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Connections: Should the City of Rochester change its name?

The Democrat and Chronicle's Justin Murphy wrote a detailed story about the history of the founders of Rochester and surrounding towns. As Murphy...
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Fri, 07/24/2020 - 10:17am
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Remembering David Hochstein

The Hochstein School is named for musician David Hochstein, whose legacy continues to live on more than a century after his death. This musically...
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Sun, 05/24/2020 - 9:17am
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Park Ave. neighborhood gets historic designation

The Park Avenue area in Rochester is historic and now it has a federal designation to back that up. Officials with the Landmark Society of Western New...
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Thu, 02/27/2020 - 12:41pm
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Connections: Author Sarah Burns on her book, "The Politics of War Powers"

We're joined by RIT professor Sarah Burns, who has written a new book called "The Politics of War Powers." She argues that the U.S. Constitution creates...
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Tue, 01/14/2020 - 9:57am
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Connections: Scholar Robert May on his book, "Yuletide in Dixie"

Civil War-era scholar Robert May is back in Western New York – this time, to discuss reality versus fables about how enslaved people were treated during...
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Tue, 11/12/2019 - 10:17am
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Connections: Nate DiMeo, host of "The Memory Palace"

We sit down with one of the most innovative podcasters in the country. Nate DiMeo launched his podcast called "The Memory Palace" back in 2008, before...
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Wed, 07/03/2019 - 10:47am
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Connections: Discussing the controversy surrounding racist place names

Should place names that are racist or offensive be changed? WXXI reporter and producer Veronica Volk traveled to places throughout the Greater Rochester...
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Thu, 06/06/2019 - 10:43am
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Connections: Discussing "Hamilton," and the value and drawbacks of historical fiction

Hamilton just wrapped up a sold-out run in Rochester. This hour, we dig into the history on which the show is built. Essentially, we're asking whether...
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Thu, 05/16/2019 - 11:07am
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Connections: Understanding the history and cultural significance of Notre Dame

As the world watches France attempt to rebuild Notre Dame, experts tell us that there are historical parallels. Katherine Clark Walter, from the College...
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Thu, 04/18/2019 - 12:24pm
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Connections: Medievalist David Wallace on the history of race

White supremacist groups often point to medievalism and the Middle Ages in an attempt to justify their prejudices. They say during that time in history,...
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Wed, 04/10/2019 - 10:53am
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