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Evan Dawson

Connections Host

Evan Dawson joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.

Evan is also the author of Summer in a Glass: The Coming Age of Winemaking in the Finger Lakes and is the managing editor/Finger Lakes editor for the New York Cork Report, a web site that offers independent news, reviews, and commentary about the New York wine industry.

He has written freelance articles on topics including politics, wine, travel, and Major League Baseball.

Ways to Connect

    

Every month we welcome a new panel of local researchers, doctors, and scientists to discuss a range of science-related issues. This month we welcome Dr. Wendi Heinzelman, Dr. Jody Manley, and Dr. Bob Beckman to discuss various topics including What's really in the water in West Virginia? and How could we donate part of our cell phones to science research?


More than 27,000 people around the world have signed up for the free online Beatles music class conducted by the University of Rochester’s Professor John Covach.

The class starts on February 9, which is the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' first appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show. The University of Rochester is hosting a number of free events surrounding the anniversary, culminating in the launch of the class.

Monday on Connections, we discussed the suicide of inventor Dr. Essay Anne Vanderbilt and the ramifications for the transgender community.

ESPN’s Grantland.com ran a story about Dr. V earlier this month; she committed suicide after the ESPN writer uncovered her transgender status and said he would write about it.

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Connections starts at Noon on AM 1370 and streamed online by clicking the "Listen Live" button at the top of the page. Be part of the show by calling 585-263-WXXI (9994), or sending a message via FacebookTwitter, or email.

Connections starts at Noon on AM 1370 and streamed online by clicking the "Listen Live" button at the top of the page. Be part of the show by calling 585-263-WXXI (9994), or sending a message via FacebookTwitter, or email.

12 Noon: We'll discuss minimum wage: where is it headed? New York recently raised the minimum wage to $8/hr; federal Democrats want $10.10/hr with the wage linked to inflation.

We will have two guests in studio: State Senator Ted O’Brien, who favors an even more aggressive schedule in raising the minimum wage, and Kent Gardner, Chief Economist with the Center for Governmental Research, who will provide evidence that there are negative consequences linked to Senator O’Brien’s proposals. Gardner will also offer  alternative ways to impact workers near the poverty level.

1 p.m.: Dialogue on Disability week kicks off with a look at new hiring rules that are coming in 2015. What do employers need to know? How should businesses go about interviewing job candidates who are blind, deaf, or have other limitations? How can job applicants with such limitations overcome the stigmas that abound?

We will have two guests in studio: Marie MacGregor, director of human resources for Rochester Rehabilitation, and Sara Taylor, director of employment services at Rochester Rehabilitation. 

Connections starts at Noon on AM 1370 and streamed online by clicking the "Listen Live" button at the top of the page. Be part of the show by calling 585-263-WXXI (9994), or sending a message via FacebookTwitter, or email.

12 Noon: Assembly Majority Leader Joe Morelle in studio, talking about all the hot state issues: corporate income taxes, the upcoming budget, medical marijuana, etc.

1 p.m.: Discussion on medical marijuana.

(Schedule/guests may subject to change) 

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Connections starts at Noon on AM 1370 and streamed online by clicking the "Listen Live" button at the top of the page. Be part of the show by calling 585-263-WXXI (9994), or sending a message via FacebookTwitter, or email.

Noon: Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter David Cay Johnston and Unshackle Upstate Executive Director Brian Sampson will discuss the governor’s proposals surrounding the corporate income tax rate, estate tax, renter’s exemption, and the general success (or not) of subsidizing big business in order to create jobs.

1 p.m.: John Vito, former local business owner who nearly died from renal failure tells us how he ended up with a $75,000 hospital bill and no insurance, but got covered, what he’s doing now, and what lessons he’s learned for entrepreneurs and small business owners. 

Connections starts at Noon on AM 1370 and streamed online by clicking the "Listen Live" button at the top of the page. Be part of the show by calling 585-263-WXXI (9994), or sending a message via Facebook, Twitter, or email.

First Hour: Filmmaker Ken Burns

Second Hour: State of the State address preview, with live coverage of the address beginning at 1:30 p.m. 

Town of Greece

Connections starts at Noon on AM 1370 and streamed online by clicking the "Listen Live" button at the top of the page. Be part of the show by calling 585-263-WXXI (9994), or sending a message via Facebook, Twitter, or email.

First hour: 13WHAM Meteorologist Glenn Johnson to discuss the history of Rochester blizzards, and Greece Police Chief Todd Baxter.

Second Hour: The power of placebo and a look at the newest acupuncture study with local acupuncturist Deeanne Bevin and Dr. Francisco Tausk of URMC.

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