hr. 1
The media and politics...MCC media expert Tom Proietti in studio, and international political consultant and U of R political science professor Peter Regenstreif on live line
Hr. 2
Rochester City Councilman Adam McFadden, acting chair of the Children's Zone board of directors, on progress in establishing the Children's Zone project; plus the chairman of the governor's special commission on property tax reform,.Thomas Suozzi, on live line

Tuesday 6/24
Hr. 1
RDDC President Heidi Zimmer-Mayer; part one of a two-part series of programs this week on the future of the central city core
Hr. 2
In our continuing look at Rochester area suburban communities, we speak with Chili supervisor David Dunning

Wednesday 6/25
Hr. 1
New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli joins us on the live line to discuss New York's financial condition as we approach midyear; plus, Rochester's alternative schooling and its future; we talk with School Without Walls principal Dan Drmacich and Board of Education VP Van White
Hr. 2
In the second of this week's segments on the central city, we talk with Renaissance Square coordinating architect Jim Durfee with an update on the project's plans and design

Thursday 6/26
Hr. 1
The challenges of accessing the health care system for Rochester's minority communities; RIT's Wanda Miller, and Sue Born
Hr. 2
In the first of a series of programs we'll do in the coming weeks on the New York Legislature session, the perspective of Assembly Insurance Committee chair Joseph Morelle

Friday 6/27
Hr. 1
Faculty perspectives on MCC's search for a new President; Faculty Association president Charles Clarke
Hr. 2
Advice on investment and today's turbulent markets from personal finance expert Joe Marchese

Week of 6/16/08 (updated)

Monday 6/16
Hr. 1
Updating the Community Indicators project; Jennifer Leonard and Ed Doherty of the Rochester Area Community Foundation
Hr. 2
Rochester Business Alliance president Sandy Parker; changes at the top of the Empire State Development Corporation and what they mean to the region

Tuesday 6/17
Hr. 1
Harvard's Pulitzer-winner Edward Wilson; plus a conversation with one of the busiest men at the Jazz Festival, Bob Sneider (tape)
Hr. 2
U of R economist Mark Bils...why the economic numbers don't scream "Recession" but people now are

Wednesday 6/18
Hr. 1
Rochester School Superintendent Jean Claude Brizard in the first portion of the hour; plus RIT's Peter Rosenthal, one of the leaders of a special program to encourage seniors in the Rochester schools to graduate
Hr. 2
House Rules Committe Chair Louise Slaughter joins us on live line from Capitol Hill in the first portion of the hour, plus consumer advocate Judy Braiman live in studio on the re-emerging problem of outdated food and drugs on store shelves, a problem she began working on more than 25 years ago

Thursday 6/19
Hr. 1
Pat Cantwell and Ann Marie Cook, on how to keep our area's seniors plugged into the economy and the work force
Hr. 2
D&C home repair columnist Jerry Ludwig (live); plus a conversation with blues legend and chart-topper Al Green in advance of his appearance at the Jazz Festival (tape)

Friday 6/20
Guest host Elissa Orlando presents a two hour Healthy Friday program

Week of 6/9-13/08 (revised)

Monday 6/9
Hr. 1
The state of the economy and the story the numbers tell; MCC economist Kathy Bromley
Hr. 2
University of Rochester President Joel Seligman on the university, the community, and the economy of the region, and more

Tuesday 6/10
Hr. 1
We gather together our panel of antiques experts to answer your questions (rescheduled from 6/5)
Hr. 2
Ruhi Maker and Becky Case of the Empire Justice Center on the home foreclosure and subprime loan problems in our area

Wednesday 6/11
Hr. 1
Monroe Community College's retiring President R. Thomas Flynn looks back on his tenure and looks ahead to the future of the college
Hr. 2
Rochester Mayor Robert Duffy on the challenges of providing city services in an economically turbulent environment

Thursday 6/12
Hr. 1
U of R political scientist David Primo challenges some of the conventional wisdom on campaign financing (live in studio); plus a conversation with Rochester International Jazz Festival first-night headliner Frank Sinatra Jr. (taped)
Hr. 2
Assemblyman Daniel O'Donnell on his bill to expand marriage rights in New York to same-sex couples, and the bigger issue of the law and sexual/gender orientation (live line)

Friday 6/13
Hr. 1
RPO Pops director Jeff Tyzik on the upcoming Jazz Festival tribute to Dizzy Gillespie with Dizzy's daughter Jeanie Bryson on live line; plus a recorded chat with Dave Samuels in advance of his Caribbean Jazz Project performance this coming weekend
Hr. 2
Victor town supervisor Leslie Bamann on the challenges of managing growth and metropolitan change, while trying to preserve her town's rural character

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Our originally scheduled segment on the state legislative session, and the state of politics, with State Assemblyman Joseph Morelle, has been postponed because of a death in Mr. Morelle's family; it will instead air on June 26 in the second hour.

Week of 6/2-6/08 (revised)

Monday 6/2
Hr. 1
Local government examined; former Rochester Mayor Bill Johnson (in studio), and Robert Ward of SUNY Albany's Rockefeller Institute (live line)
Hr. 2
Derek Stack, executive director of Great Lakes United, on the emerging revised Great Lakes Compact and what it means to you
(live line)

Tuesday 6/3
Hr. 1
What to do about Iran? We ask USA Today senior foreign affairs correspondent Barbara Slavin (tape)
Hr. 2
We begin our examination of campaign laws and alleged infractions, as documented in new reports from the state capital, with a live line conversation with Blair Horner of NYPIRG from Albany (with more to come with the U of R's David Primo next week)

Wednesday 6/4
Hr. 1
The teacher's eye view of education; RTA President Adam Urbanski
Hr. 2
Filmmaker Mara Ahmed on her new documentary on life in the Islamic community in America, in advance of its weekend premiere at the Dryden Theater

Thursday 6/5
Hr. 1
We speak with senior technology officer Bill Lloyd of Eastman Kodak, as part of our joint coverage with business and technology correspondent John Larish of the international printing and document technology show at Dusseldorf (tape)
Hr. 2
A new national report on the carbon footprint of America's major metro areas--and Rochester's relatively favorable ranking--examined by RIT's John Morrelli in studio, and Jackson Morris of Environmental Advocates of NY on live line from Albany

Friday 6/6 (Arts Friday)
Hr.1
Rochester International Jazz Festival. Guests: John Nugent, Producer; Jeannie Bryson, jazz singer and daughter of Dizzy Gillespie.
Hr. 2
Albert Paley's Threshold. Guests: Albert Paley, sculptor; Joe Klein, CEO of Klein Steel and Paley patron.

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Our monthly gathering of our panel of antiques experts, normally heard the first Thursday of each month, will air this month in the first hour on Tuesday, June 10.

Week of 5/26-30/08

Monday 5/26
Hr. 1
Achieving diversity in America; Center for Inclusion founder Maya Wiley (tape)
Hr. 2
Ralph Locke of the U of R's Eastman School of Music on how the previously unknown history of music is being brought to light (tape)

Tuesday 5/27
Hr. 1
Jim Durfee, supervising architect for the Renaissance Square project
Hr. 2
A uranium plant directly across from Rochester on the Lake Ontario shore may be leaking uranium, arsenic and fluorides into the lake; RIT environmental management science chair Joshua Goldowitz and former plant employee Andrew Johncock discuss the implications

Wednesday 5/28
Hr. 1
MCC business professor Joe Marchese on money management
Hr. 2
Monroe County District Attorney Mike Green looks at the impact of 35 years of the "Rockefeller" drug laws; part 1 of a two-part examination of drug laws in New York

Thursday 5/29
Hr. 1
Our examination of the Rockefeller-era drug laws continues, with Gabriel Sayegh of the Drug Policy Alliance and Van Smith, director of Recovery Houses of Rochester, and Gary Pudup, regional director of the NYCLU
Hr. 2
Rochester School Board Vice-President Van White and researcher Mary Hale on how to deal with the high drop-out rate--and what the dropouts tell us themselves about why they left school

Friday 5/30
Hr. 1
Business and technology correspondent John Larish brings key imaging industry figures, including Xerox representatives, to our microphones from the DRUPA show in Germany (live line)
Hr. 2
Monroe County Legislature minority leader Harry Bronson; a response to the county executive on the FAIR plan and future fiscal arrangements

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USA TODAY foreign affairs correspondent Barbara Slavin, previously scheduled to air in the first hour on Thursday, 5/29, will instead be heard on June 10 in the first hour.

Week of 5/19-23/08 (revised)

Monday 5/19
Hr. 1
Examining the media with MCC media expert Tom Proietti
Hr. 2
Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley executive director Chris Hinesley on the impact of the California ruling on same sex marriage; plus a report on China from NPR "All Things Considered" anchor Melissa Block

Tuesday 5/20
Hr. 1
Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks exchanges ideas with you on budget solutions
Hr. 2
Rochester City Council reacts to the mayor's proposed budget; Council VP Bill Pritchard and Finance Committee chair Carolee Conklin

Wednesday 5/21
Hr. 1
Helping your garden grow better; gardening experts Mike Tanzini and Greg Frank
Hr. 2
As school districts around the region count Tuesday's budget votes, we talk with Jodi Siegle of the Monroe County School Boards association, and Rochester School Board finance committee chair Willa Powell, about fiscal challenges facing our schools

Thursday 5/22
Hr. 1
Jerry Ludwig, home repair columnist for the Democrat and Chronicle, answers your questions
Hr. 2
The appellate process and courts of appeals are in the news, so we get an expert view of the process from appellate attorney and former New York State Bar Association president Vince Buzard

Friday 5/23
Hr. 1
Does money talk in politics, and if so, how loudly? Barbara Bartoletti of the NY League of Women Voters (live line) plus additional guests
Hr. 2
Shaping future automotive technology; RIT mechanical engineering professor Alan Nye and Formula SAE student project manager Lawrence Litchfield

Week of 5/12-16/08 (revised)

Monday 5/12
Hr. 1
Preview of the RPO Showhouse;Noreen Riordan, Karolyn Shea
Hr. 2
Meet award-winning actor Ben Gazzara and curator Jim Healy in a preview of the upcoming John Cassavetes retrospective at Eastman House

Tuesday 5/13
Hr. 1
Finger Lakes Community College's new president Dr. Barbara Risser (live line)
Hr. 2
Nashville, Tennessee's chief planner Rick Bernhardt with a preview of this evening's presentation in the Reshaping Rochester series, on how a local government can help a community play to its strengths

Wednesday 5/14
Hr. 1
Hobart and William Smith College's Tom Drennen, on why New York and the federal government should think twice before suspending or repealing the tax on gasoline (on ISDN connection from Geneva)
Hr. 2
Brighton Supervisor Sandra Frankel, member of the state's special commission on local government reorganization

Thursday 5/15
Hr. 1
Guest host Julie Philipp presents a preview of her Need To Know special (due to air Friday on Channel 21) on young people and the issues of sexual orientation
Hr. 2
Bob welcomes Hobart and William Smith's Daniel Singal and Cornell University's Paul Sawyer to discuss whether today's young people are prepared to read, write and make effective logical arguments by the time they reach college

Friday 5/16
Guest host Elissa Orlando presents a Healthy Friday program

Week of 5/5-9/08 (revised)

Monday 5/5
Hr. 1
Center for Governmental Research President Dr. Kent Gardner shares research that raises questions about the STAR program
Hr. 2
Meet Lynda Barry, whose creative illustrations and comics have amused and stimulated millions, as she prepares to take to the stage at the RIT Caroline Werner Gannett Lecture Series

Tuesday 5/6
Hr. 1
Pro soccer reboots in Rochester; we talk with new Rhinos owner Rob Clark and team VP Sam "Soccer Sam" Fantuozzo
Hr. 2
Pollster and political analyst Gerald Goldhaber looks at today's crucial primaries in North Carolina and Indiana (live line, rescheduled from April 21)

Wednesday 5/7
Hr. 1
The latest news on Monroe County's same-sex marriage benefits case, with principal plaintiff Patricia Martinez in studio and ACLU gay/lesbian legal rights project director and attorney Sharon McGowan on live line
Hr. 2
Renewing the battle against poverty; Action for a Better Community executive director James Norman in studio, and on live line from Washington, Community Action Partnership CEO Don Mathis

Thursday 5/8
Hr. 1
U of R historian of American religion Anthea Butler examines the nexus of politics and the clergy in the 2008 campaign
Hr. 2
Alan Ritsko, managing director of PBS' popular NOVA series, discusses how science can become an entertaining story on television (tape)

Friday 5/9
Hr. 1
Government policy and labor; State Assembly Labor Committee chair Susan John and AFL-CIO Council president James Bertolone
Hr. 2
Celebrating the 60th anniversary of Israel as an independent nation; Moshe Spector, mayor of the Israeli community of Mod'in Israel, and Larry Fine, executive director of the Jewish Community Federation of Greater Rochester

Week of 4/28-5/2/08 (first release)

Monday 4/28
Hr. 1
The latest on lead contamination and Rochester's children; Ralph Spezio and Joan Roby Davison of the Coalition to Prevent Lead Poisoning
Hr. 2
Governor David Paterson joins us to discuss the state's fiscal condition and its effetct on our communities (live line; rescheduled from 4/23)

Tuesday 4/29
Hr. 1
Home repair expert and D&C columnist Jerry Ludwig
Hr. 2
Economist Kathy Bromley examines and explains the latest numbers on consumer confidence, employment and housing

Wednesday 4/30
Hr. 1
Personal finance issues explained by MCC's Joe Marchese
Hr. 2
Charting a course for a sustainable future; Cornell University's Frank DiSalvo joins us in advance of his lecture wrapping up this year's Distinguished Scholars Series at the Rochester Museum

Thursday 5/1
Hr. 1
We convene the College of Collectible Knowledge to answer your questions about your antiques and collectibles
Hr. 2
Author Sally Bedell Smith, author of a profile on Hillary Clinton, discusses what drives Senator Clinton forward in her campaign (live line)

Friday 5/2
Guest host Peter Iglinski presents an Arts Friday program

Week of 4/21-25/08 (revised and updated; note further changes)

Monday 4/21
Hr. 1
Examining reality and literature with author Rudy Rucker (tape)
Hr. 2
Film star Bill Pullman, who has appeared in roles as diverse as the heroic space adventurer in Mel Brooks' Spaceballs and President of the United States in Independence Day, joins us in his capacity as a keynoter at this year's upcoming Rochester High Falls Film Festival--and it's a homecoming to Western NY (live line)

Tuesday 4/22
Hr. 1
Hamlin supervisor Dennis Roach on what may become Monroe County's first local ordinance on wind power installations
Hr. 2
Rochester Mayor Robert Duffy follows up on his recent State of the City address

Wednesday 4/23
Hr. 1
RIT Gannett Series lecturer Heather McHugh
Hr. 2
Energy expert Ben Ebenhack of the U of R on why we should probably not expect relief at the gas pumps any time soon

Thursday 4/24
Hr. 1
Monroe County Legislature majority leader Dan Quatro and minority leader Harry Bronson on remaking the budget, and responding to this week's State of the County address
Hr. 2
Urban development expert David Boehlke on creating healthy neighborhoods

Friday 4/25
Hr. 1
U of R scientist Adam Frank, featured speaker at the Zen Center's "Mind and Matter" symposium this weekend and author of "The Constant Fire; Beyond The Science vs. Religion Debate"
Hr. 2
How Monroe County school districts are coping with the uncertain future of the Monroe County sales tax-sharing clawback; Greece school board president Roger Boily, West Irondequoit school board president Charles Perreaud and Rush-Henrietta school board president Edward Lincoln

Week of 4/14-18/08 (revised)

Monday, 4/14
Hr. 1
A summit of the leadership of the Rochester Philharmonic; RPO music director Christopher Seaman, RPO Pops director Jeff Tyzik, and RPO chief executive Charlie Owens
Hr. 2
Advice for the candidates from a man who speaks from experience, former Massachusetts Governor and 1988 Presidential nominee Michael Dukakis (tape)

Tuesday, 4/15
Hr. 1
Urban reconstruction expert Robert Campbell (tape)
Hr. 2
Is long term care reaching a crisis? Health policy expert James Fatula of SUNY Brockport examines the issue with us

Wednesday, 4/16
Hr. 1
Gardening advice from Mike Tanzini and Greg Frank
Hr. 2
Examining media coverage of politics and the primaries; MCC communications expert Tom Proietti and Jim Blount, editor of About...Time magazine

Thursday 4/17
Hr. 1
Rochester City Council vice-president Bill Pritchard calls for changes in education funding law
Hr. 2
Doug Fine, author of the best-selling "Farewell My Subaru," on reducing your carbon footprint on this planet (live line)

Friday 4/18
Guest host Elissa Orlando presents a two-hour Healthy Friday broadcast

Week of 4/7-11/08 (first release)

Monday, 4/7
Hr. 1
Cornell University demographics expert Warren Brown, on what our region's slow slide in population means, and how we might turn it around (live line)
Hr. 2
Examining the new state budget's education funding package, and the Contract for Excellence; differing perspectives from Jody Siegle of the Monroe County School Boards Association in studio, and Alliance for Quality Education executive director Billy Easton on live line from Albany

Tuesday, 4/8
Normal 1370 Connection programming pre-empted for coverage of Gen. Petraeus' testimony to Congress on the Iraq war; during the midday hearing breaks, analysis from military security expert Henry "Pete" French in a special 1370 Connection segment

Wednesday, 4/9
Hr. 1
Jeff Sharlet, author of The Family; The Secret Fundamentalism At The Heart of American Power and guest lecturer at the U of R (tape; broadcast rescheduled from 4/8)
Hr. 2
Play ball! We greet the new season with Red Wings GM Dan Mason as opening day at Frontier Field approaches

Thursday 4/10
Hr. 1
Nationally recognized diversity expert Maya Wiley on changes American society will undergo in the coming years (tape, broadcast rescheduled from an earlier date)
Hr. 2
Journalist and filmmaker Dan Habib on his latest film, "Including Samuel", in advance of his upcoming lecture and film screening in Rochester (live line)

Friday 4/11
Hr. 1
Could the state be renewing its commitment to the Erie Canal? Canal advocates Ted Curtis and Tom Grasso discuss some possible changes in state policy
Hr. 2
Author Doug Fine shares the story of a search for a more sustainable lifestyle, as recounted in his bestseller "Farewell My Subaru" (live line)

Week of 3/31-4/4/08 (first release)

Monday, 3/31
Hr. 1
Lawrence Shulman, national commander of the Jewish War Veterans of the U.S., shares the conclusions of his recent testimony to Congress about returning veterans' needs and how they should be met
Hr. 2
Examining the principles of restorative justice; scholars Howard Zehr and Kirby Trask (recorded)

Tuesday, 4/1
Hr. 1
Rochester School Superintendent Jean Claude Brizard joins us on live line for a discussion of the new school reorganization plan; then, here come the falcons; Jim Pisello and the Audubon Society's June Summers on Rochester's most famous and most-watched birds of prey
Hr. 2
The satire of the Capitol Steps in their annual April 1 special; then, an inside look at Donald Trump and Celebrity Apprentice with top Kodak marketer Jeff Hayzlett (recorded)

Wednesday, 4/2
Hr. 1
Our panel of antiques experts, the College of Collectible Knowledge
Hr. 2
The search for a new MCC President; trustee John Parrinello, and faculty leaders Charles Clarke and Terri Tugel

Thursday 4/3
Hr. 1
The U of R's Steven Lansburg, author of the national bestseller More Sex is Safer Sex, on why a lot of what we think we know about economics and society may be wrong
Hr. 2
FBI profiler Cliff Van Zandt, guest lecturer at Roberts Wesleyan, on how criminals are identified and caught--and how well (or poorly) what you see on TV reflects the reality of the investigative process

Friday 4/4
Guest host Peter Iglinski presents the Arts Friday broadcast

1370 Connection, week of 3/24-28/08 (revised)

Monday, 3/24
Hr. 1
If All Rochester Read the Same Book...this year we'll be reading the work of our live line guest of the hour, Laila Lailami, whose work Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits highlights the annual reading festival
Hr. 2
Making sense of a troubled economy, with the help of economist Kathy Bromley of MCC

Tuesday, 3/25
Hr. 1
Dennis Mullen, CEO of Greater Rochester Enterprise; how will we reconcile the aims of overall regional economic development, and each community's own drive for growth?
Hr. 2
Ecologist and RMSC Distinguished Scholars speaker Kevin Zippel...why frogs and other common amphibians may be environmental alarms pointing to major ecological trouble for the planet (live line)

Wednesday, 3/26
Hr. 1
Have the financial markets hit bottom, and if not, how do you survive on the financial roller-coaster? We talk with personal finance expert Joe Marchese
Hr. 2
Examining the new Rochester school budget, and the reorganization plans of superintendent Brizard; we speak with the School Board's President Malik Evans and Finance Chair Willa Powell, and Rochester Teachers' Association President Dr. Adam Urbanski

Thursday 3/27
Hr. 1
We go to the bookshelf with books expert John Westerberg (rescheduled from 3/20)
Hr. 2
Changes in the upstate Congressional delegation, and what they mean; political science chair Gerald Gamm of the U of R faculty

Friday 3/28
20 years of 1370 Connection, in a two hour anniversary retrospective (recorded; rescheduled from 3/17)

1370 Connection, week of 3/17-21/08

Monday, 3/17
A special edition including full live coverage of David Paterson's inauguration as Governor; then, guest host Julie Philipp convenes a panel of analysts including political scientists Ian Kenneally, Curt Smith and Paul Ferber, plus Capital Bureau correspondent Karen DeWitt and NY Public TV's Susan Arbetter with live reports

Tuesday, 3/18
Hr. 1
Robert Locke of the Eastman School of Music on how new discoveries in musical history are being published
Hr. 2
The Spitzer affair raises the question of why smart men make foolish and reckless choices...we get answers from U of R psychologist Harry Reis

Wednesday, 3/19
Hr. 1
Mike Tanzini and Greg Frank launch our gardening year with a preview of the annual Garden Show
Hr. 2
Meet the newest faces on Rochester City Council, Carla Palumbo and Elaine Spaull

Thursday 3/20
Hr. 1
Home repair questions expertly answered by D&C columnist Jerry Ludwig
Hr. 2
Historian and Amnesty International regional director Joshua Rubenstein unveils a previously little known story of a tragedy of World War II on the Eastern front (live line)

Friday 3/21
Guest host Elissa Orlando discusses health issues on the Healthy Friday program

Schedules may change on short notice in response to breaking news.

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RIT's Dr. Jim Myers, originally scheduled for 3/18 in the first hour, will instead be heard at a later date TBA.

Our conversation with Mayor Robert Duffy, originally scheduled for the second hour on 3/10, has been postponed to a later date TBA.

The program with Jim Pisello of Eastman Kodak and Audubon Society regional president June Summers on this year's Falcon Cam debut, and the life of Rochester's best known raptors, originally scheduled for the second hour on 3/11, will instead be heard on April 1 in the first hour.

1370 Connection, week of 3/10-14/08

Monday, 3/10
Hr. 1
MCC media analyst Tom Proietti examines media issues today
Hr. 2
Asia/Pacific Rim expert Arthur Alexander on our country's relationship with the region (taped)

Tuesday, 3/11
Hr. 1
The impact of the revelations about Governor Spitzer; political scientist Iva Deutchman of Hobart & William Smith Colleges, former Rochester School Board member and St, John Fisher College political analyst Jim Bowers, political pollster Gerald Goldhaber and Susan Arbetter of public TV's New York Now
Hr. 2
More reaction on the Spitzer affair, and a look at how it may impact ongoing policy and the region's ongoing plans for development; Assemblyman and Monroe County Democratic Chair Joseph Morelle; UNICON president Ken Warner

Wednesday, 3/12
Hr. 1
Former State Senator Richard Dollinger (in studio) and current Senator James Alesi (on live line), on their former Senate colleague, and now prospective future Governor, David Patterson; plus additional guests invited to cover aspects of the Eliot Spitzer story
Hr. 2
Rochester City Council member Dana Miller on a new initiative for youth employment

Thursday 3/13
Hr. 1
Part 1 of a program on public safety issues in Rochester; Rochester City Council public safety chair, and Quad-A for Kids executive director, Adam McFadden on how we can reduce the toll of violence on youth
Hr. 2
Part 2 of our program on public safety; Rochester Police Chief David Moore on how the city pursues the next phase of the Zero Tolerance initiarive

Friday 3/14
Guest hosts Rachel Ward and Scott Fybush present a special program taking us to the next level of technology

 

Week of 3/3-7/08 (substantially revised)

Monday, 3/3
Hr. 1
MCC business professor and personal finance expert Joe Marchese answers your investment questions
Hr. 2
The Monroe County administration's perspective on the same-sex-marriage benefit issue, with Monroe County Attorney Daniel DeLaus

Tuesday, 3/4
Hr. 1
Industrial development agencies and their impact on jobs; Dr. Rochelle Ruffer, associate research director, Center for Governmental Research, presents results of her newly released study
Hr. 2
Weapons inspection expert Scott Ritter on lessons learned from Iraq...and why he believes a military confrontation with Iran is unneccessary (tape); plus analysis from Nazareth College political scientist Timothy Kneeland on tonight's primaries, and how crucial a role they may play (live line)

Wednesday, 3/5
Hr. 1
Humorist Paula Poundstone shares her take on America in this election season, in advance of her appearance in Rochester; then Pulitzer Prize winner Robert Campbell on design and the urban environment (recorded)
Hr. 2
Brad Hirschfield, author of You Don't Have To Be Wrong For Me To Be Right, and keynoter of a conference of interfaith leaders in Rochester

Thursday 3/6
Hr. 1
We convene the College of Collectible Knowledge to answer your questions on antiques
Hr. 2
Newly appointed Monroe County Public Defender Tim Donaher

Friday 3/7
Guest host Brenda Tremblay presents Arts Friday

Week of 2/25-29/08 (revised)

Monday, 2/25
Hr. 1
The new outbreak of violence in Rochester and how to deal with it; RIT criminologist and City of Rochester director of public safety initiatives John Klofas, and additional guests to be confirmed
Hr. 2
Castro's retirement, U.S. policy, and the global progress of democratization; Cynthia Boaz of SUNY Brockport puts the issues in perspective

Tuesday, 2/26
Hr. 1
Jody Siegle of the Monroe County School Boards Association, West Irondequoit school superintendent Dr. Jeffrey Crane and John Abbott of the BOCES #2 board, consider the FAIR plan and its impact on local school districts
Hr. 2
NY State Business Council president Ken Adams on taxes and business in New York (live line)

Wednesday, 2/27
Hr. 1
Roger Easton, from the RMSC Distinguished Scholars Series, on science, mathematics and history
Hr. 2
Public education and suggestions for reform; former Fairport school superintendent, and former interim Rochester school superintendent, Dr. William Cala

Thursday 2/28
Hr. 1
Fighting the effects of poverty and homelessness in Rochester; a panel of experts including Bret Garwood of the City of Rochester Bureau of Housing & Project Development, Alex Castro of the Housing Council of Rochester, and Jennifer Higgins of the United Way shares their perspectives
Hr. 2
The history of the civil rights movement in America and the human rights movement worldwide; civil rights activist and attorney Dave Dennis, and Ambassador Andrew Young (tape)

Friday 2/29
Hr. 1
State Senator Joseph Robach on redevelopment, brownfield legislation, and state and local incentives to business
Hr. 2
Attorney Jeffrey Wicks, representing the plaintiffs in a case concerning benefits for same-sex couples
(representatives of the Monroe County Law Department, handling the appeal of Monroe County as defendant in the case, also invited to appear)

Week of 2/18-22/08 (first release, corrected)

Monday, 2/18 (Presidents' Day holiday)
Hr. 1
Inside the business of books with Chad Post of the U of R Press (tape)
Hr. 2
Meet the people of the Flying Words project, a story of poetry performance with a difference (tape)

Tuesday, 2/19
Hr. 1
Brookings Institution vice-president Bruce Katz on bringing people back to downtown, to live (tape)
Hr. 2
Kathryn Murano of the Rochester Museum; Frederick Douglass and the Underground Railroad memorialized

Wednesday, 2/20
Hr. 1
Linda Fullerton, the Rochester-based founder of the Social Security Disability Coalition
Hr. 2
Higher education's future; the perspective of RIT President Dr. William Destler

Thursday 2/21
Hr. 1
Saving the polar bear; naturalist Kara Masaschi, guest lecturer in the Rochester Museum's Distinguished Scholars Series
Hr. 2
U of R education expert David Hursh shares critical research on America's commitment to high stakes testing

Friday 2/22
Hr. 1
Robert Freeman, director of New York State's Committee on Open Government (live line)
Hr. 2
Film critic and historian Jack Garner of Gannett News Service looks ahead to the Oscars, and analyzes the state of American film today

Week of 2/11-15/08 (revised/updated; note change on 2/14)

Monday, 2/11
Hr. 1
Pulitzer Prize-winning Cornell University historian Michael Kammen examines America's culture wars (live via ISDN line)
Hr. 2
Rochester Mayor Robert Duffy on downtown development, public safety, economic renewal and other issues vital to the city's future

Tuesday, 2/12
Hr. 1
Siena Research Institute director Douglass Lonnstrom on why New York's consumers are now in such a gloomy mood (live line)
Hr. 2
Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks discusses the progress of the Renaissance Square project

Wednesday, 2/13
Hr. 1
Pulitzer-winning New York Times tax and economic policy analyst David Cay Johnston on why his analysis leads him to conclude that the well-connected get a "Free Lunch"--and we pay the tab
Hr. 2
How can public/private partnerships be made to work for economic development? We convene a panel including former Mayor Bill Johnson, former RGRTA chair Bill Nojay, and RDDC President Heidi Zimmer-Mayer

Thursday 2/14
Hr. 1
Roger Brown and Joni Monroe of the Rochester Regional Community Design Center present the center's report on reshaping Rochester's central core
Hr. 2
On Valentine's Day, U of R psychologist Harry Reis shares his perspective on why relationships work--or fail

Friday 2/15
Guest host Elissa Orlando presents a Healthy Friday program

The program featuring State Assembly insurance committee chair, and Monroe County Democratic Party chair, Joseph Morelle, originally scheduled for the first hour on 2/14, is being rescheduled for the following week, at a date and time TBA.

The segment with Bruce Katz of the Brookings Institution on repopulating central Rochester will be heard on 2/19 in the first hour.

Week of 2/4-8/08 (revised)

Monday, 2/4
Hr. 1
Russell Means, one of the foremost advocates for Native American rights
Hr. 2
U of R political science faculty chair Gerald Gamm critiques the presidential candidates as Super Tuesday approaches

Tuesday, 2/5
Hr. 1
Part 1 of our look at the selection of a new public defender; County Legislature majority leader Dan Quatro
Hr. 2
What to look for in tonight's Super Tuesday voting; SUNY Brockport political scientist Dena Levy

Wednesday, 2/6
Hr. 1
Part 2 of our look at the selection of a new public defender; Rev. Ray Scott
Hr. 2
Finger Lakes Health Systems Agency executive director Fran Weisberg and Monroe County Medical Society executive director Nancy Adams; does the community need more hospital beds, and if so, how many?

Thursday 2/7
Hr. 1
Our College of Collectible Knowledge answers your questions on antiques
Hr. 2
Historian and journalist Thomas deFrank; the legacy of Gerald Ford, and the role of his moderate philosophy within today's GOP

Friday 2/8
Hr. 1
Susan Faludi, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author, talks about gender, society and politics 2008, in advance of her appearance in Rochester next week (taped)
Hr. 2
Examining the media and politics; MCC media professor Tom Proietti and U of R political scientist Valeria Sinclair Chapman

The program originally scheduled for 2/8 in the first hour with State Senator Jim Alesi on the state budget and impact of state government has been postponed because of the guest's injury and illness, and has been tentatively rescheduled for the first hour on Friday, 2/29.

Week of 1/28-2/1/08 (revised)

Monday, 1/28
Hr. 1
NPR senior Washington editor Ron Elving updates us on the campaign; plus, meet the volunteers who work on the ground in the local primary campaigns
Hr. 2
Making sense of the economy, with MCC economist Kathy Bromley

Tuesday, 1/29
Hr. 1
NY State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli joins us on the live line from Albany for a look at the Thruway audit and other major public finance issues; and in the balance of the hour, African journalist Jeffrey Nayarota tells a story of a revolution gone wrong (tape)
Hr. 2
Photo Marketing Association executive director Ted Fox and electronic publishing pioneer John Lacagnina join correspondent John Larish with a preview of the PMA convention from Las Vegas (live line)

Wednesday, 1/30
Hr. 1
Personal finance expert Joe Marchese offers advice on handling a turbulent market
Hr. 2
Rochester City Council's new leadership team, council president Gladys Santiago and vice-president Bill Pritchard

Thursday 1/31
Hr. 1
Our community dialogue with Rochester's new school leader, Superintendent Jean Claude Brizard, continues on 1370 Connection (Bob Smith and WDKX's Tariq Spence co-host)
Hr. 2
A 40 year perspective on sports with columnist and commentator Rick Woodson

Friday 2/1
A two-hour Arts Friday special program

Week of 1/21-25/08 (revised/updated; note changes on 1/22 in the second hour, and 1/23 and 1/24 in the first hour)

Monday, 1/21
Hr. 1
Ambassador Andrew Young on the legacy of the civil rights movement and a life in public service, in advance of his evening Martin Luther King Day lecture at the U of R (taped)
Hr. 2
Historian and Freedom Trail Committee chairman David Anderson on the constitutional changes of a past century that eventually made the civil rights movement possible (taped)

Tuesday, 1/22
Hr. 1
Center for Governmental Research analyst Erika Rosenberg (in studio) and Frank Mauro of the Fiscal Policy Institute (on live line from Albany) examine the newly released state budget
Hr. 2
Citizens' Budget Commission VP/Research Director Charles Brecher and WXXI Capital Bureau corrspondent Karen DeWitt examine the state budget and the state's balance sheet--and the impact of its growing load of debt (live line)

Wednesday, 1/23
Hr. 1
Paychex founder and former independent gubernatorial candidate Tom Golisano shares a businessman's perspective on property taxes in New York State, and the governor's response to them
Hr. 2
Rochester School Board Finance Committee chair Willa Powell and Monroe County School Boards' Association Executive Director Jody Siegle on the state budget's impact on public education

Thursday 1/24
Hr. 1
New York State Bar Association President Kathryn Madigan discusses the legal profession's agenda for law reform in 2008 (live line; rescheduled from 1/23)
Hr. 2
Meet Rochester's recently installed Fire Chief, John Caufield

Friday 1/25
Hr. 1
Meet the people behind GeVa Theater's thought-provoking new "Hornet's Nest" project, Marge Betley and Skip Greer
Hr. 2
CGR President Kent Gardner and League of Women Voters local president Dorothy Borgos present a report on the effectiveness of local development corporations in New York State

Our interview with Zimbabwean journalist Jeffrey Nayarota, originally scheduled to air on the 24th in the first hour, will be rescheduled for a future date, tentatively 1/29 in the first hour.

Week of 1/14-18/08 (first release)

Monday
Hr. 1-Our annual Dialogue on Disability begins with an examination of ser-
vices for children; Mike Radell of the Epilepsy Foundation, Pat Graff
of CP Rochester and Noreen Podyma of the Hearing & Speech Center
Hr. 2-Former Indianapolis mayor William Hudnut; how to bring new life to
an older city (tape)

Tuesday
Hr. 1-The Dialogue on Disability continues with CP Rochester executive
director Brian Klafehn on adaptive living
Hr. 2-Pittsford artist Jim Mott on his adventures taking his art on the road

Wednesday
Hr. 1-Examining the Governor's State of Upstate address; former Rochester
Mayor Bill Johnson, plus field reports from WXXI's Bud Lowell and
Karen DeWitt
Hr. 2-The state of pro sports; Rochester Americans and Knighthawks CEO
Steve Donner (rescheduled from December 26, 2007)

Thursday
Hr. 1-Democrat & Chronicle home repair columnist Jerry Ludwig
Hr. 2-The Dialogue on Disability continues; Angela Parris of ARC Rochester
on the Institute for Social Inclusion project

Friday
Guest host Elissa Marra presents Healthy Friday; we conclude
our Dialogue on Disability with this program

Week of 1/7-11/08

Monday
Hr. 1-Benjamin Lawsky of the NY State Attorney General's office on
consumers' rights cases including the student loan probe (live line)
Hr. 2-What is "extreme dance"? Find out from RIT Gannett series guest
lecturer Elizabeth Streb

Tuesday
Hr. 1-Rochester Area Community Foundations president and executive
director Jennifer Leonard on the Community Indicators project
Hr. 2-John Larish joins us live from the Consumer Electronics Show, a
major window on the imaging industry's future (live line)

Wednesday
Hr. 1-A preview of the State of the State, with Capital Bureau correspondent
Karen DeWitt, political analyst Timothy Kneeland and Erika Rosenberg
of the Center for Governmental Research
Hr. 2-Pre-empted for Governor Spitzer's State of the State message

Thursday
Hr. 1-We convene the College of Collectible Knowledge to answer your
antiques questions
Hr. 2-City Council housing committee chair Carolee Conklin and Joan
Roby Davison of Group 14621 on bringing more affordable housing
to the city

Friday
Hr. 1-Rochester Business Alliance President Sandy Parker discusses
the priority projects targeted for action by the Rochester Community
Coalition
Hr. 2-Trends Research Institute president Gerald Celente joins us on live
line to discuss likely social, economic and political trends in 2008

Week of 12/31/07-1/4/08 (revised/updated)

Monday
NO SHOW-Special holiday presentations of "Season's Griot" and the
Capitol Steps

Tuesday
Hr. 1-As the new year begins, we examine the folly of 2007 with
Mad Magazine editor John Fricara (tape)
Hr. 2-Music and arts; World Cafe host David Dye, June Choi of the
Rockefeller Foundation and jazz great Branford Marsalis (tape)

Wednesday
Hr. 1-National security expert John Mueller on the new revelations
about weapons of mass destruction (or their absence) in the
Middle East, and the turmoil in Pakistan (live line)
Hr. 2-The future of the Erie Canal; Ted Curtis and Palmyra mayor
Vicki Daly

Thursday
Hr. 1-State Senator Joseph Robach (R-56th district) shares his views
on the upcoming legislative session and next week's State of the
State address
Hr. 2-U of R religion scholar Anthea Butler, author of a new study about
women in the American church

Friday
Guest host Peter Iglinski presents an Arts Friday program, spotlighting
musical prodigies and how to encourage them

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