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Connections Summer Book Week

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The week of July 20-23, will be Connections Summer Week, and we’re encouraging you to be a part of it.

Special host Scott Fybush has put together your reading list, and is encouraging you to sit back, read the books on the list, and join him for conversations with the authors during the week. Be sure to borrow these titles at your local library, or purchase from your local bookstore.

Here’s the Connections Summer Book Week reading list:

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By Sara Solovitch

Continuing the discussion around heroin as part of our Heroin at Home series, we learn about the science and the dangers of heroin, and what we can do about it. We'll have sound clips from Jim Wesley, supervisor of the chemistry section of the Monroe County Public Safety Laboratory and more info from our panel:

  • Olinda Ford, associate director of the harm reduction initiative at Trillium Health
  • Dr. Timothy Wiegand, professor of emergency medicine, University of Rochester Medical Center
  • Elizabeth Burek, Rochester Drug Treatment Court

As part of our month-long series Heroin at Home, Michelle Faust joins Evan Dawson to talk about the beginnings of the recent heroin epidemic that is plaguing Rochester. Our guests:

Sam Quinones, author of Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic

Ben Allen, reporter at WITF

Coming up on Connections: Monday, July 6th

17 hours ago

First hour: The roots of the heroin epidemic

Second hour: The science of heroin and what we can do about it

It's summer festival season in Rochester, and we focus on a few festival with a arts twist. In this edition of Connections, we focus on the Corn Hill Arts Festival, the Waterfront Art Festival, and the Summer Carillon Concert Series.

Readers of Eat, Pray, Love are asking questions after author Elizabeth Gilbert admitted to being a ‘seduction addict’ in a column she penned for the New York Times. In the column, Gilbert admitted that while married she would seduce a man and while her marriage would be collapsing, she would also be breaking up with the man that was causing her divorce.

Loyal readers of her massive hit book wonder if Gilbert manipulated her memoir for the sake of increasing sales. Similar to a previous show about photos, is it ok to alter events in a memoir? We brought on authors who have written, or are in the process of writing, a memoir to discuss:

Some may say we don’t need feminism, because equality is here, but recent events say otherwise. Take for example that – finally – a woman will grace the front of U.S. currency, but it won’t be the $20 bill. Another example came this week, when a Brazilian soccer official stated his reasoning for an increase interest in the Women’s World Cup: “…the shorts are a bit shorter, the hair styles are more done up. It’s not a woman dressed as a man.”

We discuss these recent events and why the fight for equality is still ongoing with our panel:

  • Deborah Hughes, executive director of the Susan B. Anthony House
  • Barbara LeSavoy, director and assistant professor of Women and Gender Studies at SUNY Brockport
  • Haley Johnson, graduate student

The recent legislative session has closed in Albany and we bring in Assembly Majority Leader Joe Morelle (D) to reflect on the session.

When is it okay for a photojournalist to manipulate a photograph, and how? A new exhibit shows dozens of famous photographs that were altered before publication. We'll talk to veterans in the field about whether they edit, and how they decide what's appropriate. Our guests:

Max Schulte, Democrat & Chronicle Lead Photographer
William Snyder, award-winning photojournalist and RIT professor
Loret Steinberg, RIT professor of photojournalism ethics

Coming up on Connections: Wednesday, July 1st

Jun 30, 2015
Democrat & Chronicle

First hour: Ethics in photojournalism

Second hour: Assembly Majority Leader Joe Morelle