WXXI Program Pressroom

May 2022 Program Highlights:

Friday, May 20, 2022 - 9:00pm

Rochester, NY – Recorded summer 2021 at The Public Theater’s beloved Free Shakespeare in the Park, Great Performances presents playwright Jocelyn Bioh’s critically acclaimed adaptation of Shakespeare’s comedic spinoff The Merry Wives of Windsor. Starring Jacob Ming-Trent as Falstaff, Pascale Armand as Madam Ekua Page and Susan K

Thursday, May 5, 2022 - 3:00pm

Rochester, NY – Cinco de Mayo, which celebrates the anniversary of the Battle of Puebla, where the Mexican army defeated the French forces of Napoleon the Third, remains a day that acknowledges Mexican heritage in the United States. In Cinco de Mayo: Viva ¡México!, airing Thursday, May 5, 2022 at 3 p.m.

Sunday, May 15, 2022 - 9:00pm

Rochester, NY – Spotlight on Youth Mental Health During COVID, airing Sunday, May 15, 2022 at 9 p.m. on AM 1370/FM 107.5, looks at the mental health experiences of young people during the COVID-19 pandemic. It explores the extent of the crisis and considers how schools and the systems of care available to young people can improve.