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Coming up on Connections: Thursday, February 22

Feb 22, 2018

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First hour: Debating modern feminism

Second hour: How should reporters approach interview subjects who won't acknowledge facts?

Critics of modern feminism have alleged that feminists want to blur inherent differences between men and women. Andrew Sullivan writes, "All differences between the sexes, we are now informed, are a function of the age-old oppression of women by men." That's just one example of the roiling debate about what is inherent, versus what is taught. Our panelists will discuss it. In studio:

  • Lauren Hall, assistant professor of political science at RIT
  • Barbara LeSavoy, director of the women and gender studies program at the College at Brockport

CNN reported on voters who unknowingly hosted campaign events sponsored by Russians. One woman in Florida did not believe the FBI's evidence, and told off CNN on camera. That encounter has gone viral, prompting several questions. Among them: did the reporter harass the woman? Could the reporter have approached that encounter differently? How can we break through when so many of us are determined never to change our minds? Our guests:

  • Dave Andreatta, columnist for the Democrat & Chronicle
  • Casey Clark, news director for WHEC-TV
  • Andrea Hickerson, director of the school of communication at RIT