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Coming up on Connections: Friday, January 19

Jan 19, 2018

First hour: What's next for Rochester after the failed Amazon proposal?

Second hour: Challenges faced by women in comedy

Rochester did not make the cut for Amazon's HQ2. The final 20 cities were revealed on Thursday. It's a disappointment for the team that put together Rochester's proposal, but they point out that all of the finalists were large-market areas. We'll discuss their bid, and the plan for economic revitalization now that the Amazon dream has died. Our guests:

  • Bob Duffy, CEO of the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce
  • Matt Hurlbutt, CEO of Greater Rochester Enterprise
  • Alex White, local activist, organizer, and small business founder

Then in our second hour, a recent article in (585) Magazine aimed to cover the Rochester comedy landscape. The article was bolstered by many photos, and yet it featured almost entirely men. Why? Women in comedy responded, saying this is rather typical of how women tend to be dismissed in this field. We'll discuss women in comedy, and the challenges they can face. In studio:

  • Kelsey Claire Hagen, comedian
  • LaCarla Carter, comedian
  • Sarah Benson, comedian
  • Jane Milliman, editor-in-chief of (585) Magazine