Week of June 25 - 29, 2012

Weekdays 12pm-2pm

Here's the rundown for this week's guests

Monday 6/25

Hr. 1

Victor Saunders, director of the City of Rochester’s Pathways to Peace program

Hr. 2

Rochester Teachers Association President Dr. Adam Urbanski discusses recent state policy changes and the end of another school year


Tuesday 6/26

Hr. 1

Let’s eat. We talk with the editor of RochesterFoodNet.com, Adam Wilcox

Hr. 2

MCC business professor and personal investment expert Joe Marchese


Wednesday 6/27

Hr. 1

A conversation with Rabbi Brad Hirschfield, author of works on interfaith reconciliation (prerecorded)

Hr. 2

A special Innovation Conversation program on how our upstate region can succeed in the future, with Tom Kucharski of Buffalo Niagara Enterprise, RIT business incubation specialist Bill Jones and Syracuse University’s Marilyn Higgins


Thursday 6/28

Hr. 1

Could they be the next Barenaked Ladies? Canadian group “The Sadies” join us live on the line in advance of their weekend appearance at the Rochester International Jazz Festival

Hr. 2

Dr. Laurence Jacobs of the U of R discusses the health care reform case before the Supreme Court—and why he thinks an even more sweeping reform than President Obama’s program may be needed


Friday 6/29


The Town of Perinton is turning 200 years old this weekend and town historian Jean Keplinger will join us to discuss the observation, and the town’s last two centuries of growth and change

Hr. 2

Filmmaker James Coleman, Jr., known professionally as “Huey”, discusses the upcoming screening of his documentary on jazz legend and NPR host Marian McPartland, which will be seen Saturday at the Little Theater as part of the Rochester International Jazz Festival


All programs originate live in our studios unless otherwise indicated. Schedules are subject to change in response to breaking news. Pre-recorded programming may be replaced with live content on short notice.




Innovation and regional economic development

I spent 16 years working for internet technology start-ups along the East Coast - from greater NYC area to Boston. What universities such as MIT do so well is foster incubation and they've been doing it for 50 years. It isn't a question of more smart people gravitating to more alluring destinations it is the cultivation of brain trust and nurturing it, leveraging successes to attract more talent and investment. The Scottish people suffer the same issue as the Western New York region - an unwillingness to seem braggart. (Scotland btw produces the highest per capita mobile app development in the world but no one knows this.) DT Cleveland is becoming "cool" and youner people are streaming into the city revitalizing it, there's no reason that Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse shouldn't enjoy the same dynamic.