Poetry for Peace, Commemorating WWI

During the Spring of 2017, the Rochester Oratorio Society (ROS) and the Humanities Center at the University of Rochester came together in a collaborative initiative called Poetry for Peace, that commemorated the United States’ Centennial Anniversary of its entry into … Continued

Turning the Fortunes of Rochester’s Third Ward: The 2017 Corn Hill Arts Festival

The 49th Annual Corn Hill Arts Festival is Rochester’s oldest residential arts festival, and I was fascinated to learn how it was so instrumental in helping turn the fortunes of Rochester’s beautiful Third Ward, now known as the Corn Hill. On this episode … Continued

Dr. Bill Valenti: Writing the Book on AIDS – Part 2

In Dr. Bill Valenti’s inspirational book AIDS: A Matter of Urgency, we travel back in time to the dawn of AIDS and AIDS treatment. In the timeline of the world, it’s an infinitesimal speck on the timeline: a mere 35 years. But for … Continued

Dr. Bill Valenti: Writing the Book on AIDS – Part 1

I always learn something from my guests on Conversations with Creatives, but every once in a while, a guest opens the door into a world I knew little of before. When Dr. William Valenti came on the show to discuss … Continued

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