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Connections: Previewing the return of PBS' Home Fires

Mar 17, 2017

We preview the return of the PBS show, Home Fires, with a discussion about how World War II impacted families and individual communities. We listen to some music from the time, hear about local history, and a World War II veteran shares his story. Our guests:

  • Peter DuPre, World War II veteran
  • Dr. Carolyn Vacca, Monroe County historian and associate professor and chair of the History Department at St. John Fisher College
  • Michael Lasser, host of WXXI’s “Fascinatin’ Rhythm”
  • Danielle Abramson Swartz, WXXI's director of station events and special projects