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Coming up on Connections: Thursday, September 21st

Sep 21, 2017

Credit THE SMITH CENTER FOR THE ARTS

First hour: Celebrating new inductees to the National Women's Hall of Fame

Second hour: Revitalizing the music scene in the Finger Lakes

We're broadcasting from WEOS, Finger Lakes Public Radio in Geneva today. 

In our first hour, we talk to the co-presidents of the National Women's Hall of Fame in Seneca Falls. On September 16, ten new women were inducted into the Hall. We'll hear about their achievements, the induction process, and the Hall's goal to renovate the historic former Seneca Knitting Mill as its new home. Our guests:

  • Betty Bayer, co-president of the National Women's Hall of Fame
  • Eileen Hartmann, co-president of the National Women's Hall of Fame

Then in our second hour, we talk about efforts to revitalize the music scene in downtown Geneva. The Smith Center for the Arts recently brought in a new director and she has big plans for the performing arts venue. We'll talk to Susie Monagan about her vision. We'll also hear from the owner and the musical director of FLX Live, a music bar in downtown Geneva that's bringing new life to the scene. Our guests:

  • Susie Monagan, director of the Smith Center for the Arts
  • Ian Pattison, owner of FLX Live
  • Matthew Elkin, music director and talent buyer for FLX Live