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Coming up on Connections: Monday, November 20th

Nov 20, 2017

First hour: What could derail theĀ #MeToo movement?

Second hour: Homelessness as a death sentence

As more women across the country feel empowered to share their experiences of being sexual harassed or sexually assaulted -- often in the workplace -- some people are asking the question, "What could detail the #MeToo movement?" A piece in the Daily Beast addresses that and offers a warning. We'll discuss it with our guests:

  • Vanessa Cheeks, reporter for Open Mic Roc
  • Erin-Kate Howard, co-founder of Lady Parts Theatre Company
  • Kelsey Claire Hagen, comedian

Then in our second hour, new research shows that the average life expectancy of homeless men and women in Rochester is more than two decades shorter than that of men and women who are not homeless. There's also a significant difference in the life expectancy of homeless men versus homeless women. Harry Murray is the Nazareth College professor who did the research using data from the House of Mercy. He published his findings in a new report called "Homelessness as Death Sentence." We'll discuss the data and we'll talk about ways to help homeless people in our community. In studio:

  • Harry Murray, professor of sociology at Nazareth College
  • Sister Grace Miller, founder of the House of Mercy