Recent Stories

The cost of gerrymandering

In the past, state Senate redistricting in Upstate New York favored the Republican Party. Now, the loss of GOP control in the Senate will significantly reduce upstate’s influence.

On statues, history and ignorance

Is a statue always more than art? What is the relationship between a statue and a community’s evolving beliefs, values, and principles?

Rochester’s imperiled heritage

The Rochester Historical Society, home of artifacts that tell the community’s stories, is in danger of losing these treasures.

Simon’s STEM advantage

The newly revamped MBA curriculum at the UR graduate business school has received Program of the Year honors for offering a science, technology, engineering and math designation in every area of specialization.

Crucial connection

In his new book, “The Attachment Effect,” Rochester author and journalist Peter Lovenheim explores how the earliest bond impacts human relationships. He shares his findings, including the attachment styles of political leaders, with Beacon Publisher Alex Zapesochny. Listen to their conversation.

A story of survival

As writer, director and producer of the play “Whispering Inhibitions,” Victoria Visiko wants those who have suffered sexual abuse to find strength in her work.

Driven to make a difference

As a student in the Rochester city schools, Rachel Barnhart saw firsthand the “incredible waste of human potential” that resulted from poverty, crime and educational inequality. The journalist and political activist spoke with Beacon publisher Alex Zapesochny about journalism, politics and her motivation to hold government accountable. Listen to their conversation.

The cashless tolling ‘Catch-22’

Cashless tolling should save money for taxpayers over time and reduce traffic congestion on more heavily-traveled roads and bridges. But you need to play by the rules or risk owing big fines.

The cost of gerrymandering

In the past, state Senate redistricting in Upstate New York favored the Republican Party. Now, the loss of GOP control in the Senate will significantly reduce upstate’s influence.

On statues, history and ignorance

Is a statue always more than art? What is the relationship between a statue and a community’s evolving beliefs, values, and principles?

Simon’s STEM advantage

The newly revamped MBA curriculum at the UR graduate business school has received Program of the Year honors for offering a science, technology, engineering and math designation in every area of specialization.

Crucial connection

In his new book, “The Attachment Effect,” Rochester author and journalist Peter Lovenheim explores how the earliest bond impacts human relationships. He shares his findings, including the attachment styles of political leaders, with Beacon Publisher Alex Zapesochny. Listen to their conversation.

A story of survival

As writer, director and producer of the play “Whispering Inhibitions,” Victoria Visiko wants those who have suffered sexual abuse to find strength in her work.

Driven to make a difference

As a student in the Rochester city schools, Rachel Barnhart saw firsthand the “incredible waste of human potential” that resulted from poverty, crime and educational inequality. The journalist and political activist spoke with Beacon publisher Alex Zapesochny about journalism, politics and her motivation to hold government accountable. Listen to their conversation.