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The Rochester Children's Theatre is giving a classic children's tale a new twist with "Sweet House" - a musical version of Hansel and Gretel.

WXXI's Innovation Trail hosted an hour-long discussion about energy and where it comes from - "Innovation Conversation: Following the Power Lines."

WXXI Capitol Bureau Correspondent Karen DeWitt reports talks are taking place behind the scenes on changes to New York's tax code that could result in the wealthy paying higher taxes.

Irish photographer Richard Mosse created a highly unusual look at remote parts of war-torn Congo by shooting his series Infra with recently discontinued Kodak infrared film.

Republican Presidential hopeful Herman Cain announced Saturday that he will no longer campaign for the party's nomination.

WXXI Capitol Bureau Correspondent Karen DeWitt reports Governor Cuomo and state lawmakers are considering a number of options, including a special session, and revamping the state's tax code as a means of generating more money for state coffers.

From the December 2, 2011 edition of Need to Know Rochester, an interview with Rochester Police Chief James Sheppard as he marks his first year in office.

WXXI's Innovation Trail reports from the encampments of Occupy protesters in Rochester, Buffalo and Albany as they prepare for winter weather and potential ouster by local governments.

PBS NewsHour's Paul Solman answers an unusual question form a viewer as part of this Making Sense segments on economy and business issues.

WXXI Innovation Trail reporter Zack Seward explains the state DEC is bowing to pressure from environmental groups in extending the public comment period on its draft hydrofracking regulations.

WXXI Capitol Bureau Correspondent Karen DeWitt reports on a statewide undercover operation that targeted gun shows on Long Island and at upstate sales, including ones in Hamburg, Alexander, Saratoga Springs, and Cobleskill.

WXXI's Innovation Trail and New York NOW are hosting a special question and answer session about hydrofracking with NY Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joe Martens.

In a special series, WXXI News Partner North Country Public Radio has reporter Brian Mann traveling in Ontario, talking about the very different impact of the recession north of the border.

WXXI Capitol Bureau Correspondent Karen DeWitt reports a think tank studied employment and other data and concluded that $31 billion a year was lost in the three year economic slump in New York State.

WXXI Innovation Trail reporter Daniel Robison looks at an unusual company inside a western New York business incubator: one that merges technology with historical materials.