politics

GOP sues to keep Democrats off Working Families line

Republican Party operatives in Monroe County have sued to prevent 37 Democratic candidates for various offices from appearing on a second ballot line...
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Fri, 04/09/2021 - 12:40pm
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Connections: Candidates for Rochester City Council, part 1

We talk with candidates for Rochester City Council. Nearly 20 candidates have signed petitions to run for five open at-large seats. We aim to talk with...
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Wed, 03/31/2021 - 12:53pm
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Connections: Discussing the decline of democracy across the globe

Two University of Rochester professors are leading a series of online seminars about the decline of democracy across the globe. Professors Gretchen...
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Wed, 03/10/2021 - 9:25am
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Connections: Can "citizen panels" create more common ground on divisive issues?

A local organization called Civic Genius is hosting panels aimed at dismantling polarization. The organizers say the conversations neighbors and elected...
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Thu, 03/04/2021 - 10:34am
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Connections: Ken Rudin, "The Political Junkie"

We're joined by Ken Rudin, long known as "The Political Junkie" to public radio audiences. Rudin discusses the tumultuous state of U.S. politics,...
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Mon, 02/01/2021 - 10:08am
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Connections: Discussing how President Biden's stimulus plan could impact people with disabilities

One aspect of President Biden's $1.9 trillion stimulus plan is focused on helping people with disabilities. If passed, the American Rescue Plan would...
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Tue, 01/26/2021 - 10:03am
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Connections: Reactions to Governor Cuomo's 2021 state budget address

We hear reaction to Governor Cuomo's 2021 state budget address from our guests: Assemblymember Jen Lunsford , District 135 Karen DeWitt , Capitol Bureau...
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Tue, 01/19/2021 - 9:23am
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Joe Morelle Jr. announces bid for Irondequoit supervisor seat

Joe Morelle Jr., the son of House Rep. Joe Morelle, has announced his intention to run for Irondequoit supervisor. The Democrat’s declaration comes just...
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Wed, 01/13/2021 - 11:39am
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Connections: Discussing Wednesday's events at the U.S. Capitol

We discuss the extraordinary and horrific events that unfolded in Washington, D.C. Wednesday. We're joined by people who have worked in the U.S. Capitol...
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Thu, 01/07/2021 - 9:17am
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Connections: Discussing the impact of the Georgia Senate runoff elections

We discuss the results of the Georgia Senate runoff elections and the impact they will have on the U.S. Senate. Democrat Raphael Warnock, an Atlanta...
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Wed, 01/06/2021 - 9:50am
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