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Black, armed, and aware
This week on Ear Shot: Across the country, more people are buying guns and joining gun groups, with the biggest jump among African Americans. Plus: A hidden history is buried just beneath the surface at Highland Park.
Not enough vets is bad news for pets
This week on Ear Shot: A nationwide shortage of veterinarians means some pets can’t get the care they need. Plus: Child care providers are struggling to keep masks on toddlers.
Music program sends a message: 'It's never too late'
This week on Ear Shot: A cohort of older adult musicians reunite after a year and a half of virtual rehearsals. Plus: Tucked away in the City of Rochester is one of North America’s oldest forests. And the iconic voice behind Ol’ Man River -- William Warfield -- is honored with a statue in his hometown.
One person's trash is someone else's 'riches'
This week on Ear Shot: A fifth of everything we throw in the trash is food waste. But what if we recycled that back into the ground instead? Plus, Joywave is putting on a Rochester Fringe Festival show this weekend, but lead singer Daniel Armbruster says during the pandemic, music was far from people’s minds.
Why aren't we curing sickle cell anemia?
This week on Ear Shot: Some physicians and patients believe racism is a factor in the historical underfunding of sickle cell disease research and treatment. Plus, Fringe Fest is in full swing! CITY's Rebecca Rafferty and Daniel Kushner join WXXI's Jeff Spevak and Veronica Volk to talk about the festival.
How to teach 9/11 to a new generation
This week on Ear Shot: It's been 20 years since the Sept. 11 attacks, and a lot has changed, including the way it's taught in schools. Plus: Some of the people closest to the attacks were ironworkers from the Akwesasne Mohawk reservation. And, we talk to the creator behind Aspie Works about his company and a production that he says changed his life.