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

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First hour: Previewing the summer camp season

Second hour: The craft of writing and creative ways to overcome writer's block

We continue our series of conversations with candidates for Rochester City Council. 12 candidates from a cross section of our community are vying for five at-large seats.

We discuss why they're running, their ideas for improving our city, and their vision for Rochester's future. Our guests:

What can we learn about the current state of race relations in this country by studying slavery and the Civil Rights movement? A group of 35 people connected with Spiritus Christi Church visited a number of historic sites in southern cities to learn about the impact of racism in the criminal justice system, the political system, and the economic system. They returned to Rochester with the goal of using this new knowledge to improve race relations in our community.

We discuss their trip, what they learned, and how they plan to work with city leaders. In studio:

  • Reverend Myra Brown, associate pastor at Spiritus Christi Church, and an anti-racism trainer
  • Lorinda Parks, physician at Jordan Health and member of Spiritus Christi Church
  • Steve Heveron-Smith, entrepreneur and business consultant, and a member of Spiritus Christi Church
  • Melissa Parrish, community educator and social worker, and a member of Spiritus Christi Church

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First hour: Spiritus Christi Race Convoy

Second hour: Candidates for Rochester City Council, part 4

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 March for Science;
  • Heroin addiction and recovery;
  • Teaching in the Rochester City School District, with mayoral candidate Lori Thomas;
  • Reforming the foster care 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:

  • 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.

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