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Coming up on Connections: Thursday, April 26

Apr 26, 2018

First hour: Discussing incidents of racial profiling

Second hour: Rochester Cocktail Revival 2018

When police arrested two black men for not ordering a drink at Starbucks, it sparked discussions across the country about bias and discrimination. At Connections, we've heard from many people of color who explain that the Starbucks arrests are not new or unusual. This hour, we'll have a discussion about how common this type of incident is, and the damage it does. Our guests:

  • Calvin Eaton, founder and executive director of 540WMain Community Learning Academy
  • Shawanda McGee, program coordinator for Teen Empowerment
  • Kiara Johnson, youth organizer for Teen Empowerment

The Rochester Cocktail Revival is getting ready for another big week. This year, there's a special emphasis on women in the industry: diversity in the workforce, the industry's culture, and the way women are treated behind the bar. Our panelists will discuss these issues, along with the current trends in the cocktail world. Our guests:

  • Chuck Cerankosky, founder of the Rochester Cocktail Revival, co-owner and beverage director of Good Luck and Cure, and co-founder of Boomtown Table
  • Evvy Fanning, owner of Cheshire
  • Cat Archer, bartender at Radio Social and coordinator for the Eastman "Drinking in Color" event
  • Jason Wilson, author of Boozehound: On the Trail of the Rate, the Obscure, and the Overrated in Spirits