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

First hour: Trends in young adult literature

Second hour: Local authors who write young adult literature

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:

  • Showing support for the LGBTQ community after the Orlando mass shooting;
  • Why Islam views homosexuality as sinful;
  • Elder abuse and "chemical restraints;"
  • The debate over using Indian names and imagery in sports mascots;
  • The Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival.

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:

  • Efforts to desegregate schools with civil rights icon Sylvia Mendez;
  • The Stanford rape case and inequalities in the justice system;
  • The effects of the California drought;
  • Proposals to build a casino in Downtown Rochester;
  • Don Alhart's 50 years in broadcasting and his memories of the late Bill Peterson.

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 Police Department's Body Worn Camera Project;
  • Zombie properties in Irondequoit;
  • A proposed network of magnet schools aimed at increasing diversity in local schools;
  • Honor Flight Rochester;
  • The prospects of the Libertarian Party in the presidential election;
  • The WTF (Where's the Flux) Star.

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:

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:

  • Themes in Beyoncé's new album, Lemonade, and the experience of African American women;
  • The challenges of single motherhood;
  • The accessibility and benefits of taking a gap year;
  • Helping homeless veterans.

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:

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:

  • Comedian Larry Wilmore using a racial epithet when referring to President Obama at the White House Correspondents' Dinner;
  • The Christian Educators Association and whether expressions of faith should be allowed in public schools;
  • The effects of PTSD on veterans, and the Simpson Cup;
  • Climate change in the context of faith;
  • The Rochester food truck scene.

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 Flint water crisis with investigative journalist Curt Guyette;
  • The presidential race and paid family leave with billionaire entrepreneur and philanthropist Tom Golisano; 
  • The debate over shipping garbage from New York City to a landfill in the Finger Lakes;
  • Zombie properties in Rochester;
  • The Rochester Cocktail Revival.

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 philosophy of climate change with Noam Chomsky;
  • "I'm From Driftwood," a website that collections stories from the LGBTQ community; 
  • If "farm-to-table" claims are a myth;
  • Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren's controversial proposal to create a receivership district for the RCSD;
  • The New York State primary and the presidential race.

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