Government Jobs: Unlocking the Civil Service Exam – Free Workshop

Don’t let a test keep you away from a career!

You have the skills to get a great job in local government with great pay and great benefits.  Join us to learn everything you need to know about applying for a government job, including interviewing, test taking techniques, resume writing and how to prepare for a Civil Service Exam.

Date:   Saturday, June 13, 2015

Location:  R.E.O.C. – Rochester Educational Opportunity Center

161 Chestnut Street

Time:     9am


Download the registration form: Workshop Registration Form


Registration form must be received in the WDKX offices – 683 East Main Street

Deadline:  June 10th

Health Beats: BBQ Season



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Hello Rochester, this is Nurse Bowick. Have we got something to talk about? Oh Yeah! After a long harsh winter summer weather is finally here. In the coming days many of us will be firing up our barbeque grills for Memorial Day cook outs. Though we welcome the warmer weather it provides a perfect environment for bacteria and germs to multiply and cause food borne illness. Listed below are a few tips to ensure a healthy summer cook out.

1. Wash your hands!!!! Hand washing is the single most effective way to prevent the spread of infection.

If you are the BBQ man or woman, please wash your hands with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds before and after handling food.

2. Marinate food in the refrigerator, not on the counter. Don’t use sauce that was used to marinate raw meat or poultry on cooked food.

3. Keep your grill clean and free of wire bristles which can cause internal injuries.

4. Line the grill with foil and poke small holes in it so the fat can still drip off, but the amount of smoke that contains potential carcinogens coming back onto the meat is lower.

5. When taking foods off the grill, do not put cooked food items back on the same plate that held raw food.

6. Store beverages and food in different coolers. The beverage coolers are usually opened more frequently which could pose a health risk for food.

7. In hot weather (above 90 °F), food should never sit out for more than 1 hour.

8. Don’t forget to enjoy the day

Now I don’t want to rain on anybody’s barbecue, but I must advise you of the health risks associated with consuming meats cooked at high temperatures such and grilling, frying and broiling, especially eating that “burnt piece” we all love. The American Cancer Society reports that some research suggests that cooking meats at very high temperatures creates chemicals that may potentially increase cancer risks. I know it is difficult, but try to avoid or limit eating burned/charred foods by ½ your current consumption. Keep in mind that many of the chemicals that are created when meat is grilled are not formed during the grilling of vegetables or fruits. Pineapple on the grill is delicious.

Folks, Memorial Day is a time that we honor and remember deceased Veterans. Forget not to take a moment and reflect on how what you eat, drink and do impacts how you will be remembered. Were gonna talk about it Tuesday at 7:15am, on “Health Beats” with the wake up club on 103.9 WDKX.

Theresa Lou Bowick BSN, RN

Registered Professional Nurse

Doctor of Nursing Practice Student

Nail Salon Investigation

The places that become especially essential in the summer is currently under fire. Governor Cuomo has recently been disgusted with the nail salon businesses all over New York and has urged an immediate investigation.

According to the New York Times, a two-part investigation has brought attention to workers who are working with dangerous chemicals, working long hours and receiving very little wages. One report found that a nail salon was only offering $1.50 an hour for their employees.

According to reports, Cuomo will begin implementing plans in the nail salon work field. Being consistent in work policies, Cuomo is requiring salons to put up the employee’s work rights in many different languages.


- Sedria Thomas