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Rochester, NY

Networks:

WXXI

Description:

Perspectives with Curt Smith examines all aspects of life that matter to Rochester and Upstate New York, ranging from politics, education and health care to sports, religion and the arts. Each week listeners will hear compelling conversations with interesting and important people.

Language:

English


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This week Perspectives details the life of a Rochester, New York, original, Johnny Antonelli, as told by a fine Rochester writer, Scott Pitoniak, in a new book Johnny Antonelli: A Baseball Memoir.

6/18/2012
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Antonelli will discuss his storied life from Rochester's Jefferson High School to a sterling 1948-50 and 1953-61 major-league pitching career with the Boston and Milwaukee Braves, New York and San Francisco Giants, and Cleveland Indians to a second, equally successful career with Johnny Antonelli Firestone Tires.

This week Perspectives details an event that has never occurred before: a single baseball park hosting two Triple-A franchise home schedules in the same year.

6/11/2012
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The park: Rochester, New York's Frontier Field. The two Triple-A teams: the Rochester Red Wings, playing 72 home games, and the Scranton/Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania,...

This week Perspectives continues its series on local political candidates whose campaigns may affect the listener.

6/2/2012
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In this show, Bill Nojay, the possible Republican nominee for the 133rd District New York State Assembly seat.

This week, with political season already much in season, Perspectives begins a series of one-hour perspectives on local major-party candidates.

5/26/2012
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The series begins with the former chairman of the Monroe County Democratic Party, current Minority Leader of the Monroe County Legislature, and recently announced Democratic Party candidate for the fifty-fifth District New York State Senate seat. T

This week Perspectives explores an extended but relatively recent member of the American family: the personal computer.

5/18/2012
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John Crowley is the founder and president of the popular Rochester, New York-based company, Biznetix, specializing in the web site. He explores that and other aspects of the personal computer: the Internet, Googling, Facebook, and ...

This week Perspectives spends its entire hour with a man whose career has involved writing, teaching, and informing -- enriching the written and spoken word.

5/12/2012
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Jim Memmott grew up in Upstate New York, taught American Literature at St. Lawrence University, joined the Rochester Times-Union and then Democrat & Chronicle newspapers, and also teaches Journalism today at the University of Rochester. ..

This week Perspectives explores early innings.

5/5/2012
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Kara Streeter is the Rochester, New York, Hearing and Speech Center's school psychologist. She discusses the early stages of a child's life: the need for parents to talk and read to young children; the importance of culture, family, and scholarship; and the ability of boys and girls under five to six years of age to more readily assimilate information

This week Perspectives hails pioneers. Kenneth Adelman is among America's most celebrated diplomats.

4/28/2012
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Former Untied States Ambassador to the United Nations, Director of the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, and key advisor to President Reagan in three superpower summits with Soviet General Chairman Mikhail Gorbachev in 1985, 1986, and 1987. On Wednesday, May 2, Adelman will discuss ales and Times of Ronald Reagan....

This week Perspectives hails pioneers.

4/26/2012
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Kenneth Adelman is among America's most celebrated diplomats: former Untied States Ambassador to the United Nations, Director of the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, and key advisor to President Reagan in three superpower summits with Soviet General Chairman Mikhail Gorbachev...

This week Perspectives examines golf, in one of the great golf regions of the country.

4/21/2012
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Fred Beltz, official historian of Oak Hill Country Club in the Rochester suburb of Pittsford, describes the course's great past and the PGA tournament, one of golf's four yearly majors, to be played there next year...

This week Perspectives spends its entire hour with Jim Memmott, whose career has involved writing, teaching, and informing, enriching the written and spoken word.

4/14/2012
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Jim Memmott grew up in Upstate New York, taught American Literature at St. Lawrence University, joined the Rochester Times-Union and then Democrat & Chronicle newspapers, and also teaches Journalism today at the University of Rochester.

This week, Perspectives devotes its entire hour to food. Mark Scott is the Executive Director of Campus Auxiliary Services at the State University of New York at Geneseo.

4/7/2012
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He details the changing food tastes of undergraduate college students -- in that sense, outlining the new Fusion Market on the SUNY at Geneseo campus.

This week Perspectives examines different sides of the American Presidency.

3/24/2012
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Usually, students of a long-ago Presidency analyze it by using observations of people who were not alive at the time. Daniel Gorman, age twenty, is a sophomore at a Western New York university. He wrote a term paper, which led to a major role at a national conference, by collecting observations of people who had been alive when Franklin Roosevelt was ..

This week Perspectives devotes its entire hour to a man who to many is an extended member of the Western New York family - Don Stevens

3/17/2012
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Don Stevens, since 1986 the play-by-play Voice of the American Hockey League Rochester Americans. Born in the Canadian province of Alberta, Stevens will discuss how he entered broadcasting, memories of the Americans including thousands awaiting their early-morning arrival in Rochester to celebrate a 1987 Calder Cup title, and the team's once and again..

This week Perspectives explores higher education.

3/10/2012
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Jim Milroy is Vice President for Administration and Finance, the State University of New York at Geneseo, responsible for the college's financial operations. Dr. Milroy details the SUNY system's assets and challenges. Robin Mamlet is co-author of a new book published by Random House, College Admission From Application to Acceptance: Step by Step.

In the musical The Music Man, actor Robert Preston as Professor Harold Hill says, But you gotta know the territory!

3/3/2012
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Bob Smith. This week Perspectives explores the listening territory of Western New York. The show's guest for the entire hour is a man who has broadcast in both Buffalo and Rochester since the 1970s.

This week Perspectives presents an astounding story of the triumph of hope over indescribable poverty.

2/25/2012
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As age four, Douglas MacKinnon almost froze to death in a car from a blizzard while his parents got drunk in a nearby bar. At nine, he was trying to sleep on a filthy floor mattress when his mother shot a full clip of bullets into the bedroom. By 15, he was rolling pennies to buy food and medicine for his ailing sister.

This week Perspectives examines noise.

2/18/2012
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One guest, Thomas Gibbons, President of the Rochester, New York, Hearing and Speech Center, discusses noise's volume -- its effect, ubiquity, and damage. He compares workplace and recreational noise, noting how each can lessen hearing, and details the Center's new initiative, "Too Loud?"

This week Perspectives answers the question, Are you ready for some football?

2/11/2012
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Reviewing the most recent Super Bowl, and the National Football League's appeal across the land. Pete Fierle, born in Bufffalo, heads digital media and communications at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, birthplace of the NFL. He explores what the Hall of Fame is, does, and means to visitors. Scott Pitoniak is the author of 15 books...

This week Perspectives examines competition.

2/4/2012
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John Harris, born in the Rochester, New York, suburb of Pittsford, is Editor-in-Chief of Politico and Political.com, the nationally-known Arlington, Virginia, based political news organization. He will explore the 2012 Republican Presidential contest, the battle between candidates Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich, the candidacy of Barack Obama, ...