WXXI AM News

Megan Mack

Connections Producer

Megan Mack the producer of Connections with Evan Dawson and Unleashed: The Pet Show. She joined the WXXI News team from WHEC-TV, where she produced newscasts and The Olympic Zone, and from the University of Rochester, where she served as an assistant director of public relations. Her background extends to television sports and entertainment, and to communications and social media management for non-profits.

Megan earned her B.S. in Television-Radio-Film from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, and her B.A. in Italian Language, Literature, and Culture from the College of Arts and Sciences at Syracuse University. She is also a graduate of The Second City’s Conservatory program.

Ways to Connect

Weekend Connections is a collection of some of the most noteworthy moments from the week on Connections with Evan Dawson. This episode includes conversations about:

  • Connecting environmental activism to racial and social justice;
  • How teachers should teach climate change;
  • Elevating fashion criticism to cultural criticism.

Weekend Connections is a collection of some of the most noteworthy moments from the week on Connections with Evan Dawson. This episode includes conversations about:

We continue our series of conversations with candidates for Rochester City Council’s at-large seats. There are 12 candidates, and we’re talking to all of them in groups of three. It's our chance to meet the candidates and ask how they would seek to improve the city -- poverty, economy, and much more. Our guests:

First hour: City Council candidates, part 2

Second hour: The value of historical reenactors

Weekend Connections is a collection of some of the most noteworthy moments from the week on Connections with Evan Dawson. This episode includes conversations about:

  • When New York State could operate with totally clean energy;
  • Trigger warnings and free speech on college campuses;
  • Reviving the traditional trades;
  • Living with Parkinson's disease.

Weekend Connections is a collection of some of the most noteworthy moments from the week on Connections with Evan Dawson. This episode includes conversations about:

  • Gentrification in Rochester's neighborhoods;
  • The future of marijuana in the United States;
  • How current generations can achieve a long-term future for Earth, with astrobiologist David Grinspoon;
  • Comedian Paula Poundstone's thoughts about Kim Kardashian's performance on "Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!" 

Weekend Connections is a collection of some of the most noteworthy moments from the week on Connections with Evan Dawson. This episode includes conversations about:

  • The Rochester Association of Black Journalists' "Rochester Legends;"
  • A local man's struggle with kidney disease, and his video series, "Cooking for Your Kidneys;"
  • Gay conversion therapy, and the new film, Fair Haven;
  • The discovery of the Trappist star system.

Weekend Connections is a collection of some of the most noteworthy moments from the week on Connections with Evan Dawson. This episode includes conversations about:

  • The Persian holiday Nowruz, and the latest travel ban from Donald Trump's administration;
  • The Raise the Age campaign;
  • Teaching the teachers at SUNY Geneseo;
  • The Fast Forward Film Festival;
  • Former WXXI host Bob Smith's life and legacy.

Weekend Connections is a collection of some of the most noteworthy moments from the week on Connections with Evan Dawson. This episode includes conversations about:

  • How the wealthiest Americans use their money, with author Chuck Collins;
  • International Women's Day, and how women of color suffer from unequal treatment in the criminal justice system;
  • The story of the Kichwa people of Sarayaku;
  • The deep emotions behind comedy.

Weekend Connections is a collection of some of the most noteworthy moments from the week on Connections with Evan Dawson. This episode includes conversations about:

  • Solidarity among the LGBTQ community, with the lead singer of MUNA;
  • The power grid and New York State's efforts to grow the share of renewable energy sources;
  • The book, Glass House, and the decline of a small manufacturing town;
  • Urban farms in Rochester.

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