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Coming up on Connections: Tuesday, February 14th

Feb 14, 2017

First hour: The president green lights two pipeline projects

Second hour: Rochester's status as a Sanctuary City

President Trump has given the green light for two major pipeline projects: Keystone and the Dakota Access Pipeline. At the White House, Trump said he hasn't heard one complaint or received one dissenting phone call. Our guests will discuss the challenge of protesting a project when the president claims their voices don't exist. In studio:

  • Michael Galban, curator and historian at the Seneca Art & Culture Center at Ganondagan
  • Sue Hughes Smith, co-leader of the Rochester People's Climate Coalition
  • Ben Miller-Jacobson, visited Standing Rock

In our second hour: What is a Sanctuary City? Next week, Rochester City Council will take up legislation related to Rochester's status as a "Sanctuary City." But what, exactly, does that mean? We'll explore the impact for refugees, and the possible impact related to federal funding and support. Our guests:

  • Jackie Ortiz, member of Rochester City Council
  • KaeLyn Rich, director of the Genesee Valley Chapter of NYCLU
  • Carly Fox, senior worker rights advocate at the Worker Justice Center of NY
  • Brian Curran, corporation counsel for the City of Rochester