From the President

 

WXXI celebrates spring with a host of special events in April

We recently had the pleasure of hosting in Rochester PBS Nature executive producer Fred Kaufman and Emmy award-winning filmmaker Ann Johnson Prum for a visit in anticipation of their three-part series Nature: America Spring LIVE, which premieres at the end of this month. They joined Evan Dawson on Connection (which you can listen to by clicking here) s, attended a reception at The Strong Museum of Play, and hosted a special screening and discussion at the Little Theatre. Grants from the National Science Foundation and Ann Ray Foundation, as well as local support from our friends at Cobblestone Capital Advisors, made these March events possible and will continue this month with a Family Fishing event at Powder Mills Park on April 13, WXXI Kids’ Nature Fest at Seneca Park on April 27, and a digital Nature Challenge. To learn more about these events and other activities and how you can take part, please visit WXXI.org/citizenscience.

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Federal Budget Update

It’s just the beginning of the budget process, but we have some good news to share about federal funding for public media. The key House Subcommittee with jurisdiction over our budget recommended level funding of $445 million for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting's (CPB) in the FY 2018 Appropriations Bill.

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Calling all BBQ lovers!

Have you heard that we're bringing public television grilling guru Steven Raichlen to Rochester in August?

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The Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival kicks off June 23rd

Are you ready for Gibb Street to turn into "Jazz Street" for nine days? It's a great time of year – one of our favorite musical festivals. Last year WXXI-TV taped nine Jazz Fest performances at The Rochester Club, and you can watch those performances throughout the month – Saturdays at 4 p.m. on WXXI-TV. Click here for the schedule.

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Let there be re-light!

The newly renovated Little Theatre marquee reclaims its place as one of Rochester’s visual landmarks on Monday, June 12, and we'll be celebrating that evening with a Marquee Relighting Block Party. We hope you can join us for this street celebration, beginning at 6:30 p.m. just outside The Little (240 East Ave.). The relighting presentation begins at 8:30 p.m. 

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