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Coming up on Connections: Wednesday, January 10

Jan 10, 2018

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First hour: How regulations impact farmers and small businesses

Second hour: Dialogue on Disability: Adaptive sports

The New York Times recently published a piece describing the kinds of regulations under which farmers and small businesses work. It sparked conversations about which regulations are necessary and appropriate, and which create unnecessary burdens. We'll hear from local and regional farmers. Our guests:

  • Elizabeth Henderson, retired farmer and writer
  • Andy Fellenz, owner of Fellenz Family Farm
  • Peter Ten Eyck, owner of Indian Ladder Farms

Then in our second hour, our Dialogue on Disability Week continues with a conversation about adaptive sports. According to the CDC, nearly half of adults with disabilities ages 18 to 64 do not get aerobic physical activity. Local organizations are helping to change that by offering opportunities in adaptive sports. We'll hear the stories of local athletes in those programs. Our guests:

  • Michael Cocquyt, supervisor of SportsNet
  • Jen Truscott, alpine skier
  • David Grace, sled hockey athlete, who participates in many winter sports

Dialogue on Disability is a partnership between WXXI and Al Sigl Community of Agencies - in conjunction with the Herman and Margaret Schwartz Community Series. Dialogue on Disability is supported by the Fred L. Emerson Foundation with additional support from The Golisano Foundation.