Coming up on Connections: Tuesday, January 2

Jan 2, 2018


First hour: The future of CHIPĀ 

Second hour: Finding a balance between all modes of transportation

What is going on with CHIP? The Children's Health Insurance Program has been widely discussed as a potential victim of budget cuts in Washington. What exactly is CHIP, and whom does it serve? What kind of impact should we expect if the program is cut? The Washington Post and NPR have tried to lay out the particulars, dispel myths, and explain what kind of timeline the program is on. Meanwhile, celebrities like Jimmy Kimmel have taken up the cause, saying that millions of special-needs children are at risk. We'll break it down with our guests:

  • Dr. Elizabeth Murray, pediatrician at Golisano Children's Hospital
  • Dr. Steve Cook, pediatrician at Golisano Children's Hospital

Are urbanists trying to push cars out of American cities? A recent piece in The Urban Phoenix, which was created by a Rochesterian, argues that cars will always be king in this country, but we need to strike a much better balance. The piece was hailed by urbanists and mocked by some who saw it as an attack on the automobile. So what does a balanced mode of transportation truly look like, and are we close to achieving it? Our guests:

  • Arian Horbovetz, creator of The Urban Phoenix
  • Howard Decker, board member for the Community Design Center Rochester