The Politics of Politics

October 12, 2008 - 2 pm

WXXI’s own Curt Smith and Karen DeWitt talk about this election season. They will give you information you need to know as you head to your voting booth! Curt Smith brings many years of broadcast experience including Perspectives with Curt Smith airing Saturdays at 2pm on AM 1370. He was a Gannett reporter and Saturday Evening Post Senior Editor before becoming a speechwriter to President George H.W. Bush.

Karen DeWitt has covered state government and politics at the New York State Capitol for WXXI for ten years. Before that she worked at 1010 WINS radio in New York. She has also written for numerous publications, including Adirondack Life and Empire State Report.


A Conversation with NPR’s David Folkenflik

November 16, 2008 - 2 pm

Join us for a conversation with David Folkenflik, NPR’s media correspondent based in New York City. Folkenflik’s stories are broadcast on NPR’s newsmagazines, including Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and Day to Day. He also appears regularly on the “Media Circus” segment on Talk of the Nation. Folkenflik, a Cornell graduate, has also served as a media analyst on such television programs as CNN’s Reliable Sources, ABC News’ Nightline, Fox News’ O’Reilly Factor, and MSNBC’s Countdown with Keith Olbermann.


Gandhi’s Legacy

December 21, 2008 - 2 pm

Allison Stokes, Director of the M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence and Director of the Interfaith Chapel at the University of Rochester, talks with us about the legacy of Mohandas K. Gandhi on the 60th anniversary of his death. Stokes, a pastor/scholar for twenty-seven years, has served as Protestant Chaplain at Ithaca College, Associate University Chaplain at Yale, and Vassar College Chaplain.


DTV – Are You Ready?


The digital transition is coming February 17, 2009. Are you ready? Will you have a TV signal after that date? WXXI Vice President of Technology Kent Hatfield and AM 1370’s Scott Fybush will answer all your questions and help you keep WXXI on in your home after the transition.


P.O.V. – Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North

February 22, 2009 - Film Screening at Noon with Box Lunch
WXXI Voices Presentation at 2 pm

Join Producer/Director Katrina Browne to view and learn about her film Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North. This documentary is about Browne’s slave-trading ancestors and their complicity in slavery. It follows ten descendants as they retrace the Triangle Trade, exploring the contemporary legacy of slavery for themselves as white Americans. The film premiered January ‘08 at the Sundance Film Festival, and aired on PBS as part of P.O.V. in June.


Over the Rainbow: The Songs of Harold Arlen

April 26, 2009 - 2 pm

Michael Lasser and his guests, Cindy Miller and Alan Jones, present an hour of songs by Harold Arlen and his most important collaborators – Ted Koehler, Yip Harburg, and Johnny Mercer. Arlen’s songs give us a bluesy, lyrical, emotional, witty, irreverent, and distinctively American way of saying what was on our minds and in our hearts for nearly half a century.


Great Choral Traditions

May 31, 2009 - 2 pm

For sixty years the Rochester Oratorio Society has been Rochester’s premier large concert chorus. Eric Townell leads the chorus as they perform for WXXI Voices.