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August 2016 Program Highlights:

Tuesday, August 2, 2016 - 9:00pm

(Rochester, NY) – Inspired by Daniel James Brown’s critically acclaimed nonfiction book The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, American Experience The Boys of ’36 is the thrilling story of the American Olympic rowing team that triumphed against all odds in Nazi Germany.

Sunday, August 21, 2016 - 9:00pm

(Rochester, NY) - When students go to college, they expect to be in college classes. But in fact, four in 10 students end up in basic math and English, relearning what they were supposed to learn in high school. The vast majority of them never get a college degree. What’s going on? Tune in Sunday, August 21, 2016 at 9 p.m.

Friday, August 26, 2016 - 1:00pm

(Rochester, NY) – Alexander Peña, ROCmusic Collaborative director and member of the teaching faculty at the Eastman Community Music School, along with ROCmusic teaching artists and students join host Julia Figueras for a special Backstage Pass. Tune in Friday, August 26, 2016 at 1 p.m. on Classical 91.5 to hear this outstanding performance.



Kristin Tutino

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