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Coming up on Connections: Friday, April 20

Apr 20, 2018

First hour: W.J.T. Mitchell on "American Psychosis: Trumpism and the Nightmare of History"

Second hour: Rochester Music Hall of Fame, Class of 2018 

W.J.T. Mitchell is a writer and a professor of English and art history at the University of Chicago. He’s in Rochester as a guest of the University of Rochester, discussing his piece, "American Psychosis: Trumpism and the Nightmare of History.” He’ll join us to share his perspective on the age of Trump in the context of capitalism and democracy. He’ll also discuss the power of imagery and the messages images can send. 

Then in our second hour, the Rochester Music Hall of Fame is inducting its 2018 class. We’ll talk to three of the inductees — some of the greatest musicians of all time. They’ll discuss their process, their time working with fellow greats in music, and what it means to them to be in the Rochester Music Hall of Fame. In studio:

  • Steve Gadd, drummer of choice of Paul Simon, James Taylor, and Eric Clapton
  • Tony Levin, bassist for Peter Gabriel and King Crimson
  • John Beck, professor emeritus at the Eastman School of Music
  • Tracy Kroft, vice president-elect of the Rochester Music Hall of Fame