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Coming up on Connections: Tuesday, June 19

Jun 19, 2018

First hour: Domestic violence survivor Sabrina Brown

Second hour: Previewing the 2018 Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival

In her book, “I Married a Sociopath,” writer and epidemiologist Sabrina Brown details decades of physical, verbal, and financial abuse by her ex-husband. Brown began blogging about being a domestic violence survivor in 2012 as a way to spark conversations about intimate partner violence, which often isn’t reported or acknowledged. Brown is in Rochester as the keynote speaker for RESTORE Sexual Assault Service’s first-ever regional conference, but first, she joins us on Connections to share her story and to discuss how to help victims of domestic violence. Our guests:

  • Sabrina Brown, associate professor of epidemiology at the University of Kentucky, and author of “I Married a Sociopath”
  • Lauren Berger, outreach and education specialist for RESTORE

Then in our second hour, it’s a preview of this year’s Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival. We’ll discuss this year’s lineup with festival co-founder, producer, and artistic director John Nugent, along with longtime arts and cultural reporter Jeff Spevak. We’ll also hear from English singer Gwyneth Herbert, who returns to Rochester and the festival for a third time. We’ll talk to her about her music, her career, and what’s new on the jazz scene. Our guests:

  • Jeff Spevak, longtime Rochester arts and culture reporter
  • John Nugent, co-founder, producer, and artistic director of the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival
  • Glenn Tilley, audio producer and member of the production team for the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival
  • Gwyneth Herbert, singer and musician